It was a bad day at the office for the Sri Lankan bowlers, to say the least. Not only did they fail to pick up wickets at regular intervals, they were utterly unsuccessful in stemming the Indian run-flow in any way. Pacers,
Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep were the ones who had to take a severe beating as they leaked runs like a damaged sink-tap. Pradeep conceded 106 runs in his quota of 10 overs while Lakmal gave away 71 runs in his 8 overs, leaving Sri Lanka with barely a sliver of a chance to make a contest out of the game in the second innings.