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Jadeja, Ashwin Star in Mohali as India Beat Sri Lanka by an Innings and 222 Runs

Jadeja, Ashwin Star in Mohali as India Beat Sri Lanka by an Innings and 222 Runs

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy tenure within the longest format of the sport kicked off with India’s outstanding win in Mohali. Finishing off the primary Test inside three days, the hosts defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs, taking a 1-0 lead within the 2-match sequence.

After bundling out Sri Lanka for 174, India determined to implement observe on because the vacationers trailed by 400 runs. The guests put in all their efforts to avoid wasting the Test match, particularly wicketkeeper-batter Niroshan Dickwella who scored an unbeaten 51 in his workforce’s second essay. But his knock wasn’t sufficient to alter the course of the sport.

The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ran via the Sri Lankan batting line-up, sharing a complete of 8 wickets amongst one another to bowl out the opponents for 178. (IND vs SL, 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights)

Jadeja had a dream outing within the recreation as he bagged a 9-wicket match haul after scoring an impressive 175 that put India within the driver’s seat on Saturday. After bagging his 10th five-wicket haul on his Test profession, the left-hand all-rounder replicated the identical within the second innings. Out of the 9 dismissals, Suranga Lakmal was the one batter who fell prey to Jadeja in each innings.

Ashwin, then again, surpassed legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev’s haul of 434 wickets to go away Sri Lanka reeling. He achieved the milestone after dismissing Charith Asalanka within the post-tea session on Sunday. He bagged the wickets of Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya de Silva within the first innings, registering figures of two/49. The checklist of his victims within the second innings consisted the likes of Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka and Asalanka.

Earlier, the beginning of the third day wasn’t rosy for the hosts as Nissanka and Asalanka annoyed the India bowling assault. While Asalanka’s catch was shelved by Rohit Sharma at quick cowl, Shreyas Iyer at deep mid-wicket dropped an opportunity from Nissanka.

After imposing the follow-on over Sri Lanka, Ravichandran Ashwin took out Lahiru Thirimanne for duck because the guests limped to 10/1 in 4 overs at lunch, nonetheless trailing by 390 runs.

The 58-run partnership between Nissanka and Asalanka got here to an finish when Jasprit Bumrah’s slower ball from around the wicket deceived the latter, trapping him lbw. From there onwards, Sri Lanka’s batting went downhill as Jadeja ran via the decrease order.

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Two overs after Asalanka fell, Jadeja struck twice in the identical over, taking out Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal by luring them to play rash pictures.

Shami eliminated Lasith Embuldeniya with a bouncer which took the sting of the bat to quick leg. Vishwa Fernando and Lahiru Kumara had been undone by Jadeja on back-to-back balls because the all-rounder full a five-wicket haul.

In Sri Lanka’s second essay, Ashwin struck first as Thirimanne was caught by Sharma at first slip to extend India’s domination within the match in a session which yielded seven wickets for 76 runs.

(With Agency Inputs)

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