Kolkata finally saw a bright day after two days of continuous rain and it was Cheteshwar Pujara who managed to score his half-century before being dismissed. India played a slow innings as the pitch had a lot of movement and the Lankan seamers had a blast. Pujara was the highest scorer for India with 52 runs. Saha, Shami and jadeja managed to contribute before India were all-out for 172 right at Lunch.
Here's an image of Ravindra Jadeja who reacts after being dismissed. Jadeja managed to add his share of 22 runs on the scoreboard for India as he partnered with Saha after being dismissed by Perera for an LBW. Perera took Saha and Jadeja's wickets in the same over.
Here's an image of the Sri Lanka players celebrating after a dismissal. Lakmal's figures were outstanding as he took four wickets in 19 overs and only conceded 26 runs in the first innings. Perera, Gamage and Shanaka took two wickets each. Gamage's overs were expensive in the latter parts of the Innings as Indian bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami were not afraid to hit the Lankan bowlers for boundaries.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has a word with his players during the match. The ball had a lot of movement but it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who managed to collect two vital wickets. A crucial decider was when Shikhar Dhawan dropped Thirimanne's catch which could have played a vital decision in the innings. Sri Lanka crossed 150 in the 43rd over. The Indian pacers bowled some testing spells but weren't able to make further inroads as Chandimal and Dickwella held off to add 27 runs for the fifth wicket.
Lahiru Thirimanne (51) and Angelo Mathews (52) struck half-centuries after Sri Lanka bowled out India for a meagre 172 as the visitors closed in on a first-innings lead in the opening Test against India. When the bad light forced early stumps on the third day, Sri Lanka were 165 for four, trailing by seven runs, with skipper Dinesh Chandimal (13) and Niroshan Dickwella (14) at the crease. Sri Lanka had taken a firm grip over the proceedings but paceman Umesh Yadav removed both Thirimanne and Mathews in the post-tea session to take off a bit of pressure from the hosts.