Sharda Ugra

Senior editor at ESPNcricinfo

The Colombo skyline

The Sinhalese speakers club

What better place to brush up your language skills than the Sri Lankan capital?

R Ashwin registered his 12th five-for in Tests

India in Sri Lanka 2015

The Ashwin show, and Ishant's second wind

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka

The victorious India team with the trophy

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

India's will to win tested by searing conditions

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits

Virat Kohli takes high-fives after the win

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

This series a revelation with this bowling attack - Kohli

Virat Kohli looked back at his team's 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka and said, "I think this series belongs to the bowlers because they have been outstanding, they have really stood out in this series"

Ishant Sharma is mobbed by his team-mates

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

India must renew focus with finish line in sight

Seven wickets stand between India and a rare overseas series win. They may be close, but they must remember the job is not yet done. To get there, they must put head over heart

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 57 for the fourth wicket

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

Flexible Rohit backs shot-making ability

Rohit Sharma, whose batting position is always a topic of discussion, said that he was ready to bat wherever the team wanted him to besides backing his strokeplay

Ishant Sharma bangs his helmet, taking a dig at Dhammika Prasad

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Tempers flare as Ishant, Prasad face off

The Sri Lanka-India Test series witnessed its first major boil-over on its penultimate day following a spat between Ishant Sharma and Dhammika Prasad towards the end of India's second innings at the SSC

Virat Kohli celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Kusal Perera

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

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Cheteshwar Pujara acknowledges the applause after making hundred

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

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

The groundstaff prepare to bring the covers on

India in Sri Lanka 2015

The fastest ground staff in the world

Sri Lanka's ground-maintenance workers use ingenuity, speed and clockwork coordination to counteract the problems posed by a home season that coincides with the monsoon