Ashwin, Jadeja power India to victory against Lanka

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 29, 2017, 05.19 PM(IST)

Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (L) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Sri Lankan batsman Nuwan Pradeep. Photograph:( AFP )

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets each as India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium on Saturday.

Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne fell just three-run short of a century.

He was dismissed by an Ashwin delivery.

 Sri Lanka collapsed for 245 in their second innings.

While Ashwin finished with a figure of three for 65, Jadeja got three wickets for 71. 

Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav also took a wicket each.

Virat Kohli (103) struck his 17th century.

India will now play Sri Lanka in the second test beginning August 3. 

Also see: How Dhawan, Pujara slayed Lanka

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