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Chandimal out for 48, SL lose 7th wkt

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August 13, 2017 16:15

SL 125-7 (32 ovs) vs India 487 | Scorecard

Umesh, who bowled just three overs with the new ball, comes back for a new spell. But after bowling just one delivery he pulls up with some injury and has to leave the field for treatment and Shami has to complete the over.

Kuldeep strikes again in his next over with the wicket of Dilruwan Perera for a duck. The right-hander pulls a short ball straight into the hands of Pandya at deep midwicket, the only fielder in the deep on the leg side.

Kuldeep's success forces Kohli to bring back Ashwin from the other end. Malinda Pushpakumara comes down the track but is beaten by the turn and hit on the pads. He inside edges the next ball but it falls short of the fielder at short leg before there is a slight appeal for LBW.

Kuldeep beats Pushpakumara with the googly which goes straight on as the right-hander plays for the turn.

The young spinner switches to round the wicket and beats the No. 8 batsman with another googly. He turns the last ball to fine leg but Chandimal turns down the single.

India waste their second and final review. Chandimal goes for the sweep against Ashwin but fails to make connection as the Indians appeal for a catch down the leg side. India take the DRS but there is no contact with the bat and they finish both their review after just 26 overs.

Pushpakumara has had enough of the defending as he goes back and cuts Ashwin past point for a four. In his next over, he has a huge appeal for leg before wicket turned down against Chandimal.

However, Ashwin gets his man in the very next over. The Sri Lankan captain flicks Ashwin straight to Rahul at leg slip to be dismissed for 48 as the hosts slip to 125 for seven in the 32nd over.

Lakshan Sandakan, who earlier claimed five wickets with the ball, comes out to bat with his team in dire straits.