• BATSMEN
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    13.4 Ashwin finds the outside edge again, Rahane at first slip bends low and snaffles this chance. Full, drifts in from around the wicket, and turns away just enough to graze the edge. Karunaratne did not help himself by prodding with an angled bat with a very short stride 33/2
    1.6 how has he taken that? Rahul at short leg. The dab comes out. Quick on the pads, Ashwin's worst ball. Whipped straight into Rahul's midriff at short leg. Once it's there, Rahul knows he has to hang on to it, so he gets his hands up and clings on. Unlucky, but don't hit it uppishly to a fielder 0/1
    25.4 taken at mid-on! India have another and poor Mendis has to walk back. He wants to lift the ball - good length on leg stump - over the infield. An effort to try and break India's stranglehold, but he doesn't quite get enough on it. And Kohli, running back, quickly enough, makes a slightly difficult catch look ridiculously commonplace 64/4
    24.1 straight to square leg! There's enough happening off this pitch without mistakes like these. But perhaps on second thought, that is an attacking fielder, especially to Chandimal, who is an avid sweeper of the ball. He got his first boundary that way, and struck that in the air too. This time India keep a square leg in, behind square, and Chandimal falls into the trap perfectly 60/3
    33.6 that is simply not possible and yet Pujara comes up with the ball in his hand! What a catch at leg gully, off a full blooded flick behind square leg! We can savour the moment as the umpires check on the legality of the catch. Ashwin gets a little bounce on the offbreak, and Mathews tries to ride it, and he might well have because the ball is going down to Pujara's left. But he moves smartly, gets his hand under the ball and takes it superbly 117/5
    41.1 Dickwella's high-risk cricket fetched him a 44-ball fifty. His high-risk cricket now sees him scoop the ball right back onto the stumps. He pre-meditates by venturing a long way across the off stump. Shami keeps his head. Good length and angled in on off, Dickwella attempts to ramp it over the keeper's head, T20 style. Just deflects it back onto middle and off stumps, about half an hour before lunch 150/7
    34.5 bye, bye Dhananjaya. What a ball from Jadeja! What a way to bring up 150 wickets in Test cricket. Quick fizzer, nearly 95ks, too fast for Dhananjaya to press forward. Slides in from around the wicket and turns away slightly with extra bounce to open him up, beat the outside edge and kiss the off bail. The turn wasn't sharp but the bounce was. More clouds of dust from the surface 122/6
    47.2 bowled'em. India wrap up Sri Lanka for 171. Oh wait, India are hanging around to see if Pradeep will bat. And he walks in with an injured hamstring. Poor fella. Out goes Perera. This was tossed up delightfully outside off, spins in, floats through the gate to hit the stumps. Perera was drawn forward to drive against the break 171/9
    41.6 Shami cleans up Herath! It's all going pear-shaped for Sri Lanka. The bowler goes wide of the crease and slants it in, Herath looks for a big whip across the line. Shami hurls it at nearly 140ks and shoots through Herath as the ball thuds into middle stump 152/8
    not out
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    49.4 Poor Pradeep. He walks in with an injured hamstring and gets bowled for a duck. Ashwin caps the innings with another five-wicket haul. He hung this offbreak up outside off, turns in, Pradeep was attempting to let it go. The ball grazes the inside edge and rolls back onto the stumps 183/10
    Extras
    5 (b 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    183 all out (49.4 Overs, 195 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammed Shami6.011322.1600
    R Ashwin16.436954.1400
    RA Jadeja22.068423.8100
    UT Yadav5.011212.4000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (WU Tharanga, 1.6 ov), 2-33 (FDM Karunaratne, 13.4 ov), 3-60 (LD Chandimal, 24.1 ov), 4-64 (BKG Mendis, 25.4 ov), 5-117 (AD Mathews, 33.6 ov), 6-122 (DM de Silva, 34.5 ov), 7-150 (N Dickwella, 41.1 ov), 8-152 (HMRKB Herath, 41.6 ov), 9-171 (MDK Perera, 47.2 ov), 10-183 (ANPR Fernando, 49.4 ov)

Match Notes

All-rounders' double blast

3

Instances of 2 players from a team with 50+ and 5-for in a Test, including Ashwin & Jadeja this match. Others: Giffen-Trott v Eng 1895 & Bresnan-Broad v Ind 2011.

Karunaratne goes big

2

No. of higher scores for SL when following-on, than Karunaratne's 141. The highest is by Karunaratne himself, when he made 152 in Christchurch in Dec 2014.

Third-innings player

4

No. of centuries for Karunaratne in 3rd inns of Tests in last 3 years. No other batsman has scored more than 2 such 100s in this period.

Counter-attacking stand

142

Previous highest partnership for SL when following-on, by Mathews-Samaraweera in Cape Town 2011-12. Karunaratne-Mendis have added over 150 runs.

Big deficit

439

SL's first-innings deficit in this match, their highest ever in Test history. For India, it's their third-biggest first-innings lead.

Very quick

32

No. of Tests taken by Jadeja to reach 150 wickets, the quickest by any left-arm bowler. Mitchell Johnson was the previous quickest, in 34 Tests.

Big score

2

No. of larger totals by visiting teams in Sri Lanka than India's 622/9 in this match. India had scored 707 at this same venue in 2010 and B'desh 638 in Galle in 2012-13.

Combined effort

2

No. of instances of 6 Ind batsmen scoring 50+ in an away Test, including today. The first time was at The Oval in 2007.

Ashwin's double

0

No. of players to complete 2000+ runs and 250+ wkts in their career in fewer Tests than Ashwin, who has done it in his 51st Test. Hadlee had got there in his 54th.

Love for second Tests

5

No. of centuries for Rahane in the 2nd matches of a Test series, in 17 innings. He has only 4 centuries in 50 innings of other matches of a series.

Three in three

3

No. of centuries for Pujara in as many Tests in Sri Lanka. He had made 145* at SSC in 2015 and 153 in Galle before this century.

Match of milestones

4

No. of India batsmen to aggregate over 4000 runs in first 50 Tests, including Pujara. Gavaskar (4947), Dravid (4135) and Sehwag (4103) are the others.

Left-arm spin trouble

34.25

Kohli's ave against left-arm spin bowlers in Tests this year, getting out 4 times in 10 inns. Before this year, he averaged 170.50 and got out only twice.

Rahul's hot streak

6

No. of consecutive 50+ scores for KL Rahul, including today's knock. Viswanath and Dravid are the only other India batsmen to do so.

Landmark test

50

No. of Tests for Pujara. This is the 50th match of his Test career.