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Anything less than 200 a good target: Sehwag

Virender Sehwag believes “anything less than 200” will be a good target for India to chase on a surface offering assistance to the spinners.

He said, “we are bowling in good areas and we are getting help from the wicket. If we get Mahela (Jayawardene) and (Kumar) Sangakkara out early, then I think we will be in the game.”

He praised the spirited batting display of tailenders Abhimanyu Mithun and Amit Mishra. “The two batted well. We needed runs from them.”

About his second century of the series here, Sehwag said, “I was looking for opportunities to score runs, whether I can hit the ball. I do not want to play boring Test cricket.”

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga claimed his 100th Test wicket when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in the first over of the day.

This is the paceman's 30th Test.

“I am happy that I got hundred wickets and joined a select band of bowlers.

“I was subject to injuries in the last one and a half years and that prevented me from playing Test cricket.”

Despite a stuttering start in its second innings, he believed Sri Lanka was in with a good chance to win the Test. — Special Correspondent

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