Sri Lanka's bowlers strike back after Dhawan's hundred in third Test

Hardik Pandya first caught the eye with his big sixes for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Hardik Pandya first caught the eye with his big sixes for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

First day of the 3rd Test was very similar to the first day of the previous 2 matches - India dominated the first session, courtesy a stellar show from the openers who added 134 until Lunch at a brisk pace to put the hosts on the backfoot.

The 26-year-old, replacing the injured Rangana Herath, also removed the unsafe Kohli with the right-handed batsman out for 42 after getting an edge to slip.

Shikhar Dhawan struck a century for India, but Sri Lanka's spinners fought back to leave honours finely balanced after the first day of the third Test yesterday.

The most runs conceded in an over in global cricket is 36 - a six from every ball - which has happened in both limited overs formats, and twice in first-class cricket but never in a Test match.

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Sandakan, Kumara, and Fernando replaced Herath, Pradeep, and Dhanjaya de Silva.

The absence of world number one all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja from India's team has given Sri Lanka hope that they can avoid a series whitewash in the third and final Test starting here on Saturday, home skipper Dinesh Chandimal said.

The Lankans had themselves to blame for letting a couple of opportunities slip when an edge from Dhawan went through second and third slip and then Lahiru Kumara misjudged a skier from Rahul. They remained in control even when the hosts introduced spin into the attack in the form of Dilruwan Perera.

The fact that Sri Lanka's spinners took all the wickets save one today speaks volumes about the way the pitch behaved today. He found a bit of drift early on, but also sent down a full-toss that Dhawan swept to the square-leg boundary.

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In 3rd test match between India and Sri lanka, Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and made a decision to bat in final cricket Test against Sri Lanka. Along with him, KL Rahul scored 85 off 135 balls and hit eight boundaries.

A century once again eluded Rahul, who was dropped twice during his innings, as he was caught at mid-on trying to hit a lofted shot.

Dhawan was going great guns at the other end, finding the gaps at regular intervals. Speaking ahead of the second day of the Pallekele Test, Rahul said that although getting a half-century is good, but not able to convert it into big scores in disappointing."I would rather talk when I reach a hundred".

As soon as Pandya made his maiden century, former Indian Cricketer Virendra Sehwag couldn't stop himself from praising the 23-year-old all rounder and took to twitter saying, " Wow! Sandakan dismissed Pujara for a paltry 8 as he nicked one to Mathews at slip to get Sandakan his first wicket.

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