third Take a look at: India vs Sri Lanka scorecard, 2017

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India batting, 1st innings (India received the toss and selected to bat first)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike fee
M Vijay stumped Dickwella, bowled Sandakan 155 (267) 13 Zero 58.05
S Dhawan caught Lakmal, bowled Perera 23 (35) four Zero 65.71
C Pujara caught Samarawickrama, bowled Gamage 23 (39) four Zero 58.97
V Kohli (c) lbw Sandakan 243 (287) 25 Zero 84.66
A Rahane stumped Dickwella, bowled Sandakan 1 (5) Zero Zero 20.00
R Sharma caught Dickwella, bowled Sandakan 65 (102) 7 2 63.72
R Ashwin caught Perera, bowled Gamage four (16) Zero Zero 25.00
W Saha (wk) not out 9 (19) 1 Zero 47.36
R Jadeja not out 5 (four) 1 Zero 125.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: M Shami, I Sharma
Extras: eight (7 no-balls, 1 leg bye)
India’s complete: 536/7 dec. in 127.5 overs, at four.19 runs per over
Fall of wickets: 42/1 (S Dhawan, 9.6), 78/2 (C Pujara, 20.2), 361/three (M Vijay, 85.6), 365/four (A Rahane, 87.three), 500/5 (R Sharma, 117.5), 519/6 (R Ashwin, 122.four), 523/7 (V Kohli, 125.three)
Sri Lanka bowling, 1st innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
S Lakmal 21.2 2 80 Zero three.75
L Gamage 25.three 7 95 2 three.72
D Perera 31.1 Zero 145 1 four.65
L Sandakan 33.5 1 167 four four.93
D de Silva 16 Zero 48 Zero three.00
Sri Lanka batting, 1st innings (path by 536 runs)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike fee
D Karunaratne caught Saha, bowled Shami Zero (1) Zero Zero Zero.00
D Perera lbw Jadeja 42 (54) 9 Zero 77.77
D de Silva lbw Ishant 1 (14) Zero Zero 7.14
A Mathews caught Saha, bowled Ashwin 111 (268) 14 2 41.41
D Chandimal (c) caught Dhawan, bowled Ishant 164 (361) 21 1 45.42
S Samarawickrama caught Saha, bowled Ishant 33 (61) 7 Zero 54.09
R Silva caught Dhawan, bowled Ashwin Zero (three) Zero Zero Zero.00
N Dickwella (wk) bowled Ashwin Zero (four) Zero Zero Zero.00
S Lakmal caught Saha, bowled Shami 5 (13) 1 Zero 38.46
L Gamage lbw Jadeja 1 (16) Zero Zero 6.25
L Sandakan not out Zero (20) Zero Zero Zero.00
Extras: 16 (2 no-balls, 5 leg byes, four byes, 5 pen)
Sri Lanka’s complete: 373/10 in 135.three overs, at 2.75 runs per over
Fall of wickets: Zero/1 (D Karunaratne, Zero.1), 14/2 (D de Silva, 5.1), 75/three (D Perera, 18.four), 256/four (A Mathews, 97.6), 317/5 (S Samarawickrama, 116.four), 318/6 (R Silva, 117.four), 322/7 (N Dickwella, 119.2), 331/eight (S Lakmal, 122.four), 343/9 (L Gamage, 126.5), 373/10 (D Chandimal, 135.three)
India bowling, 1st innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
M Shami 26 6 85 2 three.26
I Sharma 29.three 7 98 three three.32
R Jadeja 45 13 86 2 1.91
R Ashwin 35 eight 90 three 2.57
India batting, 2nd innings (lead by 163 runs)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike fee
M Vijay caught Dickwella, bowled Lakmal 9 (12) 2 Zero 75.00
S Dhawan stumped Dickwella, bowled Sandakan 67 (91) 5 1 73.62
A Rahane caught Sandakan, bowled Perera 10 (37) 2 Zero 27.02
C Pujara caught Mathews, bowled de Silva 49 (66) 5 Zero 74.24
V Kohli (c) caught Lakmal, bowled Gamage 50 (58) three Zero 86.20
R Sharma not out 50 (49) 5 Zero 102.04
R Jadeja not out four (four) Zero Zero 100.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: R Ashwin, W Saha, M Shami, I Sharma
Extras: 7 (three no-balls, 1 large, 2 leg byes, 1 bye)
India’s complete: 246/5 dec. in 52.2 overs, at four.70 runs per over
Fall of wickets: 10/1 (M Vijay, 2.1), 29/2 (A Rahane, 13.four), 106/three (C Pujara, 30.6), 144/four (S Dhawan, 35.2), 234/5 (V Kohli, 50.four)
Sri Lanka bowling, 2nd innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
S Lakmal 14 three 60 1 four.28
L Gamage 12.2 1 48 1 three.89
D Perera 11 Zero 54 1 four.90
D de Silva 5 Zero 31 1 6.20
L Sandakan 10 Zero 50 1 5.00
Sri Lanka batting, 2nd innings (goal: 410)
Batsmen Dismissal Runs 4s 6s Strike fee
D Karunaratne caught Saha, bowled Jadeja 13 (46) 1 Zero 28.26
S Samarawickrama caught Rahane, bowled Shami 5 (15) Zero Zero 33.33
D de Silva retired harm 119 (219) 15 1 54.33
S Lakmal bowled Jadeja Zero (three) Zero Zero Zero.00
A Mathews caught Rahane, bowled Jadeja 1 (20) Zero Zero 5.00
D Chandimal (c) bowled Ashwin 36 (90) 2 Zero 40.00
R Silva not out 74 (154) 11 Zero 48.05
N Dickwella (wk) not out 44 (72) 6 Zero 61.11
Batsmen who didn’t bat: D Perera, L Gamage, L Sandakan
Extras: 7 (1 no-ball, 1 leg bye, 5 byes)
Sri Lanka’s complete: 299/5 in 103 overs, at 2.90 runs per over
Fall of wickets: 14/1 (S Samarawickrama, 5.5), 31/2 (D Karunaratne, 15.1), 31/three (S Lakmal, 15.four), 35/four (A Mathews, 21.6), 147/5 (D Chandimal, 54.6), 205/5 (D de Silva (R.H), 75.6)
India bowling, 2nd innings
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs given Wickets Financial system
I Sharma 13 2 32 Zero 2.46
M Shami 15 6 50 1 three.33
R Ashwin 35 three 126 1 three.60
R Jadeja 38 13 81 three 2.13
M Vijay 1 Zero three Zero three.00
V Kohli 1 Zero 1 Zero 1.00

Man of the match: Virat Kohli, for scoring 293 runs within the Take a look at match; Kohli surpassed the earlier highest tally of runs in a Take a look at match by an Indian captain (Sunil Gavaskar 289)

High scorer within the third Take a look at match:

Virat Kohli [243 (287); 25×4]

What was the deciding issue?

Sri Lanka produced arguably their finest batting efficiency of the sequence within the final Take a look at, to stroll away with a good 1-Zero sequence defeat. Angelo Mathews (111), Dinesh Chandimal (164)—within the first innings—and Dhananjaya de Silva (119*) within the second innings, struck spectacular and well timed centuries to disclaim India a victory after they’d posted 536/7 declared batting first. Although Sri Lanka batted rather well in each the innings, the Kotla pitch remained their buddy even on day 5.

The pitch didn’t deteriorate in any respect and as a batsman, you have been in a position to get in and never really feel unsettled at any stage. Barely did a ball misbehave and as a bowling crew, creating wicket-taking alternatives was tough until a batsman bought himself or performed a rank unhealthy shot. Sri Lankan batsmen, as soon as they acquired in, loved the scenario they have been batting in.

At stumps on day 4, India appeared to be in sight of a victory with Sri Lanka three down for 31, chasing 410 runs for a victory. However Dhananjaya’s strong innings on day 5, when he discovered the proper stability between assault and defence and likewise acquired nice help from captain Chandimal and debutant Roshen Silva, went a good distance in the direction of Sri Lanka drawing the third Take a look at. Dhananjaya went on to make his third Take a look at century and retired harm for 119* with a glute muscle criticism. However his departure didn’t have an effect on Sri Lanka negatively and Roshen Silva (74*) and Niroshan Dickwella (44*) batted by to stumps, having shared a 94-run partnership.

India needed to work extraordinarily arduous for a Take a look at win towards South Africa a few years in the past on the Feroz Shah Kotla. They needed to bowl 143.1 overs to take 10 South African wickets within the fourth innings. The third Take a look at towards Sri Lanka was shaping to be the same marathon for the Indian bowlers and fielders.

At lunch on the ultimate day, with Sri Lanka at 119/four, India did have their work reduce out. However they are going to have felt that dismissing Chandimal, who had held the innings collectively for his crew within the second and third Checks, might set off a collapse much like the primary innings in Delhi (Sri Lanka misplaced 7/117 after Mathews was dismissed following his 181-run, fourth-wicket stand with Chandimal).

Virat Kohli shuffled his bowlers round and every certainly one of them tried his utmost, however the mixtures (Mohammed Shami-Ishant Sharma, Shami-Ravindra Jadeja and Jadeja-Ravichandran Ashwin) he opted for didn’t deliver wickets in clusters. And, whereas Sri Lanka grew in confidence each hour, believing that they will bat their means by the day, India noticed their confidence and can to combat disappear slowly.

From India’s perspective, they let themselves down with their fielding and catching. Mathews was dropped as many as 4 occasions (thrice behind the stumps and as soon as at mid-off) within the first innings, with Virat Kohli giving the previous Sri Lankan skipper a second life when he was solely on 6. Mathews was dropped a few extra occasions in his 90s and as soon as after he reached his eighth Take a look at century.  Clearly, India might be disillusioned with their fielding show, whereas slip catching needs to be a significant concern forward of the three-Take a look at sequence towards South Africa in South Africa.

Ultimately, although, this counts as one other Take a look at sequence win for India, who, consequently, have now equalled the file for essentially the most consecutive Take a look at sequence victories (9, together with Australia).

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