2nd Test: India on the verge of an innings win
At the draw of stumps on the third day of the second test being played at Kanpur, India emerged on top and is on the verge of defeating Sri Lanka by an innings.
Chasing India’s mammoth first innings total of 642 runs, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 229 in their first innings with pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth marking his comeback into tests with a 5 wicket haul giving away 75 runs.
After asked to follow on, Sri Lanka made 57 for four in their second innings at close of play on the third day. Sri Lanka lost Tillakaratne Dilshan (11), Tharanga Paranavitana (20), Mahela Jayawardene (10) and captain Kumar Sangakkara (11) in the last session. Thilan Samaraweera (1 not out) and Angelo Mathews (2 not out) were at the crease.
With only six wickets in hand and to make 356 runs from making India bat again appears to be herculean task on a deteriorating and turning pitch.