Herath injured in fresh blow for Sri Lanka

Herath injured in fresh blow for Sri Lanka

Skipper Dinesh Chandimal missed the first Test after being hospitalised for pneumonia, and fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was ruled out before the series.

Sri Lanka had handed India the advantage after being dismissed for 183 in their first innings and conceding a 439-run lead. Jadeja, who has been suspended for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets at an average of 28.76. He also made an unbeaten 70 in India's only innings. He also added that itinerary for the series with Sri Lanka would be announced this week.

Jadeja was awarded the man-of-the-match for picking up seven wickets and scoring seventy runs.

Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews were going great and would have forced India to bat after enforcing the follow-on on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

In the post-lunch session, it was Jadeja who hit the right areas, extracting sharp turn and bounce off the pitch.

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.

The visitors are now cooling off and celebrating their Test win.

Ravindra Jadeja will miss India's third and final Test against Sri Lanka after being slapped Sunday with a one-match ban by cricket's governing body for risky play.

"Success will come your way but you need patience". The series has been sealed by team India's win.

Axar is now in South Africa, where he is playing the tri-nation one day series of the A teams.

"As the captain, I am proud of the way the guys played in the second innings so we have to get the positives out of that".

The Indian batsmen had set up the victory, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane hitting fine centuries.

India will surely go on to miss their premier all-rounder in the final Test at Pallekele.