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first_imgThe ever-improving Bumrah then removed Shehan Jayasuriya The ever-improving Bumrah then removed Shehan Jayasuriya (3) with a delivery that moved a touch and the resultant snick offered became Dhonis second catch of the night. The once dangerous Tillekaratne Dilshan (18 off 16 balls) nowadays plays from the memory and looks a pale shadow of his old self. His miseries were ended at the beginning of the 7th over. Pandya, coming in as first change, struck with his very first delivery, as he dug one short. Dilshan went for the pull shot but only managed to hit straight to Ashwin at fine leg boundary. Sri Lanka were struggling at 31 for three when stand-in captain Angelo Mathews joined Chamara Kapugedera. The duo added 26 runs before Pandya again struck in his third over. Mathews got a fullish delivery outside off-stump and was played on trying to go for a cut shot. At 57 for four, Milinda Siriwardana (22) joined forces with Kapugedera (30) as the duo played some counter-attacking shots. With a left-hander at the crease, Dhoni introduced Suresh Raina into the attack but it did not yield any immediate result. The Lankan duo added 43 runs for the fifth wicket before Siriwardanas indiscretion cost him his wicket. Ashwin flighted one inviting the left-hander to step out. The length was altered and he did not reach to the pitch of the delivery while trying to loft it. Raina took an easy catch at long-on. Kapugedera, who hit a few shots in between, was not allowed to play his natural game and ultimately perished, giving Bumrah his second wicket with Pandya taking a well-judged catch. PTI KHS PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img

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