Published On: Sun, Aug 6th, 2017

Second Test: India beat Sri Lanka to win series

Colombo: India rode on a superb bowling performance to defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Sunday.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja did most of the damage

Forced to follow on, the Lankan batsmen were all out for 386 runs in their second innings on the penultimate day of the Test.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja did most of the damage with figures of 5/152. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had figures of 2/132 while medium-pacer Hardik Pandya returned 2/31. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav took one wicket.

India have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The following is the final scoreboard of Sri Lanka vs India second cricket Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Sunday:

India: 1st innings: 622/9 (Declare)
Sri Lanka: first innings 183 all out

Sri Lanka (second innings – follow-on):
Dimuth Karunaratne c Rahane b Jadeja 141
Upul Tharanga b Umesh 29
Kusal Mendis c Saha b Pandya 110
Malinda Pushpakumara b Ashwin 16
Dinesh Chandimal c Rahane b Jadeja 2
Angelo Mathews c Saha b Jadeja 36
Niroshan Dickwella c Rahane b Pandya 31
Dilruwan Perera st Saha b Jadeja 4
Dhananjaya de Silva c Rahane b Jadeja 17
Rangana Herath not out 17
Nuwan Pradeep c Dhawan b Ashwin 1

Total: (in 116.5 overs) 386

Fall of wickets: 7-1 (Upul Tharanga, 2.6 overs), 198-2 (Kusal Mendis, 54.5), 238-3 (Malinda Pushpakumara, 72.2), 241-4 (Dinesh Chandimal, 73.5), 310-5 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 95.4), 315-6 (Angelo Mathews, 97.3), 321-7 (Dilruwan Perera, 99.3), 343-8 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 105.4), 384-9 (Niroshan Dickwella, 115.1)

Umesh Yadav 13-2-39-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 37.5-7-132-2
Mohammed Shami 12-3-27-0
Ravindra Jadeja 39-5-152-5
Hardik Pandya 15-2-31-2


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