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India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd Test Day 1 in Nagpur, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: November 28, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

2nd Test, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 24 - 28 November, 2019

Toss won by Sri Lanka (decided to bat)

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli



That's it for Day 1, India 11/1 after 8 overs but they will be happy with their bowling effort. Dismissing Sri Lanka for 205 on what was a good batting pitch, except for KL Rahul's early dismissal, the day has truly belonged to Virat Kohli and his men. India will now looking to bat big in the first innings, to ensure they don't have to face Herath in the 4th. Do join us for all the live action tomorrow!


Vijay plays out yet another maiden over, he is on 1 off 27 balls, not that it will worry him. 1 over left for the day and he will be hoping that his contribution for the day is done! Gamage to bowl the final over of the day.


Another maiden over, as Vijay shows his perfect front foot defence. India 8/1 after 6 overs here.


Vijay finally gets off the mark on the 15th delivery he faces, both Vijay and Rahul will be happy to play out the day here and start again tomorrow. India 8/1 after 5 overs.


WICKET! KL Rahul departs! Poor shot, playing away from the body, he gets an inside edge and it clatters onto the stumps. His feet didn't move at all, he will be disappointed with that. Rahul departs for 7, Gamage gets the wicket. India 7/1.


Lakmal and Gamage not making the job any tougher for Indian openers here, they are not making them play enough and both Vijay, Rahul are happy to leave anything outside the off stump.


Five runs off the first over for India, KL Rahul gets a single off the last ball and India are 5/0 after the 1st over.


FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary, KL Rahul gets a stylish boundary to start his innings. This shows how good the pitch is.


So, India will have to play 8 overs before end of the day, that period which the openers hate..KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are on the field though to face the challenge!


WICKET! That's it, all over for Sri Lanka, Herath departs now, Ashwin gets the wicket, gets an edge and Rahane takes a great catch at first slip, it was low but he followed the ball beautifully. SL are all out for 205 here.


WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes! What a delivery, pitches and moves away from the bat. Lakmal trying to poke at it but he gets a thin inside edge and the ball carries to Saha. Ishant doing the job Kohli bought him on for. Lakmal departs for 19, SL 205/9. Ishant gets his third wicket of the day.


Pujara standing in the catching position between the non-striker and the umpire, rather interesting fielding position from Virat Kohli as Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack. India going for pace to wipe the tail here. Lakmal though is continuing to go for his shots, get another boundary away, he is on 17 off 24 balls.


Lakmal seems to be going for the long handle, he connects one and the ball bounces just short of the boundary. SL closing in on 200, they are 199/8 at the moment.


Herath will be looking to repeat his heroics of 1st Test, SL really need a big total here, they looked set for a score of around 300 but the Indian spinners have got their mojo back in this game after a quiet outing in Kolkata!


Every ball is an event now, Indian spinners totally dominant at the moment, Lakmal going for an ugly heave towards the leg side which he connects and Sri Lanka get a much needed boundary. India totally on top though at the moment.


OUT: Horrendous shot from Chandimal and he pays for it with his wicket. Chandimal went for the reverse hit off the bowling of Ashwin, but the ball crashed into his pads. Umpire said not out but Kohli opted to use the DRS. Replays showed that the ball was indeed hitting the wicket. So, Chandimal departs for 57 and SL lose their eighth wicket now. 


OUT: Ravindra Jadeja picks his third wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Dilruwan Perera. Jadeja bowled a straighter one and the ball hit him right in front of the wicket and the umpire gave him out. But Dilruwan opted to use the DRS, against the wishes of skipper Chandimal. Replays showed it was plumb and he had to go for 15. Sri Lanka: 187/7


Skipper Virat Kohli will be really happy with the way his two premier spinners have bowled in the final innings of the day. Both Ashwin and Jadeja now have two wickets a piece in the innings. Ashwin proves to be a bit expensive there as he gives 6 runs from the over. Sri Lanka: 180/6.


DRS: Jadeja thought he got his third wicket of the day when the ball hit the pads of Dilruwan and umpire gave it out LBW. Dilruwan asked for a review and it was overturned as replays showed that the ball had hit his bat first. Sri Lanka: 174/6.


Dropped: Not an easy chance this by any stretch of the imagination but Pujara drops a chance at short leg. Ashwin bowls from around the wicket and Dilruwan simply flicks it. There was hardly any time for Pujara to react and the ball popped out of his hands. Just one run came from the over, Sri Lanka: 168/6.


This is simply excellent bowling from the two Indian spinners as they are hunting in pairs at the moment. After a bad first Test, both Ashwin and Jadeja are bowling beautifully at the moment. Jadeja now gives away just two runs from his over. Sri Lanka: 167/6.


OUT: R Ashwin picks his second wicket of the innings as he castles Shanaka for 2. Ashwin bowls a straighter one from around the wicket and Shanaka fails to spot it. The ball crashes into the off stump. Also, just one run came from that over. Sri Lanka: 165/6.


Jadeja now bowls his fourth maiden of his innings. The two Indian spinners are bowling well in tandem at the moment. Since the dismissal of Dickwella, Chandimal has also gone into his shell a bit. Sri Lanka: 164/5.


Chance: Ashwin bowls a classic off spinner from around the wicket and the ball taken an edge of the bat of Shanaka but is lands safely, away from the leg-slip. Just two runs came from that Ashwin over and Indian bowlers are firmly on top at the moment. Sri Lanka: 164/5.


Jadeja seems to have found his groove and he troubling the batsman with every delivery that he bowls. The southpaw now bowls a maiden over and Shanaka was on the back-foot right through the over. Sri Lanka: 162/5.


OUT: Dickwella loses his concentration after tea as right after Chandimal reached his fifty, the southpaw throws away his wicket. Reckless shot from the soutpaw off the bowling of Jadeja and the ball goes high in the air and Ishant takes an easy catch at mid-off. Sri Lanka lose their fifth wicket.


50: Chandimal reaches his fifty with a single and this is his 14th Test half-century in the longest format of the game. The skipper is leading from the front under tough circumstances.


Ashwin bowls the first over after tea and he gives away six runs from it. Dickwella drives the ball through the covers and the ball sneaks underneath Jadeja for a boundary. Good start by the visitors after the break. Sri Lanka: 157/4.


8 runs from the Umesh over as Chandimal strikes two boundaries to end the session. Really positive batting in the second session here from the Lankans after a safety-first approach from them in the opening session. Sri Lanka's score reads 151/4 at TEA. Chandimal is batting on 47 and Dickwella on 18.


One bad delivery from Umesh Yadav and it has been dispatched emphatically by Dickwella. Umesh bowls short and wide and the southpaw cuts the ball past he point fielder for a boundary. A single in the last ball means five runs comes from this over and Dickwella is continue to take strike. Sri Lanka: 137/4.


India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd Test Day 1 in Nagpur, Highlights: As It Happened

Sri Lankan cricket team. (AP Image)

PREVIEW IND VS SL: After narrowly missing out on a win in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens, a confident India will be aiming to extend their dominance over Sri Lanka when the two sides face off in the second Test from Friday. The hosts came agonisingly close to going 1-0 up in the three-match rubber but bad light ruined their chances to do so on the final day of the rain-marred first Test in Kolkata. Inspired by the performance of the fast bowlers in the first Test and keeping in mind the upcoming tour of South Africa early next year, the hosts are once again set to test the Sri Lankans on a green track at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Jamtha. The Indian pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared all the 17 Sri Lankan wickets which fell during the first Test. But with Bhuvneshwar tying the knot, he was released from the squad for the remainder of the series. Pacer Ishant Sharma, a veteran of 77 Tests, looks set to join the pace battery for the series. The other change in the Indian XI will be at the top of the order with opener Murali Vijay joining Lokesh Rahul after Shikhar Dhawan asked for a break due to personal reasons. Going into the second game, India will be brimming with confidence with the form of skipper Virat Kohli, whose fighting 50th international hundred in trying conditions at the Eden almost sealed the deal in the hosts' favour.
The live broadcast of the match will be shown on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Tamil while the live streaming of the match can be caught on The match is scheduled to start at 9 AM IST. You can also check out CricketNext's LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis.

Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Viswa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilruwan Perera and Roshen Silva.

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