Rahane and Pandya pile on runs as India near massive lead

Pradeep (6-132) dismissed Pujara for 153, triggering a batting collapse which saw the tourists lose four wickets in a lively first session after resuming the day at 399-3.

Pandya's half-century was laced with five boundaries and three sixes while Shami slammed three sixes in his cameo with a strike rate of 100.00.

Perera hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a six and took a single off the next ball to bring up his fifth test fifty.

However, Dhawan continued to play his shots and in the 14th over, he was dropped by Asela Gunaratne in the slips off Lahiru Kumara (0-95). As per the Sri Lanka's point of view, they need wicket right now so they can win this match for sure. Dhawan can be a great contender alongside Rahul to open in the next Test for India.

He shared a 253-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara, who remained unbeaten on 144.

Shami was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Yadav and Ashwin claimed one wicket each.

India finished at 115-1 after 27 overs at lunch.

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Pandya then took control of the situation and counter-attacked the Sri Lankan bowlers in blistering fashion.

India 166/1 after 36 overs with both Pujara (46) and Dhawan (106) firing through. The warm-up match ahead of the first Test in Sri Lanka was his first competitive game since the last Test against Australia in Dharamsala in March, and he looked in fine touch, scoring a polished 54. Dhawan has been a dominant force up till now. "Unfortunately Murali Vijay wasn't fit and I had a good run before this Test series and I just came with same mindset and same confidence, followed the same process in the nets and got myself ready for the Test series", Dhawan said at the press conference.

Thats 150 for Dhawan, he is flawless on his day. When you score a hundred on such wickets, it is more satisfying than this one.

Pujara soon settled his nerves and gave Dhawan excellent support at the other end as the Indians went into the break having grabbed the early advantage. Sri Lankan's have fell prey to mighty Dhawan who is not letting them settle in at all.

Nuwan Pradeep was the only successful bowler for Sri Lanka, as he picked up all the 3 Indian wickets on the day.

After amassing a mammoth score of 600, India took five wickets to leave Sri Lanka in all kinds of trouble at the end of the second day of the first Test in Galle.

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