Nagpur Test: Biggest Test win for India as Sri Lanka lose by an innings, 239 runs

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Ashwin scores 300 wickets as India bag biggest Test win over Sri Lanka
Ashwin scores 300 wickets as India bag biggest Test win over Sri Lanka

Nagpur : India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.

Beginning the day 384 behind and needing to bat about five sessions to save the Test, Sri Lanka failed to step up to the pressure and were bundled out for 166 in just 49.3 overs.

For India, off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin, who became the fastest bowler to take 300 wickets in the Test history, scalped eight wickets in the match.

Kohli shared a 173-run stand for the fifth wicket with Rohit Sharma (102 not out), who slammed his first Test century in four years. Kohli also shared a 183-run stand for the third wicket with overnight centurion Cheteshwar Pujara, who got out just before lunch for a well-made 143.

Kohli also surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (9) and former South African skipper Graeme Smith (9) in recording the most number of international centuries in a year by a captain.

After India declared at 610/6 with a first-innings lead of 405 runs, Sri Lanka lost Sadeera Samarawickrama (0), who was bowled by paceman Ishant Sharma as he left the delivery hoping it will move away but the ball moved in after pitching in the first over.

Dimuth Karunaratne (11 not out) and Lahiru Thirimanne (9 not out) were at the crease at the end of the day at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.