India thumped Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs to clinch the second Test in Colombo to bag the three-match Test series 2-0 in advance. Though Sri Lanka showed some signs of promise in their second innings, they suffered another batting collapse on day four which handed India a comprehensive win.
Here are some of the best Tweets of the day:
Best spinning pair in the world for a reason!
First innings world number two took five wickets haul..— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 6, 2017
Second innings world number one took five wickets haul..
Angelo Mathews signals out to the dressing room to get his arm-guard out.— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 6, 2017
Against Ashwin & Jadeja.#SLvIND
An Alternate ending in a parallel universe?! :P
Don't throw away this chance SL. 150 lead and Herath special on day 5 can make this Series interesting. #IndvSL— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 6, 2017
Virat Kohli and his fielding! *facepalm*
Nobody in the Indian team management has told Kohli that he isn't a great catcher at slips?— Karthik Lakshmanan (@lk_karthik) August 6, 2017
But on the bright side......
wriddhiman saha is such a reassuring presence behind the stumps. and makes invaluable contributions with the bat. ultimate team man #SLvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 6, 2017
Name: Ajinkya Rahane— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 6, 2017
Job one: scoring runs
Job two: taking catches in slips
Apt analogy! :P
There are people who hate seeing you and your best friend together. Sri Lankan batsmen must be doing the same with Jadeja & turners #SLvIND— Cricket bakchod (@AllTimeBakchod) August 6, 2017
That was quick! :O
From 150 ka lead to 80 runs and an innings defeat. That escalated quickly!— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 6, 2017
Yet another series conquered by Captain Kohli! _/\_
Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Australia & now Lanka again. Only Mars left now for Captain Kohli!!— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 6, 2017
Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain to win two Test series in Sri Lanka#SLvIND— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) August 6, 2017
A fifty & five-for in the match for both Ashwin & Jadeja.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 6, 2017
Only the third time two players from the same side have done so in a Test!#SLvIND
Impressive run for Kohli and his boys continues!
India have now won 8 Test series in a row. Only Australia have won more - 9 between 2005 and 2008.#SLvIND— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 6, 2017
Most consecutive Test series wins:— The Cricket Man (@CricStatsMan) August 6, 2017
9 England, 1884 to 1892
9 Australia, 2005 to 2008
8* India, 2015 to 2017*#SLvIND