India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights Today 12 August 2017

Watch IND vs SL highlights of the second Test day 1 played today on 12-8-2017 at Kandy. Sri Lanka vs India cricket highlights. India dominated the first half today as Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul built a wonderful partnership of 188 runs. At this stage, India seemed to replicate their performance of previous Test but Sri Lankan bowlers bounced back and didn’t allow batsmen to play freely.

Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat first.

India scored 188 without loss in the first 39.2 overs of the day, and 141 for 6 in the remaining 50.4. Having won their third toss of the series, they would have taken 329 for 6 at stumps, given the strength of their lower order, and given the amount of turn – albeit slow, for now – this Pallekele pitch is beginning to offer. But, given the position India’s openers put them in, Sri Lanka would have ended the day thrilled with their efforts to pull things back.

The first two wickets came from aggressive shots against Pushpakumara, Rahul stepping out and failing to clear mid-on, and Dhawan sweeping hard but uppishly to square leg. Given that opening, Sri Lanka’s bowlers ensured the pressure did not let up. Having seemed to go through the motions right through the morning session and for most of the post-lunch session, they suddenly began bowling with purpose.

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Virat Kohli once again couldn’t do well with the bat and scored only 42 runs. He seems to be struggling with his form during this series.

Final Scores

India 329 for 6 (Dhawan 119, Rahul 85, Pushpakumara 3-40, Sandakan 2-84) v Sri Lanka