News-Jadeja scored an unbeaten 70 in the only innings that India batted before picking up seven wickets across two innings, including a fifer in the second to star in his team’s victory by an innings and 53 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja leapfrog Shakib Al Hasan to occupy the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders. Jadeja also occupies the top spot for Test bowlers in the latest player rankings released on Tuesday (August 8).
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, who both scored centuries in the Colombo Test, also moved up in the ICC Test Player Rankings for batsmen. Pujara climbed up one spot to occupy the No. 3 position for the first time in his career while Rahane entered the top 10, climbing five spots to reach number 6.
Sri Lanka, who have lost a Test series at home against India for the second in succession, there were a couple of positives. Kusal Mendis’s 110 in the second innings helped him climb 10 spots to slot in at the 19th position, while Dimuth Karunaratne jumped 13 places to be ranked 24th following his knock of 141.