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Rangana Herath to miss third Test against India in Pallekele


The Sri Lankan team was following up and resumed the day on 209 for 2.

His continuous shouting disturbed Tucker's concentration and the on-field umpire gestured to the highly charged fan to keep quiet by keeping a finger on his lips.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne and number 3 Kusal Mendis scored centuries and shared 191 runs for the second wicket to lift Sri Lanka's spirits in the second innings. His all-round performance was credited by skipper Virat Kohli with leading the visitors to a series victory. After smashing an unbeaten 70, Jadeja returned to take a five-wicket haul in the face of a gutsy resistance by the hosts in their second gig.

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday congratulated Ravindra Jadeja on becoming the world's top-ranked all-rounder and retaining his top spot in the bowlers' rankings as well.

However, what has come as a dampener on Jadeja's achievement is the fact that he has been suspended for the third Test at Pallekele by the International Cricket Council for code of conduct breach.

Performing consistently since the Kiwis arrived nine months ago, batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been the "backbone" of this team, which has thrashed New Zealand, England, and now Sri Lanka, besides overcoming a spirited Bangladesh and then Australia.

His sword dance was once again on display at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday, August 4 - the second day of the Colombo Test - after he reached his eighth Test fifty.

Jadeja was found guilty of risky play after he threw ball at opener Dimuth Karunaratne off his own bowling when the batsman was inside the crease. This will be Pakistan's second day and night Test in Dubai as past year also they had played against the West Indies and won the encounter.

At a time when Sri Lanka cricket is going through a tough phase, the cricketers of the national cricket team have been advised to ignore trolling on social media and rather focus on giving their best for the country. He also added that itinerary for the series with Sri Lanka would be announced this week.

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