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Ind vs SL, 1st Test Day 3: Mathews, Thiramanne's half tons help visitors post 165 for 4 at stumps

Sri Lanka Ended Day 3 At 165 For 4 Courtesy Angelo Matthews And Lahiru Thiramanne's Half Centuries. The Visitors Were In A Commanding Position After Their Bowlers Bowled Out The Hosts For 172

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 18 Nov 2017, 04:34:15 PM

New Delhi:

Sri Lanka ended Day 3 of the Kolkata Test at 165 for 4 courtesy Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne's half centuries. The visitors were in a commanding position after their bowlers bowled out the hosts for a paltry 172. The Lankans were on the backfoot with the initial opening jitters effected by Bhuvneshwar Kumar but they staged a positive comeback with a strong partnership by Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne.

India vs Sri Lanka, Ist Test, Day 3: Live Cricket Score

Here are the match updates

#The Lankans would like to push on and extend their lead to get into a commanding position in the match

#The Lankans are certainly in the drivers seat with a 50 plus run lead

#Sri Lanka ended Day 3 at 165 for 4 courtesy Angelo Matthews and Lahiru Thiramanne half centuries 

# Sri Lanka 152/4 after 44 overs

Umesh Yadav to Dickwella, FOUR!

Umesh Yadav to Mathews, OUT! Caught by Rahul. It's a soft dismissal but the Eden crowd finds its voice.

Umesh Yadav to Mathews, FOUR! It's a well-placed innings which brings up the fifty for the former skipper

# Umesh Yadav to Thirimanne, OUT! Caught by Kohli!! Kohli takes a very good catch and that's a big wicket for India. 

#The Indian seamers have been a touch expensive as the Sri Lankan have pounced on anything short

#Thirimanne and Matthews help Sri Lanka go past the 50 mark 

#Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Matthews rebuild for the Lankans

#Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses both the Lankan openers 

#Bhuvneshwar Kumar's double strikes dent Sri Lanka

#Samarawickrama, Karunaratne open for Sri Lanka

#India have been bowled out for 172 in their first innings

#The Lankans bowlers kept on making dents into the Indian batting lineup

#The Indians could never stitch a partnership together

#Pujara brings up his fifty 

#Indians would look for a partnerhip from Pujara and Saha

#India were 74 for 5 at stumps on Day 2

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First Published : 18 Nov 2017, 09:26:52 AM