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Twitter Reactions: Counter attack helps India take lead on Day 4

Twitterati had their moments lauding the Indian openers to trolling the Sri Lankan bowlers right through the day.

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Mohammed Shami celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Sri Lankan innings resumed from their overnight score of 165/4. While they gained a lead and were just looking fine, the duo of Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar created havoc for the Lankan batting. In a matter of three overs, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka and skipper Dinesh Chandimal were sent back to the pavilion. Sri Lanka were reduced from 200/4 to 201/7. For a moment, it seemed Sri Lanka wouldn’t even cross 250.

However, veteran Rangana Herath managed to irritate Team India with his splendid batting. Coming at No.9, Herath scored a crucial knock of 67 runs and at that point was the highest individual score in the game and Sri Lanka managed to post a total of 294 all out. They got a lead of 122 runs as India walked out to bat in the second session.

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Bhuvneshwar and Shami both got four wickets each as they wrecked the visitors’ batting order. Umesh Yadav got a couple of wickets. For a change, both the spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin as well as Ravindra Jadeja went wicketless.

On the other hand, India batted with absolute dominance. The openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan took the bowlers to the cleaners. While Rahul went on to register his 9th half century in the last 11 innings, Dhawan scored an outstanding 94 before getting out in the fag end of the day.

Both openers put up a magnificent 166-run partnership for the first wicket. Dhawan took a review which would make Shane Watson proud as replays showed he clearly edged the ball to the wicketkeeper. At stumps on Day 4, India were 171/1 with a lead of 49 runs.

At the moment, a draw seems more likely, with the pitch not offering much assistance to the bowlers. Twitter was at it’s absolute best throughout the day as the hosts displayed their finesse in both the departments.

Right from lauding the Indian openers to trolling the Sri Lankan bowlers, they praised Herath and trolled Dilruwan Perera.

Here are some of the amazing tweets from Day 4:

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