Ashwin, India Spoil Sangakkara's Farewell Test in Colombo
R Ashwin took a fifer while Amit Mishra chipped in with three wickets as India demolished Sri Lanka by 278 runs in Kumar Sangakkara's final Test match.
Umesh Yadav took the first wicket of the day, triggering a dramatic Sri Lankan collapse on the final day of the second Test at the P. Sara Oval (Image source: AFP & Reuters)
Amit Mishra, who picked up four wickets in the first innings, also got in the act and pocketed three in the second as Sri Lanka hurtled towards heavy defeat
Mishra celebrates a key strike against Sri Lanka on Monday.
Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, taking his second successive fifer - Sunil Gavaskar had pipped him and Mishra to win India the P Sara Oval Test
Ashwin got the ball to spin and bounce on a worn out day five track, enabling India to quickly wrap up the Sri Lankan innings despite a long rain-induced delay
Ashwin was on top of his game again, rattling the Sri Lankans with some sharp spin.
It was a sad way for Kumar Sangakkara to bow out of international cricket but the Indians overwhelmed him with their gracious tributes.