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Ind vs SL, 1st Test, Day 3: India 189 for 3, lead hosts by 489 runs

India was in a commanding position at the end of Day 3 of the Galle Test after their bowlers delivered on all fronts by folding Sri Lanka for 291 in their first innings. Indian skipper Virat Kohli dint enforce the follow on on the hosts and choose to bat again to press on the lead and gain complete control on the match.


  |  Updated On : July 28, 2017 06:08 PM
Ind vs SL

Ind vs SL

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India was in a commanding position at the end of Day 3 of the Galle Test after their bowlers delivered on all fronts by folding Sri Lanka for 291 in their first innings. Indian skipper Virat Kohli dint enforce the follow on on the hosts and choose to bat again to press on the lead and gain complete control on the match. Sri Lanka' pacer Dilruwan Perera struck early to remove first innings' centurion Shikhar Dhawan early. However, skipper Virat Kohli and opener Abhinav Mukund stitched together a formidable partnership to end the day for India with a commanding lead of 489 runs.

India would look to make further inroads into the Lankan batting order by exploiting the early swing on offer in the wicket in the morning session.

India vs Sri Lanka, Day 3: Live Cricket Score

Here are the Live updates of India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3:

#India end Day 3 at 189 for three at stumps, lead Sri Lanka by 489 runs 

#Skipper Kohli remains unbeaten at 81

#India lose Mukund on the last delivery of the day

#India have gained a significant lead and would look to declare at an opportune moment

#Kohli and Mukund register their half centuries 

#Kohli and Mukund rebuild for India after rain interruption 

#Rain interrupts play at Galle

#Dhawan falls early to Perera, Pujara comes out to bat in his place

#Dhawan, Mukund come out to bat in second innings

#Sri Lanka are all out for 291 in their first innings, trail India by 309 runs

#India are in the driver seat on Day 3 at Lunch as Sri Lanka are struggling at 298 for 8 at Lunch

#Pandya clean bowls Pradeep. SL have their 8th wicket down

#Hardik Pandya has delivered with the ball after scoring a fifty on his debut

#Sri Lanka is in all sorts of bother, they seem to be staring at a follow on 

#Nuwan Pradeep comes out to bat in place of Herath

#Jadeja dents double blow to Sri Lanka dismisses Rangana Herath

#Sri Lanka bring up their 250

#Rangana Herath comes in place of Angelo Matthews 

#Sri Lanka now are in big trouble!!!!Six wickets down and still need to avoid the follow on 

#Jadeja strikes big, gets the prized scalp of Matthews

#Angelo Matthews has batted with a great deal of calm and composure 

#Angelo Mathews would be the key to Sri Lanka's recovery.

#Sri Lanka in danger of being imposed the follow on

#Its spin from the other side!!!!!Ravinder Jadeja starts off with his left arm spin

#Umesh Yadav open the bowling attack for the Indians

#Dilruwan Perera,  Angelo Matthews look to rebuild for Sri Lanka

#U Yadav to MDK Perera (10), 4 runs, 158/5


First Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 09:21 AM


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