India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 – As it happened...
Sri Lanka 135 (37.4 overs) and 19/1 (13 overs), India 487 (122.3 overs)
With two days gone in the Test match, Sri Lanka once again find themselves in a sinking position. Asked to follow-on here, they will have to play beyond their ability if they are to make a match of this come Day 3 on Sunday.
Overs 98 | Score 360 /7 | Pandya 13 (21) ; Kuldeep 11 (27)
Sri Lanka have started things on a stronger note. Sent back Wriddhiman Saha real early into the day and now seems to be troubling both Pandya and new batsman at crease Kuldeep Yadav. Probably a 600 this time is way far to go for the Indians.
Team India will be looking to post a better performance with the bat after witnessing a stunning middle-order collapse which saw 6 batsmen head to pavilion by stumps after openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan had put a 188-run stand for the opening wicket. (IND vs SL, 3rd Test, Day 2 - Where to watch live streaming?)
Day 1 Review:
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka`s spinners struck five times to leave the tourists on edge after the first day of the third Test on Saturday.
Malinda Pushpakumara took three wickets and Lakshan Sandakan two, leaving India on 329-6 at the close, with Wriddhiman Saha on 13 and Hardik Pandya on one.
Pushpakamara rattled the Indian top-order with his left-arm spin after a 188-run opening stand between Dhawan, who hit 119 in 123 balls, and Lokesh Rahul.
Left-arm wrist spinner Sandakan's wickets included the prized scalp of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for 42.
Pushpakumara, who made his Test debut in the second Test in Colombo, removed the openers to bring the hosts back into the contest.
Rahul, who scored his seventh consecutive Test fifty, mistimed a drive to mid-on and Dhawan soon followed his partner to the pavilion.
Rahul joined Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers on the list of batsmen who have made seven consecutive 50-plus scores in Tests.
Kohli tried to stem the rot during a 84-ball innings, ended when he edged a Sandakan delivery to slip.
Kohli and India toiled in the last session. The innings run-rate plummeted from around five in the morning session to 2.76 after tea.
Pace spearhead Vishwa Fernando chipped in with the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin (31), who was the last wicket on first day before stumps
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