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Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

India Dominates Second Test Match Against Sri Lanka

India Dominates Second Test Match Against Sri Lanka

Ashwin hit a fluent 54, Wriddhiman Saha struck a patient 67 and Ravindra Jadeja smacked three sixes in his unbeaten 70 off 85 balls before India declared their innings.

Earlier, in reply to India's mammoth total, Sri Lanka collapsed to 183 all out at lunch conceding their highest-ever first innings' lead in Test cricket - 439 runs, more than 419 runs against Pakistan at Galle in 2000. Kohli will fancy equalling Australia's modern era record of nine consecutive Test series wins when India host Sri Lanka for three matches later this year. "It's obviously nice to win this series again", Kohli said.

Karunartane, after his 307-ball vigil, got a wicked delivery that jumped off his gloves with Ajinkya Rahane running behind the wicketkeeper to take the catch.

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"Guys who have both abilities are very rare to find. I think that will be key". "They've played a lot of IPL and first-class cricket". For us, this is priority. But it was also a part of the larger narrative in which the Sri Lankan batsmen found an ally in the sweep shot despite the inherent dangers that shadow the stroke.

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"In the dressing room we feel really proud of each others' efforts, that we're really putting in those consistent, convincing performances, and winning Test matches more often than getting the other results".

The duo handled the Indian spinners with aplomb, using their feet to good effect as they combined the right dose of caution and aggression. Kohli said his side didn't lose patience and stuck to their discipline bowling despite enduring a frustrating day 3. It was only the third instance that two cricketers did the same in a Test. "That means we have to stick our guns out and get a few wickets". So bowlers were fresh and we got lunch break in between as well, which is 40 minutes. But once the second session began, it was a whole different ball game. "Because it is slowing down at a very quick pace, the edges aren't carrying".

The left-hander had a Test to forget after being dismissed for a duck in the first innings before falling for just two runs in the second. But as I said they got a great partnership but the guys coming in will have to start from scratch. He perished shortly afterwards, bowled off Shami (2-13) in the 42nd over, scooping the ball back onto his stumps. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had figures of 2/132 while medium-pacer Hardik Pandya returned 2/31. We could have settled down like in the evening session. And we managed to turn things around.

India clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka in just eight days as Ravindra Jadeja spun the tourists to victory by an innings and 53 runs in Colombo. For India, it was worth the wait.

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