Sachin Tendulkar praises Dhawan, Pujara and Kohli for Galle Test win

Sachin Tendulkar praises Dhawan, Pujara and Kohli for Galle Test win

It was also their fourth biggest win overall.

This was India's largest Test win overseas, eclipsing their 279-run win over England in Leeds in 1986.

India has never lost a Test after scoring over 600 runs.

Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath admitted his team was outplayed in all departments of the game in the opening Test. Their previous biggest loss was against Pakistan at the P Sara Oval in 1994.

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Sri Lanka needed to show application but as has been the case for most of the a year ago it was sorely lacking.

With this win, the Virat Kohli behemoth just keeps rolling on. All other India captains combined had won only four out of 18 Tests in Sri Lanka. He missed his sixth Test ton by 3 runs; only Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan have more centuries as an opener.

The result - skipper made a century, the opposition was further ragged on the field and Sri Lanka were grinded further into submission.

Chasing a victory target of 550, Sri Lanka finished at 245/8. They have since given away 524 for 5 in New Zealand and 575 for 9 in England, but have generally been more penetrative at home. It emerged victorious 14 times and 14 times the match ended in a draw. India have set a target of 500 or more five times. This gives them a licence to inflict more agony on the opposition and literally bat them out of the Test match. His previous best was 6 for 154 in Durban in 2012-13.

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The 30-year-old also has a chance to become the fastest bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket as he is only 21 scalps away. "Since my childhood days when I dreamt of playing for India I had one goal and that is to take Indian cricket to greater heights", Ashwin said at the end of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Before this, he had averaged only 27.12 in the third innings with highest of 96.

Dimuth Karunaratne - who only scored two in the first innings - steadied the ship to lunch with the help of Kusal Mendis (36), but their resistance did not last long into the second session of the day as India's spin kings took over from their seamers.

The knock also helped push Kohli's average to 50.03 which means that he now averages over 50 in all three formats of the game at global level.

Speaking to the media after the first Test here on Saturday, Herath lauded the Indian team and conceded that his side had failed.

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