India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score, 2nd Test Ind vs SL Updates: After a thrilling encounter in Kolkata, the action has now shifted to Nagpur where India has taken on Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test of the three-match series. The last match played at this venue was a low-scoring affair, with 215 made by India being the highest score of the match. However, we would be surprised if a similar wicket is prepared for this encounter, given that India is looking to prepare for the South Africa series. Despite the grass on the wicket, Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal believes that it will assist the spinners. Going by that statement, we can hope that life will be easier for the batsmen. As far as the team combination goes, Murali Vijay is certain to replace Shikhar Dhawan who is missing out due to personal reasons. Apart from him, India can also bring in Vijay Shankar in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shankar will not only act as the third seamer but will also add depth to India’s batting. We are expecting five sunny days in Nagpur, with maximum temperature in mid-30s. So, there is no fear of rain and we should have uninterrupted play.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Cricket Score Updates:
12:50 pm: After the third wicket, the run rate of the Sri Lankan side has fallen considerably. At a mere 2.08 runs per over, Sri Lanka has managed to touch 84 runs in the 40 overs. Karuanaratne is standing firm at 39 while captain Chandimal has knocked off 12 runs. Meanwhile, the Indian bowling attack is restricting the run flow.
12:30 pm: It’s three! Ravindra Jadeja strikes! Indian spinner made a strong comeback after being hit for a boundary in his previous over. He bowled a wicket-maiden over. Mathews gone for 10. Sri Lanka 60/3.
12:15 pm: After resuming the game post lunch, the Lankan side seems to have taken a note on the low run rate. India carried the spin attack in the post-lunch session. Within two overs, both Mathews and Karunaratne have cracked three boundaries to both Jadeja and Ashwin.
11:30 am: At lunch, Sri Lanka is at 47/2 after 27 overs. Wriddhiman Saha makes a quick stumping that could have been the third one, but overstepping by Ravindra Jadeja makes it a no ball. Sri Lankan batsmen have started the game at a very slow pace with a runrate of 1.74. Meanwhile, Indian bowlers have bowled good too keep the run at bay with R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma taking a piece.
11:25 am: Wicket! Ashwin has managed to strike his first wicket in the match and the series. Ashwin gets rid of Thirimanne for 9. Sri Lanka now 45/2 after 25.2 overs.
11:10 am: Pujara mistimed a jump at mid-on and Karunaratne plays to bat for the Sri Lankan side. But the effort saved a couple of runs. At the end of 25th over, Sri Lanka stands firm at 44/1.
10:55 am: It’s been a great start for India. Bowlers have been successful in putting breaks on scoring rate. Both Ishant and Umesh Yadav started well with the new ball. After 18 over, Sri Lanka is at 33/1.
10:30 am: Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Sri Lanka is holding their ground firm on the pitch. Indian squad are looking for another early strike and hence, Ashwin was introduced so early on.
10:15 am: Sri Lanka playing safe after the loss of opening batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar are keeping a well economy. Sadeera Samarawickrama tried to play shot outside the off stump. At the end of 11 overs, Sri Lanka is at 31-1.
9:55 am: And its out! Wicket! Sadeera Samarawickrama gone for 13 runs. Bowled by Ishant Sharma and caught by Pujara. Sri Lanka now 20 for 1 at the end of the fifth over.
9:45 am: At 13 runs without any wicket by the end of 3rd over, Sri Lanka is holding its ground in Nagpur.
9:40 am: As the second over ends, Sri Lanka stood at 10 without any loss.
9:37 am: Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed the test match as the cricketer has taken off for his wedding.
9:35 am: At the end of first over Sri Lanka stands at 5 without any wicket.
9:30 am: Match starts on day 1 in Nagpur test. Ishant Sharma starts the bowling attack. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dimuth Karunaratne open for Sri Lanka.
9:25 am: The Nagpur stadium as seen through the eyes of Harsha Bhogle.
Beautiful but empty stadium in Nagpur for the start of the test. pic.twitter.com/4HwRtuF7MB
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 24, 2017
9:20 am: Three major changes seen on the Indian side. Shikhar Dhawan replaced by Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma takes place of Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
9:15 am: Harsha Bhogle on Indian line up-
Interesting that India have gone away from the five bowlers route. Want Rohit Sharma to get game time. That means 6 batsmen could be the way in South Africa
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 24, 2017
9:10 am: After the toss, Virat Kohli said, “It is good wicket for batting, but if we keep bowling in the right areas consistently for long, we will have breakthough.”
9:05 am: “I need to stick around for a couple of overs and see how the wicket behaves,” said Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne
9:00 am: Sri Lanka won the toss and they have decided to will bat first.
8:50 am: Nagpur pitch has less grass than Kolkata says Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal.
8:40 am: Nagpur weather – Sun will shine throughout the five days in Nagpur. The maximum temperature will be in the early 30s.
8:30 am: “Maybe Mohammad Shami doesn’t realise how good he is. He is clearly India’s number one bowler,” Harsha Bhogle said while praising the Indian seamer.
7:40 am: Earlier, Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal believes that the grass on the wicket in Nagpur will help the spinners.
7:30 am: The 26-year-old all-rounder Vijay Shankar is going to make debut for the Indian test cricket team. Vijay plays for India ‘A’ and has been an integral part of IPL’s Sunrisers Hyderabad.
7:20 am: In the first test match of the series against Sri Lanka, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scored his 50 international hundred. 18 hundred in test cricket and 32 in one-day international games.
7:10 am: On Thursday, Indian test cricket captain Virat Kohli while slamming the BCCI said, “As usual cramped for time, which I think we needed to assess in future as well because we very easily assess the team when going abroad but we don’t look at how many days we have got to prepare before we go to a particular place to play.”
7:00 am: The second test between India and Sri Lanka will start at 09:30 am in Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test squads:
India – Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar.
Sri Lanka – Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva.