First three-Test series sweep outside the country, India create history 

August 14, 2017, 5:07 pm
First three-Test series sweep outside the country, India create history 
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First three-Test series sweep outside the country, India create history 

First three-Test series sweep outside the country, India create history 

Indian cricket team created history on Monday by sealing an innings victory over Sri Lanka in the third Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka.

This is India's first three-Test series sweep outside of the country.

Ravinchandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami helped India winning the match. India had earlier won the series by defeating the host team in Colombo and Galle Test.

Sri Lanka was bundled out for 181 in their second innings as India registered an innings and 171-run victory.

Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in their follow-on in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka crumbled to 135 all out in their first response to India's first innings 487, putting the world's top Test team in firm control.

"We are a young side. We look forward to playing Test cricket with the same kind of excitement. That's the only way you can be ruthless...We like to be proactive rather than reactive," said captain Virat Kohli.

"We have age on our side. We have an opportunity to play together for five-six years with this whole bunch and this really excites us," he added.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya set up the win with a blistering, 96-ball 108, cracking his maiden Test century in just his third game.