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Galle Test: India beats Lanka comfortably by 304 runs on Day 4

After Dhawan and Pujara in the first innings, Kohli slams a ton, his 10th as skipper, in the second

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Galle Test, India, Sri Lanka
India's Ravindra Jadeja, third left, celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews with team mates during the fourth day's play of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

on Saturday comfortably defeated by 304 runs in the first match of the ongoing series. The Virat Kohli-led team bundled Lankans out for only 245 runs in their chase of 550 in the second innings on the fourth day at Galle.

For India, spinner duo of and scalped three wickets each to help take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

After opener and middle-order batsman slammed their centuries in the first innings, skipper Kohli joined the bandwagon in the second to score an unbeaten 103 off 136 balls. Aided by this knock, Kohli's 17th test century and 10th as captain, had set a target of 550 to chase in about two days.

On Day 4, after they lost two quick wickets just after lunch, Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne and stumper Niroshan Dickwella steadied the innings to take the score to 192/4 at tea. However, Karunaratne's 97 and later Dickwella's 67 did not prove enough to see the hosts through in the match.

Brief Scores

1st innings: 600 & 240-3 declared in 53 overs. 
1st innings: 291 & 245 in 76.5 overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 97; R Ashwin 3/65, R Jadeja 3/71).

First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 17:00 IST