Besides Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, the other two Indians in Cricket Australia Test XI of 2021 were Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel. Surprisingly, only one Australian made the cut - Marnus Labuschagne.
Besides Ravichandran Ashwin, England skipper Joe Root, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson and Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne were also nominated for the ICC Test cricketer of the year award.
Ramesh Mendis (5/35) and Lasith Embuldeniya (5/66) took five wickets each as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for just 40 runs. Chasing 297 runs to win, West Indies were bowled out for 132.
Catch Day 5 highlights and cricket scores of the second and final SL vs SL Test in Galle. Sri Lanka won the first Test by 187 runs and thus completed a series sweep against the West Indies.
Catch Day 4 highlights and cricket scores of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and West Indies, being played in Galle. At the close of play, Sri Lanka were 328/8 (119). They lead by 279 runs.
At the end of the day's play, Sri Lanka were 46/2 in the second innings having conceded a 49-run lead to visitors West Indies in the second Test in Galle on Wednesday.
The hero of the day is surely Ramesh Mendis whose 6/70 brought Sri Lanka back into the game after Kraigg Brathwaite (72) lifted West Indies. Sri Lanka had earlier scored 204 in their first essay.
When Day 2's play was called off, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was on 22 and Nkhrumah Bonner on 1. The tourists trailed Sri Lanka by 135 runs with nine wickets in hand.
On yet another rain-affected day in Galle, Sri Lanka collapsed from 113/1 to 204 all out. West Indies were 69/1 at the close of play on Day 2 of the second Test. Catch highlights.
Nkrumar Bonner and Joshua Da Silva put on 100 runs for the seventh West Indies wicket after being reduced to 18/6 but couldn't save the Test match in Galle. Bonner top-scored with 68 not out from 220 balls.
Lasith Embeldeniya (5/46) and Ramesh Mendis (4/64) ran through the West Indies second innings as Sri Lanka raced to 1-0 lead on Day 5.
Chasing 348 runs for victory, West Indies collapsed to 18/6 before ending the fourth day on 52/6. The Caribbeans still need 296 runs on the final day to win the first Test.
In reply to Sri Lanka's 386, West Indies were 224/9, still another 162 runs behind in the first innings, at the close of the third day's play of the first Test in Galle. Joshua Da Silva was unbeaten on 11.
Starting the day at 113/6, Jason Holder (36), Kyle Mayers (45) and Rakheem Cornwall (39) helped West Indies avoid the follow-on against Sri Lanka before rain gods opened up.
Off-spinner Mendis removed Kraigg Brathwaite (41), Shai Hope (10) and Roston Chase (2) to finish the day with figures of 3/23.
In reply to Sri Lanka's 386, West Indies were struggling at 113/6 at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test in Galle. Catch highlights and cricket scores of the SL Vs WI cricket match.
Sri Lanka scored 267/3 in 88 overs on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Catch highlights and cricket scores of SL vs WI match here:
If the dispute is not sorted in due course of time, it could well affect Sri Lanka's bilateral series with India in July,
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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