The off-spinner snared 3 more wickets and completed a 5 wicket haul handing India a massive 439 run lead before skipper Kohli made a decision to enforce the follow on. "We have to play positively", Karunaratne, who praised Ashwin's variations as a spinner, told reporters.
Well, if that wasn't enough, then there were the Sri Lankan batsmen. The "grenade-like" surface became only more cumbersome for Sri Lanka to tackle and Ravindra Jadeja picked the bones with a ninth career five-wicket haul. R Ashwin spun his magic on a spin friendly wicket, spearheading the Indian bowling with a five-wicket haul.
Jadeja's splendid all round performance in the second Test will not be repeated in the third Test as he has been suspended for the final Test after being found guilty of breaching article 2.2.8 of the player's code of conduct which deals with "throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or unsafe manner during an International Match". It was Ajinkya Rahane in the slip who caught the catch.
The opener didn't offer any more chances thereafter, reaching the three-figure mark in 224 balls.
The batsman, who had made no move to take a run, had to dodge quickly and it left wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha shaking off a sore left wrist after a rushed attempted stop. India on the brink of another win here.
The pacer had injured his hamstring on Day One and consequently the hosts have been left without a proper fast bowler in their attack for this game. Though they were risky shots, he played a lot of sweeps and cross-batted strokes to good effect on a slow turner. Dimuth Karunaratne scored a fine ton, while Angelo Matthews played a supportive role.
Was it all that long ago that this Sri Lankan team whitewashed a powerful Australia 3-0? Before the second innings we had a discussion and had a chat about what was the best way to score runs. Much-needed breakthrough for India.
Another win in the third Test, which starts at Pallekele on August 12, would see them complete their first Test series whitewash in Sri Lanka, but Kohli says their mindset is not affected by such landmarks.
Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets to punish Sri Lanka soon after India declared its first innings on 9-622 on day two of the second Test.
Subsequently, Tharanga's opening partner Dimuth Karunaratne (25) had a few snorters as he struck two boundaries and held his end well for the most part before offering an outside edge to Ashwin for his second wicket.
Beijing says Doklam is located in Tibet and that the border dispute between China and Bhutan has nothing to do with India . Indian analysts said the road threatens India's security as it brings China closer to Chicken's Neck.
The accord lifted the nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for certain restrictions on its nuclear activities. The swearing-in ceremony for President Rouhani will be held at the Iranian parliament on Saturday, August 5.
For Root, his 5000 test runs have come at a fabulous rate: 57 tests and 105 innings, putting him among some outstanding names. When Roland-Jones destroyed South Africa's order on the second afternoon, there looked to be no way back for the Proteas.
The attorney general said four people are already being prosecuted to allegedly leaking, though he did not provide any details. Only this week transcripts of rancorous calls between President Trump and foreign leaders surfaced in the Washington Post .
The Lebanese army has been primarily engaged in a fight against ISIS positions in the area of Ras Baalbek near the Syrian border. Journalists look at parked buses that will transfer Nusra Front militants in Jroud Arsal , Syria-Lebanon border, July 31, 2017.
Even the RSS threat to force the centre to dismiss the LDF government has evoked only ridicule from various corners. Union Minister Arun Jaitley landed in Kerala Sunday morning, where he was felicitated by the state party leader.
The raid happened at a time when Shivakumar was overseeing the stay of 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort near Bengaluru . Congress leader Anand Sharma said it is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse powers of the state.
There was no denying Mo Farah . "It felt like they were in a training camp together, how they were working to together". Meanwhile, Holly Bradshaw reached the pole vault final but Nick Percy missed out in the discus.
Three shot at San Francisco park crowded with families
The gunshots rang out at around 3:00pm in Dolores Park near the statue of Miguel Hidalgo in the city's Mission District Thursday. When asked if the incident appeared to be gang-related, she said, "It does not appear that this is a random event".
Toyota boosts forecast amid talk of alliance with Mazda
As we reported earlier today , Mazda and Toyota have indeed taken a step towards increased collaboration, particularly in the U.S. Under the deal announced on Friday , Toyota and Mazda will both acquire shares of each other.
Naz Baloch reacts to Imran Khan's invitation to rejoin PTI
Khan himself has refrained from commenting on the matter directly and only touched upon it through a series of recent tweets. He said Imran Khan overlooked corruption in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because it was being committed by his own party leaders.
What really happened during 'that' phone call
The call made headlines back in January with many wondering just what was said between the two world leaders. The document contains notes which indicate that it was reviewed and classified by retired Lt.