Team India prove too strong for Sri Lanka at Nagpur

India dismissed Sri Lanka for 166 runs in 49.3 overs in their second innings just after lunch to wrap up the match well inside four days.

Ravichandran Ashwin (4/63) picked up four wickets for India, while Ravindra Jadeja (2/28), Umesh Yadav (2/30) and Ishant Sharma (2/43) shared six wickets between them. Ashwin also became the fastest bowler to take 300 test wickets reaching the figure in his 54th test.

India, thus, took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier India piled on a massive 610/6 dec courtesy hundreds from Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma and a double century by skipper Virat Kohli. The victory was also India’s 32nd international match win in 2017 with only Australia having 39 wins in 2003 having a better record.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 1st innings: 205 & 166 all out in 49.3 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 61, Suranga Lakmal 31 not out; R Ashwin 4/63, Ravindra Jadeja 2/28, Umesh Yadav 2/30, Ishant Sharma 2/43).

India 1st innings: 610/6 in 176.1 overs (Virat Kohli 213, Cheteshwar Pujara 143, Murali Vijay 128, Rohit Sharma 102 not out; Dilruwan Perera 3/202).


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