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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts in command on another smoggy day at Feroz Shah Kotla

India set Sri Lanka a daunting 410-run target and dented their hopes of a comeback by sending their top order back in the hut for just 31 runs.

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India took one step closer to remain unbeaten in their home season after they dented Sri Lanka's top order to maintain their grip on the third and final Test in New Delhi. After taking a 163-run first-innings lead, hosts declared on 246/5 in the second innings and set Sri Lanka a target of 410. In reply, visitors were reeling on 31/3 when bad light stopped played with the tourists still needing 379 runs to level the three-match Test series. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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Mohammed Shami provided the first breakthrough by dismissing Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama. Shami struck on the last ball of the sixth over to end Samarawickrama's innings. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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1-0 or 2-0 win over Sri Lanka will see India extend their unbeaten streak to nine Test series. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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While Ajinkya Rahane's poor run with the bat still continues, half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and a 49-run knock by Cheteshwar Pujara put India in complete control in the final Test. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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After the dismissal of Murali Vijay, opener Shikhar Dhawan looked subdued but the left-handed batsman soon shifted gears and accelerated against Sri Lankan bowlers. Dhawan hit five fours and a six before he was stumped for 67 off Lakshan Sandakan. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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Suranga Lakmal struck early to dismiss Murali Vijay, who had scored two consecutive centuries. He has so far taken eight wickets in five innings at an economy of 3.42. (Express photo bvy Praveen Khanna)

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After managing to save the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Sri Lanka handed India an innings and 239-run victory in the second Test at Nagpur. With a mammoth target of 410, Sri Lanka have a long way to go. They need to bat out the entire fifth day to save the third and final Test. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)