Galle, July 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka struggled to 289/8 in their first innings as India strengthened their position at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Galle International Stadium here on Friday.
The hosts now trail by 311 runs with Dilruwan Perera unbeaten on a gritty 90. Lahiru Kumara was batting on 2 at the other end.
Pacer Mohammed Shami returned figures of 2/45 for India while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja got 2/67.
India (first innings): 600. Sri Lanka (first innings): 289/8 (Dilruwan Perera 90 batting, Angelo Mathews 83; Mohammed Shami 2/45, Ravindra Jadeja 2/670).