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

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Highlights India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test, Day 4: Visitors win by 304 runs; go 1-0 in series
  • 17:09 (IST)

    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. 

  • 16:52 (IST)

    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. 

  • 16:48 (IST)

    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. 

  • 16:48 (IST)

    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. 

  • 16:46 (IST)

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

  • Most wins for Indian captains outside India in Tests:

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

  • 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 

  • 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.

  • 16:30 (IST)

    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. 

  • 16:28 (IST)

    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)

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

Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 17:21:52 IST



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