India vs Sri Lanka: Test cricket, you beauty! Twittwerati reacts to thrilling finish to Kolkata Test

Twitterati hailed Test cricket after India and Sri Lanka produced a thriller in the first Test in Kolkata

FirstCricket Staff, Nov 20, 2017 17:11:29 IST

India and Sri Lanka produced a thrilling finale in the first Test in Kolkata.  The game eventually ended in a draw, but not before the hosts gave the visitors a real scare in the final session of the match by claiming seven Sri Lanka wickets in their final innings.

The game seemed set for a draw ever since the first two days of the Test match saw minimum action due to rains in Kolkata. But both teams displayed great skills with the bat and ball at different stages of the game to eke out a result in the match. In the end, it was India who got close to winning the Test only for bad light to stop the play early on the final day ending their hopes of grabbing that improbable victory.

However, the fans who were left disappointed with less action on the first two days, got something to cheer about as the game got interesting in the end. As the cliche goes, cricket was the real winner and Twitter was quick to rejoice the charm that the longest form of the game brings with it. Here's how social media reacted to the first India-Sri Lanka Test in Kolkata.

Updated Date: Nov 20, 2017 17:11:29 IST

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6939 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254