Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah pulled out his trademark slower delivery to provide the breakthrough for the Indian team on Day 3 of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Overnight batters Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka had done well to keep the Indian bowlers at bay in the first hour. Nissanka survived a dropped chance off Ravichandran Ashwin while Asalanka made it through nervy edges and plays-and-misses.

It needed a special delivery from Bumrah to finally get rid of a stubborn Asalanka. The Punjab pacer dished out a lovely off-cutter that completely deceived Asalanka, who played down the wrong line.

IND vs SL: Watch - Charith Asalanka Gets Undone By Trademark Jasprit Bumrah Slower Delivery
Virat Kohli-Jasprit Bumrah
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It hit him on his thighs, which led to the umpire declining the vociferous appeal from the Indians. Rohit Sharma finally went for a review which then revealed that the ball was crashing into the top of the off-stump.

The wicket also caused a mini-collapse soon after, as Sri Lanka lost both Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal to Ravindra Jadeja. They were already in a precarious position and things worsened as the day moved on.

Ravindra Jadeja, Indian All Rounder Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in the space of 3 balls on Day 3. (Image Credit: Twitter)

With more than 8 sessions left to be played in the match, it will take a miracle for Lanka to survive, let alone turn the match around in their favour.

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Watch Jasprit Bumrah bamboozle Asalanka here: