India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Score, 2nd Test day 2 Live Updates: Wriddhiman Saha drops anchor as Ind go past 500

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New Delhi | Updated: August 4, 2017 1:42:32 PM

Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2: The fact that Sri Lanka’s most successful session saw 137 runs being scored reveals how dominating the Indian team was.

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India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Score 2nd Test day 2: The Indian cricket team started off in Colombo from where they left in Galle as the top-order destroyed the opposition bowlers to once again lay the foundation for a massive total. Cheteshwar Pujara at number 3 was rock solid becoming only the seventh Indian player and 36th overall to score a hundred in his 50th Test. During this knock, Pujara also became the third quickest Indian player to score 4000 Test runs alongside Rahul Dravid in 84 innings. He got a trustworthy partner in Ajinkya Rahane who was equally fluent on the other end, adding to his tally of Test tons. The fact that Sri Lanka’s most successful session saw 137 runs being scored reveals how dominating the Indian team was. In fact, this was the first time when a visiting side scored over 300 runs in the first innings of two consecutive Tests in Sri Lanka. Making a comeback from here won’t be easy for the hosts but we have seen incredible things happening in the past.

PLAYING CONDITIONS: As it turned out, the pitch was not as dry as we thought it would be. Yes, there was some assistance for the fast-bowlers early on but that was it. Nuwan Pradeep walked off the field mid-way in his over, reducing Sri Lanka’s pace bowling options to almost nothing. So, if the conditions stay as they were on day 1, India might easily run away with this game. The score is 451/6.

Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2:

10:10 AM: Not the kind of start India was hoping for! Cheteswar Pujara is gone 133 and the score is 350/4. Surprise Surprise! The new man in is Ravichandran Ashwin, he walks in ahead of Saha and Pandya.

9:45 AM: The match is about to start in another 10 minutes. It is going to be a long day for the Sri Lankan team.

9:30 AM: With India looking for another total in the 600-run range, Rahul feels that the pitch is tailor-made for Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

9:15 AM: Yesterday, Rahane survived another lbw shout via DRS off Rangana Herath (1-83), but there was a clear inside edge and umpire Bruce Oxenford had to reverse his decision.

9:00 AM: For the first time, two double century stands have been recorded for India in the same Test series vs Sri Lanka in Sri

8:45 AM: Ajinkya Rahane’s second century vs Sri Lanka is his ninth in Tests. He has registered six centuries in away Tests — two vs Sri Lanka and one each vs England, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies.

8:30 AM: Pujara’s unbeaten 128 is his 13th century in Tests. His tally includes four in away Tests. Besides his three centuries in Tests in Sri Lanka, he has recorded 153 vs South Africa at Johannesburg in December 2013.

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8:15 AM: After winning 10 consecutive tosses at Colombo (SSC), Sri Lanka have lost the toss vs India today. The last instance was when they had lost the toss against England in December 2007.

8:00 AM: Lokesh Rahul’s 57 off 82 balls is his second highest score vs Sri Lanka, next only to 108 at Colombo, PSS in August 2015.

7:45 AM: Rahul has recorded six 50-plus scores in succession and became the third Indian batsman after Gundappa Viswanath (between 1977 and 1978) and Rahul Dravid (between 1997 and 1998) to achieve the distinction. Rahul’s sequence of scores have been 90, 51, 67, 60 & 51 not out vs Australia and 57 vs Sri Lanka.

7:30 AM: Rahul has become the fourth Indian batsman after Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to complete 1,000 runs in Tests since January 2016 — his tally being 1001 at an average of 55.61 in 13 Tests.

7:15 AM: In three consecutive Tests vs Sri Lanka, Pujara has scored hundreds (145 not out at Colombo, SSC in 2015 and 153 at Galle & 128 not out at Colombo, SSC in 2017). He became the second visiting batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (143 at Colombo, RPS & 139 at Colombo, SSC in 1997 and 124 not out at Colombo, SSC in 1999) to record three hundreds in successive Tests vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Here are the playing XIs for India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test:

India – Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.

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