Sidharth Monga

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Dhammika Prasad celebrates the wicket of  KL Rahul

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Colombo, SSC, 1st day

Sri Lanka take two on rain-hit day

Asked to bat on a testing, grassy pitch, India held on grimly - with some luck on their side - to keep the damage down to two wickets on a rain-hit first day

Angelo Mathews celebrates with team-mates after dismissing R Ashwin

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Persistent India edge slightly ahead on attritional day

At the end of the second day, they had taken three Sri Lanka wickets, had a lead of 253 in the bag, and knew Sri Lanka will have to bat last on a surface where the odd ball began to behave alarmingly

Rangana Herath exults after trapping Ishant Sharma lbw

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Herath seven razes India for 112

Sri Lanka choked the life out of India's chase of 176, with Rangana Herath taking 7 for 48 to condemn the visitors to a 63-run defeat

Dinesh Chandimal exults after getting to his fourth Test ton

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Chandimal 162* leaves India tricky chase

What began as a low-percentage humpty from Dinesh Chandimal ended as a high-quality counterattack of 162 not out off 169 balls to set India a tricky target of 176, nearly double the highest successful chase in Galle

Shikhar Dhawan is congratulated by Virat Kohli after he completed his century

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinners cap India's day of batting domination

India didn't quite bat Sri Lanka out of the game, taking a 192-run lead, but their spinners removed the Sri Lanka openers in four available overs to threaten a three-day finish

Shikhar Dhawan exults after taking a spectacular catch to dismiss Kaushal Silva

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Ashwin six-for puts India in charge

Losing the toss in Sri Lanka usually demoralises visiting sides, but India - led by R Ashwin's second successive five-for and his best figures away from home - did a stellar job to seemingly neutralise Sri Lanka's advantage of batting first

KL Rahul scored his first hundred in his second Test

India cricket

Into the heart of a horror debut

KL Rahul recalls in detail his terrible first Test in Melbourne, and how he managed to turn it around in Sydney

Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma bowl at the nets

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Veterans' inclusions mock India's spin reserves

Admirable as it is that two experienced spinners have shown enough fitness to be allowed a comeback at this age, experts are not happy with what this says about the team's future

Ahmed Shehzad drives down the ground

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Colombo

Shehzad, bowlers give Pakistan series

Pakistan registered their first series win in Sri Lanka in nine years through yet another ruthless performance