Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar shine on final day as India almost pull off victory against Sri Lanka in Kolkata [Photos]

Check out the best photos from the final day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

FirstCricket Staff November 20, 2017 19:23:38 IST
An exciting final day of cricket where India came close to victory but bad light ensured Sri Lanka survive the onslaught from Indian bowlers. They were 75/7, chasing 231 when umpires stopped the play. AP
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An exciting final day of cricket where India came close to victory but bad light ensured Sri Lanka survive the onslaught from Indian bowlers. They were 75/7, chasing 231 when umpires stopped the play. AP
India didn't start the Day 5 on a good note as Suranga Lakmal once again troubled the hosts. He removed KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in no time. AP
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India didn't start the Day 5 on a good note as Suranga Lakmal once again troubled the hosts. He removed KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in no time. AP
Even with wickets falling on the other side, skipper Virat Kohli kept going. Sri Lanka bowlers struggled against him and once Kohli started scoring comfortably, it became impossible to stop him. AP
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Even with wickets falling on the other side, skipper Virat Kohli kept going. Sri Lanka bowlers struggled against him and once Kohli started scoring comfortably, it became impossible to stop him. AP
Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century with a fantastic six over covers. Thanks to his ton, India were able to set a target of 231 for Sri Lanka to chase. AP
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Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century with a fantastic six over covers. Thanks to his ton, India were able to set a target of 231 for Sri Lanka to chase. AP
The chase began on a disastrous note for the Lankans. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami wrecked havoc with terrific display of pace bowling. Here, Dinesh Chandimal was clean bowled by Shami and Sri Lanka were struggling with five wickets down and only 69 were scored. AP
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The chase began on a disastrous note for the Lankans. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami wrecked havoc with terrific display of pace bowling. Here, Dinesh Chandimal was clean bowled by Shami and Sri Lanka were struggling with five wickets down and only 69 were scored. AP
The battle in the middle was heating up and there were words exchanged between the two camps. The issue seemed to be related to Niroshan Dickwella time wasting during the final session. AP
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The battle in the middle was heating up and there were words exchanged between the two camps. The issue seemed to be related to Niroshan Dickwella time wasting during the final session. AP
In the second innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures read four wickets, eight runs in 11 overs. It was a bowling masterclass from the pacer. AP
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In the second innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures read four wickets, eight runs in 11 overs. It was a bowling masterclass from the pacer. AP
At the end, light faded away and umpired stopped the play. The Test ended in a draw after Sri lanka dominated the hosts for most of the period. Credit to India for trying to snatch a victory out off nothing. AP
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At the end, light faded away and umpired stopped the play. The Test ended in a draw after Sri lanka dominated the hosts for most of the period. Credit to India for trying to snatch a victory out off nothing. AP