India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and registered its hundredth Test win in Kanpur on Friday. Sri Lanka was dismissed for 269 in its second innings shortly after the first hour following lunch on day four.
This is India’s biggest victory over Sri Lanka in Tests. For Sri Lanka, Thilan Samaraweera remained unbeaten with 78 runs, Paceman S. Sreesanth was adjudged Man of the Match.
An Indian victory in the third Test will propel the side to the No.1 spot in ICC Test ratings. However, in-form opener Gautam Gambhir will not be available for the match beginning on December 2 -since the dates clash with his sister’s wedding.