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  • 12:03 PM IST

    The shower has only been heavy since the play has stopped. We will have a delay start to the noon session.

  • 11:21 AM IST

    The news from the center is that we will have an early lunch at 11.20 pm and the play will start in the noon session.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    India loose two wickets since the start of the day with Rahane nicking one to the keeper and Ashwin hitting the ball to point. Both the batsmen fall prey to Shanaka. The two over spell of Karunaratne cost him 17 runs. With Saha and Pujara in the middle India would want to build a partnership here to be in a good position. As of now the visitors are on the top.

  • 11:02 AM IST

    India 74/5 after 32.5 overs, a bad news for cricket fans the rain is back and covers are on the field. We might be here for an early lunch here. Pujara 47(102), Saha 6(22)

  • 10:57 AM IST

    India 73/5 after 32 overs, Saha opens his account with a boundary. Pujara playing on 45 heading towards his fifty. Karunaratne leaking 17 runs off his two overs.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    India 55/5 after 29 overs, Wriddhiman Saha the local boy is out in the middle. With Pujara holding one side is having regular changes on the other side. Dimuth Karunarathe is into attack now with two slips and a gully in place.

  • 10:34 AM IST

    India 54/5 after 27 overs, Ashwin hits one straight back to point. Shanaka gets his second wicket while India lose their fifth. Pujara of all batsmen looking confident playing on 33.

  • 10:30 AM IST

    India 50/5 after 26 overs, Ashwin hits the ball straight to the point. Shanaka gets his second wicket of the day and India losses it’s fifth. Out of all the batsmen only Pujara is looking confident with only batsman who has double figures to his scorecard.

  • 10:21 AM IST

    India 45/4 after 25 overs, a bouncer hit Ashwin on his right hand and the physio was out.

  • 10:07 AM IST

    India 40/4 after 22 overs. Gamage back into the attack.

  • 9:56 AM IST

    India 39/4 after 20 overs, Pujara looking confident against Shanaka starting the over with a four.

  • 9:43 AM IST

    India 30/4 afrer 17.2 overs, Shanaka gets his first in his third over of the spell.

    Rahane 4(21)
  • 9:31 AM IST

    India 29/3 after 15 overs, India have their first run against Lakmal with Rahane hitting him for a four.

  • 9:27 AM IST

    India 25/3 after 14 overs. Dasun Shanaka to bowl from the other end and Pujara hits him for two boundaries in the over.

  • 9:22 AM IST

    India 17/3 after 13 overs. Lakmal started from where he left yesterday with a maiden over.

  • 9:14 AM IST

    The day starts with Matthew Hayden ringing the bell in Eden Garden. Pujara takes the strike.

  • 8:46 AM IST

    A very good morning to everyone. As per the instructions the match will start at 9.15 am today. The good news is that there is no rain today and the play is expected to start on time. The question is will Sri Lanka continue from where they left yesterday or India will come strongly. We will have to wait for the answer as we head up to the Day 2 of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    Sri Lanka having a dream start to the Test match. Chandimal’s decision to bowl first proves right with Lakmal showing his class. Lakmal took all three wickets of the day in his six over all six maidens. All the Indian batsmen struggled against Lakmal. Sri Lanka would surely love to bowl more for the day but they will have to wait till tomorrow. India on the other side would be happy to return and have a fresh start tomorrow. INDIA 17/3 after 11.5 overs, stumps.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    The day has been called off.

  • 3:40 PM IST

    INDIA 17/3 after 11.5, Play has been interrupted due to bad light.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Kohli refereed DRS after consulting his partner Pujara. the ball hitting leg stumps and the decision umpires call. According the new rules India retain their DRS as the decision went umpires call. Ajinkya Rahane, the new batsman comes in.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Kohli 0(11) India 17-3. Kohli out, Lakmal gets his 3rd.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    Kohli reviews for a LBW off Lakmal’s ball

  • 3:24 PM IST

    INDIA 17-2 after 9 overs, Lakmal with 5 maiden overs.

  • 3:16 PM IST

    Match to resume in 5 minuets from now.

  • 3:09 PM IST

    Early has been taken.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    The rain has stop as we see the covers coming off but the play is still to be resumed.

  • 2:47 PM IST

    It has been Sri Lanka’s game so far with Lakmal being the star with quality bowling. India on the back foot with Test specialist Pujara and the skipper Kohli out in the middle.

  • 2:31 PM IST

    INDIA 17/2 after 8.2 overs as players come off for bad light.

  • 2:29 PM IST

    The players go back to their pavilion as a result of bad light and rain add to the misery.

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his will be the first-ever five-day match that Sri Lanka play in Kolkata, while India have featured in 40 Tests © AFP (File Photo)

Good Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18. This is the first of the 3-Test series of the ongoing series and I, Omkar Narvekar, will bring to you all the live scores and updates from the match. This match is being played at the mecca of Indian cricket— Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This will be the first-ever five-day match that Sri Lanka play in Kolkata, while India have featured in 40 Tests.

Virat Kohli and co. are coming in with all the confidence in the world, as they have been nearly unscratched at home in the format. India under Kohli have so far won 8 consecutive series. And if they win this, they will all-time record of nine consecutive series win; jointly held by England and Australia.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand are coming in a resounding win over Pakistan in UAE. It was combined effort and some black- magic (reportedly) that lead Dinesh Chandimal to 2-0 win. The Sri Lankan side will need more than some black-magic to beat a formidable Indian side at home.

India Squad [for first and second Test]: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma

 Sri Lanka Squad:

Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Roshen Silva


  • Virat Kohli and co. are coming in with all the confidence in the world, as they have been nearly unscratched at home in the format

  • India under Kohli have so far won 8 consecutive series

  • Sri Lanka, on the other hand are coming in a resounding win over Pakistan in UAE