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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: India vs Sri Lanka: Host fight back to 192-4 at tea

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Galle: Sri Lanka reached 192-4 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test against India here today.

Chasing 550 to win after India declared at 240-3 in their second innings, Sri Lanka were 29-2 but the hosts fought back to cross the 200-mark, courtesy Dimuth Karunaratne (85) and Niroshan Dickwella (48). At the break, Karunaratne and Dickwella were at the crease with Sri Lanka still requiring 358 runs to win.

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Scoreboard at tea on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka here today.


India 1st Innings: 600
Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 291

India 2nd Innings: (overnight 189/3 in 46.3 overs)
S Dhawan c Gunathilaka b Dilruwan Perera 14
A Mukund lbw Gunathilaka 81
C Pujara c Mendis b Kumara 15
V Kohli not out 103
A Rahane not out 23

Extras: 4 (b-0, lb-1, w-2, nb-1)

Total: (For 3 wkts declared, 53 Overs) 240

Fall of Wickets: 1-19, 2-56, 3-189

Bowlers: Pradeep 12-2-63-0, Perera 15-0-67-1, Kumara 12- 1-59-1, Herath 9-0-34-0, Gunathilaka 5-0-16-1.

Sri Lanka 2nd innings:
Dimuth Karunaratne not out 85
Upul Tharanga b Shami 10
Danushka Gunathilaka c Pujara b Umesh 2
Kusal Mendis c Saha b Jadeja 36
Angelo Mathews c Hardik Pandya b Jadeja 2
Niroshan Dickwella not out 48

Extras: (LB-2, W-7) 9

Total: (For 4 wkts in 57 Overs) 192

Fall of Wickets: 22-1, 29-2, 108-3, 116-4.

Bowler: Mohammed Shami 9-0-43-1, Umesh Yadav 7-0-26-1, Ravindra Jadeja 15-3-42-2, Ravichandran Ashwin 19-2-58-0, Hardik Pandya 7-0-21-0.