- Ravichandran Ashwin bowling in the first innings
Ravichandran Ashwin showed his class in the first innings by picking 5 wickets. He bowled with variety and created pressure on the Sri Lankan batsmen. On the second day, the off spinner took the wicket of Tharanga by a brilliant catch by KL Rahul. The third day saw, Ashwin outclassed the hosts taking his 26th five wicket haul in test matches. He took 5/69 in 16.4 overs to bowl hosts for 183.