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Hardik Pandya’s maiden ton takes India to 487 against Sri Lanka

13 August, 2017

A maiden Test century from Hardik Pandya, coming in at number eight and off just 86 balls, helped India make 487 runs in the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. This was Pandya’s maiden century in first-class century which helped India score 158 runs from 32 overs in the first session, an extended one, on Sunday.

Resuming the day at 329 for 6, India added a total of 158 runs before being bowled out by Sri Lanka for 487, two balls into the second session. This may prove too much for Sri Lanka as the Pallekele pitch is taking some turn and batting won’t be easy.