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  • 1:12 PM IST

    Ashwin picks up his 300th wicket by breaking Dennis Lillee’s record. India equals their biggest win-margin in Test cricket. India lead the three match Test series by 1-0. Jadeja to aim for 50 wickets (he is on 49 now) and Yadav to aim for 100 wickets ( he is on 99 currently) in the next and final Test match in Delhi.

  • 1:02 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 166 all out: Ashwin fastest bowler to get 300 wickets in Test. India win by an innings and 239 runs. Very poor performance by the host with only their captain scoring half century. India lead the series 1-0.

  • 12:51 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 165/9 after after 47 overs: Umesh gets the skipper. Chandimal flicks it on the leg side to Ashwin who was standing on fine leg. Ashwin will have to wait for his 300th wicket.

  • 12:36 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 159/8 after 44 overs: Ashwin and Umesh to bowl post lunch. Ashwin is only a wicket away from his 300 wickets.

    The partnership between Lakmal and Chandimal now 52.
  • 11:47 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 145/8 after 41 overs: Half century for the Sri Lankan skipper. He has looked good against the Indian bowling attack. The extended time is up and the teams take Lunch.

    India had a dream session taking seven wickets. Ashwin is just one wicket away from his 300.
  • 11:28 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 107/8 after 35.3 overs: Ashwin does it again and as i type he picks another one. Ashwin gets 2 in 3 balls, Ashwin just one wicket away of his 300 wickets. He would be the fastest one to take reach the landmark.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 107/6 after 34 overs: Shanaka’s cameo has come to an end. Ashwin gets him, the ball went very high Rahul was under it and takes a good catch. The Lankan’s are falling apart here. India just four wickets away, this should wrap up soon.

  • 11:05 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 76/5 after 31 overs: Ishant gets another one. Dickwella edges one to Kohli in the second slip. Sri Lanka in deep trouble here with half of their side is back in the pavilion. India just five wickets away a win.

  • 10:40 AM IST

    OUT! Angelo Mathews departs. He was slowly looking to get into some form. Ravindra Jadeja does his magic again. Mathews goes for the drive and hands a simple catch to Rohit Sharma at mid-off. Third poor dismissal of the day for Sri Lanka.

  • 10:19 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 48/3 after after 20.4 overs: Umesh Yadav comes round the wicket to Thirimanne and gets him. A wide ball outside off Thirimanne hits it straight to Jadeja who was at point. India need seven more to win.

  • 10:11 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 39/2 after 19 overs: Umesh Yadav into the attack replacing Ishant Sharma. Mathews is in the middle. A lot depends on him being the senior player he has to stand up to the occasion. Sri Lanka trail by 366 runs.

  • 9:57 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 34/2 after 15.2 overs: Jadeja replaced Ashwin and the trick has worked. Karunaratne hit the ball to forward short leg and Vijay was lucky to hold on to that. India eight wickets away.

  • 9:46 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 31/1 after 13 overs: Sri Lanka have a steady start here. Ishant found the outside edge of Karunaratne but it was played with soft hands and didn’t carry to Pujara in the slip.

  • 9:34 AM IST

    Sri Lanka 21/1 after 10 overs: Ashwin bowls a maiden first over of the day. The important thing for Sri Lanka here is to play out the overs and not look for runs.

    Ishant to bowl from the other end.
  • 9:31 AM IST

    Karunaratne and Thirimanne are on the field. Ashwin to start the proceedings for India. Ashwin is only four wickets away for his 300 wickets.

  • 9:04 AM IST

    India need nine wickets to win the game to lead the series by 1-0. Sri Lanka trail by 384 runs on Day 4 of 2nd Test.

  • 9:02 AM IST

    Sri Lanka came into bat for the last nine overs score twenty one losing one wicket. Ishant Sharma bowled Samarawickrama on the second delivery of the match with an in-swinging delivery.

  • 8:57 AM IST

    Good Morning folks! Yesterday Virat Kohli scored his fifth double ton and Rohit scored a century. Four of Indian batsmen scored in triple figures, leading India to a huge total of 610.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Day 4 of the ongoing second Test between India and Sri Lanka. We at CricketCountry will be bringing all the live updates from Nagpur. Sri Lanka trail by 384 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the second innings. They lost Sadeera Samarawickrama in the very first over. Ishant Sharma darted one on off. Misreading the line, Sadeera let it bang onto the off-stump. Virat Kohli scored his fifth double-hundred, breaking a plethora of records. He equalled Brian Lara’s record of most double-hundreds (5) as a captain. Kohli’s 12th Test hundred as captain also took him past Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of 11, Mohammad Azharuddin’s 8, and Sachin Tendulkar’s 7. Runs came by hundreds at Nagpur, as Rohit Sharma became the fourth centurion of the innings. He remained unbeaten on 102, as India declared at 610 for 6. There was another double-centurion on Day 3. This time, however, runs were being conceded. Dilruwan Perera’s figures read 3 for 202. With the pitch getting better as the match progresses, Sri Lanka will have to apply themselves sensibly if they are to end it in a draw. For that to happen, they will have to bat out of their skins.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.