IND vs SL 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score: India opt to bat in Virat Kohli’s 100th Test.© AFP
IND vs SL 1st Test Day 1 Live Score: Mayank Agarwal will look to anchor India’s innings on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali. Hanuma Vihari has joined him in the middle after Rohit was dismissed. Rohit and Mayank had given India a positive start by taking them past the 50-run mark without any hiccups. However, Lahiru Kumara struck in the 10th over to dismiss the India skipper. At the toss, India captain Rohit Sharma announced that the team will line-up with three spinners and just two pacers. Jayank Yadav joins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the spin department while it’s a similar looking pace duo of Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will look to spoil the party for India, as the Island nation also play their 300th game in Test cricket. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India XI: R Sharma (c), M Agarwal, H Vihari, V Kohli, S Iyer, R Pant (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, M Shami, J Bumrah, J Yadav
Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Matthews, Dhanajaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
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FOUR RUNS! GOOD SHOT!
Excellent shot from Vihari. On the fuller side of a length, not a half-volley at all, and in the corridor. Presses forward and transfers his weight into a punch-drive to find the gap between extra-cover and mid-off
Live Score; IND: 62/1 (11.1)
OUT! LAHIRU KUMARA STRIKES TO REMOVE ROHIT!
Rohit Sharma departs after a rapid start. Lahiru Kumara gets the breakthrough. A good short ball, angling into the body, so he doesn’t get the room he needs to place it where he wants or roll his wrists over the top of the bounce. He ends up hitting it in the air, straight into the hands of the fielder at long leg
Rohit Sharma c Lakmal b Kumara 29 (28)
Live Score; 52/1 (9.5)
FOUR RUNS! ROHIT DISPATCHES IT!
Slightly overpitched outside off, and Rohit leans forward and drives with an open face to the right of backward point to find the boundary. Good start for India.
Live Score; IND: 40/0 (7.3)
FOUR RUNS! FINE SHOT!
Excellent timing from Mayank. Lakmal goes full and across the stumps and ends up overpitching, and Agarwal gets forward and transfers his weight beautifully into a punchy drive to the left of wide mid-off.
Live Score; IND: 28/0
FOUR RUNS! FINE SHOR FROM MAYANK!
WHAT A SHOT! Pitched short, angling across, and gives Agarwal the time and room he needs to rock back and punch it to the right of backward point for a boundary. Good start this for India.
Live Score; IND: 9/0 (3.1)
FIRST RUNS ON THE BOARD FOR INDIA AND ROHIT!
India are off the mark with Rohit. Back of a length, angling across to finish close to off stump, and that’s a positive shot early on, gets on the back foot and punches crisply to the right of backward point.
Live Score; IND: 1/0 (1.2)
Suranga Lakmal starts with a dot ball. Not much bounce. A bit of outswing on a tight fourth-stump line. Agarwal stays in his crease and defends towards point.
Live Score; IND: 0/0 (0.1)
DRAVID FELICITATES KOHLI!
Kohli is being felicitated by India head coach and former batter Rahul Dravid, who hands him the momentous cap. An emotional morning for Kohli as he is all set to make his 100th appearance with his wife and family inside the IS Bindra PCA Stadium here in Mohali.
INDIA WIN TOSS!
India have won the toss and captain Rohit Sharma has elected to bat first at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali.
At the toss, India captain Rohit said: “It’s a huge honour to captain India, I never dreamt of it. Very much looking forward to it. It’s been quite buzzing, we know it’s a special occasion as not many people go on to play 100 Tests. We are playing three spinners and two seamers.”
Mohali has been a high-scoring venue over the years. Winning the toss could be key for both the teams. The average 1st innings total at the stadium in Test is 355 while the average 2nd innings total is 379. In the 3rd and 4th innings, the average totals are 270 and 129 respectively
SRI LANKA’s 300 TEST!
This is a landmark day on many fronts. This will be Sri Lanka’s 300th match in the longest format of the game. Sri Lanka lead the current World Test Championship (WTC) table with two wins from two games so far. Can they stun India here in Mohali? Only the time will tell.
ROHIT SHARMA’S 1st TEST AS CAPTAIN!
Rohit Sharma will lead India for the first time in a Test. What a journey for him in the whites so far. He was not even in the team a few years back. Now he is all set to lead them in a Test match. His record in white-ball cricket as captain has been exceptional.
Virat Kohli To Play His 100th Test
What a moment for Virat Kohli. He will become only the 12th Indian to play 100 Test matches for the country. The right-hander has been a colossal figure in Indian cricket and today is one such day that adds another feather to his illustrious cap.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. India won the T20I series 3-0 and they will look to whitewash the visitors in the two-match Test series starting today to bring their WTC campaign back on track.
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