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Middle order falters after Dhawan ton as India reach 329/6

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Shikhar Dhawan continued his golden run but a rare poor performance from the famed middle-order saw Sri Lanka restrict India to 329 for 6 on the first day of third cricket Test today (12). Courtesy of Dhawan’s (119) sixth Test hundred and a record 18-run opening stand with KL Rahul (85), India looked good for a score close to 400 after opting to bat. However, some fine bowling in the final two sessions by left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara (3/40 in 18 overs) and chinaman Lakshan Sandakan (2/84 in 25 overs) helped Sri Lanka gain some foothold when stumps were drawn on…

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