Kotla Test, Day 4: Kohli's men on threshold of series win, Sri Lanka 31/3 at stumps

05 December 2017, 05:08 PM
Ind vs SL, 3rd Test - Sri lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal
Ind vs SL, 3rd Test - Sri lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal

Virat Kohli and men were at the threshold of the series victory as Sri Lanka were struggling at 31 for 3 in their second innings while chasing massive 410-run target at the end of the fourth day's play of the third and final Test against India at Kotla on Tuesday.

Earlier, a breezy half-century from B'day boy Shikhar Dhawan and wonderful fifties from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli helped India set a massive 410-run target for the visitors.

However, Sri Lanka didn't get the start they needed to save the match and the team lost opener Sadeera Samarawickrama in the fifth over. Shami took Samarawickrama's wicket.

After losing Samarawickrama, Lankans started playing carefully untill Jadeja came in to ball the last over of the day and took two wickets.

Ind vs SL, 3rd Test, Live Cricket Score

Here are the live match updates

# Out Bowled!! Jadeja's Jadu doing the trick here. Their ploy to send a night watchman didn't work. And with that its the end of the day. At Stumps Sri Lanka- 31-3. They trail India 379 runs.

# They have brought a night watchman to survive. Suranga Lakmal, right handed bat, comes to the crease.

# Jadeja to Karunaratne, OUT!! In the last over, Kohli brought Jadeja and the move worked.  Karunaratne departs, Sri Lanka now in deep trouble. 

# OUT! Shami has struck. Sadeera Samarawickrama once again departs cheaply.

# The Lankans have a massive task ahead, if they win which highly unlikely, they will create history. 

Karunaratne and Samarawickrama are at the crease. Karunaratne is on strike. Ishant will open the attack.

# Fifty for Rohit Sharma and thats it. India declare their second innings after setting massive 410 run target for the Lankans.  

# India extend lead beyond 400

#India looking to step up the scoring rate

#Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bat. The allrounder has been promoted up the order

#Kohli departs after a fluent half century 

#Kohli and Sharma look to extend lead post tea

#India post 192 for 4 at tea, take a commanding 355-run lead

#Rohit Sharma comes out to bat

#Sandakan strikes to get the priced scalp of Shikhar Dhawan

#Shikhar Dhawan registers a half century on his Bday

#Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes out to bat

#India lose their third wicket, Cheteshwar Pujara falls to Roshan De Silva

#Pujara, Dhawan bring up India's 100

# Pujara, Dhawan pile on runs post lunch

#India post 51 for 2 at lunch 

#There seems to be a plan in place, Rahane comes out early to bat

#Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

#Suranga Lakmal strikes early, dismisses Murali Vijay

#Suranga Lakmal has the new ball in his hand for the Lankans

#Indian openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan come out to bat 

#Sri Lanka are back and in a huddle. A few are still sporting masks, the two openers have walked out as well

#India take a handy lead of 163 runs 

#Ishant Sharma dismissed Dinesh Chandimal to end the Lankan innings

#Sri Lanka all out for 373 in their first innings

#Dinesh Chandimal and Lakshan Sandakan to resume the innings for Sri Lanka 

First Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 09:13 AM

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