Virat Kohli and Co. celebrate Independence Day in Pallekele after Sri Lanka series whitewash

first_imgCaptain Virat Kohli led the Indian team to a series whitewash in Sri Lanka and then hoisted the tri-colour at Pallekele. India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day today and the cricket team gave the country a perfect gift by beating Sri Lanka in the third Test to clinch the series 3-0 on Monday.Kohli hoisted the national flag with head coach Ravi Shastri after which the whole team lined up alongside the duo for the national anthem.#TeamIndia gathered at Kandy to hoist the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia https://t.co/SyRLmE4Let- BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2017India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs on the third day of the third and final Test match to sweep the series 3-0 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.Chasing the first innings deficit of 352 runs after being asked to follow on, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in their second innings. India had posted a total of 487 runs before dismissing the hosts for 135 in the first innings.For India, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets and pacer Mohammad Shami three.India had won the first match of the series by 304 runs and then thrashed the hosts by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test.This is the first time that India have whitewashed Sri Lanka in a Test series in their own country.last_img

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