First Test: Sri Lanka's Karunaratne, Dickwella keep India waiting (Lead Tea Report)

27 Jul 2017 | 02:04 PM Live cricket score India vs Sri Lanka first Test match Day 2

Ravichandran Ashwin's three wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle helped India achieve a huge victory and take a 1-0 lead in the 3 match Test series.

Popular perceptions do not perturb him, which is the reason why India skipper Virat Kohli does not believe in counting the number of innings in which he had a dry run.

At the break, opener Dimuth Karunaratne (44) and Kusal Mendis (24) went unseparated with a 56-run third wicket stand after India pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav packed back Upul Tharanga (10) and Danushka Gunathilaka (2), respectively.

Batting close to Stumps on Day 3, Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund are guiding the visitors to over a formidable 500-run lead.

Sri Lanka needed to show application but as has been the case for most of the previous year it was sorely lacking. Since stand-in captain Rangana Herath and Asela Gunaratne could not bat, the hosts were bowled out for 245.

"Obviously, when you lose a game, you're disappointed".

The Indians were off to a rocky start in their second essay with Shikhar Dhawan - star of the Indian first innings - virtually gifting his wicket to Dilruwan Perera by offering an easy catch to backward point. I trusted my game, worked hard and when I got a hundred in Sri Lanka in 2015, everything changed.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his illustrious career hat on Saturday as he notched up his 17th Test ton at Galle International Stadium. "The surface didn't offer much, that's why the win is special".

There never was a contest - India dominated nearly all sessions of play with the Lankans never having a chance.

Karunaratne hit a marathon 97 off 208 balls inclusive of nine boundaries but failed to make an impact on the Indians who were dominant.

Pujara recollected the moment when he first played for India in 2010 the longest format. BTW, it's seventeenth of his Test business, to grow India's quality in the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

He would last just ten deliveries in the first innings before being bowled for just one run by pacer Matt Henry. For Sri Lanka, it was their biggest defeat (in terms of runs), surpassing their 301-run loss against Pakistan in 1994. "That's an area that we need to work on moving forward".

"I couldn't. I couldn't go and ask him (Shastri)". Having just punched Jadeja to cover off the back foot, he tried the same shot off the next ball. "I was really happy to hear that and overall we have a very nice environment".

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