Pallekele: Electing to bat, India reached 253 for three at tea on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka, here today.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan (119) and KL Rahul (85) scored at a brisk rate before ths hosts pulled back to some extent by removing three Indian batsmen.
Scorebard at tea on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here today.
India 1st innings:
Shikhar Dhawan c Chandimal b Pushpakumara 119
Lokesh Rahul c Karunaratne b Pushpakumara 85
Cheteshwar Pujara c Mathews b Sandakan 8
Virat Kohli batting 11
Ajinkya Rahane batting 3
Extras: (B-6, LB-1, NB-2) 9
Total: (For three wkts; 56 overs) 235
Fall of wickets: 1-188, 2-219, 3-229.
Bowling: Vishwa Fernando 13-2-46-0, Lahiru Kumara 11-1- 59-0, Dimuth Karunaratne 5-0-23-0, Dilruwan Perera 8-1-36-0, Lakshan Sandakan 13-1-45-1, Malinda Pushpakumara 6-1-19-2.