Resuming on 147, Dinesh Chandimal extended his score to a career-best 164 before becoming the last man out in Sri Lanka’s innings. He added 30 for the last wicket with Lakshan Sandakan, who ended up unbeaten on 0 off 20 balls. The No. 11 was beaten multiple times by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, but defended stoutly when the line was on the stumps.

At the other end, Chandimal went for his shots, and picked up three fours in the morning, two of them with cuts and uppercuts. That shot, in the end, cost him his wicket, as he sliced Ishant straight to Shikhar Dhawan at third man.

Once again, a number of Sri Lanka’s fielders came out wearing face masks on what was possibly the smoggiest morning of the Test match. Lakmal in particular struggled with the pollution; he vomited on the field and went off briefly before coming back to bowl a short second spell.

At the lunch break, India led by 214, with Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease.