India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 highlights: Ashwin strikes for IND, Chandimal strong for SL
Centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews showed that Sri Lanka have enough fight as they were 356/9 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday. R Ashwin helped India almost bowl out the visitors as the hosts still lead by 180 runs. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 here.Updated: Dec 04, 2017 16:48 IST
If one divides it by sessions, the first two of Day 3 of the 3rd Test belonged to Sri Lanka while the final period was won by India. Sri Lanka resumed at 131/3 with Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal at the crease. Both went on to score brilliant centuries and struck a superb 181-run partnership for the fourth wicket, denying India any wicket before R Ashwin scalped Mathews at the stroke of tea. Sri Lanka then suffered a collapse as Indian bowlers, led by Ashwin, took wickets regularly. From 317/4, Sri Lanka were suddenly 343/9 before ending the day at 356/9, trailing India by 180 runs. Captain Chandimal remained unbeaten on 147 while Md Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets each at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday. Catch highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 here. (SCORECARD) (INDIA vs SRI LANKA LIVE STREAMING) (AUSTRALIA vs ENGLAND ASHES)
16:45 hrs IST: Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Join us again tomorrow. Thank you
16:40 hrs IST: It will be interesting to see how things proceed on Day 4.
16:35 hrs IST: Special performances from Mathews and Chandimal today, who showed that Sri Lanka have enough fight in themselves, just that they have not shown it yet.
16:30 hrs IST: And that is stumps! Sri Lanka end Day 3 at 356/9, trailing India by 180 runs. It was looking like India would bowl out Sri Lanka today but light did not permit that
16:25 hrs IST: The umpires have called it a day due to poor light
16:23 hrs IST: Down the ground and SIX by Chandimal to bring up Sri Lanka’s 350!
16:20 hrs IST: Quite an attacking field set for Jadeja who is looking for the last wicket
16:19 hrs IST: Sri Lanka No.11 Lakshan Sandakan is batting with Dinesh Chandimal
16:16 hrs IST: Still out there, Chandimal is attacking Indian bowlers with only one wicket left
16:15 hrs IST: This is quite a remarkable turnaround we are seeing in the third session of Day 3
16:11 hrs IST: OUT! Gamage is out! Jadeja has got him lbw! Sri Lanka are nine down now
16:06 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have manage to avoid follow-on -- the most important development at present
16:04 hrs IST: Meanwhile Dinesh Chandimal has hung in there. Good performance there from the captain. He is batting on 125
16:02 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have lost 4 wickets for 14 runs!
16:00 hrs IST: This is some turnaround from the Indian cricket team. Four very quick wickets
15:55 hrs IST: OUT! Another goes down! Suranga Lakmal is out for 5. Sri Lanka are 331/8. Shami picks one
15:50 hrs IST: Ashwin has turned things around with his triple strike! Sri Lanka from 317/4 are now 322/7, loss of three wickets for five runs
15:45 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal joins Chandimal. This is a mini-collapse for the Lankans. They still trail by more than 200 runs.
15:40 hrs IST: OUT! Dickwella (0) gone!
Ashwin gets his third as he clean bowls the Sri Lankan wicket-keeper
15:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Chandimal drives drives an Ishant Sharma delivery between extra cover and mid-off. That was a beauty. The captain has led from the front today. Sri Lanka 322/6
15:35 hrs IST: Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella joins captain Chandimal in the middle.
15:27 hrs IST: OUT! Roshen Silva (0) gone!
Ashwin gets his second wicket as the debutant Roshen is caught by Dhawan
15:25 hrs IST: But that was a brilliant catch by Saha! Jumping to his right, one-handed
15:23 hrs IST: OUT! Stunning catch by Wriddhiman Saha to remove Sadeera for 33! Ishant gets a wicket today!
15:20 hrs IST: This is a good opportunity for the young Sadeera to score his maiden half-century. The stage is set for him
15:15 hrs IST: It is a cold day in Delhi today. It is hazy and cloudy too.
15:13 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma back into the attack and with two slips in place. This should be interesting
15:08 hrs IST: That is a maiden from Ashwin. The ball is turning but the batsmen are well settled now
15:02 hrs IST: India have had their chances but could not hold on to them. Monday has totally belonged to Sri Lanka so far who have done exceptionally well to now allow Indian bowlers to steamroll over them
14:58 hrs IST: Sri Lanka bring up their 300 and this partnership is also looking good.
14:54 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are on the verge of reaching 300
14:51 hrs IST: This is a little lax from India. They should have applied extreme pressure from the start and now allowed the news batsman to settle in. But he is looking quite confident now
14:49 hrs IST: Now Samarawickrama and Chandimal are also slowly building their own partnership
14:40 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 284/4 now!
14:37 hrs IST: And that is century No.10 for Dinesh Chandimal, his second vs India and 3rd of 2017! That is one solid, composed innings!
14:35 hrs IST: Nine runs from that Jadeja over and Sri Lanka are 279/4 with Chandimal on 99
14:31 hrs IST: Play about to resume
14:15 hrs IST: We will take a short break and be back soon
14:11 hrs IST: That is tea! Sri Lanka are 270/4 at tea with Chandimal batting at 98 with Sadeera Samarawickrama (4*)
14:08 hrs IST: That partnership between Mathews and Chandimal was worth 181 runs!
14:06 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 256/4!
14:03 hrs IST: A solid innings from Mathews, who took 268 balls for his 111 which included 14 boundaries and two sixes
14:00 hrs IST: OUT! Finally! Ravichandran Ashwin has scalped Angelo Mathews and the centurion departs for 111!
13:55 hrs IST: If Chandimal scores a 100, this will be his 10th in Test cricket and second vs India. It will also be his third century of 2017
13:50 hrs IST: Dinesh Chandimal has entered the 90s...
13:45 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have crossed the 250-run mark. They are very slowly inching towards the Indian total
13:40 hrs IST: By the way, amid all this, Virat Kohli names his batting inspiration and it’s not Don Bradman or Sachin Tendulkar
13:35 hrs IST: To read how Angelo Mathews scored his century and other records click here
13:30 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 241/3 after 90 overs and they are trailing by 295 runs
13:27 hrs IST: Couple of quick boundaries. The pressure is on India now! No wickets all day! Fantastic batting performance by the Sri Lankans, pollution or not
13:25 hrs IST: Another drop! This time it is by substitute Vijay Shankar. Second time Mathews has been dropped today! Worse, it went for a boundary!
13:20 hrs IST: The game restarts with Jadeja with the ball
13:18 hrs IST: It is drinks at Kotla
13:15 hrs IST: They have seen a good performance from Sri Lankan batsmen but they would have preferred to see Indian bowlers knocking over the stumps
13:13 hrs IST: It is Monday but despite that a sizeable crowd has turned up at the Kotla
13:10 hrs IST: Meanwhile, the Indians have not worn any masks today unlike their Sri Lankan counterparts. Have you noticed?
13:05 hrs IST: This has been a solid show from Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews, first time in this match that the Sri Lanka showing some fight in this match
13:03 hrs IST: 150-run partnership comes up for Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews
12:59 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are currently batting on 224/3
12:55 hrs IST: Two lovely boundaries in this over from Chandimal off Shami
12:52 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are showing some fight here
12:50 hrs IST: This is the first century by a Sri Lankan in this series!
12:47 hrs IST: This is Angelo Mathews’ first century since August 2015 when he scored 110 at Colombo also against India!
12:45 hrs IST: And Angelo Mathews brings up his eighth Test hundred and 3rd against India!
12:42 hrs IST: The new ball had been taken, Ishant bowled a beautiful delivery, Mathews edged it and Rohit dropped the easiest of catches at second slip! Outrageous!
12:40 hrs IST:Rohit Sharma drops Angelo Mathews on 98! That was a sitter!
12:39 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 208/3 after 81 overs
12:35 hrs IST: The current Sri Lanka run rate is a lowly 2.59
12:30 hrs IST: Mathews is 2 runs away from his first 100 since 2015
12:28 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are batting at 203/3, trailing India by 333 runs
12:26 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have crossed the 200 runs mark!
12:22 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are closing in on 200
12:20 hrs IST: This will be his 8th Test century, if he gets eight more runs
12:18 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews last scored a century in August 2015, also against India at Colombo.
12:15 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews is in the 90s......
12:11 hrs IST: Ashwin bowls the first ball after lunch
12:10 hrs IST: Welcome back and this will be the second session of Day 3
11:35 hrs IST: Take a break! We will be back after lunch
11:30 hrs IST: Lunch! Sri Lanka 192/3 and trail India by 344 but the hosts have failed to pick even a single wicket this morning
11:29 hrs IST: Sadeera Samarawickrema, who suffered a mild concussion after being hit on the head by a ball during Day 1 of the 3rd Test, has been cleared to resume play by the medical specialists team and can bat today
11:25 hrs IST: We are only a few minutes from lunch
11:20 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews in batting in the 80s
11:18 hrs IST: Dinesh Chandimal is the highest run-scorer and the only one to go past 200 runs in this series for Sri Lanka
11:15 hrs IST: Dinesh Chandimal has hit his 16th Test half-century and third in a row
11:10 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are not 183/3, trailing India by 353 runs
11:05 hrs IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews
11:01 hrs IST: India have had a few chances but they weren’t really convincing. The bowlers of the No.1 Test side have looked far from menacing
10:58 hrs IST: Four! The first one in a long time!
10:56 hrs IST: No Sri Lankan has scored a century in this series so far. Mathews’ 77 not out is the highest so far
10:53 hrs IST: Mathews is also looking good at 76 not out. Will he score a century?
10:50 hrs IST: Slowly Dinesh Chandimal is inching towards his 50
10:45 hrs IST: Also, Sri Lanka have played 60 overs so far
10:42 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have reached 160/3 & are trailing India by 376 runs
10:37 hrs IST: The Indian team for the three-match T20 series vs Sri Lanka and the Test squad for the three-game series vs South Africa will be announced at 1930 hours IST.
10:34 hrs IST: That was a beauty from Jadeja! Lovely to watch, decent turn too.
10:32 hrs IST: From 75/3 Sri Lanka are now at 156/3 all because Chandimal and Mathews
10:30 hrs IST: Mathews and Chandimal have been quite steady this morning and are churning this into a good partnership
10:26 hrs IST: Only one run from that Jadeja over and Ishant has the ball in his hand again
10:24 hrs IST: Sri Lanka still trail India by 383 runs
10:22 hrs IST: Ishant is generating quite a bit of bounce at the Kotla wicket. Height advantage?
10:19 hrs IST: Ishant back into the attack
10:17 hrs IST: Sharp turn there! Jadeja’s final delivery of the over has woken up the batsmen
10:16 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have crossed the 150-run mark. Chandimal and Mathews at the crease
10:13 hrs IST: It has been a very quiet morning so far, not too many runs nor any wickets
10:11 hrs IST: Meanwhile if you are interested in Ashes, then follow the live blog here
10:06 hrs IST:Still quite hazy today in Delhi
10:05 hrs IST: All seems fine now, back to batting
10:04 hrs IST: Chandimal is not feeling well... taking a sip of water... umpires close by to check if he is okay
09:58 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 146/3, trailing India by 390 runs
09:53 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have added 11 runs this morning but India have not been able to pick wickets
09:47 hrs IST: And that is the first boundary of the day, comes from the willow of Mathews
09:43 hrs IST: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal is batting his predecessor Angelo Mathews
09:40 hrs IST: Three different bowlers used so far today. After Jadeja completed his remaining three balls from yesterday, it was Ishant and then Shami who have bowled this morning
09:35 hrs IST: The first runs for Sri Lanka today morning
09:32 hrs IST: Extremely hazy out there
09:31 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the first ball of the day
09:30 hrs IST: The players are walking on to the field
09:29 hrs IST: The match to begin shortly
09:25 hrs IST: Yesterday India have picked up three wickets, Md. Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja scalping one each
09:20 hrs IST: The sun is out today but it is still quite hazy, like yesterday
09:15 hrs IST: India are in the driver’s seat at present but Angelo Mathews batted well to score his half-century last afternoon
09:12 hrs IST: It will be interesting to see what happens today after all the drama surrounding air pollution
09:10 hrs IST: Good morning to you all! Welcome to the live blog India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3
Earlier, the hapless Sri Lanka were flattened on Sunday as India skipper Virat Kohli hit a majestic 243 in the final Test. Kohli’s career-best knock was his sixth double century, surpassing Brian Lara’s five as captain. The India No.4 drew level with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar for most 200 or more scores. Sehwag’s knocks include two triple centuries.
Delhi’s toxic air halted the third Test between India and Sri Lanka for around 20 minutes on Sunday when thick haze brought the visibility down after the lunch interval, possibly the first time an international game was disrupted by pollution. This will be a concern for both sides in the remaining days.
First Published: Dec 04, 2017 08:16 IST