Sri Lanka totter under India's run mountain in Colombo

India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane run between wickets on Day 1 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo

India clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka in just eight days as Ravindra Jadeja spun the tourists to victory by an innings and 53 runs in Colombo. Grit, character and the willingness to put up a fight saw second innings expert Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis grind out the rest of the day.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne, who was 92 not out overnight, went to his century but lost nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara (16) in the process.

Sri Lanka had handed India the advantage after being dismissed for 183 in their first innings, conceding a 439-run lead.

Ashwin was ably assisted by other bowlers Shami (2wickets), Jadeja (2 wickets) Yadav (1 wicket) as the Lankan batsmen struggled on their home ground at Colombo. The new ball was shared by Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami, and later Jadeja and Ashwin, but it was negotiated without any harm.

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Sri Lanka were miserable with the bat in the first innings.

However, once the duo got, followed by the wicket of Angelo Mathews (36) and Niroshan Dickwella (31), it was rather easy for the Indian bowlers to get past the tail.

Sri Lanka is still 230 runs behind India in the second innings.

Earlier in the game, India continued their dominance over the host on the first two days of the second Test after registering a historic win at Galle.

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He swept dangerously but got runs and completed a fine hundred after Tea with Karunaratne playing risk free cricket from the other end. Earlier, the Indians rode on half-centuries from Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha and Ashwin to post a big total. "We really feel good as a team that we're able to win consistently right now, but we realise that it's very important to keep carrying on the same way as well".

That sequence includes three wins on their travels but Kohli insists location is no longer a factor in how his team approach a Test match.

The right-hander however, soon settled down and started to find the gaps regularly, hitting boundaries off two consecutive deliveries during Ashwin's next over. Picked up two crucial wickets in the first innings. However, Mathews and Karunaratne stuck it out for the hosts to be 302/4 at lunch, trailing the visitors only by 139 runs. "We are creating a habit of winning that I think can be carried on in future as well".

Unable to call on lone frontline paceman Nuwan Pradeep due to a hamstring injury, Sri Lanka faced an unenviable task when India resumed on 344-3 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, partners in a double century stand, looking to heap more misery on them. Rahane held on and a 69-run fifth-wicket partnership concluded. "Our second-innings batting has become more positive, we are taking on more chances and we are giving those extra 20-25 overs to the bowlers to get wickets if that phase is required".

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