Colombo: India defeated Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test in Colombo on Tuesday to win a series for the first time on the island since 1993.
Sri Lanka, set a victory target of 386, were bowled out for 268 after tea on the fifth day despite a fighting 110 from skipper Angelo Mathews.
India clinched the series 2-1 after Sri Lanka won the opening Test in Galle by 63 runs and the tourists drew level with a 278-run victory in the second match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the wishes along with Twitterati as they lauded Virat Kohli-led Team India's triumph in the Island nation.
Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the historic series win against Sri Lanka. We are proud of the Team's impressive performance.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 1, 2015
Congrats Team India! Terrific come back after being one down in the series. Way to go @imVkohli & Team India. Wish you many more victories.— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 1, 2015
Congrats Team India on a fabulous series win Really glad 2 see the way the team bounced back after losing the 1st test.Keep it up @BCCI— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 1, 2015
.@imVkohli era gets going. Superb series win. Admirable turnaround after losing first Test— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 1, 2015
When India won Last Test Series in Sri Lanka Kohli was 5 years Old.. Now He led them to famous Test series win vs Sri Lanka.. #SLvsInd— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 1, 2015
Virat Kohli (26 years 300 days) has become youngest India captain to win away series, beating Tiger Pataudi, 27, who won in NZ in 1968.— Mazher Arshad (@cricket_U) September 1, 2015
1st Away Series win for Virat Kohli, good to see him ask the Heroes of the match - Ishant & Pujara to lead the team off. Well Done! #INDvsSL— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) September 1, 2015