Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya blew away Sri Lanka’s top-order to leave the hosts tottering at 61-4 at tea in reply to India’s 487 on day two of the final Test on Sunday. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal on 13 and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella on 14 were at the crease with the hosts still trailing India by 426 runs in Pallekele. All-rounder Pandya remained the star of the day so far with his 96-ball 108 that propelled India to a challenging first innings total after the visitors resumed on 329-6. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Live updates between India vs Sri Lanka, Day 2 straight from Pallekele
16:29 IST: FOUR! Sandakan comes down the track and lofts the ball over bowler’s head. Sri Lanka 135/8, trail by 352 runs.
16:28 IST: FOUR! Sandakan comes forwards and launches Ashwin towards long on for a boundary.
16:18 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav takes his third, Pushpakumara departs for 10. Sri Lanka 125/8, trail by 362 runs.
16:12 IST: WICKET! R Ashwin ends Dinesh Chandimal’s stay at 48 runs. Sri Lanka 125/7, trail by 362 runs.
16:08 IST: FOUR! Pushpakumara muscles the ball towards sweeper cover. Excellent placement from the Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka 125/6, trail by 362 runs.
15:52 IST: Not Out! TV umpire rules not out as the ball missed both the bat and gloves of Dinesh Chandimal. India lose their final review.
15:51 IST: On-field umpire turns down a loud appeal for caught behind. India take a review.
15:42 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes again, Dilruwan Perera departs for a duck. Sri Lanka 107/6, trail by 380 runs
15:30 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav removes Niroshan Dickwella for 29 runs. It was a wrong one from Kuldeep. Dickwella comes forward but the ball sneaks between bat and pad. Saha does the rest. Brilliant stumping from Saha. Sri Lanka 101/5, trail by 386 runs.
15:22 IST: 50-run stand comes up between Niroshan Dickwella and Dinesh Chandimal.
15:20 IST: FOUR! Chandimal comes forward and launches the ball towards long off region. Sri Lanka 87/4, trail by 400 runs.
15:19 IST: FOUR! Chandimal hits the ball towards mid off region. Excellent shot from him.
15:17 IST: FOUR! Dinesh Chandimal picks Kuldeep Yadav’s googly and cuts the ball towards point.
15:10 IST: FOUR! Niroshan Dickwella leans forward and smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket. Excellent shot from the batsman. Sri Lanka 70/4, trail by 417 runs.
15:01 IST: Welcome back! Final session of the day underway.
14:42 IST: That’s TEA at Pallekele. Sri Lanka 61/4, trail India (487) by 426 runs.
Niroshan Dickwella 14*
Dinesh Chandimal 13*
14:39 IST: FOUR! Dickwella leans forward and sweeps the ball towards deep mid wicket region. Sri Lanka 59/4, trail by 428 runs.
14:38 IST: Bowling change for India. Ravichandran Ashwin starts from the other end. A slip, leg slip and forward short leg for him.
14:36 IST: 50 comes up for Sri Lanka. They still trail by 434 runs.
14:34 IST: FOUR! Chandimal leans forward and smashes Kuldeep Yadav towards backward square leg.
14:22 IST: FOUR! Niroshan Dickwella leans forward and drives the ball towards deep extra cover. Excellent shot from the left-hander. Sri Lanka 42/4, trail by 445 runs.
14:20 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya removes Angelo Mathews for a duck. Huge celebration from Pandya. Sri Lanka 38/4, trail by 449 runs.
14:17 IST: Angelo Mathews comes to the crease now.
14:15 IST: WICKET! Kusal Mendis run out (Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav) for 18 runs. Sri Lanka 38/3, trail by 449 runs.
14:06 IST: FOUR! Kusan Mendia leans forward and slice the ball towards deep square leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 32/2, trail by 455 runs.
14:00 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis flicks the ball towards square leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 28/2, trail by 459 runs.
13:55 IST: A loud LBW appeal against Dinesh Chandimal. Umpire says NOT OUT. Virat Kohli, afteer a short discussion, goes for a review. No inside edge, pitching outside off, impact in-line and wickets. Umpire’s call. And, it’s NOT OUT.
13:53 IST: Dinesh Chandimal is the new man at the crease.
13:50 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami strikes again, Dimuth Karunaratne departs for 4. Sri Lanka 23/2, trail by 464 runs. The Sri Lankan gets a thick outside edge and Saha takes an easy catch behind the wicket. Shami erupts in joy. Sri Lanka 23/2, trail by 464 runs.
13:46 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis plays this beautifully towards deep mid wicket. Sri Lanka 23/1, trail by 464 runs.
13:45 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis guides guides Umesh Yadav towards square leg boundary.
13:43 IST: Kusal Mendis is the new man at the crease.
13:38 IST: WICKET! A loud caught behind appeal from Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami. Umpire has given OUT. Wait. Upul Tharanga has taken a review. And, it’s OUT. Sri Lanka lose their first wicket. Tharanga departs for 5 runs. SL 14/1, trail by 473 runs.
13:34 IST: Umesh Yadav to Upul Tharanga. 5 Wides. Sri Lanka 13/0 in 2 overs.
13:33 IST: FOUR! Great hand and eye coordination from Upul Tharanga. The Sri Lankan guides Umesh Yadav towards deep extra cover.
13:23 IST: Team India are in a huddle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga are in the middle.
13:14 IST: WICKET! Sandakan ends Pandya’s stay at 108. India are bowled out for 487. Five-wicket haul for Sandakan. India didn’t add a single run after lunch.
13:10 IST: Welcome back! Pandya and Umesh are making their way to the middle. Sandakan resumes after lunch.
12:32 IST: That’s LUNCH in Pallekele. INDIA 487/9 in 122 overs.
Hardik Pandya 108*
Umesh Yadav 3*
12:22 IST: FOUR! Pandya opens the face of the bat and sends the ball over keeper’s head. India 485/9 in 120 overs.
12:21 IST: CENTURY! Hardik Pandya brings up his maiden Test ton off 86 balls. What a moment for the youngster.
12:17 IST: Pandya plays towards deep extra cover and gets a couple. Pandya is on 99.
12:16 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya is on fire. He moves to 97 with his monstrous hit.
12:12 IST: A full toss at 139kph from Lahiru Kumara. And, the pace breaks Umesh Yadav’s bat. He is smiling and signalling towards dressing room for a new bat.
12:10 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya goes for another hit. This time he guides Lahiru Kumara towards fine leg.
12:04 IST: Hardik Pandya moves to 83 off just 70 balls.
12:03 IST: SIX! Pandya is on attacking mode now. He takes his time and whacks the ball towards long on. 26 runs off Pushpakumara’s over.
12:02 IST: SIX! Flat hit! Pandya is on fire.He comes forward and sends the ball straight down the ground.
12:01 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya comes down the track and smashes the ball over bowler’s head.
11:59 IST: FOUR! Another beauty from Pandya. He comes forward and lofts this over bowler’s head.
11:58 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya leans forward and smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket.
11:56 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya comes down the track and smashes the ball towards long on. India 430/9 in 115 overs.
11:53 IST: WICKET! Lakshan Sandakan takes his fourth, Mohammed Shami departs for 8 runs. India 421/9 in 114.2 overs.
11:50 IST: FIFTY! Hardik Pandya brings up his second Test half-century.
11:46 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya comes down the track and smashes the ball towards long on. Powerful shot from the all-rounder. India 418/8 in 112.5 overs.
11:40 IST: WICKET! Lakshan Sandakan dismisses Kuldeep Yadav for 26 runs. A caught behind appeal from wicketkeeper Dickwella. Umpire raises his finger. Kuldeep asks for a review. Replay shows there is an edge. Excellent decision from umpire. India 401/8 in 111 overs.
11:35 IST: 400 comes up for India. Kuldeep Yadav 26*, Hardik Pandya 37*
11:29 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya comes down the track and launches the ball over mid-on region. India 397/7 in 108 overs.
11:27 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya.
11:26 IST: Kuldeep Yadav guides Sandakan towards third man. Three runs for the Chinaman bowler. India 390/7 in 107 overs.
11:23 IST: Kuldeep Yadav plays this nicely towards long on. He will get 2 runs. Excellent running between the wickets.
11:08 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Lakshan Sandakan. Umpire turns it down. Excellent bowling from the Sri Lankan.
10:54 IST: FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary.
10:50 IST: Hardik Pandya dabs the ball towards mid wicket. He will get 2 runs. Excellent running between the wickets.
10:49 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya makes room and smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 365/7 in 99.1 overs.
10:42 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Vishwa Fernando. Umpire seems not interested. Sri Lanka have one review but they are not taking it.
10:38 IST: FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav gets a thick outside edge and the ball races towards third man region.
10:24 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya stands tall and slaps the ball towards deep extra cover for a boundary. India 353/7 in 94.3 overs.
10:15 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya opens the face of the bat and sends the ball over wicketkeeper’s head. Excellent upper cut from the all-rounder.
10:12 IST: Kuldeep Yadav is the new man at the crease.
10:10 IST: WICKET! Vishwa Fernando strikes in his first over of the morning. Wriddhiman Saha departs for 16 runs. Saha punches the ball strongly but finds Dilruwan Perera at gully. Excellent catch by Perera. India 339/7 in 91.4 overs.
10:08 IST: Vishwa Fernando shares the new ball from the other end.
10:02 IST: Pandya drives the ball beautifully towards cover. The all-rounder will get two runs.
10:01 IST: Two slips and a gully in place for Pandya. Here we go..
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.
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