Naman Ojha (above) would come in as replacement for wicketkeeper-batsman, Wriddhiman Saha © Getty Images
Naman Ojha (above) would come in as replacement for wicketkeeper-batsman, Wriddhiman Saha © Getty Images

Colombo: Madhya Padesh wicket-keeper Naman Ojha and Karnataka batsman Karun Nair were on Sunday named as replacements for injured Wriddhiman Saha and Murali Vijay, respectively, for the remainder of India‘s tour of Sri Lanka. “Saha has sustained a strain in his lower right hamstring and would require rehabilitation and strength training to recover completely,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement. “Vijay has sustained mild reoccurrence on his pre-existing injury in his right hamstring and would need further strength training to recover completely.” Bengal glovesman Saha was retired hurt during India’s fourth innings on Sunday but returned to bat at the post-tea session. He also kept wickets. Dhammika Prasad: Sri Lanka do well when bat positively

Tamil Nadu batsman Vijay had missed the first Test at Galle and it is a big blow for India with the injury of the established opener. India were eyeing a series- levelling victory in the second cricket Test by reducing Sri Lanka to 72 for two after setting the hosts a daunting victory target of 413, riding on Ajinkya Rahane‘s sparkling century. The 27-year-old Rahane (126) notched up his fourth Test century as India declared their second innings at 325 for eight and then snapped up early wickets to leave the islanders in a shaky position at close on an engrossing fourth day, reports PTI. Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha ruled out of 3rd test against Sri Lanka

The highest successful fourth-innings run chase at the venue is 352-9 by the hosts against South Africa in 2006. Kumar Sangakkara, the fifth highest run-getter in Test history, did not have to wait long to bat after Sri Lanka lost opener Kaushal Silva in the third over, tapping a full toss from Ravichandran Ashwin to the short mid-wicket fielder. Ishant Sharma fined 65 per cent match fee for ICC Code of Conduct breach