India dominated visitors Sri Lanka on the opening day of the second Test at Nagpur. Sri Lanka opted to bat but were bundled for a paltry 205, with only two cricketers scoring half-centuries. Ravichandran Ashwin ran through Sri Lanka’s batting line-up. Though India lost opener KL Rahul before stumps, the line-up consists of world-class in-form players to make taking the lead easy.

Ishant Sharma provided India with the first breakthrough.

Sadera Samarawickrama was dismissed for 13 by Ishant © AFP
Sadera Samarawickrama was dismissed for 13 by Ishant © AFP

Dimuth Karunaratne took charge. He put up a crucial partnership with Dinesh Chandimal.

Karunaratne scored a gritty 51 before Ishant Sharma removed him © AFP
Karunaratne scored a gritty 51 before Ishant Sharma removed him © AFP

Chandimal held fort after Karunaratne departed.

Chandimal scored the second half-century of the innings. He was dismissed for 57 by Ashwin © AFP
Chandimal scored the second half-century of the innings. He was dismissed for 57 by Ashwin © AFP

Ashwin was India’s pick of the bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant bagged 3 wickets each.

Ashwin bagged 4 for 67. He was also the first Indian spinner to bag a wicket in the series © AFP
Ashwin bagged 4 for 67. He was also the first Indian spinner to bag a wicket in the series © AFP

India lost KL Rahul on Day One.

Lahiru Gamage got rid of an in-form KL Rahul for 7 © AFP
Lahiru Gamage got rid of an in-form KL Rahul for 7 © AFP

India were reduced to 11 for 1, trailing by 194 runs at stumps, Day One.