India Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs Sri Lanka At Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 24 November, 2017

24 November, 2017
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

205/10 (79.1 ov)

166/10 (49.3 ov)

2nd Test

610/6 (176.1 ov)

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

Sri Lanka India
205/10 (79.1 ov) - R/R 2.58 610/6 (176.1 ov) - R/R 3.46
166/10 (49.3 ov) - R/R 3.35

Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

This Over
0
0
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Suranga Lakmal not out 31 42 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 166/10 (49.3)

1 (1) R/R: 0.37

Lahiru Gamage 0(9) S.R (0)

b Ravichandran Ashwin
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Nagpur: Hosts finish on 11/1, trail by 194 at stumps

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Nagpur: Hosts finish on 11/1, trail by 194 at stumps

12:55 (IST)

Lakmal milked for 10 runs in his 12th over. The maximum in his bowling in this Test. The Indian batsmen seem to be gradually opening out. 

Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

12:55 (IST)
12:53 (IST)

A punch on the up after the 100-run stand by Pujara. Now he wants to change gears. The fans are getting behind him after each single. They are enjoying the Indian domination at the moment.

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost Journalist in Nagpur

12:53 (IST)
12:51 (IST)
Most century stands for the second wicket among Indian pairs in Tests:
 
9 - CHETESHWAR PUJARA/MURALI VIJAY*
8 - Mohinder Amarnath/Sunil Gavaskar 
8 - Rahul Dravid/Virender Sehwag 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

12:51 (IST)
12:51 (IST)

This is the 10th century stand between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in Tests which is the joint fourth most by any pair. 
 

 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

12:51 (IST)
17:31 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost in our coverage of the opening day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka. While Sri Lanka were shaky throughout their innings after opting to bat, losing wickets in a cluster towards the end, they would have been upbeat at stumps after getting the wicket of Rahul with less than 10 runs against India's score. Another early wicket could make things interesting on the second day, and we certainly can't wait to see what's in store for us. For now, we bid you goodbye! 

17:19 (IST)

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost journalist and writer

17:19 (IST)
16:52 (IST)

Get to bunk school- check.

Watch a Test match live for the first time - check. 

And guess who’s had a field day at Nagpur?

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost Journalist in Nagpur

16:52 (IST)
16:41 (IST)

Stumps! Vijay and Pujara see through the final few overs successfully. India take the honours on Day 1. 205 is not at all a par score on this track and a day of toil awaits Sri Lanka. As far as India are concerned, they can sleep peacefully today.

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost Journalist in Nagpur

16:41 (IST)
16:39 (IST)

The final session determined that the day belonged to India. The onus now will be on India to extend their command on the match by scoring as many runs as possible tomorrow as the wicket generally plays well on the second day. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

16:39 (IST)

Highlights

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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 1: Pujara and Vijay exchange singles off the third and fourth deliveries of the over. Just two off the over, as the hosts see off the remaining overs after Rahul's dismissal, reaching 11/1 after 8 overs at the close of play, trailing by another 194 runs.

Preview: A green tinge across the wicket when the second Test between India and Sri Lanka starts in Nagpur on Friday indicates a fast-paced challenge, with India captain Virat Kohli looking ahead to overseas tours.

Bowling tracks in India traditionally help spinners but in the opening drawn Test in Kolkata fast bowlers took centre stage.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar led an inspired Indian pace attack that took all of the 17 Sri Lankan wickets that fell during the game.

Virat Kohli (L) and Dinesh Chandimal. AP

Virat Kohli (L) and Dinesh Chandimal. AP

The pitches in Nagpur and Delhi are also expected to help seamers as the world's top Test team prepares to tour South Africa starting in January.

"It is very clear that we are preparing for the next two years that we are going to travel abroad," Indian opener KL Rahul said.

"We will play lot of cricket overseas and find wickets like this and it is going to be challenging for all of us. So we wanted to prepare in that way," he added.

India prepared a spinner's paradise at Nagpur's Jamtha ground when the hosts packed off South Africa inside three days in 2015.

The pitch was rated "poor" by the International Cricket Council governing body because the ball turned dangerously at times.

However, reports say the grass on the Nagpur wicket pitch is expected to remain for the five-day game against Sri Lanka.

With Bhuvneshwar pulling out of the remaining two Tests because of his upcoming marriage, Ishant Sharma is expected to take up the role of the third seamer.

Sri Lanka also have a strong pace attack led by Suranga Lakmal, who returned impressive figures of 7-119 at the Eden Gardens.

Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka and Lahiru Gamage shared the spoils while bowling out India for 172 in the first innings of the opening Test.

Even though India turned the tables and gave the islanders a mighty scare on the final day, coach Nic Pothas was upbeat about Sri Lanka's chances in the series.

"I'm more excited about how we fought and came out the other end," Pothas said of his side that is ranked sixth on the ICC table.

"Actually, you're looking at one day or a couple of hours of cricket, I'm looking at four days of cricket where we played very good cricket," Pothas said.

Sri Lanka, who have never won a Test in India, have put up a much improved showing since their 0-9 whitewash against India across all three formats earlier this year.

They beat Pakistan in two Tests in the United Arab Emirates before coming to India.

"I think you always set a goal to improve," said Pothas.

"We had a series in Sri Lanka where we did not compete at all. We've come here, and we've actually been very competitive in the first Test match.

Pothas said the Sri Lankans can see they are getting "tougher."

"So we'll see if we can continue to ride that wave."

With inputs from AFP.
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