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India complete series whitewash against Sri Lanka with 238 run

Update : 15 Mar 2022, 12:24

The Indian men's cricket team has completed a series whitewash against Sri Lanka with a massive 238 run win in the pink ball test in Bengaluru.

At one stage, Sri Lanka were 97 for the loss of just one wicket. However, India managed to bowl out the visitors for just 208, thanks to some outstanding bowling by Ashwin and Bumrah. Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets for just six runs.

Fast bowler Bumrah ended Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s innings after a valiant effort from his saw him score 107. The pitch turned from the first day assisting the spinners with Ravichandran Ashwin taking four wickets over the day.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored 67 and 50 runs as India declared on 303-9 on the second day. India had also won the opening Test in three days and with this win new captain Rohit Sharma is off to a winning start.

Karunaratne battled hard and stood strong to score Sri Lanka’s only century in the Test series. With the whitewash, India added to crucial Test championship points. India remained dominant from the first day after a crucial 92 from Iyer bailed the team from 86-4.

Bumrah then posted figures of 5-24 for his maiden five-wicket haul at home to dismiss Sri Lanka for 109 in the first innings. The series marked Virat Kohli’s 100th Test in the first match at Mohali, though he scored just 45, 23 and 13 in his three innings.

Sri Lanka’s pacer Suranga Lakmal, playing his last Test, got one wicket to finish his Test career with 171 wickets in 70 Test matches.

India also won the first Test against Sri Lanka easily, securing with a 2-0 series lead.

Rishabh Pant was named Player of the Series for his outstanding performance with the bat and behind the stumps, while Iyer was named Player of the Match for his dual half-centuries in both innings.

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