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IND vs SL Day 1 highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari star- Team India enjoyed a fine outing on Day 1 of the IND vs SL 1st Test at Mohali on Friday. Having won the toss and opted to bat 1st, new captain Rohit Sharma’s decision paid rich dividends with Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari starring against a Sri Lankan attack that struggled to keep the Indians at bay. Ravindra Jadeja (44*) and Ravichandran Ashwin (10*) safely batted out the last few overs as India went past 350 to end the Day 1 on 357/6. Follow India vs Sri Lanka LIVE score updates on InsideSport.IN

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

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IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

Resuming the post-tea session at 199/4 Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer batted sensibly as India crosses the 200-run mark and the duo notched up a fifty partnership. Shreyas Iyer was looking good but was dismissed leg before wicket by Dhananjaya de Silva for 27 to leave India at 228/5 breaking the 53-run partnership. Pant carried on kept scoring runs at a brisk pace by hitting boundaries and went on to score his 8th Test half-century. Ravindra Jadeja who was making a comeback into the Test team after recovering from injury showed little signs of rust and gave company to Pant from the other end.

Pant-Jadeja duo notched up a fifty partnership. Wicket-keeper batter Pant became aggressive after his half-century and started taking the Lankan spinners to the cleaners hitting some big sixes against them. Pant along with Jadeja took the team’s total beyond the 300-run mark and notched up a 100-run partnership. Rishabh Pant missed on a century as he was cleaned bowled for 96 by pacer Suranga Lakmal.

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Rishabh Pant 1st innings scores in home Tests
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IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin from there on ensured that there was no further loss of wicket as India ended day-1 at 357/6. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 45 while Ashwin was unbeaten on 10. Earlier in the day captain, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first, India started off well with openers Rohit and Agarwal, thrashing the Lankan bowlers. The duo took the hosts to the 50-run mark in just 9 overs.

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.

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

Then, Kohli along with Vihari anchored the innings and ensured that there was no further damage. Resuming the post-lunch session at 109/2 the duo of Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari carried on in a solid manner as the duo notched up a fifty partnership and Vihari also notched up his fifth Test half-century to take the team’s total to the 150-run mark.

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Virat Kohli kept scoring runs at a brisk pace and became the sixth Indian batter to notch up a milestone of 8000 Test runs. The Sri Lankan bowlers struggled as they bowled a lot of front foot no balls. The 90-run partnership between Kohli and Vihari was finally broken as Lasith Embuldeniya cleaned up Kohli for 45 to leave India at 170/3. In the space of five runs, India lost another wicket in the form of well-set Hanuma Vihari who played on to left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando for 58 to leave India at 175/4.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer batted sensibly from there on to ensure that there was no further damage as India scored 199/4 going into Tea scoring 90 runs in the session losing 2 wickets.

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

India 1st Innings: 357/6

 

 

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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

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

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

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.

IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari give India early control as India got past 350 in Mohali Test

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