The third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and India got underway this morning at the historic Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

India leads the series 1-0 and a win here will put them at the top of the ICC Test match rankings.

Sri Lanka made a strong start to the Test match in the morning session. Although the Indian bowlers made inroads in the afternoon, they could not stop Sri Lanka from achieving a healthy position of 366 for 8, at close of play on the first day.

For Sri Lanka, that man Tillekaratne Dilshan was in fine form again, reaching 109. He was well supported by Angelo Mathews who was unbeaten on an entertaining knock of 86.

For India, Harbhajan Singh picked up 4 key wickets. And then, turned up at the press conference to say that his team mates “looked tired”.

He is nothing, if refreshingly honest, calling it the way he sees it, but I wonder if this will get him into any further controversy. Hopefully not and all the focus will be on the cricket, with 4 engrossing days to go.

Morning Session

Sri Lanka made a strong start to the Test Match, posting 117 for the loss of just one wicket at lunch.

The wicket to fall was that of Tharanga Paranavitana, whose fell to Harbhajan Singh, getting an edge.

Both Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha extracted turn and bounce from the wicket & it promises to be a testing time for batsmen on either side for the next few days.




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