Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will be your guide through the day’s play, bringing you live updates from the action that unfurls. Kumar Sangakkara will be hoping for a productive farewell, while India will want to rain on his parade. KL Rahul scored his second Test century when he made 108 on the first day, while Virat Kohli’s 78 and Rohit Sharma’s 79 helped India reach a good total at stumps. However, India will know that a few early wickets can make a huge difference, and Sri Lanka will want to clean out the tail quickly and begin their innings. What will happen on Day Two? Catch live cricket scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Colombo


STUMPS: Sri Lanka 140 for 3, Lahiru Thirimanne 28 (81), Angelo Mathews 19 (31). Thirimanne and Mathews have got well set, and India desperately need to break their stand. The Indian bowlers have bowled really well so far, but they have not got a whole lot of success. They need a bit more luck and a lot more patience. The match is quite evenly poised at stumps on Day Two. READ: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo evenly poised at stumps on Day 2


Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 140/3 | Overs 53 | BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 28 (81), Angelo Mathews 19 (31) | Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin bowl the last two overs before stumps. Sri Lanka manage to stave off another wicket, and both teams will be fairly satisfied with the day’s play. India have been quite disciplined with the ball, but Sri Lanka have perhaps been overly defensive.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 135/3 | Overs 51 | BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 27 (73), Angelo Mathews 15 (27) | Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav bowling in tandem now. Mathews has scored his runs at a lightening pace compared to what Silva was doing! Thirimanne continues to grind. Not a very exciting period of play.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 119/3 | Overs 48 | BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 22 (65), Angelo Mathews 4 (17) | Amit Mishra is giving the ball a lot of flight and getting some good turn as well. Stuart Binny continues to impress, even though he is yet to take a wicket. Good stuff so far from the Indian bowlers.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 114/3 | Overs 44 | BATSMEN: Lahiru Thirimanne 21 (56), Angelo Mathews 0 (2) | Stuart Binny and Amit Mishra have bowled quite well so far. Mishra is getting some rip, and even though Binny isn’t getting a lot of swing he has been tight. Mishra continues. AND HE’S GOT HIM! This was a long time coming, Silva goes for a sweep, gets a top edge, and Ravichandran Ashwin takes the catch at fine leg. OUT! Kaushal Silva 51 (118) c Ravichandran Ashwin b Amit Mishra

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 108/2 | Overs 40 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 50 (104), Lahiru Thirimanne 16 (48) | Amit Mishra finally comes on to bowl only his second over. He immediately gets the ball to turn a mile from leg to off! What a good start from him. Stuart Binny is given the ball from the other end. He bowled well with the new ball, can he get anything with an older one? Just three off that over. Mishra continues. Silva keeps defending.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 104/2 | Overs 36 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 50 (92), Lahiru Thirimanne 12 (36) | Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma have bowled well but without reward. Silva has finally gone past 50 after being in the 40s for a very long time. This has been a lucky innings, he has taken his time and was out very early, but off a no ball.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 96/2 | Overs 33 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 46 (83), Lahiru Thirimanne 10 (27) | Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma continue to toil away. Sri Lanka have gone into a bit of a shell here, neither batsman is really going for his runs. Silva especially has looked overly defensive.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 88/2 | Overs 30 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 44 (77), Lahiru Thirimanne 6 (13) | Ravichandran Ashwin keeps going, but Thirimanne sweeps him well for four. Silva is batting nicely at the other end also. Ishant Sharma has come on now. India will want another wicket soon.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 75/2 | Overs 26 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 37 (65), Lahiru Thirimanne 0 (1) | Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin continue. They have bowled well after tea. Ashwin in particular has been excellent today. HE’S GOT HIM! Rahane you beauty! Sangakkara, in his penultimate innings, has edged Ashwin once again only to fall to a superb catch (once again!) from Rahane at slip. OUT! Kumar Sangakkara 30 (78) c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin!

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 66/1 | Overs 23 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 30 (57), Kumar Sangakkara 30 (78) | Ravichandran Ashwin bowls the first over after tea and starts off well right away. Just one run off that first over. Umesh Yadav comes on again from the other end. And it’s a good, fast over. Umesh has bowled beautifully today.


TEA: Sri Lanka 65 for 1, Kaushal Silva 30 (56), Kumar Sangakkara 29 (67). Sanga and Silva have survived some probing bowling, a dropped catch, and being caught by the ‘keeper off a no ball. They have added a fifty-run partnership, but they have a long way to go!


Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 65/1 | Overs 21 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 30 (56), Kumar Sangakkara 29 (67) | Ravichandran Ashwin continues. Just one off the over. Will that be tea? No, one more. And Amit Mishra it is to bowl the final over before tea. Starts with a poor ball, short but a leg bye for one. And another single to Sanga. That’s tea, Sri Lanka 65 for 1.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 62/1 | Overs 19 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 29 (50), Kumar Sangakkara 28 (61) | Stuart Binny and Ravichandran Ashwin have bowled well, but Binny is now starting to experiment with his length, which has upset his rhythm a bit. Ashwin has bowled like a dream, he has got Sangakkara playing and missing repeatedly today.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 47/1 | Overs 15 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 19 (43), Kumar Sangakkara 24 (50) | Ravichandran Ashwin comes on now. He was by far India’s best bowler in the last match. India need him to strike soon. Stuart Binny continues from the other end. He is bowling well and getting it to swing, but needs to shift his line from outside off to on the stumps. Ashwin gets Sangakkara to slash, but that flew off the outside edge. Ajinkya Rahane does brilliantly to even get a hand on it, but it will go down as a drop. He had a fraction of a second to get his hand up, and even tried to get it on the rebound but it bounced just a bit too far for his dive.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 36/1 | Overs 10 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 14 (24), Kumar Sangakkara 18 (33) | Stuart Binny comes into the attack now to replace Ishant Sharma. Umesh Yadav is bowling well at the other end. OH HE’S GOT HIS MAN! Binny bowls a beauty to Silva. But wait, is it a no-ball? Oh dear, it is. Binny has overstepped and Kaushal Silva survives! What a shame, that was a really good ball too.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 24/1 | Overs 7 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 10 (16), Kumar Sangakkara 11 (20) | Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav continue to bowl really well. Sanga is clearly feeling something, he hasn’t managed to get it off the middle. Silva is struggling as well.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka: 1/1 | Overs 3 | BATSMEN: Kaushal Silva 0 (8), Kumar Sangakkara 0 (5) | Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav start off for India, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva for Sri Lanka. GONE! Umesh strikes in his first over, that’s the end of Karunaratne! HUGE applause at the wicket, particularly from the Sri Lankan crowd. Out walks Kumar Sangakkara, amid massive cheering and fireworks. The Indians give him a deserving guard of honour. OUT! Dimuth Karunaratne 1 (5) LBW Umesh Yadav


INNINGS BREAK: India 393. Sri Lanka have cleaned up India’s last two wickets without too much of trouble as Rangana Herath finishes with 4 for 81, taking out Wriddhiman Saha for 56 and Ishant Sharma for 2. All eyes on Sri Lanka and Kumar Sangakkara now!


Live Cricket Score India: 393 | Overs 114 | BATSMEN: Umesh Yadav 0 (3) | Tharindu Kaushal continues from the other end. Umesh Yadav tries to slog one away but only ends up with a single. Rangana Herath continues. OH GONE! That’s the end of the innings, Ishant out LBW to Herath. OUT! Ishant Sharma 2 (21) LBW Rangana Herath

Live Cricket Score India: 386/9 | Overs 112 | BATSMEN: Ishant Sharma 2 (14), Umesh Yadav 0 (3) | Rangana Herath bowls the first over after lunch. AND HE’S GOT HIS MAN! That’s the end of Saha’s chancy innings. He was struck plumb in front, and Herath was almost celebrating before he finished appealing! Umesh Yadav walks in. OUT! Wriddhiman Saha 56 (117) LBW b Rangana Herath


LUNCH: India 386 for 8, Wriddhiman Saha 56 (114), Ishant Sharma 2 (14). Saha has lived a charmed life so far. He was bowled (?) except that the bails were not dislodged early in the day, and then survived a close caught-behind appeal after replays were inconclusive regarding both edge and catch. He buckled down after that and is now batting on his second Test fifty in three innings. Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra fell, but Ishant Sharma is still out there.


Live Cricket Score India: 386/8 | Overs 111 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 56 (114), Ishant Sharma 2 (14) | Just a few minutes before lunch, and India will head to the break feeling good about their progress. Saha especially will be delighted to have weathered the early storm. Ishant defends the last few balls before lunch with a lot of assurance. And so India head to lunch in control, at 386 for8!

Live Cricket Score India: 380/8 | Overs 109 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 50 (106), Ishant Sharma 2 (10) | Dushmantha Chameera and Tharindu Kaushal keep going, as does Saha. Ishant is stoic as ever. Saha reverse-sweeps Kaushal for four and moves to 49. And there it is, second Test half-century in three innings. There were doubts about Saha’s class as a batsman before this series, but he has certainly answered those questions.

Live Cricket Score India: 367/8 | Overs 106 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 39 (96), Ishant Sharma 0 (2) | Dushmantha Chameera strikes! Mishra’s fight comes to an end, it was a useful knock. Chameera finally rewarded for some hard work, he manages to induce the edge and it’s taken neatly by the wicketkeeper. OUT! Amit Mishra 24 (50) c Dinesh Chandimal b Dushmantha Chameera!

Live Cricket Score India: 360/7 | Overs 104 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 37 (92), Amit Mishra 19 (44) | Tharindu Kaushal and Dushmantha Chameera continue. Neither man is posing too many problems for the Indian batsmen. To their credit, Saha and Mishra have kept them at bay quite well.

Live Cricket Score India: 352/7 | Overs 101 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 33 (81), Amit Mishra 15 (37) | Rangana Herath now. Sri Lanka would love for him to spin a web around India again. Mishra’s wrist seems to be giving him trouble, but he’s okay to continue. Dushmantha Chameera gets a change of ends now. Three off the over. And now Tharindu Kaushal comes into the attack, replaces Herath after just one over. Strange captaincy here. Saha immediately steps out to drive him for a single.

Live Cricket Score India: 336/7 | Overs 97 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 27 (71), Amit Mishra 6 (23) | Dushmantha Chameera comes on now. The on-air commentators call him the fastest Sri Lankan bowler in a long time. And he seems to be going past 140 kmph on a regular basis as well. Mishra and Saha have survived a few chances, but they are settling down.

Live Cricket Score India: 327/7 | Overs 93 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 24 (60), Amit Mishra 0 (10) | Dhammika Prasad and Angelo Mathews keeping things tight here. Dhammika gets Saha in a tangle, there seems to be a slight edge but no conclusive evidence. To further compound matters, the catch might have been a bump one. Saha survives. The ball hit the stumps without dislodging the bail earlier in the day too. Mishra is defending well at the other end, he takes a short ball on the arm without flinching. Saha unfurls a wonderful cover drive off Dhammika, first scoring shot in 27 balls!

Live Cricket Score India: 321/7 | Overs 90 | BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 19 (49), Amit Mishra 0 (3) | Angelo Mathews and Dhammika Prasad start proceedings for the day. Ravichandran Ashwin has walked out to bat following the dismissal of Rohit Sharma off the final ball of Day One. OH GONE! Soft dismissal for Ashwin, he played a loose drive in the air right to the fielder. Disappointing end from someone who usually bats quite well. OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin 2(7) c Kaushal Silva b Angelo Mathews!

Rohit Sharma’s dismissal off what proved to be the final ball Day One meant that instead of India being in command, honours were shared on the first day. Kohli scored 78 but was dismissed after Angelo Mathews plucked out a superb catch, but Rahul was guilty of failing to carry on past his well-made 108. Stuart Binny faced 40 deliveries but failed to make good on his start after getting caught off Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka’s bowling was decent but never looked particularly threatening. READ: KL Rahul offers India potential solution to No. 3 crisis with ton against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Jehan Mubarak, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, T Kaushal, Dushmantha Chameera.

India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

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