Live cricket score, 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka vs India at Pallekele © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan continued his golden run but a rare flop show from the famed middle-order saw Sri Lanka restrict India to 329 for 6 at Pallekele on the first day of third Test. Courtesy Dhawan’s (119) sixth Test hundred and KL Rahul’s 85, India looked good for a score close to 400 after opting to bat. However, some fine bowling in the final two sessions by left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara (3/40 in 18 overs) and chinaman Lakshan Sandakan (2/84 in 25 overs) helped Sri Lanka gain some foothold when stumps were drawn on the opening day. The in-form Cheteshwar Pujara (8), last Test’s centurion Ajinkya Rahane (17) were dismissed cheaply while skipper Virat Kohli (42) was dismissed after getting set. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Live updates between India vs Sri Lanka, Day 2 straight from Pallekele
09:57 IST: Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya are making their way to the middle. Sri Lanka team are in a huddle.
Very interesting day in prospect. Sri Lanka have been competitive and India will have to grind it out in search of a position of dominance.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 13, 2017
09:50 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Day 2 of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka at Pallekele.