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Mathews hits century; SL continue to defy India

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December 04, 2017 12:58




SL 212-3 (82 ovs) vs India 536-7d | Scorecard


Jadeja bowls it full and on the pads as Chandimal clips it square for two runs before he plays out the rest of the over.

DROPPED! India take the second new ball as Ishant Sharma comes into the attack. He makes the perfect start as he gets Mathews to edge the first ball but Rohit Sharma at second slip drops an easy catch.

Mathews gets another reprieve as he takes his score to 99 and India rue their third dropped chance, and all of them by different fielders at the same second slip position.

Mathews makes most of the lifeline as clips Ishant through square leg for two runs to complete his century, his eighth in Tests, from 231 balls. This is his first century after a long wait of nearly two years, and 37 innings, and has come at a crucial time for Sri Lanka.

Mathews takes a few steps down the track to Ishant before he sways out of the way of a bouncer.