Virat Kohli, Kotla crowd applaud Sadeera Samarawickrama’s acrobatic fielding

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Fielding at deep mid-wicket, Samarawickrama almost pulled off an impossible catch but ended up stopping a certain boundary.

skipper catch, Virat Kohli, India vs Sri Lanka

The ongoing India vs Sri Lanka Test series has seen some enthralling cricketing action. Consisting of beautiful deliveries being bowled and clinical boundaries being hit. But Day 4 of 3rd Test saw Sadeera Samarawickrama pull off an exceptional diving effort. He receiving a round of applause from the crowd as well as Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma secured fast-paced fifties before declaring the innings on 243, giving Sri Lanka a 410-run target to chase. En-route to his fifty, Rohit might have been caught at deep square leg after Samarawickrama produced an incredible diving effort but could not hold on to the ball.

Striking early in second innings, Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the same over to leave the Lankans reeling at 31/3. Suranga Lakmal was brought on as nightwatchman after two wickets fell but he lasted only two balls before the left-arm spinner removed him.

The play was called off due to bad light after 16 overs were bowled in the day. The visitors have a mammoth task in front of them in order to force a draw. The hosts, meanwhile, have only 7 wickets to take to wrap up the series with 2-0 win.

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