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India v Sri Lanka 3rd Test Match: Skipper Mathews scores a century on the final day
Yesterday at stumps on day 4 in the 3rd Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), India had reduced the hosts to 67/3. Today while resuming on day 5, the last and final day of the match, Indian bowlers managed to reduce Sri Lanka to 134/5 at lunch.

Ishant Sharma almost took the wicket of skipper Mathews in the first over of the day, as he edged a delivery, which turned out to be a no ball.

Mathews, who did not give any more chances, managed to reach his 23rd Test half century in 118 balls. But, however two Sri Lankan regular batsmen lost their wickets on poor shots.

Kaushal Silva (27 runs) was the first to go in the third over of the day. He was caught at short midwicket by Cheteshwar Pujara, while trying to pull a short delivery from Umesh Yadav. This wicket broke a 53 run partnership between Mathews and Kaushal.

Lahiru Thirimanne (12) came to the crease and tried to steady things a little, as Sri Lanka managed to cross the 100 run mark in the 36th over of the match. But problems started for Sri Lanka, when spin was re-introduced with Amit Mishra and R. Ashwin.

Ashwin struck a blow in his very first over, when Thirimanne while trying to play against the turn lobbed a catch to KL Rahul at silly point. This is the forth occasion in the last six innings that Ashwin has accounted for Thirimanne's wicket.

Current score:

Sri Lanka 239/5 in 74 overs

Angelo Mathews batting on 105

Kusal Perera batting on 68

Sri Lanka need 149 runs more to win the match.

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