COLOMBO: India were 21-3 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday, an overall lead of 132 runs.
Skipper Virat Kohli was unbeaten on one and Rohit Sharma was on 14 after the tourists were reduced to 7-3 by the sixth over.
India made 312 in their first innings and Sri Lanka replied with 201 on a day in which 15 wickets fell at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Debutant Kusal Perera top-scored with 55 and Rangana Herath made 49, with the last four wickets adding 154 runs after the hosts were reduced to 47-6.
Seamer Ishant Sharma finished with 5-54 to help India take a lead of 111 runs.
Earlier, Indian opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 to their overnight score of 292-8 before being dismissed 25 minutes after play began.
Sri Lanka won the opening Test in Galle by 63 runs and India drew level with a 278-run victory in the second match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo last Monday.