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Umesh strikes, SL lose early wicket

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August 13, 2017 17:26

SL 15-1 (11 ovs) 135 vs India 487 | Scorecard

Good signs for India as Umesh comes back into the attack, having earlier gone off the field with some injury.

He seems in no discomfort as he bowls a good first over with Tharanga getting just a single.

Ashwin continues but still no signs of Kuldeep, who took four wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings.

It is Umesh, who makes breakthrough with the wicket of Tharanga, who drags one back to his stumps. The left-hander is bowled for a paltry seven to continue his run of poor scores in the series.

Tharanga plays away from his body without any feet movement as he tries to force it through the off-side but ends up inside edging it back on to his stumps to be dismissed twice in the space of four hours.

Malinda Pushpakumara comes in at No. 3 as the nightwatchman. He gets a beauty from Umesh as the ball moves away late to leave the right-hander, who was playing down the inside line.