- SL was dismissed for 166 in the 2nd innings
- India won by an innings and 239 runs
- They took a 1-0 lead in the series
India whipped Sri Lanka in the second test match of the three-match series as they went on to win by an innings and 239 runs on Day 4 of the test match. Nagpur witnessed an overall Indian dominance with a much superior Indian side winning all sessions of the test match with ease and coming out trumps in batting, bowling, and fielding. After having declared their first innings at 610 in reply to Sri Lanka’s score of 205, the Indian bowlers decimated the Sri Lankan batting line up who failed to get past even the 200 run mark in their second innings.
A massive batting breakdown by them saw them being dismissed for a paltry score of 166 and handing the match with consummate ease to India. Coming out to bat trailing by a huge margin, Sri Lanka knew the only result they could hope for from the match was a draw. And they needed all their batsmen to turn up with the bat if they had any chance of doing so and seeing out the remaining two days of the test match. It was, however, the same old story for them against India in tests as for the hundredth time a shambolic batting performance saw them crumble like a house of cards and hand India the test match.
Ashwin played the main role in deciding the host’s fate. He took four wickets on the fourth day of the second Test and went on to become the fastest bowler to reach 300 Test wickets breaking Dennis Lille’s record in the process. Yadav and Ishant Sharma picked up two ease as Sri Lanka threw things away. It took India a little only after the lunch break to equal their highest winning margin in Test cricket by beating Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in Nagpur.
With a 1-0 lead, India goes into the final match of the test series on a high and looking to complete another win and take home the trophy. The second match will be played on December 2nd in Delhi.