Posted:August 5, 2017 5:44 pm
R Ashwin was turning it square and Ravindra Jadeja was creating the supply rip by means of with bounce. Both equally Indian spinners ended up wreaking havoc on Sri Lanka batsmen and it appeared that the SSC pitch in Colombo will crumble. Sri Lanka ended up bowled out for 183 at the stroke of Lunch and India, following using a 439-run guide, ended up set seal the sport following asking the hosts to comply with-on.
But shockingly, Sri Lanka achieved 209 for the loss of only two wickets at Stumps on Working day 3 with Kusal Medis scoring a century and Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 92. Abruptly, Ashwin’s deliveries ended up lacking the rip when Jadeja could only change his speed.
The ball went past the outside the house edge and there was awkward bounce but equally Mendis and Karunaratne released a bold counter-attack and took operates all-spherical the park. Neither spinner was spared of the sweeps and drives which not only disturbed their line but they ended up still left searching for a improved length as very well.
Sri Lanka ended up set to have the two consider them to stumps but Mendis fell five overs ahead of shut of perform when Hardik Pandya, following bowling some wayward bowling, received one particular to comeback and Mendis received a within edge on to his thigh pad which ballooned up to Wriddhiman Saha who dived in entrance to consider a thoroughly clean capture.
Nightwatchman and debutant Malinda Pushpakumara survived the closing times which looked more like how the morning the place the ball spun off the pitch and Indian spinners dominating perform.
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