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India beat Sri lanka in 3rd Test to win first ever Test series in Sri Lanka

India beat Sri lanka to win first ever test series in Sri lanka



India 312 & 274
Sri Lanka 201 & 268 (85.0 ov)

COLOMBO, Sep 01: It will please the team management, and the fans too, that India have fought well, fought hard and have found ways to win key moments. The new ball was the best weapon on this grassy SSC pitch, Cheteshwar Pujara realised that and played outstandingly well to score a century on comeback and Ishant Sharma, with the same knowledge, ensured the Sri Lanka top order did not have such heroes. Eight wickets in the match for him, and the 5 for 54 he took in the first innings was the best by an India seamer in Sri Lanka. Not to mention his taking 200 Test wickets as well

Angelo Mathews was so dogged with the bat. Played only riskfree shots, found most of his runs from the leg side which meant he was trying to play as close to the body as he could. Another fourth-inning century for him, but it could not fetch the result he wanted. The blame will be put on their top order, which lacked substance the first time they had to front up without Kumar Sangakkara. (Agencies)




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