Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
134(271) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 4 0 1 0 1
LD Chandimal
162(169) 19x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 5 0 12 5 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O28.2
M6
R114
W4
Eco4.02
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PHT Kaushal
O32.4
M2
R134
W5
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Sangakkara receives a memento, and that is all from the presentation. That is all for now from us, you can also WATCH the highlights from this game (excluding Canada and Sri Lanka). Good bye

Angelo Mathews: "What a turnaround. I am speechless, Great effort. Was a poor batting performance in the first innings. but we came back. Chandimal was outstanding, he single-handedly got us to a fighting score. The wicket was pretty demanding, we were down and out for three and a half days. We have good quality spinners, just go out there and try to be positive, bowl in good areas. They had three spinners and the wicket was turning quite a lot. We had to play positively, we had to play our shots, sweeps, reverse sweeps."

Virat Kohli: "We got no one to blame but ourselves (watch India's collapse here). Credit to Angelo and his team. We failed to capitalise after taking the first five wickets (in the second innings), we should have finished the game in that session, one bad session and the game can turn, that is how Test cricket is. Rangana Herath is an outstanding bowler, he put our batsmen under pressure. It behaved strangely it looked hard on the frst morning. Angelo chose to bat, it started spinning, in our first innings it played nicely, we got a good total. We through it would get more diffucult , the way Dinesh and the others batted, they kept Sri Lanka in the hunt.

Dinesh Chandimal is the Man of the Match for his counter-attacking century: "It was not an easy wicket to bat on. I tried reverse-sweeps and sweeps. I thought I could put some pressure on the bowlers. I tried to rotate the strike. Credit goes to Sangakkara, Mathews, Thirimanne and Mubarak as well. They batted well. I thought 175-plus might be a good total. (Herath) is outstanding. We all know he is a legend." You can watch Herath's seven wickets here.

There have been so many question marks over the next generation of Sri Lanka batsmen. How fitting that the greatest Sri Lanka batsman, Kumar Sangakkara, has been given a winning sendoff at Galle set up by one of the most thrilling counterattacks in recent Test history, from young Dinesh Chandimal. Couple of teammates hoist Sanga onto their shoulders and take him on a victory lap as Galle stands up and applauds the departing legend.

India had to make 176. The margin of defeat tells you how poorly they batted, and how well Sri Lanka bowled. Yes, it was the fourth innings, but it was a day-four pitch, and there was nothing unplayable about it.

Rangana Herath: "What a wonderful comeback. Getting out for 183, we had a bad time in the first innings but we recovered well. Chandimal and his partnerships. What I thought is I need to give my best. I gave my 100 percent, that is why I succeeded I guess. Even last evening I had a chat with our spin coach. We did realise something. That is the reason for this success. I am carrying bit of an injury as well. My knees are a bit sore. But you have to give 100 percent when you are playing for your country. Even at 37 I am competing with the younger guys. Before the fourth innings, what the captain said was this can be a turnaround game."

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imran ulhaq: "History will never produce the substitute of Great Sanga "The Double Century Specialist""

Mark: "Quite a sobering lesson for Kohli as captain. From dominating 2 and a half days to losing the test within about 2 sessions....the perks of Test captaincy."

Ram: "This is a Disturbing loss. I didn't see a fight. From this Indian side"

49.5
W
Kaushal to Mishra, OUT, Sri Lanka have achieved one of the most incredible Test wins, Kaushal ends it, Mishra tries to force this tossed up ball, edges it on to pad, and silly point reacts superbly to go back and take a diving catch as the ball goes swirling over him, they check for the no-ball even as Sri Lanka celebrate, Kaushal is just fine
49.4
0
Kaushal to Mishra, no run
49.3
0
Kaushal to Mishra, no run, leans forward again and pushes with the spin, past the man at short leg
49.2
0
Kaushal to Mishra, no run, moves forward to nudge it off the pad to forward short leg
49.1
0
Kaushal to Mishra, no run, bounces sharply from round the stumps, Mishra allows it to hit him

Mark: "From the possibility of losing by an innings to winning this Test match..wow, this test is one for the history books. And its quite the story that one of the next generation turned it around for Sri Lanka."

END OF OVER:
49 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 112/9

  • A Mishra15 (31b)
  • VR Aaron1 (4b)
  • HMRKB Herath21-6-48-7
  • PHT Kaushal17-1-47-2
48.6
1
Herath to Mishra, 1 run, squared up as he pushes half forward, thick edge runs past slip, allows Mishra to keep the strike

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
134(271) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 4 0 1 0 1
LD Chandimal
162(169) 19x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 5 0 12 5 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O28.2
M6
R114
W4
Eco4.02
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PHT Kaushal
O32.4
M2
R134
W5
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A second?

1

Number times India have lost a Test when chasing a target of 200 runs or less - against West Indies (1997)

Tentative

35

Number of dot balls played by Shikhar Dhawan at the start of Day 4. He inside edged the 36th ball for four.

Box remains unchecked

49

Runs scored by Jehan Mubarak in this innings, his highest Test score. Mubarak is yet to score a fifty from 21 Test innings

Non-Bangladesh Hundred

3

Number of previous Test centuries for Dinesh Chandimal, all three against Bangladesh

An away Test win Looms

8

Number of times India have achieved an innings-victory in away Tests, with seven of wins coming post 2000

Lots of early wickets

2

Number of previous instances of Sri Lanka losing their first 3 wickets for 5 runs or less - against ENG (2001) and AUS (2012)

In front of the stumps

2

Number of Indian keepers to make a 50+ score in Sri Lanka - MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha

Only Two Modes

0

Number of previous instances of 9 or more Indian batsmen being dismissed either bowled or LBW in the same Test inns

United we fall

4

Number of India's top-5 batsmen who were dismissed LBW - Rahul, Rohit, Kohli and Rahane. This has only happened once before.

Size does matter

8

Number of Test scores between 100 and 120 for Virat Kohli. He has gone past 120 only thrice out of his 11 Test centuries

Enjoying the pressure

3

Number of captains who have scored 4 hundreds in their first 4 Tests as captain - Kohli, Cook and Gavaskar