India Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs Sri Lanka At Eden Gardens, Kolkata, 16 November, 2017

16 November, 2017
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

172/10 (59.3 ov)

352/8 (88.4 ov)

1st Test

294/10 (83.4 ov)

75/7 (26.3 ov)

India drew with Sri Lanka

India Sri Lanka
172/10 (59.3 ov) - R/R 2.89 294/10 (83.4 ov) - R/R 3.51
352/8 (88.4 ov) - R/R 3.96 75/7 (26.3 ov) - R/R 2.83

Match Ended

Sri Lanka need 156 runs to win

This Over
0
0
0
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dasun Shanaka not out 6 17 1 0
Rangana Herath not out 0 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 75/7 (25.2)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Dilruwan Perera 0(7) S.R (0)

b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Kolkata: Play stopped due to poor light

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Kolkata: Play stopped due to poor light

17:24 (IST)

That is it from us today. We are set for an exciting finish with Dhawan stating they would look for a result. Sri Lanka still have the upper hand in the game and a few early wickets will give them more control. Join us tomorrow at 915 am. Till then, ta ta.

16:48 (IST)

16:44 (IST)

Players to have batted on each day of a Test: 

M Jaisimha v Australia at Kolkata in 1960 
G Boycott v Australia at Nottingham in 1977 
K Hughes v England at Lord's in 1980 
A Lamb v West Indies at Lord's in 1984  
R Shastri v England at Kolkata in 1984 
A Griffith v New Zealand at Hamilton in 1999 
A Flintoff v India at Mohali in 2006 
A Peterson v New Zealand at Wellington in 2012 

Cheteshwar Pujara is set to become the ninth batsman to have batted on each day of a Test match. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

16:44 (IST)
16:43 (IST)

The play has been called off and as India's No 4 and No 5 practice, the Lankan team cools down while the ground staff sweep the pitch. End of a fascinating day of cricket. Sri Lanka would be happy that they could stretch the lead in excess of 120, while Dhawan and Rahul's stand 166 would make the Indian camp feel good.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:43 (IST)
16:41 (IST)

The crowd is applauding and cheering every shot that has come off Virat's bat. Ashwin joins Bangar and R Sridhar to roll his arm.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:41 (IST)
16:36 (IST)

Oh no! The umpires have decided to leave the field and as soon as the batsmen started walking, the crowd started leaving. The few who were in the line behind, stop and see the Indian captain and vice-captain come out to bat.... but only for some practice.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:36 (IST)
16:35 (IST)

16:33 (IST)

The umpires are constantly checking light. They think its okay to continue for another over. So Shanaka steams in and bounces Pujara, who allows Dickwella to do his job. Then he flicks the second ball to backward square leg for a single. Then Rahul picks up a couple. And... the umpires are back and having a discussion. Play stopped due to bad light. It is stumps on Day 4 and India lead by 49 runs.

16:29 (IST)

Brief chat between the two umpires. They haven't checked the light yet as we carry on with the game. It's not very dark or gloomy just yet. Perhaps we can get a few overs in.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:29 (IST)
16:28 (IST)

After 39 overs,India 168/1 ( Lokesh Rahul 71 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)

Rahul squeezes a single to gully. Pujara then flicks a short of length delivery to bacward square leg ot bring Rahul back on strike. Lakmal ends the over with short balls. Rahul gets out of its way.

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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4 at Eden Gardens: The umpires are constantly checking light. They think its okay to continue for another over. So Shanaka steams in and bounces Pujara, who allows Dickwella to do his job. Then he flicks the second ball to backward square leg for a single. Then Rahul picks up a couple. And... the umpires are back and having a discussion. Play stopped due to bad light. It is stumps on Day 4 and India lead by 49 runs.

Day 3 report: Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) helped Sri Lanka post 165/4 and trail India by only seven runs at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.

India's Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

India's Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

India pacer Umesh Yadav took two wickets to get rid of the pair who stitched together a 99-run stand for the third wicket. At the close of play, skipper and birthday boy Dinesh Chandimal (12) and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella (14) were at the crease.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/49) took two wickets before tea while Mohammed Shami (0/53) went wicketless. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled four overs without a wicket.

The play had to be called off 41 minutes before scheduled time due to bad light.

In the morning session, Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings.

For the hosts, in-form top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with 52 while Wriddhiman Saha contributed 29 as fast bowler Suranga Lakmal returned best figures of 4-26 for the tourists.

Resuming at 74/5, Saha (6) and Pujara (47) could manage only a 29-run stand for the sixth wicket before the latter was castled by Gamage (2-59).

Saurashtra Test specialist Pujara completed his 16th half century while Saha then stitched together a 48-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja before the all-rounder was fell lbw off Dilruwan Perera (2-19).

Pujara fell to a peach of a delivery from Lahiru Gamage. The right-arm pacer, who failed to get wickets in the first two days, beat Pujara all ends up with an in-cutter that jagged back off the surface and went between the Saurashtra man's bat and pad to rattle the off-stump. It was a big blow for India.

Saha got a reprieve when wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella missed an easy stumping off Perera when he was batting on 25.

With him was Jadeja, who upped the ante hitting two fours and the first six of the innings before being lbw, a decision which the tourists reviewed after umpire Joel Wilson – standing in place of indisposed Richard Kettleborough – did not rule in favour of Dinesh Chandimal and Co.

In the very same over, Saha gave an easy catch to Angelo Mathews trying to paddle sweep Perera. The local boy asked for the review after consulting with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the other end but to no avail.

Bhuvneshwar scored 13 before got out off Lakmal's bowling while Mohammed Shami's quickfire 22-ball 24 helped India get past 150-run mark with Umesh Yadav (6 not out) at the non-striker's end.

Dasun Shanaka (2-36) also took two wickets while veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled only two overs as India were bowled out for 172.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave India big hopes when he removed opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne (8) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (23) to reduce the visitors to 34/2.

Karunaratne left an inswinging Bhuvneshwar delivery which outwitted him and struck the knee-roll. The in-form 29-year-old asked for a review which turned out to be unsuccessful.

His opening partner Sadeera Samarawickrama (23) followed suit soon, caught behind to a shortish Bhuvneshwar ball.

Fit-again Mathews (52 off 94; 8x4) and Thirimanne (51 off 94; 8x4) then joined hands to bail Sri Lanka out of trouble.

Thrimanne benefitted after being dropped on 27 by Shikhar Dhawan at first slip off Umesh's bowling, while Sri Lanka were 70/2.

With the conditions slightly improved for batting, the pair overcame the Indian bowling and played some good shots. Both scored eight fours each.

Both, however, fell prey to Umesh who bowled brilliantly in his second spell which read 7-1-25-2.

Thirimanne, who brought up his fifth fifty, edged to skipper Virat Kohli at second slip while Mathews, playing after missing out the Pakistan series due to a calf injury, was caught at short cover by Lokesh Rahul.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: November 20, 2017 10:09:58 IST

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