Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne hit a elegant hundred, however the guests succumbed to a 238-run defeat inside three days within the pink-ball Take a look at in opposition to India in Bengaluru. Karunaratne scored 107 off 174 balls with the help of 15 fours. Nonetheless, Ravichandran Ashwin (4/55) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/23) starred with the ball as India bowled out Sri Lanka for 208 in 59.3 overs. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel additionally chipped in with two wickets.
On a difficult floor, Karunaratne regarded in charge of his innings. The left-hander introduced up his century by flicking a size ball from Bumrah for a boundary. It wanted a magnificence from the pacer to finish Karunaratne’s valiant effort. Bumrah received a full supply to tail in late and clear up the well-set batter as he tried a drive.
The top for Sri Lanka got here swiftly after Karunaratne’s departure. Ashwin trapped Lasith Embuldeniya lbw for two with one which straightened. Bumrah bowled Suranga Lakmal for 1 in his ultimate Take a look at whereas the successful second got here when Vishwa Fernando (2) slogged Ashwin to mid-off.
Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis resist for Sri Lanka earlier than Indian bowlers hit again
Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis featured in a second-wicket stand of 97 because the guests confirmed some resilience on Day 3 of the pink-ball Take a look at. Each Karunaratne and Mendis introduced up their preventing fifties within the first session of play on Monday. Nonetheless, India hit again with three wickets to scale back the Lankans to 151 for 4 by the top of the session.
Mendis was the primary to succeed in his fifty, off solely 57 balls, putting Ravindra Jadeja for a single via level. Nonetheless, he didn’t final lengthy after that. On 54, ran down the observe to Ashwin and was fully overwhelmed within the flight. Rishabh Pant accomplished the stumping as Ashwin equaled Dale Steyn’s report of 439 Take a look at wickets.
Jadeja struck within the very subsequent over, breaching Angelo Mathews’ protection and cleansing him up for 1. Ashwin then had his second within the second when Dhananjaya de Silva (4) supplied a bat-pad catch to Hanuma Vihari at brief leg. Karunaratne held on to finish a defiant half-century by whipping Axar Patel in direction of midwicket for a single. Nonetheless, three wickets within the session meant India had just about neutralized Sri Lanka’s fightback.
Axar had his first wicket of the innings within the second session when Niroshan Dickwella (12) jumped out of his crease and missed a straighter one to be stumped. Charith Asalanka’s poor run with the bat continued as he perished for five. Axar received one to show and leap and the vicious supply took the left-handed batter’s gloves earlier than touchdown within the palms of backward brief leg.
Karunaratne continued the battle for Sri Lanka within the second session, however the guests have been at all times preventing a dropping battle.