Finally, the sorts for Sri Lanka has been ended on Day 4 as they folded out at Colombo in Ravindra Jadeja’s magical arms. The triumph at Colombo handed India a series victory including a chance to clean sweep series. Both teams will now move to Pallekelle on August 12th to take on each other for one final time in the white jersey.
Riding on fantastic tons from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, India posted a massive total on the board. In reply to India’s first innings tally, Sri Lanka lost all their 20 wickets to hand a massive victory for India along with a series win in Virat Kohli’s kitty.
Ravindra Jadeja has been adjudged as Man of the Match for his flawless performance at Colombo that included an unbeaten 70* run knock followed by 7 wickets in total comprising a 5-wicket Haul.
Here are the Statistical Highlights:
1 – For the first time, India won a Test with an innings to spare in Sri Lanka.
8 – Indian won eight consecutive Test series so far.
3 – India is at the joint-second position in most consecutive Test series wins for a team along with England. Australia at the top with 9.
3 – The win today is the Third consecutive at Colombo venue. Second Time to do so.
2 – Ajinkya Rahane is the second quickest to reach 50 catches in the Test format.
1 –Dimuth Karunaratne is the only Sri Lanka batsman to score Two hundred while following on.
1 – For the first time, two Sri Lankan batsmen scored Centuries while Following on.
4 – Ravindra Jadeja took 4th Man of the match award in last one year. Most by any other in World Cricket.
1 – For the first time in Indian Cricket history, two players from a team scoring fifty plus and five-wicket haul took place in a Test. On whole, third.
3 – Karunaratne is jointly the third batsman for Sri Lanka to have the most number of centuries in third innings of a Test.
7 – India registered an Innings victory in 7 different countries around the world. They are yet to make it in South Africa and New Zealand.
4 – India holds the joint-most victories along with Australia to win successively in Sri Lanka.
1 – Virat Kohli is the only skipper to have most victories in Sri Lanka. Ricky Ponting is second best with 3 wins.
1 – For the first time, Ashwin and Jadeja conceded over 100 runs in opposition’s second innings.
8 – Eighth consecutive Test series win under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.