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Sri Lanka Vs India 2nd Test: Twitter Reacts As India Seal Series With Thumping Win 

Sri Lanka Vs India 2nd Test: Twitter Reacts As India Seal Series With Thumping Win

The writing was very much on the wall when Sri Lanka conceded 439 runs lead and the island nation only managed to delay the inevitable with a spirited fightback as India wrapped up the three-match series by winning the second Test with a big margin of an innings and 53 runs. Sri Lanka’s innings ended on 386 with Dimuth Karunaratne top-scoring with 141. Ravindra Jadeja, starred with the ball, running through Sri Lanka’s middle-order to finish with figures of 5 for 152.

Starting the day on 209 for 2, Dimuth Karunaratne and Malinda Pushpakumara began cautiously and added 28 runs before the latter was clean bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Prior to that, Karunaratne brought up his sixth Test century with a four off Mohammed Shami.

After Pushpakumara’s dismissal, Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Dinesh Chandimal for just 2 to put India firmly on top. Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews then shared an unbeaten partnership of 61 runs to take the team at lunch without any further setback. This was also the first time the home side scored 300 or more in the ongoing series.

But the resistance soon ended after lunch when Jadeja dismissed both Karunaratne and Mathews to leave the hosts reeling at 315 for 6. Karunaratne scored 141 off 307 balls while Mathews chipped in with 36.

Jadeja, who recently became the fastest left-arm bowler to 150 Test wickets was not done yet as he removed Dilruwan Perera to all but seal Sri Lanka’s feat. The left-arm spinner soon completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Dhananjaya de Silva before Niroshan Dickwella and Rangana Herath frustrated the Indian bowlers for close to 10 overs. The resistance was broken by Pandya when he had Dickwella caught at gully. Ashwin then wrapped up the match by dismissing Nuwan Pradeep.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the day’s play:

https://twitter.com/AllTimeBakchod/status/894104302372831232

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