• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Mendis hits defiant ton but India on top

Kusal Mendis raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century on day 3.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India tightened its grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka despite a fighting century by Kusal Mendis during the hosts’ follow-on in Colombo on Saturday (5). Mendis put on 191 runs for the second wicket with opener Dimuth Karunaratne (92 not out) before falling to paceman Hardik Pandya for 110 just before stumps on day three. The hosts were 209 for two at close, still trailing India by 230 runs in their second innings. Karunaratne and nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara on two were at the crease. “Credit to them, they batted really really well. I don’t think we did too…

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