2nd Check: India vs Sri Lanka scorecard, 2017

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Sri Lanka batting, 1st innings (Sri Lanka gained the toss and selected to bat first)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike charge
S Samarawickrama caught Pujara, bowled Ishant 13 (15) 1 Zero 86.66
D Karunaratne lbw Ishant 51 (147) 6 Zero 34.69
L Thirimanne bowled Ashwin 9 (58) Zero Zero 15.51
A Mathews lbw Jadeja 10 (20) 2 Zero 50.00
D Chandimal lbw Ashwin 57 (122) four 1 46.72
N Dickwella caught Ishant, bowled Jadeja 24 (30) four Zero 80.00
D Shanaka bowled Ashwin 2 (15) Zero Zero 13.33
D Perera lbw Jadeja 15 (21) Zero 1 71.42
R Herath caught Rahane, bowled Ashwin four (23) Zero Zero 17.39
S Lakmal caught Saha, bowled Ishant 17 (25) four Zero 68.00
L Gamage not out Zero (Zero) Zero Zero Zero.00
Extras: three (1 no-ball, 2 leg byes)
Sri Lanka’s complete: 205/10 in 79.1 overs, at 2.58 runs per over
Fall of wickets: 20/1 (S Samarawickrama, four.5), 44/2 (L Thirimanne, 24.6), 60/three (A Mathews, 29.6), 122/four (D Karunaratne, 50.6), 160/5 (N Dickwella, 60.6), 165/6 (D Shanaka, 65.2), 184/7 (D Perera, 70.four), 184/eight (D Chandimal, 71.three), 205/9 (S Lakmal, 78.6), 205/10 (R Herath, 79.1)
India bowling, 1st innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
I Sharma 14 three 37 three 2.64
U Yadav 16 four 43 Zero 2.68
R Ashwin 28.1 7 67 four 2.37
R Jadeja 21 four 56 three 2.66
India batting, 1st innings
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike charge
L Rahul bowled Gamage 7 (13) 1 Zero 53.84
M Vijay caught Perera, bowled Herath 128 (221) 11 1 57.91
C Pujara bowled Shanaka 143 (362) 14 Zero 39.50
V Kohli caught Thirimanne, bowled Perera 213 (267) 17 2 79.77
A Rahane caught Karunaratne, bowled Perera 2 (15) Zero Zero 13.33
R Sharma not out 102 (160) eight 1 63.75
R Ashwin bowled Perera 5 (14) Zero Zero 35.71
W Saha not out 1 (5) Zero Zero 20.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: R Jadeja, I Sharma, U Yadav
Extras: 9 (1 large, four leg byes, four byes)
India’s complete: 610/6 dec. in 176.1 overs, at three.46 runs per over
Fall of wickets: 7/1 (L Rahul, three.5), 216/2 (M Vijay, 75.three), 399/three (C Pujara, 124.5), 410/four (A Rahane, 129.four), 583/5 (V Kohli, 169.5), 597/6 (R Ashwin, 173.5),
Sri Lanka bowling, 1st innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
S Lakmal 29 2 111 Zero three.82
L Gamage 35 eight 97 1 2.77
R Herath 39 11 81 1 2.07
D Shanaka 26.1 four 103 1 three.93
D Perera 45 2 202 three four.08
D Karunaratne 2 Zero eight Zero four.00
Sri Lanka batting, 2nd innings (path by 405 runs)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike charge
S Samarawickrama bowled Ishant Zero (2) Zero Zero Zero.00
D Karunaratne caught Vijay, bowled Jadeja 18 (45) three Zero 40.00
L Thirimanne caught Jadeja, bowled Umesh 23 (62) three Zero 37.09
A Mathews caught Rohit, bowled Jadeja 10 (32) Zero 1 31.25
D Chandimal caught Ashwin, bowled Umesh 61 (82) 10 Zero 74.39
N Dickwella caught Kohli, bowled Ishant four (12) Zero Zero 33.33
D Shanaka caught Rahul, bowled Ashwin 17 (eight) 1 2 212.50
D Perera lbw Ashwin Zero (1) Zero Zero Zero.00
R Herath caught Rahane, bowled Ashwin Zero (2) Zero Zero Zero.00
S Lakmal not out 31 (42) 2 1 73.80
L Gamage bowled Ashwin Zero (9) Zero Zero Zero.00
Extras: 2 (2 leg byes)
Sri Lanka’s complete: 166/10 in 49.three overs, at three.35 runs per over
Fall of wickets: Zero/1 (S Samarawickrama, Zero.2), 34/2 ( D Karunaratne, 15.2), 48/three (L Thirimanne, 20.four), 68/four (A Mathews, 25.2), 75/5 (N Dickwella, 30.5), 102/6 (D Shanaka, 33.three), 107/7 (D Perera, 35.1), 107/eight (R Herath, 35.three), 165/9 (D Chandimal, 46.5), 166/10 (R Ashwin, 49.three)
India bowling, 2nd innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
I Sharma 12 four 43 2 three.58
R Ashwin 17.three four 63 four three.60
R Jadeja 11 5 28 2 2.50
U Yadav 9 2 30 2 three.33

Man of the match: Virat Kohli, for scoring his fifth Check double hundred

High scorer within the 2nd Check match:

Virat Kohli [213 (267); 17×4, 2×6]

What was the deciding issue?

India wanted simply over 10 classes to safe an innings victory within the Nagpur Check match and thereby go 1-Zero up on this three-Check sequence. The hosts gained by an innings and 239 runs, which is their joint-biggest victory in a Check match.

Sri Lanka gained an vital toss on the primary morning and, with India lacking two of their premier quick bowlers (Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami) and the Nagpur pitch being good for batting, had the proper alternative to publish a complete of about 400 within the first innings. However a mixture of indisciplined batting from the Sri Lankan batsmen (who tried to play expansive strokes and failed to choose the road of the deliveries from the quick bowlers and spinners alike) and good bowling from all the Indian bowling assault meant that the guests didn’t harness the benefit of profitable the toss. The truth is, saying so is an understatement and Sri Lanka truly put themselves at a drawback by being bowled out for 205 on the primary day (in 79.1 overs).

And the pitch on the VCA Stadium didn’t provide the extent of lateral motion because the Eden Gardens pitch had final week, whereas the situations weren’t in favour of the bowlers both. The solar shone and the small sprinkling of grass on the primary morning not at all posed a menace. Due to this fact, Suranga Lakmal and co., who hadn’t been helped by their batsmen, couldn’t count on the pitch to be their good friend. And although Lokesh Rahul fell early and cheaply on the primary night, centuries from 4 of the highest six batsmen—Murali Vijay 128, Cheteshwar Pujara 143, Virat Kohli 213, and Rohit Sharma 102*—put India in a commanding place on this Check match. The house group’s batsmen made the a lot of the batsmen-friendly situations to pile on the runs (India put up a mammoth 610/6 declared of their first innings), although we additionally have to reiterate that the Sri Lankan bowling assault was toothless in non-helpful situations.

In the direction of the top of day three and on day 4, with it having been beneath the solar for a size of time and after the bottom workers had run the curler on it a few instances, the character of the pitch modified fairly drastically. The cracks opened up and have become a significant component within the Check match. Seeing these cracks on a superb size and within the areas the place the Indian bowlers will land their deliveries will need to have been discomforting for the Sri Lankan batsmen once they got here out to bat within the second innings. And, though the cracks performed their half within the dismissal of 1 or two batsmen, the Lankan batsmen performed free, reckless photographs and led to their very own downfall. You couldn’t assist however really feel that the Sri Lankan batsmen didn’t consider in themselves when confronted with a second-innings deficit of 405 runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin has now grow to be the quickest to succeed in 300 Check wickets, taking solely 54 Check matches to get to this landmark (Dennis Lillee achieved this feat in 56 Assessments).

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2nd Check: India vs Sri Lanka scorecard, 2017

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