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  • 5:23 PM IST

    STUMPSBoth sides had their moments all throughout the three session, with India Men coming out as the more happier side leading Sri Lanka Men by 446. For Sri Lanka it was the seasoned pair of Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews that kept their side in the hunt for a while.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    OUT! Their is no stopping Abhinav Mukund; he is taking catches and inflicting run-outs at will. Niroshan Dickwella lunged forward and gave a bat-pad catch to Mukund at short-leg. Dilruwan Perera is out in the middle.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    LIVE,SL 127/4 : OUT! Upul Tharanga falls for 64. Abhinav Mukund finally gets it right a quick pick and throw. Even though Upul’s bat was inside the crease but bounced as its shoulder hit the ground. This was Upul’s fastest Test 50. Niroshan Dickwella is in the middle.

  • 4:38 PM IST

  • 4:14 PM IST

    LIVE, SL 103/3 : Both Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews has taken a liking to Ashwin. Mathews who started slow is now moving towards a half-century. Indian bowlers are looking for inspiration from their captain,.

  • 3:43 PM IST

    LIVE, SL 73/3: Mohammed Shami has been on fire; he scalped 2wickets in an over. Both Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka. Mendis was guilty of poking away from his body. Gunathilaka on the other hand went for the drive and perished giving Dhawan a simple catch. Upul unfazed went past his fifty.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    LIVE, SL 50/1 : Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka have been solid in the middle. Tharanga has taken on the bowlers with much fear. Umesh has been bowling with quick pace. Umesh has been ably supported by Shami.

  • 2:40 PM IST

    LIVE, SL 38/1 : TEA! Sri Lanka have managed to resist India anymore wickets. Upul Tharanga has managed to shun Indian bowlers with quite a few boundaries. He has already hit 5 fours in the process. Danuksha Gunathilaka has ably supported Upul.

  • 2:20 PM IST

    LIVE, SL 7/1 : OUT! Dimuth Karunaratne falls prey to a superb yorker by Umesh Yadav. Dimuth trying to flick the ball misses it completely. Upul Tharanga is joined by Danuksha Gunathilaka. Dimuth took a horrendous DRS call.

  • 1:59 PM IST

    OUT! Hardik Pandya falls for 600. Lahiru Kumara picks up his third wicket. Panyda trying to pull Kumara gives de Silva at mid off. Nuwan Pradeep attains his career best figures of 6 for 132.

  • 1:50 PM IST

    FIFTY! Hardik Pandya gets to his fifty in 46 balls. This has been a superb innings. OUT! Mohammed Shami’s entertaining innings comes to an end on 30. Shami was looking to pull ends up giving a simple catch to Upul Tharanga.

  • 1:29 PM IST

  • 1:28 PM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 564/8: Hardik Pandya has quickly moved in the 30s. He along with Mohammed Shami as added 47 runs for the ninth wicket. Sri Lanka are looking a bit out of ideas in the middle.

  • 1:12 PM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 540/8 : Both Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami are taking on the Sri Lankan attack. Shami started the on-sluaght with Hardik following suit. Hardik has .already struck 2 massive sixes in his knock of

  • 1:01 PM IST

    LIVE, IND 517/8: OUT! Nuwan Pradeep gets Ravindra Jadeja cleaned up. In swinging yorker that finds Jadeja off-guard. This is also Pradeep’s best FC figures. Hardik Pandya was dropped by Dimuth Karunaratne earlier in the session off Herath.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    LUNCH ON DAY 2. This session has belonged to Sri Lanka. The session yielded 104 for 4 wickets in 27 overs. India lost their overnight set batsmen Pujara and Rahane on 153 abnd 57 respectively. It was then Ravichandran Ashwin who added crucial 47 runs to help India past 500. For Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep stared picking a 5-for.

  • 11:50 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 491/6: OUT! Wriddhiman Saha hands a simple catch to Dilruwan Perera at mid on. unable to score freely, Saha tried to pick Herath up and over but could not much elevation into the shot. Hardik Pandya is out in the middle, who is making his Test debut.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 480/5 : Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin have played out Herath and Dilruwan quite ably. Apart from a few oohs and aahs, India have managed to survive in the middle. With just half and hour to go for lunch, Indian batsmen have gotten into a shell.

  • 11:09 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 451/5 : The first hour has been all about Sri Lankan bowling. They have responded well after receiving a hammering on Day 1. Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha will want to ensure India do not lose any more wicket before lunch.

  • 10:54 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 432/5: Ajinkya Rahane too falls after poking outside the off stump line. Advice from Chaminda Vaas has done good for the Sri Lankan side this morning. Lahiru Kumara who was having a poor game, managed to incite Rahane into a poor shot.

  • 10:34 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 423/4: OUT! Just as Cheteshwar Pujara was looking well set for a double ton. Nuwan Pradeep gets his fourth wicket. A bit of pace and bounce and Pujara edges one to the keeper’. Meanwhile Ajinkya Rahane got to his 12th Test half-century.

  • 10:11 AM IST

    LIVE, INDIA 404/3: Hello and Good morning, today will be a crucial day for Sri Lanka, a good outing for them can help them get back in the game. Cheteshwar Pujara is nearing yet another score of 150+, while Ajinkya Rahane is looking good for a half-century. Sri Lanka have decided to open with Rangana Herath.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates from Day Two of the 1st Test between India Men and Sri Lanka Men at Galle. Once again, it’s me Vishal Mehra, who will bring you updates and interesting tweets from this Test. The first day was all about Indian domination. It was Shikhar Dhawan’s 190 that lit up the serene Galle. He scored 126 runs in the second session, which is now the second most by an Indian batsman in a single session. Of course, the first name has to be a certain Virender Sehwag.  Full cricket scorecard: India Men vs Sri Lanka Men, 1st Test match

At stumps India were 399 for 3. This is the second most runs India have scored on Day One of a Test. While Dhawan marked his Test return with fireworks, an innings that could be termed ‘glamorous’ and ‘alluring’, he had a patient partner in the ever-consistent Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his 12th Test ton and remained unbeaten on 144 at stumps. He has a well set Ajinkya Rahane for company, who is batting on 39.

Sri Lanka were disappointing on the field. They dropped catches and worse, they lost an injured Asela Gunaratne for the entire series as he broke his thumb while trying to attempt a Dhawan catch. Piling to their agonies, their skipper and champion bowler Rangana Herath went wicket-less. Nuwan Pradeep took all the 3 wickets to fall in the day. For India, opener Abhinav Mukund and captain Virat Kohli could not make it count on this batting paradise. If India continue their Day One exploits, 600 is a bare minimum at the track!

Squads:

India Men: Virat Kohli (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan

Sri Lanka Men: Rangana Herath (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis (wk), Upul Tharanga (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne (wk), Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, enjoys weekly dose of anime, monthly viewing of sitcoms apart from being a full-time cricket aficionado.)