So, that's all for the day. India totally dominant, they have score more than 300 runs on the day and take their total to 312/2. Pujara gets a fine century and Murali Vijay too shows his class. The lead well over 100, India will be looking to build on this tomorrow, with Kohli probably eyeing another 100. Do join us for all the live action tomorrow!
At stumps, India were placed at 11/1, trailing by 194 with 9 wickets in hand. While Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 2, Cheteshwar Pujara is also batting on 2. The Lankan pace bowling duo of Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage did bowl their heart out and Gamage even rattled KL Rahul’s (7) stump. But going by Vijay and Pujara’s mood, a long day surely awaits the Lankans on Saturday.
It was a pitch in complete contrast to the lively track on offer in the opening Test in Kolkata, but the lanky pacer put his head down and showed great consistency to finish with figures of 3/37 from his 14 overs with 3 maidens. More than the wickets column, it was the areas he bowled in that reminded fans of his spell against England at the Lord’s in 2014. The only difference was that while he used the short ball to spell England’s end that fateful day, it was his fuller deliveries that did the trick on Friday.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage