India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: Day One Ends, India 357/6 In 85 Overs, Pant Misses Century

The Sri Lankan cricket team, which continues its tour of India, lost the T20I series without even securing a single win. The first Test between India and Sri Lanka began today in Mohali, Punjab.

This match is crucial as it is subject to the World Test Championship. Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the full-time captain of the Indian team for the three-match series after Virat Kohli stepped down as captain. This will be India’s first Test match under his leadership. India won the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal were the opening batsmen for India. 

Rohit was bowled out for 29 by Lakiru Kumara. Mayank Agarwal, who next scored 33, was out of the L.B.W. Until the lunch break on the first day, the Indian team had lost two wickets at the end of 26 overs and scored 109 runs. Hanuma Vikari (30) and Virat Kohli (15) were on the field.

Virat Kohli (45 off 75 balls, 5 fours) is the only Indian batsman to miss the match. He hit a run off Fernando’s delivery in 38.2 overs, setting a record of 8,000 runs in Tests. He is also the 6th Indian player to achieve this feat. The Indian team has scored 199 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 53 overs till the tea break. Shreyas is also playing with 14, Rishabh Pant with 12 runs.

Shreyas, who then went on to score 27 runs, was bowled by L.B.W. Ravindra Jadeja continued to play hand in hand with Rishabh. In this match, Rishabh has scored an action-packed half-century. In this situation, Rishabh Pant missed the century by four runs.

While he has scored 96 runs (97 balls, 9 fours, 4 sixes), Lakmal is unbeaten on the ball. Jadeja is unbeaten on 45 and Aswin on 10. At the end of the first day’s play, the Indian team has scored 357 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 85 overs.

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