India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Cricket Score, 1st Test Ind vs SL Live Updates: What could have been a superb game of cricket has been reduced to a frustrating encounter by Kolkata rain. Despite India’s horrific start, the 1st Test match between India and Sri Lanka promised so much on a green top wicket, with the hosts having three world-class fast-bowlers in the playing XI. On day 2, India faced a massive task of recovering from an embarrassing situation of 17/3. However, Dasun Shanaka’s dibbly-dobblies pushed the hosts further back as Sri Lanka got rid of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin in 21 overs that were bowled on day 2. At Lunch, India had laboured to 74 for 5, largely helped by some debatable bowling changes. Cheteshwar Pujara is the only man who has stood up against Sri Lankan pacers, scoring 47 runs. He holds the key in this match, given that we rain allows the players stay on the field. Wriddhiman Saha, on the other hand, struggled scoring just 6 runs from 22 balls. But, we all know what the local boy can do and he only needs to hang in with Pujara to take India to a respectable score. The first target in morning would be to ensure that no wickets are lost in the first session. The live cricket score is 172.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Cricket Score Updates:
10:50 AM: OUT! Two big blows to India. Saha follows Jadeja in the dressing room. India is struggling and it is struggling badly.
10:20 AM: This is turning out to be a good partnership for India. Jadeja and Saha have added 42 runs for the seventh wicket.
10:07 am: 1st Test. 42.1: S Lakmal to R Jadeja (12), 4 runs, 102/6 http://www.bcci.tv/india-v-sri-lanka-2017/match/01 … #IndvSL #TeamIndia
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2017
9:55 am: Cheteshwar Pujara has been replaced by Jadeja. Jadeja is at 8 whereas Wriddhiman Saha is on 16. India is at 102/6 after the end of 42 overs.
9:35 am: Another setback for Team India! Team loses Cheteshwar Pujara. India at 79/6
9:18 am: Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha back to India’s defence, former completes kicks off the day with a half century.
8:53 am: Watch Video: Batsman @cheteshwar1 going through his routines on Day 3. How crucial will this man be for #TeamIndia today? #INDvSL
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2017
8:45 am: Suranga Lakmal, who returned magnificent figures of 6-6-0-3 on the rain-affected first day, conceded his first runs after 46 deliveries off the bat of Rahane, who three overs later fell prey to Shanaka.
8:20 am: Pujara (47 off 102; 4×9) held fort at one end beginning the day on eight runs, while the other overnight batsman Ajinkya Rahane (4 off 21; 1×4) failed to get going falling to Dasun Shanaka (2/23) playing a poor shot as 21 overs were bowled in the first session.
8:00 am: Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were further reduced to 74/5 at lunch on Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
7:30 am: The day 2 game came to a stand still after the rains continued for the second day. Take a look at the video:
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2017
7:00 am: The game had to be stopped on day 2 due to the incessant rains in Kolkata. Team India is at 74/5 at the end of Day 2.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test playing XIs:
Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage.
India – Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.