Andrew Fidel Fernando

ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent @andrewffernando

Tharindu Kaushal attempts to field off his own bowling

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Sri Lanka blighted by batting disorder

Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field

Kusal Perera cuts through the off side

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka shoot themselves by shaking batting line-up

Whatever the end result, Sri Lanka's young batsmen have some distance to go. They had a seaming pitch, and tried to pull a gun on India. They fumbled with the trigger and shot themselves in the kneecap instead

Dhammika Prasad looks on amidst the rain

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Prasad's spell and zest add spark to frustrating Test

In this series, and in the one before it, Dhammika Prasad has been superbly watchable, always up to something, often with the ball, other times with his body language

KL Rahul loses his off stump

SL v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 1st day

Bangar concerned by unfamiliar seam movement

Only 15 overs were bowled on day one at the SSC but in that time, India's inexperienced top-order batsmen were exposed to seam movement they were unfamiliar with, the visitors' batting coach Sanjay Bangar said

Upul Tharanga clips one to the leg side

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

Sri Lanka fret over batting order

Angelo Mathews has confirmed Upul Tharanga will take Kumar Sangakkara's place, but said the team management was 'giving the batting order a bit more thought'

Lahiru Thirimanne finds a gap behind square on the leg side

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Thirimanne eager to score at whatever position he gets

Sri Lanka have invested in a few startups in the last few years and Lahiru Thirimanne was among the promising ventures that impressed in domestic cricket, but there has been some frustration in the years since

R Ashwin registered his 12th five-for in Tests

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Must find a way to counterattack Ashwin - Mathews

For the second home series in a row Sri Lanka are being hounded by an opposition spinner, but the strategy that briefly worked against Yasir Shah may not yield dividends against R Ashwin, Angelo Mathews said

R Ashwin left many Sri Lankan batsmen struggling

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

'Second-day bowling our best in two years' - Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has said that the attack's second-day performance at the P Sara Oval was "easily" their best bowling effort in the last two years

A <i>papare</i> band plays at the Premadasa Stadium

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval

Umpires ask papare band to stop playing

Umpires asked a papare (brass) band at the P Sara Oval to stop playing during overs, for the second Colombo Test match in a row