'Fifties won't take us anywhere, we will need hundreds on this pitch, says Sri Lanka batsman
Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata
The series will comprise seven matches in Colombo, with each team to play each other twice before the final on March 20
Dasun Shanaka took two wickets as India were reduced to 74 for 5 in bowling-friendly conditions before a period of persistent rain forced officials to call off play more than two hours before the scheduled close
In the other camp, Sri Lanka bowling coach Ratnayake praised Lakmal, saying his spell was among the best he has seen "in a long time", but was also wary that batting would be equally difficult for his team on this surface
Only 11.5 overs of cricket was possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast skies
The Sri Lanka captain said that using five bowlers - to aid in taking 20 wickets in the match - and staying energetic in the field through the Test was important against Pakistan and will remain so in India
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Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella made half-centuries as the tourists ended the first day at 411 for 6
Sanju Samson struck a quickfire 128, off 143 balls, on the second day of the warm-up game as Sri Lanka were made to toil in Kolkata