Mahela Jayawardene 204* and Prasanna Jayawardene 84* were at the crease at Stumps on Day 3. Sri Lanka took the honor for the day undoubtedly by slapping the Indian Bowlers to all corners. This was only the second occasion that Sri Lanka took a first-innings lead in India. This was also only the first time they crossed 450 in Indian Soil. Jayawardene’s sixth double century was well complemented by Prasanna Jayawardene who remained unbeaten on 84. Sri Lanka were 591 for 5 at the end of day 3. The bowlers were not helped by the slowness of the pitch. The indiscipline bowling of the Indian spinners meant that Sri Lanka were almost coasting for a first test win in Indian Soil. The spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra managed just one wicket in 102 overs and that was Anjelo Matthews wicket which also seemed to be a dubious decision made by umpire.
Today’s Match At a Glance:
Sri Lanka started the day at 275-3.
New Ball was taken when the score was 306-3.
Thilan Samaraweera scored 50 and was eventually out for 70.
Sri Lanka were 375/5 at Lunch.
The Jayawardene Pair put on 100 runs in 151 balls in the Second Session.
Sri Lanka were 483/5 at Tea.
Mahela Jayawardene reached his Double Century 200 off 330 balls.
At the End Of Day, Sri Lanka were 591/5 in 160.0 overs.
Jayawardene's 216-run stand with Prasanna Jayawardene is the highest for the sixth wicket for Sri Lanka.
India's spinners were taken for 372 runs in the first innings so far. It's third on the list of most runs conceded by an Indian spin attack since 2000 at home, and the way Sri Lankans are batting it is more likely that it will be broken.
Harbhajan Singh conceded 150 runs or more in a single innings for the sixth time in Test Matches, and the second time against Sri Lankan Team.
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