In the Mohali Test, India had scored a mammoth score of 574 runs in the first innings, with 175 runs from Ravindra Jadeja, while Sri Lanka’s team could not reach this score in both the innings.
An innings of Ravindra Jadeja and then the bowling overshadowed the whole of Sri Lanka.
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Indian cricket team after T20 (Indian Cricket Team) Made a great start in the Test series as well. 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali (India vs Sri Lanka Mohali Test) The match ended in just 3 days. The Sri Lankan team could not last even one and a half days in front of the Indian team proving to be almost invincible on home soil and lost the first Test by an innings- 222 runs. In this way, the Test captaincy tenure of Rohit Sharma also started tremendously. Along with this, Team India also gave the gift of victory in the 100th Test to former captain Virat Kohli. Indian all-rounder alone in Sri Lanka Ravindra Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja) Heavy, whose accurate bowling after the record innings uprooted Sri Lanka’s feet.
The last few test matches in India were ending within just 3 days and the condition of this match remained the same. On the third day of the match, India finished their work early by dealing with Sri Lanka in both the innings. Indian bowlers led by Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin dropped 16 wickets for Sri Lanka on Sunday, while the Sri Lankan batsmen could not even score 250 runs. However, in both the innings, one batsman each kept the front alone. Pathum Nisanka scored a half-century in the first innings, while Niroshan Dickwella crossed the fifty in the second innings.
Nice start for Nisanka-Asalanka
On Saturday 5 March, Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka with his bat, then Sunday 6 March was also the name of the Indian all-rounder, who again made Sri Lanka his victim. However, it had to wait a bit as Pathum Nisanka and Charit Asalanka started the day well and did not allow India to take any wickets for the first hour. There was a partnership of 58 runs for the fifth wicket between the two.
Fall of wickets started again
Then Bumrah dismissed Asalanka LBW and gave Sri Lanka the first blow of the day and the fifth blow of the innings and from here the wickets started falling. After this, Jadeja dominated and taking 4 out of the remaining 5 wickets in his name, restricted Sri Lanka to a score of just 174. Jadeja took 5 wickets for just 41 runs. For Sri Lanka, only Pathum Nisanka showed courage and scored a good half-century. He returned unbeaten on 61 runs.
Appearance did not change even in the second innings
The Indian team, taking a lead of 400 runs in the first innings, decided that Sri Lanka should be called to bat again. India gave Sri Lanka a follow-on and then completely settled the second innings within the next two sessions. Ashwin got off to a good start in the second innings by dismissing Lahiru Thirimanne and Pathum Nisanka early on, after which Jadeja made the middle order his victim. Angelo Mathews (28) and Dhananjaya de Silva (30), playing a belligerent innings for Sri Lanka, were returned to the pavilion by Jadeja.
From Sri Lanka, only one batsman remained in this innings. Wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella continued to advance the innings from one end and kept trying to reduce India’s victory margin. After the fall of 9 wickets, he finally scored his 19th half-century with the help of injured batsman Lahiru Kumara, but it was not enough. He returned unbeaten after scoring 51 runs. In the second innings, Jadeja took 4, Ashwin 3 and Mohammed Shami 2, while Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket.
Brilliant innings from Jadeja
Earlier, India had declared the innings at a score of 574 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the first innings. Team India batted first and made this huge score with the help of Ravindra Jadeja’s second century. Jadeja scored the highest score of his career and returned unbeaten on 175. Apart from him, Rishabh Pant also played a strong innings, but missed out on a century after getting out for 96, while Ravichandran Ashwin also scored 61 runs. At the same time, Hanuma Vihari, playing at number three for the first time, played a strong innings of 58 runs, while Virat Kohli, playing his 100th Test, scored 45 runs.