4.3 that is plumb, and Rahul has gone cheaply twice in this Test, flighted on middle and leg, again choosing to play off the back foot, dangerous choice, the ball straightens past the bat and hits him in front of middle 12/1
    27.3 Dhawan gone now, all coming apart for India, tossed up full on the pads, Dhawan trying to work it against the turn, without much conviction, pops it towards the bowler instead, and this is another fine catch, Kaushal diving to his left to pluck it low, and throwing it up immediately in celebration 60/5
    14.1 he has been given first ball, tossed up on off stump, Ishant comes forward to defend, but the ball does not turn, hurries on with the angle and hits pad before it ricochets on to the bat, umpire Llong raises the finger immediately, struck him in line with off 30/2
    18.5 and Rohit has failed again, it is Herath with another strike for Sri Lanka, tossing it up on middle and spinning it past Rohit's forward push to strike off, top delivery 34/3
    21.6 Sri Lanka are celebrating, they have the big fish, what a take this at forward short leg, there have been some excellent ones this game, Kohli was in the mood to get on with it, tried to work this pitched up delivery with the spin, forced it on to the pad off a thick inside edge, it sped near the fielder's right leg and was dying on him when he reacted to dive and pouch it 45/4
    46.3 and Herath settles it for Sri Lanka with another beauty, Rahane pushing forward again to a tossed up ball on off, not exactly stretching though, turn and bounce takes the edge and it carries low to slip, Herath is pumped up and engulfed by ecstatic team-mates 102/9
    30.3 Herath can no do no wrong at the moment, and another one is down for the Indians, lots of flight, as he hurls it high up, Saha drawn out by that, looking to force it to the leg side, it spins past and climbs, Chandimal is in the air as he takes it but recovers quickly to remove the bails before Saha can make his ground 65/6
    32.3 Herath on fire, he has his fifth, Harbhajan given caught by forward short leg, pushing forward to one angled in and sliding on, hits the pad, ricochets to take the inside edge and pops up, it would have fallen almost in the middle of the pitch, but short leg stretches a hand forward on his dive, and takes it, some of the catches have been unbelievably good this Test 67/7
    38.6 Sri Lanka keep plucking tough catches, Ashwin looking for some runs steps out again and chips it against the turn, seems to have just got it wide of mid on, but Prasad runs to his right and slides to take it with both hands 81/8
    49.5 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 112/10
    not out
    4 (lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    112 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 2.24, 210 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (KL Rahul, 4.3 ov), 2-30 (I Sharma, 14.1 ov), 3-34 (RG Sharma, 18.5 ov), 4-45 (V Kohli, 21.6 ov), 5-60 (S Dhawan, 27.3 ov), 6-65 (WP Saha, 30.3 ov), 7-67 (Harbhajan Singh, 32.3 ov), 8-81 (R Ashwin, 38.6 ov), 9-102 (AM Rahane, 46.3 ov), 10-112 (A Mishra, 49.5 ov)
    KTGD Prasad4.02401.0001
    HMRKB Herath21.064872.2800
    PHT Kaushal17.514732.6300
    ANPR Fernando6.03801.3300
    AD Mathews1.00303.0010

Close of Play

  • Wed, 12 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 128/2 (S Dhawan 53*, V Kohli 45*, 34 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 5/2 (KTGD Prasad 3*, KC Sangakkara 1*, 4 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 23/1 (S Dhawan 13*, I Sharma 5*, 8 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 112 (49.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A second?


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



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


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


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

An away Test win Looms


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

Lots of early wickets


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


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

Only Two Modes


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

United we fall


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


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


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