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Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in five-match ODI series against India

Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in five-match ODI series against India

Tharanga endured a horrendous Test series against India, scoring only 88 runs in six innings, which Sri Lanka lost by a comprehensive 0-3 margin.

WATCH: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane celebrate as Hardik Pandya cracks 26 runs in an over

WATCH: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane celebrate as Hardik Pandya cracks 26 runs in an over

The Baroda-based cricketer went on to score a century, his first Test century, off just 86 deliveries. Stats speak – it is the fastest by an Indian batsman batting at eight or lower and second fastest by an Indian on foreign soil.

SL vs IND, 3rd Test: Chaminda Vaas hails Lankan spin dou of Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sadakan

SL vs IND, 3rd Test: Chaminda Vaas hails Lankan spin dou of Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sadakan

Lanka, playing to avoid a rare series whitewash at home, did well to restrict the visitors to 329 for 6 at stumps on day one of the third Test. At one time, Virat Kohli & Co were looking at a score of more than 400 runs on the first day itself.

WATCH: Dinesh Chandimal takes stunning catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan in IND vs SL 3rd Test

WATCH: Dinesh Chandimal takes stunning catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan in IND vs SL 3rd Test

Dhawan walked back on 119. It was his sixth Test century and fifth on foreign soil. Above that, he stitched a record-breaking 188-run opening stand alongside KL Rahul that not only took India off to a steady start, but also the tourists dominated throughout their innings.

WATCH: Malinda Pushpakumara gets roasted attempting most bizarre shot against Ravichandran Ashwin

WATCH: Malinda Pushpakumara gets roasted attempting most bizarre shot against Ravichandran Ashwin

India rode on a superb bowling performance to defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test at the Sinhallese Sports Club.

Sri Lanka name uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara in Galle Test squad

Sri Lanka name uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara in Galle Test squad

Left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan and paceman Dushmantha Chameera have been dropped from the squad who beat Zimbabwe in the one-off test in Colombo earlier this month.

SL vs BAN: Rangana Herath to lead Sri Lanka in Test series against Bangladesh

SL vs BAN: Rangana Herath to lead Sri Lanka in Test series against Bangladesh

Herath led the Sri Lankan team to victory in November last year, with a clean sweep of 2-0 against Zimbabwe in his first series as captain.