I like that decision by Kohli. It shows confidence in his team, even though the safer option would have been to drive Sri Lanka out of the game. It's a nervy period. A dark cloud hovers over the ground. It's normally this time on the second day that the second inning starts, but so bad have been Sri Lanka after a big India total, that it's the third innings already. Karunaratne and Tharanga stride out again. Wonder if light could be a problem in a little while. For now though, Shami will start. Can India take out two more?

0.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, a nice positive stride, pushes to mid-off.

There's a cover in place. Two slips and a gully

0.2
2
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, 2 runs, too straight from Shami, worked through backward square leg for a couple
0.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, FOUR, too straight from Shami, flicked away merrily through midwicket. Not a great start from Shami. starting his inswingers too straight
0.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, very close. Struck just outside the line? Full delivery, seaming back in, towards off. That's very close. Karunaratne falls over during his flick. Inside edge onto the pad
0.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, full and very wide outside off, left alone
0.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, good end. 131 kph, on a length outside off, seam movement back in, left alone

END OF OVER:
1 | 6 Runs | SL: 6/0

  • FDM Karunaratne6 (6b)
  • WU Tharanga0 (0b)
  • Mohammed Shami1-0-6-0

Ashwin

1.1
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, quick and straight, skids on, defended
1.2
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, straight, slightly shorter, worked to mid-on
1.3
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, more drift back in to the batsman who defends
1.4
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, more flight on off, Tharanga gets forward to defend

Nate P: "India bowled less overs to get all 10 wickets than Sri Lanka bowled to get their first. If that doesn't speak to dufferences between these sides, I don't know what does."

1.5
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, quick and straight, no turn whatsoever. Defended
1.6
4
Ashwin to Tharanga, FOUR, there's plenty of flight on that, outside off. Tharanga leans on a crisp cover drive. Fine stroke.

END OF OVER:
2 | 4 Runs | SL: 10/0

  • WU Tharanga4 (6b)
  • FDM Karunaratne6 (6b)
  • R Ashwin1-0-4-0
  • Mohammed Shami1-0-6-0
2.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, full delivery outside off, rather wide. Leave-able. But Karunaratne drives, hit back to the bowler
2.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, smashed on the neck. That's very nasty. A very well-directed bouncer, keeps following Karunaratne with some inswing. He ducks into the ball, eyes off it. The ball goes on and hits him on the shoulder blade. The physio needs a look. Serious discomfort. Extremely unfortunate, not what SL need

Thankfully, he's good to continue. Will Shami look for the quick insiwnging yorker?

2.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, no, he goes with another bouncer. 142 kph. When he has bowled short, it's been with intent. Gets underneath this time
2.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, full outside off, left alone. More seam movement back in
2.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, more good bowling. Starts this outside off, swinging back in, left alone
2.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, good length outside off, defended. 138 kph

END OF OVER:
3 | (maiden) | SL: 10/0

  • FDM Karunaratne6 (12b)
  • WU Tharanga4 (6b)
  • Mohammed Shami2-1-6-0
  • R Ashwin1-0-4-0
3.1
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, too full, on the pads, pushed to mid-on
3.2
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, quick and straight, blocked back
3.3
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, slow on the pads, worked away to short leg
3.4
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, more flight and loop outside off, driven to short cover. Just a hint of turn
3.5
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, slider outside off, quick, defended
3.6
0
Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, nice end. Another maiden. Slow on off, Tharanga gets forward to defend

END OF OVER:
4 | (maiden) | SL: 10/0

  • WU Tharanga4 (12b)
  • FDM Karunaratne6 (12b)
  • R Ashwin2-1-4-0
  • Mohammed Shami2-1-6-0
4.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Karunaratne, no run, good length outside off, seam movement back in, pushed to mid-on

HadesLogic Hadd: "It's the 2nd innings now so Karunaratne will play MUCH better. Even if it's only 38 overs after the first dig, something in him really switches on."

A first

1

This is the first time India have whitewashed the oppositions in an away Test series of 3 or more Tests.

Chandimal's low

24

Dinesh Chandimal's average in this series - his 2nd worst in any Test series playing 2+ Tests. Also, he's the only SL top-order batsman without a 50+ score in this series.

All out in no time

2

No. of times SL have got all out in fewer overs in first inns of a home Test, than 37.4 overs in this match. They were all out in 28.2 overs v Pak, Kandy 1994 & 34.2 v Aus, Pallekele, 2016.

Maiden FC ton in Test

5

No. of India players to score their maiden first-class century in a Test, including Pandya. Others are: Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh.

Bang bang

26

Runs scored by Pandya in one over off Pushpakumara, the most by any India player in an over in Test history. Previous most: 24 by Kapil off E Hemmings, Lord's, 1990.

Brakes applied

134

Runs for which India lost their six wickets after Dhawan and Rahul added 188 runs for the opening wicket. The run rate dropped from 4.75 to 3.65.

Openers' double

2011

Last time an Ind opener scored 2+ 100s in an away Test series, Dravid in England. This is also the first time Dhawan has made more than one century in a series.

Record partnership

171

Previous highest opening stand for visiting sides in Sri Lanka, between Prabhakar & Sidhu at SSC in 1993. Dhawan & Rahul have gone past that mark.

Record streak

7

No. of consecutive 50+ scores for KL Rahul, the joint-most. Weekes, A Flower, Chanderpaul, Sangakkara & Rogers also made 7 50+ scores in a row.

Quick hundred runs

2010

Last time India reached 100 runs in fewer balls in a Test innings than in the 17.4 overs today, v Aus in Mohali. Since 2001, this is the sixth-fastest team 100 for Ind.

Three in a row

3

No. of tosses won by India in this 3-match series. They have elected to bat first all the three times.