Sehwag (91) took on the Lankan attack aggressively. In the process he also reached to his maiden half-century against Lankans. This was his 14th fifty of his Test career. He reached the 50-run mark with the help of eight 4s and one 6.
His partner Gambhir too scored a half-century with the help of seven fours. Earlier, Anil Kumble won the toss and elected to bat first. Both captains have fielded unchanged teams.
Sri Lanka are leading the three-match Test series 1-0. In their first Test match at Colombo, Sri Lanka had bundled India within four days to record a win by an innings and 239 runs. Lankan spin duo Muralitharan and Mendis were instrumental in scripting India's debacle.
Sri Lanka: MG Vandort, BSM Warnapura, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakratne Dilshan, HAPW Jayawardene, Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Muttiah Muralitharan.