Here are the highlights of india vs srilanka test match highlights.Dinesh Chandimal’s brilliant knock has proven to be the difference in this Test match.
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4, Live Cricket Scores: Herath Five-Wicket Haul Wrecks India :
His knock helped Sri Lanka rise back from the Ashes and Rangana Herath’s 7/48, his 22nd five-wicket haul has ensured that Sri Lanka have won a remarkable match by 63 runs.
14:00: India had dominated for three days and it slipped away from them in the space of four sessions. At lunch on day three, Kohli let the initiative slip and Chandimal made him pay.
His partnerships with Thirimanne, Mubarak and with the tail ensured that Sri Lanka turned a huge 192-run deficit into a 176-run target for India. The Indian batsmen stumbled against the guile of Herath and Sri Lanka have gone 1-0 up in the series.
This is the second time that India have lost in pursuit of chasing a target of less than 200. The first instance was against the West Indies in Barbados in 1997, where they were bowled out for 81 in pursuit of 120. Mathews: “It was a spectacular turnaround.
We came back strongly in the second innings after failing in the first innings. Chandimal batted superbly and Herath was in superb form. The wicket was pretty demanding. We have good quality spinners and they delivered.”
Virat Kohli will not be happy. “We should have finished the game off in the second session on day three. One bad result took the game away from us. Credit to Herath for bowling superbly. This pitch behaved strangely.
It started out hard but it assisted spin. There was a bit of moisture on the pitch and we thought the wicket would get more difficult but the way Chandimal, Mathews, Thirimanne batted was crucial.Dinesh Chandimal is the Man of the Match. He says, “It was not an easy wicket to bat on.
I tried to play the sweep and reverse sweep and attack the bowlers. When I went to bat, I had no idea of what target would be achieving but as I went on, I thought a target of 175-plus would be great.”
Kumar Sangakkara will be a very happy man and he will be aiming to sign off on a high when he plays the second Test in Colombo. The heroes in this Galle Test are Rangana Herath and Dinesh Chandimal.On the fourth day, India seemed to be intimidated by the conditions and they seemed to be deflated by Chandimal’s knock.
They were subdued and Rangana Herath wheeled away to produce one of his best spells in this Test. He sliced through the middle order and Tharindu Kaushal gave him great company. Herath picked up 7/48 and India were bowled out for 112, their lowest score against Sri Lanka.
This has got to be one of the best Tests in recent times. When Sri Lanka were staring at a deficit of 192 runs, they looked down and out. In the second innings, they did not start off well and they were 107/5. However, Dinesh Chandimal made a name for himself and stroked one of the best counter-attacking centuries in recent times and they overturned the deficit and set a target of 176.This is a fitting farewell for Kumar Sangakkara at Galle and he is carried on the shoulders of his team-mates. He is getting a lap of honour in Galle and all the fans applaud and cheer this legend all through the way. This is simply brilliant to watch. A magnificent all-round performance has resulted in a great victory.
Amit Mishra got an inside edge off the pad and it lobbed behind Karunaratne who was at silly point and he runs back to take the catch. Although the third umpire took his time in checking for the no-ball, it was confirmed that Kaushal had not overstepped and India were condemned to a 63-run defeat. Once again, chasing at Galle in the fourth innings has proven to be difficult and India have succumbed
It is all over! Sri Lanka have registered a magnificent 63-run victory. Kaushal takes the final wicket and India are all out for 112. Brilliant stuff.Mishra strikes a couple of boundaries to keep things interesting. India are 112/9, needing 64 runs more for victory.There it is! Rahane goes and India close in on a victory. Rahane c Mathews b Herath 36 (76).It is all over bar the shouting for India. Rahane falls and Sri Lanka close in on victory. Tossed up delivery just outside off, it spins away and Rahane pokes at it, Mathews at slip takes the catch and India are 102/9, 74 runs away from victory.Amit Mishra brings up the team 100 with a lofted shot off Kaushal. Slowly, India are turning the tables on Sri Lanka and the match is evenly poised. India 102/8, needing 74 runs more for a victory.Brilliant fielding from Sri Lanka. Herath floats this delivery on the pads and Ashwin comes down the track, he flicks it uppishly to midwicket but Prasad dives to his right and takes the catch. Sri Lanka closing in on victory. India 81/8, need 95 more for victory.Mathews continues his aggressive captaincy. He has a leg slip, slip and short leg in place. He can put more pressure on Ashwin by placing a silly point.
All set for the second session. Ashwin and Rahane are the key for India. Herath to start proceedings. Can Sri Lanka continue the good work or will Rahane and Ashwin pull off a miracle? India are 78/7, needing 98 runs more for a victory.
Rahane is using the sweep and reverse sweep effectively to counter the spinners. Until Rahane is at the crease, India have a faint glimmer of hope.Rahane is hanging in there and is encouraging Amit Mishra to be calm. For all Indian fans, one needs to remember Mishra’s last Test four years ago where he contributed a solid 84 along with Sachin Tendulkar at The Oval. That match showed Mishra’s prowess with the bat. He can hang in there!
It is tough going out there for India although they have not lost any wickets. Pradeep is bowling a disciplined line and is making life difficult, especially for Dhawan. Ishant is being peppered by some short-pitched bowling but he is playing them comfortably. India 30/1, needing 146 runs more for victory.Superb over from Pradeep comes to an end. He should have gotten the wicket of Ishant but his four balls to Dhawan were outstanding. He beat Dhawan with a legcutter, then forced a dangerous leave with the inducker, once again beat the bat of Dhawan with a delivery angled in and finished with the ball on the off stump corridor. Great stuff.
DROPPED! Not a great start for Sri Lanka and Ishant gets a life. Nuwan Pradeep bowls a full ball and lures Ishant into the drive, he goes after it and the edge flies to second slip but is dropped by Lahiru Thirimanne. Pradeep follows it up next ball with an absolute beauty of a legcutter that beats Dhawan.dammika Prasad will start off proceedings on day four with two slips and a gully. He is also suffering an injury to his left arm after he was hit by a Varun Aaron bouncer on day three. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan, who is also nursing a hand injury after he dropped Kaushal Silva on the first day, will be aiming to guide India through.