India fought back on the 3rd Day of the 3rd Test after Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews hit sublime centuries as a resilient Sri Lanka challenged the hosts.
However, Ashwin claimed two quick wickets and the rest of the bowlers too struck after Mathews departure to derail the Lankan innings. At the end of Day 3, India wrested back the initiative as Sri Lanka were left reeling at 356/9. With two days of play still left and Lanka 180 runs behind in the first innings, it remains to be seen what kind of approach the Indian bowlers take on Day 4.
Ind vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 : Cricket Score
Here are the match updates
# Sri Lanka 356/9 after 130 overs
# Jadeja to Gamage, out Lbw!! Gamage is given OUT LBW
#Niroshan Dickwella comes out to bat
#Ashwin scalps Roshen Silva
#Dinesh Chandimal has played a captain's knock to get his side back into the match
#Dinesh Chandimal nears a century as Sri Lanka post 270 for 4 at tea
# Samarawickrama come out to bat
#Ashwin strikes big!!!!!gets the priced wicket of Angelo Matthews
#Angelo Matthews scores his eighth Test century, helps the Lankan innings to get back on track
#Dinesh Chandimal scores a valiant half-century to get his team's inning back on track
#Matthews nearing a century
#Matthews and Chandimal help Sri Lanka post 192 for 3 at lunch
#Indian seamers look to make early breakthrough's in the morning session
#Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal look to stitch together a solid partnership
Earlier, on Day 2, India posted a mammoth 536 total courtesy a sixth double ton by their captain Virat Kohli. Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma contributed with a fluent half-century.