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Kohli picks Pandya as biggest positive from Lanka win

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Kandy, Aug 14: India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday picked rising all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s performance as the biggest positive after the visitors comprehensively beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete their maiden clean sweep of the islanders.

Pandya starred with the bat, firing his maiden Test ton (108 off 96 balls) to help India post 487 in their first innings at the Pallekele Intertiol Cricket Stadium here. He also bagged the wicket of dangerman Angelo Matthews in the hosts’ first innings. Besides the Pallekele ton and a 50 in the first match at Galle, Pandya picked up four wickets in his debut Test series.

Hailing the young all-rounder, Kohli said Pandya’s performance will do a world of good in achieving the perfect balance in the side in the upcoming Test tours. IANS

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