Wriddhiman Saha scored his 2nd Test fifty © AFP
Wriddhiman Saha scored his 2nd Test fifty © AFP

India were bowled out for a score of 393 on Day Two of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo. India were 319 for 6 at stumps on the first day before adding 74 more runs losing the rest of the four wickets. India will be happy with their effort on this deck which has assisted the pace bowlers and also given some purchase to the spinners. Wriddhiman Saha‘s charmed innings was the prime reason India got past 350 and his 56 got India towards 400.

India’s innings did not get the best of starts with Dhammika Prasad striking twice in his first spell. Coming back from an injury, Murali Vijay was trapped in front of the stumps for a duck. With an early wicket falling, India sent in Ajinkya Rahane at No. 3, the move back fired as Rahane played a poor drive and India were soon reduced to 12 for 2. Live cricket updates: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 2

Indian captain Virat Kohli came out all guns blazing and looked positive to take the attack to the Sri Lankan bowlers. He got able support from the Indian opener, KL Rahul. Both of them scored their fifties adding 164 runs for the third wicket before a brilliant anticipation from Angelo Mathews at first slip of the bowling of Rangana Herath saw Kohli departing for 78. Rahul though continued on his merry way when he scored his second Test ton. Read: Virat Kohli’s positive cricket leads India forward in 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo

His ton provides India another selection headache. Rahul though got out trying to pull one and ended up top edging it to Dinesh Chandimal behind the wickets for a score of 108. Stuart Binny fought hard for his 40-ball 10. Rohit Sharma held the innings for India once Rahul departed. He recorded his third Test fifty but India suffered a huge blow when Rohit was out leg before for a score of 79 which provided a huge boost to Sri Lanka before stumps. Read: KL Rahul offers India potential solution to No. 3 crisis with ton against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test

R Ashwin was out early on Day Two but luck was shining brightly on Wriddhiman Saha, he was bowled early on but the bails did not come off and then he survived a close caught behind appeal when on 19, his overnight score. Saha made full use of the conditions and helped himself to another Test fifty, his second one in as many matches. He though got out just after the lunch break. Herath picked the last two wickets to bowl India out for a score of 393. Live cricket score India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 2

Earlier on Day One, India won the toss and elected to bat first. India made three changes with Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh and Varun Aaron going out for Vijay,  Binny and Umesh Yadav. Sri Lanka had a forced change to make, they replaced Nuwan Pradeep with Dushmantha Chameera.

Brief scores:

India 393 ( KL Rahul 108, Virat Kohli 78, Rohit Sharma 79; Dhammika Prasad 2 for 84, Rangana Herath 4 for 81) vs Sri Lanka.

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