Ind vs Sri, 2nd Test: Review
After a dominating show in the first test India clinched Victory in the 2nd test against Srilanka with a innings and 53 runs to spare. Though Srilanka fought well with a century by Karunaratne in 2nd innings but rest of the players didn’t got enough runs to defy the defeat. Jadeja and Ashwin bowled really well and Ashwin got to his 26th five fer. Jadeja was awarded the man of the match for his brilliant performance. Comin on to the Indian batting Rahul showed some spark by compiling a good 50 and Pujara and Rahane both made 100 plus runs in the first innings and 50’s from Ashwin and Saha provided India the much needed support down the order and cameo from Pandya, jadeja and Shami ensured India a 600 plus score with finally India declaring in 622 for 9, in-reply Srilanka were bowled out for partly 183 and while following on Srilankan’s were bowled out for 386 thus loosing the match by a innings and 53 runs. Also Nuwan Pradeep got injured in the match and his participation in the 3rd match is unlikely, with many injured players around the corner Srilanka look highly depleted and there is a chance of Srilanka being white-washed in this series. Also Jadeja has been suspended for throwing ball delibrately on Karunartane.
This is first ever innings win for India in Srilanka.
50 catches for Rahane in 39 tests, second fastest Indian to the landmark after Eknath solkar 36 tests.