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.