India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs to win first Test

Cheteshwar Pujara will be eyeing his fourth double ton as India look to consolidate their advantage on Day 2 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. Live streaming and live cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Galle Day 2 will be availabl

Asela Gunaratne, who had fractured his thumb and was ruled out of the series, and stand-in captain Rangana Herath, who suffered a hand injury on Friday, did not bat for Sri Lanka in the second innings.

Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Danushka Gunathilaka shared one wicket each for Sri Lanka in the second innings.

Even though Rohit Sharma didn't play in the first Test, he actively participated in the team's celebrations and congratulated them on winning the match.

It was an important knock for Kohli who warmed up for the rest of the series after missing out in the first innings.

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"We'll have to eventually take a call on who plays in the next Test and I'm sure the third guy will understand whatever the call is taken by the team", the skipper said.

The hosts, chasing 550 runs for victory, only managed 245 before their second innings folded in the final session, after opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne had been dismissed for 97.

Mendis got out at 108 after making 36 off 71 deliveries with three boundaries as Sri Lanka slid down to 116-4 in no time. When you get four wickets, you have to bowl 15/16 overs, and you're very exhausted after that.

Earlier India declared their second innings at 240 for 3 after Kohli struck an unbeaten 103 as India quickly added 51 runs to their overnight score of 189 for 3.

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Virat Kohli now has 17 Test centuries to his name and his average is also back to 50 now.

Rahul was forced to miss the opening Test due to a flu. But since his return to the team, India have played 15 Tests and Pujara has emerged as the team's highest run-getter. I think from that point of view, it was good to get back into the groove and do things that are supposed to be done to win a Test match.

"I mean I certainly wasn't looking at how many innings I haven't scored, because when you are playing all formats you are not thinking which format you have not scored runs in how many innings". After bowling Sri Lanka out for 291, India reached 189 for 3, stretching their lead to 498 with two days left in the game.

Finally Team India tasted achievement with the new ball with the pace group of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. "You grow as a cricketer, your technique improves and when you come and play global cricket again, you've some experience of playing first-class cricket and you are always in touch with the game", Pujara added. "But when you are doing a job for the team, I always enjoy scoring hundreds".

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Virat Kohli then joined Abhinav Mukund to fix India's innings.

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