SHOCK DE India
It is India’s 1st 3-Test Series (3-0) Whitewash Away From Home
Ashwin took 4 while Shammi took 3 wickets.
India had won the first Test in Galle by 304 runs and the second Test in Colombo by an
Innings and 53 runs
Brief Scores – 3rd Test
India 487 (Dhawan 119, Pandya 108, Rahul 85, Sandakan 5-132)
beat Sri Lanka 135 (Chandimal 48, Kuldeep 4-40) and (f/o) 181 (Dickwella 41,
Ashwin 4-68, Shami 3-32) by an innings and 171 runs
Man of the match Pandya
Man of the series Dhawan
|S Dhawan (INDIA)||3||4||0||358||190||89.5||2||0|
|CA Pujara (INDIA)||3||4||0||309||153||77.25||2||0|
|FDM Karunaratne (SL)||3||6||0||285||141||47.5||1||1|
|AM Rahane (INDIA)||3||4||1||229||132||76.33||1||1|
|N Dickwella (SL)||3||6||0||227||67||37.83||0||2|
From above list, it is clear that Indian batsman are on top all the time as Dhawan led batting averages by scoring 3 ton’s in as many tests. Whatever may be opponent Shikhar needs to be appreciated .
Also, Pujara on song again , averages more than 75 and Rahane shows Mumbai class. Kohli, though not upto the mark scored one ton.
Hardik Pandya plays 20-20 in Test and puts behind blasting pioneers Kapil and Patil’s record with hurricane 26 in one over and proves he has Kapil Deo potential more as a batsman. No hurry , long long way to go before we put him in Great Kapil’s class.
For Lanka Dickwella showed some resistance and Karunaratne played some good knocks but without much effect on the results.
Kushal Mendis has Test talent and will be future bet for Lanka.
|R Ashwin (INDIA)||3||6||440||25.88||1||17|
|RA Jadeja (INDIA)||2||4||374||28.76||1||13|
|Mohammed Shami (INDIA)||3||6||177||17.7||0||10|
|UT Yadav (INDIA)||3||6||215||35.83||0||6|
|N Pradeep (SL)||2||3||258||43||1||6|
In top 5, we have 4 Indian bowlers. Once agian, Ashwin leading the way. Jadeja bites again and not far behind Ashwin in statistics. Jadeja uses opportunities (against minnows ) well and strengthens the position as one of the top bowlers in the world. Let us give him credit for putting ball in right spot and let batsman make silly mistakes.
Real test of Indian Peacocks will be in South African Den where probably we may see Kohli, Rahane topping in batting and Ashwin, Shami, Yadav peaking in bowling.COMPILED BY – SUHAS BENGERIEDITED BY – AJU DESHPANDE