India continued to massacre the Sri Lankan bowlers as they piled up another total of 600 following the first Test in Galle to declare at 622 for nine wickets on the second day of the second cricket Test here at the SSC ground on Friday and then had the home team on the ropes at 50 for 2 the close.
From an overnight 344 for 3 India continued its onslaught on the bowlers as Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane hammered knocks of 133 and 132 respectively before Wriddhiman Saha (67), Ravichandran Ashwin (54) and Ravindra Jadeja (70 not out) kept the scoreboard ticking.
Jadeja revelled with three sixes as the most experienced bowler in the Sri Lanka team Rangana Herath conceded 154 runs off 42 overs for four wickets.
Deciding to attack Sri Lanka with spin, India had instant success when Ravichandran Ashwin struck in the second over to have opener Upul Tharanga caught at forward short-leg for without a run on the board.
Next to depart was the other opener Dimuth Karunaratne who was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at first slip for 25 giving Ashwin his second scalp.
Kusal Mendis, a free-scoring batsman was forced to contain his stroke-play to remain unbeaten on 16 from 45 balls on a pitch that offered sharp turn to spinners Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.