India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test at Colombo, 12 Aug, 2017

Toss: India, who chose to bat first
India won by an innings and 171 runs
W
India, who chose to bat first
Sri Lanka 181/10 in 74.3 Overs
Current Run rate: 2.43

India 487/10 (122.3)

Sri Lanka 135/10 (37.4) & 181/10 (74.3)

Player of the Match: Hardik Pandya
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
4
17
0
0
23.53
1
0
0*
0.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
28.3
6
68
4
2.39
49
275
7/59
25.22
17
4
56
1
3.29
1
4
4/68
22.75
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Last Wicket: Lahiru Kumara 10(15)

Over 75.0  

Virat Kohli (IND): Good win for us. Very happy with the overall performance. Always feels nice to have convincing wins, pretty good day for us. The regulars have performed, but the biggest positive would be Hardik's inclusion and the way he shaped up in these three Test matches. The usual suspects are always there and thereabouts. We are a young side, we look forward to play Test cricket, we look forward to play every single Test match. We like to be prepared before hand and be proactive and not reactive. We have age on our side and maybe play five six years together for the country. Sometimes the side has momentum, sometimes they don't. It's all about keeping the belief going and not losing motivation because of a few results.
Shikhar Dhawan: Before this series I was in Hong Kong enjoying the holiday. But I got an opportunity because one of the openers was injured. I am enjoying my batting right now. I have to keep performing because we have tough competition for all the slots, so that is a great sign for Indian cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Series
Dinesh Chandimal (SL): You can't control the toss, but this was a tough series. Credit to India for playing outstanding cricket throughout the series. Our batting and bowling was below par. They scored 600 in each innings, so that is why we decided to play five bowlers. We have to be patient and concentrate harder (when batting or bowling).
Hardik Pandya: I am glad that I got my first hundred here. I backed my instincts. I have bowling and Test cricket is not an easy place to come and take a fifer. This team is pretty amazing. Everyone backs me to do well.
Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match
India won by an innings and 171 runs and won the series with 3-0
74.3
W
Over 74.3 Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara,  out Bowled! This was the carrom-ball from Ashwin, spun back in from outside off, Kumara didn't pick it up as he let it go by, the ball hits the top of the middle.
74.2
4
Over 74.2 Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, Boundary! Comes down the track, gets close to the ball and lifts it wide of mid-on for a boundary
74.1
1
Over 74.1 Ravichandran Ashwin bowls it flat in the air to Vishwa Fernando, 1 run, gets forward and whipped towards mid-wicket for a single
End of Over 74 (6 runs)   Sri Lanka 176/9

Lahiru Kumara 6/13 Kuldeep Yadav 17.1-4-56-1
Vishwa Fernando 3/16

73.6
2
Over 73.6 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, 2 runs, gets forward and lofts it over mid off and picks up couple of runs
73.5
0
Over 73.5 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, no runs, comes on to the front foot and defends it with the pads.
73.4
4
Over 73.4 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, Boundary! Gets forward and swings through the line and clatters it through extra-cover for a boundary
73.3
0
Over 73.3 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, no runs, gets forward and watches it along go through to the keeper.
73.2
0
Over 73.2 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, no runs, gets forward and defends it to mid on.
73.1
0
Over 73.1 Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery to Lahiru Kumara, no runs, gets forward and watches it along go through to the keeper.
End of Over 73   Sri Lanka 170/9

Vishwa Fernando 3/16 Mohammed Shami 15-6-32-3
Lahiru Kumara 0/7

72.6
0
Over 72.6  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Vishwa Fernando, no runs, gets forward and let it go through to the keeper.
72.5
0
Over 72.5  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Vishwa Fernando, no runs, gets forward and tries to pokes at it, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
72.4
0
Over 72.4  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Vishwa Fernando, no runs, gets forward and watches it along go through to the keeper.