Cricket: Pandya ton lifts India to 487-9 in 3rd Test

PALLEKELE: All-rounder Hardik Pandya crushed his maiden Test century to control India to 487 for nine at lunch on day two of the third and last match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

India, who continued the day on 329-6, lost an early wicket however overnight batsman Pandya kept up the lower-arrange battle with his 93-ball barrage in an expanded morning session in Pallekele.

Pandya, batting on 108 in simply his third Test, and Umesh Yadav on three were at the wrinkle at lunch with an unbeaten 66-run remain for the last wicket.

Sri Lankan spinners Lakshan Sandakan, who took two wickets in the main session, and Malinda Pushpakumara have shared seven wickets between them up until this point.

However, the session had a place with Pandya, who fabricated pivotal associations including a 62-run eight-wicket remain with Kuldeep Yadav.

Sandakan’s left-arm wrist turn broke the remain by rejecting the left-gave Kuldeep got behind for 26.

Be that as it may, Pandya, 23, proceeded with the attack even after the fall of the ninth wicket as he went up against Pushpakumara, crushing two fours and three sixes of every an over off the left-arm spinner.

Pace initiate Vishwa Fernando hit right on time with the wicket of wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who added only three rushes to his overnight score before being gotten in the crevasse for 16?

A 188-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan, who crushed 119, and Lokesh Rahul, who made 85, had prepared for India’s summoning absolute after the guests batted first.

India are looking at an arrangement clear in the wake of taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in Colombo.