Rohit Sharma (IND) - It's been a good run, enjoyed it personally and as a team, there were so many things we wanted to achieve and I think we did. No doubt about it (on Ravindra Jadeja), we have seen him grow as a batter, he seems to be getting better and better, at 7, he strengthens the batting, and he's a complete package, with his fielding and bowling, brings a lot to the team. He has just carried on from the T20s (on Shreyas Iyer), he didn't get out there a single time and he's carried it into the Tests. He knew he was replacing Pujara and Rahane, big boots to fill, but he's obviously doing it really well. He seems to get better in every Test, especially in these conditions (on Rishabh Pant). The England series (at home) was challenging but looks like the confidence is back, with his catches and stumpings. It was kind of him to say that (on Ashwin), but it was my feeling (about being the best bowler), he does something for the team whenever he's given the ball, gives a match-winning performance every time he's given the ball, so I think he's a legend of the game. Comes up with the goods every time the ball is handed to him. It's been challenging (on D/N Tests at home), third Test and we're still learning about how to handle (the conditions). The crowd coming back and celebrating with us has been so pleasing.
Rishabh Pant (Player of the series) - I think both (batting and keeping), you need to keep evolving, I've made mistakes in the past and want to keep improving. It's not in my mindset, the wicket was difficult to play, so I thought I will look for quick runs. I'll do whatever the team management want me to do (on batting at number five). I think it's more about confidence, previously, I used to think too much, now I'm only focusing on every ball (referring to his improved keeping skills).
Shreyas Iyer (Player of the Match)- That wasn't my normal approach, but I saw the batters struggling, so I knew I had to be attacking and put the pressure back on the bowlers. I was batting on 55 when the bowlers came in, and then I added around 40 more runs. I could have got out earlier as well, so didn't worry about the hundred. I just wanted to bat as many balls as possible (in the second innings), knew that I had some support down the order with Shami and Bumrah. I have always dreamt about playing Test cricket for India, good feeling to come and contribute, want to keep this going.
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) - I would have been more happier if we had won, but it was a tough one, we batted under lights and it was tough. But I have worked hard on my batting. We have a good team, the batting didn't capitalize on these conditions, the bowling was good, but we kept bowling loose deliveries every now and then, that's what we need to work on going further. There have been several youngsters coming up and this was an experience for them. It has been special playing alongside Lakmal and I wish him well for the upcoming county season.
India won by 238 runs and won the series with 2-0
Over 59.3 Ravichandran Ashwintossed up deliveryto Vishwa Fernando,out Caught by Shami!! Fernando went for the big slog-sweep, gets a big thick toe-edge that went nowhere. Shami comes in from mid-off and grabs the dolly.
Over 59.2 Ravichandran Ashwintossed up deliveryto Vishwa Fernando, no run, prodding forward, beats him on the inside edge and strikes him on the back-thigh
Over 59.1 Ravichandran Ashwintossed up deliveryto Vishwa Fernando, no run, gets forward and defended back at the bowler
End of Over 59
Over 58.6 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a slower one to Suranga Lakmal, no run, pressing forward and is struck high on the pads
Over 58.5 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a good length deliveryto Suranga Lakmal, no run, gets forward and tries to push through the line but gets beaten.
Over 58.4 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a good length deliveryto Suranga Lakmal, no run, pushes forward and finds the fielder at cover
Over 58.3 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a pitched up deliveryto Praveen Jayawickrama, no run, gets forward and jams the bat down and squeezes it out
Over 58.2 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a pitched up deliveryto Suranga Lakmal,out Bowled!! It was full and straight, Lakmal backed away on the heave and missed, crashed into the base of leg-stump
Over 58.1 Jasprit Bumrahbowls a pitched up deliveryto Suranga Lakmal, no run, backs away and misses the hack
Over 57.6 Ravichandran Ashwintossed up deliveryto Vishwa Fernando, no run, gets back in the crease and misses the flick and the ball struck on the pads down the leg side.
Over 57.5 Ravichandran Ashwintossed up deliveryto Lasith Embuldeniya, 2 runs, gets a big stride forward on the block it back to the bowler.
Over 57.4 Ravichandran Ashwinbowls a good length deliveryto Lasith Embuldeniya, 2 runs, gets a good stride and then drives it into the gap wide of cover
Over 57.3 Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a quicker arm ball to Lasith Embuldeniya,out Lbw!!Drifting into the left-hander and beat Embuldeniya on the inside edge as he pressed forward, was a decent stride, and the impact was in front of middle and leg