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.
Lokesh Rahul notched up his second Test century in his short career while skipper Virat Kohli and under-pressure Rohit Sharma hit half-centuries as India recovered from a disastrous start to post a healthy 319 for 5 at stumps on day one
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,
India and Sri Lanka will be facing each other in the second Test of the three-match series at the P Sara Oval starting from Thursday. Here’s a look at the last time the two teams faced each other at the venue, and how things panned out
India wouldn't be heading into the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo in a great frame of mind. Why only India, no team that loses a Test after dominating it for 80 per cent of the duration would be gutted.
India would definitely be smarting from the defeat they tasted at Galle at the hands of Sri Lanka in spite of dominating a major portion of the match. Not a lot went wrong for India during the first three days
In spite of Dinesh Chandimal’s exploits on day three of the Galle Test, India would still have been relatively confident of victory on day four, as they needed a little over 150 runs with nine wickets in hand
The third day of the Galle Test began with India looking all set to wrap up the match on day three itself. However, a spectacular counter-attacking hundred by Dinesh Chandimal, scored in adverse circumstances