The rain might have hit a significant amount of time in the third and final test of the series between India and Srilanka but huge fall of 15 wickets from both teams have made the fortunes swinging widely for the remaining few days.
India who batted first played didn’t had the good start after a few wickets fell quickly but Pujara (145*) remained consistent with his bat and carried his bat away with scoring a ton to his name. He was supported well by Mishra (59) who scored a crucial half century.
Srilanka when came into bat the Indians put them right at the back foot, the Indian total of 312 looked like a herculean task. Srilanka lost 6 wickets for just 42 runs and it was India all around the park at that particular time.
Srilankans played a few rash shots but they were utterly disappointed by the poor umpiring. Three players were given not out in a most bizarre way. Tharanga was given not out of a no ball which was even referred to the TV umpire yet the decision was made in the most wrong way possible.
Chandimal was adjourned LBW on a ball that hit him quite high and clearly would have gone over the top of the stumps and Kaushal also was given leg before wicket of an inside edge. These three mistakes from the umpires costed the Srilankans a lot of runs.
A late end fight from Perrera (55) who hit a half century and Herath (49) who batted with brains and scored a decent partnership with Perrera made the escape route for the Srilankans from further shame. Srilanka were all out for 201.
Prasad who took 4 wickets in the first innings against the tourist got injured while batting was succeeded in wicket by Ishant Sharma who ended up taking 5 under his belt and gave his team the upper edge. The amazing part of the two bowling session was the highlighted drama.
In a span of 65.1 overs a total of 15 wickets fell for 242 runs which made a huge turn over in this match. Srilanka in their second innings came charging in like wounded lions. Prasad who was feared to have been rested after his injury was leading from the front.
At 7 runs in the second innings India lost their top 3 batsman including century maker Pujara. The captain Kohli is at the crease now and will face another hard day ahead. The way the Srilanka have come up in the second innings was a surprise to many of the fans.