India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Hardik Pandya’s fireworks, Kusal Mendis’ run-out and other key moments

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Hardik Pandya’s fireworks, Kusal Mendis’ run-out and other key moments

India beat Sri Lanka in turns and 171 runs to complete a time of 3-0 series, their first home run in a series consisting of three or more games.

Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya shone with the bat before Kuldeep Yadav was impressed during his first game of the series with four windows in the first innings as the hosts were expelled by 135.

Virat Kohli has applied tracking the hosts, but the lions collapse again with Ravichandran Ashwin grabbing four windows as India fired the hosts by 181.

As another test match became a one-sided contest, there were some key moments that shaped the outcome of the game. Take a look at the key turning points of the game:

Hardik Pandya gestures after running his first-century first-class on day 2 of the third test against Sri Lanka. AP
Hardik Pandya gestures after running his first-century first-class on day 2 of the third test against Sri Lanka. AP
KL Rahul fell

India started well with Rahul Dhawan and fly freely. The duo sewn an association of 186 people who sat the bases of the first total Indian total entries of 487.

Sri Lanka was loose enough on the floor of the series and was guilty of giving easy runs. Rahul was granted a suspension in 11th place, dropping when he was at point 2.

Rahul played a wild shot and the ball is out of the bottom half of the bat, where Lahiru Kumara went wrong. The Karnataka hitter capitalized on the error and scored 85 runs in the first innings.

Sri Lanka letting the lead slip on day 2

Sri Lanka was willing to restrict India to 329 for six at the end of the first day. The hosts beat up at regular intervals after the layoffs and Rahul Dhawan and were very well looked after.

The hosts had taken the new ball for 1 day, with Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya in the fold of India, and it seemed that the hosts would have difficulty crossing 400 after Saha fell on the second day 2.

However, Sri Lanka has failed to get the last three windows quickly while Kuldeep and Pandya played the first few laps to destabilize the hosts before Hardik is released with what can be described as one of the most impressive test games of the last time.

The whirlwind of Hardik Pandya

When the Indian team was announced for the tour of Sri Lanka, many people were surprised to see the inclusion of Pandya. While the ATV was lethal in the shortest game formats, it was still an untested product in the test cricket.

But at age 23, he justified his inclusion with a fifty in the first test in Galle. He followed with a 100 without mercy in this test.

With Shami and Umesh giving to their company, everyone realized the need to score some quick races and beat eight 4s and 6s seven to catapult India to the total imposition of 487.