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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 2: India’s struggles continue in Kolkata

Thursday, 16 November 2017

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 2: India’s struggles continue in Kolkata

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India 60/5. Only 11 overs and five balls could be bowled on the first day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka. The first session, a good part of the second and most of the third were all spent in the players waiting at the Eden Gardens dressing room for the rain to pass and the ground to be ready. When play did commence, India didn’t make a good show for themselves with three wickets already back in the hut – thanks to Suranga Lakmal. Finally, play had to abandoned on Day 1 due to bad light. Lakmal bowled six overs, gave no runs and took the wickets of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Catch live score and updates of Day 2 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka here.
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 2 Live cricket score and updates:
1046 hrs IST: Saha yet to get off the mark while Pujara has faced nearly 100 deliveries in his sage-like innings. Karunaratne has been introduced into the attack. Interestingly, his only Test wicket has been that of Cheteshwar Pujara
1031 hrs IST: Pujara hits a boundary off Gamage top relieve some of the pressure as Wriddhiman Saha joins him in the middle. India seem to be standing on quicksand. It looked like Rahane and Pujara were taking them out of this sticky situation they find themselves in when Rahane was dismissed. Ashwin seemed to be doing the same with Pujara when he plays a rather needless shot.
1024 hrs IST: GONE! R Ashwin is the next to walk, Shanaka picks up his second, India 50/5. Ashwin reaches for it and ends up hitting it straight to Dimuth Karunaratne at backward point. Ashwin was searching for that drive and he was never poised to execute that shot.
1015 hrs IST: Shanaka and Gamage are having a go as Suranga Lakmal gets a rest. Gamage’s latest delivery is a bouncer that moves right up to Ashwin’s neck, the latter tries to fend it off, ends up taking it right on his right thumb. The ball moves towards his off stump but Ashwin kicks it away before calling for medical help
0957 hrs IST: 21 overs gone in this match and India are 39/4. Ashwin and Pujara are now in the middle. Pujara as solid as ever while Ashwin has had a few close calls. Suranga Lakmal has thus far conceded five runs and threatens to take a wicket every time a batsman brings the willow near his delivery.
0941 hrs IST: GONE! Ajinkya Rahane pokes at a delivery that is floated outside off, nicks it to the keeper. Dasun Shanaka strikes in his very first over. It looked like things were settling for India with Rahane and Pujara in the middle but that was not the case as it turns out
0829 hrs IST: Ajinkya Rahane hits a four off Suranga Lakmal, the first runs conceded by the pacer so far in the match. He has bowled seven consecutive maiden overs before this and finally Rahane gets off the mark by somehow jabbing at it and getting the ball past gully. It was not pretty and Rahane had very little control over it, but tuns nonetheless off Lakmal
0921 hrs IST: Ajinkya Rahane faces Suranga Lakmal and leaves five balls but the sixth, he goes for and it misses the outside edge by inches. Lakmal has now crossed Jerome Taylor for consecutive dot balls
0914 hrs IST: Gamage bowls the final ball of the 11th over to start proceedings on Day 1. Cheteshwar Pujara leaves it and India’s score remains 17/3 at the end of it. 
0902 hrs IST: It pretty much was a stormy day for India as it was for Kolkata on Day 1. In fact it was a a midwinter day’s nightmare for the hosts and if you want to know how events unfolded, look no further: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: A midwinter day’s nightmare for India on Day 1
0853 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal ran over the visitors when rain wasn’t running over the Eden Gardens on Day 1. The second day’s proceedings are scheduled for an early start, with 9:15 AM IST being the scheduled time for the first session to begin. The weather forecast still is rains and so interruptions can be expected on Day 2 also. India, though will be chiefly concerned with not letting any more wickets slip out of their hands. It may be the perfect practice they would have been hoping for before they embark on the South Africa tour, but Virat Kohli and co. would not be too happy to become the first Indian team to be beaten by Sri Lanka at home in a Test match.

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