Player of the Match
Player of the Match

India will have to negotiate eight overs before stumps.

3.50pm Terrific bowling performance from India's spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja have returned in style to pick up seven wickets between them on a surface where there's considerable grass. Ashwin was superb variations in length and got the ball to dip, Jadeja did what he does - get the ball pitching in the same areas over and over again, almost like a robot, to keep causing doubts. While some spun, others like the ones that got Mathews, straightened. As for Ishant, he couldn't have asked for a better comeback. Replacing Shami, he bowled like a man who has been around for more than a decade in international cricket, showing the experience of a man who has played 78 Tests. The only semblance of resistance from Sri Lanka came in the form of Karunaratne, who conjured a fighting half-century. Little od note otherwise.

Ashwin to Herath, OUT, edged and taken at first slip. Lovely flight from Ashwin, drew Herath forward as a tentative poke flies low to Rahane, who anticipates the stroke and moves low to his right to complete the catch. That's wicket number 296 for Ashwin, his fourth of the innings. Sri Lanka bowled out for 205.

HMRKB Herath c Rahane b Ashwin 4 (34m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.39

Lahiru Gamage is in at No. 11, but he's off strike. Here's Ashwin

Bounty year for India


International wins for India in 2017, their most ever in a calendar year. They had won 31 in 2016

A year of losses for SL


Tests lost by SL in 2017, which equals the most defeats for them in a calendar year; they had also lost 7 in 2015

Top-order collapses


Number of consecutive second innings in which Sri Lanka have been 5 down for less than 100 - twice v Pakistan in the UAE, and twice in this series

Four tons in an innings


Instances of four centuries in an innings for India. Before this game, they had achieved this against SA in Kolkata, 2010, and v Bangladesh in Mirpur, 2007

Double the fun


Double-hundreds for Kohli as captain, which equals Brian Lara's record. Bradman, Clarke and Graeme Smith had four each

Hundreds galore


Instances of at least three hundreds by India's top 4 in a Test innings. Previous instance was also v SL, in Kanpur in 2009

Hungry for hundreds


Conversion rate for Kohli as captain in Tests - he has 12 centuries out of 16 50+ scores. It's the best among all captains with 10 or more hundreds

Captain centurion


Hundreds in all international cricket for Kohli in 2017, which is a record for any captain in a calendar year. Ponting (2005 & 2006) and Smith (2005) had 9 each

Vijay-Pujara in select group


Pairs who have added 4 successive century stands in Tests: Loxton-Harvey, S Manjrekar-Azharuddin, Butcher-Trescothick, Younis-Yousuf, and Vijay-Pujara

Outstanding home pair


Century stands between Vijay and Pujara in home Tests in just 22 partnerships; in 16 overseas stands, though, they have only one century partnership

Vijay-Pujara on a roll


Century stands between Vijay and Pujara in their last 7 stands in Tests; before this stand they had added 102, 178 and 107, 16, 47 & 209 in their previous 6 partnerships

The 1000-run club


Batsmen who have scored 1000-plus Test runs in 2017 - Dean Elgar and Dimuth Karunaratne. Elgar has 1097 runs in 20 inngs, while Karunaratne reached 1000 in his 23rd

Ashwin's bunny


Number of times Ashwin has dismissed Thirimanne in all international cricket, his highest against any batsman (6 times in ODIs, 5 in Tests and 1 in T20Is)