Ravindra Jadeja had an all-around performance which helped the team defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs. The 3rd Day of the 1st Test was held at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali.
Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the match as he scored 175 runs and remained unbeaten. He showed his best bowling skills too by picking 9 wickets. The hosts defeated the visitors by 222 runs at Mohali and took a lead by 1-0 in the two-match Test series. All the batters from the Sri Lankan side got bowled out for 174 runs in the first innings.
In the second innings, R Ashwin dismissed Nissanka after lunch when Sri Lanka had a scorecard of just 19 runs for 2 wickets. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 30 and tried lifting the score but Jadeja took his wicket before the tea. He picked up 3 more wickets in the final session and by the 16th over his figure was 4/46. In Virat’s 100th Test, Jadeja gave his career’s best score before India declared innings on 574-8. He mustered his second Test century remaining unbeaten.
What India skipper Rohit Sharma has to say?
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma applauds the performance of the Indian players that led to this huge victory.
“It was a good start. It was a great game of cricket from our perspective. We ticked all the boxes we wanted to. To be honest I didn’t think it is going to be that kind of a Test match that would get over in three days.
It was a good batting pitch, there was some turn and some assistance for the seamers as well. A lot of credit to the guys, they bowled very well in tandem, kept the pressure and never made it easier for the Sri Lanka batsmen. We just ensured we applied pressure from both ends. Good signs for India cricket,”- Rohit Sharma added