Dimuth Karunaratne’s fantastic hundred went in vain as Sri Lanka went down by 238 runs in the pink-ball Test against India in Bengaluru.
Resuming at a overnight score of 28/1, the pair of Karunaratne along with Kusal Mendis added 69 more runs before Ravi Ashwin broke the partnership by dismissing Mendis stumped by wicket keeper Rishabh Pant for 54.
Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act by cleaning Angelo Matthews bowled for 1.
Dhananjaya de Silva (4) was caught brilliantly by Hanuma Vihari at short leg off Ashwin, leaving the visitors in a spot of bother at 105/4.
Karunaratne along with Niroshan Dickwella featured in a 55 run stand for the fifth wicket before the latter was stumped by Axar Patel for 12.
Charith Asalanka’s poor run with the bat continued as he was caught at backward short leg off Patel for 5.
The 33 year old Karunaratne reached his well deserved century by flicking Bumrah for a boundary. However the Mumbai Indians speedster cleaned him up while attempted a drive for a fantastic 107. His knock came off 174 balls with 15 fours.
The last 3 wickets fell in a space of 4 runs as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 208.
With this win, the hosts completed a clean sweep.
Shreyas Iyer was declared the Man of the Match, while Rishabh Pant was declared the Player of the series.