India thump Sri Lanka by innings and 239 runs in Nagpur Test, go 1-0 up in series

Updated On : 27 Nov , 2017 , 03:13 PM
Virat Kohli and R Ashwin - File Photo
Virat Kohli and R Ashwin - File Photo
New Delhi:

India registered a massive innings and 239 runs win over Sri Lanka in the second Test at Nagpur to go up 1-0 in the three match series. Indian spinners ran through the Lankan middle and lower order to bowl them out for 166 in their second innings on Day 4 of the Test match.

India had declared their first innings at 610 for six, taking a massive 405-run lead over the visitors.The Indian batting efforts were spearheaded by captain Virat Kohli who scored his fifth Test double ton.

Kohli equalled West Indian batting legend Brain Lara's record of most double tons as a Test captain. Meanwhile Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to scalp 300 Test wickets. Ashwin went past Denis Lille who got to the milestone in 56 tests.

The Indian skipper was rendered good support by middle order lynch pin Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma, both of whom scored centuries. Indian seamers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav struck early to make inroads into the Sri Lakan top order in their second innings.

The spinners then came into their own by ripping through the Lankan middle order. The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin were at their lethal best making most of the turning track at Nagpur.

With this commanding win, India continued with their phenomenal run in Test cricket at home under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.India have been unbeaten at home since November 2016. 

The hosts would look to press home the good performance at Nagpur when the two sides lock horns in the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.

First Published : Monday, November 27, 2017 01:10 PM
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