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Team India thrashed Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium with a day to spare in the game. The Indians outplayed Rangana Herath and his boys in all the departments at Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 

Virat Kohli and boys taken revenge of humiliating loss at the same venue, exactly two years ago on Saturday.

In his first series after being appointed head coach, Ravi Shastri couldn’t have expected for a better start as his boys showed a lot of conviction on a Galle wicket that didn’t have much for the bowlers. 

Brief Scores: India 600 and 240/3d beat Sri Lanka 291 and 245 by 304 runs

Second Innings:

Dimuth Karunaratne: Runs (97),Niroshan Dickwella Runa :(67)

Ravindra Jadeja,WKT (3),Ravichandran Ashwin, WKT (3)

Day 4

India 201/3 in 48.3 overs

V Kohli 17th Test hundred: 100 runs in 133 balls (5x4) (1x6)

4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between V Kohli (26) and A Rahane (23)

Innings Break: India 240/3 dec in 53.0 overs

U Tharanga dropped on 10 by V Kohli in 2.3 overs

Drinks: Sri Lanka 47/2 in 9.0 overs

Sri Lanka 50/2 in 10.0 overs

3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 90 balls between D Karunaratne (28) and K Mendis (22)

Lunch: Sri Lanka 85/2 in 23.0 overs

D Karunaratne12th Test fifty: 50 runs in 81 balls (6x4) (0x6)

Sri Lanka 101/2 in 26.2 overs

Referral 8 (27.1 ovs) IND against K Mendis (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, IND: 1)

Referral 9 (30.5 ovs) IND against K Mendis (Caught) Successful (SL: 2, IND: 1)

Sri Lanka 108/3: K Mendis c W Saha b R Jadeja 36(71)

Drinks: Sri Lanka 142/4 in 43.0 overs

Sri Lanka 150/4 in 44.2 overs

5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 85 balls between D Karunaratne (17) and N Dickwella (34)

N Dickwella dropped on 41 by A Rahane in 50.5 overs

Tea: Sri Lanka 192/4 in 57.0 overs

N Dickwella 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 82 balls (8x4) (0x6)

Sri Lanka 200/4 in 58.5 overs

5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 158 balls between D Karunaratne (31) and N Dickwella (67)

Referral 10 (72.1 ovs) IND against D Perera (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, IND: 0)

Drinks: Sri Lanka 240/6 in 73.2.0 overs

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