India wreak massacre on hosts in Colombo


India continued their prevalence over Sri Lanka in a Test array by aggregation a huge measure of 622/9 announced on a second day of a second Test and afterwards dismissing both a home team’s openers by stumps.

Resuming on 344/3 with both centurions of a initial day, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, still during a crease, India were eyeing a large sum to put serve vigour on a hosts.

The visitors, who won a initial Test in Galle, mislaid Pujara (133) and Rahane (132) comparatively early in a morning event with Dimuth Karunaratne and Malinda Pushpakumara claiming their initial Test wickets.

However, Ravi Ashwin (54) and Wriddhiman Saha (67) stranded around and got good support from a lower-order with Hardik Pandya (20) creation a plain contribution.

Ravi Jadeja, batting a array nine, wielded his willow to good outcome to strike an dominant 70 from 85 balls while Mohammad Shami contributed 19 before captain Virat Kohli called a players in.

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took 4-154 from 42 overs while Pushpakumara finished his entrance innings in a margin in a longest format with total of 2-156 from 38.2 overs.

India bowled 20 overs before a tighten and Ashwin got absolved of both openers, with Upul Tharanga going in a second over for a duck. Karunaratne was out 25 as a off-spinner finished a day with 2-38 from 10 overs.

Kusal Mendis (16 not out) and home skipper Dinesh Chandimal (8 not out) will resume on a third morning with a large charge on their hands of they wish to save a diversion and series.


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