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India won the second Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval by 278 runs, thus levelling the series, and denying Kumar Sangakkara a winning farewell.

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed five wickets, and Amit Mishra chipped in with three, including the final one, as India defeated Sri Lanka by 278 runs on the final day to square the three-match series 1-1.

Ajinkya Rahane made up for his first-innings failure with a splendid century as India took further command of the second Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday

Indian bowlers have brought India back into the game after Angelo Mathews century. Amit Mishra took four wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka for 306 runs and took important 87-runs first inning lead.

Sri Lanka have produced many highly talented batsmen over the last couple of decades, from Aravinda de Silva to Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu to Mahela Jayawardene. Another name that would easily slot into this category is that of Kumar Sangakkara.

For Sri Lanka, the second Test at the P Sara Oval, beginning on Thursday, will have great sentimental value. After all, it will be the final international match of one of their greats. While India would be pleased to be part of the special occasion,