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.
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.