India made it three wins from three Tests after beating Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in the third and final Test at Pallekele. India bowled out Sri Lanka for 181 in the second innings after asking them to follow-on. Resuming the day at 19 for 2, Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the first session and six more in the extended second innings. Ashwin took four wickets while Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets. Umesh Yadav chipped in with one wicket while Kuldeep Yadav also got a wicket. This is India’s first ever clean-sweep away from home in a series with atleast three Tests.
Playing XI for Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwell, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara