India finished a far reaching arrangement whitewash over Sri Lanka as they pounded the hosts by an innings and 171 runs in the third and last Test, which finished in less than three days. Ravichandran Ashwin was the destroyer-in-boss in the second innings, grabbing four wickets, while the pace twosome of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav did their bit to bring the window ornaments down on Sri Lanka’s hopelessness early.
Sri Lanka continued on the overnight score of 19/1 in their second innings, in the wake of being rocked the bowling alley out for 135 in their first innings with chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav getting four wickets in his initial excursion of the arrangement.
Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal (36), Angelo Mathews (35) and Niroshan Dickwella (41) attempted their best to defer the inescapable however it was not to be as the Lankans were bowled out at 181 in the second innings of the match.
The hosts’ poor application with the bat was on appear once more as any semblance of Ashwin, Shami, Umesh and Kuldeep grabbed wickets at consistent interims.
India set up a giant 487 keeps running on the board while batting first with Shikhar Dhawan (119) and Hardik Pandya (108) hammering tons to enable the guests to score up another enormous first inning add up to. KL Rahul was unfortunate to be out for 85 in the 1st innings, a world record equalling seventh back to back Test 50 score.
Pandya was noteworthy down the request as he changed apparatuses without any difficulty to raise his first Test century and giving India any desires for finding yet another crease rocking the bowling alley all-rounder.
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was India’s best scorer in the game with 358 runs with two centuries added to his repertoire. Cheteshwar Pujara with 309 runs was India’s second most elevated run-getter. Ravichandran Ashwin was India’s most elevated wicket taker in the arrangement with 17 wickets from 3 matches, Ravindra Jadeja, who passed up a great opportunity for the last Test because of a boycott, completed second with 13 wickets from two matches.
India, who are the best Test playing country, won their eighth Test arrangement on the run under the authority of Virat Kohli.
Shikhar Dhawan was decreed the Man of the Series while Hardik Pandya was granted the Man of the Match grant.