15.3 and the wicket. Another terrific delivery. Flat and quick outside off, Karunaratne has no idea if it's the slider or the one that turns. His feet are nowhere and he fiddles at the ball, chases after the turn and gets some glove/shoulder of the bat on it. Easily snaffled up by slip. He could have played that better, just played the line, but that's easier to say than play. A deserved wicket for Ashwin, did him in with that previous delivery too. The pace was good too, he didn't let Karunaratne come forward or go back decisively 26/2
    10.4 chopped on! Tharanga has a defeated look on his face. Good length outside off, Tharanga plays away from the body, his feet stuck in the crease, possibly due to the length of the ball or some weariness or some complacency. Either way, the ball takes the inside edge and knocks into off stump. A 45-degree bat to a ball seaming back in - how much ever it moves - is a dangerous option fraught with risk. Not the first time it's happened to Tharanga this series. 15/1
    20.2 goes wide of the crease again, full delivery around off. That angle forces Pushpakumara into a defensive prod, but the ball doesn't come back in, like the batsman plays for. It holds its line, gets a thick outside edge and is comfortably taken by Saha. 34/3
    22.5 full, straight and given! No review from Mendis. Sri Lanka tottering. Beaten for pace. Goes full on leg, Mendis misses a flick, and you just can't miss straight deliveries. Umpire Tucker's finger goes up almost instantaneously. Umpire's call? Sliding down? A straight midwicket meant Mendis tried to use as less of the bat as possible, to hit the ball through square leg. To make that possible, he uses a cross-ish bat. Umpire's call on HawkEye, clipping by the slimmest of margins. 39/4
    50.3 Chandimal lobs it into the lap of Pujara at short leg. Kuldeep shortens his length, turns in, stock ball again. Chandimal reads the length and goes right on the back foot. But jams the ball onto the flap of the pad, aiming to work it away over the leg side. Pujara pouches it safely. India are just five steps away from 3-0 104/5
    53.6 an appeal for leg-before. Umpire Illingworth raises his finger. Mathews chooses to challenge the on-field out decision. Did he get bat onto it? Replays suggest that there's no bat involved. The impact is in line and the tracker returns umpire's call on leg stump. TV umpire Oxenford upholds the on-field decision. Mathews dares to sweep from the stumps and does not make contact again. This was pushed through faster and fuller, he was pinned in front of middle 118/6
    69.5 lovely catch by Rahane. India now one wicket away. Terrific reflexes. Full on leg, Dickwella gives himself some room and tries to find the gap either side of gully, but hits it close enough to Rahane, who gets his hands quickly to his left to complete a sensational reflex catch. Opened the bat face. Probably not the best shot selection either, could have gone over square leg, who was up 168/9
    59.3 Dilruwan Perera finds deep midwicket, again. May have been the topspinner outside off, Dilruwan looks for the sweep but the ball gets some extra bounce and takes the leading edge. Pandya has some ground to cover to his right, but does it with time to spare. An awful match for Dilruwan may have ended 138/7
    68.3 144 kph, eight down are Sri Lanka. A touch of width but not nearly short enough to cut. The front foot is cleared, looks for a scythe through point again but gets a thick outside edge. Saha won't drop those. India within two wickets of a series whitewash 166/8
    not out
    74.3 and that's the innings! And match! And series! India complete a 3-0 series whitewash. The carrom ball outside off, started it wide enough, the ball beats Kumara on the outside edge and knocks into off stump. 181/10
    3 (b 2, nb 1)
    181 all out (f/o) (74.3 Overs, RR: 2.42, 290 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (WU Tharanga, 10.4 ov), 2-26 (FDM Karunaratne, 15.3 ov), 3-34 (PM Pushpakumara, 20.2 ov), 4-39 (BKG Mendis, 22.5 ov), 5-104 (LD Chandimal, 50.3 ov), 6-118 (AD Mathews, 53.6 ov), 7-138 (MDK Perera, 59.3 ov), 8-166 (PADLR Sandakan, 68.3 ov), 9-168 (N Dickwella, 69.5 ov), 10-181 (CBRLS Kumara, 74.3 ov)
    Mohammed Shami15.063232.1301
    R Ashwin28.366842.3800
    UT Yadav13.052121.6100
    Kuldeep Yadav17.045613.2900
    HH Pandya1.00202.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 12 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 329/6 (WP Saha 13*, HH Pandya 1*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 19/1 (FDM Karunaratne 12*, PM Pushpakumara 0*, 13 ov)
  • Mon, 14 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 181 (74.3 ov) - end of match

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.