India vs Sri Lanka: 'Far superior... Very well drilled' go Twitterverse after visitors' series-clinching win in Colombo

India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second match of the ongoing three-Test series at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

FP Sports, Aug, 06 2017

Sri Lanka may have produced a late fightback, but there was little they could do to prevent India from sailing to a massive innings-and-53-run win in the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo on Sunday.

Dimuth Karunaratne (141) and Kusal Mendis (110) put on a partnership worth 191 that brought the Sri Lankans back on their feet, with the hosts reaching 209/2 at stumps on Day 3. However, Ravindra Jadeja rediscovered his rhythm later in the day, and finished with figures of 5/152, playing a central role in bowling the opposition out for 386. Jadeja was later awarded the Man of the Match' for his all-round efforts, having struck an unbeaten 70 during the Indian innings.

The victory gave India an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series, with Virat Kohli's team having beaten Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test at Galle. The final match of the series will be played in Pallekele, one which will have no meaning for the hosts other than pride.

Let us now take a look at how the Indian victory was received in the cyberspace, with a special focus on microblogging website Twitter. Following is a curated list of tweets on the topic:

Whatever happened to Sri Lankan cricketer-turned-commentator Russel Arnold's claim of 'allowing' India to win heavily at Galle:


Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif too joined in on the chorus congratulating the Indian team.  


Then there were the likes of popular cricket presenter Harsha Bhogle as well as other members of the media fraternity:





Published Date: Aug 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5993 120
2 South Africa 5957 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115