Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul Shine To Put India On Top vs Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Highlights: India reached 171 for one in their second innings at stumps after dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the fourth day of the opening Test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
India reached 171 for one in their second innings at stumps after dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the fourth day of the opening Test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. At stumps, India were leading by 49 runs with openers KL Rahul (73) and Cheteshwar Pujara (2) at the crease. India opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant 94 runs and stitched a solid 166-run stand with Rahul for the opening wicket. Sri Lanka were bowled out by India for 294 in their first innings, a lead of 122 runs on the fourth day. Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvenshwar Kumar claimed four wickets each. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, straight from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
16:30 IST: It's STUMPS at Eden Gardens. India 171/1, lead by 49 runs.
KL Rahul 73*
Cheteshwar Pujara 2*
Dasun Shanaka 1/29
16:27 IST: The umpires are checking the light. They have asked to carry on.
16:20 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man at the crease.
16:17 IST: WICKET! Dasun Shanaka strikes, Shikhar Dhawan departs for 94. Heartbreak for Dhawan. He fell six runs short of his 7th Test century. India 166/1, lead by 44 runs.
16:13 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan plays a brilliant sweep shot towards backward square leg. He is on 93.
16:05 IST: Shikhar Dhawan is 13 runs short of his 7th Test century.
16:03 IST: 24 overs left in the day's play.
15:47 IST: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan slots it over mid wicket region. What a well-connected shot from the left-hander.
15:38 IST: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and smashes Rangana Herath towards long on for a maximum. INDIA 126/0, LEAD BY 4 RUNS.
15:30 IST: FOUR! Dhawan picks the ball nicely and send towards long on for a boundary. India 116/0, trail by 6 runs.
15:25 IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan brings up his fourth half-century. India 110/0, trail by 12 runs.
15:23 IST: FOUR! Dhawan comes forward and cuts the ball towards backward point for a boundary. India 107/0, trail by 15 runs.
15:06 IST: A loud lbw appeal from Dilruwan Perera. Umpire says NOT OUT. Chandimal, after consulting Perera, has asked for a review. Replay shows it's bat and then pad. It's NOT OUT. Sri Lanka have lost both reviews.
15:00 IST: FIFTY! KL Rahul brings up his 10th half-century
14:54 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul moves to 45 with a boundary towards sweeper cover. Excellent shot from the India opener. India 79/0, trail by 43 runs.
14:48 IST: Hello and welcome back. Third and final session gets underway.
14:28 IST: That's TEA at Eden Gardens. India 70/0, trail by 52 runs.
KL Rahul 36*
Shikhar Dhawan 33*
14:26 IST: FOUR! Dhawan sends Lakmal towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Excellent shot from him. India 70/0, trail by 52 runs.
14:23 IST: Five runs off Dilruwan Perera's over. India 65/0, trail by 57 runs.
14:20 IST: A loud caught appeal from Dilruwan Perera. Umpire says NOT OUT. Replays shows there is no bat. It's NOT OUT. Dhawan is safe. Sri Lanka lose a review.
14:03 IST: FOUR! What a shot from Dhawan. The left-hander leands forward and drives the ball through covers.
13:57 IST: FOUR! Dhawan comes down the track and hits Shanaka towards long-on for a boundary. India 43/0, trail by 79 runs.
13:52 IST: 10 overs gone! India 36/0, trail by 86 runs.
13:22 IST: FOUR! Dhawan goes on backfoot and plays a pull towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 22/0
13:17 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan goes on back-foot and hits the ball towards sweeper cover region. India 17/0, trail by 105 runs.
13:13 IST: FOUR! Third boundary from KL Rahul. He drives the ball towards deep extra cover. 12 runs off Lahiru Gamage's over. India 13/0, trail by 109 runs.
13:11 IST: FOUR! Another one from KL Rahul. This time he sends the ball straight down the ground. India 9/0
13:10 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul plays a beautiful shot towards deep extra cover.
13:05 IST: India openers KL Rhaul and Shikhar Dhawan are making their way to the middle.
12:54 IST: Sri Lanka 294 ALL OUT. They lead by 122 runs.
Mohammed Shami 4/100
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/88
Rangana Herath 67
12:48 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets rid of Rangana Herath for 67 runs. Sri Lanka 290/9, lead by 118 runs.
12:32 IST: FOUR! Rangana Herath sends Umesh Yadav towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Herath is now the highest-scorer of the match.
12:25 IST: FIFTY! Rangana Herath scores his 3rd half-century. Sri Lanka 272/8, lead by 100 runs
12:15 IST: Hello and welcome back. The second session gets underway.
11:34 IST: That's LUNCH at Eden Gardens. Sri Lanka 263/8, lead by 91 runs.
Rangana Herath 43*
Suranga Lakmal 10*
11:31 IST: FOUR! Rangana Herath sends the ball over the slip cordon for a boundary. Excellent stuff from him. Sri Lanka 259/8, lead by 87 runs.
11:22 IST: Lakmal misses a pull and the ball hit the grille of the helmet. Lakmal's back neck guard falls. A well-directed bouncer from Shami. He is alright.
11:12 IST: Great shot by Rangana Herath. But Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant fielding at the boundary ropes denies Herath a boundary.
11:10 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami takes his third, removes Dilruwan Perera for 5. Sri Lanka 244/8, lead by 72 runs.
10:48 IST: FOUR! Rangana Herath smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka 233/7, lead by 61 runs.
10:42 IST: Umesh Yadav starts his 16th over. Three slips have been placed.
10:26 IST: FOUR! Rangana Herath sends Umesh Yadav towards sweeper covers for a boundary. Sri Lanka 215/7, lead by 43 runs.
10:14 IST: A loud lbw appeal from Shami. It looks so close. Umpire has given OUT. Wait! Perera has asked for a review. It's NOT OUT. Perera survives.
10:06 IST: FOUR! Rangana Herath sends Bhuvneshwar towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka 206/7, lead by 34 runs.
10:01 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami ends Dinesh Chandimal's stay at 28. Sri Lanka 201/7, lead by 29 runs. Sri Lanka have lost 3 wickets in 10 balls. What a comeback from India.
09:55 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Dasun Shanaka for a duck. Sri Lanka 201/6, lead by 29 runs.
09:51 IST: Test: WICKET! Shami gets first breakthrough of morning, ends Dickwella's stay at 35. Sri Lanka 200/5, lead by 28 runs
09:45 IST:Three boundaries off Bhuvneshwar's over. Sri Lanka 196/4, lead by 24 runs.
09:43 IST: FOUR! Chandimal hits Bhuvneshwar towards sweeper cover for a magnificent boundary. 50-run stand comes up between Chandimal and Dickwella.
09:41 IST: FOUR! Dickwella picks the ball nicely and lofts it over long on for a boundary. Confident shot from him.
09:38 IST: FOUR! Chandimal sends Shami between mid wicket and long on. Sri Lanka 183/4, lead by 11 runs.
09:35 IST: 50 overs gone! Sri Lanka 179/4, lead by 7 runs. Dickwella 26*, Chandimal 15*.
09:27 IST: FOUR! Confident shot from Dickwella. He picks the ball nicely and flicks it away towards square leg. Scores are level.
09:18 IST: Good news for India is that Mohammed Shami, who had walked off the field late on Day 3, is up and running and seems to be bowling full tilt.
09:15 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings for India on Day 4.
09:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the fourth day's play between India and Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli will be hoping that his bowlers can make an instant impact today and keep the visitors in check.
Having taken a review to overturn umpire Joel Wilson's decision which resulted in Ravindra Jadeja's dismissal, Sri Lanka took another review successfully to save Karunaratne even though the opener did not last long. Interestingly, both Thirimanne and Mathews both faced 94 balls each in their innings and struck eight boundaries each. Earlier, coming out to bat at an overnight score of 47, Cheteshwar Pujara (52 off 117) completed his half-century in the morning but could not make it big after being cleaned up by Lahiru Gamage (2/59) with a superb in-cutter.