Sri Lanka whitewash Australia; Twitter erupts

Sri Lanka whitewashed the Australians, the top-ranked Test team in the world before this loss, after winning the Colombo Test by 163 runs and thus completing a historic 3-0 win. This is the first time the island nation beat the mighty Australians is all the Tests of a particular series. Also with this loss, Australia continued to fare poorly in Asia, as it was their 13th loss in last 18 Tests in the Indian subcontinent. ALSO READ: Watch Kusal Mendis take a stunning catch to dismiss Shaun Marsh.

Rangana Herath, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kaushal Silva and Dinesh Chandimal were the chief architects of their win. While the former took 13 wickets in the game, the latter three struck vital hundreds in the match. This win changed the face of ICC Test rankings as India became the new No.1 Test side followed by Pakistan.

While the Lankans will rejoice and celebrate the win, the Australians will be left with a lot to ponder upon. The result attracted a lot of reactions from the Twitter space. Here’s who said what on the Sri Lankan win: