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'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal

Aug 14, 2017: Not once could Sri Lanka push a Test match to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite badly about that

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Players mature quickly under new team culture - Kohli

Aug 14, 2017: This Indian team has rid itself of a culture in which newcomers were judged, according to Virat Kohli

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

A rare clean sweep away from home

Aug 14, 2017: Stats highlights from the third day of the Pallekele Test between Sri Lanka and India

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Where does India's rout of Sri Lanka rank in their history?

Aug 14, 2017: India's 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka was their first ever clean sweep away from home in a series of three or more Tests

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Ashwin, Shami lead three-day rout as India complete whitewash

Aug 14, 2017: R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami finished with combined second-innings figures of 43.3-12-100-7 as India completed a 3-0 whitewash with an innings win in Pallekele

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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Don't remember when I last scored hundred - Pandya

Aug 13, 2017: After scoring his first Test hundred - also his first official one - the India allrounder was so intoxicated that he just started blurting things out

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

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

'Project Pandya' provides a peek into the future

Aug 13, 2017: From playing as a travelling gun for hire in local tournaments and sharpening his technique in the IPL and first-class cricket, Hardik Pandya has now slammed his first hundred in official cricket - straight in Tests

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

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

Pandya's sprint before lunch

Aug 13, 2017: Maiden first-class ton in a Test, a century in a single session, and other statistical highlights from Hardik Pandya's 96-ball 108 on the second day in Pallekele

Bharath Seervi

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

Pandya's maiden ton headlines 15-wicket day

Aug 13, 2017: Hardik Pandya's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of a triumphant second day for India, who made Sri Lanka follow on for the second successive Test match

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Sri Lanka's glorious competence

Aug 12, 2017: After being pummeled for 1462 runs in three innings, the hosts, led by two rookie left-arm spinners, were sublimely adequate for most of the first day in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

India get away with batting errors

Aug 12, 2017: At another time, India might have been pushed into a corner after going for shots and losing 6 for 141 but insurance in the form of the lower order and a strong bowling attack could remedy the batting slump

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

Sri Lanka news

Need to make first-class pitches suited to fast bowlers - Vaas

Aug 12, 2017: Sri Lanka's bowling coach has drawn attention to the tendency to produce spin-friendly pitches in first-class cricket that are stifling the development of quick bowlers

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Highest opening stand by a visiting team in Sri Lanka

Aug 12, 2017: Stats highlights from a banner day for Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in Pallekele

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Sri Lanka fight back after Dhawan-Rahul stand

Aug 12, 2017: On a day of two halves, Sri Lanka's bowlers fought back after a 188-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, taking six wickets for 141 to leave the Pallekele Test nicely poised

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Relaxed India not fussed about downtime before Test

Aug 11, 2017: With a day off followed by rain, it is possible that on match day, Virat Kohli may have last seen the pitch 72 hours ago, but India remain circumspect in their approach and insist there is no complacency

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Chandimal banks on Kumara, Fernando to fill void

Aug 11, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain has pinned his hopes on the inexperienced quicks to deliver in the absence of injured seniors Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Sri Lanka pin hopes on quicks to avoid whitewash

Aug 11, 2017: Both teams have lost an influential spinner - Ravindra Jadeja and Rangana Herath, but India still appear to have all bases covered on a green Pallekele surface

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Pitch 'doesn't matter' for Kuldeep's practical approach

Aug 9, 2017: The left-arm wristspinner, who is likely to replace the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, says he is happy to bide his time and learn from India's frontline spinners

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele
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