Chandimal's 164 cuts Sri Lanka's deficit to 163

Innings: Sri Lanka 373 (Chandimal 164, Mathews 111, Ashwin 3-90, Ishant 3-98) trail India 536 for 7 dec by 163 runs

India secured a 163-run first innings lead after taking the last remaining Sri Lankan wicket in the sixth over of the fourth morning. Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s captain, was the last man out, having extended his overnight 147 to his highest Test score of 164.

Chandimal added 30 for the last wicket with Lakshan Sandakan, who ended up unbeaten on 0 off 20 balls. The No. 11 was beaten multiple times by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, but defended stoutly when the line was on the stumps.

At the other end, Chandimal went for his shots, and picked up three fours in the morning, two of them with cuts and uppercuts. That shot, in the end, cost him his wicket, as he sliced Ishant straight to Shikhar Dhawan at third man.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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