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  1. Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3 Updates: Virat Kohli stays at crease, Ind 189 for 3 at stumps

Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3 Updates: Virat Kohli stays at crease, Ind 189 for 3 at stumps

India vs Sri Lanka Score: Virat Kohli decided not enforce the follow on even though the Indian cricket team took a massive lead of 309 runs. This was also India's highest lead against Sri Lanka in Test cricket.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2017 12:41 PM
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India vs Sri Lanka Score: After dominating the first two days at Galle, Virat Kohli and team experienced the same at the end of Day 3. Although Dilruwan Perera had posed a good fight by scoring an unbeaten 92, India still managed bowled out Sri Lanka for 291. Even though India was in the driving seat, Virat Kolhi still decided to impose a follow-on to the Sri Lankan side. Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara who had scored a ton each in the first innings went out cheap. The game was disrupted by a sudden rain after which Abhinav Mukund scored a half-century. The opener although got right before the days end. The Indian skipper is still at the crease with 76 runs.At stumps, the visitors are now 189 for 3, leading by 498 runs.

MATCH UPDATE – Right before the end of days play Indian opener Abhinav Mukund fell prey to Danushka Gunathilaka delivery and got LBW. The batsman walked towards the pavilion for 81 in 116 deliveries. At stumps, India is 189 for 3.

READ | LIVE Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4

Here is India vs Sri Lanka  Score 1st Test Day 3:

5:45 PM:  GOOD NEWS! The match has started after a long break due to rain. We may lose a lot of overs in the day but with Virat Kohli out in the middle, the Indian cricket team would like to make the best use of whatever is left. The score right now is 136/2.

5:25 PM: India has extended its lead to 471 runs. The ideal strategy would be to bat for one more session and extend this lead to at least 575 runs. Then, the bowlers will have as many as 5 sessions to bowl out the Opposition.

5:00 PM: Half-century! for Virat Kohli. Another one for the Indian skipper. Abhinav Mukund, on the other hand, has also scored his fifty. The partnership between these two is now of 80 runs.

4:25 PM: 100 up for India. Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund are going strong at the moment. The Indian captain has put his peddle on the foot and has increased the scoring rate.

4:00 PM: Virat Kohli has joined Abhinav Mukund in the middle. Both the batsmen are looking very comfortable at the moment.

3:15 PM: It’s raining again! And, the covers are on. We will have to wait more.

2:47 PM: The spinners are likely to play a key role here as the wicket will slow down but with a bit of rain this morning, the Pacers are likely to get some assistance too. Sri Lanka was bowled out for 291 runs giving India a lead of 309 runs. India will bat again! Yes, Virat Kohli has decided not to enforce the follow on. The score is 56/2.

2:17 PM: The game has been stopped due to rain but as per the last update the drizzle has slowed down a bit and we might see the action soon.

2:07 PM: OUT! Second wicket down for India. Lahiru Kumara gets rid of Cheteshwar Puajara for 15. So, both the centurions from the first innings are back in the hut now.

1:50 PM: Both the batsmen are playing watchfully at the moment and have taken the lead past 350 runs. With 40 overs remaining in the day India would be hoping to add another 100-120 runs before stumps.

1:39 PM: The partnership between Pujara and Mukund is of 24 runs from 46 balls. This is a good chance for Mukund to score big and cement his place in the side.

1:30 PM: The Indian team has recovered well after losing Shikhar Dhawan early. The score is 40/1 after 9.3 overs.

1:15 PM: Not a good start for India in the second innings. The in-form Shikhar Dhawan is gone for 14 runs. This brings Cheteshwar Pujara to the crease.

12:55 PM: Once again, the Indian cricket team decided not to force the follow on despite taking their biggest lead against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund are out in the middle.

12:05 PM: So that’s lunch, Day 3. The Sri Lankan team is at 289/8 have done reasonably well in the first session. Perera led the way with a fluent fifty but needs to bat longer.

11:50 AM: OUT! GONE! Hardik Pandya strikes in his second over, picks his maiden Test wicket, 8th wicket down for Sri Lanka.

11:22 AM: India is dominating the game at the moment. Rangana Herath was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for just 9 runs but Perera is still hanging in.

10:55 AM: OUT! Big wicket for India. Angelo Mathews is gone for 83, Ravindra Jadeja gets the wicket. This will put India on top.

10:40 AM: A very good start for the hosts. The partnership between Mathews and Perera is now over 50. Virat Kohli is desperately in search of wickets.

10:15 AM: 5 overs have been bowled in the day so far and as expected it has been a slow start for Sri Lanka. They have scored just 14 runs but fortunately, have not lost any wicket.

Teams:

India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara,  Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis,  Danushka Gunathilaka,  Angelo Manthews,  Asela Gunaratne,  Niroshan Dickwella (wk),  Dilruwan Perera,  Rangana Herath (capt),  Nuwan Pradeep,  Lahiru Kumara

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