Sri Lanka all out for 373 in third test

Sri Lanka all out for 373 in third test

Sri Lanka all out for 373 in third test

With the exclusion of legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, Sri Lanka's spin department might be a little light with Akila Dananjaya the only specialist spinner in the squad. The Sri Lankans came out fielding wearing anti-pollution masks.

Sadeera Samarawickrama retained his place in the squad having come in for the suspended Danushka Gunathilaka during the Pakistan tour. The decision to send Suranga Lakmal (0) as nightwatchman backfired as he played on while trying a forward defensive prod.

The visitors on Sunday wore face masks to combat smog pollution amid disruption in the third Test against India. Dhawan had so far played 38 balls and Cheteshwar Pujara (17 batting) was giving him company. People are praising Indian skipper for this behavior on social media.

"Not ideal to lose three wickets, it can be frustrating", said Pothas. The moment he reached his sixth consecutive half-century in Tests, Kohli signalled for a declaration. Celebrating his 32nd birthday on field, Dhawan slammed five boundaries and one six in his 91-ball innings.

If he tried to give flight, they stepped out and manoeuvred it for singles and doubles.

Resuming the second session at 51/2, Dhawan (67) and Pujara (49) added 55 runs to the score before Pujara was caught at slips by Angelo Mathews off Dhananjaya de Silva.

What stood out like a sore thumb was another failure from Ajinkya Rahane, whose woeful run continued. However, desperation to hit his way out of trouble brought about his downfall.

Earlier in the morning session, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 373 in their first innings, trailing India by 163 runs. Ishant Sharma (3/98) got Chandimal to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings. "See, it could be that they (Sri Lanka players) aren't accustomed to such kind of conditions".

Groundsmen rushed on to cover the spot with sand and sawdust as smog in the heavily polluted Indian capital took centre stage for a fourth day in a row.

Kumar lashed out at the government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on how to battle the rising air pollution despite the green court's specific order on November 28, asking the authorities in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit their proposals on curbing bad air quality.

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