India Create History, Complete 1st 3-Test Series Whitewash Away From Home
Ravinchandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami have helped India score a victory over Sri Lanka in the third round at Pallekele to complete a series of washing their neighbors on the third day of the third final round on Monday.
Ashwin finished with 4/68 while Shami finished 3/32 in the second set. India had won the series in Colombo when they took a 2-0 lead after winning the first test in Galle.
This victory was the historic series of India, as it was their first sweep of three series of tests out of the country.
Sri Lanka was sacked by 181 on his second rides after only getting a small number of 135 in his first part in India, maneuvering and winning 171 races.
Centuries Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya have helped India send 487 in the first innings.
None of the three parties lasted five days, the last being the shortest, lasting only two and a half days.
With the resumption of Sri Lanka on the 19th for one after supervision and against a deficit of 352, the end result was an unconscious conclusion.
The hosts were finally grouped by 181 in 74.3 overs in their second innings just before tea on the third day to deliver visitors a first row flat table on the foreign soil.
The duo of Umesh Yadav (2/21) and Shami provided India’s first breakthrough before spinners Kuldeep Yadav (1-56) and Ashwin (4/68) will make further inroads.
Shami was very impressive as he finished with rhythm and accuracy, chasing his projection in the first innings when he hit twice.
With Sri Lanka battling 82 for four at lunch, it became apparent that the game would not be extended to the fourth day, providing an additional day of rest for the Indian team ahead of the ODI series in five Sunday games.
After lunch, Dinesh Chandimal (36) and Angelo Mathews (35) took their fifth collaboration with 65 races. His position was the slightest resistance to the Indians’ attack this third day, and this has helped to delay the procedure a bit, as the duo brought 100 from Lanka 49a.
Kuldeep got the lead when Chandimal was taken in the short 51st leg. Three later, it became a double hit when Ashwin trapped Mathews underweight at birth to put an end to any hope of a stronger beating Lanka.
Niroshan Dickwella (41) played aggressive shots but windows continued to fall regularly at the other end. Dilruwan Perera
(8) was taken by Ashwin in midwicket, as in the first possibility and Mohammed Shami (3-32) had Lakshan Sandakan (8) trapped. Ajinkya Rahane had a strong influence repacking Dickwella to dismiss Yadav in the 70th place.
Shortly thereafter, Ashwin has moved Lahiru Kumara (10) to complete a full series of wins for the world number one.
In the morning session, Shami launched a fire-opening spell when the operator Ashwin Dimuth Karunaratne (16) retires at the other end.