Ashwin makes history as India consign Sri Lanka to record defeat

Category ksuofwozxmll

first_img… Off-spinner becomes quickest to 300 Test wicketsRAVICHANDRAN reached 300 Test wickets in record time as India consigned Sri Lanka to a crushing innings and 239-run defeat in Nagpur on day four.Ashwin took four wickets in the first innings of the second Test and claimed 4-63 yesterday to reach the landmark in only his 54th Test, two fewer than the previous record set by Dennis Lillee exactly 36 years ago.The spinner bowled Lahiru Gamage to make history, Sri Lanka dismissed for only 166 to suffer their biggest innings loss as India celebrated equalling their most emphatic innings win.Captain Dinesh Chandimal (61) showed some resistance, but the sorry tourists trail 1-0 with one match remaining in Delhi after being totally outplayed in a one-sided contest at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took two wickets apiece on another miserable day for Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka started the penultimate day on the ropes after a magnificent Virat Kohli double century and a Rohit Sharma hundred enabled India to post 610-6 declared on Sunday before Ishant got rid of Sadeera Samarawickrama without scoring.Murali Vijay dealt another blow by somehow holding a catch at short leg when Dimuth Karunaratne (18) attempted to work Jadeja (2-28) for runs into the leg side and Sri Lanka were 48-3 after Lahiru Thirimanne (23) played a poor shot to gift Yadav (2-30) a first wicket.Angelo Mathews launched Jadeja for six over long-on, but the spinner had the last laugh, the former captain attempting another big hit but only picking out Rohit at mid-off.Chandimal rode his luck at times and could only watch on at the other end as the procession of wickets continued, striking 10 boundaries to score his second half-century of the match.Dasun Shanaka went on the attack, hitting Ashwin for two sixes in an over, but tried one too many against the canny tweaker, who drifted one up outside off stump and the all-rounder took the bait, coming down the track and offering a catch to KL Rahul running back from mid-on.Ashwin closed in on the 300 mark by seeing the back of Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath in the same over without scoring and Chandimal holed out to Yadav, to leave Sri Lanka nine down after the skipper put on 58 with Suranga Lakmal.Lakmal was unbeaten on 31 when Ashwin finished off the job, deceiving Gamage to put Sri Lanka out of their misery and etch his name in the record books.SRI LANKA1st innings 205 (D. Chandimal 57, D. Karunaratne 51; R. Ashwin 4-67) INDIA 1st innings 610 for 6 decl. (V. Kohli 213, C. Pujara 143, M. Vijay 128, R. Sharma 102 n.o.) SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 21-1)Sadeera Samarawickrama b I. Sharma 0Dimuth Karunaratne c Vijay b Jadeja 18Lahiru Thirimanne c Jadeja b U. Yadav 23Angelo Mathews c Ro. Sharma b Jadeja 10Dinesh Chandimal c R. Ashwin b U. Yadav 61Niroshan Dickwella c Kohli b I. Sharma 4Dasun Shanaka c Rahul b R. Ashwin 17Dilruwan Perera lbw b R. Ashwin 0Rangana Herath c Rahane b R. Ashwin 0Suranga Lakmal not out 31Lahiru Gamage b R. Ashwin 0Extras: (lb-2) 2Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 166Fall of wickets: 1-0 S. S, 2-34, 3-48, 4-68, 5-75, 6-102, 7-107, 8-107, 9-165.Bowling: I. Sharma 12-4-43-2, R. Ashwin 17.3-4-63-4, R. Jadeja 11-5-28-2, U. Yadav 9-2-30-2.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *