Pant, Vihari star as India take control


IND vs SL Day 1 highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari star- Team India enjoyed a fine outing on Day 1 of the IND vs SL 1st Test at Mohali on Friday. Having won the toss and opted to bat 1st, new captain Rohit Sharma’s decision paid rich dividends with Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari starring against a Sri Lankan attack that struggled to keep the Indians at bay. Ravindra Jadeja (44*) and Ravichandran Ashwin (10*) safely batted out the last few overs as India went past 350 to end the Day 1 on 357/6. Follow India vs Sri Lanka LIVE score updates on InsideSport.IN

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

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.

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. 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. 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.

India 1st Innings: 357/6

 

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3rd session – 6th HOUR

  • Day 1 Stumps: India 357/6 (Jadeja 45*, Ashwin 10*; Eumbuldeniya 2/107)
  • FOUR! Ashwin pulls the final ball of the day to the fine leg boundary.
  • FOUR! Outside egde, runs down to third man as Ravindra Jadeja bags another boundary.
  • FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin gets off the mark with a glorious cover drive.
  • FOUR! Lucky! Jadeja finds an inside edge which runs down to the fine leg boundary.
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Most Dismissals in 90s at Home in Tests for India

6: Sachin Tendulkar
4: Rishabh Pant*
4: Sunil Gavaskar

Most 90s by wicket keeper in Test history:

5 Pant
5 Dhoni

  • WICKET! HUGE Breakthrough for Sri Lanka! Suranga Lakmal knocks over Risbah Pant, after the ball jags back in to kiss the top of the stumps.
  • Sri Lanka review! Karunaratne reviews once again, but Pant survives after snicko shows a clear spike.
  • Second new ball taken by Sri Lana.
  • Sri Lanka Review! Vishwa Fernando hits Jadeja on the pads, but an inside edge meant that the left-hander is safe.
  • 100 partnership up off just 108 balls between Jadeja and Pant
  • FOUR! Dances down the track again and hits it straight as a bullet to storm into the 90s.
  • FOUR! Pant steps down the track, finds the midwicket fence for yet another boundary.
  • SIX! One-handed! Pant dances down the track and deposits Dhananjaya into the stands.
  • FOUR! Rishabh Pant special! The Indian wicketkeeper brings out a trademark one-handed strike to find the fence.
  • 300 up for India as Jadeja, Pant add 72 for the 6th wicket.

Rishabh Pant 1st innings scores in home Tests
92
92
91
58*
1
101
66*

  • FOUR! 22 off the over! Rishabh Pant now plays it down to third man for a yet another boundary.
  • FOUR! Pant is toying with Embuldeniya! The Lankan spinner bowls short and Pant smashes it through extra cover for a boundary.
  • SIX! Pant goes big again, connects to find a maximum over deep mid wicket.
  • 50 Partnership up between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja.
  • SIX! Rishabh Pant steps down the track, deposits Lasith Embuldeniya into the stand.
  • FOUR! Dhananjaya bowls short and Jadeja deals with it brilliantly to fetch another boundary.
  • FIFTY! Rishabh Pant reaches his 50. His eighth in Test matches and 1st vs Sri Lanka.

3rd session- 5th HOUR

  • FOUR! Jadeja works Embuldeniya to the boundary with a late cut as India continue to rebuild.
  • FOUR! Dragged down and Jadeja gives it a thump to find the boundary. 250 up for India!
  • CLOSE! Dhananjaya gets one to turn sharply but Jadeja’s edge lands just short of Thirimanne at 1st slip.
  • Injury update: Lahir Kumara has a hamstring niggle and is unlikely to take the field today.
  • FOUR! Rishabh Pant continues to take the attack to Asalanka, fetches a boundary with a smart sweep.
  • FOUR! Asalanka bowls short and Rishabh Pant pounces to find a boundary.
  • WICKET! Dhananjaya de Silva strikes! Shreyas Iyer is bamboozled by a fine delivery as Sri Lanka’s bowling change works like a charm.
  • Charith Asalanka to complete the last ball of the over.
  • Lahiru Kumara is walking off. He has pulled up his hamstring. Kusal Mendis comes in as a substitute.
  • FIFTY! Another good partnership for India. Iyer and Pant are approaching a 50-run stand.
  • FOUR! Iyer keeps ticking the scorecard. This time, he takes on Lakmal and hammers him for a 4.
  • FOUR! Rishabh Pant steps out and hammers Lakmal for a 4.
  • Back from Tea break and Iyer & Pant bring up 200 runs for India.

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2nd session- 4th HOUR

  • FOUR! Shreyas Iyer takes charge this time, smashes a lovely cover drive off Lasith.
  • CHANCE! Edge and Shreyas Iyer gave away a chance in the slips but it didn’t carry.
  • Shreyas Iyer comes in.
  • WICKET! Another big wicket, Hanuma Vihari departs. Tried to go for the drive and dragged in a wider delivery off Vishwa.
  • Rishabh Pant joins Hanuma Vihari.
  • WICKET! Massive blow for India. Kohli departs and falls short of his half-century.
  • 7th no-ball from Sri Lanka and Hanuma gave away a catch.
  • FOUR! Kohli’s classic square cut off Vishwa and he is approaching another half-century.
  • Time for drinks and Kohli-Vihari have steadied the ship.
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2nd session- 1st HOUR

  • Virat Kohli becomes 6th Indian to score 8000 Test runs.
  • 8000 Test runs by Indians
    154 S Tendulkar
    157 R Dravid
    160 V Sehwag
    166 S Gavaskar
    169 V KOHLI
    201 VVS Laxman
  • Kohli is just a run away from completing 8000 Test runs. He will become 6th Indian to do so.
  • Kohli and Vihari take India across 150-run mark.
  • Vihari brings up his 5th half-century.
  • Lahiru Kumara comes in. He has been expensive going at an economy rate of 5.
  • Hanuma Vihari is closing in on his 50.
  • Virat Kohli just 14 runs away from completing 8000 Test runs.
  • FOUR! Virat Kohli making depth of the crease, pounces on a short one from Embuldeniya
  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari takes his front leg across, brilliant timer of the cricket ball
  • FOUR! Virat Kohli gets into a terrific position and lunges back to get that towards the square region
  • FOUR! Straight drive, Hanuma Vihari hits back at full delivery
  • Hanuma Vihari on strike against Lasith Embuldeniya

1st session- 2nd HOUR

  • FOUR! Virat Kohli hits a STRAIGHT DRIVE and Rahul Dravid elated
  • DROPS short- Vihari survives thick edge at 1st slips
  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari’s time to shine, looking in dazzling touch
  • VIRAT KOHLI IS OFF THE MARK
  • WICKET! Mayank Agarwal lbw out to Lasith Embuldeniya
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal is ensuring he plays big innings after Rohit went early
  • FOUR! Glorious stroke from Hanuma Vihari, he plays at the last-minute

1st session- 1st HOUR

  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari picks up from Rohit left off, finds sweet spot of the bat
  • WICKET!!!! Rohit Sharma caught out at boundary region as Kumara strikes
  • FOUR! Fifty partnership comes up for Rohit & Mayank
  • Another FOUR! Rohit Sharma blasts Lahiru Kumara at 149kmph
  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma pounces on to the looseners, making most of the scoring opportunities
  • Second NO-BALL, Lakmal unable to control his run-up
  • FOUR! Mayank making the most of the moment, leaning on to the drive, full commitment, Vishwa Fernando unhappy
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal forced to play good length ball, takes the outside edge and beats Gully
  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma dominate Vishwa Fernando this time, another exquisite shot towards the offside.
  • CONSECUTIVE FOURS! Mayank Agarwal this time gets off the mark with timely shots towards the point and cover region
  • FOUR! First boundary off India innings towards the leg side feat. Rohit Sharma
  • Vishwa Fernando will bowl from the other end to join Suranga Lakmal.
  • Rohit Sharma & Mayank Agarwal kick start India batting. Suranga Lakmal begins proceedings with the ball. He starts off with a maiden.

IND vs SL 1st Test: First & Second session summary:

Visitors made a comeback in the post-lunch session as they got the prized scalps of Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari but the hosts are still in a strong position scoring 199/4 going into Tea here at the PCA IS Bindra stadium.

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 8,000 Test runs. The Sri Lankan bowlers struggled as they bowled a lot of front foot no balls.

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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.

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.

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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.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav

8:57 AM:

8.35 AM: India can again GEAR UP to be WORLD NO. 1 TEST TEAM 

Team India are currently ranked second in ICC Test Rankings. They are only 1 point behind Australia. A whitewash can help India take the pole position subject to Australia’s performances against Pakistan in the upcoming 3-match Test series. If India will win 2-0 then they will add 10 points but Australia can play spoilsport.

8.10 AM: Rohit Sharma Debut as TEST CAPTAIN

After taking white-ball captaincy by storm with a back-to-back whitewash against West Indies & Sri Lanka, he will kick start his Test captaincy against SL at Mohali. He will look to win his first series as red-ball captain against minnows.

7.25 AM: End of Pujara, Rahane era – New Indian middle order

With Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane, Team India is expected to enter a new era. The likes of Ishant Sharma & Wriddhiman Saha have been also ruled out of the tournament. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill are expected to play the role of India’s new middle order.

6.30 AM: Virat Kohli is all set to achieve these 3 big records in his 100th Test

  • Needs 38 more runs to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket
  • Can equal Ricky Ponting’s record with his 71st international century
  • Set to join Sachin Tendulkar on elite list- 100 or more Tests

6 AM: We are just hours from Toss ahead of the opening Test. Toss coming your way at 9 AM.

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Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikar Bharat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Priyank Panchal, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Saurabh Kumar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and Jayant Yadav.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket-keeper), Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay.

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