Jadeja and R Ashwin TARGET 500-run


IND vs SL Live Score: India target big total – At Day 1 stumps, India posted a huge 357/6 first innings total in Mohali in the first Test against Sri Lanka. With Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin on the crease, India are targeting a 500-run first-innings total. The platform was set by Rishabh Pant (96) and Hanuma Vihari (58) half-centuries. Follow India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

On Day 2, the target will be simple, get to 500 and give Sri Lanka an impossible task and bowl them out as quickly as possible. India’s two pacers — Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami — have looked in great form besides R Ashwin in Indian conditions and the trio will look to bowl out Sri Lanka within Day 3.

IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali - Follow 1st Test Live Updates
India will aim to reach the 500 mark as early as possible on Day 2 of the India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match

IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali – Follow 1st Test Live Updates

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India’s day 1 scores batting 1st vs SL in last 5 home Tests
385/6 Ahmedabad 2009
417/2 Kanpur 2009
17/3 Kolkata 2017 (11.5 overs)
371/4 Delhi 2017
357/6 Mohali 2022 *

India still have three batsmen left in Jadeja, Ashwin and Jayant Yadav and getting to the 500-run mark won’t be difficult. Jadeja is batting on 45 while Ashwin scored 10 off 11 with Jayant yet to bat. Add Mohammed Shami and Bumrah’s batting skills to the mix, getting another 150-odd run looks achievable.

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Even though the pitch has offered assistance to spinners, Sri Lanka were not able to grab that with both hands. Lasith Embuldeniya looked dangerous but Rishabh Pant took him to cleaners hammering 22 runs in one over. Other than him, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara and Dhananjaya de Silva all bagged a wicket each but all of them were expensive and Indian batters looked comfortable going against them.

IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali – Follow 1st Test Live Updates

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Day 1 Summary:

Earlier in the day captain, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first, India started off well with openers Rohit and Agarwal, thrashing the Lankan bowlers. The duo took the hosts to the 50-run mark in just 9 overs.

The visitors finally heaved a sigh of relief when Lahiru Kumara dismissed Rohit, who was caught by Suranga Lakmal at the fine leg, leaving the team’s total at 52/1. Following the skipper’s dismissal, Vihari joined Agarwal and kept the scoreboard moving for India.

Agarwal was then sent back for 33 runs by Lasith Embuldeniya. His wicket meant Virat Kohli’s arrival, who is playing his 100th Test match.

Then, Kohli along with Vihari anchored the innings and ensured that there was no further damage.

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IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali – Follow 1st Test Live Updates

Resuming the post-lunch session at 109/2 the duo of Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari carried on in a solid manner as the duo notched up a fifty partnership and Vihari also notched up his fifth Test half-century to take the team’s total to the 150-run mark.

Virat Kohli kept scoring runs at a brisk pace and became the sixth Indian batter to notch up a milestone of 8000 Test runs. The Sri Lankan bowlers struggled as they bowled a lot of front foot no balls.

The 90-run partnership between Kohli and Vihari was finally broken as Lasith Embuldeniya cleaned up Kohli for 45 to leave India at 170/3. In the space of five runs, India lost another wicket in the form of well-set Hanuma Vihari who played on to left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando for 58 to leave India at 175/4.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer batted sensibly from there on to ensure that there was no further damage as India scored 199/4 going into Tea scoring 90 runs in the session losing 2 wickets.

IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali – Follow 1st Test Live Updates

Resuming the post-tea session at 199/4 Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer batted sensibly as India crosses the 200-run mark and the duo notched up a fifty partnership. Shreyas Iyer was looking good but was dismissed leg before wicket by Dhananjaya de Silva for 27 to leave India at 228/5 breaking the 53-run partnership. Pant carried on kept scoring runs at a brisk pace by hitting boundaries and went on to score his 8th Test half-century. Ravindra Jadeja who was making a comeback into the Test team after recovering from injury showed little signs of rust and gave company to Pant from the other end.

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Pant-Jadeja duo notched up a fifty partnership. Wicket-keeper batter Pant became aggressive after his half-century and started taking the Lankan spinners to the cleaners hitting some big sixes against them.

Pant along with Jadeja took the team’s total beyond the 300-run mark and notched up a 100-run partnership. Rishabh Pant missed on a century as he was cleaned bowled for 96 by pacer Suranga Lakmal.

Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin from there on ensured that there was no further loss of wicket as India ended day-1 at 357/6. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 45 while Ashwin was unbeaten on 10.

IND vs SL Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin TARGET 500-run first innings total in Mohali – Follow 1st Test Live Updates

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