Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis shared a 191-run stand for the second wicket as Sri Lanka made a stunning comeback on a pitch that looked like spitting venom. Mendis scored a century before being dismissed five overs before stumps on Day 3. But, Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 92 to see his team go to stumps at 209 for 2 and only 230 runs behind India after they were asked to follow-on. India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 in the first innings and took a 439-run lead. Sri Lanka need to set India a target with two days remaining in the second Test.
Playing XI for Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep