India whitewash Sri Lanka

PV Sports Desk : A ruthless India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days in the final test on Monday to complete a 3-0 whitewash in one of the most one-sided test series in recent times.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets between them as the world’s top-ranked side shot out Sri Lanka for 181 to win by an innings and 171 runs.

The beleaguered hosts, whose second innings ended shortly after the scheduled tea break, had been asked to follow on after managing 135 in their first innings in reply to India’s 487.

Ashwin picked up 4-68 in the second innings while Shami finished with 3-32 in an inspired bowling performance by India, who triumphed both in Galle and Colombo inside four days.

“A good day, a good win for us. Very happy with the overall performance and it always feels nice to have convincing victories,” India captain Virat Kohli said at the presentation ceremony.

“We are a young side. We look forward to playing test cricket, we look forward to playing with the same excitement. That’s the only way you can be ruthless.”