IND vs SL 3rd Test, Day 3 – India Historic Win, the 3rd Test Won by an Innings and 171 Runs
In the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team has done a clean sweep by defeating Sri Lanka in the 3rd match of the 3 match series. This is the first time that Team India has clean sweep in the Test series in Sri Lanka. The previous test was played at Kandy’s Pallakal and India scored just one innings and 171 runs on the 3rd day. In the 2nd innings Ravichandran Ashwin top-scored with four wickets. Ashwin gave the win to Lahiru Kumara by making clean bowled. Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings ended on 181 runs in 74.3 overs.
Before, Ashwin finished Angelo Mathews lbw to the sixth blow to Sri Lanka. Mathews was dismissed by 35 runs, at that time Sri Lanka’s score was 118. before, Kuldeep Yadav had complete his side to victory with captain Dinesh Chandimal. Chandimal was caught by Cheteshwar Pujara for 36 runs. In this way Sri Lanka were the 5th shock to 104 runs. This was the 1st wicket of Kuldeep in this innings. Before, Chandimal and Angelo Mathews had a partnership of 65 runs. After losing four wickets on 39 runs, the score was 82/4 in Sri Lanka’s lunch break. The 4th wicket of the team was dropped at 39 runs. Kusal Mendis was dismissed by 12 runs. previous, Malinda Pushpakumar was also dismissed on 1, Shami bowled out. Sri Lanka’s first wicket in the third day was dropped as Karunaratne (16).
India Won 3rd Tests in a Series 50 Years Later
In 1967, Team India went on a tour of New Zealand, where it won 3-1 on the 4 Test series. Now 50 years later, Team India has once again made a winning attempt to win 3 Test matches against Sri Lanka on the overseas soil.
Sri Lanka on 135 Runs like This in 1stInning
The Sri Lankan begin of batting in the first innings was a poor start and his first wicket fell for only 14 runs. Mohammed Shami gave the first gust to the Sri Lanka by scoring Upul Tharanga (5) in 2.3 overs to Riddhiman Saha.
Later than 2 overs Sri Lanka’s second wicket also fell on 23rd score. In the 4.3 overs, Shami bowled Karunaratne (4) caught behind Saha for the wicket. After that, 15 runs were added to the team’s score and 38 runs were lost two following wickets. Kulase Mendis 18) run out. After that Angelo Mathews (0) on the same score, Hardik Pandya lbw out. Kuldeep Yadav removed the fifth wicket When in his 20.3 overs, Nirvana Dikewela (29) was stumped by Saha.
Six runs in the team’s score were connected with that Kuldeep gave the 6th gust to Sri Lanka by taking wicket of Dilruwan Perera (0). Captain Pandya took his catch. Captain Dinesh Chandimal (48) was out in the form of seventh wicket. He was caught by Lokesh Rahul on the bowling of Ashwin. The 8th wicket got Kuldeep Yadav. He bowled Malinda Pushpakumar (10) in 32.2 overs. 9th wicket Kuldeep took Fernando out as taking the last wicket Ashwin.
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India Scored 487 Runs
India made a score of 487 in the 1st innings with the help of centuries of Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya (108 runs) batted with bat and ball to put the first century of his Test career. He completes his century in 86 balls. Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul added good start to Team India and added 188 runs for the first wicket. Shikhar Dhawan played a superb innings of 119 runs. While Lokesh Rahul scored a half century in the Test match for the 7th successive time Rahul scored 85 runs, as well Virat Kohli scored 42 runs. Sri Lanka’s Sunrisers Rangiika 5, Malinda Pushpakumara 3, and Vishva Fernando 2 wickets shock.
SL 135, 181-all out (74.3 Overs)
India won by an innings and 171 runs
Player of The Mtach Player of The Series
Hardik Pandya Shikhar Dhawan
Biggest Away Wins for India
- by innings & 239 runs at Dhaka, 2007
- by innings & 171 runs at Pallekele, 2017*
- by innings & 140 runs at Dhaka, 2004
- by innings & 131 runs at Rawalpindi, 2004
Biggest home defeats for Sri Lanka
- by innings & 201 runs vs SA, SSC, 1993
- by innings & 171 runs vs India, Pallekele, 2017*
- by innings & 163 runs v Pakistan, Galle, 2000
Nine Test wins for India in Sri Lanka in 24 Tests – the most for a visiting team – goes past eight by Pakistan (also in 24 Tests)
Fifth successive loss for Sri Lanka against India – the joint-most in a row for them against an opponent. They have lost their last five against New Zealand as well.
Hardik Pandya (Man of the Match) “I am glad that I got my first hundred here, I didn’t have a first-class hundred before coming here. The situation was pretty good for me when I went in and I knew that I could back my instincts. I have bowling as well and Test cricket is not an easy place to come and take a fifer. I have to keep working harder. I am pretty alright to bat wherever the teams want me to. This team is pretty amazing. Everyone backs me to do well.”
Shikhar Dhawan (Man of the Series) “Before this series I was in Hong Kong enjoying the holiday (smiles). Unfortunately one of our openers was unfit and I got a chance to come over here and by the grace of god things went very well for me and got the Man of the Series award. I am enjoying my batting right now. I enjoy playing this was, this is my natural game (playing positive cricket). I have to keep performing well because we have tough competition for all the slots, so that is a great sign for Indian cricket. It keeps me on my toes.”
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