India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Colombo - As It Happened

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India vs Sri Lanka (TEST)


IND vs SL Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

2nd Test TEST, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, 03 August, 2017


1st INN


(158.0) RR 3.93

India Virat Kohli (C)
India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs
Sri Lanka Dinesh Chandimal (C)

Sri Lanka

1st INN


(49.4) RR 3.68

2nd INN


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14:28 (IST)

WICKET! The partnership finally ends as Hardik Pandya sends back Dickwella, caught by Rahane easily at gully. Dickwella goes for a well-made 31 and India move in closer to win. One more wicket needed now as Sri Lanka's score reads 384/9

14:22 (IST)

2 runs from the Pandya over as the Lankan batsmen are looking decently comfortable at the crease. Sri Lanka's score reads 381/8 with Dickwella batting on 28 and Herath on 17. India would definitely wish to seal this up before the tea break.

14:18 (IST)

Looks like the Sri Lankan batsmen are intent on just attacking here and bringing down India's lead. 22 minutes to tea and India need 2 wickets here. Sri Lanka's score reads 379/8 with Herath and Dickwella at the crease for the hosts. Sri Lanka still trail by 60 runs.

14:11 (IST)

9 runs from the Ashwin over here as Dickwella is looking to take Sri Lanka as close to the Indian score as possible. Sri Lanka still trail by 67 runs with 2 wickets in the bag. India need to end this partnership if they wish to seal it right here. Sri Lanka's score reads 372/8

14:05 (IST)

Another tight over from Jadeja as he gives away just one run. But more importantly, Dickwella has ensured that the close-in fielders have gone away and the field has spread. Sri Lanka clearly trying to make sure that India bat once again. Sri Lanka's score reads 363/8

14:03 (IST)

FINALLY Herath has connected with the sweep and not once. 3 boundaries off Ashwin's over and all sweep shots. 2 proper sweeps and one reverse. Runs are leaking here as Dickwella and Herath are looking to enjoy themsleves. Sri Lanka's score reads 362/8

14:00 (IST)

5 runs from the Jadeja over here as Dickwella uses the reverse sweep to great effect off the first ball of the over. And after that, it is all about Herath trying to once again attempt the sweep and missing every single time. Sri Lanka's score reads 349/8

13:56 (IST)

Ashwin back into the attack and starts with a maiden as Herath tries the sweep to almost all the balls and fails every single time. Sri Lanka's score reads 344/8 and India need just 2 more wickets to finish this one and seal the series 2-0.

13:53 (IST)

GONE! Another one bites the dust as Rahane picks a brilliant catch at first slip. Jadeja picks a five-for. The left-arm spinner has been on a roll here. Making full use of the pitch and it's unpredictability. India now need two more wickets to seal this as Dhananjaya goes for 17 off 17 balls. Sri Lanka's score reads 343/8

13:45 (IST)

Another maiden here for Hardik Pandya as he frustrates Dickwella. The good shots have gone to the fielders and this is not something that the wicket-keeper will be enjoying. Sri Lanka's score reads 343/7 as the hosts still trail by 96 runs with 3 wickets in the bag.

13:38 (IST)

A sweep, a cut and then a lap sweep. Dhananjaya has looked really good in the brief stay. Jadeja has been troubling all the batsmen, but Dhananjaya isn't willing to stand back. 12 runs from the over as Sri Lanka's score reads 343/7. Sri Lanka now trail by 96 runs with 3 wickets in hand.

13:36 (IST)

Maiden over from Hardik Pandya as he bowls a nagging line outside the off-stump to Dickwella. Good tactics to frustrate the Lankan wicket-keeper. Dickwella is known to play aggressive cricket and this is a good way to buy his wicket. Sri Lanka's score reads 331/7

13:33 (IST)

6 runs from the Jadeja over as the Lanka batsmen are now trying to go all out and pick runs as much as they can. You never know when an unplayable ball comes along and the Lankans just want to try their luck. Sri Lanka's score reads 331/7. 

13:29 (IST)

Dickwella looking to take the attack to the Indian bowlers here as he realises standing ground will be of no help on a wicket which is suiting the Indian bowlers. 4 runs from the Pandya over as Dickwella slashes the first ball over the head of the in-field. Sri Lanka's score reads 325/7

13:23 (IST)

STUMPED! Great work from Saha behind the stumps as Dilruwan goes for 4 as Jadeja picks his third in this session. The pitch has started to turn and bounce and Jadeja is almost unplayable here. Excellent line from Jadeja and India now need 3 more wickets. Sri Lanka's score reads 321/7

13:21 (IST)

Hardik bowling well in tandem with Jadeja. He has kept it tight and built the pressure on the Lankan batsmen and not let Dilruwan or Dickwella free their arms. It is important to keep the pressure on the batsmen and push for wickets here. Sri Lanka's score reads 320/6 as Hardik gives away just one run.

13:15 (IST)

OUT! India have done it. Jadeja now sends back Mathews. Quality take behind the stumps from Saha. India now need just 4 more wickets to seal the game and the series. Mathews goes after playing a quality knock of 36. He looked to take the attack to the Indian bowlers. Sri Lanka's score reads 315/6

13:03 (IST)

WICKET!! Hard luck for Karunaratne as the ball jumps off the pitch and Rahane completes an easy catch as the ball lands in his hand. Ravindra Jadeja has now picked up 10 wickets in this series, his most for a series outside India. The Indians congratulate Karunaratne as he walks back after making a fighting 141. Sri Lanka's score reads 310/5

12:58 (IST)

2 runs from the Pandya over as the Indians are trying their best to pick another wicket here. Sri Lanka trail by 130 runs with 6 wickets in the bag. Karunaratne and Mathews have looked to wait for the bad balls and played out the good ones. Sri Lanka's score reads 309/4

12:53 (IST)

Virat Kohli turns to Hardik Pandya and the all-rounder has bowled a good over here, giving away just a run. Both Karunaratne and Mathews will be looking to steady the ship after the break and build a big partnership. Sri Lanka's score reads 306/4

12:48 (IST)

3 runs from the first over after lunch from Jadeja. Sri Lanka still trail by 134 runs with 6 wickets in the bag. Virat Kohli would want to pick wickets and not bat again on this wicket. Karunaratne is batting on 138 and Mathews batting on 29. Sri Lanka's score reads 305/4

12:04 (IST)

THAT IS LUNCH here in Colombo. Ashwin tried all he could to pick a wicket before the break, but 2 runs come from the over and Sri Lanka still have Karunaratne and Mathews at the crease. An even session this one with India picking two wickets. Virat Kohli and his men would look to come back strongly after the break and seal the game. Sri Lanka's score reads 302/4

11:59 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja gives away just 1 run from the second last over before the lunch break. India would love to pick one more wicket going into the last over that will be bowled by Ashwin. Mathews and Karunaratne have done a good job here. Sri Lanka's score reads 300/4

11:56 (IST)

5 runs from the Umesh Yadav over as both Karunaratne and Mathews are looking to stay positive as the Indians gear up to bowl the last 2 overs before the lunch break. Sri Lanka's score reads 299/4 with Karunaratne on 135 and Mathews on 26.

11:53 (IST)

Jadeja bowls a maiden over here as he hurries through the over. The Indians are now for the first time looking to stem the flow of runs as Sri Lanka need another 144 to make India bat again in this game. 10 minutes to go for the lunch break as Sri Lanka's score reads 294/4

11:46 (IST)

6 runs from the Shami over as Karunaratne picks a boundary. He has taken a cue from Mathews and the two are looking to take the attack to the Indian bowlers with the new ball. Sri Lanka's score reads 292/4

11:41 (IST)

Umesh follows Shami's over with another good over as he gives away just 2 runs. Umesh has kept the seam straight and upright and it has helped as the Lankan batsmen have found the going tough against Umesh. India need one more wicket before the lunch break. Sri Lanka's score reads 286/4

11:35 (IST)

Shami now joins Umesh at the bowling crease. 2 runs from the Shami over as the Lankans are looking to keep it steady and make a fight out of this game. Sri Lanka's score reads 284/4 with Karunaratne batting on 127 and Mathews on 19

11:29 (IST)

Umesh Yadav is back into the attack as Kohli is looking to pick at least one wicket before the lunch break. Mathews and Karunaratne have done well and are looking to stitch a partnership. 30 minutes to go for the lunch break here. Sri Lanka's score reads 282/4

11:22 (IST)

INDIA take the new ball and it is Ashwin who gets the ball from Kohli. India will hope that the spinners can make inroads with the new ball. But Mathews is in the mood to take the attack to the Indian bowlers and Karunaratne also joins in as he picks two boundaries from the first over of the new ball. Sri Lanka's score reads 279/4

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Colombo - As It Happened

LIVE UPDATES: Pandya breaks through as Dickwella hits that straight to Rahane at gully. India need one more wicket and for Sri Lanka, it is all about batting against time.

PREVIEW IND vs SL DAY 4: Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne starred with the bat in the second innings for the hosts after India bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 183 runs in the first innings and enforced the follow on the third day of second Test at Colombo on Saturday. Despite a spirited century from Mendis and an unbeaten 92 by Karunaratne, the Islanders are still 230 runs behind India's first innings score of 622/9d with two day's of play still left. After coming out to bat again, Umesh Yadav gave the visitors the perfect start as he got rid of opener Upul Tharanga in just the third over after lunch. Tharanga was beaten by Umesh's pace and the ball crashed into his middle stumps while he was batting on 2. However, after this early dismissal, Karunaratne was joined at the crease by Kusal Mendis and the duo started the counter-attack for the hosts. The duo dealt with the initial overs of Ashwin and Jadeja and then broke free after they were set in the middle. Both Mendis and Karunaratne kept the scoreboard ticking and also brought up their respective half-centuries. Mendis was the proving to be the aggressor of the two as he was hitting boundaries at will. Mendis continued the onslaught and finally notched up his well-deserved century and by doing so he became the first player to score a century against India while following on since 2012. The last player to do so was England's Alastair Cook, who slammed 176 in the Ahmedabad Test in 2012. Looking to break the partnership, Kohli introduced his X-factor player Hardik Pandya into the attack and the decision worked wonders for the visitors. Pandya got rid of Mendis for 110 and broke the 191-run partnership. This mammoth stand was third highest partnership against India while following on. The hosts were dealt with no more hiccups in the final stages of the day as they ended the day at 209/2, with Karunaratne and nightwatchman Pushpakumara at the crease.

SQUADS: Team India (from): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav

Team Sri Lanka (from): Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(captain), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara

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