India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st Test at Eden Gardens: Marks out of 10

Here are marks for the players based on their performances in the match.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st Test at Eden Gardens: Marks out of 10
Updated: November 20, 2017 11:00 PM IST | Edited By: Ayush Gupta

India vs Sri Lanka live, India vs Sri Lanka live score, IND vs SL 1st Test match, India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Streaming, India vs Sri Lanka live online streaming, live cricket streaming, live streaming There were many stars in the match but some cricketers stood out with excellent performances IANS

Not very often do cricket-lovers thank bad weather during match day. But it was the rain that turned the India vs Sri Lanka series opener into a close contest. Though the match ended in a draw, it entertained the viewers thoroughly. There were many stars in the match but some cricketers stood out with excellent performances. Here are marks for the players based on their performances in the match. They are rated on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is the lowest. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st Test at Eden Gardens

KL Rahul 7: After getting out for a golden duck, it is very hard to come back and score 79 in the same match. But for Rahul, who had scored 8 half-centuries in 10 Test innings before this match, just another innings did the trick.

Shikhar Dhawan 8: Many would criticise Dhawan for trying to hit a six and getting out on 94, it cannot be denied that India needed that extra boost of pace at that point. He, too, had failed in the previous innings but made up for it with his fantastic knock. Dhawan loses one point for dropping a catch and wasting a review, too.

Cheteshwar Pujara 9: Pujara scored when the rest of his teammates failed. The timing of his half-century makes his knock a brilliant one.

Virat Kohli 9: With every passing day, Kohli is making the art of scoring a century look easy. But only the player knows how much modifications he had to go through to achieve this form of his. He loses a point for his duck in the first innings. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st Test at Eden Gardens, Day 5

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Ajinkya Rahane 3: Though most of the Indian batsmen failed in the first innings, Rahane failed twice. For an experienced player like him, he played down his expectations.

Wriddhiman Saha 6: Though Saha scored only 34 runs in the match, he played a bigger role that of the team's wicketkeeper. He gets extra points for that.

Ravindra Jadeja 4: On a wicket where the top order collapsed, Jadeja was the second-highest run-getter in the first innings with 29. His knock also helped the tail-enders contribute 98 runs as he anchored the innings. However, he has been marked based entirely upon his batting as he only bowled 2 overs in the match.

Ravichandran Ashwin 2: On the green top, Kohli let Ashwin bowl only 8 overs. He failed with bat as well.

Mohammed Shami 7: Shami took 6 wickets in the match. His wickets also came at the right time. Also, he was struggling on Day Three with his hamstring but recovered to put in his 100 per cent the following day to get 4 wickets.

Umesh Yadav 5: Though Umesh bagged 3 wickets, some of his deliveries looked wayward. Also, he could not use his bouncers as well as the Sri Lankan pacers.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9: Bhuvi s match figures read 8 for 96. Enough said.

Time for the Lankans

Sadera Samarawickrama 3: Samarawickrama is young and facing the best Test side was a tough task for him. He could only score 23 runs in the Test.

Dimuth Karunaratne 1: From a seasoned campaigner like Karunaratne, Sri Lanka must have expected more than a contribution of 9.

Lahiru Thirimanne 6: Thirimanne's half-century came when Sri Lanka needed it after a collapse. It helped the team taking the lead. He got out for 7 in the following innings.

Angelo Mathews 7: Mathews partnered Thirimanne during the damage control. Mathews, too, scored a half-century and helped stitch the crucial 99-run stand. He gets one point more than Thirimanne for taking a brilliant catch to dismiss Saha.

Dinesh Chandimal 5: Chandimal scored a total of 48 runs in the match. However, he had other responsibilities as a captain those of deploying his bowlers and setting the field right.

Niroshan Dickwella 8: Dickwella's 35 and 27 were brief yet crucial knocks. He kept wickets efficiently and injected some excitement into the match in the dying hours.

Dasun Shanaka 6: Shanaka picked up 5 crucial wickets in the match to help Sri Lanka restrict India at a low score in the first innings.

Dilruwan Perera 6: Dilruwan did better than his Indian counterparts, bagging 3 wickets.

Rangana Herath 7: Herath made up for not being given the chance to bowl much by playing a magnificent knock of 67 runs. He remained the highest run-getter for his side.

Lahiru Gamage 5: Gamage bagged 3 wickets but that the wickets came at the right time.

Suranga Lakmal 9: The best bowler for Sri Lanka with a 7-wicket-haul from the match. Lakmal ran through the Indian batting line-up just once but twice.