Dhawan, Pujara build India's lead
December 05, 2017  13:10


India 102-2 (30 ovs) & 536-7d vs SL 373 | Scorecard

Gamage oversteps again as Dhawan suddenly decides to come down the track but drives it gently through the covers for just a single.

Pujara keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

Part-time off-spinner Dhanajaya de Silva comes into the attack in place of Perera, who conceded 42 runs in eight overs. He comes into the attack ahead of left-arm chinaman spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who picked up four wickets in the first innings.

Pujara again comes down the track and slaps de Silva through the covers for a four. That also raises the 50-run stand for the third wicket with Pujara have contributed 36 of those, from just 39 balls.

Pujara flicks the next ball on the leg side for one before Dhawan calmly collects another single.

Change of ends for Pujara. Dhawan takes another single before Pujara is hit on the pads as he tries to defend.

Sri Lanka appeal for LBW which is turned down before they take the DRS. But the review goes against them as the ball tracker shows that it is not turning back enough to go and hit the stumps.

Lakmal comes back into the attack as de Silva is taken off after just one over which helped Perera change ends.

Dhawan chips down the track but can't find the gap before he looks to play the pull but fails as the ball falls short of the keeper, who ends up giving away a bye.

Two singles off Perera before Dhawan steers a wide ball past point for a four followed by two more singles as India look to lift the tempo.

Changes continue as de Silva now replaces Perera. But he is easily dealt by the two batsmen, who easily collect five singles from the over.

India have taken their score to 102 for two after 30 overs with an overall lead of 265 runs.

Pujara has stroked his way to a brisk 45 from 60 balls, while Dhawan has been more patient on 35 from 73 balls, with the partnership growing to 73 from 100 balls.
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