Jadeja powers India to series victory

Sports, International (Colombo), August 6:- Ravindra Jadeja’s efforts led India to a series win over Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday. The visitors won the second Test on Day 4 by an innings and 53 runs to clinch the three-match Test series 2-0. This win gave India their eighth successive series win. While Dimuth Karunaratne went on to score his 6th Test ton before lunch, it was Jadeja who gave the visitors the first breakthrough when he dismissed the centurion for 141. Jadeja also took the wickets of Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Diluwan Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva to complete a five-wicket haul.
Earlier, Karunaratne and Mathews (36) kept the hosts on track despite losing two early wickets. After Karunaratne and Pushpakumara started the proceedings on Sunday, India picked up two early wickets. While Ravichandran Ashwin claimed Pushpakumara’s wicket (16), Jadeja dismissed Chandimal for 2. However, Mathews and Karunaratne stuck it out for the hosts to be 302/4 at lunch, trailing the visitors only by 139 runs. On Saturday, Kusal Mendis (110) had showed grit and determination to dig the hosts out of a massive hole on Day 3. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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