Leveling the series, India won over Srilanka

The match now hinges in the balance, perhaps a little in India’s favour as they go into day four with nine wickets intact in the second innings. (Ravichandran) Ashwin was bowling brilliantly.


Three overs went by without a wicket as dark clouds started hovering above the ground, bringing the possibility of thundershowers as per predictions.

He claimed that the pitches were prepared specifically to help England’s bowlers and that led to his side’s failure to retain the Ashes. It’s nearly impossible to get him away. “Lucky to have played in the same era as you”, Kohli said in his thank you letter to Sangakkara, according to NDTV Sports.

Sharma was charged with breaching provisions of the players’ code of conduct which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal”, said the worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) in a statement.

“A commendable effort by the boys, coming together nicely after that kind of loss (at Galle), regrouping very quickly and putting a performance like this”. Doesn’t matter if we’ve lost today, we’ll try and beat you in the next game. That’s usually been the case for a very long time to have someone getting the runs.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t play as well as we could. They were just chasing 176, a very small total, but they got bogged down and paid the price”, he said. That actually gives them more confidence.

Talking about whether bowling last on this wicket was a certified advantage, Kohli said, “Definitely”.

Clarke is one of the 30 internationals, including eight Australia batmen, to reach 900 points, which was incidentally his highest points tally that was achieved after the 2012 Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka.

India’s emphatic win set the stage for an intriguing finale to the series when the third and final Test starts at the Sinhalese sports club in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday. The Indian fielders duly lined up to shake hands with one of Sri Lanka’s best known cricketers and statesman. It?s not certain that a certain someone would bat at a certain position.

To most lovers of the gentleman’s game, Sangakkara might have a few good years left in him but the legend’s decision to retire can only be respected.


Kohli stuck with five bowlers and ordered the team to go at the Sri Lankans even harder.

Kumar Sangakkara farewell bats