Cheteshwar Pujara believes India remain firmly in the game, even as Virat Kohli & Co. saw Sri Lanka finish Day 3 with just seven runs away from the former’s first-innings total.
“This is not a wicket where you’d get 350 or 400 on the board. It’s a wicket where we might have added 30-40 runs more, but I think 170 is still a decent total considering the way the wicket was behaving in the first two days,” he opined.
“Today even the weather was much better, there weren’t clouds around. When clouds were around, there was more help for the fast bowlers, [but] when we were fielding the sun was out. The wicket was slightly damp initially and now because of sun shine the wicket got a little better, but at the same time there is something for the fast bowlers.
“But we don’t have enough runs on the board. The way they started off… but we fought back and we’re now very well balanced. Hopefully tomorrow morning our fast bowlers will be fresh, and if we get a couple of wickets, we can run through them.”