Match Report of India vs Sri Lanka, Day 5, 2nd Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo, August 24th, 2015
India wrapped up a massive 278-run victory in the 2nd Test at Colombo to level the 3-match India vs Sri Lanka Test Series 1-1. What was meant to be a grand farewell party for the retiring Kumar Sangakkara was spoilt by the visitors led by off-spinner R Ashwin. Let’s have a look at the India vs Sri Lanka highlights on Day 5 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Chasing 413, Sri Lanka collapsed rather too quickly without putting up any fight and just after the lunch break they were bundled out for 134 in 43.4 overs.
Brilliant Catch from Lokesh Rahul to dismiss Angelo Mathews | India vs Sri Lanka Highlights
Sri Lanka had begun the final day at 72 for 2 with Dimuth Karunaratne and Skipper Angelo Mathews at the crease. The very first ball of the day’s play saw Angelo Mathews (23) jab at a pacy delivery from Umesh Yadav to nick it behind and the action shifted behind the wickets with make-shift wicket keeper Lokesh Rahul diving to his right to take an outstanding catch! Six overs later, Dinesh Chandimal was bowled round his pads, beatn by the turn and drift by an Amit Mishra leg break.
India kept on chipping away at the wickets rapidly with left-handers Lahiru Thirmanne and Jehan Mubarak falling in the space of five deliveries. Lahiru Thirimanne was brilliantly caught by Cheteshwar Pujara at silly point off a leading edge in a flick shot while Jehan Mubarak was caught at second slip poking at an away going delivery from Ishant Sharma.
R Ashwin and Amit Mishra finish with 7 wickets each!
R Ashwin struck again having Dhammika Prasad miscue a big shot and followed it up by striking the timber of the overnight batsman Dimuth Karunaratne (46 from 103 balls). Amit Mishra gave the finishing blows trapping Tharindu Kaushal and Dushmantha Chameera lbw. Ashwin captured 5 for 42 to end up with match figures of 7 for 118. Amit Mishra also finished with a match haul of seven wickets to play the perfect spin twin! The Man of the Match award in this India vs Sri Lanka Test match went to young Lokesh Rahul who scored 108 on the first day.
The third and final Test of the Series will also be at Colombo, at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground. This India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test begins from August 28th.