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Kumar Sangakkara receives an Indian Jersey signed by all the Indian Players

Indian captain Virat Kohli presented Kumar Sangakkara an Indian jersey signed by the Indian cricketers during a special ceremony after the match. An emotional Sangakkara thanked the Indian team while speaking for the last time as a player. The farewell Test was a fairy tale for Kumar Sangakkara as Ravichandran Ashwin once again scalped him for 18 in his last innings. In this series, Sangakkara was victim Ashwin for four times the most by any bowlers in a Test series since Sangakkara debut in Test.

Indian team gave Sangakkara a guard of honour twice when he was out to bat twice in the Test at P.Sara Oval.

In India’s massive 278 runs off-spinner R Ashwin once again picked five wickets for the second time in the series that caused the dramatic collapse as Sri Lanka lost their last seven wickets for 41 runs, and finally bundled out for 134 while chasing massive India’s target 413.

 

Two other bowlers Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra provided a solid assistance they shared three wickets between them. Amit Mishra cleaned up the tail to ensure India victory while Ishant fasten India’s victory taking the of Jehan Mubarak.

Ashwin took Sangakkara on the fourth day afternoon. Sri Lanka starting the day 72 for 2 lost captain Angelo Mathews in the first over as KL Rahul caught him off Umesh Yadav.

A heavy shower forced umpires to call early lunch otherwise India could win the Test before the lunch. However, after lunch Sri Lankan innings did not last long as Amit Mishra trapped Tharindu Kaushal in the second over after the lunch. With this empathic victory India leveled the series 1-1, and will lock horns in the third and final Test at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo to win Test series in Sri Lanka after 22 years. With experienced Sangakkara retiring from cricket going into third Test will not be an easy task for the young Sri Lankan team.

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