India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2: As it happened


first_imgHello and welcome to the coverage from Day 2 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.ScorecardSri Lanka (1st innings):Stumps: That will be all for today’s play, a hard-fought one on the field. No noteworthy individual performances except for Amit Mishra and Kaushal Silva’s fifties. For Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath finished with four wickets and India getting all out for 393 in their first innings. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 140 for 3 and trailing by 253 runs.50.6 overs: Umesh Yadav going through a great spell and posing lot of questions for Angelo Mathews. The Sri Lankan skipper was beaten convincingly by Umesh thrice with the ball holding its line and shaping away a bit. 43.4 overs: Out. Amit Mishra gets his first wicket in the form of Kaushal Silva caught by Ashwin at fine leg. Silva trying the sweep gets a top edge and Ashwin runs in to take an easy catch. Sri Lanka 114 for 3. 35.6 overs: Half-century for Kausal Silva, surely it has been his day after getting that reprieve. Sri Lanka 104 for 2. 32.4 overs: Teasing line from Ishant Sharma. Thirimanne almost poked at it. Wicketkeer Saha appeals and Sharma joins it. Umpire Bruce Oxenford is unimpressed. Disappointment for Sri Lankan fans. The crowd applauds the batsman, his mate Mahela Jayawadene appreciates him. It was a sporting gesture from Virat Kohli’s men too.25.5 overs: Out. Sangakkara departs. One more more innings  is left for the veteran. He has become Ashwin’s bunny in this series. The cherry turned enough for taking the edge off Sangakkara’s bat and Rahane at slip does the rest. advertisement24.0 overs: Umesh Yadav continues his second spell. He has looked confident and has been bowling with control.   20.6 overs (Tea): After losing Dimuth Karunaratne early, Sangakkara and Silva steadied things and carried Sri Lanka safely to tea. The hosts were 65 for 1 at tea.  11.6 overs: Kohli brings on spin as early as the 12th over. Sangakkara and Silva have done well to steady things for Sri Lanka after the early dismissal of Karunaratne. Sri Lanka 43 for 1. 1.1 overs: Out. Umesh Yadav strikes first ball on his comeback, traps opener Karunaratne for 1.  India (1st innings):113.6 overs: India’s first innings comes to an end with India bowled out for 393. Herath finished with figures of 4 for 81 and for India KL Rahul was the top-scorer with 108. 111.3 overs: Out. Rangana Herath strikes first over after lunch, wraps Saha infront of the stumps. But undoubtedly a crucial knock of 56 from him. 110.6 overs (Lunch): Sri Lanka would have expected to wrap up India in the first session but Indian batsmen did well to keep the bowlers at bay. Saha and Mishra especially did well with a 46-run stand but the wicketkeeper-batsman continued to bring up his fifty. India were 386 for 8 going into lunch. 105.4 overs: Out. Finally Sri Lanka get the breakthrough and thanks to Chameera ending Amit Mishra’s stay at the crease. However, Mishra played a handy knock of 24 runs. India 367 for 8. 99.6 overs: India’s tail giving a tough time to Sri Lanka rather a frustrating one. The hosts have managed to take just one wicket of Ashwin earlier in the day but after that no luck. India 349 for 7. 92.6 overs: Wriddhiman Saha having a lucky day out there as he survives on two occasions. First instance the ball kisses the off stump and bails don’t fall, second time the third umpire thinks the catch not taken cleanly by the wicketkeeper.89.3 overs: Out. Angelo Mathews strikes early in the day by getting Ashwin caught at extra cover. Pitched up delivery and Ashwin plays it in the air. India lose their seventh.Day 1 round-up: A combined batting effort highlighted by opener Lokesh Rahul’s fine knock of 108 runs propelled India to 319 for 6 against Sri Lanka at stumps on day one.Rahul top-scored for the visitors, ably supported by skipper Virat Kohli (78). Middle-order bat Rohit Sharma also played a delightful innings of 79 runs but lost his wicket in what was to be the last ball of the day.His partner at the other end wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha remained unbeaten at 19 runs. For Sri Lanka, medium-pacer Dhammika Prasad and spinner Rangana Herath bagged two wickets each.last_img read more