India thumped Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to clean sweep the three-match series in Pallekele. After enforcing a follow-on, Indian bowlers bundled out the hosts for to register a win in the match. Sri Lanka had a dismal start to the day’s play when R Ashwin got the first breakthrough after he dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne. On the other side, Mohammad Shami continued with his form in this Test and picked two quick wickets to push the home side on backfoot.
The Dinesh Chandimal-led side kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out to lose the match. Ashwin picked a four-for, Shami scalped three while Umesh Yadav got a couple. Here’s what pundits have to say about India’s whitewash win over Sri Lanka.
— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) 14 August 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 14 August 2017
What a fabulous way to end the test series! A big hug to the entire team for their outstanding performance. Good luck for the ODI series! pic.twitter.com/HaXfI7dPwo
As easy a series win as is possible to have and that means lots and lots for Sri Lankan cricket to think about.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 14 August 2017
Sri Lanka have gone from bad to worse this series. Appalling in 3rd Test appalling. Demands heads must roll, but how many?!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) 14 August 2017
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India’s record since losing the Galle Test in 2015
20 wins, 1 loss, 5 draws#SLvIND
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) 14 August 2017