Lankans ease to victory, and series win: 3rd Test, Day 4 (3 of 3)

Malinda Warnapura 54 not out and skipper Mahela Jayawardene 50 not out shared a century stand as Sri Lanka beat India by eight wickets to win their three Test series 2-1.

India were earlier dismissed for 268 in their second innings despite a fighting 61 not out from VVS Laxman.

Spinner Ajantha Mendis took 3-81 to end the series with 26 wickets at a cost of only 18 runs each.

Day 4 3rd Test PSS Aug 2008.

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2008-09-07 00:00:00
The Sri Lankans deserved their win. Mendis is a very good find.
2008-08-12 00:00:00
Its amazing to see that even the great Murali was overshadowed perhaps for the only time in his career by another spinner. Mendis was magical, but will need to get wickets when the batsmen have worked out his mystery.
2008-08-12 00:00:00
Mendis with 26 wickets in the series now has the best returns for a bowler in a three match-debut series, beating Alec Bedser's record by two.

Most wickets in a 3 match test series is held by GA Lohmann who took 35 wickets for England v SA in South Africa a long time ago in 1895/96
2008-08-11 00:00:00
This new guy Mendis makes even Murali look an easier prospect to face. What a find by the Sri Lankans. 26 wickets in a debut series. Is this a record?
2008-08-11 00:00:00
what a clinical win by the Lankans. Simply, brilliant.
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