India Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs Sri Lanka At Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 24 November, 2017

24 November, 2017
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

205/10 (79.1 ov)

166/10 (49.3 ov)

2nd Test

610/6 (176.1 ov)

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

Sri Lanka India
205/10 (79.1 ov) - R/R 2.58 610/6 (176.1 ov) - R/R 3.46
166/10 (49.3 ov) - R/R 3.35

Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

This Over
0
0
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Suranga Lakmal not out 31 42 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 166/10 (49.3)

1 (1) R/R: 0.37

Lahiru Gamage 0(9) S.R (0)

b Ravichandran Ashwin
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 at Nagpur: Hosts win by an innings and 239 runs, lead series 1-0

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 at Nagpur: Hosts win by an innings and 239 runs, lead series 1-0

14:06 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost in our coverage of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur, with the hosts pulling off an innings and 239-run win over the hapless Sri Lankans in a remarkably one-sided match — a surprising development after the events in Kolkata. The match also witnessed Virat Kohli slamming his fifth Test double ton and Ashwin becoming the fastest to 300 Test wickets among other milestones. The scene now shifts north, as the hosts prepare to take on the visitors in the third and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi starting 2 December.

For now, it's time for us to bid you all goodbye. Thank you once again for following our live coverage. 

13:53 (IST)

Our correspondent Devdutt Kshrisagar analysing India’s crushing victory over Sri Lanka from outside the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.

13:30 (IST)

Virat Kohli, Indian captain: The pitch was very good to bat on, nothing much happening in the pitch, won't take anything away from the bowlers. Some one needs to step up and score quick runs. Certainly not because of people, something I wanted to better from myself, specially with the team benefitting from the contribution. Once you cross 100 you buckle up and help the team. Its a combination of fitness and everything . Pujara we know is very consistent. Vijay missed out on Test cricket but he grabbed this opportunity, Rohit as well, making a strong case for himself going ahead. He will be in the scheme of things. I think all the guys, Bhuvi has played a lot of cricket in last 3 months. Ishant, Shami and Yadav haven't played so much but they have played a lot of domestic cricket. I think Ishant was outstanding, he was the stand out bowler obviously the spinners doing well. Yes, that is exactly why we asked for pitches with some life in it. Kolkata was good one, this one deteriorated quickly. We are looking towards the big tour that is coming up.

13:27 (IST)

Virat Kohli is adjudged the Man of the Match for his 213

13:21 (IST)

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lankan captain: It was a good toss to win. Unfortunately, we were outplayed from the first day. Our batting unit let us down again. If you are playing against India, you need 350-plus, else you won't last five days. I'm sure they (his team) will learn, and will come back strong. (On Mathews' failures) He's the most senior guy, we will depend more on him. I'm sure he will come back strong for the next one. We need to get positive out of this (match). Our body language was superb throughout the two days. As a bowling unit, they did a really good job, but there isn't really much you can do if there aren't many runs on the board. 

13:17 (IST)
November 27,1981: Lillee became the fastest to take 300 Test wickets
 
November 27,2017: Ashwin broke Lillee's record to become the fastest to take 300 Test wickets. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

13:17 (IST)
13:16 (IST)

It has been quite a ride

13:15 (IST)

Well, that is another way at looking at it...

13:13 (IST)

Magnificent achievement by India's ace spinner.

13:08 (IST)

Most wins for India in a calendar year across formats:

32 - 2017*
31 - 2016
29 - 2010
29 - 2013
28 - 2007 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

13:08 (IST)

Highlights

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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test , Day 4: Sri Lanka's resistance doesn't last long after lunch after all. The man of the moment Ravichandran Ashwin does end up with another milestone after all, as he manages to clip Gamage's off-stump with a carrom ball that the latter fails to read, resulting in India registering an innings-and-239-run win to go 1-0 in the series!

Day 3 report: Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blistering double century to hand India a massive first-innings lead of 405 as the hosts tightened their grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on Day 3 on Sunday.

India declared on 610-6 after Rohit Sharma (102) had completed his hundred, as they seek to go one up in the three-match series.

The visitors were in early trouble on 21 for one at stumps in Nagpur, still trailing India by 384 runs.

Dimuth Karunaratne, on 11, and Lahiru Thirimanne, on 9, were at the crease after paceman Ishant Sharma bowled Sadeera Samarawickrama for 0 with the second ball of the innings.

The day belonged to Kohli, who hit a majestic 213 before falling to off-spinner Dilruwan Perera. He walked off to a standing ovation from a raucous crowd.

Kohli, who started the day on 54, smashed 17 fours and two sixes during his 267-ball knock.

"He is a kind of player who performs well in all formats of the game," Cheteshwar Pujara, who shared a 183-run third-wicket partnership with Kohli, said of his captain.

"I think it's his confidence. And the way he is batting in the last two-three years, it would have been difficult for any other batsman to score with such a strike rate," Pujara told reporters.

It was the star batsman's fifth 200-plus score in his 62nd Test. He has also achieved double centuries against the West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh.

After the third-wicket marathon partnership, Kohli and Rohit Sharma put on 173 for the fifth wicket to pulverise a deflated Sri Lanka attack that sent down 176.1 overs in about six sessions of play.

Kohli received able support from Sharma, who reached his 50 before tea and then stepped up a gear to amass runs all around the ground and register his third Test hundred.

Kohli's earlier marathon stand with his overnight partner Pujara, who made a composed 143, had taken the steam out of the attack.

Pujara was bowled by paceman Dasun Shanaka in the first session, but Kohli kept scoring quickly as his team chased an innings victory.

Lesson from India

"I think it was difficult to score runs as this wicket was on the slower side. It wasn't easy to get boundaries and we had to rotate the strike," said Pujara.

"But I think, going forward in this game, the ball has started turning and we are hoping Day 4, spinners will come into play. And at the same time there is variable bounce for fast bowlers, Ishant and Umesh (Yadav) will also come into play."

Kohli's score was his 10th international century (four in Tests and six in one-day internationals) of the year — the most by any captain in a calendar year.

Australia's Ricky Ponting had hit nine hundreds across two formats in 2005 and 2006, while South African Graeme Smith once had nine centuries to his credit.

Ajinkya Rahane, who was out to Perera for two, and opener Lokesh Rahul were the only two specialist batsmen to miss the Indian run fest of one double century and three centuries.

The first century had come from Murali Vijay (128), who along with Pujara had put India in the driving seat with a 209-run second-wicket partnership after Rahul's early departure on day one.

Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake urged his players not be discouraged by the hammering, saying they can take a leaf out of the Indian batsmen's book.

"We want to be positive. If yout take the Indian innings, they were positive and we can take that as a lesson. Trying to get the confidence back," Ratnayake said.

The rain-hit first match of the series in Kolkata ended in a draw.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: November 27, 2017 14:07:37 IST

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