47.1 what a catch! Chadimal has plucked one to his left at square leg. Good length at middle stump. Nails the sweep shot, right off the middle. Chandimal goes two-handed, very very quickly to his left, and holds on 219/2
    39.3 straight to mid-on! It's one way to get Rahul. He will always take on a flighted delivery. That's what this is. Tossed up, good length at off stump. Steps out and gets too far away from it. Looks to lift it over mid-on, but drags it flat and to his left. Nicely held on. Another good knock Rahul knock ends without him getting to a 100 188/1
    50.1 outside edge, straight to slip. Short ball in the corridor. Pujara perhaps gets too far away from this as he looks to cut. It's a weak cut in the end. Comfortable height for Mathews, and at a gentle pace too. It was off the keeper's glove. Adjusted his hands nicely for the deviation 229/3
    78.2 slip holds on to an easy one! He'd been reaching out and failing to get to the pitch for a while now - it leads to his wicket. This was good length outside off. Playing too far away from the body. Healthy edge, regulation catch 296/5
    65.4 another for Pushpakumara! Rahane is done by the straight ball this time. This isn't deception, though, it's nerves. He's been so circumspect. Walks into this dipping ball on off stump. Brings the bat down at an angle - from third man's direction. Perhaps expecting it to turn. Even in that case, it would have been a poor shot. Not to the pitch. This also keep a tad low and slides through between bat and pad, straight up middle stump 264/4
    87.6 great catch! Back of a length, slanting away from the right hander. One finally pokes at it, and gets the outside edge. Sri Lanka's slip cordon starts with second slip. It's because Dickwella can dive the way he just has. One-handed, to his right, and taken in front of second slip 322/6
    91.3 Saha finds gully. Not the greatest ball, but they don't care. Good length delivery outside off, Saha looks to use the pace on the ball and deflect it past gully. But he can't keep it down nor find the gap. Dilruwan takes a sharp catch at gully, to his right. The fielder may have been just a touch forward to cut off the angle. That would have meant that if the ball came to him, it would be at a decent pace, but Vishwa's medium pace ensured it wasn't as tough a catch as it should have been. 339/7
    122.3 and taken. The first over after lunch. A googly outside off, Pandya looks to go over long-off, but the googly takes the ball away from the bat. Skewed off the outside half of the bat, sliced away to the deep cover fielder. That's a five-for for Sandakan, a fine effort from the left-arm wristspinner. The break has done for Pandya. 487/10
    110.6 after bowling too full, he drags the length back on this and gets a thick outside edge. Given, by umpire Illingworth. Kuldeep reviews inexplicably, but he has got a thick outside edge. A big spike on UltraEdge. Dickwella follows the ball and takes a good catch. That wicket is down to the length - left Kuldeep wondering whether to come forward or go back - and a little bit of spin - not too much to beat the edge 401/8
    114.2 and another one. Tossed up outside off, Shami looks to hit that through mid-off, but the ball takes the inside half of the bat and skews back to the bowler. Sandakan takes an easy reverse-cupped catch off his own bowling. 421/9
    not out
    24 (b 10, lb 6, nb 2, w 6)
    487 all out (122.3 Overs, 534 minutes)
    MVT Fernando26.038723.3411
    CBRLS Kumara23.0110404.5210
    FDM Karunaratne7.003004.2800
    MDK Perera8.013604.5001
    PADLR Sandakan35.3413253.7140
    PM Pushpakumara23.028233.5600
    Fall of wickets:1-188 (KL Rahul, 39.3 ov), 2-219 (S Dhawan, 47.1 ov), 3-229 (CA Pujara, 50.1 ov), 4-264 (AM Rahane, 65.4 ov), 5-296 (V Kohli, 78.2 ov), 6-322 (R Ashwin, 87.6 ov), 7-339 (WP Saha, 91.3 ov), 8-401 (Kuldeep Yadav, 110.6 ov), 9-421 (Mohammed Shami, 114.2 ov), 10-487 (HH Pandya, 122.3 ov)
    4.3 terrific bowling this. Full again outside off, Karunaratne plays for some swing - like he has been doing through the innings - but this one doesn't move as much. So similar to the Tharanga dismissal. A thick outside edge and taken by Saha. Exceptional bowling. Not sure you can control the amount of swing you get, but he has done Karunaratne in with that length and plenty of doubt. At least, there's no review this time. They check the validity of the delivery - a legal front-foot delivery - and the catch - that's legal too, carried comfortably 23/2
    2.3 edged and taken! Tharanga nicks off. And reviews it. I'm not sure what's happening with these reviews, why would he chat with his partner and then review? It's another absolutely awful review. Shami gets this to come back in, but the key is that it didn't swing as much as the previous ones. Tharanga played for more swing than there was and got a thin edge. Saha dives away to his right and takes a good catch. But that's just awful cricket post the event from Tharanga. A terrible mis-use of the system, and should be held wholly accountable if a middle-order player gets a howler. A big noise too. 14/1
    8.5 what happened there? Firstly, that's terrific stuff from Ashwin. Full and straight on middle and leg, flicked to mid-on's left. Ashwin dives to his right, gets up and throws at the non-striker's end even though Mendis is halfway down. Chandimal, aware of the stop, sends his partner back too late. Mendis turns back to see Ashwin's throw miss the stumps at the non-striker's end. He thinks he's safe and labours back, but Kuldeep Yadav is backing up closely at short cover. Picks up and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. Mendis is still short. In all this time, Shami has no idea what's going on after the throw evades him. There was a slip too from Mendis. 38/3
    31.3 worked straight into the hands of leg gully. Plenty of flight outside off from Ashwin, spins back in. Chandimal sees that flight and complacently tries to work that into the leg side, but the ball takes the inside half of the bat, ricochets into the pad and then to leg gully. A soft dismissal. 125/7
    9.3 and another one. 135 kph, this time from Pandya. Full and straight from the bowler, this one seams back in and beats Mathews' inside edge. That may or may not have been sliding down leg, but Mathews can't even consider reviewing because of Tharanga's review. He walks off. Just a little bit of seam movement doing for Sri Lanka. India have done well to make the batsmen play, the variable bounce and movement (off the pitch, off the seam or off the hand) is doing the rest. All reds on HawkEye. 38/4
    20.3 And it looks ugly when it doesn't come off. Dickwella ventures another high-risk shot and sees himself get stumped! Looped up higher - this is the googly - Dickwella forays down the track and aims to launch it down the ground or possibly over the leg side. The ball breaks back in with bounce, sneaks through the gate, Saha moves nimbly to his right and whips the bails off without any fuss 101/5
    22.1 Dilruwan Perera pulls a rank half-tracker straight into the lap of Pandya at deep midwicket - the only man on the leg-side boundary. What a banner day for Pandya. A maiden Test ton, the wicket of Mathews, and a catch to boot. This was darted on middle, deserved to be smacked over the boundary. Instead, Perera picks out the fielder. You can't get away from Pandya 107/6
    32.2 that's great captaincy by Kohli. Brought in silly point for that ball, Kuldeep tossed up a googly on middle. Pushpakumara could not help himself from attempting an exuberant cover drive into the vacant cover region. Misses the ball by a considerable distance and the ball hits the stumps. Crowded out. 125/8
    37.4 and that's the end of the innings. Flat on middle and leg, Sandakan gets a thick inside edge into his pad and goes to leg gully. Another soft dismissal. 135/10
    36.5 gone through bat and pad, and ricochets into the stumps via the pad. Lots of flight on leg and middle, the ball spins back in. Fernando doesn't have an idea of which way the ball is spinning (there were two googlies and two legbreaks before this ball in the over), and finds a big enough gap. Another fine wristspinning performance in international cricket. Teams have to know by now that a wristspinner is a match-changing option in all formats. 135/9
    not out
    11 (b 4, lb 1, w 6)
    135 all out (37.4 Overs, 171 minutes)
    Mohammed Shami6.511722.4810
    UT Yadav3.102307.2610
    HH Pandya6.012814.6600
    Kuldeep Yadav13.024043.0700
    R Ashwin8.422222.5300
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (WU Tharanga, 2.3 ov), 2-23 (FDM Karunaratne, 4.3 ov), 3-38 (BKG Mendis, 8.5 ov), 4-38 (AD Mathews, 9.3 ov), 5-101 (N Dickwella, 20.3 ov), 6-107 (MDK Perera, 22.1 ov), 7-125 (LD Chandimal, 31.3 ov), 8-125 (PM Pushpakumara, 32.2 ov), 9-135 (MVT Fernando, 36.5 ov), 10-135 (PADLR Sandakan, 37.4 ov)

Match Notes

A first


This is the first time India have whitewashed the oppositions in an away Test series of 3 or more Tests.

Chandimal's low


Dinesh Chandimal's average in this series - his 2nd worst in any Test series playing 2+ Tests. Also, he's the only SL top-order batsman without a 50+ score in this series.

All out in no time


No. of times SL have got all out in fewer overs in first inns of a home Test, than 37.4 overs in this match. They were all out in 28.2 overs v Pak, Kandy 1994 & 34.2 v Aus, Pallekele, 2016.

Maiden FC ton in Test


No. of India players to score their maiden first-class century in a Test, including Pandya. Others are: Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh.

Bang bang


Runs scored by Pandya in one over off Pushpakumara, the most by any India player in an over in Test history. Previous most: 24 by Kapil off E Hemmings, Lord's, 1990.

Brakes applied


Runs for which India lost their six wickets after Dhawan and Rahul added 188 runs for the opening wicket. The run rate dropped from 4.75 to 3.65.

Openers' double


Last time an Ind opener scored 2+ 100s in an away Test series, Dravid in England. This is also the first time Dhawan has made more than one century in a series.

Record partnership


Previous highest opening stand for visiting sides in Sri Lanka, between Prabhakar & Sidhu at SSC in 1993. Dhawan & Rahul have gone past that mark.

Record streak


No. of consecutive 50+ scores for KL Rahul, the joint-most. Weekes, A Flower, Chanderpaul, Sangakkara & Rogers also made 7 50+ scores in a row.

Quick hundred runs


Last time India reached 100 runs in fewer balls in a Test innings than in the 17.4 overs today, v Aus in Mohali. Since 2001, this is the sixth-fastest team 100 for Ind.

Three in a row


No. of tosses won by India in this 3-match series. They have elected to bat first all the three times.