Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1: Spinners, Ishant Hand India Advantage On Day 1
India vs Sri Lanka , 2nd Test Day 1, Highlights: India were 11 for one in reply to Sri Lanka's 205 at the close on the opening day of the second Test in Nagpur on Friday.
India were 11 for one in reply to Sri Lanka's 205 at the close on the opening day of the second Test in Nagpur on Friday. Lahiru Gamage bowled Lokesh Rahul for seven. Murali Vijay, on two, and Cheteshwar Pujara, on two, were batting with India trailing by 194 runs. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stood out for India with four wickets while Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal top-scored with 57 after the visitors elected to bat first. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1, straight from Nagpur
16:40 IST: It's STUMPS in Nagpur.
India 11/1 in 8 overs
Pujara 2*, Vijay 2*
Sri Lanka 205 all out
16:17 IST: WICKET! Lahiru Gamage castles KL Rahul for 7 runs. India 7/1 in 3.5 overs.
16:04 IST: A really wide delivery from Gamage first up and for some reason Rahul chases it. Luckily for him there is no edge.
16:02 IST: Some good swing for Lakmal buut Vijay is watchful, not playing a shot to any delivery he doesn't really need to play.
16:01 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul starts the innings with a brilliant boundary.
16:00 IST: Murali Vijay and KL Rahul are making their way to the middle.
15:51 IST: Sri Lanka all out for 205!. Ashwin has answered his critics brilliantly. After going wicketless in the opening Test, the off-spinner accounted for four of the Sri Lankan wickets to fall today. Jadeja too was amongst the wickets, taking 3 for 56. Meanwhile, the bowler to impressed the most on Day was Delhi's lanky speedster Ishant Sharma. After finding it hard to get a look into the Indian Test side, Ishant has grabbed the golden opportunity with both hands. He ended with innings figures of 3 for 37, including the Sri Lanka's opening duo. For Sri Lanka, Dinesh Chandimal was the highest scorer. The Sri Lankan scored 57 runs.
15:48 IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma removes Suranga Lakmal for 17 runs. Sri Lanka 205/9 in 79 overs.
15:40 IST: 200 comes up for Sri Lanka. Lakmal 13*, Herath 4*.
15:31 IST: It's time DRINKS!
15:24 IST: FOUR! Suranga Lakmal uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards fine leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 189/8 in 72.4 overs.
15:21 IST: BIG WICKET! Ashwin takes his third wicket, ends Dinesh Chandimal's stay at 57. Sri Lanka 184/8 in 71.3 overs.
15:17 IST: A loud lbw appeal from Ashwin. Umpire says NOT OUT. Kohli has asked for a review. And, it's OUT.
15:15 IST: WICKET! Jadeja takes his third wicket, removes Dilruwan Perera for 15 runs. Sri Lanka 184/7 in 70.4 overs
15:07 IST: SIX! Diruwan Perera stands tall and smashes Jadeja towards long-off for a clean hit. Sri Lanka 174/6 in 68.5 overs.
15:05 IST: A loud lbw appeal from Jadeja. Umpira has given OUT. Wait, Dilruwan Perera has asked for a review. And, it's NOT OUT.
14:55 IST: WICKET! Ashwin castles Shanaka for 2 runs. Second wicket for the Indian spinner. Sri Lanka 165/6 in 65.2 overs.
14:41 IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja removes Niroshan Dickwella for 24 runs. Sri Lanka 160/5 in 61 overs.
14:35 IST: FOUR! Dickwella sends Ashwin towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 157/4 in 59.4 overs.
14:33 IST: Hello and welcome back! Third and final session gets underway,
14:17 IST: It's TEA in Nagpur. Sri Lanka 151/4 in 59 overs (Karunaratne 51, Chandimal 47*; Ishant 2/33)
14:12 IST: FOUR! Chandimal sends the ball through covers. Beautiful shot from the right-hander. Sri Lanka 151/4 in 58.5 overs.
14:11 IST: FOUR! Fabulous shot from Chandimal. He drives the ball beautifully towards long off for a boundary.
14:08 IST: FOUR! Dickwella goes on backfoot and slashes the ball hard towards backward point for a boundary. Sri Lanka 141/4 in 57.3 overs.
14:06 IST: Sri Lanka are 137/4 in 57 overs. Can India bowl the islanders out under 200 runs?
14:03 IST: FOUR! What a hot from Dickwella. He uses the pace and cuts the ball towards deep backward point for a boundary. Sri Lanka 136/4 in 56.2 overs.
13:56 IST: Brilliant fielding from Ishant Sharma at the boundary ropes. He saves one run. Three runs for Dickwella.
13:53 IST: Chance for KL Rahul at forward short leg. The ball falls short of the fielder. Ashwin is not happy.
13:43 IST: BIG WICKET! Ishant Sharma ends Dimuth Karunaratne's stay at 51. Big breakthrough for India. Sri Lanka 122/4 in 51 overs.
13:35 IST: 50 overs gone! Sri Lanka 121/3. Karunaratne 51*, Chandimal 35*.
13:22 IST: FIFTY! Dimuth Karunaratne scores his 14th half-century. Sri Lanka 111/3 in 46.2 overs.
13:11 IST: FOUR! Chandimal sends Umesh Yadav towards deep extra cover region for a boundary. Lovely shot from him. 3000 Test runs for Chandimal.
13:09 IST: FOUR! Chandimal hits Jadeja towards sweeper cover. Excellent shot from him. Sri Lanka 98/3 in 44 overs.
13:06 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne sends Umesh towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 94/3 in 43 overs.
13:02 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne comes forward and hits the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka 89/3 in 42 overs.
12:50 IST: Karunaratne plays a pull towards backward square leg for a single.
12:33 IST: SIX! Chandimal dances down the track and smashes Ashwin straight down the ground for a huge SIX.
12:29 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Virat Kohli and Ashwin. Umpire says NOT OUT. The ball kissing the leg-stump. It's umpire's call now. And, it's NOT OUT. Sri Lanka 62/3 in 31 overs.
12:28 IST: A loud stumping appeal from Ashwin and Saha. Replay shows it's NOT OUT. Mathew is safe.
12:24 IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja removes Angelo Mathews for 10 runs. Sri Lanka 60/3 in 30 overs
12:18 IST: FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Angelo Mathews. Ashwin isn't happy with this. Great use of the feet from the Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka 59/2 in 28.4 overs.
12:15 IST: 50 comes up for Sri Lanka in 27.5 overs against India in Nagpur
12:12 IST: Hello and welcome back! the second session gets underway.
11:37 IST: It's LUNCH in Nagpur. Sri Lanka 47/2 in 27 overs (Karunaratne 21*; Ashwin 1/10, Ishant 1/19) at lunch on Day 1.
11:28 IST: Brilliant stumping from Wriddhiman Saha. It's OUT. Wait! It's a NO BALL. Jadeja has overstepped. Reprieve for Karunaratne.
11:23 IST: WICKET! First wicket for a spinner in the series. Ashwin dismisses Thirimanne for 9 runs. Sri Lanka 44/2 in 25 overs.
11:06 IST: DROPPED! Cheteshwar Pujara drops Karunaratne at mid-on. How costly it is going to be for India? The Sri Lankan gets reprieve on 17 runs.
10:57 IST: A direct hit and Virat Kohli is celebrating. Pujara was the man with the trow. But, Karunaratne has made it with ease.
10:38 IST: Ashwin starts with a maiden. Sri Lanka 32/1 in 13 overs.
10:34 IST: Virat Kohli brings Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.
10:30 IST: Drinks! Sri Lanka 32/1 in 12 overs. Lahiru Thirimanne 3*, Dimuth Karunaratne 14*.
10:20 IST: Thirimanne sends Umesh Yadav towards sweeper cover. He will get a couple.
10:16 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne sends Ishant straight down the ground for a boundary. Sri Lanka 27/1 in 8.3 overs.
10:08 IST: Karunaratne gets an outside edge and the ball races past gully. 2 runs for the Sri Lankan.
09:56 IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes, Samarawickrama departs for 13 runs. The Sri Lankan tries to play away from the body, gets an outside edge. Brilliant catch by Pujara at first slip. Sri Lanka 20/1 in 4.5 overs vs India.
09:35 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne hits the ball towards mid on for a boundary. Excellent placement from him. Sri Lanka 10/0 in 1.3 overs.
09:34 IST: FOUR! Samarawickrama hits first boundary of the match. The Sri Lankan sends Ishant towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 4/0 in 0.4 over.
09:30 IST: Ishant Sharma starts the proceedings. Samarawickrama is on the strike. Here we go....
09:27 IST: Umesh Yadav all set for his home Test.
India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage
09:07 IST: Team India all set to take on Sri Lanka in 2nd Test.
09:02 IST: TOSS: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal wins toss, opts to bat against India in Nagpur.
09:00 IST: Let's have a look at the pitch.
Tak a look at the pitch on Day 1 of the Nagpur Test. Win the toss and ? pic.twitter.com/BojzmlJBVd— BCCI (@BCCI) November 24, 2017
08:58 IST: Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the practice session.
08:50 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from the opening day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Nagpur.
Going into the second game, India will be brimming with confidence with the form of skipper Virat Kohli, whose fighting 50th international hundred in trying conditions at the Eden almost sealed the deal in the hosts' favour. Besides Kohli, the middle order comprising Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha also looked in good shape during the first match. But it will be interesting to see if India persist with two spinners -- especially Ravindra Jadeja, who made very little contribution with the ball and had a lukewarm match as a batsman.