R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each as India secured their biggest away win in terms of runs, an hour after tea on the fourth day
The Sri Lanka captain said his team expected the pitch to be good for batting from before the game began, and wanted it to be so, but failed to execute their plans
Virat Kohli felt India ticked most boxes during the course of a dominating win in Galle
Stats highlights from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India in Galle
India declined to enforce the follow-on after wrapping up a 309-run first-innings lead, and extended it by a further 189 runs by stumps on day three
From being on the verge of giving up the game five years ago to making a comeback on the sheer weight of his runs, the stand-in India opener has come quite some way
From 1981 till the famous Kolkata Test of 2001, almost 91% of the teams who could did enforce the follow-on in a Test. Since then, that number has dropped to 56.70%
By impressing in the role he hasn't been picked for, the frontline spinner has made his case as a batting allrounder
India's lower order propelled them to 600 before their bowlers left Sri Lanka five down and 247 short of the follow-on mark at stumps on day two
Is he this blinding talent that is constantly checked by blameless adversity? Is he on a career-long quest to tick off every bizarre dismissal? Where does the bad luck end? Where does Upul Tharanga begin?
Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are still being missed, Rangana Herath is bowling with the help of a walker, and the video analyst needs a dietitian
While India's spinners have looked dangerous, Sri Lanka's have been rendered rather ineffective courtesy the visiting batsmen's consistent stepping out
India hadn't made 600 plus in an innings for close to five years. But the tide has turned since the home series against England late last year
Shikhar Dhawan's career-best 190 and a chanceless, unbeaten 144 led India to a commanding position on day one of the Galle Test
A look at a few famous instances of players making a splash after being summoned late
The India opener now has the record for the most runs by an Indian between lunch and tea of a Test match
The injury also rules the Sri Lanka allrounder out of the ODI and T20 legs of the India tour
On a day of more spills than thrills for Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep stuck out with his improved repertoire and penetration, even overshadowing Rangana Herath
A player making a comeback could easily have been content with hundred more routine than 190 off 168 balls, but that's where Shikhar Dhawan did more
Sri Lanka's failure to compete with a well-drilled India reinforces the urgent need for Test cricket's growing imbalances to be addressed
The India captain feels development of a tight-knit team is the biggest success of his captaincy apart from the rise to No. 1 on the rankings
The spin of the coin seems to have a particularly big effect on the way Test matches pan out at this venue. Here are the stats to demonstrate it
Two days before what is set to be his 50th Test match, R Ashwin spoke about how he has changed, as a cricketer and a person, in the two years since he last toured Sri Lanka
India have grown in strength since their 2015 defeat in Galle, but they need to be clinical for sustained periods to take down Sri Lanka at what has become an impregnable fortress
While India will rely on Cheteshwar Pujara in the absence of their first-choice openers, much of Sri Lanka's fortunes will depend on Kusal Mendis and stand-in captain Rangana Herath
No. of bigger targets set by India in Tests, than the 550 runs in this match. They had set NZ 617 in Wellington in 2008-09 and that match ended as draw.
Last time India's top-4 scored 3 or more centuries in a Test, before this match. Gambhir, Sehwag and Dravid had scored 100s against SL in Kanpur.
Abhinav Mukund's previous highest score in Tests. His fifty in this innings is only his second in 14 Test innings/
No. of bigger first inns leads for Ind after which they did not enforce follow-on. Dravid had chosen to bat again after 319-run lead at Oval 2007 and that was drawn.
India's first innings lead in this match, their highest ever in a Test in Sri Lanka. Their previous highest was lead of 192 runs in Galle in 2015.
No. of 50+ scores for Dilruwan Perera in his last 4 Test innings in Galle, including this inns. 3 of his 5 Test fifties have come in Galle.
Runs scored by Mathews when India toured Sri Lanka last time, in 2015. He was the highest run-getter of the series and also the only one to make 2 100s.
No. of 600-plus totals by India in last one year, including this. All other teams combined have scored only one such total; Australia v Pak at MCG.
No. of five-wicket hauls for Nuwan Pradeep in his Test career, before this game. He gets his maiden five-for in his 25th Test. He had six four-fors.
No. of times Herath has conceded over 100 runs before taking a wicket in a home Test, including this match. The earlier one was also in Galle, v Pak in 2000.
No. of 150+ scores for Pujara, including this innings. He has converted 50% of his centuries into 150+ scores - 6 out of 12.
Previous most runs by an India batsman in the 2nd session of the day, by Polly Umrigar v WI, PoS 1961-62. Dhawan has overcome that starting the session on 64*.
No. of 100s for Dhawan in the first or only Test of a series, including this. The only exception was his 187 on debut which was the 3rd Test of that series.
No. of century partnerships for the 2nd wicket for India since 2016, easily the most among all teams. NZ are next with 5 century stands for that wicket.
Dhawan's ave in International matches against SL, before today - his best against any opposition (2+ inns). He scored 125 in recent Champions Trophy match.