Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: India Outclass Sri Lanka By Innings And 171 Runs To Clean Sweep Series
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.
11:48 IST: A huge LBW appeal from Kuldeep Yadav. Umpire is not interested. A slip and forward short leg in place now.
11:43 IST: Maiden over from Kuldeep Yadav. Sri Lanka 75/4, trail by 277 runs.
11:36 IST: And, it's NOT OUT. Rod Tucker can stay with his decision. Sri Lanka 73/4, trail by 279 runs.
11:33 IST: A huge caught behind appeal from Saha. He looks confident. Kohli is having a discussion with him. The Indian skipper has asked for a review.
11:23 IST: FOUR! Superb cover drive from Dinesh Chandimal. Sri Lanka 70/4, trail by 282 runs.
11:16 IST: Dinesh Chandimal tucks the ball towards mid on for a single. Sri Lanka 64/4, trail by 288 runs.
11:02 IST: Sri Lanka 59/4, trail by 293 runs at drinks break.
11:00 IST: FOUR! Chandimal gets a much-needed boundary off an Ashwin delivery.
10:53 IST: Angelo Mathews dabs towards mid off for a quick single. Sri Lanka 51/4, trail by 301 runs.
10:45 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man at the crease.
10:43 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami strikes again, Kusal Mendis departs for 12. Mendis plays across the line but misses completely. A loud appeal from Shami and umpire Rod Tucker raises his finger immediately. Sri Lanka 39/4, trail by 313 runs.
10:41 IST: FOUR! Excellent placement from Kusal Mendis. The Sri Lankan makes room and slices the ball behind point.
10:33 IST: Dinesh Chandimal is the new man at the crease.
10:31 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami removes Pushpakumara for 1. Short ball from Shami, Pushpakumara comes forward but gets en edge. Easy catch for Saha behind the wickets. Sri Lanka 34/3, trail by 318 runs.
10:19 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis uses the pace and guides Ashwin towards fine leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 30/2, trail by 322 runs.
10:15 IST: Kusal Mendis is the new man at the crease.
10:13 IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets the early breakthrough, Karunaratne departs for 16. Excellent catch from Rahane at first slip. Sri Lanka 26/2, trail by 326 runs
10:02 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne guides Kuldeep Yadav towards mid on for a boundary. First boundary of the morning. Sri Lanka 23/1, trail by 329 runs.
10:01 IST: Virat Kolhi asks Kuldeep Yadav to start the proceedings.
10:00 IST: Virat Kohli and boys are in a huddle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Malinda Pushpakumara are making their way to the middle.
09:48 IST: Bowling coach Bharat Arun in conversation with Hardik Pandya ahead of Day 3's play.
09:34 IST: India need another 9 wickets to register an innings victory and cleansweep Sri Lanka.
09:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Day 3 of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
Kuldeep, who replaced the suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the side, scalped four Lankan batsmen after Mohammed Shami sent back both the openers to help India bundle out the hosts for a paltry 135. With a massive 352-run lead in hand, Virat Kohli had no hesitation in enforcing the follow-on and inflict more misery on hapless Sri Lanka.