Day 1 of first test match in Galle, SL vs IND

Ravi Shastri’s first test began today  as Team India began their encounter with Sri Lanka.


 Galle Stadium









Team India won the toss (having consecutive lost in their last tour of West Indîes) and elected to bat first.


Shikhar Dhawan clearly dominated the innings with a score of 190 from  168 balls which included 31 boundaries of 4 runs.


A strong partnership with right hand batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara  saw knock a 144 runs from 247 balls.

Abhinav Mukund and Captain Virat Kohli did not have a strong with each only getting  12 and 3 runs respectively, from balls coming from  Sri Lanka player Nuwan Pradeep and wickets by their wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella.

The first day ended with Ajinkya Rahane hitting 39 runs from 94 balls to close on 399/3 after 90 overs with C. Pujara.


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