At the start of the fifth day, Ravindra Jadeja took Angelo Mathews (01) wicket catch was caught by Ajinkya Rahane in the slip, causing a fourth blow to the Sri Lankan team. However, after watching Replay later, it was found that Jadeja’s foot had pitch beyond the fixed line and it was delivery no ball, but then the umpires did not pay attention to it.
Sri Lanka Lost Three Wickets
Sri Lanka’s first wicket of the Sri Lankan team went down as Sadeera Samarawickrama after chasing the target of 410 runs for victory in the fourth session of the India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Match. Sadeera was dismissed by Shami for 5 runs. Sadeera Samarawickrama’s catch was caught by Rahane. After this Jadeja, Dimuth Karunaratne playing at 13 run caught by wicketkeeper Saha and gave India a second success. In the same over, Jadeja bowled Suranga Lakmal as night watchman and gave Sri Lanka a third blow.
India Lost Five Wickets In The Second Innings
India declared the innings with a total of 246 runs for the loss of 5 wickets for the second innings. Earlier, as India’s first wicket, Murali Vijay scored 9 runs and caught by wicketkeeper Dickwella on Lakmal’s ball. Captain Kohli sent Ajinkya Rahane a chance to recover from the poor form, but he made 10 runs and caught by Dilruwan Perera and India felt the second blow.
Cheteshwar Pujara became the victim of Dhananjaya de Silva at 49 runs before his half-century and Mathews caught him in the slip. Shikhar Dhawan, who played in sharp style, went ahead in the rotation of Sandakan’s big shot and Dickwella stumped him. Dhawan has completed 2,000 Test runs during his innings of 67 runs. Virat Kohli (50) was caught by Gamage in the hands of Lakmal, giving India a fifth shock. At the time when India declared innings, Rohit Sharma was 50 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 4 runs.
India vs Sri Lanka Third Day Game
In the third day’s play, former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews made a century in Test cricket two years later and together with Chandimal, he shared 181 runs. After that, he was caught by Ashwin at the score of 111 runs for Saha and India got the first breakthrough on the third day. Saha brushed the ball on Ishant Sharma’s delivery with a fine catch from Sadeera, playing 33 runs. After this Ashwin took wicket of Roshen Silva who play his first test match in the next over in the hands of Dhawan and once again brought India to a strong position.
Ashwin bowled Dickwella on a score of zero and hit Sri Lanka with a seventh blow. Shami then got Lakmal caught by Saha at the score of 05 runs and gave the team sock. After this, Jadeja out Gamage LBW a ninth blow. The Indian team could not finish the Sri Lankan innings on the third day.