India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne help hosts fight back

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Dimuth Karunaratne (R) and Kusal Mendis provided hope for Sri Lanka after their 191-run stand against India on Day 3 of the second Test at Colombo. (AP)

Dimuth Karunaratne (R) and Kusal Mendis provided hope for Sri Lanka after their 191-run stand against India on Day 3 of the second Test at Colombo. (AP)

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Sri Lanka resumed the day at 50/2, trailing India by 572 runs with Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal at the crease. (AFP)

Sri Lanka resumed the day at 50/2, trailing India by 572 runs with Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal at the crease. (AFP)

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However, Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets to become the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test scalps. (REUTERS)

However, Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets to become the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test scalps. (REUTERS)

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Ravichandran Ashwin was in his elements yet again, picking up his 26th five-wicket haul in Tests, overtaking Harbhajan Singh. (AFP)

Ravichandran Ashwin was in his elements yet again, picking up his 26th five-wicket haul in Tests, overtaking Harbhajan Singh. (AFP)

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India pacer Mohammed Shami also picked up two wickets as Umesh Yadav scalped one. (REUTERS)

India pacer Mohammed Shami also picked up two wickets as Umesh Yadav scalped one. (REUTERS)

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India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183, taking a lead of 439 runs in the first innings. (REUTERS)

India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183, taking a lead of 439 runs in the first innings. (REUTERS)

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Sri Lanka got off to a yet another poor start in the second innings as Upul Tharanga was dismissed by Umesh Yadav in the third over of the innings. (AFP)

Sri Lanka got off to a yet another poor start in the second innings as Upul Tharanga was dismissed by Umesh Yadav in the third over of the innings. (AFP)

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However, Kusal Mendis smashed his 3rd century in Tests to revive Sri Lanka’s innings. (AP)

However, Kusal Mendis smashed his 3rd century in Tests to revive Sri Lanka’s innings. (AP)

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Dimuth Karunaratne also played a good knock of 92 not out. (REUTERS)

Dimuth Karunaratne also played a good knock of 92 not out. (REUTERS)

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Karunaratne and Mendis put together 191 runs for the second wicket to revive Sri Lanka’s innings before the latter got out for 110. (AP)

Karunaratne and Mendis put together 191 runs for the second wicket to revive Sri Lanka’s innings before the latter got out for 110. (AP)

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Sri Lanka still trail India by 230 runs with eight wickets in hand. The visitors will look to bowl out Sri Lanka and seal the series on Sunday. (AP)

Sri Lanka still trail India by 230 runs with eight wickets in hand. The visitors will look to bowl out Sri Lanka and seal the series on Sunday. (AP)

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