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IND vs SL LIVE score, 1st Test: Kohli departs- India were off to a good start after Rohit Sharma opted to bat winning the toss. After departed, Hanuma Vihari partnered Mayank Agarwal and later Centurion Virat Kohli for an excellent partnership. But Sri Lanka fought back scalping Kohli and Vihari in quick succession. Follow India vs Sri Lanka LIVE score updates on InsideSport.IN

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2nd session- 2nd HOUR

  • Shreyas Iyer comes in.
  • WICKET! Another big wicket, Hanuma Vihari departs. Tried to go for the drive and dragged in a wider delivery off Vishwa.
  • Rishabh Pant joins Hanuma Vihari.
  • WICKET! Massive blow for India. Kohli departs and falls short of his half-century.
  • 7th no-ball from Sri Lanka and Hanuma gave away a catch.
  • FOUR! Kohli’s classic square cut off Vishwa and he is approaching another half-century.
  • Time for drinks and Kohli-Vihari have steadied the ship.

2nd session- 1st HOUR

  • Virat Kohli becomes 6th Indian to score 8000 Test runs.
  • 8000 Test runs by Indians
    154 S Tendulkar
    157 R Dravid
    160 V Sehwag
    166 S Gavaskar
    169 V KOHLI
    201 VVS Laxman
  • Kohli is just a run away from completing 8000 Test runs. He will become 6th Indian to do so.
  • Kohli and Vihari take India across 150-run mark.
  • Vihari brings up his 5th half-century.
  • Lahiru Kumara comes in. He has been expensive going at an economy rate of 5.
  • Hanuma Vihari is closing in on his 50.
  • Virat Kohli just 14 runs away from completing 8000 Test runs.
  • FOUR! Virat Kohli making depth of the crease, pounces on a short one from Embuldeniya
  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari takes his front leg across, brilliant timer of the cricket ball
  • FOUR! Virat Kohli gets into a terrific position and lunges back to get that towards the square region
  • FOUR! Straight drive, Hanuma Vihari hits back at full delivery
  • Hanuma Vihari on strike against Lasith Embuldeniya
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1st session- 2nd HOUR

  • FOUR! Virat Kohli hits a STRAIGHT DRIVE and Rahul Dravid elated
  • DROPS short- Vihari survives thick edge at 1st slips
  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari’s time to shine, looking in dazzling touch
  • WICKET! Mayank Agarwal lbw out to Lasith Embuldeniya
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal is ensuring he plays big innings after Rohit went early
  • FOUR! Glorious stroke from Hanuma Vihari, he plays at the last-minute

1st session- 1st HOUR

  • FOUR! Hanuma Vihari picks up from Rohit left off, finds sweet spot of the bat
  • WICKET!!!! Rohit Sharma caught out at boundary region as Kumara strikes
  • FOUR! Fifty partnership comes up for Rohit & Mayank
  • Another FOUR! Rohit Sharma blasts Lahiru Kumara at 149kmph
  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma pounces on to the looseners, making most of the scoring opportunities
  • Second NO-BALL, Lakmal unable to control his run-up
  • FOUR! Mayank making the most of the moment, leaning on to the drive, full commitment, Vishwa Fernando unhappy
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal forced to play good length ball, takes the outside edge and beats Gully
  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma dominate Vishwa Fernando this time, another exquisite shot towards the offside.
  • CONSECUTIVE FOURS! Mayank Agarwal this time gets off the mark with timely shots towards the point and cover region
  • FOUR! First boundary off India innings towards the leg side feat. Rohit Sharma
  • Vishwa Fernando will bowl from the other end to join Suranga Lakmal.
  • Rohit Sharma & Mayank Agarwal kick start India batting. Suranga Lakmal begins proceedings with the ball. He starts off with a maiden.

The visitors finally heaved a sigh of relief when Lahiru Kumara dismissed Rohit, who was caught by Suranga Lakmal at the fine leg, leaving the team’s total at 52/1. Following the skipper’s dismissal, Vihari joined Agarwal and kept the scoreboard moving for India. Agarwal was then sent back for 33 runs by Lasith Embuldeniya. His wicket meant Virat Kohli’s arrival, who is playing his 100th Test match.

Then, Kohli along with Vihari anchored the innings and ensured that there was no further damage.

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Speaking at the toss, India skipper Rohit Sharma said, “We are going to bat first. Similar Indian conditions, so it’s important for us to put runs on the board and take it from there. It is a huge honour to be captaining India and be part of the list. It is something I never dreamt of. It has been quite buzzing. We know it is a special occasion. Not many people go on to play 100 Tests, and Virat has been looking forward to this game. We are playing three seamers and two spinners.”

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On the other hand, Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said, “We wanted to bat first as well. We are playing three seamers, but it is a good wicket to bat on. We have played 300 Tests but we never won in India. We have a good team, with the senior and junior combinations and we are prepared. We are going in with three seamers and two spinners.”

  • Hanuma Vihari has got big thumbs in the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era. You can look at Hanuma Vihari, who has done well in South Africa and showed a lot of courage,” Gavaskar had told India Today, to try Vihari at No. 3

Hanuma Vihari had scored unbeaten 40 and 20 in SA Test on his comeback after the triple fifties for India A. He had recently featured in Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Chandigarh and slammed a century and fifty in the same match.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav

8:57 AM:

8.35 AM: India can again GEAR UP to be WORLD NO. 1 TEST TEAM 

Team India are currently ranked second in ICC Test Rankings. They are only 1 point behind Australia. A whitewash can help India take the pole position subject to Australia’s performances against Pakistan in the upcoming 3-match Test series. If India will win 2-0 then they will add 10 points but Australia can play spoilsport.

8.10 AM: Rohit Sharma Debut as TEST CAPTAIN

After taking white-ball captaincy by storm with a back-to-back whitewash against West Indies & Sri Lanka, he will kick start his Test captaincy against SL at Mohali. He will look to win his first series as red-ball captain against minnows.

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7.25 AM: End of Pujara, Rahane era – New Indian middle order

With Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane, Team India is expected to enter a new era. The likes of Ishant Sharma & Wriddhiman Saha have been also ruled out of the tournament. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill are expected to play the role of India’s new middle order.

6.30 AM: Virat Kohli is all set to achieve these 3 big records in his 100th Test

  • Needs 38 more runs to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket
  • Can equal Ricky Ponting’s record with his 71st international century
  • Set to join Sachin Tendulkar on elite list- 100 or more Tests

6 AM: We are just hours from Toss ahead of the opening Test. Toss coming your way at 9 AM.

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Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikar Bharat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Priyank Panchal, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Saurabh Kumar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and Jayant Yadav.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket-keeper), Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay.

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