Virat Kohli registered win in his first full Test series as captain © AFP
Virat Kohli registered win in his first full Test series as captain © AFP

The cricket fans on Twitter on Tuesday congratulated the young Indian captain Virat Kohli, who registered his first Test series win when India defeated Sri Lanka by a margin of 117 runs in the third and final Test in the series at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. This is after 22 years that India has registered a series win in Sri Lanka, as the last time they won a series in the island nation was way back in 1993. India were beaten comprehensively in the first Test by Sri Lanka, but India showed character and intent in the remaining two matches and did not allow Sri Lanka to make most of the lead they had taken. It was certainly a great effort from the team under Kohli, as they won a Test series without much fumble and while battling other issues such as fitness of their opening batsmen and selection issues. Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test at Colombo (SSC)

According to AFP, India defeated Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test in Colombo on Tuesday to win a series on the island for the first time since 1993. Sri Lanka, set a victory target of 386, were bowled out for 268 after tea on the fifth day despite a fighting 110 from skipper Angelo Mathews. Mathews and debutant Kusal Perera put on 135 for the sixth wicket, but the dismissal of both batsmen on either side of tea sealed Sri Lanka’s fate at the Sinhalese Sports Club. READ: Ishant Sharma takes 200th Test wicket on Day 5 of India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 3rd Test at Colombo (SSC)

 

 

 

 

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with four wickets, while seamer Ishant Sharma took three. India clinched the series 2-1 after Sri Lanka won the opening Test in Galle by 63 runs and the tourists drew level with a 278-run victory in the second match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.