Kandy Test: India 329 for 6 on Day 1

India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammates after winning the second Test match against Sri Lanka

India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammates after winning the second Test match against Sri Lanka

Electing to bat, India reached 134 for no loss at lunch on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka, here today. Ravindra Jadeja's suspension meant Kuldeep Yadav earned his debut. Yadav remained unbeaten on three.

Sandakan, Kumara, and Fernando replaced Herath, Pradeep, and Dhanjaya de Silva. Dhawan was going at a better than a run a ball.

"He said: "[Sandakan] is very nice, he was turning the ball; one odd ball was turning a lot.

Pandya then went into overdrive and put on 20 runs with Shami (8), whilst reaching his half-century off 61 balls. Especially once we got out, the way he came back and bowled, it was good for them. Even though people perceive me as happy go lucky, when I am out there batting, I know what my job is. This was the second chance to dismiss him that the Lankans have failed to grasp at.

Rahul missed out on another Test hundred, miscuing one straight to Dimuth Karunaratne at mid-on off left-arm spinner Pushpakumara in the 40th over. Rahul departed for 85.

Dhawan went past his fifty with a boundary in the 18th over and soon Rahul completed his own two overs later.

The left-handed Dhawan hit a 123-ball 119 before becoming left-armer Malinda Pushpakumara's second victim at the Pallekele International cricket Stadium.

The Indian cricketer bolted an awesome 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. Pujara was deceived by Sandakan, going back to a quicker, flatter one that wasn't short enough to cut. Yes, they have done it in the past but it will be interesting to see if they can do it again.

India vs Sri Lanka live streaming will be telecasted on Sony Six sports channel. Has looked impressive with both bat and ball in this series. Kohli, on the other end, looked solid in defense as he looked to play out the overs.

"We were just playing our shots and got out". This was his third wicket of the innings.

India move past 450.

Virat Kohli (42) and R Ashwin (31) could not work on the start they got in the match.

"The Sri Lanka bowlers bowled well and pulled the match a little bit on their side", Dhawan, who celebrated his sixth Test century, said. Remember, there is no Jadeja.

Saha and Pandya will resume India battle, Saha is fairly set but Hardik is quite new to the crease.

The former then fell immediately afterwards caught behind off Sandakan. At times, the pacers received unexpected movement into the batsmen, a worrying sign for the coming days.

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