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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Karunaratne produces narrative-changing knock

Aug 6, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne has gone from regularly being on the verge of getting dropped to becoming one of Sri Lanka's most consistent batsmen of 2017 - and shown the stomach for a fight while at it

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Jadeja suspended for Pallekele Test

Aug 6, 2017: The left-arm spinner was docked for throwing the ball 'in a dangerous manner' at Malinda Pushpakumara in the final innings of the Colombo Test

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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Expected our spinners to make bigger impact - Chandimal

Aug 6, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said his team discussed "using the sweep and reverse sweep shots heavily" in the second innings, and went on to execute that plan well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Kohli stayed confident of victory despite 'high-quality' batting from SL

Aug 6, 2017: The Indian captain also said the team did not differentiate between home and away Tests anymore, instead merely concentrating on winning every game they play in the longest format

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), 4th day

India's first innings win in Sri Lanka

Aug 6, 2017: A week after recording their biggest win over Sri Lanka in terms of runs, India achieved another high in Colombo

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Jadeja's five-for wraps up India's first innings win in Sri Lanka

Aug 6, 2017: The fastest left-armer to 150 Test wickets helped his team to a series victory away from home in eight days of cricket

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Kusal Mendis rises above cauldron of gloom

Aug 5, 2017: Amid the wreckage that has been Sri Lanka's ongoing "transition", Kusal Mendis has, repeatedly, shown the skills and temperament to put smiles on often-pained faces

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's sweeps challenges India's spinners

Aug 5, 2017: Things got rather more difficult for India's slow bowlers after they enforced the follow-on, as Sri Lanka delivered on their promise to use the sweep more

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Jadeja beats Johnson, Ashwin betters Hadlee

Aug 5, 2017: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mendis hundred and Karunaratne 92* defy India

Aug 5, 2017: After meekly folding for 183 all out in their first innings, Sri Lanka put forward a much better reply after they were made to follow-on

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Pradeep out of series with hamstring injury

Aug 5, 2017: A grade-one tear has left Sri Lanka without their in-form fast bowler for the remainder of the Test series against India

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Karunaratne also calls for stronger SL first-class competition

Aug 4, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne has become the latest player to advocate for a stronger first-class competition in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

Aug 4, 2017: Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Ashwin having a ball with the new ball

Aug 4, 2017: To add to his weaponry, R Ashwin has now become a successful new-ball bowler too. In fact, since 2001, he is now the most successful spinner with the new ball

Sidharth Monga at SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Ashwin racing past the allrounder's milestones

Aug 4, 2017: Stats highlights from the second day's play at the SSC in Colombo, where India amassed a huge total and passed milestones along the way

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Ashwin stars as India establish massive advantage

Aug 4, 2017: Having become the fastest to the double of 2000 Test runs and 250 wickets, India's premier offspinner had Sri Lanka's batsmen in a spin

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

India raid the fruit orchard

Aug 3, 2017: In happier times, Sri Lanka's pep can withstand a few boundaries and aggressive opposition batsmen. This team, however, is low on reserves of self-belief, which was evident throughout a chastening first day at the SSC

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), 1st day

I have come back more hungry - Rahul

Aug 3, 2017: India opener says team's backing after his shoulder surgery helped motivate him during his recovery phase

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Same old Pujara, all-new approach

Aug 3, 2017: While scoring his 13th Test hundred, Cheteshwar Pujara showed a new-found willingness to take calculated risks to manipulate Sri Lanka's fields and open up his favoured scoring areas

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), 1st day

Pujara in Sri Lanka: Three Tests, three tons

Aug 3, 2017: Sachin Tendulkar is the only overseas batsman to score more centuries than Cheteshwar Pujara in Sri Lanka

Bharath Seervi
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