Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images (File photo)
Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images (File photo)

India suffered a massive blow on Thursday when their batting mainstays Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane fell in quick succession against Sri Lanka in the ongoing first Test at Galle. While Kohli was trapped in front of the wickets for 103 off 191 balls with the help of 11 boundaries, Rahane played a false shot as he missed the turn on a delivery from Tharindu Kaushal. The ball pitched outside off and turned in, and Rahane was hit below the knee roll. Kaushal led Sri Lanka’s reply, after their remained wicketless in the first session in the day. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli scores 11th Test hundred in India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2

Shikhar Dhawan scored his fourth Test hundred while skipper Virat Kohli hit a half-century to put India in control, taking them to 227 for two at lunch on second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. India have already taken a 44-run lead in the first innings with eight wickets remaining in reply to Sri Lanka’s 183 all out. ALSO READ: Shikhar Dhawan becomes 3rd Indian opener to score Test centuries in consecutive innings overseas

At lunch, Dhawan was batting on 110 (198b, 11X4) and Kohli was unbeaten on 86 (156b, 9X4), having shared an unbroken 199-run stand for the third wicket. The two overnight batsmen kept the Sri Lankan bowlers wicketless throughout the first session of day two. Dhawan and Kohli started their day at an overnight score of 128 for two, 55 runs behind. Live Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2

With the predicted rain showers staying away, the two batsmen had the task cut out ahead of them. They gave a solid start to the session, even as the pitch was very different from how it behaved in the first session Wednesday. Live Updates: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2

(With inputs from PTI)