India's Ravindra Jadeja in action in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
India's Ravindra Jadeja in action in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Colombo — Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test to clinch the series here on Sunday.

Jadeja claimed the wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne for 141 to end Sri Lanka’s resistance as they followed on and were dismissed for 386.

The Indian bowlers wrapped up the game in the second session for India to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka earlier handed India the advantage after being dismissed for 183 in response to the visitors’ first innings of 622-9 declared.

But the hosts fought back through a defiant 191-run partnership for the second wicket between Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, who fell for 110.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli kept rotating his bowlers.

The hosts, who resumed the day on 209/2, lost two wickets in the morning session, including skipper Dinesh Chandimal for two.

AFP

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