- Not giving wickets to Rangana Herath
Last time, India played at Galle the main threat was named the man of the match. He took 7 wickets in the second innings to help Sri Lanka win the match. This time around, the Indian batsmen played Herath with confidence and put pressure on him. In the first innings, the captain bowled 40 overs giving away 159 runs and took only 1 wicket at a run rate of 3.97 runs per over, also in the second innings he went for 3.77 runs per over without taking a wicket. They played Hearth coming down the track and made sure that they played the other bowlers with ease.