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IND vs SL 1st Test Highlights: Jadeja's all round show wins it for India

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the match, scoring 175* with the bat and finishing with figures 9/87 with the ball in the game to win the match for his team

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after picking a wicket against Sri Lanka. Photo: @BCCI
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after picking a wicket against Sri Lanka. Photo: @BCCI
1st Test : Ravindra Jadeja's all-round show in which he scored 175* and took a five-wicket haul in the first innings and four wickets in the second innings, to get a combination of nine wickets for just 87 runs has won India the first match of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh.

With this win, Rohit Sharma's first as a Test captain, India have taken an unassailable lead in the series and would look to win the series 2-0 by winning the Day-Night Test in Bengaluru, starting on March 12, 2022. Thanks to this win, India close in on the fourth position on the World Test Championship Points table as well as Sri Lanka move down to the 3rd position. 

1st Test Day 3 Highlights

Coming in to bat on Day 3, Sri Lanka were 108-4 with Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalnka at the crease, the Sri Lankans showed some resolve with the pairing adding 53 runs in the morning session before the freefall began. After losing the fifth wicket on 161, the Sri Lankan team was rolled over for 174. Jadeja took five wickets. 

In the second innings, after they were asked to follow on, Sri Lanka again lost three quick wickets and they were reduced to 45-3 before Dahananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews added 49 for the fourth wicket. But a false shot resulted in the dismissal of de Silva and then once again wickets fell in a lurry and Sri Lanka were once again reduced to 121-7 before Niroshan Dickwell played a nice inning of 51* to take Sri Lanka to 178. 

India eventually won the match by an innings and 222 runs. Jadeja took four wickets once again.  

India Playing 11

Rohit Sharma(c), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammed Shami, Jayant Yadav

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal (vc), Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

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