Sehwag misses rare feat


Ajantha Mendis and Chaminda Vaas led Sri Lanka’s fightback after Indian opener Virender Sehwag missed out on a rare feat of scoring a century before lunch in the second Test here on Thursday.

Sehwag was unbeaten on 91 at the lunch-break before hammering a robust 128 not out on a rain-hit opening day. He dominated a 167-run stand for the opening wicket with Gautam Gambhir (56).

But unorthodox spinner Mendis and veteran left-arm seamer Vaas shared four quick wickets to reduce the tourists to 214-4 in the first innings at stumps. — AFP