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Hardik Pandya raises his bat and helmet in celebratin after scoring a century. Pic/ AFP
Hardik Pandya raises his bat and helmet in celebratin after scoring a century. Pic/ AFP

India dominated the proceedings on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka skittling out the hosts in their first innings for 135 runs after posting a mammoth 487 and then restricting them to 19/1 post-imposition of follow-on at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.

Sri Lanka trailed India by 333 runs at stumps. The visitors lead the three-Test series 2-0.

On a day which saw 15 wickets tumble, the visitors were all out for 487 runs in their first innings shortly after lunch with Hardik Pandya producing a quickfire century lower down the order.

The Indian bowlers then produced a power-packed performance to bundle out Sri Lanka for 135 runs in the first innings with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav leading the way with a four-wicket haul

After India enforced the follow-on some 90 minutes after the tea-break, Sri Lanka once again began on a poor note and lost their opener Upul Tharanga (7) — bowed by Umesh Yadav — with only 15 runs on the board.

Dimuth Karunaratne (12) Malinda Pushpakumara (0) were at the crease when umpires called off the day’s play.

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