Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis keep Sri Lanka in the fray

Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne's batting heroics anchored them to 209/2 at stumps after being enforced a follow-on by Virat Kohli. Sri Lanka were earlier bundled out for 183 in reply to India's 622/9 (D).

By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 5, 2017 7:21 pm
India vs Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, R ashwin, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Sri Lanka ended third day’s play at 209/2 in second innings. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka found resistance in the second innings of the second Test against India in Colombo when Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne’s batting heroics anchored them to 209/2 at stumps after being enforced a follow-on by Virat Kohli. Earlier, in the day Sri Lanka began the proceedings from their overnight score of 50/2 but fall of wickets at regular intervals pushed them on backfoot and they were eventually bundled out for 183 in first innings. Ashwin in the process scalped a five-wicket haul, his 26th in Test cricket.

Mendis went on to score his third Test hundred before getting out for 110 while Karunaratne remained not out on 92 on day three. Here’s what pundits and experts have to say about the day’s proceedings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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