Watch: How India thumped Sri Lanka to clinch historic series win

AP/AFP/PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 1, 2015, 6:37 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 12:00 am IST
India defeated Sri Lanka by 117 runs to seal the series win
Virat Kohli-led Team India overcame Sri Lanka in the third and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Tuesday and clinched Test series 2-1. (Photo: AP)
 Virat Kohli-led Team India overcame Sri Lanka in the third and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Tuesday and clinched Test series 2-1. (Photo: AP)

Colombo: Virat Kohli-led Team India overcame Sri Lanka in the third and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Tuesday and clinched Test series 2-1.

India had last won a Test series in Sri Lanka under Mohammed Azharuddin's captaincy with a 1-0 verdict in 1993.

Here’s how bowlers powered the side to a historic Test series win in Island nation. 

WICKET! Ishant Sharma removed opener Upul Tharanga for a duck with just one run on the board, caught behind by Naman Ojha.

WICKET! Umesh Yadav had Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind also without scoring, leaving Sri Lanka 2-2.

WICKET| Dinesh Chandimal made 18 before being caught in the slip by Indian captain Virat Kohli off Sharma with the total on 21.

WICKET! Sri Lanka added seven runs to their overnight score when they lost opener Kaushal Silva for 27, caught at mid-wicket by Cheteshwar Pujara attempting to hook Umesh Yadav.

WICKET! Left-hander Lahiru Thirimanne made 12 when an alert Lokesh Rahul at silly point pounced on the ball and held it on second attempt as a delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin found an outside edge.

WICKET! Kusal Perera fell shortly before tea, playing a reverse sweep off Ravichandran Ashwin straight to Rohit Sharma at point.

WICKET! Ishant Sharma dismissed Angelo Mathews after a 328-minute vigil, facing 240 deliveries and hitting 13 boundaries.

WICKET! Ravichandran Ashwin then cut short Rangana Herath’s stay in the middle by trapping him before the wickets.

WICKET! Sri Lankan pacer Dhammika Prasad was next to go after Stuart Binny took a skyer.

WICKET! India clinched the historic Test series win over Sri Lanka after Amit Mishra got Nuwan Pradeep out LBW.

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