Sri Lanka v India: Rangana Herath takes 7-48 in first Test win
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|First Test, Galle, day four:|
|Sri Lanka 183 & 367: Chandimal 162 not out, Ashwin 4-114|
|India 375 & 112: Rahane 36, Herath 7-48, Kaushal 3-47|
|Sri Lanka win by 63 runs|
Sri Lanka fought back to beat India by 63 runs in the first Test in Galle - having trailed by 192 on first innings.
India had been set a victory target of 176 but fell for 112 in their second innings after lunch on the fourth day.
Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was the star, taking 7-48 as India collapsed within 50 overs.
The hosts were reduced to 95-5 in their second innings on Friday, but Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 162 from 169 balls to help lift the hosts to 367.
He shared valuable partnerships with Lahiru Thirimanne (44) and Jehan Mubarak (49).
The second Test, which starts in Colombo on Thursday, will be the last Test for legendary Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara before his international retirement.