Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the third and final day of the three-day tour game between India and Sri Lanka which began from August 6 at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Thursday. India had a magnificent game so far, they put a strong total of 351 courtesy of a superb 109 from Ajinkya Rahane. It was Ishant Sharma who then ran through Sri Lanka Board President XI to take five for 23 as India bowled them out for a score of 121, taking a lead of 230 runs. How long will India bat and how much will they give their bowlers to defend on the final day of this warm-up game? Catch all the live cricket scores and updates here.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 200/6 | Overs 54 | Target 411 | Batting: Kaushal Silva 83(163), Sachith Pathirana 25(31) | – DRAW The Test ends in a draw as the players decide to shake hands.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 193/6 | Overs 52 | Target 411 | Batting: Kaushal Silva 81(158), Sachith Pathirana 21(23) | Indians may be fighting hard for a win here but the Sri Lankan batsmen are not quite giving up yet to concede a defeat.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 154/6 | Overs 46 | Target 411 | Batting: Kaushal Silva 66(140), Sachith Pathirana 0(3) | Indians are not giving up just yet, Amit Mishra strikes to keep the pressure on the home side.  OUT!  S Jayasuriya c Rohit b Mishra 5(12)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 140/5 | Overs 42 | Target 411 | Batting: Kaushal Silva 57(130), Shehah Jayasuriya 0(1) | And another for Ashwin, he is starting to make things happen for India, can India take the rest five wickets soon? OUT!  K Perera b Ashwin 1(10)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 132/4 | Overs 38 | Target 411 | Batting: Kaushal Silva 55(117), Kusal Perera 0(0) | A couple of wickets for R Ashwin has put the game into a tricky position for the hosts. The quick scoring Tharanga was out caught by Pujara. Ashwin then takes out Siriwardana too. OUT! U Tharanga c Pujara b Ashwin 52(54) OUT! M Siriwardana b Ashwin 0(4)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 127/2 | Overs 35 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 53(107), Upul Tharanga 49(49) | Not sure how long the session will progress with very less time for results. Sri Lanka Board President XI will want to get batting practice in while India will try to trigger a collapse if not just wrap up with a draw. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has just come into the attack.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 120/2 | Overs 33 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 51(106), Upul Tharanga 44(39) | India have taken just the one wicket in the session as Sri Lanka Board President XI have played better with Kaushal Silva scoring a fifty and Tharanga giving him good support at the other end. Tharanga went after Ashwin hitting for few boundaries despite Tea nearing.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 59/2 | Overs 24 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 35(86), Upul Tharanga 0(3) | Just when we were talking about the good work, Harbhajan Singh gets one to bounce and turn and strikes for India. India will hope for few more before the Tea break. OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh 18(45)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 57/1 | Overs 21 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 33(81), Lahiru Thirimanne 18(36) | Amit Mishra comes on to bowl for the first time in the game. He has not had success yet and will be wanting to shine before the first Test which begins on August 12. The pair of Silva and Thirimanne are doing well so far.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 34/1 | Overs 14 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 24(54), Lahiru Thirimanne 4(21) | No wickets for India yet after the lunch break. Sri Lanka Board President XI have done well so far. The target though is far from them, they will be looking to bat out time.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 14/1 | Overs 6 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 8(22), Lahiru Thirimanne 0(5) | India start the post lunch session with Varun Aaron bowling. There is a leg slip in place now with Pujara stationed there.

LUNCH! Not quite sure what India wanted to achieve in the first session. Rahul, Pujara retired and the rest of the batsmen fell soon without contributing much to the score. They will want to bowl out the hosts and get a good win under their belt, they need nine more wickets to win. Let’s see how they go about it.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 14/1 | Overs 5 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 8(16), Lahiru Thirimanne 0(5) | Just as we wrote in the last update about India wanting a wicket, Umesh Yadav strikes as KL Rahul takes a stunner at third slip to get rid of de Silva. OUT! de Silva c Rahul b Yadav 6(9)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka Board President XI 9/0 | Overs 2 | Target 411 | Batting:Kaushal Silva 4(5), Dhananjaya de Silva 5(7) Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron star the proceedings for India against the hosts. India will ideally like a wicket before lunch interval for sure.

Live cricket score India 180| Overs 58.4 | Lead by 410 runs | Batting: Umesh Yadav 17(16) | India have been finally bowled out for a score of 180 runs; gaining a lead of 410 runs over Sri Lanka Board President XI. KL Rahul was the top scorer for India with his 47. OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Rajitha b Siriwardana 37(56)

Live cricket score India 146/9 | Overs 54 | Lead by 376 runs | Batting: Umesh Yadav 3(7),  Bhuvneshwar Kumar 17(37) | India are still batting without scoring much runs, looks like they might want to bat first session. Amit Mishra and Varun Aaron did not get going and in pursuit of runs. OUT! Amit Mishra lbw Pathirana 7(29) OUT! Varun Aaron b Kasun Rajitha 2(5)

Live cricket score India 136/7 | Overs 50 | Lead by 366 runs | Batting: Amit Mishra 7(27) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 12(27) | India continue to bat to get to the target of around 400 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is looking good. Remember Amit Mishra did not bowl yesterday, he might want to bowl more than bat today.

Live cricket score India 123/7 | Overs 44| Lead by 351 runs | Batting: Amit Mishra 4(13) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2(5) | Both Rahul and Pujara have retired and R Ashwin comes out  to bat. He gets out first ball, bowled by Gamage. India might be looking to set a target of around 400 runs and then declare their innings.  OUT! Harbhajan Singh c Dickwella b Tharaka 4(6)

Live cricket score India 119/6 | Overs 42 | Lead by 349 runs | Batting: Amit Mishra 2(7) Harbhajan Singh 4(5) | Both Rahul and Pujara have retired and R Ashwin comes out  to bat. He gets out first ball, bowled by Gamage. India might be looking to set a target of around 400 runs and then declare their innings.  OUT! R Ashwin b Gamage 0(1)

You can read the report of play yesterday which had a quite a few memorable moments including Ishant Sharma’s five-wicket haul. Read: India on top at stumps after Ishant Sharma burst on Day 2 India vs Sri Lanka President XI, India tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Also, Ravi Shastri is back with the India.


Squads:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay.

Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI: Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kaushal Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando, Sachith Pathirana.