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Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 21:25
SL Vs IND 3rd Test: Sri Lanka 131/3 at stumps
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Sri Lanka reached 131 for 3 wickets at stumps on day 2 of 3rd and final Test with India at Delhi today (03).

Angelo Mathews was 57 not out while Dinesh Chandimal was 25 not out.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was out of the 1st bowl of the Sri Lankan innings for naught off Mohammed Shami.

Dhananjaya de Silva made 1.

Make-shift opener Dilruwan Perera contributed with 42 runs and it included 9 fours.

Earlier, batting first, India totalled 536 for 7.

Virat Kohli made 243, his highest score in Tests.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan players were forced to wear masks due to polluted air in Delhi.

The play was also suspended twice due to smog. Fast bowlers Lahiru Gamage Suranga Lakmal left the field complaining of ill health. 

During the post-day media briefing, the journalists asked if, as a fast bowler himself, he felt any sympathy for the Sri Lankan seamers who were ill, Indian bowling coach B. Arun said, "Why should we? We are focused on what we have to do, and what we need to do in the Test match. I don't think we need to be thinking about what the opposition does. It's their lookout, and their problem to keep their bowlers fit."

Arun didn't expressly say that Sri Lanka held the game up in order to break the rhythm of India's batsmen, but he didn't deny that the stoppages might have resulted in it. That was the farthest thing on Sri Lanka's minds, according to coach Nic Pothas. They were more worried about the safety of their players.

"It is well documented that Delhi has high levels of pollution," Pothas said. "They had got extremely high at one point, we had players coming off the field and vomiting. There were oxygen things in the dressing room. It is not normal for players to suffer in that way while playing the game. From our point of view, it has to be stated that it is a very very unique case.


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