Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka fights back on Day 3 with tons from dual star batsmen

[caption id="attachment_59179" align="aligncenter" width="581"]Sri Lanka trails India by 180 runs at stumps Day 3. Pic Courtesy: twitter Sri Lanka trails India by 180 runs at stumps Day 3.
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Internet Desk: After ending Day 2 on 131-3, Sri Lanka reached 356 for nine in their first innings on the third day of the final cricket Test against India. A well knit partnership between Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal sees the visitors trailed India by 180 runs.

Star all rounder Angelo Mathews delivered a brilliant century. With a score of 111, his innings consisted of 14 boundaries and 2 sixes. Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal went on to score a massive 147* with 18 boundaries in his innings at the end of Day 3.

Despite the strong partnership among the star duo, the late batting order collapsed and as a result they trail by 180 runs.

All the Indian bowlers had their equal share in the wickets with Md. Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja bagging 2 wickets each while Ashwin bagged 3.

Brief scores: 

India 1st innings: 536/7 in 127.5 overs (Virat Kohli 243, Murali Vijay 155; Sandakan 4/167).

Sri Lanka 1st innings: 356 for 9 in 130 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 147 batting, Angelo Mathews 111; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/90).

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