India, who have won 14 consecutive home series, decided to enforce the follow on and there was early success for them when off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Sri Lankan opener Lahiru Thirimanne without scoring in the second innings.

Sri Lanka reached 10-1 at lunch, still trailing by 390.

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It was the 10th five-wicket haul in an innings for the 33-year-old Jadeja and he scythed through the Sri Lankan lower order and tail with laser-like precision, finishing with figures of 5-41.

Resuming on 108-4, Nissanka and Charith Asalanka both survived dropped chances against Ashwin within the first 15 minutes of the third day's play.

Nissanka, who was also bowled off a no-ball from Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday, added 58 for the fifth wicket with Asalanka and kept India wicket-less for the first hour.

But once Asalanka was out leg before wicket for 29 to fast bowler Bumrah, Sri Lanka capitulated.

From 161-4, the touring side only added 13 runs before losing their remaining six wickets with Jadeja doing most of the damage.

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