The second day’s game continues in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka being played in Kandy. India’s first innings collapsed 487 runs In reply, Sri Lanka’s first innings was reduced to 135 runs. Sri Lanka made 19 runs in the second innings losing 01 wickets. Sri Lanka’s team still is 333 runs behind. Karunaratne 12 and Pushpakumara are present on the crease without opening.
Umesh Yadav administered first success
Umesh Yadav bowled Upul Tharanga, playing on 07, gave the Indian team the first breakthrough.
Sri Lanka’s first innings at 135 runs
Shami gave India the first breakthrough in the third over of the Sri Lankan innings by throwing Upul Tharanga (05) to Saha at the hands of Saha. After this, Shami gave another success of the second opener Karunaratne (04) to Saha, giving India another success. K. Perera, who scored 18 runs in the last match, also hit the pavilion after being run out. Angelo Mathews opened the account without losing the LBW off the heart of the Pandya ball and India got the fourth success. Dikewala got 29 runs off Kuldeep Yadav’s ball, and Riddimah Saha did not make any mistake in overthrowing his cuffs and he was stumped. With this, Team India got the fifth success. After this Kuldeep Yadav did not allow Dilruwan Perera to open up the account and Hardik Pandya took India to the sixth success. Chandimal, playing on 48 runs, was caught by Lokesh Rahul in the hands of Lokesh Rahul and his seventh successive success in India. After that Milindha Pushpakumara (10) Kuldeep Yadav bowled India to eighth success. Kuldeep Yadav did not allow Fernando to open the account and gave him a nine-shot blow to Sri Lanka. After this Ashwin caught Sandakan (10) in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan and put Sri Lanka in the middle.
From Indian side Kuldeep Yadav got four, Mohammed Shami and Ashwin 02-02 and Pandya took one wicket.
India’s first innings in limited overs 487
Indian wicketkeeper Saha scored 16 runs in the second over of the day, caught by Fernando’s ball for Dilruwan Perera and the seventh blow to India. Chasing 26, Kuldeep Yadav was caught by wicketkeeper Dikewala on the ball of Sandakan and India’s eighth wicket fell. By 8 runs, Shami bowled a ball to Sandakan for the ball. Immediately after lunch, Pandya smashed 108 runs in the penultimate ball of the penultimate ball and Dilruwan Perera was caught off the hook and with this India’s innings also got reduced.
For Sri Lanka, Sandakan got five wicket , three wickets Pushpakumara and 2 wickets Fernando.
India’s first 6 wickets fall
Pushpakumara, who came as the sixth bowler in Sri Lanka, made the first breakthrough. He hit Lokesh Rahul (85), leading the century, to Karunaratne. After that, Shikhar Dhawan, playing 119 after being caught by Dish Chandimal on the ball of Pushpakumara. India got a third blow as Pujara (08) when Mathews caught the ball of Sandakan. Pushpakumara made Ajinkya Rahane clean-bowled. Rahane scored 17 runs. Virat Kohli, who was playing 42 runs, hit the ball to Sandakan on the ball and kept India’s fifth blow. After this Fernando’s ball r. Ashwin (31) was caught by wicketkeeper Dikewala and was the sixth successive Sri Lanka player.
India eyes clean Sweep
This is the last Test match of the 3 Test series and in this series, the Indian team has already made an unbeatable 2-0 lead. Now the Indian team will have a clean sweep in a Test series for the first time in Sri Lanka.