India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3, Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days of the third and final Test to complete an historic series sweep in Pallekele on Monday.
India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days of the third and final Test to complete an historic series sweep in Pallekele on Monday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for 181 during their follow-on in an extended second session. India triumphed 3-0 to register their first-ever overseas whitewash in a three-Test series. (SCORECARD)
Catch the highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Day 3 straight from Pallekele.
14:58 IST: Most wins by a captain after his 1st 29 Tests:
21 – Steve Waugh (Australia)
21– Ricky Ponting (Australia)
19 – VIRAT KOHLI (India)
14:48 IST: INDIA THRASH SRI LANKA BY AN INNINGS AND 171 RUNS TO COMPLETE THE 3-0 SERIES WHITEWASH. This is the first time India have whitewashed the opposition in an away Test series of 3 or more matches.
14:47 IST: FOUR! Lahiru Kumara comes forward and smashes Ashwin towards long on.
14:44 IST: FOUR! Lahiru Kumara stands tall and smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket. Sri Lanka 174/9, trail by 178 runs.
14:41 IST: Caught and bowled chance for Shami but the pacer drops it.
14:32 IST: Lahiru Kumara comes to the crease now. India are just one wicket away from the whitewash.
14:30 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav dismisses Dickwella for 41 runs. Dickwella tries to play behind the backward point but gets an edge. Rahane takes a sharp catch at slip. Sri Lanka 168/9, trail by 184 runs.
14:22 IST: WICKET! Shami removes Sandakan for 8 runs. Short of a length delivery from Shami. Sandakan tries to cut but gets a thick edge. Saha takes an easy catch behind the wickets. Sri Lanka 166/8, trail by 186 runs
14:20 IST: FOUR! Sandakan uses the pace and slices the ball towards deep backward point.
14:18 IST: FOUR! Dickwella uses the pace and cuts the ball towards deep backward point for a boundary. Sri Lanka 162/7, trail by 190 runs.
14:10 IST: FOUR! Dickwella makes room and punched the ball towards backward point. Excellent shot from the Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka 157/7, trail by 195 runs.
13:58 IST: FOUR! Dickwella leans forward and smashes Ashwin towards backward square leg. Sri Lanka 151/7, trail by 201 runs.
13:56 IST: FOUR! Sandakan goes on back foot and slaps the ball hard towards square leg. Sri Lanka 146/7, trail by 206 runs.
13:48 IST: Lakshan Sandakan is the new man at the crease.
13:47 IST: WICKET! Ashwin takes his third, Diruwan Perera departs for 8. Perera goes for a sweep shot but fails to connect well. Pandya takes an easy catch in deep. Sri Lanka 138/7, trail by 214 runs
13:36 IST: FOUR! Dilruwan Perera gets an inside edge and the ball races towards fine leg boundary. Sri Lanka 135/6, trail by 217 runs.
13:31 IST: FOUR! Dickwella goes on back-foot and slaps the ball towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 128/6, trail by 224 runs.
13:29 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Ashwin. Umpire raises his finger immediately. Dilruwan has asked for a review. There is no inside edge. It’s NOT OUT. Sri Lanka 121/6, trail by 231 runs.
13:23 IST: Dilruwan Perera is the new man at the crease.
13:22 IST: WICKET! Ashwin dismisses Angelo Mathews for 35. Sri Lanka 118/6, trail by 234 runs.
13:19 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Ashwin. Umpire has given OUT. Wait! Angelo Mathews has asked for a REVIEW.
13:16 IST: FOUR! Niroshan Dickwella leans forward and plays a sweep towards deep mid wicket. Sri Lanka 118/5, trail by 234 runs.
13:14 IST: Angelo Mathews waits till the end and slaps the ball towards fine leg. Kuldeep isn’t happy with this shot. Sri Lanka 112/5, trail by 240 runs.
13:11 IST: Niroshan Dickwella is the new man at the crease.
13:07 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav ends Dinesh Chandimal’s stay at 36. Pujara takes a brilliant catch at forward short leg. This is also Kuldeep’s first Test wicket in the second innings of a Test match. Sri Lanka 104/5, trail by 248 runs.
13:02 IST: SIX! Angelo Mathews comes forward and launches the ball towards long off. Powerful shot from Mathews. Sri Lanka 102/4, trail by 250 runs.
12:58 IST: FOUR! Dinesh Chandimal stands tall and lofts the ball towards long off for a boundary. Sri Lanka 95/4, trail by 257 runs.
12:57 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Ashwin and Saha. Umpire is not interested. Sri Lanka 91/4, trail by 261 runs.
12:46 IST: Angelo Mathews tries to go over the top but finds a fielder at deep mid wicket. He will get a single. Sri Lanka 86/4, trail by 266 runs.
12:43 IST: Can Team India bowl Sri Lanka out in second session to clinch an innings victory?
12:41 IST: Welcome back! Sri Lanka batsmen Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews are making their to the middle. Virat Kohli and boys have formed a huddle.
12:00 IST: That’s LUNCH on Day 3 in Pallekele. Sri Lanka 82/4, trail by 270 runs.
Dinesh Chandimal 26*
Angelo Mathews 17*
Mohammed Shami 2/20
11:54 IST: FOUR! Dinesh Chandimal uses the pace and pulls the ball towards fine leg boundary. Sri Lanka 79/4, trail by 273 runs.