India crush Sri Lanka in second Test

India crush Sri Lanka in second Test

India crush Sri Lanka in second Test by an innings & 239 runs:

Ashwin grabbed four wickets to make a new record as India beat Sri Lanka in second Test match to go one up in the Test series. India achieved this feat after restricting Sri Lanka to 166-10 in second innings & won the Test match comprehensively by an innings & 239 runs.

Ashwin achieve fastest 300 wickets in 50 Tests
Ashwin achieved fastest 300 wickets in just 50 Tests

Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach 300 Test wickets surpassing Australia Dennis Lillee.

Sri Lanka were 21-1 at stumps day 3 & they collapsed to 166-10 on day 4. India now lead the Test series 1-0.

Captain Chandimal played a fine innings as he struck 61 but rest of the team could not make resistance against India bowling. Ashwin finished with match figures of 8-130.

Ashwin removed Gamage for nought to enter his name in record books. He achieved quickest 300 wickets in 50 Test matches.

The rest of the bowlers Jadeja, Yadav & Ishant shared two wickets each.

Jadeja removed Karunaratne early for 18. He was caught at short leg by Murali Vijay.

Yadav dismissed Thirimanne for 23. He played a loose hit way outside off stump & Jadeja took an easy catch.

It was India skipper Kohli who completed his fifth double ton in Test cricket. India declared their innings on 610-6 in reply to Sri Lanka first inning total of 205. India got the first innings lead of 405 runs.

India skipper smashed 213 off just 267 deliveries. He entered into big partnerships with Pujara & Rohit to pulverize the Sri Lanka bowling.

The other India batsmen who entered three figures include Pujara 143, Rohit Sharma 102* & Vijay 128.

Sri Lanka wasted the benefit of winning the toss & batting first as they were restricted to 205-10 & 166-10 in first & second innings.
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