UPDATE: India all out for 487 with Lakshan Sandakan having 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya was holed out for 108.
Commencing the day at 329 for 6, India added 158 operates in the to start with session of day two of the third and the closing Exam from Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Pallekele on Sunday riding on allrounder Hardik Pandya’s superlative counter-attacking innings of 108*.
Pandya anchored the lessen-center purchase resistance with wise batting at to start with and mixed with Kuldeep Yadav for a 62 operate-stand for the eighth wicket prior to unleashing his beast mode that garnered him 58 operates in just 32 deliveries batting with range 11 batsman, Umesh Yadav. India went in to lunch on 487 for nine.
Soon after Lakshan Sandakan obtained rid of a gritty Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami in fast succession, Pandya upped his ante with belligerent hitting that had Sri Lanka shocked.
Pandya started out off with a 6 off Sandakan prior to ploughing in to Malinda Pushpakumara with two fours and 3 sixes in a single around. Pandya danced down the monitor to the remaining-arm spinner to excellent outcome and in the course of action, took India previous the 450-operate mark. A 6 off Lahiru Kumara and Sandakan was adopted by two back again-to-back again boundaries that acquired him his to start with-at any time triple-figure score in to start with-course cricket.
The prolonged session right after India dropped their ninth wicket ought to have aided Sri Lanka but Pandya’s hitting meant, Sri Lanka ended up back again to sq. a single right after two excellent session on day a single.
The Sri Lankan bowlers ended up on place early on, but failed to crack as a result of right after Wriddiman Saha threw his wicket in the 2nd around of the day, going for a nothing at all limited off pacer Vishwa Fernando’s huge supply. Saha tried using to engage in the size supply previous gully, but could not preserve the ball down as Dilruwam Perera caught a tricky likelihood. Saha departed for for 19.
Kumara tried using to pepper Pandya with limited deliveries, but the allrounder was up for the task and seemed assured rocking back again and managed to preserve most of his pull pictures below management and even obtained an uppercut for a boundary.
At the other close, Kuldeep supported Pandya properly and displayed his batting prowess and did properly to set a cost on his wicket. The duo negotiated the the early burst from Fernando and Kumara prior to settling in from the spin of Sandakan and Pushpakumara.
Kuldeep nevertheless was undone by Sandakan’s whole supply as the batsman prodded at the ball only running a faint edge and umpire Richard Illingworth lifted his finger. Kuldeep went for a evaluation but replays ensured that the choice stayed with the on-field umpire’s simply call. Shami thre his bat all over and acquired himself a four prior to getting caught and bowled by Sandakan.
: India 487/9 (Dhawan 119, Pandya 108*, Rahul 85 Sandakan 4/132) vs Sri Lanka