On day 2 of the third test match team India will be looking to post a decent first innings score on the board.
India showed a dominating performance cleaners first session against Lankan bowlers on day 1, however, the Indian batsmen lost the plot a bit mid-way into the second session and ended the day on 329/6 with Wriddhiman Saha (13) and Hardik Pandya (1) at the crease.
On day 1 India won the toss and chose to bat. Virat Kohli was vindicated as both KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan got stuck into the Lanka bowlers on a wicket which was expected to help the bowlers at least in the first session.
But sadly, even though Vishwa Fernando did start well, Lahiru Kumara was all over the place and failed to build the pressure from the other end.
In fact, Lahiru was so disappointing that skipper Dinesh Chandimal was forced to bring Dimuth Karunaratne into the bowling attack as early as in the 8th over of the match.
Here are the live updates:
# India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 stumps: Bowlers put India on top, Sri Lanka 19/1 in 2nd innings
# Sri Lanka all out for 135, forced to play follow-on
# Sri Lanka after 28 overs: 118/6
# Kuldeep Yadav removes Dilruwan Perera. Sri Lanka in trouble after 6 down.
# Sri Lanka are 61 for 4. Trail India by 426 runs
# Hardik Pandya to Mathews, out Lbw
# Shami to Karunaratne, out Caught by Saha
# Early strike for India
# Shami to Tharanga, out Caught by Saha, Edged and caught
# India all out for 487 in their first innings
# At lunch India close to 500 run mark, Pandya scores maiden century
# Pandya gets maiden century in Test match
# Pandya on the verge of scoring a century
# Pandya on 99 runs it's a last wicket
# Pushpakumara to Hardik Pandya, SIX, switches to round the wicket, Ind crosses 450 mark
# Umesh Yadav comes out to bat
# Sandakan to Shami, OUT! Caught & Bowled
# India are 420 for 8, Shami is batting with Pandya
# Sandakan to Kuldeep Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
# Lahiru Kumara to Kuldeep Yadav, leg byes, 1 run
# Vishwa Fernando to Saha, Caught out!
# There will be a bit of spinners, the new ball should encourage the pacers, but it will quickly turn out to be another good batting day.'