Sri Lanka aim to consolidate on their early gains on Day One © Getty Images
Sri Lanka aim to consolidate on their early gains on Day One © Getty Images

Sri Lanka will look to peg India further back again, when India and Sri Lanka meet on the second day of the third Test in Colombo. On a pitch with a bit of grass, the top order struggled on the first day, before rain arrived an hour into the first session to wash out the entire day. KL Rahul, the opener, and Ajinkya Rahane, the No. 3, were dismissed within four overs, off some accurate bowling by seamers Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad. Rahul was bowled by an inswinger that he predicted would go straight, and Rahane was undone by a full delivery on idle stump that had him leg before wicket for 8. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Colombo, Day 2

Both teams made changes to their respective teams India brought in Cheteshwar Pujaa fo the injured Murali Vijay, as an opener to partner Rahul. Naman Ojha was handed his Test cap; he replaced the injured Wriddhiman Saha as wicketkeeper. For Sri Lanka, Upul Tharanga was included for Jehan Mubarak, Nuwan Pradeep replaced Dushmantha Chameera, and Kusal Perera, who also made his debut, alongside Ojha, was included as a wicketkeeper-batsman. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Colombo, Day 2

Pujara and Virat Kohli, after getting through a testing phase, which included a dropped chance by the wicketkeeper for an edge from Kohli, and two edges to slips that fell short of the fielders, fought through to 50 for 2 in 15 overs. Rain, however, began to pour heavily and with noise, and became persistent. It prevented play from taking place anymore in the day. To make up for lost time, the day’s plays would be longer in the next four days, with the morning session beginning at 9 45 local time, instead of 10, and the last session will end at 5 15.