India vs Sri lanka, 1st Test, Day 1: Shikhar Dhawan slams fifty as visitors dominate 1st session

India handed a Test cap to all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Sri Lanka brought in debutant Danushka Gunathilaka for the game.

AFP July 26, 2017 12:55:26 IST
India vs Sri lanka, 1st Test, Day 1: Shikhar Dhawan slams fifty as visitors dominate 1st session

Galle: Shikhar Dhawan was unbeaten on 64 as India moved to 115-1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

India vs Sri lanka 1st Test Day 1 Shikhar Dhawan slams fifty as visitors dominate 1st session

India's Shikhar Dhawan after his fifty against Sri Lanka. AP

Cheteshwar Pujara (37) was the other not out batsman, putting on 88 so far for the second wicket with Dhawan after the tourists won the toss and chose to bat in Galle.

India handed a Test cap to all-rounder Hardik Pandya, after winning the toss while the hosts, Sri Lanka brought in debutant Danushka Gunathilaka for the game.

India started the day with the left-handed pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund, after India lost its first choice openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay due to injuries. The pair began the proceeding cautiously, before Mukund was taken out by Nuwan Pradeep in the 7th over of the day.

The three-Test series will be followed by five ODIs and one T20 between the two nations.

Click here to follow the live scores and updates

Updated Date:

also read

U-19 World Cup 2022: Wellalage guides Sri Lanka to victory over Australia; West Indies, Pakistan also win
First Cricket News

U-19 World Cup 2022: Wellalage guides Sri Lanka to victory over Australia; West Indies, Pakistan also win

Dunith Wellalage led from the front with an all-round show as Sri Lanka defeated Australia by four wickets to register their second consecutive win in Group D

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka fifties guide hosts to five-wicket win in first ODI
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka fifties guide hosts to five-wicket win in first ODI

Opener Pathum Nissanka made 75 to set up the 297-run chase on a batting-friendly wicket for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa announces retirement from international cricket
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa announces retirement from international cricket

"I have very carefully considered my position as a player, husband and am taking this decision looking forward to fatherhood and associated familial obligations," Rajapaksa wrote in his resignation letter.