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R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja first Indian pair ever to score fifty, claim fifer for same team in single Test

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja first Indian pair ever to score fifty, claim fifer for same team in single Test

The other two instances when the same feat was acheived was by Australia’s Albert Trott and George Giffen vs England at Adelaide in January 1895 and England’s Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan vs India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 2011.

'Its a big morale boost,' says Wriddhiman Saha on being called best Test wicket-keeper by Virat Kohli

'Its a big morale boost,' says Wriddhiman Saha on being called best Test wicket-keeper by Virat Kohli

On a minefield of a track at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Saha`s keeping masterclass prompted skipper Virat Kohli to term him the best in the business.

Virat Kohli has a long way to go as captain, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Virat Kohli has a long way to go as captain, says Arjuna Ranatunga

When asked about what all changes Kohli needs to bring in himself, Ranatunga advised the Indian captain to tone down his aggression a bit.

Ashwin-Jadeja spin combo has been instrumental in India's  rise to 'No. 1 Test team'

Ashwin-Jadeja spin combo has been instrumental in India's rise to 'No. 1 Test team'

 Ashwin, Jadeja combined have 11 five-wicket hauls and four ten-wicket hauls between them.The duo were in fact miles ahead of the some of the formidable ones like McGrath-MacGill (117 wicket in 1998-99 season) and Lee-Warne (114 wickets 2005-06 season).

Here’s a look at all major records Indian team and its players achieved after Colombo Test win

Here’s a look at all major records Indian team and its players achieved after Colombo Test win

With the win, India took the series as well. This after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series. 

India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo Test, Day 4 – As it happened...

India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo Test, Day 4 – As it happened...

The hosts were 209 for two at close, still trailing India by 230 runs in their second innings. Karunaratne and nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara on two were at the crease.

WATCH: Wriddhiman Saha takes absolute blinder to remove Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis in Colombo  Test

WATCH: Wriddhiman Saha takes absolute blinder to remove Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis in Colombo Test

The hosts were 209 for two at close, still trailing India by 230 runs in their second innings. Karunaratne and nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara on two were at the crease.

IND vs SL, Colombo Test, Day 3: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis' resilience keeps Sri Lanka afloat

IND vs SL, Colombo Test, Day 3: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis' resilience keeps Sri Lanka afloat

Starting from overnight 50/2, it was surprising to see Ashwin not handed the ball straight away. Instead, Umesh Yadav (1-12) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-84) started proceedings, getting instant results.

WATCH: Cheteshwar Pujara plucks out stunning catch, as R Ashwin continues rampant run

WATCH: Cheteshwar Pujara plucks out stunning catch, as R Ashwin continues rampant run

Ashwin looked virtually unpickable on the day, the fielders really helped him put pressure on the batsman and claim catches as and when required.

India in complete control at end of Day 2 of Colombo Test versus Sri Lanka

India in complete control at end of Day 2 of Colombo Test versus Sri Lanka

India, resuming the day at 344 for three, went on to declare at 622 for nine post tea, thanks to half centuries from Ravichandran Ashwin (54 off 92), Wriddhiman Saha (67 off 134) and Ravindra Jadeja (70 not out off 85).

WATCH: KL Rahul run-out after horrible mix-up with Cheteshwar Pujara during IND vs SL Colombo Test

WATCH: KL Rahul run-out after horrible mix-up with Cheteshwar Pujara during IND vs SL Colombo Test

After the break, Rahul and Pujara brought up their 50-run stand off 112 balls but the duo couldn't extend it for long as a mix-up ended the innings of the opener in the 31st over.

WATCH: KL Rahul puts DRS to use, survives LBW to slam 6th consecutive fifty in Tests

WATCH: KL Rahul puts DRS to use, survives LBW to slam 6th consecutive fifty in Tests

Rahul was on 52, while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 14 after the end of first session.

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: KL Rahul becomes first Indian opener to register six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: KL Rahul becomes first Indian opener to register six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests

Enroute to India's 101 for the loss of one, Rahul notched up his eighth Test fifty, thus thumping back his dominance in the longer format of the game. This was also his sixth consecutive Test fifty with the last five scores standing as – 51 n.o, 60, 67, 51, 90.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: 2nd Test, Day 1 – As it happened...

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: 2nd Test, Day 1 – As it happened...

Pujara (128) and Rahane (103) were pick of the batsmen for Team India on Day 1.

WATCH: Virat Kohli rewards journalist for covering career's 100th Test

WATCH: Virat Kohli rewards journalist for covering career's 100th Test

The second Test between the two nations, starting on Thursday in Colombo, marks a special occasion for a renowned cricket journalist and Managing Editor of Wisden India, R Kaushik, who will be covering 100th Test of his career.

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli faces opening conundrum as India look to seal series against Sri Lanka – Preview

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli faces opening conundrum as India look to seal series against Sri Lanka – Preview

KL Rahul has recovered amply and if he is successful in proving his fitness for the energy-sapping humid conditions predicted during this Test, the toss-up will be between Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund for the second opener's slot.

Colombo Test: Virat Kohli confirms KL Rahul's return, either Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund to make way

Colombo Test: Virat Kohli confirms KL Rahul's return, either Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund to make way

Though admitting that it is tough to decide who makes way for Rahul, the skipper revealed that all the players are professional enough to understand the team's decision.

This team can do things that probably no Indian team has done, praises Ravi Shastri

This team can do things that probably no Indian team has done, praises Ravi Shastri

India's track record on overseas tour have rather not been delightful enough to praise with just a few rare occasions when the Men in Blue did clinch an entire series. Under Virat's captaincy, India have so far won just a single series, against the Lankans, back in 2015.

'We're watching him closely,' Ravi Shastri refuses to clear air on KL Rahul's participation in Colombo Test

'We're watching him closely,' Ravi Shastri refuses to clear air on KL Rahul's participation in Colombo Test

Like skipper Virat Kohli, Shastri also spoke in same vein about having a good bench strength, now that Rahul is getting fit and Abhinav Mukund keeping himself in the hunt with an 81 in the second innings of the first Test.

Colombo Test: India's problem of plenty at top, a good headache for skipper Virat Kohli

Colombo Test: India's problem of plenty at top, a good headache for skipper Virat Kohli

With Rahul having recovered and ready to re-claim his spot, team management are left with a difficult choice before the Colombo test which starts on Thursday.