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SL v IND

2nd Test | 3rd August 2017 | India tour of Sri Lanka Test series 2017
Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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India won by an innings and 53 runs

Mendis, Karunaratne lead Sri Lanka’s resistance

Home side reach tea on 118 for 1 while following-on, with both batsmen hitting half-centuries

Sweepstakes: Sri Lankan approach too much of a gamble?

If Chandimal and Mendis can back their game plan and take the fight to Ashwin and Jadeja, it will make for an exhilarating spectacle on Saturday

Good use of feet against Herath was key, says Rahane

The lack of a three-figure knock in his last 17 innings wasn’t a worry as he never lost confidence, asserts SSC Test centurion

Rahul deserves his spot back, and the team’s faith

He has faced several injuries in his short career, but each time, he has come back stronger, hungrier and more determined

Chandimal insists Sri Lanka won't go down 3-0

Blurb: Unity, attitude, progress, discipline, passion – get those five things right and result will be good, says captain

Pothas backs team to bounce back in “game of chess”

Nuwan Pradeep has muscle tightness, says Sri Lanka coach, and will be assessed on the second morning

Hungrier each time I come back, says Rahul

Opening batsman thrilled with backing of the team management, feels the string of half-centuries will spur him on to try and get a big one

India in the box seat after Pujara, Rahane tons

Sri Lanka reduce visiting side to 133/3 before the two centurions stitch together an unbroken 211-run-stand to end the day on 344/3

Pujara, Rahane build strong foundation for India

Sri Lanka dismiss Rahul, Kohli in quick succession, but visitors bounce back to post 238 for 3 at tea on opening day

Rahul negotiates Sri Lankan spin challenge

Opener brings up sixth consecutive Test fifty as India reach 101 for 1 at lunch on opening day in Colombo

Rahul in for Abhinav as India bat

Chandimal returns to lead Sri Lanka while Malinda Pushpakumara makes his Test debut

“It’s not easy” – Karunaratne loses another battle with Ashwin

No option but to play positively, says Sri Lanka opening batsman, who also picked up his maiden Test wicket on Day 2 of the SSC game

Ashwin strikes twice after India hit up 622/9

Big contributions from the Indian lower order demoralise Sri Lanka before they lose their openers to end second day on 50/2

Saha piles on misery for Sri Lanka

Batsman's unbeaten half-century guides India to 553 for 7 at tea on Day 2

Ashwin extends India's dominance

Pujara, Rahane fall on second morning, but allrounder's unbeaten 47 takes visitors to 442 for 5 at lunch

Long meeting between innings caused turnaround: Dickwella

Wicketkeeper-batsman says Sri Lanka adapted better in second innings owing to a more positive approach

Gave a few runs more than ideal, concedes Ashwin

Offspinner praises Mendis and Karunaratne for Sri Lanka’s fightback but says India should stick to their guns

Mendis, Karunaratne fightback gives Sri Lanka hope

The pair’s 191-run stand takes hosts to 209 for 2, still trailing by 230 after being asked to follow on

Ashwin leads the way as Sri Lanka made to follow-on

Home side bundled out for 183 at lunch on Day 3 to concede a massive 439-run lead

Kohli salutes bowlers' tenacity after hard-fought win

Always feels good when you come back from a difficult situation and win a Test, says Indian captain

Jadeja’s five seals series for India

Karunaratne’s valiant 141 not enough as Sri Lanka go down by an innings and 53 runs

Karunaratne, Mathews continue Sri Lanka’s fight

Opener remains unbeaten on 136 as Sri Lanka bring down deficit to 137 by lunch on fourth day