India whitewashes Sri Lanka with big win in 3rd test

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Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh are the others to have done so. When play resumed on Day 3, the hosts were 333 runs behind.

Kohli's men absolutely razed the Sri Lankan batters as they couldn't muster even 200 runs in any of the two innings that they batted on in the third Test. So much so that Karunaratne had to be introduced early into the attack and was the best Lankan bowler on display in the morning session. Only three batsmen have scored more: Brian Lara (28), George Bailey (28) and Shahid Afridi (27).

A lot of Indian fans are not very impressed with India's 3-0 Test series victory over Sri Lanka saying that we played against a really weak team. The pitch, which had been under covers overnight, underwent another drastic change a day before the first day of the third test match. His inning included 8 fours and 7 sixes as he left Sri Lanka bowlers reeling.

His first scalp was night-watchman Malinda Pushpakumara following which he dismissed Kusal Mendis with a full delivery towards the leg stump which hit Mendis on the pads. It was also the second fastest Test hundred overseas by an Indian batsman, second to Virender Sehwag s 78-ball effort against West Indies at Gros Islet in 2006.

In the process, Pandya completed his century. Sehwag and Harbhajan have also hit seven sixes in an innings.

"Toughest series no doubt in my career", Chandimal told reporters on Monday.

Dhawan faced 123 balls in his knock and punished the home bowlers with 17 boundaries. Dhawan has had strike-rate of over 90 in each of his four innings in this series. Before the 188-run stand in this match, the last such partnership came against Bangladesh in 2015. They were all out for 28.2 overs against Pakistan in Kandy in 1994 and in 34.2 overs against Australia in Pallekele past year.

Sri Lanka beginning the day at 19/1, lost three wickets by the time they could add 15 more runs and the penning seemed to be on the wall, until Chandimal and former skipper Mathews put on 65 runs for the fifth wicket. Its hopes of preventing India from matching the 3-0 sweep by Ricky Ponting's Australia 13 years ago were diminished further by the decision to rest premier spinner Rangana Herath for the third test starting on Saturday in Pallekele.

The Baroda-born player, after being named the man of the match post conclusion of the Test, took to Twitter and tweeted a photo of him holding the man of the match and tournament trophies.