India vs Sri Lanka: Ravichandran Ashwin double puts Virat Kohli’s men on top

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Ravichandran Ashwin helped India end Day 2 of the 2nd Test at Colombo in a dominant position. (REUTERS)

Ravichandran Ashwin helped India end Day 2 of the 2nd Test at Colombo in a dominant position. (REUTERS)

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Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka did well to remove Cheteshwar Pujara and give themselves a chance to salvage the game. (AP)

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka did well to remove Cheteshwar Pujara and give themselves a chance to salvage the game. (AP)

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Ajinkya Rahane also found himself heading back to the pavilion thanks to smart bowling from Malinda Pushpakumara. (AP)

Ajinkya Rahane also found himself heading back to the pavilion thanks to smart bowling from Malinda Pushpakumara. (AP)

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However, Ravichandran Ashwin played another valuable innings and scored a well-deserved fifty. (AP)

However, Ravichandran Ashwin played another valuable innings and scored a well-deserved fifty. (AP)

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Ravichandran Ashwin was later dismissed by Rangana Herath, but even that wasn’t enough to stem the flow of runs. (AP)

Ravichandran Ashwin was later dismissed by Rangana Herath, but even that wasn’t enough to stem the flow of runs. (AP)

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Wriddhiman Saha came in to bat and added to Sri Lanka’s woes by scoring a fifty of his own. (REUTERS)

Wriddhiman Saha came in to bat and added to Sri Lanka’s woes by scoring a fifty of his own. (REUTERS)

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Wriddhiman Saha went on to put on a valuable partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. (REUTERS)

Wriddhiman Saha went on to put on a valuable partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. (REUTERS)

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Ravindra Jadeja batted well and ended the innings with a half century of his own as India declared at 622-9. (AFP)

Ravindra Jadeja batted well and ended the innings with a half century of his own as India declared at 622-9. (AFP)

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In response, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga as Sri Lanka stumbled early. (AP)

In response, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga as Sri Lanka stumbled early. (AP)

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The Indians were clearly in a celebratory mood towards the end of the day, with KL Rahul (C) doing the dab to celebrate the fall of a wicket. (AFP)

The Indians were clearly in a celebratory mood towards the end of the day, with KL Rahul (C) doing the dab to celebrate the fall of a wicket. (AFP)

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India ended the day in a commanding position as Sri Lanka were reduced to 50-2 at stumps. (AFP)

India ended the day in a commanding position as Sri Lanka were reduced to 50-2 at stumps. (AFP)

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