Ajinkya Rahane (103*) and CA Pujara (128) cracked centuries on Day 1 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka to take the Indian score to 344/3. Earlier India won the toss and decided to bat first on a flat wicket.

After marking a stupendous win against Sri Lanka in the first Test, the Indian team under the leadership of Virat Kohli is playing the second game on August 03, 2017, at the SSC, Colombo. The 'Men In Blue' have succeeded in giving a winning start to their new coach Ravi Shastri, and they will try to maintain the momentum in this match too.

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The team has played 'fearless cricket' in the first game, and it has helped them to mark an unquestionable dominance over the hosts.

Live updates: Day 2

India 344/3

India 107/1 in 30 overs [KL Rahul 55*]

India won the toss and decided to bat first.

The happy news for India is regarding the fitness of K L Rahul.

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The opening batsman has proved his fitness, and if he finds a place in the lineup, then selectors will either chose Abhinav Mukund or Shikhar Dhawan in place of the second opener.

In all probabilities, Shikhar Dhawan will regain his spot in the playing eleven, as he scored a scintillating ton in the previous game.

Chetheswar Pujara who is currently batting in the third spot may get a promotion and will open the innings with Rahul if both Dhawan and Mukund won't feature in the playing lineup.

On the other hand, Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal will once again trust Upul Tharanga and Dimuth Karunaratne in the role of openers. The bowling department will be led by Rangana Herath and Nuwan Pradeep. The major point of concern for Dinesh Chandimal is the pathetic form of Angelo Mathews. If Angelo succeeds in finding the rhythm, then things will not be an easy deal for the Indians.

India vs SL live streaming information

DD National, the television channel owned by the Government of India is telecasting this test match live. In India, the game can be watched also on Ten 3 and Sony Six. For the live streaming, audiences can visit the official website of Sony Six.

Ghazi TV is telecasting this game live in Bangladesh. Fans in the United States can watch the live actions on Willow TV. Sky Sports will broadcast the game live in the UK.

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Pitch and weather conditions

The pitch at the SSC Colombo is pace friendly in nature, and the curator has made sure that there is adequate grass on the surface. In the initial two days, the pitch is expected to favor the pace bowlers, and later, cracks may start developing on the surface. The third and fourth day of the match will be crucial, as both the teams have a strong spin bowling department.

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