Friday, 14 August 2015

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 3: Sri lanka leads by 153 runs

India tour of Sri Lanka, 2015

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Sri Lanka has changed the face of the match on Day 3 of the ongoing Test match against India. Following the score of 5/2 (4 overs) from Day 2, Sri Lanka team took their score card to a respectable 367 runs, getting a lead of 176 runs for 2nd innings.

On day 3, Sri Lanka started playing at the score of 5/2 with Dhammika Prasad (3) and Kumar Sangakkara (1) at the crease. The team lost another few wickets in quick succession until a partnership of 125 runs formed between Thirimanne and Chandimal. Dinesh Chandimal remained not out and scored 162 runs out of 169 balls. Check the scorecard below

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings Scorecard

India have been given a target of 176 runs that they need to chase within 10 wickets. They have already scored 23 runs in first 8 overs with the loss of 1 wicket

India 2nd Innings Scorecard

Possible conclusions of this match are as below
  1. If India scores 176 runs before losing 10 wickets - India Win
  2. If SL manages to get all 10 wickets of India - Sri Lanka Win
  3. If India manages to stay in the field for remaining two days, but could not reach the target score - DRAW (Unlikely)
It is Indian Independence Day tomorrow and would be great to watch Indian players play for a victory. Let's wish them best.

The conclusion of Day 3 match is that Sri Lanka is back into the game and still has a fair chance to win the match.

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