Dimuth Karunaratne defied India for 173 balls.
In constructing a fine 14th Test century, he showed his teammates hitting your way out of trouble wasn’t the only way to succeed on a tough track that aided sharp turn and variable bounce.
Then he got a pearl from Jasprit Bumrah that breached through his defence. Even someone as well set as he was couldn’t quite judge the extent of late inward movement.
On the face of a relentless attack, the others proved to be sitting ducks as their high-risk, high-returns strategy fell flat.
India picked up the remaining nine wickets they needed to wrap up an emphatic 2-0 series win inside two sessions on the third day.
The series lasted all of six days, with Sri Lanka’s 210 all out in their final innings on tour, in Bengaluru, being their highest of the series.
India 252 (Iyer 92, Jayawickrama 3-81, Embuldeniya 3-94) and 303 for 9 declared (Iyer 67, Pant 50, Jayawickrama 4-78) beat Sri Lanka 109 (Mathews 43, Bumrah 5-24) and 208 (Karunaratne 107, Ashwin 4-55, Bumrah 2-23) by 238 runs