IND 172, SL 165/4 (45.4 Ovs) ,
Day 3: Stumps - Sri Lanka trail by 7 runs
Sri Lanka posted a total of 165-4 on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test against India on Saturday, trailing the hosts by seven runs.
Earlier, India started the day at 74-5. Cheteshwar Pujara’s 52 was the main highlight of the Indian innings.
Apart from Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (29), Ravindra Jadeja (22) and Mohammed Shami (24) also contributed to India’s fighting total of 172.
In reply, Sri Lanka lost openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Sadeera Samarawickrama, as Buvneshwar Kumar got the two wickets.
This was followed by a 99-run partnership between Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne, after which the latter departed for 51.
Angelo Mathews, too, departed for 52 as India found their way back to the match. However, just minutes before the actual close of play, bad light halted the game, and soon it was stumps on Day 3.