Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 5 for 23 © Getty Images (File Photo)
Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 5 for 23 © Getty Images (File Photo)

At Tea on Day Two of the warm-up game between India and Sri Lanka Board President XI, the hosts fought back decently enough after being in trouble early on. India started the post lunch session in fine fashion with Varun Aaron chipping in with a couple of wickets to reduce Sri Lanka Board President XI to 51 for the loss of seven wickets. The pair of Gamage and Dickwella shared a 50-run stand but Sri Lanka Board President were eventually bowled out for 121; giving India a lead of 230 runs. Ishant Sharma finished with five for 23. Live cricket updates: India vs Sri Lanka President XI Day 2, India tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Earlier, India lost wickets in a flurry earlier in the day, with Kasun Rajitha taking five for . India will be happy with their work though on a greenish deck. It was the 134-run stand between Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara that steadied India after the middle order had collapsed. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul gave India an ideal start, adding 108 runs before the Rajitha struck India. Read: India 314/6 at stumps, Rahane scores hundred, Kohli flops on Day 1 India vs Sri Lanka President XI, India tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Rahul missed out on his fifty and Rohit Sharma did not last long. Virat Kohli came in and had a troubled time, he was bowled off a no ball as well. He was eventually caught trying to go after one outside off. India were in trouble at 133 for the loss of four wickets but then Rahane scored a brilliant 109. Dhawan earlier scored his 27th First-Class half-century. Rahane  retired on his overnight score of 109 and wickets then fell in a flurry for India. Read: Ajinkya Rahane credits positive mindset after scoring ton in India’s tour match vs Sri Lanka President’s XI

Brief scores:

India 351 (Shikhar Dhawan 62, Ajinkya Rahane 109, Cheteshwar Pujara 42; Kasun Rajitha 5 for 68) lead Sri Lanka Board President XI 121 (Niroshan Dickwella 41; Ishant Sharma 5 for 23) by 230 runs.