Second session at 192/4, an overall lead of 355. Pujara’s was out for a brisk 49, while Dhawan picked up after a scratchy start to score a 91-ball 67 to help India boost their lead.
Dhawan looked a mere shadow of himself before getting across to slap a four and bring up 8000 first-class runs for himself.
Rohit Sharma, who came out to join Virat Kohli, batted fluently for his four boundaries while adding 48 runs for the fifth wicket at more than run a ball. India stretched their lead to 355 and they have kept everyone guessing regarding the declaration.
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test
Brief Scores: India 536/7 decl. & 192/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 67, Cheteshwar Pujara 49) lead Sri Lanka 373 (Dinesh Chandimal 164, Angelo Mathews 111; Ravichandran Ashwin 3-90) by 355 runs.