With scoring 312 for 2 at the end of day one of the second Test match against
Winning the toss, Sri Lankan skipper, Kumar Sangakkara, decided to bat first which was proved to be a right decision later. Opening pair Tharanga Paranavitana and Tillakaratne Dilshan made a good start and shared 99 runs partnership in the first wicket stand. Dilshan played his natural game and scored a 42-ball 54, including 10 boundaries. His wicket left Sri Lanka 99-1 in 18.1 overs.
No doubt, the dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan gave
Scoring a solid 100 from 221 balls, Tharanga Paranavitana became the second victim of Indian bowlers. Kumar Sangakkara scored unbeaten 130 while Mahela Jayawardene was not out on 13.