Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli. Photo courtesy: BCCI on Twitter
Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli. Photo courtesy: BCCI on Twitter

Team India captain Virat Kohli and director Ravi Shastri unfurled the Indian Tricolour flag during the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on India’s 69th Independence Day. India have never won a Test on Independence Day in the past, and they are geared up to finally change that fact. They managed to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 183 in their first innings before Dinesh Chandimal’s excellent 162 not out in the second innings boosted Sri Lanka to 367. India need to chase 176 on Day Four to win the match.


 

 


Earlier, Rangana Herath snapped up KL Rahul LBW for just 5, struck plumb in front of the wicket to leave India 23 for 1 chasing 176 against Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle. Sri Lanka gave Dhammika Prasad two overs, with Herath and Tharindu Kaushal continuing afterward. Shikhar Dhawan, who did not take field on Day Three after hurting his hand, came out to open batting and looked slightly shaky to start with. Rahul batted with intent but missed a conventional left-arm spinner to be trapped firmly in front. Ishant Sharma came in at No. 3 as night-watchman and managed to successfully negotiate the remaining overs.  Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 3