Sidharth Monga

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A relieved Ishant Sharma after dismissing Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Test in balance after 15-wicket day

India made up for all the time lost to rain on the first two days by reducing Sri Lanka to 47 for 6, but the hosts negated India's advantage by adding 154 with their last four wickets and taking India's first three wickets for seven runs

Cheteshwar Pujara raises his bat after making fifty

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Pujara's fighting ton holds India together

Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first Test century since the last month of 2013 to deny Sri Lanka clear advantage in the rain-hit SSC Test

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