28th July, Colombo, Sri Lanka : India is playing second test match against Sri Lanka at Colombo, and again with very poor bowling lineup, Sri Lanka batted really well and encountered Indian bowlers hard. Sri Lanka Manage to score 642 runs with loss of just 4 wickets in 159.4 overs.
KC Sangakkara scored double century and NT Paranavitana & DPMD Jayawardene both scored centuries. Indian bowlers were struggling through out the inns and could manage to take just 4 wickets, Harbhajan Singh got his first wicket of the tour in second test of the series.
Indian batsman had very huge score of 446 to avoid follow on, India started well and V Sehwag and Murli Vijay scored 165 runs for the first wicket, Sehwag dismissed first at score of 99 runs, Vijay also got out within 4 runs and India los both their openers at score of 169 runs. Rahul Dravid was third in the list and he got LBW on the bowl of S Randiv at score of 173 runs. India was struggling at 173-3, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar added 58 runs for the 4th wicket bt Laxman also got out at the score of 29 runs and India was at 241 runs at that time. Laxman was the last to fall as Tendulkar and Suresh Raina batted beautifully after that, both added 141 runs together till the end of the day. Sachin scored yet another century an Raina made his first Half Century in Test Cricket.
India still need 61 runs to avoid follow on, but match will be interesting in India score another 300-350 runs and take this score over 700 runs tomorrow, its possible as Sachin is still at crease.
Lets see tomorrow How India bats on day 4. You can get detailed scorecard of India vs Sri Lanka match on our Live Cricket Section.
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