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Short delivery and Mendis reads it really early to pull it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. A missfield from Yuvraj gifts Kusal Mendis a boundary. Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka pulls it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Sri Lanka are looking solid with the bat but they also know they have a daunting total to chase down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar extracts some extra bounce off the surface and bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to run it to third man but the ball goes off the outside edge. Beats the chasing fielder easily and goes across the rope. Short and down leg, Gunathilaka swivels and pulls it over fine leg, into the stands for a biggie. It lobs over to point where Jadeja moves to his right and takes a simple catch. Slow full toss outside off, Dhoni smacks that powerfully through the cover region. The deep mid-wicket goes to his left and puts in a dive but the ball goes over the fence on a bounce for a boundary. Sees it's on the shorter side and cuts it fiercely past point for a boundary. It looks like the former Indian captain is prepared to shit gears soon enough. IND 169/2 in 30.3 overs 17.11 IST: Good over from Thisara Perera as he gives away just 3 runs. IND 166/2 in 29 overs 17.04 IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Dhawan off Pradeep to end the over. Nuwan Pradeep chases it down and has a shy at the bowler's end. IND 10/0 in 2 overs 15.06 IST: Right-arm medium pacer Suranga Lakmal will share the new ball with Malinga. Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.In the film Padmavati, Deepika plays Rani Padmavati of Chittor while he is the feared ruler Alauddin Khilji.He is seen lusting over her but she commits Jauhar than give up her self-respect. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates… Gunathilaka flicks this towards backward square leg and quickly calls for the second. Fuller around off, Rohit comes down the track and lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary. This time Rohit pulls it away to backward square leg. With this the 100-run opening stand also comes uo between the two. Maybe not precisely, but Virat Kohli's bowling change has done the trick, in a way at least.