India Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs Sri Lanka At Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 24 November, 2017

24 November, 2017
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

205/10 (79.1 ov)

166/10 (49.3 ov)

2nd Test

610/6 (176.1 ov)

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

Sri Lanka India
205/10 (79.1 ov) - R/R 2.58 610/6 (176.1 ov) - R/R 3.46
166/10 (49.3 ov) - R/R 3.35

Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

This Over
0
0
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Suranga Lakmal not out 31 42 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 166/10 (49.3)

1 (1) R/R: 0.37

Lahiru Gamage 0(9) S.R (0)

b Ravichandran Ashwin
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 3 at Nagpur: Visitors cornered at stumps after Kohli, Rohit show

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 3 at Nagpur: Visitors cornered at stumps after Kohli, Rohit show

17:58 (IST)

Another one-sided day of Test cricket as the home team went past 600 in their first innings. The day belonged to the Indian captain, who continued from his overnight score of 54 and dazzled his way to fifth double Test ton.  

Sharing the spotlight with Virat was ODI vice captain, Rohit Sharma, who returned to the Test cricket after a long time. But once he got in, he made complete use of his opportunity smashing his third Test century.

After taking a improbable lead of 405, Ishant Sharma accounted for Sadeera Samarawickrama off the second ball of their second innings with a terrific delivery.

Sri Lanka will begin Day 4 having 384 runs in deficit. Even if they manage to play out the entire day tomorrow it would be good for their morales. The team looks down and out but you do not discount teams in Test cricket. The Indian bowlers will come out fresh tomorrow to rattle the remaining batsmen.

We will be bringing you all the live coverage from Day 4 and look forward for your company. Do join us at 8 am tomorrow, until then its a goodbye from here.

17:23 (IST)

Watch our correspondent Devdutt Kshirsagar analyse 3rd Day's play between India and Sri Lanka from VCA stadium Nagpur

16:50 (IST)

That'll be it for today, ladies and gentlemen. Karunaratne and Thirimanne introduced some sanity after that shocker of a decision from Sadeera Samawickrama. But leave this particular phase behind and Sri Lanka would be scratching their heads. They have to bat out two frigging days against Ashwin-Jadeja and a Ishant, who seems to have discovered great rhythm not to forget Umesh Yadav, who would be itching to get among the wickets at his home ground. It's going to be a ardous task for Lanka. Let's hope they recover well and come back fully charged tomorrow.

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost Journalist in Nagpur

16:50 (IST)
16:40 (IST)

After 9 overs,Sri Lanka 21/1 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 11 , Lahiru Thirimanne 9)

Jadeja gets introduced into the attack for the ninth delivery of the innings. Superb stop by Pujara at mid-on after a drive by Karunaratne, saving a potential boundary for his side and earning plaudits from his teammates. And its stumps at the end of the over, as Sri Lanka head to the fourth day on a shaky score of 21/1. 

16:37 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja handed the ball with stumps just around the corner. 

16:37 (IST)

After 8 overs,Sri Lanka 21/1 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 11 , Lahiru Thirimanne 9)

Ashwin concedes just one leg-bye off his fourth over, having bowled a tight spell so far. The partnership is now worth 21. 

16:36 (IST)

After 7 overs,Sri Lanka 20/1 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 11 , Lahiru Thirimanne 9)

Ishant gets another crack at the cherry, with a couple of minutes to go before stumps, and collects his first maiden this innings. 

16:33 (IST)

The odd ball is gripping and turning. That's not good for the batsmen. They won't know which to play and the ones to let alone.Lanka have lost an early wicket and are under pressure. It could be worse for them tomorrow first session

Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

16:33 (IST)
16:32 (IST)


Karunaratne and Thirimanne have made sensible decisions. Sri Lanka looking much better now. They need continue this for another three overs though.

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost Journalist in Nagpur

16:32 (IST)
16:29 (IST)

After 6 overs,Sri Lanka 20/1 ( Dimuth Karunaratne 11 , Lahiru Thirimanne 9)

Ashwin into his third over. Unleashes a ripper off the third delivery that nearly turns square. Second consecutive maiden for the off-spinner. 

Highlights

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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 3: Jadeja gets introduced into the attack for the ninth delivery of the innings. Superb stop by Pujara at mid-on after a drive by Karunaratne, saving a potential boundary for his side and earning plaudits from his teammates. And its stumps at the end of the over, as Sri Lanka head to the fourth day on a shaky score of 21/1.

Day 2 report: Opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit sublime centuries to put India in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka, as the hosts took a 107-run lead on Saturday's day two.

The overnight batsmen put together a 209-run partnership to pulverise the opposition attack after the hosts started the day on 11-1 in response to Sri Lanka's 205.

Indian captain Virat Kohli and his Sri Lankan counterpasrt Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

Indian captain Virat Kohli and his Sri Lankan counterpasrt Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

India were 312 for two at stumps in their first innings with Pujara, on 121, and skipper Virat Kohli, on 54, batting to push the visitors out of the game.

Vijay, who made an impressive return to the team after a long injury lay-off, registered his 10th Test ton before falling to Rangana Herath in the final session of play for 128.

The right-handed opener gifted his wicket to the veteran left-arm spinner after mistiming his sweep on a full toss to short fine leg where Dilruwan Perera made no mistake.

Perera had dropped Vijay on 61 at short mid-on off paceman Lahiru Gamage and the spill proved costly for the visitors who managed only one wicket in the day.

Vijay and Pujara made sure India rammed home the advantage from day one as they recorded their fifth century-plus stand in their last seven Test innings together.

"Any day I will take this. Obviously, we are in a strong position at the end of the day and I wanted to always contribute to the team and I am happy," Vijay told reporters.

"Pujara also has a similar mindset as he likes to dig in deep and scrap it out in a situation with varied demands.

"Pujara is calm and that rubs on me as well, the tempo that he plays suits my game," he said of his marathon stand with the composed Pujara.

Vijay, who replaced Shikhar Dhawan in the starting lineup after the left-handed opener pulled out due to personal reasons, hit 11 fours and a six during his 221-ball knock.

Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have been India's first-choice Test openers while Vijay was away recovering from his wrist surgery, but he insists it doesn't bother him.

"I feel as a professional you should always be ready whether you get a chance or not... it's difficult but I am used to it by now," said Vijay.

"Playing for India is difficult and whoever gets a chance, I wish them luck. I know how difficult it is to be in that space and perform."

Pujara effect

Pujara played the sheet anchor's role to perfection and took control after the fall of his overnight partner to record his 14th Test century.

Pujara, a classical batsman who passed 1,000 Test runs this year, played a sedate knock to frustrate the bowlers on a gruelling day for Sri Lanka on the field.

He also combined with Kohli for an unbeaten 96-run stand, forcing skipper Dinesh Chandimal to continue juggling his bowling options till the end of the day.

Kohli hit a 66-ball half-century and has smashed six boundaries so far.

Sri Lanka's batting coach Thilan Samaraweera praised the Indian top-order for their solid showing on a wicket that the visitors tripped on after winning the toss and batting.

"I think we are behind the game at the moment. I thought we bowled in very good areas but they batted well on a good pitch," Samaraweera said.

"Disappointing that we won the toss, classic pitch, no seam movement, no spin and we didn't bat well, to be honest with you," he added.

The top-ranked India are looking to go one-up in the three-Test series after the first match ended in a draw in Kolkata.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: November 26, 2017 18:03:57 IST

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