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

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: November 28, 2017, 11:09 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



So, that's all for the day. India totally dominant, they have score more than 300 runs on the day and take their total to 312/2. Pujara gets a fine century and Murali Vijay too shows his class. The lead well over 100, India will be looking to build on this tomorrow, with Kohli probably eyeing another 100. Do join us for all the live action tomorrow!


50! Virat Kohli completes his 15th Test half century and you have to say he will be eyeing another 100 now, as we approach the last over of the day, India's lead also crosses 100, with only two wickets lost. Shows how dominant India have been right from ball 1!


Dilruwan Perera's poor run continues, he concedes 7 runs again and has been going at almost an economy of 6 here. Kohli, meanwhile moves to 49, 1 away from a half-century.


Kohli certainly eager to get on strike here, he will be looking to complete his half-century here before the end of day,


Pujara flicks one beautfully - as he has been doing throughout the day - between mid on and mid-wicket, and it goes to the boundary, he then just pads the remaining two deliveries. India move to 292/2..


Almost chopping onto the stumps there, Virat Kohli gets an inside edge as he moves away from the body but it goes down to fine leg and Kohli completes a double. He is nearing half-century here.


Kohli still running hard and ensuring that Pujara does the same. You could sympathise though with Pujara who has been in the middle throughout the day, and has faced 255 balls. Final 9 overs remaining in day's play.


50 partnership is up now between Kohli & Pujara, the Sri Lankan bowlers just haven't been able to cause even an iota of trouble to these two here, who have happily piled on the runs. The lead keeps on growing for India as well.


100! Pujara dabs it past the point fielder and Pujara runs two. He completes his 14th Test hundred, great innings yet again from Pujara, who is also the highest Test scorer for India in the current calendar year. India's lead increases to 60.


Kohli takes a single on the last ball, he has been aggressive right from ball 1 and has quickly moved onto 26 off just 37 balls. He will be eyeing back-to-back tons against hapless Lankan bowling here 


Sri Lanka haven't been very agile on the field. Virat Kohli steals a quick run on the second ball of the Gamage over. A bad cover up means that Indian steal three more runs, after the misfield. Kohli blocks the away the over nicely thereafter. India 257/2. 


Lakmal bowls consistently on Pujara's legs, that get him seven easy runs. The batsman faces no trouble as Lakmal feeds Pujara on his strength. India move to 253/2 in 84 overs.


Four: Another flick from Pujara, as Lakmal sprays the ball to the leg side. The ball races past mid-wicket to the boundary. Pujara moves to 95 now. 


Pujara edges closes to 100, as he moves onto 91, it has been another remarkable show of patience and grit from the Saurashtra batsman, he will now be looking to complete his 100.


Four: Another boundary for Virat Kohli as he keeps on scoring run at a brisk pace. This time, Kohli hits the a Herath delivery past sweeper cover for a boundary. Third four of the innings for Kohli in just short span of time in the middle.


Dinesh Chandimal has opted for the second new ball as he looks to picks a few wickets as quickly as possible. India have so much batting left in the innings, it is a frightening prospect for the visitors. Gamage gives 3 runs from his first over with the new ball.


Four: Virat Kohli seems to be in a hurry as he slams another boundary. Dilruwan tosses the ball up and Kohli clears his foot and hits the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. India now lead by 32 runs.


Four: Kohli has been out in the middle for hardly 10 minutes but his timing on that shot was immaculate. Herath bowls onto the body of Kohli and the India skipper just rolls his wrists and the ball goes away for a boundary in between mid-on and mid-wicket.


DRS: Another bad DRS call from the Sri Lankan as they went against they challenged the on-field umpire's not out call Virat Kohli. Herath's delivery thudded into the pads of Kohli but replay showed that the ball had taken an inside edge and Lanka waste their review.


Four: Tossed up delivery from Dilruwan and Pujara cleared his legs away from the crease and hits the ball past the mid-on fielder for a four. Tenth four of the innings for Pujara as he is now closing in on towards his century.


Out: Sri Lanka finally get their first breakthrough of the day as Herath gets rid of Vijay for 128. The right hander went for the sweep shot but the ball went straight down the throat of Dilruwan at short fine leg. With that, the stunning partnership also comes to an end.


Dilruwan gives away five runs in his last over. In the last 10 overs, Vijay and Pujara have scored 31 runs to keep the Indian scoreboard ticking with comfortable ease.


200: The partnership between Pujara and Vijay has crossed the 200-run mark now. Vijay is batting on 126 and Pujara is batting on 77. India in firm control of the match as things stand. 


Lead: India have surged into the lead as five runs came from that last over. The Vijay-Pujara partnership is taking the game away for the visitors and they need to take a wicket soon now to peg back the hosts a bit.


Five runs came from the last Dilruwan over and with that India also cross the 200-run mark in the innings. Cheteshwar Pujara has also completed 1000 runs in 2017 calendar year. India are now just 5 runs behind Lanka's first innings total.


Just one run came from that last Herath over and with that India are now only 10 runs behind the Lankan first innings score. Vijay are Pujara are propelling India to a huge score as things stand.


Injury: Vijay sweeps a Herath delivery and the ball crashes straight into the ribs of Sadeera who was fielding at forward short leg. Sadeera is down on the ground and he is in pain. The physio is out to look after him. Sadeera now makes his way out of the pitch.


Four: Another reverse sweep from Vijay and another boundary for the right hander. The last time Vijay played this shot against Dilruwan, the ball took a top edge and went for a boundary. However, this time, he was in full control of the shot and it trickled down to the boundary past the slip fielder.


Dilruwan bowls the second over of the final session and he gives three runs from it. Vijay and Pujara are playing risk-free cricket and the bowlers are not putting enough pressure on them for the batsmen to committ a mistake.


Ranagana Herath starts the final session with a maiden but Sri Lanka need wickets to break the pattern of play. If these two keep on batting, then India will post a huge total in the match. As it stands, everything is in favour of the hosts.


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

Cheteshwar Pujara (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Day 1 Review: From being India’s pace spearhead to being sidelined by the younger crop, Ishant Sharma has had a tough ride on the international scene in the last year. But on Friday, the most-experienced campaigner in the Indian Test team — with 77 appearances — showed his class as he played a pivotal role in bundling Sri Lanka for a meager 205 on the opening day of the second Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

At stumps, India were placed at 11/1, trailing by 194 with 9 wickets in hand. While Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 2, Cheteshwar Pujara is also batting on 2. The Lankan pace bowling duo of Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage did bowl their heart out and Gamage even rattled KL Rahul’s (7) stump. But going by Vijay and Pujara’s mood, a long day surely awaits the Lankans on Saturday.

It was a pitch in complete contrast to the lively track on offer in the opening Test in Kolkata, but the lanky pacer put his head down and showed great consistency to finish with figures of 3/37 from his 14 overs with 3 maidens. More than the wickets column, it was the areas he bowled in that reminded fans of his spell against England at the Lord’s in 2014. The only difference was that while he used the short ball to spell England’s end that fateful day, it was his fuller deliveries that did the trick on Friday.

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage

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