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Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Commentary

Series : India in Sri Lanka 2017
Date : Aug 12 2017, Sat - 10:00 AM (IST)
Venue : Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
IND 487
SL 135, 181
India won by an innings and 171 runs
Toss : India won the toss and elected to bat.
Player Of The Match : Hardik Pandya
Player Of The Series : Shikhar Dhawan
Batsman R B 4S 6S SR
Vishwa Fernando 4 17 0 0 23.53
Last 5 overs: 13 runs, 2 wkts
Last Wicket: Lahiru Kumara 10 (15b)
BOWLER O M R W ECO
Ravichandran Ashwin * 28.3 6 68 4 2.4
Kuldeep Yadav 17.0 4 56 1 3.3
Recent overs
W 4 1
2 0 4 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
Commentry
  • 74.3

    OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Lahiru Kumara. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed. Bowled him, Ashwin seals the 3-0 series win with a perfectly pitched carrom ball that smashes into off stump. India are jubilant, Sri Lanka have been humbled. What a dominant display it has been by Virat Kohli's side, a massive margin of victory in the end. After three wickets in the first hour, a three day finish always looked to be on the cards. Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal held up the tourists for a while, but in the end nothing could prevent a crushing loss for the hosts.

    Over the course of this three match series India have shown why they are such a juggernaut of a side in the subcontinent. Their talented batting order makes big contributions and their bowling attack extracts every ounce of assistance from mostly benign tracks. The next challenge on their horizon is to replicate that form in more alien conditions.

    For Sri Lanka, the story is a different one. They have some hard thinking to do about how to take this team forward. There is some talent at their disposal, no doubt, but the way they have folded in this match and series will be of concern. At times they have looked out of their depth, but a few injuries have made life harder for them.

    Lahiru Kumara b Ravichandran Ashwin 10 (15)
  • 74.2

    FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Lahiru Kumara. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Crashed down the ground, these two are going to have some fun and play their shots now. No need to hang around with the result obvious to all.

  • 74.1

    Ravichandran Ashwin to Vishwa Fernando. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 74
    End of Over 74. 6 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Sri Lanka: 176/9(rr 2.38)
  • 73.6

    Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Chinaman length ball, off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 73.5

    Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Chinaman length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 73.4

    FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Chinaman length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Given some extra air and Kumara can't resist a big booming drive. He throws the kitchen sink at it and nails it into the gap at extra cover.

  • 73.3

    Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 73.2

    Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Chinaman half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 73.1

    Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Chinaman back of a length, off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 73
    End of Over 73. no runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Sri Lanka: 170/9(rr 2.33)
  • 72.6

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 72.5

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 72.4

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled back to bowler for no runs, dropped catch by Shami. Dropped in his follow-through. Shami smiles but he probably should have taken that as it was awfully timed and looped back towards him. Perhaps he thought it was coming quicker at him and he misjudged it.

  • 72.3

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Short, outside off stump swayed away, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 72.2

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shami.

  • 72.1

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 72
    End of Over 72. no runs. Bowler: Umesh Yadav. Sri Lanka: 170/9(rr 2.36)
  • 71.6

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 71.5

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 71.4

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Short, outside off stump ducked, hit body to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pujara. Ouch, that's gonna hurt. This bouncer from Yadav doesn't get up as much as expected and nails Kumara in the arm.

  • 71.3

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Short, outside off stump ducked, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 71.2

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 71.1

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 71
    End of Over 71. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Sri Lanka: 170/9(rr 2.39)
  • 70.6

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 70.5

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 70.4

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 70.3

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 70.2

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shami.

  • 70.1

    Mohammed Shami to Vishwa Fernando. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

  • 70
    End of Over 70. 2 runs. Bowler: Umesh Yadav. Sri Lanka: 168/9(rr 2.40)
  • 69.6

    Umesh Yadav to Lahiru Kumara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 69.5

    OUT! Caught. Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball, off stump backing away Steer, thick edge to gully, by Rahane. What a sharp catch by Rahane, he is such a safe fielder and made this look easy. It wasn't easy though, the ball was flying at some speed after Dickwella gave himself room and looked to chop down to third man. There is plenty of smiles out there for India. Dickwella played well but no more than that, batting with the tail is never simple.

    Niroshan Dickwella c Ajinkya Rahane b Umesh Yadav 41 (52)
  • 69.4

    Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella. Leg cutter half volley, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

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