India vs SriLanka, 2nd Test, day 4 – Ravindra Jadeja’s take five-wicket haul led India to 2nd Test and series win over Sri Lanka.
Check Out The Highlights and Full Cricket Score of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 HereTeam India trashed Srilanka by 53 runs and Innings in the 2nd Test match at Colombo. India clinches the 3 Test match series 2-0. After this victory team India gave 8 Successive series win. Dimuth Karunaratne top scored for the Srilanka. Dimuth 6th Test ton before lunch. Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne turned things around with resilience, adding nearly 200 for the second wicket Ravindra Jadeja gave the first breakthrough when he dismissed the Dimuth Karunaratne top scored 141 runs. Jadeja also took the wickets of Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Diluwan Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva and Jadeja complete a five-wicket haul.
India picked up two early wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed Pushpakumara’s wicket (16), Jadeja dismissed Chandimal for 2. Karunaratne and Mathews (36) kept the SriLanka on track despite losing 2 early wickets.
Dimuth Karunaratne became the first SriLanka batsman to score two 100s following on and it was also the first time two SriLanka batsmen scoring 100s in the same innings while following on.
This was India’s first win by an innings in SriLanka. Overall it is their eight win in SriLanka – the most for them in a visiting nation. Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win two Test series in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test – Live Cricket Score
IND 622/9 decl
SL 183, 386-all out (116.5 Ovs)
India won by an innings and 53 runs
Player of The Match
Most consecutive series wins for a team
9 Australia (Oct 2005 – Jun 2008)
8 England (Jul 1884 – Mar 1892)
8 India (Aug 2015 – present)*
Three wins for India at an away venue
Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain (1971, 1976, 2002)
Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo (1993, 2015, 2017)
Kohli – captain, India: “Well, the way the wicket behaved when Sri Lanka batted first prompted that decision to enforce the follow-on. I’m not a big fan of it, especially when the wicket is breaking down like that. Even 150 in the fourth innings can be tough. You don’t want to leave chances but here, we felt we had enough. We are playing Tests at international level and we expect teams to play like (Sri Lanka did). Today, we said, even if we don’t get wickets, we will enjoy the tough times. It improves you as a side. We are happy that we went through the difficult place; helps you not get complacent as a side.
Chandimal – captain, Sri Lanka: “To be honest, you can’t control the toss. We were outplayed in the first innings, with the bat and ball. Credit to them. But really happy with the way the guys played in the second innings. We want to take positives out of this game. Yeah, you can tell now (that we could have played two fast bowlers). Unfortunately, Angelo doesn’t bowl at the moment, so we cannot get the right balance. He’s (Asela Gunaratne) been consistent in the last one and a half years. Hoping someone else will take the opportunity.”
Jadeja – Man of the Match: “In the first innings, the ball wasn’t turning when we were batting. But then it started turning from the middle part of the wicket. Mendis played very well, played some brilliant shots. As a team, I think we also played good cricket. If the batsman is playing sweep regularly, it’s always a challenge. We have to change the line and lengths.”