Twitterati lauds Team India after Sri Lanka series triumph

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Published Sep 1, 2015, 9:48 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 11:57 pm IST
India win series for first time in Sri Lanka since 1993
India defeated Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test in Colombo to win a series for the first time on the island since 1993. (Photo: AFP)
 India defeated Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test in Colombo to win a series for the first time on the island since 1993. (Photo: AFP)

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.

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