In the post-lunch session of Day 2, Ravichandran Ashwin scored his 11th Test half-century in 51 innings, thus becoming the fourth fastest player to reach the 2000-run mark and 200 wickets. However, Ranagan Herath sent Ashwin packing for 50 and broke the 63-run partnership with Saha. Hardik Pandya scored a 20-ball 20 but departed in search of quick runs. After losing two wickets, the Indian innings were steadied by Saha (59) and Jadeja (37).
India vs Sri Lanka Test, Day
India declare on 622/9
Jadeja completed his fifty in the last session before Virat Kohli opted to declare
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15:20 IST: FOUR! Shami comes down the track and slams the ball over the bowler’s head.
15:11 IST: WICKET! Herath to Saha, out Stumped!! Beaten all ends up was Saha.
15:08 IST: SIX! And he goes straightaway for a big one. The intentions are clear from Saha.
15:00 IST: Welcome back after Tea!
14:42 IST: It’s tea time. India 553/7, Jadeja (37*) and Saha (59*)
14:37 IST: Four!! Jadeja slapped de Silva straight down the ground for a boundary.
14:33 IST: Six! Short from Perera, Jadeja pulls the ball away for a big maximum.
14:26 IST: Jadeja and Saha take three quick runs as Saha sweeps the ball cheekily down the leg side.
14:20 IST: Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja are playing carefully as India are reaching the 550-run mark.
14:00 IST: SIX! Coming down the track, Jadeja smokes Pushpakumara for a maximum over long on boundary.
13:59 IST: Fifty!! Wriddhiman Saha scores his fifth Test half-century.
13:58 IST: Four! Short from Pushpakumara, Saha pulls the ball handsomely for a boundary.
13:52 IST: Wriddhiman Saha (44) is closing in on his half-century.
13:39 IST: 500 comes up for India in 135th over. Jadeja (2*), Saha (41*).
13:33 IST: Ravindra Jadeja gets off the mark in the very first ball.
13:32 IST: Out! A brief cameo from Pandya comes to an end. India lose thier seventh wicket, Pushpakumara gets his second.
13:29 IST: Four! Consecutive boundaries for Pandya off Pushpakumara.
13:22 IST: Four! Pandya shimmies, and slaps the ball straight down the track.
13:21 IST: Four, byes! Herath bowls a quicker one, the bal bounces and goes between the keeper and first slip.
13:16 IST: Sri Lanka lose their last appeal. TV umpire turns down the appeal as the ball pitches in line, the impact in line but goes over the stumps. Pandya survives.
13:15 IST: Appeal for LBW yet again, on-field umpire turns down the appeal. Chandimal takes another review.
13:12 IST: TV umpire turns down the appeal rules the appeal as not out. HawkEye in: Pitching in-line, impact umpire’s call and missing the stumps.
13:11 IST: Appeal for LBW turned down by the umpire, Dinesh Chandimal takes a review.
13:00 IST: Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya are steadying the Indian innings.
12:58 IST: Four! Saha comes down the track and smacks Herath for a boundary down the ground.
12:54 IST: Hardik Pandya joins Saha out in the middle.
12:52 IST: OUT! Herath cleans up Ashwin (50) with a quicker delivery. India 451/6.
12:48 IST: Fifty! Ravichandran Ashwin brings up his 11th Test fifty with a maximum over long-off.
12:42 IST: Malinda Pushpakumara bowling the first over of the post-lunch session.
12:41 IST: Welcome back to the post-lunch session.
12:00 IST: And it’s lunch!! India 442/5, Ashwin (47*) and Saha (16*).
11:50 IST: In the first 28 overs of the morning session, India scored 95 runs in 28 overs and lost two wickets.
11:41 IST: Four! Saha sweeps Pushpakumara for a boundary to the fine leg.
11:32 IST: Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of the remainder of second Test due to injury.
11:30 IST: Four!! Saha shimmies down the track, and lofts Perera for a boundary at mid-on.
11:26 IST: Wriddhiman Saha joins Ashwin out in the middle.
11:25 IST: Stumped!! Flighted delivery from Puspakumara, Rahane (132) comes down the track, misses the ball and Dickwella takes the bails off. Pushpakumara gets his 1st Test wicket.
11:16 : Four! Flighted delivery from Pushpakumara, Ashwin slices the drive between short cover-point and backward point.
11:06 IST: Malinda Pushpakumara comes back in the attack.
11:02 IST: 400 comes up for India in 106 overs. 50-run partnership comes up between Ashwin and Rahane.
10:57 IST: 15 overs have been bowled so far in the first session. India have scored 49 runs and lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara.
10:54 IST: Four! Ashwin leans back and cuts Herath square on the off-side.
10:51 IST: Ashwin and Rahane are slowly building a partnership and bringing India back in the game.
10:42 IST: Four! Short and wide from Dilruwan Perera, Rahane rocks on the backfoot and slams the ball for a boundary.
10:37 IST: 100 overs gone, India 377/4. Ashwin and Rahane out in the middle.
10:35 IST: Four! Karunaratne drifts on the pads, Ashwin guides the ball away for a boundary.
10:30 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin are playing carefully at the moment.
10:17 IST: Four! Rahane comes down the track and slaps Herath for boundary straight down the track.
10:15 IST: Four! Full from Karunaratne, Ashwin drives it beautifully for a boundary.
10:13 IST: FOUR! Ashwin gets off the mark with a boundary off Herath.
10:10 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin comes out in the middle.
10:09 IST: Out!! Brilliant start from Sri Lanka as Karunaratne dismisses Pujara for 133. 1st Test wicket for Karunaratne.
10:06 IST: Four! Dimuth Karunaratne strays on the pad, Pujara flicks it for a boundary.
10:05 IST: Nuwan Pradeep is off the field due a hamstring issue and has been replaced by Danushka Gunathilaka on the field. He will not be bowling anymore in this innings.
10:02 IST: Rahane scores the first run of the day, ball flighted on the off-stump line, and Rahane works it away towards long-on for a single.
10:01 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara (128) and Ajinkya Rahane (103) will continue to start from where they left yesterday.
10:00 IST: Dilruwan Perera opening the bowling attack for Sri Lanka.
09:56 IST: Hardik Pandya can’t wait to have a bat on Day 2.
09:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 2nd Test, Day 2 between India and Sri Lanka.