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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2: Sri Lanka end Day 2 at 140/3 against India

Sri Lanka end Day 2 at 140/3, still trailing India by 253 runs in the second Test at Colombo.

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India, resuming the day at 319/6, were bundled out for 393 shortly after Lunch. In the morning session, wicketkeeper Saha scored a fighting 56 and stitched a crucial partnership with Amit Mishra (24). The duo took India past 350 and were looking good for more before Mishra made the long walk back before Lunch. Right at the start of the afternoon session, Rangana Herath removed Saha and Ishant in quick succession to wrap the Indian innings.

Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka

1730 hrs IST: STUMPS! Sri Lanka end day’s play at 140/3, still 253 runs behind India. Mathews and Thirimanne are the unbeaten batsmen.

1705 hrs IST: Is search of wickets, Kohli introduces his quicks into the attack. Umesh and Ishant bowling in tandem now

1652 hrs IST: India should now look to press the foot on the attack pedal. One more wicket can put them in command of proceedings. Crucial last phase in the game now

1649 hrs IST: WICKET! This one belongs to the skipper. He had a fielder positioned for the miscued sweep and Silva’s shot off Amit Mishra’s bowling goes in Ashwin’s direction. Big wicket for India

1640 hrs IST: Miles apart, similar stuff

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1633 hrs IST: Boundaries not coming for Sri Lanka but the hosts have ensured to fight it out and keep rotating the strike in the process. Test cricket at its best

1625 hrs IST: India need another wicket before stumps to put some pressure on Sri Lanka. The hosts have done a fine job with the bat so far

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1615 hrs IST: Thirimanne looking positive in the middle. Counter-attacking after seeing men in catching position around his bat

1605 hrs IST: FIFTY for opener Silva. His 9th in Tests. Time he converts it into his 3rd Test ton. Was shaky to start with but is looking solid in the middle now

1540 hrs IST: The legend all praise for Ashwin

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1531 hrs IST: Ashwin just loves the southpaws

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1523 hrs IST: Contrasting retirements

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1520 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin scalps the big fish Sangakkara for 32. The left-hander walks back to an applause. Sri Lanka 75/2

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1515 hrs IST: Nothing going India’s way at the moment. Both Sanga and Silva all at ease, both against seam and spin

1440 hrs IST: Sri Lanka 65/1 at Tea. Kumar Sangakkara 29* and Kaushal Silva 30* building a useful partnership. The hosts still trail India by 328 runs

1418 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara and Silva doing a fine job for the hosts after the early hiccup

1410 hrs IST: Can Sangakkara equal Bradman’s record?

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1400 hrs IST: Another change in the bowling. Kohli introduces Ashwin into the attack

1345 hrs IST: Silva pokes at a Binny delivery, presents an easy catch to Saha behind the stumps but survives. The seamer failed to land his foot behind the line. Binny’s wait for first Test wicket continues

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1335 hrs IST: India’s new-ball duo of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav operating in a nice channel

1314 hrs IST: Top stuff from Umesh. Bowled a testing over to Sangakkara. Right on the money!

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1307 hrs IST: India give retiring Kumar Sangakkara a guard of honour as he walks out to the middle

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1305 hrs IST: WICKET! Fast, swinging Umesh delivery traps opener Karunaratne in front. His miserable run with the bat at the top of the order continues. Sri Lanka 1/1

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1250 hrs IST: WICKET! Herath again. Rushes one through and Ishant is right in front. He walks back for two, and India are bundled out for 393. The left-arm spinner ends with figures of 4/81

1240 hrs IST: WICKET! Herath strikes in the very first over after Lunch. Traps Saha in front, and the umpire raises his finger without any hesitation. The stumper is out for 56, India 386/9

1200 hrs IST: Lunch! India 386/8. Saha (56*) and Ishant (2*) in the middle for the visitors who added 67 runs and lost two wickets in the morning session

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1145 hrs IST: 50 for Saha. Very very useful runs for India. Batting with the tail, and looking solid to add some more. He has Ishant Sharma for company 1140 hrs IST: Mishra and Saha shared a very important 46-run stand and helped India go past 350 in the process

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1135 hrs IST: WICKET! Chameera breaks the steady stand. Mishra pokes at a delivery around the fourth stump, and Chandimal takes an easy catch behind the stumps. The leggie is out after scoring a very crucial 24

1113 hrs IST: Single, and the 350 comes up for India. Saha and Mishra fighting it out in the middle for the visitors in the morning session of the day’s play

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1046 hrs IST: Sri Lanka doing a fine job with the ball this morning. Runs not coming for the hots as the visitors manage to keep things tight in the middle

1034 hrs IST: LOUD appeal but the umpire is not interested. A good length Mathews delivery did a bit to comprehensively beat Mishra. Sri Lanka fielders thought it kissed the blade on the way but the umpire was not interested

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1015 hrs IST: UGLY shot from Saha, edges it but third-umpire feels Chandimal didn’t take it cleanly behind the stumps. Benefit of doubt saved Saha on this occasion. Poor shot selection, against the run of play

1008 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin perishes. Plays a poor shot early in the innings. The delivery wasn’t there for the drive and Ashwin, driving on the up, plays it straight to Silva in the covers. India off to poor start on Day 2

1000 hrs IST: Ashwin and overnight batsman Saha in the middle. India to resume at 319/6. A very crucial morning session for both teams

0950 hrs IST: The pitch looks brilliant for batting. Kumar Sangakkara had a big smile on his face when he looked at the strip, Jonty Rhodes reveals

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Day 1 recap

WATCH: Review of the opening day of Colombo Test (App users click here)

Second wind, second ton

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KL Rahul, dropped on 11, goes on to record his second hundred to help India post 319-6; Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma hit 70s.

Stats: Kohli leads the charts

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Virat Kohli is the third Indian captain to post a fifty at P.Sara Oval, joining Kapil Dev (in 1985) and Azharuddin (50 in 1993).

We gave away runs towards the end: Prasad

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Dhammika Prasad, Sri Lanka pacer, on Thursday said that his team conceded the early advantage to India, but vowed to come back stronger and restrict the visitors to around 350 in their first innings.

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