Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Sri Lanka Launch Mini Fightback, Trail India By 230
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3, Live cricket score: Dimuth Karunaratne (92 not out) and Kusal Mendis (110) showed grit and determination to dig the hosts out of a massive hole on Day 3. Sri Lanka were bundled out for 183 in the first innings.
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne (92 not out) and Kusal Mendis (110) showed grit and determination to dig the hosts out of a massive hole on Day 3 of the second Test against India on Saturday. The duo launched a mini fightback against the Indian bowlers and helped Sri Lanka reach 209 for two at stumps. At the end of the day's play, the hosts trailed India by 230 runs with eight wickets in hand. Sri Lanka were bowled out for a paltry 183 in their first innings and made to follow-on. It seemed India would wrap up the match by the end of the day but Karunaratne and Mendis forged a 191-run partnership to defy the Indians. Except Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya, who took one wicket apiece, no other bowler could take any wicket for India in the 2nd innings. Spin twin Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who had decimated the Sri Lankan batting order in the first innings, failed to emulate their feat. India would look to strike early and break Sri Lanka's backbone on the fourth day and seal the three-match Test series. (SCORECARD)
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17:05 IST: Second Test, Day 3, Sri Lanka 209/2 at stumps. Dimuth Karunaratne (92*) and Malinda Pushpakumara (2*).
16:57 IST: 200 comes up for Sri Lanka.
16:55 IST: Four! Jadeja drifting on the pads, Karunaratne guides the ball away for a boundary.
16:54 IST: Nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara is the new man in.
16:53 IST: WICKET! Big breakthrough for India, Hardik Pandya dismisses Kusal Mendis for 110, breaks 191-run partnership. Sri Lanka 198/2.
16:47 IST: Four! Low wide full toss from Pandya, Mendis dispatches the ball for a boundary.
16:36 IST: Sri Lanka 189/1, trail 250 runs.
16:29 IST: 10 overs of play left in the day. Sri Lankan batting looking strong.
16:21 IST: Four! short and wide from Ashwin, Karunaratne slaps the ball away for a boundary.
16:17 IST: Hardik Pandya introduced in the bowling attack.
16:15 IST: Century!! Kusal Mendis sweeps Jadeja to bring up his third Test century. Sri Lanka trail India by 263 runs.
16:01 IST: Four! Mendis sweeps Jadeja for a boundary. He is edging closer to his third Test century.
15:52 IST: Trivia -- On This Day in 1997, at Colombo, Sanath Jayasuriya became the first ever Sri Lankan to score a Triple Century in Test cricket.
15:46 IST: Kohli does a bowling change, brings back Shami into the attack.
15:45 IST: 150-run partnership comes up between Karunaratne (69*) and Mendis (87*).
15:44 IST: Kusal Mendis' 85* is the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman while following on against India.
15:40 IST: Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis look rock solid in the middle as they approach the 150-run partnership mark. Indian bowlers are struggling against the batsmen.
15:30 IST: Ravindra Jadeja brought back in the bowling attack.
15:23 IST: Four! Karunaratne steers Umesh Yadav through backward point for a boundary.
15:20 IST: Four! Mendis reverse sweeps Ashwin for a boundary. Sri Lanka are looking solid in their second innings.
15:17 IST: Kohli isn't happy with the ball. Doesn't go through the ring it should be passing through, and we will have a ball change. Now that might bring India back in, or so Kohli would hope.
15:07 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav angles in onto the pads, Karunaratne guides the ball towards fine leg.
15:00 IST: Welcome back to evening session of the Inida vs Sri Lanka Test.
14:42 IST: Second Test, Day three, Tea break: Sri Lanka 118/1, Karunaratne (55*) and Mendis (61*)
14:25 IST: Fifty! Dimuth Karunaratne scores his 13th Test half-century with a boundary. 100-run partnership comes up between Karunaratne and Mendis.
14:20 IST: 100 comes up for Sri Lanka, trail India by 339 runs.
14:19 IST: Fifty! Brilliant batting from Kusal Mendis scores his fifth Test half-century.
14:04 IST: Four! Three consecutive boundaries for Karunaratne off Jadeja. Expensive over for the off-spinner, concedes 16 off the over.
13:59 IST: Sri Lanka takes a successful review, Mendis remains not out.
13:58 IST: Huge appeal for caught behind from Jadeja and the keeper, umpire rules out. Mendis opts for a review.
13:53 IST: Four! Short delivery from Ashwin, Mendis pulls it away for a boundary.
13:50 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne.
13:45 IST: Four! Kusal Mendis slams Jadeja for a boundary on the leg-side.
13:33 IST: Four! Kusal Mendis slog sweeps over mid-on.
13:30 IST: Four! Karunaratne reverse sweeps Jadeja for a boundary.
13:26 IST: Four! Short and wide from Ashiwn, Karunaratne tucks the ball away for a boundary.
13:25 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Menids off Ashwin.
13:21 IST: Four! On the pads from Shami, Karunaratne guides the ball away towards long-leg for a boundary.
13:11 IST: Four! Short from Umesh, Karunaratne pulls it away handsomely.
13:08 IST: Four! Karunaratne reverse sweeps Ashwin for a boundary.
13:03 IST: Four! Ashwin drifting on the pads, Karunaratne comes down the track and flicks it on the leg-side.
13:01 IST: Out! Nice little shape for Umesh Yadav as Tharanga is castled for two. Sri Lanka 7/1.
12:55 IST: Ashwin starts off with a maiden over.
12:53 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to share the new ball with Umesh Yadav.
12:50 IST: First runs for Sri Lanka as Karunaratne tucks the ball at square leg for couple of runs.
12:49 IST: Umesh Yadav is opening the bowling attack for India. Upul Tharanga and Dimuth Karunaratne are opening the batting for Sri Lanka.
12:47 IST: Welcome back to the second innings of Sri Lanka. They have a daunting task ahead of them as they Trail India by 439 runs.
12:09 IST: Sri Lanka all out for 183. India enforce the follow-on.
12:07 IST: Out! Yet another five wicket haul for Ashwin as he dismisses Nuwan Pradeep for a duck.
12:03 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav drops Pushpakumara on boundary line and the ball rolls away.
12:02 IST: Six! Pushpakumara slog sweeps Jadeja straight down the ground for maximum.
11:58 IST: WICKET! Ashwin castles Dilruwan Perera for 25. Sri Lanka 171/9.
11:54 IST: Few overs to go for lunch, Dilruwan and Pushpakumara are batting carefully. It looks like the batsmen would want to bat in post-lunch session as well.
11:48 IST: Four! Down on one knee, Dilruwan smacks Jadeja for a boundary.
11:40 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Dilruwan Perera off Jadeja.
11:39 IST: Debutant Malinda Pushpakumara comes out in the middle.
11:38 IST: Bowled! Shami strikes again, cleans up Rangana Herath for two.
11:33 IST: Bowled! Mohammad Shami cleans up Niroshan Dickwella for 51. Sri Lanka 150/7.
11:28 IST: 150 comes up for Sri Lanka. Dickwella (51*) and Dilruwan (9*)
11:25 IST: Fifty! Niroshan Dickwella scores his 5th Test half-century.
11:20 IST: Six! Dilruwan Perera gets off the mark with a maximum over long-on.
11:19 IST: Four! Niroshan Dickwella changing gears now, slog sweeps Ashwin for a boundary.
11:17 IST: Four! Dickwella gets across and sweeps Jadeja behind square.
11:15 IST: Four! Dickwella goes down the wicket and with the turn, lofts over the man at mid-on.
11:10 IST: Bowled! Brilliant delivery from Jadeja, de Silva goes back for a duck. Sri Lanka trail India by 500 runs. What a delivery from Jadeja to mark his 150th wicket.
11:05 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva is the new batsman at the crease.
10:59 IST: Out! Brilliant reflexes from Pujara. Mathews (26) shuffles across the stumps, trying to tuck the ball, edges it to Pujara at leg-slip. Good bounce for Ashwin.
10:58 IST: Four! Width from Ashwin, Dickwella cuts it handsomely for a boundary. 50-run partnerhsip comes up for Mathews and Dickwella.
10:54 IST: Six! Second of the over for Mathews, straight down the ground.
10:52 IST: Six! Mathews heaves Jadeja for a maximum over long-on.
10:51 IST: Six! Dickwella comes down the track, hammers Ashwin over long-off for a boundary.
10:48 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin introduced in the attack.
10:40 IST: Four! Dickwella shuffled across a long way, exposing his middle and leg-stump in the process, bent down low and sweeps it very fine.
10:32 IST: Four! Bit of width from Yadav, Dickwella gets the ball away for a boundary to deep backward point.
10:30 IST: Four! Big heave by Mathews towards the mid-wicket area. I think that's the only way left to play on this pitch.
10:29 IST: Puff of dust! The pitch is deteriorating very fast and it doesn't look like a five-day wicket.
10:27 IST: Four! Width from Yadav, Dickwella, new batsman at the crease, leans into it and drives the ball on the up through the gap at extra-cover. Gets off the mark with a boundary.
10:25 IST: Out! Kohli doesn't drop the catch this time. Umesh Yadav gets his first. Mendis (24) trying to flick a good length delivery, edges the ball towards mid-on. Sri Lanka 64/4.
Sri Lanka getting stuffed. After toothless bowling, brittle batting. Looks like a no-contest in this Test too— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 5, 2017
10:21 IST: Four! Mathews sweeps Jadeja for a boundary and gets off the mark.
10:20 IST: Dropped! Mathews edges Jadeja, Kohli at short gully drops the right-handed batsman on duck.
10:19 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
10:17 IST: Out! Jadeja strikes for India in his third over of the day. Chandimal sweeps straight to Hardik Pandya at backward square leg, departs for 10.
10:08 IST: Yadav starts with a maiden over.
10:06 IST: Safe! Full delivery from Yadav with a hint of late mopvement, Chandimal drives, misses and the ball goes past the outside edge.
10:05 IST: Umesh Yadav introduced in the bowling attack.
10:02 IST: Four! Mendis gets the first boundary of the day. Spin and bounce for JAdeja, Menids edges the ball between first slip and second slip.
10:01 IST: Sri Lanka resume their innings at 50/2, trail India by 572 runs.
10:00 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is bowling the first over of Day 3.
09:37 IST: With the ball taking quite a bit of turn, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will look take quick wickets and trouble the Lankan batsmen.
09:26 IST: When Ravindra Jadeja impersonated Murali Kartik
09:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 3 of the match between India and Sri Lanka.
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.
The hosts face a daunting task of saving the game and also the series with Ashwin and Jadeja making the ball talk on a helpful track.