Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images
Cheteshwar Pujara hit 14 boundaries during his 289-ball 145 in the first innings © Getty Images

Cheteshwar Pujara became the second batsman in the history of the cricket to score a ‘carry-the-bat’ century and a duck in the same Test during the ongoing third Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo on Sunday. Pujara was bowled for a duck off the second ball of India’s second innings off a beautiful delivery by Dhammika Prasad, which followed his fighting knock of 145 in the first innings that helped India finish on a score of 312. The feat has been achieved only once in the past, when Pakistan left-arm batsman Saeed Anwar scored 0 and 188 against India during the first match of the Asian Test Championship at the Eden Gardens in 1999. SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test at Colombo (SSC)

India were off to a disastrous start in their second innings, losing the wickets of Pujara, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane in a quick sequence thanks to some disciplined bowling by Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep. While both Pujara and Rahul were bowled by deliveries that angled into the stumps, with Rahul’s dismissal being a virtual replay of that of the first innings, only Prasad was the bowler then. The umpires were forced to make an early call for stumps after a spell of rain forced play to stop, with India trudging along to 21 for 3. Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were batting on 1 and 14 respectively. UPDATES: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test at Colombo (SSC), Day 3

Earlier in the Test, Sri Lanka were bowled out for a score of 201, with Ishant Sharma finishing with his seventh Test five-wicket haul. Kusal Perera (55) and Rangana Herath (49), helped rescue the hosts from an embarrassing position of 47 for 6, with India having to remain content with a 111-run lead.