SL vs Ind, 1st Test day 3: India lead by 498
India continued dominating the first Test against Sri Lanka on Day three as they have taken a mammoth lead of 498 runs.
Earlier in the day, the Men in Blue bundled out Sri Lanka to 291, after helpful contributions from Upul Tharanga (64), Angelo Mathews (83) and Dilruwan Perera (92). Asela Gunaratne, who was ruled out of the series with an injured thumb did not walk out to bat, and the hosts were all out after the ninth wicket fell. India, however, did not enforce Sri Lanka to a follow on.
In the Indian innings, centurions of the previous innings Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara departed early as they were dismissed for 14 and 15 respectively.
Rain came into play just before tea and the match was delayed for about an hour. Soon after play resumed, opener Abhinav Mukund, who brought up his second Test fifty and Virat Kohli kept Team India going as they put up a partnership of 133.
However, Mukund departed for 81 just before stumps as Danushka Gunathilaka appealed for an LBW.
The Lankans will have a huge task at hand on Day four as they continue to struggle against the Indian batsmen.