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India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs, level Test Series 1-1

AshwinColombo, Aug 24: India bowled out Sri Lanka for for 134 runs in the second innings to win the second Test match by 278 runs at the P Sara Oval ground here on Monday.

Sri Lanka were 130/9 at lunch with India needing just a wicket to level the series and the hosts could add only four runs to their total after lunch. With the win, India level series at 1-1. Sri Lanka had won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs. The third Test will begin on August 28.

For the visitors, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned figures of 5-42, while his-teammate leggie Amit Mishra grabbed 3-29. (IANS)


India 393 (Rahul 108, Kohli 78, Rohit 79, Saha 56; Herath 4/81) & 325/8 (Vijay 82, Rahane 126, Rohit 34; Dhammika 4/43, T Kaushal 4/118).

Sri Lanka 306 (Kaushal Silva 51, Sangakkara 32, Thirimanne 62, Mathews 102; Amit Mishra 4/43) & 134 (Karunaratne 46; Ashwin 5/42, Amit Mishra 3/29).

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