Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav take India closer to clean sweep


India is in commanding position against Sri Lanka as Hardik Pandya scores century

India with a superb preformance by both batters and bowlers are in commanding position. The clean seep of the test series looks formality now. The second day belonged to Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav. India started the day with 329-6. First wicket of the day to go down was Wriddhiman Saha was out for 16 and scoreboard showed 339. Now was the time for the Hardik Pandya show as he went hammer and tongs on Sri Lankan bowling. He scored his century of 86 balls with a boundary on mid-on. India finished at 487. The last man to get out was Hardik Pandya after scoring a brilliant 108 from 96 balls. In lower end Kuldeep Yadav scored 26 runs while Mohammed Shami could score only 8 runs. Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten at 3.

Sri Lanka bowling performance

Lakshan Sandakan took 5 wickets for 132 runs. Malinda Pushpakumara and Vishwa Fernando shared the rest of 5 wickets with 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne and Dilruwan Perera were wicketless.

Home team Sri Lanka’s 1st inning

Sri Lanka started theinning with Dimuth Karunaratne and Upal Tharanga. Both were removed by Mohammed Shami cheaply. Except skipper Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella no other batsman could do much. Chandimal scored 48 runs while Dickwella scored 29 runs. Kusal Mendis scored the third highest score of 18 runs. Sri Lanka could only manage 135 runs as they were out in 37.4 overs.

Hardik Pandya

Kuldeep Yadav: Bowling star for India

In Indian bowling department Kuldeep Yadav was the highest wicket taker with 4 scalps for 40 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami took 2 wickets each. Centurion Hardik Pandya took 1 wicket.

Host Sri Lanka’s 2nd inning

Hosts had a deficit of 352 runs and Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided that Sri Lanka bat again. They started with the same pair again. This time Umesh Yadav bowled out Upul Tharanga for 7 runs. At the end of play Sri Lanka were 19-1. Dimuth Karunaratne and Malinda Pushpakumara were playing at 12 and 0 runs respectively.

Sri Lanka is still 333 runs behind the par score of Indian inning. This looks like the formality and if the play goes similarly then India should wrap it up tomorrow. Keep coming back for more Sports news and share your thoughts in the Comments section.

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