Ishant strikes, Sadeera out for 33
December 04, 2017  15:29


SL 317-5 (117 ovs) vs India 536-7d | Scorecard


Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem as they look to maintain good discipline and build some pressure.

Kohli has has enough of the spinners as he brings Ishant in place of Jadeja. Sadeera plays a nice drive through the covers but can't find the gap, he is gaining in confidence with time spent at the wicket.

Sadeera is hit by the ball again as Chandimal drives it to mid-on where Kohli dives and throws it back quickly but hits Sadeera on the arms. He has already suffered a few blows while fielding at short leg and now again, but this time it is not that serious.

Meanwhile, a single to Chandimal raises the 50-run stand for the fifth wicket from 106 balls.

Sri Lanka are now just 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on as the pitch gets easier to bat and wicket-taking a lot more difficult.

Sadeera continues to play freely as he flicks Ishant through midwicket for a four.

But the bowler gets revenge off the very next delivery as he gets the edge and wicketkeeper Saha comes up with a superb full length diving catch to his right.

Sadeera went after a wide delivery but only managed an edge to make his way back after scoring 33.
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