Sri Lanka ended Day 3 of the Kolkata Test at 165 for 4 courtesy Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne's half centuries. The visitors were in a commanding position after their bowlers bowled out the hosts for a paltry 172. The Lankans were on the backfoot with the initial opening jitters effected by Bhuvneshwar Kumar but they staged a positive comeback with a strong partnership by Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne.
Here are the match updates
#The Lankans would like to push on and extend their lead to get into a commanding position in the match
#The Lankans are certainly in the drivers seat with a 50 plus run lead
#Sri Lanka ended Day 3 at 165 for 4 courtesy Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne half centuries
# Sri Lanka 152/4 after 44 overs
# Umesh Yadav to Dickwella, FOUR!
# Umesh Yadav to Mathews, OUT! Caught by Rahul. It's a soft dismissal but the Eden crowd finds its voice.
# Umesh Yadav to Mathews, FOUR! It's a well-placed innings which brings up the fifty for the former skipper
# Umesh Yadav to Thirimanne, OUT! Caught by Kohli!! Kohli takes a very good catch and that's a big wicket for India.
#The Indian seamers have been a touch expensive as the Sri Lankan have pounced on anything short
#Thirimanne and Matthews help Sri Lanka go past the 50 mark
#Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Matthews rebuild for the Lankans
#Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses both the Lankan openers
#Bhuvneshwar Kumar's double strikes dent Sri Lanka
#Samarawickrama, Karunaratne open for Sri Lanka
#India have been bowled out for 172 in their first innings
#The Lankans bowlers kept on making dents into the Indian batting lineup
#The Indians could never stitch a partnership together
#Pujara brings up his fifty
#Indians would look for a partnerhip from Pujara and Saha
#India were 74 for 5 at stumps on Day 2