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BAN vs AUS: Shakib Al Hasan becomes fourth bowler in history to take 5-wicket haul against 9 teams in Tests

BAN vs AUS: Shakib Al Hasan becomes fourth bowler in history to take 5-wicket haul against 9 teams in Tests

Ergo, with a fifty-plus score and a fi-fer in the same Test, the No. 1 ranked Test all-rounder, stands second on the list with eight such doubles in the same Test. Leading the chart is England great Ian Botham (8) which he had achieved in 102 innings.  

SL vs IND, Pallekele Test: Virat Kohli and Co aim for first overseas whitewash – Preview

SL vs IND, Pallekele Test: Virat Kohli and Co aim for first overseas whitewash – Preview

India have won the first two Tests by comprehensive margins -- by 304 runs in Galle and an innings and 53 runs in Colombo. The island nation, which has been going through a transition phase for quite some time, has decided to roll-out a green top with an aim to salvage some pride from the inconsequential game.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Back pain rules Rangana Herath out of Pallekele encounter

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Back pain rules Rangana Herath out of Pallekele encounter

With Sri Lanka already losing the series and a hectic Test season ahead, the team management decided on resting the veteran spinner.

SL vs IND: R Ashwin becomes fastest cricketer to achieve Test double of 2000 runs & 250 wickets

SL vs IND: R Ashwin becomes fastest cricketer to achieve Test double of 2000 runs & 250 wickets

He achieved his feat in the 123 over of their innings when he stepped out to smash Rangana Herath for a fabulous six over long-off. With that, he not only notched up his 11th Test fifty, but brought up 2000 Test runs.

WATCH: Virat Kohli becomes third Indian Test skipper to be dismissed on 'unlucky 13' twice

WATCH: Virat Kohli becomes third Indian Test skipper to be dismissed on 'unlucky 13' twice

With the fall of his wicket, he found his name alongside former Indian skippers Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath, for Indian Test captains to be dismissed on "unlucky 13" most times. All three of them were dismissed twice in their Test 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.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Pneumonia-hit Dinesh Chandimal to lead hosts in recovery bid

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Pneumonia-hit Dinesh Chandimal to lead hosts in recovery bid

Chandimal, who was only appointed last month, sat out the first Test in Galle when Virat Kohli`s India won by 304 runs -- their biggest margin of victory in terms of runs on foreign soil.

ICC Test Rankings: Ben Stokes, Shikhar Dhawan earn big boost - See Full Lists!

ICC Test Rankings: Ben Stokes, Shikhar Dhawan earn big boost - See Full Lists!

Stokes was the chief orchestrator for England as they securing a 239- run win over the Proteas on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Kohli & Co wrap up Galle Test inside four days, register biggest overseas win

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Kohli & Co wrap up Galle Test inside four days, register biggest overseas win

For Sri Lanka, it was their biggest defeat (in terms of runs), surpassing their 301-run loss against Pakistan in 1994.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka 2017: Galle Test, Day 4 – As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of Day 4 of the Galle Test between India and Sri Lanka, played at Galle International Stadium. Here you can keep up with the Live Cricket Score, Live Updates, commentary and match analysis. 

India's Tour of Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test, Day 3 — As it happened...

At the end of day's play, Kohli was unbeaten on 76 (114 balls) as India took a mammoth 598-run second innings lead. Kohli and Abhinav Mukund 81(116), who got out off the last ball of day, put up a 133-run third wicket partnership to all but end Lanka's chance of coming back into the match.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan blames Lankan youngsters for not doing enough

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan blames Lankan youngsters for not doing enough

At stumps on the second day of first Test in Galle, Sri Lanka were 154 for five in reply to India's mammoth 600 with centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.

WATCH: Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami share a laugh after latter slams Rangana Herath for six

WATCH: Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami share a laugh after latter slams Rangana Herath for six

Pandya smashed five fours and three sixes to help India post a mammoth total, and was duly helped by Shami in the late effort.

SL vs IND, 1st Test: India look to extend domination over Sri Lanka from where journey to glory began – Preview

SL vs IND, 1st Test: India look to extend domination over Sri Lanka from where journey to glory began – Preview

India will look to extend their domination in Tests when they take on a jaded Sri Lanka in the first game of a three-match series starting here tomorrow, back to a place where they were humiliated before soaring to world No.1.

SL vs IND: Ailing Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal to miss out on Galle Test; Rangana Herath to lead side

SL vs IND: Ailing Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal to miss out on Galle Test; Rangana Herath to lead side

It was only earlier this month that Chandimal was announced as the new captain of the Asian nation after former skipper Angelo Mathews stepped down following the team's first ODI series defeat to Zimbabwe. The 27-year-old then, successfully led his side to a comprehensive four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the one-off Test, at Colombo.

ICC Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin slips to 3rd place, Ravindra Jadeja maintains numero uno spot

ICC Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin slips to 3rd place, Ravindra Jadeja maintains numero uno spot

Herath leapfrogged Ashwin to move within 32 points of Ravindra Jadeja, making it a 1-2 for left-arm spinners. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer restricts hosts to 293 for seven on Day1 of lone Test

Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs in their first innings after the touring side were all out for 356, having resumed the second morning on 344 for eight.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine ton lifts visitors out of Test trouble on Day 1

Ervine's career-best effort lifted Zimbabwe from a precarious 70-4 to 344-8 at stumps. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets.

SL vs BAN, 1st Test: Record-breaker Rangana Herath claims 6/59 to guide Sri Lanka to

SL vs BAN, 1st Test: Record-breaker Rangana Herath claims 6/59 to guide Sri Lanka to

Herath, who turns 39 on March 19, dismissed Liton to enter the record books and went on to complete a nine-wicket match haul which took his tally to 366 in 79 matches.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test day 3 report: Spinners put hosts in command on rain-hit day

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test day 3 report: Spinners put hosts in command on rain-hit day

The visitors, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 494, were all out for 312 on the third day, trailing the hosts by a massive 182 runs.