The 3rd Test, Day 4 belonged to the hosts to have finally put themselves in a winning position. India batted second time around and declared their innings at 246 for 5. Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 67 runs, Virat, Rohit also got the 50s, the only difference being Virat departed for 50 and Rohit remained unbeaten. Sri Lanka has already lost 3 wickets for 31 runs. They require 379 more runs to win with 7 wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka is 359 for 9 at stumps on Day 3. Sri Lanka trail by 180 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings. Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped 3 wickets. Jadeja, Shami and Ishant picked up 2 wickets apiece.
For Sri Lanka, it is about picking up wickets and bundling out the hosts to have a realistic chance to press for an improbable victory. For India, it is about getting the last wicket and then bat two sessions, get as many runs as possible and then declare creating an opportunity to get 10 wickets of the visitors to win the Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2017
India: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan
Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Roshen Silva