India v SL 1st Test Day 3: Jadeja, Ashwin spin India to a huge win
India registered a comprehensive innings and 222 runs win over Sri Lanka in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series on the third day of the game.
On Sunday Sri Lanka lost 16 wickets during the day's play as they caved in without a fight.
Resuming at their overnight score of 108 for four, Sri Lanka was helped by Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka's 58 run fifth wicket stand. Nissanka survived a dropped catch, but after Asalanka fell with the score on 161, it was complete doom and gloom for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka lost six wickets for just 13 runs as they were bowled out for 174 to hand India a massive 400-run lead. Nissanka remained unbeaten on 61 off 133 balls with 11 boundaries.
For India the wickets were taken by Ravindra Jadeja (5-41), Ravichandran Ashwin (2-49) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-36).
Indian captain Rohit Sharma enforced the follow-on after Sri Lanka lost six wickets in the opening session.
Sri Lanka lost their opener Lahiru Thirimanne cheaply before lunch.
Post lunch, Sri Lanka lost both Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne. Then a 49 run stand between Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva gave some hope to Sri Lanka. But de Silva fell close to lunch. Right after tea, Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the very first two overs.
Sri Lanka were struggling at 121 for seven. Then a 32 run stand between Lasith Embuldeniya and Niroshan Dickwella showed some fight. But after Embuldeniya fell it was only a question of time. Dickwella remained unbeaten on 51 off 81 balls with nine boundaries.
For India the chief wicket-takers were Ashwin (4-47) and Ravindra Jadeja (4-46).
Jadeja's all-round show won him the Player of the Match award. The two teams will now proceed to Bengaluru for the second Test starting on 12 March.
India 1st Innings: 574-8 decl (129.2)
Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 174 (65)
Fall of wickets: 5-161 (Charith Asalanka-57.6 ov), 6-164 (Niroshan Dickwella-60.4 ov), 7-164 (Suranga Lakmal-60.6 ov), 8-173 (Lasith Embuldeniya-63.3 ov), 9-174 (Vishwa Fernando-64.5 ov), 10-174 (Lahiru Kumara-64.6 ov)
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings: 178 (60)
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Lahiru Thirimanne-2.3 ov), 2-19 (Pathum Nissanka-6.5 ov), 3-45 (Dimuth Karunaratne-15.5 ov), 4-94 (Dhananjaya de Silva-32.5 ov), 5-121 (Charith Asalanka-35.3 ov), 6-121 (Angelo Mathews-36.2 ov), 7-121 (Suranga Lakmal-36.5 ov), 8-153 (Lasith Embuldeniya-50.6 ov), 9-170 (Vishwa Fernando-53.6 ov), 10-178 (Lahiru Kumara-59.6 ov)
End of Day Three: India won by an innings and 222 runs
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
Toss: India, elected to bat
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Start time: 0930 hrs India time
Match officials: Nitin Menon, Virender Sharma (On-field Umpires); Anil Chaudhary (TV Umpire); Jayaraman Madanagopal (Reserve Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)
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