India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights – Nov 26, 2017

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights – Nov 26, 2017, Ind v SL highlights today – Second test day three from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur (India) Sunday 26th November 2017.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, M Vijay, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, WP Saha †, RA Jadeja, UT Yadav, I Sharma.

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
S Samarawickrama, FDM Karunaratne, HDRL Thirimanne, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal (c), N Dickwella †, MD Shanaka, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, PLS Gamage.

Match Timings: 09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30

Sri Lanka tour of India 2nd Test Highlights

Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Nigel Llong
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match number – Test no. 2283

That safe, warm, fuzzy, home-like feeling was back for India as their two most treasured Test batsmen in recent times reunited to hold others blissfully unaware of any dangers there may have been of the new ball, clean bowlers or scoreboard pressure. That M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, now the second-most prolific second-wicket pair for India, would grind the Sri Lankan bowling was predictable, but it wasn’t as simple as expected. Sri Lanka examined India at the begin of the first two sessions, their the front three bowlers arguably fared better than they did in Kolkata, but Vijay and Pujara preyed efficaciously on the different two, forcing the predominant bowlers to come lower back for new spells than they would have liked, and then milking them. Both received hundreds, and once Vijay bought out, Virat Kohli drove home the benefit further with a quick unbeaten 54 earlier than stumps.

Dasun Shanaka and Dilruwan Perera released all the strain constructed on the pair as the first 18 overs of the day went for just 36 runs. Dilruwan conceded 117 in his 21 overs, and in spite of a late comeback, Shanaka went at 3.3 an over. The two had bowled just nine of the first fifty four overs, which supposed Dinesh Chandimal had to ask Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath and Lahiru Gamage to hold coming back. The overs in the legs showed when Lakmal went for 21 in 4 overs in his mid-afternoon spell despite reverse swing on offer. By the time he took the second new ball, Lakmal had misplaced all sting and discipline.

The free balls have been nearly absent in the first hour of the day. In particular, Vijay, making a comeback into the Test side, had to undergo a testing time. As openers do, he wanted a little bit of success going his way, however his self-discipline otherwise was once good. Pujara, at the different end, hardly made an error. Forced to defend, defend and defend, Vijay seemed to manufacture a shot. He was once 19 off 60 when he skipped down to Herath, bought an internal side to offer a 1/2 threat at short leg and also a full hazard for a run-out due to the fact he had stepped out too far. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, who appeared to have left his station to strive a rebound off the brief leg’s body, ought to have completed the run-out had he stayed put. As it turned out, a direct hit used to be needed, and Sadeera Samarawickrama missed from quick leg.

In the subsequent over, Vijay bat-padded a short-arm pull, however huge of quick leg. Three overs later, Herath played with his inside and outdoor edges without creating a chance. Two overs later, Vijay fended at a brief ball but the leading facet fell quick of point. All this befell in the course of a spell of four maiden overs, which was once damaged not with a rash stroke – as the Sri Lanka batsmen did on day one – but with a single to deepish mid-on. The introduction of Shanaka added two cover-driven boundaries for Vijay. He commenced with a plum half-volley, which bought dispatched too. Fifty runs came in the subsequent 13 overs, which took India to lunch. False strokes nearly went out of India’s game, and the area regarded prone. There used to be another concerted effort from Sri Lanka after lunch but any other 26-ball barren spell was damaged evenly by using singles from these calm batsmen.

As the mileage grew in these legs, the intensity dipped, the run price expanded and the milestones started out to arrive. After the hard start, Vijay scored 102 off the last a hundred thirty five balls he faced even as Pujara maintained a more moderate acceleration. Vijay brought up his tenth hundred, Pujara his 14th, and the pair its tenth hundred and 0.33 double hundred together. Vijay supplied Sri Lanka some respite when he top-edged a full toss he was sweeping to quick excellent leg, but the respite used to be momentary. While Pujara’s gradual acceleration continued, Kohli went faster than even Vijay had been. He even stole a bye with the ball in the wicketkeeper’s hand. In Test cricket. By stumps, the two had delivered ninety six in 22.3 overs with Kohli repaying the tough work carried out via these earlier than him, via rapid runs that must supply India ample time to bowl Sri Lanka out the 2nd time around.

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