Sri Lanka drawn 1st Test against India

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 0

India and Sri Lanka has recently finished their 1st test which was staged at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Sri Lanka is visiting India to play a series that consists of Test, ODI and T20I. Test series consists of three matches where the 1st Test has successfully finished. Sri Lanka drawn 1st Test against India.

Sri Lanka drawn 1st Test against India

The 1st test was started in 16th November, 2017 where Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field first. In 1st and 2nd days of the match, rain affected there and so, just less that 35 overs were staged in two days. But since the 3rd day, sky was cleared and full day was played by the teams. India facing batting collapsed in the 1st innings where they scored just 172 runs by losing all wickets. Due to rain, ground was turned to bowling favoured and bowlers of the Lions took the chances. Suranga Lakmal took four wickets in the first innings for the Lions. Sri Lanka batted well in their 1st innings and by when crease turned to good and also batsmen got opportunity to play well. The Lions scored 294 runs in their first innings where three players touched fifty runs milestone. For India Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami took four wickets each.

In 2nd innings, India turned back and played as usual. Due to their strong batting line up, openers made a stand and added 166 runs partnership there. Lokesh Rahul scored 79 runs and Shikhar Dhawan scored 94 runs for the team. Cheteshwar Pujara who played well in the first innings did not do good in 2nd innings but skipper Virat Kohli played well and made a century there and remained unbeaten. He scored 104 runs. Lower orders did not play good and so clever Kohli announced the innings before getting all out. By scoring 352 runs, India declared their innings.

But unlike first innings, Lankan players were dominated by Indian bowlers in the 2nd innings. Within 22 runs, they lost top four wickets and it seemed that if there was time, Indian bowlers could packet them for sure. No one could cross 30 runs milestone but Niroshan Dickwella scored highest 27 runs for the team. Their luck was so well because within very short time, the fifth day was over. But in the meantime Sri Lanka lost their seven wickets by scoring just 75 runs. So, the matches finished with draw. Now, they have still two matches in hand to decide the winners.


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