India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara depart cheaply as rain forces early tea

India were 56 for two in their second innings, leading Sri Lanka by 365 runs before early tea was taken due to rain

PTI July 28, 2017 15:23:51 IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara depart cheaply as rain forces early tea

Galle: India were 56 for two in their second innings, leading Sri Lanka by 365 runs before early tea was taken due to rain on day three of the first Test here on Friday.

India vs Sri Lanka Shikhar Dhawan Cheteshwar Pujara depart cheaply as rain forces early tea

India opener Shikhar Dhawan. AP

Rain lashed the Galle International Stadium right after Cheteshwar Pujara (15) was caught at leg-gully off Kumara Lahiru. Abhinav Mukund was batting on 27 on the other end.

First innings' hero Shikhar Dhawan was the first wicket to fall off Nuwan Pradeep, after he scored 14.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 291 shortly after lunch, to hand a 309-run first innings lead to India. Ravinder Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Hardik Pandya took his first wicket in the Test cricket by dismissing Pradeep for 10.

There was some speculation whether skipper Virat Kohli will enforce follow on or not but ultimately, he decided not to make the hosts bat again.

 

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