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India blow Sri Lanka away in opening Test at Galle, relive the 1st Test in pictures

Team India registered a 304-run win over Sri Lanka, to take a 1-0 lead in a three-match Test series.

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Riding on R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's clinical performances with the ball, Indian cricket team registered a 304-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of three-Test match series. Indian spinners claimed three-wicket hauls each as Virat Kohli-led side bundled out the hosts to 245. Earlier in the day, Kohli registered his 17th Test century as a player, and 10th as a captain. (Source: Reuters)

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R Ashwin who was playing his 50th Test match, was onace again clinical with the ball. The 30-year old off-spinner scalped three wickets in the second innings.

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Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets in both the innings, taking his Test wickets tally to 148 in 31 matches.

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With Dimuth Karunaratne looking good, wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella played a supportive role to Sri Lankan opener. He scored his fourth Test half-century. Karunaratne and Dickweela forged a 101-run partnership, before Ashwin ended their partnership. (Source: Reuters)

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Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was in great touch and kept the hosts in the hunt desptie wickets falling from the other hand. The left-handed batsman fell three runs short of his sixth Test century. Chasing a 550 run target, he and Dickwella forged a 101 run partnership. (Source: AP)

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Unbeaten knock of 103 runs by skipper Virat Kohli and a 89-run innings by opener Abhinav Mukund helped India set Sri Lanka a target of 550 in the first Test.

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Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli, who was out for 3 in the first innings, scored his 17th Test hundred. His unbeaten knock of 103 runs was also his 10th hundred as a captain. (Source: Reuters))