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  • 4:20 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 165/4, overs 45.5: The rest of the day has been called off. The Indian bowlers did a decent job today with Bhuvi and Yadav picking up two wickets each. Shami although didn’t get a wicket but caused trouble for the batsmen but was unfortunate to leave the field due to hamstring. Ashwin only bowled four overs giving nine runs. For Lanka Thirimanne and Mathews built a good partnership with both the batsmen scoring half centuries. Sri Lanka trail by seven runs in the end of day 3.

  • 4:13 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 165/4, over 45.5: The pacers were causing all sort of trouble for the batsmen especially Bhuvi. The umpires weren’t happy with the light and called the players off field.

  • 3:59 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 154/4 after 44.5 overs: Dickwella scoring at a strike rate of 107. Shami unable to complete his over due to hamstring, he has always had a problem with that. Kohli completes the over for Shami. Sri Lanka only behind by 14 runs now.

  • 3:43 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 143/4, overs 42: Bhuvi has been got back into the attack. Dickwella comes into the middle to accompany the skipper. Sri Lanka are 29 runs behind.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 138/4, 38.5 overs: Mathews has to walk down to pavilion after scoring fifty. Umesh picks his second dismissing both the set batsmen. Sri Lanka only trailing by 34 runs now.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 133/3, overs 36.2: Thirimanne the half centurion is dismissed by Umesh Yadav. Yadav gets his first. Thirimanne edges one to Kohli who was standing in the second slip.

  • 3:06 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 129/2, 35 overs: Umesh and Shami to start after tea. The batsmen near hundred run partnership. Both the batsmen look set with Matthews batting on 44 and Thirimanne completing his half century.

  • 2:32 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 113/2, 31 overs: Tea has been taken in Kolkata on day 3. the partnership between Thirimanne and Mathews is 79 now. Sri Lanka are now trailing by only 59 runs. The play resumes in fifteen minutes.

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 112/2, 30 overs: Ashwin doesn’t seem to cause any trouble to the batsmen for now. Sri Lanka are 60 runs behind India’s total with eight wickets in hand. Umesh into the attack with two slips and an gully.

  • 2:09 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 106/2, 26 overs: The partnership growing between the batsmen, Bhuvi still continues from the other end. Thirimanne on 46 heading towards his half century.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Day Three of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. I am Omkar Narvekar, and I will bring all the interesting posts from the social media universe as well as intriguing stats.

Rain is likely to ruin your weekend (in case you do not have outdoor plans). Day Three, too, is likely to be washed out. At the crease, showing off his temperament, is Cheteshwar Pujara. Against a rampant Sri Lankan bowling, Pujara played in the V, making sure he does not edge behind the wicket the way his fallen comrades did.

Suranga Lakmal ended Day Two with 3 for 5. Had there been more play, he was likely to inflict further damage. India are 75 for 5, and to steady the sinking ship, Pujara has Wriddhiman Saha at the other end. Although Saha struggled to find his feet against the moving ball, he managed to weather the storm and remain unbeaten before the day was called off.

Nic Pothas, after the day’s play, said his team is not going to take the No. 1 India lightly. Given Virat Kohli thrives when his team is in trouble, Sri Lanka would be wary of India’s counteraction.