175 runs and 9 wickets, Jadeja’s Jauhar won India by an innings and 222 runs on the third day

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Mohali: The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka within three days in the first Test. Rohit Sharma’s team won the match played at IS Bindra Cricket Stadium in Mohali by an innings and 222 runs. This was Rohit’s first match as captain. On the second day of the match, the Indian team declared its first innings on 574 runs. Sri Lanka, who are at the top of the ICC Test Championship table, were bundled out for 174 in the first innings and 178 in the second innings. After getting a lead of 400 runs in the first innings, the Indian team decided to give a follow-on to Sri Lanka instead of batting again. Sri Lanka got the first blow at the beginning of the second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne (0) in the third over of the innings. Pathum Nisanka, who scored a half-century in the first innings, also became the victim of Ashwin after scoring 6 runs. After the fall of 4 for 44, Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva tried to handle the innings. There was a partnership of 49 runs for the 5th wicket between the two. Jadeja broke this partnership by dismissing Dhananjaya. Ashwin dismisses Charith Aslanka. With this wicket, he surpassed Kapil Dev to reach number two in the list of Indian bowlers who took the most wickets in Tests. India took 7 wickets of Sri Lanka for 121 runs. After this the lower order batsmen troubled the Indian bowlers. Sri Lanka’s innings was reduced to 178 runs. Jadeja took 4 wickets for India in the second innings. Earlier in the first innings, Sri Lanka lost the last 6 wickets within 13 runs. After the score of 161 for four in the first hour, the entire team returned to the pavilion for 174 runs. Pathum Nisanka scored an unbeaten 61 off 133 balls. Took 5 wickets for India. He took the feat of taking five wickets in the innings in Test cricket for the 20th time.

[Attribution to NBT]

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