Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2: Ashwin Strikes Twice After Indian Batsmen Amass 622/9

Updated: 04 August 2017 17:31 IST

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2, Highlights: Sri Lanka ended the second day on 50/2 after India had declared their first innings at 622 for nine.

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2: Ashwin Strikes Twice After Indian Batsmen Amass 622/9
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, Day 2: Ashwin took 2 wickets after India amassed 622/9 © AFP

India's lower batting order came to the party on Day 2, helping the visitors amass 622/9 declared in the first innings of the second Test. Sri Lankan batsmen once again found themselves in trouble as Ravichandran Ashwin struck twice early to leave them at 50/2, trailing India by 572 runs at stumps on the second day. With the ball taking quite a bit of turn, the Sri Lankan batsmen found the going hard against the guile of India's spin twins -- Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin first sent Upul Tharanga packing for a duck in the second over and then struck again to dismiss Dimuth Karunaratne for 25. Captain Dinesh Chandimal (8*) and Kusal Mendis (16*) were the two unbeaten Sri Lanka batsmen when play ended on Day 2. (SCORECARD)

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17:05 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog. Do come back tomorrow for the live coverage of 2nd Test, Day 3.

17:02 IST: Sri Lanka score 50/2 at stumps on Day 2, trail India by 572 behind.

17:01 IST: Four! Chandimal slog sweeps Ashwin for yet another boundary.

16:59 IST: Four! Mendis slog sweeps Ashwin for a boundary.

16:58 IST: Three consecutive maiden overs from Indian bowlers.

16:52 IST: Sri Lankan batsmen carefully playing out the overs.

16:46 IST: Five overs of play left in the day.

16:44 IST: Six! Chandimal gets off the mark with a maximum on the leg-side.

16:43 IST: Dinesh Chandimal comes out to bat.

16:42 IST: Out! Ashwin strikes again, dismisses Dimuth Karunaratne for 25.

16:34 IST: Four! Karunaratne punches Ashwin straight down the ground.

16:32 IST: India lose a review. The impact was outside off. The ball Straightens on off-stump and the spins away to miss the wickets.

16:31 IST: Huge appeal for LBW from Jadeja, umpire turns down the apeeal. Kohli goes for the review.

16:28 IST: 10 overs of play left in the day.

16:26 IST: Four! Mendis, down on one knee, slams Ashwin for a boundary through sqaure leg.

16:25 IST: Plenty of turn for Ashwin and Jadeja.

16:21 IST: Four overthrows! Karunaratne nudges the ball to mid-wicket and takes a quick single, Kohli attempting to hit the wickets beats the man backing up.

16:18 IST: Maiden over from Jadeja.

16:16 IST: Ravindra Jadeja brought into the bowling attack.

16:10 IST: Four! Karunaratne punches the ball down the ground to score first boundary of the Lankan innings.

16:00 IST: Kusal Mendis comes out at the crease.

15:59 IST: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes. Upul Tharanga trying to earn a single, hits the ball straight at forward short-leg and Rahul manages to hold onto the ball. Sri Lanka 0/1 in two overs.

15:58 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to share the new ball with Shami.

15:57 IST: Brilliant maiden first over from Shami.

15:56 IST: Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga opening the batting for Sri Lanka.

15:55 IST: Mohammad Shami opening the bowling attack for India.

15:54 IST: Welcome back again. One hour to go and Sri Lanka have around 15 overs to play on Day 2.

15:42 IST: And it's done. India declare the innings at 622/9. 

15:38 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav slogs Dilruwan Perera for a boundary on the leg-side.

15:33 IST: Six!! Jadeja changing his gears now. Slams Herath for a maximum.

15:28 IST: Four! Jadeja plays the ball late for a boundary. India reach the 600-run mark.

15:26 IST: Umesh Yadav comes to the crease.

15:25 IST: Out! One too many shots from Shami, Herath picks up his fourth wicket. India 598/9.

15:24 IST: Six! Back-to-back maximums for Shami off Herath.

15:23 IST: Six!! Shami dances down the track and lofts Herath over long-on area for a maximum.

15:20 IST:  FOUR! Shami comes down the track and slams the ball over the bowler's head.

15:11 IST: WICKET! Herath to Saha, out Stumped!! Beaten all ends up was Saha.

15:08 IST: SIX! And he goes straightaway for a big one.  The intentions are clear from Saha.

15:00 IST: Welcome back after Tea!

14:42 IST: It's tea time. India 553/7, Jadeja (37*) and Saha (59*) 

14:37 IST: Four!! Jadeja slapped de Silva straight down the ground for a boundary.

14:33 IST: Six! Short from Perera, Jadeja pulls the ball away for a big maximum.

14:26 IST: Jadeja and Saha take three quick runs as Saha sweeps the ball cheekily down the leg side.

14:20 IST: Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja are playing carefully as India are reaching the 550-run mark.

14:00 IST: SIX! Coming down the track, Jadeja smokes Pushpakumara for a maximum over long on boundary.

13:59 IST: Fifty!! Wriddhiman Saha scores his fifth Test half-century.

13:58 IST: Four! Short from Pushpakumara, Saha pulls the ball handsomely for a boundary.

13:52 IST: Wriddhiman Saha (44) is closing in on his half-century.

13:39 IST: 500 comes up for India in 135th over. Jadeja (2*), Saha (41*).

13:33 IST: Ravindra Jadeja gets off the mark in the very first ball.

13:32 IST: Out! A brief cameo from Pandya comes to an end. India lose thier seventh wicket, Pushpakumara gets his second. 

13:29 IST: Four! Consecutive boundaries for Pandya off Pushpakumara.

13:22 IST: Four! Pandya shimmies, and slaps the ball straight down the track.

13:21 IST: Four, byes! Herath bowls a quicker one, the bal bounces and goes between the keeper and first slip.

13:16 IST: Sri Lanka lose their last appeal. TV umpire turns down the appeal as the ball pitches in line, the impact in line but goes over the stumps. Pandya survives.

13:15 IST: Appeal for LBW yet again, on-field umpire turns down the appeal. Chandimal takes another review.

13:12 IST: TV umpire turns down the appeal rules the appeal as not out. HawkEye in: Pitching in-line, impact umpire's call and missing the stumps.

13:11 IST: Appeal for LBW turned down by the umpire, Dinesh Chandimal takes a review.

13:00 IST: Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya are steadying the Indian innings.

12:58 IST: Four! Saha comes down the track and smacks Herath for a boundary down the ground.

12:54 IST: Hardik Pandya joins Saha out in the middle.

12:52 IST: OUT! Herath cleans up Ashwin (50) with a quicker delivery. India 451/6.

12:48 IST: Fifty! Ravichandran Ashwin brings up his 11th Test fifty with a maximum over long-off.

12:42 IST: Malinda Pushpakumara bowling the first over of the post-lunch session.

12:41 IST: Welcome back to the post-lunch session.

12:00 IST: And it's lunch!! India 442/5, Ashwin (47*) and Saha (16*).

11:50 IST: In the first 28 overs of the morning session, India scored 95 runs in 28 overs and lost two wickets.

11:41 IST: Four! Saha sweeps Pushpakumara for a boundary to the fine leg.

11:32 IST: Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of the remainder of second Test due to injury.

11:30 IST: Four!! Saha shimmies down the track, and lofts Perera for a boundary at mid-on.

11:26 IST: Wriddhiman Saha joins Ashwin out in the middle.

11:25 IST: Stumped!! Flighted delivery from Puspakumara, Rahane (132) comes down the track, misses the ball and Dickwella takes the bails off. Pushpakumara gets his 1st Test wicket.

11:16 : Four! Flighted delivery from Pushpakumara, Ashwin slices the drive between short cover-point and backward point.

11:06 IST: Malinda Pushpakumara comes back in the attack.

11:02 IST: 400 comes up for India in 106 overs. 50-run partnership comes up between Ashwin and Rahane.

10:57 IST: 15 overs have been bowled so far in the first session. India have scored 49 runs and lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara.

10:54 IST: Four! Ashwin leans back and cuts Herath square on the off-side.

10:51 IST: Ashwin and Rahane are slowly building a partnership and bringing India back in the game.

10:42 IST: Four! Short and wide from Dilruwan Perera, Rahane rocks on the backfoot and slams the ball for a boundary.

10:37 IST: 100 overs gone, India 377/4. Ashwin and Rahane out in the middle.

10:35 IST: Four! Karunaratne drifts on the pads, Ashwin guides the ball away for a boundary.

10:30 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin are playing carefully at the moment.

10:17 IST: Four! Rahane comes down the track and slaps Herath for boundary straight down the track.

10:15 IST: Four! Full from Karunaratne, Ashwin drives it beautifully for a boundary.

10:13 IST: FOUR! Ashwin gets off the mark with a boundary off Herath.

10:10 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin comes out in the middle.

10:09 IST: Out!! Brilliant start from Sri Lanka as Karunaratne dismisses Pujara for 133. 1st Test wicket for Karunaratne.

10:06 IST: Four! Dimuth Karunaratne strays on the pad, Pujara flicks it for a boundary.

10:05 IST: Nuwan Pradeep is off the field due a hamstring issue and has been replaced by Danushka Gunathilaka on the field. He will not be bowling anymore in this innings.

10:02 IST: Rahane scores the first run of the day, ball flighted on the off-stump line, and Rahane works it away towards long-on for a single.

10:01 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara (128) and Ajinkya Rahane (103) will continue to start from where they left yesterday.

10:00 IST: Dilruwan Perera opening the bowling attack for Sri Lanka.

09:56 IST: Hardik Pandya can't wait to have a bat on Day 2.

09:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 2nd Test, Day 2 between India and Sri Lanka. 

In-form Pujara registered his 13th Test century in his landmark 50th game as Rahane fired his ninth Test hundred. The visitors, who lead the three-match series 1-0, wobbled slightly when Lokesh Rahul went for 57 and skipper Virat Kohli followed for 13 soon after lunch.

Rahul, who scored his eighth Test fifty despite only just recovering from a virus, was run out in a mix-up with Pujara.

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