India vs Sri lanka, 1st Test, Day 1: Shikhar Dhawan slams fifty as visitors dominate 1st session

AFP, Jul, 26 2017

Galle: Shikhar Dhawan was unbeaten on 64 as India moved to 115-1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

India's Shikhar Dhawan after his fifty against Sri Lanka. AP

India's Shikhar Dhawan after his fifty against Sri Lanka. AP

Cheteshwar Pujara (37) was the other not out batsman, putting on 88 so far for the second wicket with Dhawan after the tourists won the toss and chose to bat in Galle.

India handed a Test cap to all-rounder Hardik Pandya, after winning the toss while the hosts, Sri Lanka brought in debutant Danushka Gunathilaka for the game.

India started the day with the left-handed pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund, after India lost its first choice openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay due to injuries. The pair began the proceeding cautiously, before Mukund was taken out by Nuwan Pradeep in the 7th over of the day.

The three-Test series will be followed by five ODIs and one T20 between the two nations.

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Published Date: Jul 26, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115