Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka's spinners struck five times to leave the tourists on the back foot at 329-6 at stumps.
Dhawan's (119) struck his sixth Test hundred was involved in a record 188-run opening stand with KL Rahul (85). Spinners Malinda Pushpakumara (3/40) and Lakshan Sandakan (2/84) struck late in the day to claim five of the six Indian wickets between them to fall.
India 329 for 6 (Dhawan 119, Rahul 85, Pushpakumara 3-40, Sandakan 2-84) v Sri Lanka.
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