Pallekele, Aug 12 (PTI) Electing to bat, India reached 253 for three at tea on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka, here today.

Openers Shikhar Dhawan (119) and KL Rahul (85) scored at a brisk rate before ths hosts pulled back to some extent by removing three Indian batsmen.

Brief Scores:

India 1st innings: 235 for three in 56 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 119, KL Rahul 85; Malinda Pushpakumara 2/19).

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