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SL v IND

3rd Test | 12th August 2017 | India tour of Sri Lanka Test series 2017
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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India won by an innings and 171 runs

Current players are the best we have, need support: Tillakaratne

Batting coach and former captain admits to hurt at Sri Lanka’s performance, but says the only way to go from here is up

Don’t remember when I last scored hundred: Pandya

Allrounder credits team environment and backing, says he was in a ‘different zone’ during his whirlwind century in third Test

Hardik Pandya, India’s knight in white

Mentored by Dhoni, happy to be 10% of Kapil and with a lifelong yearning to play Test cricket, the allrounder has arrived in the format in style

Sri Lanka follow on after crashing to 135 all out

Kuldeep Yadav takes 4 for 40 as India establish massive 352-run lead in third and final Test

Kohli welcomes demerit points system, but seeks consistency

“If it is consistent, then I think it is going to be good ahead,” says Indian captain

Unflinching India primed for series sweep

Sri Lanka's greenhorn attack will have its work cut out against a batting line-up that has topped 600 with regularity of late

Sandakan, Pushpakumara rein India in after frenetic start

Visitors lose their way after Dhawan’s century and Rahul’s 85 to end first day of third Test on 329 for 6

India lose three but still hold the aces

Shikhar Dhawan (119), KL Rahul (85) and Cheteshwar Pujara (8) fall to the spinners in second session as visiting side goes to tea at 235/3

Dhawan, Rahul set solid platform

Openers score quick half-centuries as India cruise to 134 for no loss by lunch on the first day

Kuldeep in as India opt to bat

Sri Lanka bring in Sandakan, Kumara and Fernando for the final Test in Pallekele

Pandya blitz, bowlers lay Sri Lanka low

Home side end second day on 19 for 1 while following on, still trailing by 333 runs in third and final Test

Pandya, Shami scythe through Sri Lanka

Allrounder slams 96-ball 108, his maiden ton, to take India to 487 before visitors crumble to 61 for 4 at tea on second day

India 487 all out after Pandya's 96-ball 108

Allrounder slams maiden Test ton before Sandakan five-for helps Sri Lanka wrap up innings after lunch on second day

Scintillating Pandya ton pushes India towards 500

Allrounder's maiden Test hundred off 86 balls flattens Sri Lanka as visitors reach 487 for 9 at lunch on second day

Imperious India sweep Sri Lanka aside

Virat Kohli’s men complete innings-and-171-run win in Pallekele to record their first all-win performance overseas in a series of more than two Tests