Jadeja powers India to series victory

Jadeja powers India to series victory

India clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka in just eight days as Ravindra Jadeja spun the tourists to victory by an innings and 53 runs in Colombo.

Subjected to the follow-on after their first innings debacle, Sri Lanka's second innings resurgence was built around the 191-run stand between Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, who fell for 110 on Saturday.

Dimuth Karunaratne and the debutant Malinda Pushpakumara claimed their maiden test wickets in the morning session to bring some relief for them.

India got their third wicket after Ashwin dismissed Pushpakumara following which Ravindra Jadeja dismissed skipper Dinesh Chandimal.

Jadeja dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva for a golden duck and Mohammed Shami came up with a two-wicket over to leave the Sri Lankan innings in tatters.

WICKET! Hardik Pandya gets the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella as India close in on innings win.

Sri Lanka is still 230 runs behind India in the second innings. It means India have already retained the series that they won here 2-1 in 2015, and now have a chance to complete an overseas whitewash when the third Test starts in Pallekele on August 12.

The left-arm spinner picked up two Indian wickets on his debut but was costly as the batsmen did not allow him to settle.

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Realizing the futility of trying to hang around, Dickwella threw his bat at everything, hitting seven boundaries and a six before attempting an ugly scoop against Shami that deflected the ball onto his stumps.

While Pujara (133) and Rahane (132) contributed to the bulk of the total, Jadeja, Ashwin and Saha scored 70*, 54 and 67 respectively. Umesh Yadav also chipped in with a wicket.

Karunaratne's defiant knock, which included 16 boundaries, came to a cruel end when he was presented with an unplayable delivery that reared up, hit his gloves and ballooned into the air for Ajinkya Rahane to catch behind the wicketkeeper.

Mendis was given a life on 1 by Dhawan but never cared to look back, taking control of the proceedings by targeting Ashwin and Jadeja as India's trump cards went wicketless in the 2nd innings.

The duo handled the Indian spinners with aplomb, using their feet to good effect as they combined the right dose of caution and aggression.

"I don't think we did too much wrong, we tried all, reverse swing, we bowled cutters". He took the attack to Jadeja, who has now conceded nearly 200 runs in the match for three wickets. R Ashwin spun his magic on a spin friendly wicket, spearheading the Indian bowling with a five-wicket haul.

The visitors took the second new ball as soon as it became available, but Karunaratne and Mathews played watchful cricket given the vitality of this passage of play.

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