Nice start to the morning: SL ends sub-400. Immediately, what this means for the Indians is that they are faced with a modest follow-on target of 194 [absurd to think of ‘follow on’? Not really — when a team goes out confronting say 500+, that is the prospect that weighs on their minds and creates pressure].
For once, we have a wicket with everything: seam and decent bounce for bowlers with the skills to extract those qualities; spin not negated by an absurdly slow track; good value for shots. Almost the definition of a ‘Test wicket’.
Should be an engrossing day; will do a roundup at close. Oh btw, thanks for the feedback on the Test post and the Open review; will get back in here to respond to your comments, in a bit.