Monday, July 19, 2010

India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Galle, Day 1

The first test match between India and Sri Lanka started yesterday at Galle, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.

India's Playing XI:
Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan ojha, Ishant Sharma, Abhinav mithun.

Sri Lanka's playing XI:
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumara Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, M Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Chanaka Welegedara.

Day 1's summary:
Sri Lanka started their 1st innings with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranavitana as openers. Dilshan gave Sri Lanka, a blistering start scoring 25 runs (6x4) before he caught by Indian skipper MS Dhonia of Abhinav mithun's ball. Mithun struck with a well-directed bouncer to get Dilshan out. This was his maiden test wicket. Then came Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara. The duo bossed the Indian blowling attack to reach a strong position by the end of the opening day. Both the batsmen went on to score centuries with Tharanga making his maiden and Sangakkara his 22 century. Sehwag sent Sangakkara to pavillion after scoring 103 runs (12x4). He was caught by Tendulkar. Then came Mahela Jayawardene but the match was interrupted due to bad light. Paranavitana 110* and Jayawardene 8* are still on the crease.

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