India Wins test Series Against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka After 22 Years
India started its series against Sri Lanka with a loss in the first Test match, in spite of being a team having young players didn’t lose hope and won the next two matches of the series and finally won the series by 2-1.
After winning the first test series as the captain of India, Virat Kohli was very happy and gave the credit of the victory to the members and even to those who didn’t play. It is surely true, as in every match all the players made their contribution and helped the team to get victorious. It was after 22 years that India was able to defeat Sri Lanka a test series in Sri Lanka.
In the first test match India was looking good, but in the last innings they didn’t bat well and lost the match by 63 runs. But in the second match which was the last match was Kumar Sangakkara, India succeeded to win the match by 278 runs and was able to level the series. KL Rahul was awarded the Man of the Match for his incredible knock of 108 runs. Finally, in the third match Cheteshwar Pujara made excellent 145 runs and remained not out. He again proved that he can become the next “Wall” of the Indian team like Rahul Dravid. Being a comeback match for him, he had to prove the selectors and secure a permanent position in the team.
Also, Ishant Sharma’s excellent and aggressive bowling helped India to bowl out Sri Lanka at a score of 201 runs in the first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin took 21 wickets in the three matches he played and also showed his batting skills and was awarded the Man of the Series award for his amazing performance.
Kohli’s choice of playing 5 bowlers in the playing 11 proved to be an excellent move as India was able to take all the 60 wickets in the three matches. Also, the bowlers batted very well and helped India to score a good target when the top order was not able to score and collapsed. There were also some loopholes in the strategy, that the Indian team should work upon and get improved.
Now, the next series of India is against South Africa and they have to prepare very well for it as it would surely be challenging series for them though it is a home series.