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Pandya helps India score 487/9 at Lunch on Day 2

SL name Chameera, Gamage in squad for Third Test While speaking about Jadeja's suspension, Kohli said he wants consistency in ICC rules
Pammachio Corsino | 13 Agosto, 2017, 14:46

The opening session of the Test belonged to the Indian openers as they milked the bowling attack to put on 188 runs for the opening wicket, bettering the record of 171-run stand between Manoj Prabhakar and Navjot Singh Sidhu (1993).

Pushpakumara had 2-19 in six overs.

Pandya had just reached his half-century when India lost their ninth wicket, some ten minutes before the scheduled lunch break.

At stumps, Wriddhiman Saha (13) and Hardik Pandya (one) were batting at the crease.

With the series already won, the Kohli-led India will aim to continue their dominance over Sri Lanka.

Kuldeep Yada and Pandya added 62 runs for the seventh wicket before left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan broke the partnership when he had Yada caught behind by Niroshan Dickwella.

Pushpakumara (3-40) provided some respite for Sri Lanka finally when he snared Rahul, 15 runs short off a deserving century.


"There are no nerves, but I haven't figured out why I keep getting dismissed in the way I have, I have spoken a lot with the team management and will need to do better in that regard", he added.

Reportedly, both Jadeja and Ashwin might be rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. The bowlers and Pandya circled each other warily in this period; they knew of his hitting ability, he knew they knew, but for now he would bide his time.

As far as Playing XI is concerned, left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav will make his overseas Test debut.

The change in nature that Kohli was referring to - presumably brought to his attention by Bharat Arun, the bowling coach, who took a trip to the stadium - was the typically subcontinental removal of grass.

This was in breach of article 2.2.8 of the player's code of conduct which deals with "throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or risky manner during an International Match". Rahul wanted to go above mid-on but was caught, Dhawan's sweep was taken at squareleg while Rahane missed a straight one that crashed into his stumps. This was the head-on confrontation that the morning had been building towards all along. Incoming batsman Mohammad Shami (8) tried to pace up the innings with Pandya but failed to do as he was caught by the bowler Sandakan.

The Indian cricketer bolted an fantastic 108 runs with the help of 15 boundaries - eight 4s and seven 6s- before he was taken down as Dilruwan Perera catches his shot on Sandakan's ball.

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