Thank you for joining us. It gave us a tough test out there but was good to come through. Was good to see two run stands in a run chase and then a collapse.
Sri Lanka started the day badly, collapsing and being all out in the first session. But they have shown some great fight after being forced to follow on, Mendis and Karunaratne sharing a run partnerhsip for the second wicket and keeping the Indian spinners at bay.
Mendis's late dismissal will give Kohli an co. Do join us tomorrow morning for live action! Pandya might well have gotten the break through with a slower ball, Saha takes a brilliant catch behind the stumps.
Slower ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads, before just lobbing up.
Mendis has to walk back after a brilliant knock off What a brilliant innings under pressure by the Lankan star. Ashwin 5 wickets in first innings and Jadeja 2 wickets in first innings have gone for runs in this innings while they haven't picked up even a single wicket so far.
Umesh Yadav with the only wicket of the innings. Both he and Mendis are taking the attack to the Indian bowlers and are batting well out there. Mendis also notches up his half century.
Out of his 53 runs, Mendis has hit 44 runs in boundaries. The first two boundary he hit towards the point region where he went back into the crease and cut the ball. But he straightaway opted for the DRS and replays showed that the ball had touched his pads and not bat.
The right hander survives. Pandya is off the attack after getting the wicket. Will be intresting to see how it goes.. Virat Kohli won't be happy with this, will be intresting to see how long he continues with him.
Can Pandya be the bowler to provide the tourists with that elusive break through? The hosts will be very happy with their exploits. With that he reaches 94 in the innings. The partnership between these two is worth While in the first, everything took the edge out the bat of Sri Lankan batsmen.
However, in this innings everything seem to miss the outside edge of the bat.
Or on few occasions, the stumps as well. The right hand left hand combination is working well and isn't giving time to the bowlers to settle. Be it the pacers or the spinners, Karunaratne and Mendis have rendered them effectless so far in the innings.