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 5 at Kolkata: Visitors escape with draw

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st test, Day 5 at Kolkata: Visitors escape with draw

17:18 (IST)

Well, that was an exciting day of cricket! Despite the first two days being curtailed due to rain, we still managed to get a match which went down to the wire. Unfortunately, poor light robbed us of a result. A lot of positives for both teams to take from the Test. Suranga Lakmal's spell in the first and second innings were superb as were Bhuvneshwar Kumar's. For India, Cheteshwar Pujara waged a lone battle in the first innings. Ranagana Herath's 67 in the first innings helped Sri Lanka take a lead of 122 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul got India off to a flier in the second innings but both missed out on their centuries. However, captain Virat Kohli slammed his 50th international ton and his first at the Eden Gardens to set Sri Lanka a target of 231 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami ran through the Sri Lankan line up and got India within three runs of a well-deserved victory only for poor light to stop play.

That's it from us here. Goodbye!

16:53 (IST)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Match: It was difficult to bowl in the second innings because the ball was coming onto the bat. There was reverse swing, so looked to make the most out of it. When I made my debut, I was dependent on swing.  International circuit tells you what you need to improve on. There were areas I wanted to improve and those things are paying off.

16:51 (IST)

In case if anyone is interested, Ashwin is out bowling on the practice wickets and he is sending down some leg spinners with someone from the support staff recording it.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:51 (IST)
16:51 (IST)

India captain, Virat Kohli: It was important to make something out of the game. The game changed drastically. We showed character despite being on the back foot. We didn't look at the batting collapses but we believed in ourselves. Having intent was important. Very proud of where we stand after the match. Bhuvi has been grabbing his opportunities. Now he has a big contender to be in the playing XI. (How he changed gears) As soon as we lost Wriddhi (Saha), me and Bhuvi decided to have some fun out there. If you have positive intent, the luck favours you. (On 50th international century) Feels good. It's been a journey which has not been too long. 

16:47 (IST)

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal: It's always good to win the toss in a Test, especially in these conditions. We played well. We played as a team but unfortunately, in the last session, the pressure got to us. Lakmal is someone who, as a captain, you can trust. We all know Rangana is a fighter and even though the spinners couldn't play a huge role in this match, he helped us with the bat. We won against Pakistan and there is no reason why we can't win against India.

16:38 (IST)

Crowds still hanging around for the post-match presentations and also to get their breath back. Fair result in the end, Sri Lanka were on top in the first half of the test and then it veered in India's way and then it hung in the balance for a while until Kohli went into overdrive. Shami and Bhuvi continued to make the ball talk and silencing Sri Lanka with Umesh playing the sidekick. The light faded in the end but that didn't take away any sheen off the match.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:38 (IST)
16:37 (IST)

The two umpires meet to check the light. They deem it unfit to continue and the players shake hands.

What a cliffhanger we have had and what else do you expect at this fantastic venue. A nail-biting last day, a heart-pounding last session and after all the madness, the match has ended in a draw.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:37 (IST)
16:30 (IST)

And the umpires decide they have had enough. They inform the players that they are calling it off. The Kolkata Test has ended in a draw! Handshakes all around. What a thrilling match we have had.

16:30 (IST)

Llong banishes 12th man Lakshman Sandakan and team physiotherapist after Indian captain pointing out to the umpire.

Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Kolkata

16:30 (IST)
16:29 (IST)

Six balls later, thank you, Dilruwan Perera. The ball from Bhuvi went off the seam, beat the defensive blade and plucked the off stump out of the ground. What a peach of a delivery. Seven wickets gone.

Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

16:29 (IST)

Highlights

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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 5: Bhuvi's eighth maiden. Let that sink in. He ends the over with a yorker and Herath digs it out safely.

Day 4 report: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul made mincemeat of the Sri Lankan bowling attack to help India take a 49 run-lead and end the fourth day at 171/1 at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Play was called off early due to bad light.

India captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

India captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal. Agencies

After the tourists put up 294 on the board riding veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's 67 to take a 122-run lead, Dhawan (94 off 116; 11x4, 2x6) and Rahul (73 not out; 8x4) went through the gears with ease milking the likes of Suranga Lakmal (0/29) and Lahiru Gamage (0/47) around the park.

Dhawan missed out on his seventh hundred in the longest format of the game by six runs. The pair engineered a 166-run stand for the first wicket.

Herath (0/25) could not make inroads as Dhawan brought up his fifty off 74 balls, flicking Dilruwan Perera to deep wicket for a single, while Rahul racked up his ninth half-century in 11 matches with a single right of mid-wicket to the same bowler.

Dhawan fell to Dasun Shanaka's (1/29) length delivery which nipped back and took the inside edge of his bat to wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella. The southpaw, under fire after dropping a regulation catch on the third day and playing a poor shot in the first essay, went for a review straightaway but was turned down.

Earlier, Perera stirred up a hornet's nest by apparently looking towards the dressing room during a Review System (DRS) call in the 57th over of Lanka's innings.

Batting on a duck after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7, Perera was seen to be walking back after he was given leg before wicket by umpire Nigel Llong off a Mohammed Shami delivery which caught him in front of off-stump.

But after seemingly looking towards the dressing room, he turned back to ask for a review which showed the impact of the ball being outside the line of off stump.

According to the ICC's DRS Clause 3.2 (c): "In particular, signals from the dressing room must not be given."

Resuming the day on 165/4, the tourists lost four wickets for 79 runs before Herath (67 off 105; 9x4) stitched together a 46-run stand for the ninth wicket with Lakmal (16 off 37; 3x4) to steer Sri Lanka past the 100-run mark lead.

This is the 39-year's old third fifty in the longest format.

Herath also joined hands with Perera (5) for a 43-run eighth wicket association before the latter got out. Sri Lanka were all out for 294.

Mohammed Shami (4/100) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/88) were the pick of the bowlers, with Shami taking all four wickets on Sunday.

The Bengal pacer accounted for skipper Dinesh Chandimal (28 off 57; 3x4), Niroshan Dickwella 35 off 38; 5x4), Herath and Lakmal while Bhuvneshwar sent Dasun Shanaka packing for a duck.

Umesh Yadav took two wickets on the third day leaking 79 runs. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who bowled just one over, returned wicketless.

Lakmal, who was Sri Lanka's best bowlers in the first essay taking four wickets, had to leave the field due to injury after bowling just two overs. He was back later in the session.

Shami's first spell of the day and fourth overall (7-0-19-2) was excellent.

Not only did he bag the wickets of the overnight batters, the fit-again fast bowler made the most of the early purchase from the wicket and used his skill to swing the ball away from the batsmen around the corridor of uncertainty.

With inputs from IANS.

Updated Date: November 20, 2017 17:19:06 IST

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