Both players got centuries, and this showed the talent that is present in Sri Lankan cricket.
Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga also had recently accused the team of spot-fixing during the finals against India in the 2011 World Cup.
Batting first, India declared its first innings on 622 for nine and dismissed Sri Lanka for 183 and enforced the follow-on, commanding a 439-run lead.
Sri Lanka have grappled with illness and injury issues since before the start of this series. He also made an unbeaten 70 in India’s only innings.
Rangana Herath has officially been ruled out of the third Test against India starting in Pallekele on Saturday (August 12). This win gives #India another series win making this eight straight series victories. He is always in the game, he fields well.
“Since Axar will be finishing his one-day engagements by Tuesday evening, he can join the team by Thursday [August 10].
That’s where we think they’re very precious, specially in the longer format because they provide you with great balance”, Kohli said referring to Jadeja.
Like he did throughout the match, Saha never took his eyes off the ball, climbed with it and positioned his gloved hand right behind to take a deceptively easy catch. He was also lightning fast in stumping Dilruwan Perera. How agile he is!
The 39-year-old spinner has bowled 91 overs over the two matches with Virat Kohli’s side, taking just five wickets, and completed 71.1 in the one-off clash with Zimbabwe last month.
Niroshan Dickwella (31) threw his bat around before Hardik Pandya (2/31 in 15 overs) accounted for his wicket. Pujara’s knock of 133 in his 50th Test has helped him to a career-high 888 points and third position while Rahane has moved from 11th to fifth position with a score of 132.
The two continued to stonewall the Indian attack, and a few runs were added too. The opener didn’t offer any more chances thereafter, reaching the three-figure mark in 224 balls.