India sealed a comfortable victory by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test against Sri Lanka, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
After being bowled out for just 183 in the first innings, the hosts put up a great fight in the second innings, with Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne scoring centuries at the top. But after their dismissals, the spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin ran through the batting line-up, with the former registering his ninth five-wicket haul.
Being India’s fourth consecutive victory against Sri Lanka away, there were plenty of reactions. Here are some of them!
Another Test series win for Team India. Miles ahead of SL at the moment…and the results have reflected the same. Too easy. #SLvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 6, 2017
India now have recorded an innings win at home of 7 different countries. They are yet to win by innings in SA and NZ. #SLvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 6, 2017
Congratulations @BCCI Team India for winning the Test series vs Sri Lanka 2-0 keep going guys.. make it 3-0 ✅
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 6, 2017
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 6, 2017
Sri Lanka cricket may be going through an ordinary phase, but they have actually put up two commendable second-innings shows in three Tests.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) August 6, 2017
Eight consecutive series win for India, the No. 1 Test side in the world. Setting new benchmarks. Well done! #SLvIND
— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) August 6, 2017
1st time India 2-0 ahead in a Test series in SL.
India's 3rd series win in SL – 1993, 2015, 2017.
India's 4 Test win in a row in SL.#SLvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 6, 2017