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.
The Premier League is back and Manchester United's campaign begins with a game against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday . The Spurs cannot afford to flame out of the cup competitions early, as they did last season.
Pochettino said Spurs would make signings before the August 31 transfer deadline but warned: "It's not an easy job". In fact, the club's only meaningful transfer activity has been to send talent away from North London.
Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way.
Mohamed Salah's pace and trickery are likely to give defenders the chills in the Premier League this season. "The bad news for the Hammers is that Romelu Lukaku scored against the European Champions midweek".
Despite speculation on his future at the end of last season, Arsene Wenger is set to take charge of his 22nd Gunners campaign. Mourinho confirmed United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic , following reports from Sky earlier this week.
But for Arsenal the same old problems at the back resurfaced in worrying fashion in their curtain raiser with Leicester . Instead, Wenger avoided a third consecutive season-opening loss at the start of his new two-year contract.
Golf great Nick Faldo has slammed Jason Day's "crazy" decision that capped off a third-round implosion at the US PGA Championship. All the leaders, with the exception of Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open victor , are seeking their first major championship.
Tourists are pictured on the waters off Tumon beach on the island of Guam , a US Pacific Territory, August 11, 2017 . Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States .
United and City will be a tougher prospect now Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have something close to their ideal squads. Sean Dyche is ready for another slog of a season and said: "We've already got that "we'll show you mentality".
He said , "I'm delighted to be joining BT Sport, ' said Lampard, who will be at Wembley on Sunday as Arsenal take on Chelsea ". My only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players.
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Brighton vs Manchester City, Premier League
Glenn Murray was in fiery form last season and he will be hoping to continue the same against Manchester City . Chris Hughton wants his Brighton players to go into the Premier League with no fear.
Mourinho confirms Ibrahimovic talks are underway
All three have the pace to change defence into attack quickly, something City lacked in the full-back positions last season. Is he be the new Thierry Henry? An opening goal for them would be incredible , but City should handle them quite easily.
Usain Bolt crashes to track, loses final career race at worlds
I completely lost my race plan. "They've been outstanding so far, and continue to surprise me and give me energy", Bolt said . He was clutching his leg on the ground and needed help off the track. "I'm just happy to be one of his biggest competitors".
Bolt has one last chance for gold
But God help him if foolish pride compels him to forego retirement to redeem himself. "Just like him (Johnson)". I just hope Mo Farah's ill-advised association with his coach Alberto Salazar doesn't come back to haunt him.
FTSE 100 down as shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
Asian markets fell sharply, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropping 2%, while United States stocks had ended lower on Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch are forecasting a 0.2% monthly rise for both measures, after flat reading the prior month.