Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fifth and final day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will bring you live updates and scores from Day Five. It was an emotional day for Kumar Sangakkara and his fans yesterday, after the maestro played his last innings in international cricket. India gave him a guard of honour both on his way to the middle and on his way back, and many a tear was shed even in the newsroom. Will there ever be a more stunning cover-driver in international cricket? Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne cannot afford to dwell on that though; they have a steep chase ahead of them and an in-form Ravichandran Ashwin to contend with. Will Sanga get the farewell he deserves, or will Virat Kohli finally win a Test as Indian captain? Find out here. Catch live cricket scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Colombo

INDIA WIN BY 278 RUNS! Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell Test did not go as planned for him, and India have managed to level the series 1-1. This is the first Test win as captain for Virat Kohli, and India’s first win overseas since they beat England at Lord’s in 2014. KL Rahul is the Man of the Match for his first innings century.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 134 | Overs 42.3 | BATSMEN: Rangana Herath 4 (17) | Umesh Yadav finishes off his over after lunch. Amit Mishra from the other end. Chameera slogs for four. Ooh that was nearly a stumping, but it was a tough take for the non-regular ‘keeper Rahul. OH GONE! It’s all over, and Kohli has won his first Test as captain! Chameera wanted to leave that one, but the ball spun back and hit him plumb in front. India win by 278 runs! OUT! Dushmantha Chameera 4 (5) LBW Amit Mishra!

LUNCH: India need one wicket to win. Sri Lanka have put in a ramshackle performance. The rain has let up, and the players are back on the field after lunch.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 130/9 | Overs 42.3 | BATSMEN: Rangana Herath 4 (14), Dushmantha Chameera 0 (1) | Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav have replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma. GONE! Kaushal is out LBW to Mishra, and India are now one wicket away. The rain has brought lunch a bit early, but it has already eased up. OUT Tharindu Kaushal 5 (12) LBW Amit Mishra!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 123/8 | Overs 39 | BATSMEN: Rangana Herath 2 (4), Tharindu Kaushal 0 (2) | Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma continue to keep things tight. Ashwin has been outstanding; he is well on his way to another five-wicket haul. Karunaratne sweeps him for four, moves on to 46. OH GONE! Cleaned up by Ash, who now has 5! OUT! Dimuth Karunaratne 46 (103) b Ravichandran Ashwin!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 115/7 | Overs 37 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 41 (96), Rangana Herath 0 (1) | Ravichandran Ashwin continues. Dhammika is the new man in. AND HE DOES NOT LAST LONG! Dhammika tries to slog that over midwicket, and Amit Mishra happily accepts an easy catch. OUT! Dhammika Prasad 0 (4) c Amit Mishra b Ravichandran Ashwin!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 111/6 | Overs 36 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 37 (93), Dhammika Prasad 0 (2) | Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin continue. HE’S GOT HIS MAN! Superb catch by the substitute fielder, Cheteshwar Pujara. That is a wicket for Ashwin, but credit goes to Pujara at silly point, great reflexes. Jehan Mubarak is the new man in. Ishant continues. Four for Karunaratne. GONE! First ball duck for Mubarak! India is on fire! OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne 11 (26) c sub (Cheteshwar Pujara) b Ravichandran Ashwin! Jehan Mubarak 0 (1) c Virat Kohli b Ishant Sharma!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 102/4 | Overs 32 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 31 (83), Lahiru Thirimanne 8 (15) | Thirimanne goes after Amit Mishra, big six down the ground. Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack now. He will be a handful on this pitch. Ishant Sharma comes on again. Big LBW appeal against Karunaratne, but it’s turned down.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 91/4 | Overs 28 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 28 (70), Lahiru Thirimanne 0 (4) | Dinesh Chandimal has been positive, but Ishant Sharma is bowling well to him, not giving him any width to free his arms. Umesh Yadav has been quick today. Here comes Amit Mishra. BOWLED HIM! ‘Round the legs too, that’s the classic leg-spinners wicket! Chandimal goes for a big sweep, misses the ball entirely, and Mishy gets it to turn back to hit leg stump! OUT! Dinesh Chandimal 15 (30) b Amit Mishra!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 90/3 | Overs 26 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 28 (70), Dinesh Chandimal 14 (22) | Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma have started off for India. Dinesh Chandimal has come out swinging. Hits Ishant for a six and a four to show his intent. Umesh is bowling well at the other end. Good cricket overall to start the day!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 72/3 | Overs 22 | BATSMEN: Dimuth Karunaratne 25 (62), Dinesh Chandimal 0 (5) | Angelo Mathews has been dismissed of the first ball on Day Five. Sri Lanka have effectively just seven wickets to bat out the entire day to try and save the game. Umesh Yadav bowled a thrilling first over. His first ball was a peach outside off on a good length that had extra bounce and some away movement, Mathews nicked and stand-in keeper KL Rahul took a fine catch. The final ball was a bouncer with extra bounce and Chandimal did well to keep it from lobbing up. OUT! Angelo Mathews 23 (39) c KL Rahul b Umesh Yadav!

India are well in control of the second Test against Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo. The hosts have a monumental 413-run target in front of them, and have been reduced to 72 for 2 with Kaushal Silva and Kumar sangakkara back in the hut. Ravichandran Ashwin continues bowling like a dream, but he will have Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews to contend with. Meanwhile Dimuth Karunaratne is the other overnight batsman, but he has looked far from comfortable. Sri Lanka need 341 more runs to win in three sessions. Not impossible, but India are clear favourites.


Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Jehan Mubarak, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, T Kaushal, Dushmantha Chameera.

India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

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