India all out for 600 in first Sri Lanka Test
India made 600 all out in their first innings on day two of the first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International stadium on Thursday.
Shikhar Dhawan topscored for the tourists with a career-best 190, while Cheteshwar Pujara made 153. Ajinkya Rahane (57) and debutant Hardik Pandya (50) scored half-centuries.
Nuwan Pradeep was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers, claiming a career-high 6-132, while Lahiru Kumara returned 3-131.
Sri Lanka will play with 10 batsmen after Asela Gunaratne fractured his thumb while fielding on Wednesday, an injury that ruled him out of the three-match series.
Pradeep (5-88) dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for 153, triggering a batting collapse which saw the tourists lost four wickets in a lively first session after resuming at 399-3.
At lunch, the top-ranked visitors were 503-7, with Test debutant Hardika Pandya batting on four alongside Ravindra Jadeja (eight).
Pujara, whose 253-run stand for the second wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) put India on track for a huge first innings total, was caught behind off Pradeep.
Pujara struck 13 fours in his 265-ball knock to match his previous Test best of 153 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2013.
Ajinkya Rahane (57) looked solid but was sent back to the pavilion after Madhushanka Karunaratne dived for a low catch on his right side off fast bowler Lahiru Kumara.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha struck back with a sixth-wicket stand of 59, but India's counter attack unravelled as Sri Lanka dismissed the duo in the space of six balls.
Ashwin (47) fell short of a well-deserved half-century while Saha (16) became the first victim of Sri Lankan captain Rangana Herath (1-125).
India 1st innings (overnight 399-3):
S. Dhawan c Mathews b Pradeep 190
A. Mukund c Dickwella b Pradeep 12
C. Pujara c Dickwella b Pradeep 153
V. Kohli c Dickwella b Pradeep 3
A. Rahane c Karunaratne b Kumara 57
R. Ashwin c Dickwella b Pradeep 47
W. Saha c Perera b Herath 16
H. Pandya not out 4
R. Jadeja not out 8
Extras (w6, nb3, lb4) 13
Total (for 7 wkts, 117 overs) 503
Still to bat: Yadav, Pandya, Jadeja, Shami
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Mukund), 2-280 (Dhawan), 3-286 (Kohli), 4-423 (Pujara), 5-432 (Rahane), 6-491 (Saha), 7-495 (Ashwin)
Bowling: Pradeep 25-2-88-5, Kumara 22-2-115-1, Perera 30-1-130-0, Herath 33-5-125-1, Gunathilaka 7-0-41-0
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Rod Tucker (Aus)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)