Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath doubtful

Sri Lankan cricket great Asanka Gurusinha has termed India skipper Virat Kohli as one of the world’s greatest

Sri Lanka's chase started badly as both Upul Tharanga (10) and Danushka Gunathilaka (2) fell early and, although there was some resistance, wickets came in batches as India closed in.

India are in Sri Lanka for three Tests, 5 ODIs and a T20I where they have already registered a win in the first clash while will begin the quest in second from August 3. Shikhar Dhawan was the player of the match for his first innings score of 190 off only 168 balls. But an unperturbed Kohli raced away to his ton as India looted 51 runs in the 6.3 overs they played in the morning.

Kohli scored 103 off 136 balls, which included five boundaries and a six, while Rahane made 23 off 18 deliveries, which included two boundaries. First, Rohit Sharma posted a picture of an intense Federation Internationale de Football Association session with his teammates and then it was the turn of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who took to micro-blogging site Twitter and shared pictures of him and opener KL Rahul relaxing by the pool.

As for Sri Lanka, it was their largest defeat in terms of runs in Test cricket.

Not only Rohit Sharma, but the Indian captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Hardik Pandya also posted a couple of pictures on their Twitter accounts post victory.




Ashwin's 3-65 on Day 4 of the Test helped India bundle out the hosts for 245 and win the match by 304 runs. Primarily an offspinner, it was his second opportunity missed to score a maiden test hundred. It would be tough to say if Pujara or anyone else in the team management had some fresh doubts about his place in the XI once Shastri returned but his knock of 153 in India's first innings has banished all of them for sure.

A finger injury to skipper Herath added to Lanka's woes as the SLA wiz never returned on the field.

Earlier in the first innings, Sri Lanka were bowled out at 291 in reply to a mammoth total of 600 by India. "We lost in the Zimbabwe series for the first time ever in Sri Lanka that means we're not performing well", Murali, who is the spin bowling consultant of Bengal's Vision 2020 programme, said. Umesh Yadav (1/42) and Shami (1/43) took a wicket apiece at the start of the innings. That's better than any other team. "And we've just gone out there and focused on the game and that's all you think of doing and that's all that we're going to do in the future", said Kohli as a matter of fact.

Virat Kohli then joined Abhinav Mukund to fix India's innings.

Ravi Shastri would have been a happy man as well as there was pressure on him to emulate his predecessor Anil Kumble's success with the Indian team.

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