India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the third and final cricket Test at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Indians got off to a good start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul scoring at a rapid pace. Rahul fell 15 short of a century but Dhawan to score his 6th Test ton. Post lunch, the Sri Lankan made some inroads into the Indian middle order by quickly dismissing Pujara and Rahane.
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Live Cricket Score
Live Match updates
#India post 329 for 6 at stumps
#Fernando dismisses Ashwin
#Ravichandran Ashwin comes out to bat in place of Rahane
#Sri Lanka make inroads in Indian middle order as Pushpakumara scalps Rahane
#Ajinkya Rahane joins Virat Kohli at the crease
#Sandakan dismisses Pujara
#Indian skipper Virat Kohli walks out in the middle to replace Dhawan
#Pushpakumara strikes big, scalps centurion Dhawan
#Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 6 Test ton
#Shikhar Dhawan nearing yet another Test century
#Cheteshwar Pujara comes in place of KL Rahul
#India lose first wicket, KL Rahul departs for 85
#Dhawan and Rahul register half centuries to take India past 150
#India post 134 for no loss at lunch
#Dhawan and Rahul take India past 100
#Dhawan and Rahul take India past 50
#Dhawan and Rahul get India off to breezy start
#Kumara and Fernando have the new ball in their hand for Sri Lanka
#Dhawan and KL Rahul come out to bat
India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul,Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin,Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shamiand Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal(C), Upul Tharanga, DimuthKarunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan,Vishwa Fernando and Lahiru Kumara.