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So that is it Sri Lanka Board President’s XI batsmen have done well to deny India a win. The match has ended in a draw. Kaushal Silva remains unbeaten on 83 while Sachith Pathirana supported him with a knock of 25 runs. At one stage it looked India will win the match but K Silva held the fort and denied India further wickets. India will now face Sri Lanka on August 12 in the first of the three-match series. Do join us that day for the live coverage. Till then, it is good bye! Also Read - 1st Test: It is So Lopsided in Their Favour It is Not Funny, Says Ian Smith on New Zealand's Chance of Winning vs India
Shehan Jayasuriya Out! Amit Mishra strikes as well. SLBPXI lossing wickets in a hurry here. Rohit Sharma takes the catch. Jayasuriya c RG Sharma b Mishra 5 (12). Sachith Pathirana walks out to bat. India just four wickets from win now. Also Read - India Tightens Rules For International Flyers As Omicron Variant Spreads | Read Full SOPs Here
Kusal Perera Out! Third wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin. Sri Lanka bOard President’s XI in trouble now. KJ Perera b Ashwin 1 (10). Shehan Jayasuriya is the new batsman in.
Milinda Siriwardana Out! Second wicket in the over for Ravichandran Ashwin. He cleans up Siriwardana, India inch closer towards the victory now. M Siriwardana b Ashwin 4 (4).
Upul Tharanga Out! Ravichandran Ashwin has finally provided India with a breakthrough, he removes Upul Tharanga for a well-made half-century. That ends the 73-run partnership for the second wicket between Tharanga and Kaushal Silva. U Tharanga c Pujara b Ashwin 52 (54).
Live Score SLBPXI 2nd inns 120/2 after 33 overs: Kaushal Silva has completed his half-century off 102 balls. Upul Tharanga is nearing his fifty as well, he is looking aggressive right and is scorning at a strike rate of over 100 . Sri Lanka Board President’s XI require another 291 runs with 8 wickets remaining. It is time for tea break!
Lahiru Thirimanne Out! Gone! Harbhajan Singh takes the wicket. It was bowled on good length and extra bounce on that occasion did the trick. Thirimanne edges it to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. L Thirimanne c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh 18 (45).
Live Score SLBPXI 2nd inns 46/1 after 16 overs: After the lunch break Sri Lanka Board President’s XI has made a slow progression. Lahiru Thirimanne and Kaushal Silva have added 28 runs for the second wicket so far. SLBPXI need 369 more runs to win while India are wickets away from winning this match.
Dhananjaya de Silva Out! There you go India has drawn first blood. Umesh Yadav removes D de Silva as as KL Rahul takes the catch. DM de Silva c Rahul b Yadav 6 (9). Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman in. Thirimanne faces few balls and it is lunch break on final day of this match.
Live Score SLBPXI 2nd inns 13/0 after 3 overs: Dhananjaya de Silva and Kaushal Silva are the opening batsmen for Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. The duo will be wary of the threat Ishant Sharma possesses after his emphatic spell in the 1st innings. Both batsmen are looking careful at the moment.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Out! So that is it India have been bowled out for 180 in their second innings, which means Sri Lanka Board President’s XI will have to chase down 410 runs in approximately 70 overs. Milinda Siriwardana takes the last wicket as Kasun Rajitha holds onto the catch. B Kumar c Rajitha b Siriwardana 37 (56).
Varun Aaron Out! India have lost ninth wicket as Kasun Rajitha removes Varun Aaron. V Aaron b K Rajitha 2 (5). It looks like India is no mood to declare as Umesh Yadav walks out to bat in at number 11.
Amit Mishra Out! Sachith Pathirana gets the wicket as he cleans up Amit Mishra. Just when this partnership started to flourish SLBPXI have found a wicket. A Mishra lbw b Pathirana 7 (29). Looks like declaration is finally here! No Varun Aaron comes out to bat.
Live Score India 2nd inns 140/7 after 51 overs:India now leads by 370 runs as Amit Mishra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have now added 19 runs for the eighth wicket. No signs of declaration yet.
Harbhajan Singh Out! India have lost second wicket of the day. Nisala Tharaka picks the wicket as Niroshan Dickwella takes the catch. India’s lead is now 353. Harbhajan Singh c Dickwella b Nisala Tharaka 4 (6).
Ravichandran Ashwin Out! Oh, breakthrough on the very first delivery of the day. Ravi Ashwin is bowled by Lahiru Gamage. So an early wicket for SLBPXI as Ashwin goes for first ball duck. R Ashwin b PLS Gamage 0 (1). Amit Mishra is the new batsman in. Also Check- IND vs SLBPXI Day 1- As it happened.
Update- KL Rahul and Chtetshwar Pujara both have are retired out and it will Ravi Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh to start proceedings for India. Interesting decision, India should have declared anyway if they do not want batsmen to get some practice. Also Check- IND vs SLBPXI Day 2- As it happened.
Hello and welcome to the third and last day’s coverage between India and Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. With a lead of 342 runs India are in driving seat and will be looking to notch a win in this practice match. After Ajinkya Rahane’s 124 floated India t0 351, it was bowlers led by Ishant Sharma who demolished the home side. The lanky fast bowler claimed a five-wicket in just 21 deliveries.
After Ishant inflicted early damage, SLBPXI never recovered from that and were eventually bowled out for 121, handing India a lead of 230 runs. Pacer Varun Aaron and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped two wickets each while Harbhajan Singh chipped in with a wicket.
India then decided against enforcing follow-on and Virat Kohli along with Rohit Sharma opened the innings. But the move did not work and Rohit failed once again in this match as he dismissed for just eight runs. India then lost wickets of Kohli and Wriddhiman Shah. At stumps KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 47 and 31 respectively.
Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI: Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Kaushal Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Murali Vijay.