Jadeja powers India to series victory

India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane run between wickets on Day 1 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo

India buried Sri Lanka under a mountain of runs to notch a comprehensive innings and 53-run victory in the second Test, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Colombo on Sunday. Night-watchman Malinda Pushpakumara stood still at the batting crease.

There was no respite, however, for the hosts as the lower half of the Indian line-up feasted on a jaded Sri Lankan attack.

"We thought if we dominate, if we change the momentum, they will be on the back foot straightaway, and that's what happened", Rahane said of the marathon stand."We knew that one big partnership and they will be on the back foot", he added. The manner in which some of the batsmen had got out, it seemed outrageous to even think that they would survive the day.

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At the end of day two on Friday the hosts were 2-50.

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But that was only until the first session.

However, after Sri Lanka were all out for 183 in the first innings in reply to India's 622, it was always going to be a catch-up game for the hosts. The Sri Lankan batsmen needed to defend but they were on a suicide mission. Jadeja send Silva back (34.5 overs) 10:50 am Sri Lanka in trouble. Instead he tried to play a Dilscoop to Mohammed Shami and was bowled. Their tally of eight wins in Sri Lanka is the most in any country. But in a matter of 40 minutes - the lunch interval - everything changed.

Rahane's dismissal brought a sigh of relief to the Sri Lankan camp, as wicketkeeper-batsman Saha and Ashwin safely guided India to 442/5 at the lunch break.

Umesh Yadav tasted success in the third over of the innings when Tharanga was beaten by an incoming delivery that rattled the stumps. Against Australia a year ago he cracked a 176.

How many runs will Imad Wasim concede? Yesterday Mendis, who idolizes Sachin Tendulkar and is rated highly by Kumar Sangakkara, did the same to Yadav, Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja.

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"Karunaratne really complimented Mendis, defended beautifully, and Mendis played a few extra shots that Karunaratne obviously didn't play".

"Last time when we played in Galle Chandi got 160-odd scoring a lot of runs off the sweep and reverse sweep".

The on-field umpire, however, did not budge and the home side immediately asked for a referral which got them the prized wicket. "It's only going to do good to him", the skipper said.

"In the dressing room we feel really proud of each other's efforts, that we're really putting in those consistent, convincing performances, and winning Test matches more often than getting the other results".

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