India top visitors’ list in Sri Lanka with Pallekele victory
The Pallekele game was the fourth instance of Sri Lanka losing a home Test inside three days.
India completed yet another series whitewash – this time against a listless Sri Lanka. They won the third and final Test of the series by an innings and 171 runs with more than seven sessions to spare. The hosts folded for 181 after following on, with R Ashwin taking 4 for 68, well supported by Mohammed Shami who took 3 for 22. Hardik Pandya was adjudged Man of the match for his whirlwind century while the Player of the series award went to Shikhar Dhawan, who was the leading run-getter of the series with 358.