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Team India's day out in Sri Lanka ahead of third Test match in Pallekele – SEE PICS!

Team India's day out in Sri Lanka ahead of third Test match in Pallekele – SEE PICS!

Team India have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-test-match series. They had defeated the Islanders in Galle by a massive 304 runs and then again in Colombo, by an innings and 53 runs. Heading to Balagolla for the final Test match, the team expects to completely wash out Lankan hope.  

Hardik Pandya has ability to become a good all-rounder, feels Kapil Dev

Hardik Pandya has ability to become a good all-rounder, feels Kapil Dev

The spin combo of Ashwin and Jadeja has been instrumental in India's journey upto the No. 1 spot on Test rankings. Their repeated performance not only with the ball, but also with the bat has proved worthwhile in India's 13-Test-matches long home tour. 

Didn't know what to do with leather ball at 20, reveals Umesh Yadav

Didn't know what to do with leather ball at 20, reveals Umesh Yadav

Yadav made his India debut in a Test match against the West Indies in November 2011. He has since played 33 Tests, 70 ODIs and one T20I matches, taking 92, 98 and one wicket respectively.

Indian Cricket Team's night out with The Great Khali in Sri Lanka – See Pics!

Indian Cricket Team's night out with The Great Khali in Sri Lanka – See Pics!

Team India will now aim to look for a complete Lankan whitewash when they head down to Pallekele International Stadium, Balagolla for the third and final Test match on August 12.  

Sri Lanka vs India: Virat Kohli-led Team India pose in whites ahead of first Test - See pic

Sri Lanka vs India: Virat Kohli-led Team India pose in whites ahead of first Test - See pic

India's tour of Sri Lanka is Ravi Shastri's first assignment as the head coach after the former India all-rounder succeeded Anil Kumble.

On day of being appointed RBI assistant manager, Umesh Yadav's house robbed of Rs 45,000 and mobile phones

On day of being appointed RBI assistant manager, Umesh Yadav's house robbed of Rs 45,000 and mobile phones

The incident, coincidentally, took place on the same day when Umesh landed the coveted government job.

Umesh Yadav, spearhead of Indian pace attack, finally bags a reputed government job

Umesh Yadav, spearhead of Indian pace attack, finally bags a reputed government job

Umesh's father Tilak Yadav wanted him to get a government job and the pacer had even prepared for an examination for post of constable in police department but failed to qualify it.

Ravi Shastri is a superb coach who has full faith in team, says Umesh Yadav

Ravi Shastri is a superb coach who has full faith in team, says Umesh Yadav

Umesh also reacted on Indian women's team skipper Mithali Raj becoming the all-time top-scorer in ladies' ODI cricket.

Fans go berserk seeing Umesh Yadav's Instagram post with lobsters

Fans go berserk seeing Umesh Yadav's Instagram post with lobsters

The lobsters' gigantic stature sent fans into a frenzy, and some epic comments were made on the picture.

Happy to see quality pacemen emerging from India, says Glenn McGrath

Happy to see quality pacemen emerging from India, says Glenn McGrath

McGrath said the emergence of fast bowlers like Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar augurs well for India.

WATCH: You don't mess with MS Dhoni! India wicket-keeper sends diving Danushka Gunathilaka back with magic run-out

WATCH: You don't mess with MS Dhoni! India wicket-keeper sends diving Danushka Gunathilaka back with magic run-out

Gunathilaka made a strokeful 76 off 72 balls to set up the improbable win against the defending champions. It's also their highest successful chase in ODIs.

ICC Champions Trophy: Glenn McGrath believes India's pace-spin bowling combination gives Virat Kohli & Co edge over other teams

ICC Champions Trophy: Glenn McGrath believes India's pace-spin bowling combination gives Virat Kohli & Co edge over other teams

McGrath heaped praise on the current India pacers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav.

ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up: Virat Kohli and Co embarrass Bangladesh with a stunning 240-run victory

ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up: Virat Kohli and Co embarrass Bangladesh with a stunning 240-run victory

Among batsmen, Dinesh Karthik made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a stylish 94 off 77 balls.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: This is how Team India celebrated warm-up win over New Zealand

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: This is how Team India celebrated warm-up win over New Zealand

India, who had won the title in 2013 under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will be led by Virat Kohli in the 2017 edition. 

ICC Champions Trophy: Skipper Virat Kohli hails pace quartet, says India can win titles with bowlers

ICC Champions Trophy: Skipper Virat Kohli hails pace quartet, says India can win titles with bowlers

India's chase was, however, cut short by rain. But thanks to a superior batting performance, India won the match by 45 runs via D/L method.

WATCH: Frightening! Helmetless Vijay Shankar miraculously evades brutal Yuvraj Singh hit in IPL eliminator

WATCH: Frightening! Helmetless Vijay Shankar miraculously evades brutal Yuvraj Singh hit in IPL eliminator

Yuvi, however, didn't last long, getting out in the 16th over, with Umesh Yadav getting the better of him.

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

During the innings break, Rayudu said that Tiwary needs to improve his running.

WATCH: Classy Rohit Sharma hits India team-mate Umesh Yadav for huge six at Eden Gardens

WATCH: Classy Rohit Sharma hits India team-mate Umesh Yadav for huge six at Eden Gardens

Rohit, 30, however failed to last long as he departed in the ninth over, trapped in front by Ankit Rajpoot. Rohit made 27 off 21 balls.

WATCH: Travis Head overshadows MS Dhoni, hits IPL 10's longest six at Chinnaswamy Stadium

WATCH: Travis Head overshadows MS Dhoni, hits IPL 10's longest six at Chinnaswamy Stadium

The ball didn't land on the roof of the stadium, but the effort sure overshadowed the monster six hit by Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the same venue last month.

WATCH: Relieved Piyush Chawla's strange celebration after yet another Virat Kohli flop show

WATCH: Relieved Piyush Chawla's strange celebration after yet another Virat Kohli flop show

Coming into bat after the fall of opener Chris Gayle, the skipper looked awfully out of sorts during his nine-ball stay in the centre. He even failed to capitalise on the life given by Piyush Chawla, who dropped a catch at mid-off.