• Friday, December 09, 2022

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India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Virat Kohli’s men struggled against the pace and bounce in South Africa

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday (29) and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test. It was India’s biggest winning margin in Sri Lanka and showed just why they are the top-ranked Test side in the world. Set a daunting 550 to win, Dimuth Karunaratne made 97 for Sri Lanka, but after his departure in the final session their hopes sank in Galle. With all-rounder Asela Gunaratne and stand-in captain Rangana Herath unable to bat through injury, Sri Lanka called it a day with…

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