Highlights India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test, Day 4: Visitors win by 304 runs; go 1-0 in series

Catch all the live scores and updates from Day 4 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka.

Date: Tuesday,22 August 2017 15:44 IST Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle Match Status: Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs

600/10
Overs
133.1
R/R
4.51
Fours
67
Sixes
7
Extras
16
291/9
Overs
78.3
R/R
3.72
Fours
36
Sixes
5
Extras
5
240/3
Overs
53.0
R/R
4.53
Fours
20
Sixes
1
Extras
4
245/8
Overs
76.5
R/R
3.2
Fours
27
Sixes
0
Extras
10
  • That's it from us in our coverage of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday. Turned out to be easy enough a task for the Indians, as they wrapped it up in just four days, and have now wrested control of the ongoing series. 

    We'll return on Thursday, when the teams head to the Sinhalese Sporting Club (SSC) in Colombo for the second match of the three-Test series. Let's see if the hosts produce a fightback on that occasion or not. But for now, it is time for us to bid you goodbye. 

  • Virat Kohli (Indian captain): Here goes a Test that we should have won the last time, but this time around we were more clinical. That's what was showing on the field. The guys stood up when it was needed the most. The surface didn't offer much, that's why the win was more special. It was an exapmple of the skill that they possess. Sustained pressure on longer perids always plays off. The last time we played at Galle, there was much more support for the bowlers. One regular opener who is not fit right now. So massive headache right now. I think the one who's left out right now will understand the dynamics of the team works. (On his century) It was the situation, was trying not to lose too many deliveries. I thought Abhinav batted well too. 

  • Rangana Herath (Sri Lankan captain): It's getting better. There was a previous fracture there. Don't think so. It's a pretty good wicket to bat on actually. All credit goes to the Indian team. Don't think the toss was a major factor in this game. 

  • Shikhar Dhawan: Really enjoyed batting over here. There's a very healthy competition, and it keeps me on my toes, and looking to improve myself. 

  • Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match for his comeback knock of 190 in the first innings! 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most wins for Indian captains outside India in Tests:

    11 - Sourav Ganguly 
    6 - MS Dhoni 
    5 - Rahul Dravid, VIRAT KOHLI* 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most wins from first 27 Tests as a captain:

     
    20 - Steve Waugh 
    19 - Ricky Ponting
    17 - Michael Vaughan, VIRAT KOHLI* 
     
    India's win margin of 304 runs:
     
    - Biggest v Sri Lanka in Tests 
    - Biggest outside India in Tests 
    - Fourth biggest in Tests 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    The last of Sri Lanka's batsmen falls.Two batsmen are injured. Tailender Kumara does not stay too long to take match to 5th day. Win by 304 runs. Jadeja and Ashwin shared 6 wickets between them.

  • After 76.5 overs,Sri Lanka 245 ( Dilruwan Perera 21 , )

    With Rangana Herath and Asela Gunaratne having suffered injuries on their hands, the Sri Lankan innings effectively comes to an end with the fall of the eighth wicket, with Lahiru Kumara getting a bottom-edge while looking for a big hit, getting caught by Shami at mid-off. Jadeja and Ashwin turn out to be the stars for the Indians, both grabbing three wickets each, as the Indians go 1-0 up in the series. 

  • OUT! That's it! India win by 304 runs as Lahiru Kumara is the last man dismissed, skieing it to Shami at mid-off! With that, Jadeja finishes with figures of 3/71. SL 245/8 (two batsmen absent hurt)

    Kumara c Shami b Jadeja 0(8)

    Herath absent hurt 0(0)

    Asela Gunaratne 0(0)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Dimuth Karunaratne could have become the first left-handed batsman to score a century against India in nearly 19 years in the fourth innings of a Test. That was a poor shot from a player who was batting on 97 and he missed a well-deserved century. Ashwin has picked up another wicket and India need two wickets to win this match if Rangana Herath comes out to bat.  
     
    Highest scores by Sri Lankan openers in 4th innings of a Test:
     
    131 - Sanath Jayasuriya v Australia, Kandy, 2004
    112 - Sanath Jayasuriya v Australia, Adelaide, 1996
    97 - DIMUTH KARUNARATNE v India, Galle, 2017

  • After 76 overs,Sri Lanka 245/7 ( Dilruwan Perera 21 , Lahiru Kumara 0)

    Maiden for Ashwin, with Dilruwan deciding to stay stafe on this occasion. With the last wicket just around the corner, Kohli has brought the field close around the batsman. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Terrible loss for opener Karunaratne. He was batting very well on 97 from 208 deliveries. Good defence, combative temperament and willingness to work for his milestones. He was stuck in nervous 90s for close to 45 mins before he decided to throw caution to the winds. Inner edged front foot slog sweep to be bowled. Now just a matter of time

  • FOUR! Dilruwan Perera keeps the fight going for the Lankans, even if they're a wicket away from losing the contest. Goes for a sweep on this occasion. SL 245/7

  • After 74 overs,Sri Lanka 240/7 ( Dilruwan Perera 16 , Lahiru Kumara 0)

    Double-wicket maiden for Ashwin in the 74th over. Ash takes a while to get going and get his first wicket, but once he gets his first breakthrough, dismissals occur in a heap. Meanwhile, Rangana Herath won't be walking out to bat as per latest reports, having suffered an injury to his left hand yesterday. Which means, this is the last wicket for the Sri Lankans, who need another 310 runs to win. 

  • OUT! That's two wickets in three deliveries for Ashwin, with Pradeep gloving it to leg-slip, where Kohli takes a fine catch! SL 240/7

    Pradeep c Kohli b Ashwin 0(2)

  • BOWLED EM! No century today for Karunaratne, who had been batting in the nervous 90s for what felt like ages, and eventually gets an under-edge off Ashwin that ends up rattling his stumps. Silence around the venue, with the Sri Lankan spectators wearing a stunned look on their faces. SL 240/6

    Karunaratne b Ashwin 97(208)

  • After 73 overs,Sri Lanka 240/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 97 , Dilruwan Perera 16)

    Maiden for Jadeja in the 73rd delivery of the innings. Appeal for lbw at the start of the over, with Kohli going for the review after the umpire turns it down, though the impact of the delivery was outside off on that occasion. 

  • After 72 overs,Sri Lanka 240/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 97 , Dilruwan Perera 16)

    Just a single scored in the 72nd over of the Sri Lankan innings, with Dilruwan guiding the second ball of the over towards midwicket to move to 16. 

  • After 71 overs,Sri Lanka 239/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 97 , Dilruwan Perera 15)

    Karunaratne guides the first delivery of the 71st over, bowled by Jadeja, towards midwicket, where the ball falls just short of Kohli. Two singles off the over. 

  • After 70 overs,Sri Lanka 237/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 96 , Dilruwan Perera 14)

    Just one run scored in the 70th over, with Karunaratne moving to 96 with a single in the third delivery. Nervous 90s indeed for him right now. 

  • After 69 overs,Sri Lanka 236/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 95 , Dilruwan Perera 14)

    Jadeja bowls the 69th over, conceding just two singles off it. Karunaratne and Dilruwan are keeping it steady at the moment, especially the former, who is on the verge of getting to his sixth Test century. 

  • After 68 overs,Sri Lanka 234/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 94 , Dilruwan Perera 13)
     

    Dilruwan hammers the second ball of the 68th over down the ground, accompanied by cries of "CAAAATCH" from the close-in fielders, though the ball lands well short of the long-on fielder, allowing Dilruwan to collect a single in the process. 

  • After 67 overs,Sri Lanka 233/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 94 , Dilruwan Perera 12)

    Jadeja into his 20th over, and gives away just one run off it. Sharp work by Mukund in the last ball of the over, attempting to run Karunaratne out at the striker's end, though the batsman had his backfoot firmly planted inside the crease. 

  • After 66 overs,Sri Lanka 232/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 94 , Dilruwan Perera 11)

    Just two singles scored in the 66th over of the Sri Lankan innings, bowled by Ashwin, with the two batsmen rotating strike between themselves on this occasion. Meanwhile, Karunaratne is a hit away from his century right now. 

  • After 65 overs,Sri Lanka 230/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 93 , Dilruwan Perera 10)

    Dilruwan goes for a square-drive in the final delivery of the 65th over, getting his second boundary in the process. Five off the over, with the other run being scored by Karunaratne in the third ball of the over, with the opening batsman moving to 93.

  • FOUR! Driven square by Dilruwan on this occasion, as he takes to aggression right from the start. SL 230/5

  • After 64 overs,Sri Lanka 225/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 92 , Dilruwan Perera 6)

    Ashwin continues from the other end, with Kohli once again going with spin from both ends on the fourth day. Just one run scored off the over, with Karunaratne taking a single in the third ball of the over. 

  • After 63 overs,Sri Lanka 224/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 91 , Dilruwan Perera 6)

    Seven off the over, with Jadeja, who returns to the attack in the 63rd over of the Sri Lankan innings. Dilruwan, who was the top-scorer in the previous innings, gets his first boundary in just the fourth delivery that he faces, hammering it to the cover fence. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Is this start of the final push for victory? Dickwella who was batting aggressively fell as he lived — trying a wild heave against the spin. Off spinner Ashwin's first wicket. In his 20th over. Dickwella made 67 in Sri Lanka's best partnership of the match. Good catch off a faint outer edge by wicket keeper Saha

  • FOUR! First boundary for Dilruwan Perera, and he does so with a lovely square-drive that beats the fielder placed in the covers to the fence! SL 224/5

  • After 62 overs,Sri Lanka 217/5 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 91 , Dilruwan Perera 0)

    Ashwin finally gets his first breakthrough, having had to wait 20 overs fot it. Dickwella has to depart for 67, with the 101-run fifth-wicket stand coming to an end. Just one off the 62nd over. Dilruwan Perera, the top-scorer in the previous innings, walks out to bat now. 

  • OUT! Ashwin finally gets his first wicket of the innings. Dickwella tried going for another sweep, except the delivery was shorter than the ideal sweeping length, and managed to get a faint edge off the toe of his bat to get caught behind. SL 217/5

    Dickwella c Saha b Ashwin 67(94)

  • After 61 overs,Sri Lanka 216/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 90 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 67)

    Another useful over for the Lankans, with 10 coming off Umesh's ninth. Dickwella hammers two boundaries, both in the direction of sweeper cover, with the second one bringing up the century-stand for the fifth wicket.

  • FOUR! Another cover drive, and this one goes through the covers, and brings up the century-stand for the fifth wicket! SL 216/4

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    The Indian bowlers are getting frustrated with the Lankan 5th wicket pair of Dickwella and Karunaratne. They've taken their chances and come good. India need to separate this pair very soon. Else both will get to centuries and that would lift up the spirits of the team and both of them individually. They've already added over 100 runs with Dickwella doing the bulk of the scoring.

  • FOUR! Driven through the covers by Dickwella at the start of the 61st, driving it through the covers on this occasion. SL 210/4

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    It was presumptuous to believe that Sri Lanka will lose their remaining wickets today as the pitch is still looking good for batsmen. The stubborn Dimuth Karunaratne has thrown a challenge to the Indian bowlers to dismiss him today. The stand of 80-odd runs (and counting) has forestalled India's progress in the match as of now. Karunaratne can become the first Sri Lankan left-handed batsman to score a century against India in the fourth innings of a Test in the next session. Niroshan Dickwella struggled in the early part of his innings and then settled down. India have to break this stand as early as they can in the post tea session.

  • After 60 overs,Sri Lanka 206/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 89 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 58)

    Jadeja bowls the 60th over of the innings, with Dickwella getting an under-edge in the second delivery while looking for a reverse-sweep, getting a double in the process. Six off the over, with Karunaratne now closing in on a heroic century. 

  • FOUR! Driven through the covers by Dickwella right after getting to his half-century! And that brings up the team 200! SL 200/4

  • After 59 overs,Sri Lanka 200/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 86 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 55)

    Six runs conceded by Umesh Yadav, who is brought back into the attack right after tea, with Dickwella getting to his half-century with a double in the fourth ball of the over, before driving the next ball through the covers for a boundary. 

  • FOUR! Driven through the covers by Dickwella right after getting to his half-century! And that brings up the team 200! SL 200/4

  • FIFTY up for Niroshan Dickwella! His fourth in Tests, and he brings it up in 84 deliveries, having forged a solid stand for the fifth wicket so far with Karunaratne. SL 196/4

  • The players are back on the field for the final session of the fourth day. Jadeja to bowl the first over. 

  • After 58 overs,Sri Lanka 194/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 86 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 49)

    Jadeja bowls the first over since tea. Both the batsmen are using their feet effectively to counter the spin generated by Jadeja and Ashwin. Two runs off that Jadeja over.

  • After 57 overs,Sri Lanka 192/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 85 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 48)

    Just one run scored in the 57th over, the final over of the second session of Day 4. Barring a couple of quick wickets, it turns out to be a good session for the Sri Lankans, with the Indians not being able to break through the Karunaratne, Dickwella partnership worth 76 at the end of the session. 

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  • After 56 overs,Sri Lanka 191/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 84 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 48)

    Five runs scored in the 56th over, with Dickwella going for a slog-sweep in the last ball of the 56th over towards the midwicket boundary to bring up his seventh boundary. 

  • FOUR! Dickwella sweeps the last ball of the 56th over towards the midwicket boundary to bring up his seventh boundary, moving to 48 in the process. SL 191/4

  • After 55 overs,Sri Lanka 186/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 83 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 44)

    Three runs off Pandya's sixth over, with Pandya going about business with a economical approach right now. Dickwella collects a double in the fifth ball of the over, guiding it towards third man on that occasion. 

  • After 54 overs,Sri Lanka 183/4 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 82 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 42)

    Just one run scored in the 54th over of the Sri Lankan innings, with Karunaratne collecting a single in the third ball of the over. 

With Rangana Herath and Asela Gunaratne having suffered injuries on their hands, the Sri Lankan innings effectively comes to an end with the fall of the eighth wicket, with Lahiru Kumara getting a bottom-edge while looking for a big hit, getting caught by Shami at mid-off. Jadeja and Ashwin turn out to be the stars for the Indians, both grabbing three wickets each, as the Indians go 1-0 up in the series.

Day 3 Report: A dominant India spared Sri Lanka the ignominy of a follow-on but Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund struck fluent half-centuries to tighten the touring side's grip on the first Test on Friday.

The world's top-ranked Test team shot out their depleted hosts for 291 to take a 309-run first innings lead and were 189-3 after third day's play at the Galle International Stadium.

Sri Lanka, already a batsman short after Asela Gunaratne fractured his thumb, received a new setback when Rangana Herath, leading the side in absence of ailing regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal, left the field with a hand injury.

India captain Kohli was unbeaten on 76 at stumps, after adding 133 runs with Mukund whose dismissal for 81 signalled the end of the day's play.

Earlier, Sri Lanka resumed on 154-5 and could have been in bigger trouble but for Dilruwan Perera's gutsy 92 not out.

Angelo Mathews held the key to Sri Lanka's survival and the former captain made 83 before Ravindra Jadeja (3-67) sent him back.

The spinner sent down a flighted delivery and Mathews moved towards leg and slapped it straight to Kohli at short cover. Mathews hit 11 boundaries and a six.

Perera enjoyed an eventful stay at the crease.

Two balls after an appeal for a catch off his boot was turned down, Perera was adjudged lbw to Jadeja. The decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball would have sailed over the stumps.

Perera hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a six and took a single off the next ball to bring up his fifth Test fifty.

Jadeja dismissed Herath for nine and debutant Hardik Pandya castled Nuwan Pradeep for 10 to claim his first Test wicket.

Perera was eight runs away from his maiden Test century when he ran out of partners. His belligerent knock included 10 fours and four sixes.

Perera then returned to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan for 14 after India opted against enforcing the follow-on and Lahiru Kumara sent back Cheteshwar Pujara for 15.

Kohli and Mukund shared a century-plus partnership for the third wicket as India moved 498 runs ahead and in a commanding position to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.

With inputs from Reuters



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