1st Test, Galle International Stadium, Galle

Sri Lanka vs India

India 4th Inn:112/10 (49.5)

Varun Aaron 1 (4);
T Kaushal* 17.5-1-47-3; Rangana Herath 21-6-48-7;

Last bat: Amit Mishra

Result: Sri Lanka won by 63 runs.

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India 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul lbw Herath 5 14 0 0 35.71
Shikhar Dhawan c & b T Kaushal 28 83 3 0 33.73
Ishant Sharma lbw Herath 10 23 1 0 43.48
Rohit Sharma b Herath 4 16 1 0 25
Virat Kohli(c) c K Silva & b T Kaushal 3 10 0 0 30
Ajinkya Rahane c Mathews & b Herath 36 76 4 0 47.37
Wriddhiman Saha(wk) st Chandimal & b Herath 2 11 0 0 18.18
Harbhajan Singh c K Silva & b Herath 1 7 0 0 14.29
Ravichandran Ashwin c Dhammika Prasad & b Herath 3 20 0 0 15
Amit Mishra c D Karunaratne & b T Kaushal 15 36 3 0 41.67
Varun Aaron not out 1 4 0 0 25
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 1, nb - 1)4
Total(112 all out in 49.5 overs)112 (2.25 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/12 (Lokesh Rahul, 4.3 ov.) 2/30 (Ishant Sharma, 14.1 ov.) 3/34 (Rohit Sharma, 18.5 ov.)
4/45 (Virat Kohli, 21.6 ov.) 5/60 (Shikhar Dhawan, 27.3 ov.) 6/65 (Wriddhiman Saha, 30.3 ov.)
7/67 (Harbhajan Singh, 32.3 ov.) 8/81 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 38.6 ov.) 9/102 (Ajinkya Rahane, 46.3 ov.)
10/112 (Amit Mishra, 49.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dhammika Prasad 4 2 4 0 1  
Rangana Herath 21 6 48 7 2.29  
T Kaushal 17.5 1 47 3 2.64  
Nuwan Pradeep 6 3 8 0 1.33  
Angelo Mathews (c) 1 0 3 0 3 (1w)
               

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne b Ashwin 0 5 0 0 0
Kaushal Silva b A Mishra 0 6 0 0 0
Dhammika Prasad c A Rahane & b Aaron 3 12 0 0 25
Kumar Sangakkara c A Rahane & b Ashwin 40 70 5 0 57.14
Angelo Mathews(c) c Rahul & b A Mishra 39 63 4 1 61.9
Dinesh Chandimal(wk) not out 162 169 19 4 95.86
Lahiru Thirimanne c A Rahane & b Ashwin 44 76 4 0 57.89
Jehan Mubarak c A Rahane & b Harbhajan 49 60 4 2 81.67
Rangana Herath c A Rahane & b A Mishra 1 15 0 0 6.67
T Kaushal c W Saha & b Ishant 7 22 1 0 31.82
Nuwan Pradeep b Ashwin 3 4 0 0 75
             
Extras(b - 3, lb - 0, w - 8, nb - 8)19
Total(367 all out in 82.2 overs)367 (4.46 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/0 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.5 ov.) 2/1 (Kaushal Silva, 1.5 ov.) 3/5 (Dhammika Prasad, 4.1 ov.)
4/92 (Kumar Sangakkara, 24.5 ov.) 5/95 (Angelo Mathews, 25.6 ov.) 6/220 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 50.4 ov.)
7/302 (Jehan Mubarak, 68.3 ov.) 8/319 (Rangana Herath, 72.5 ov.) 9/360 (T Kaushal, 81.2 ov.)
10/367 (Nuwan Pradeep, 82.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Ravichandran Ashwin 28.2 6 114 4 4.02  
Amit Mishra 17 2 61 3 3.59  
Harbhajan Singh 17 0 73 1 4.29  
Varun Aaron 7 0 39 1 5.57 (8w)
Ishant Sharma 13 0 77 1 5.92  
               

India 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul lbw Dhammika Prasad 7 7 0 0 100
Shikhar Dhawan b N Pradeep 134 271 13 0 49.45
Rohit Sharma lbw Mathews 9 24 1 0 37.5
Virat Kohli(c) lbw T Kaushal 103 191 11 0 53.93
Ajinkya Rahane lbw T Kaushal 0 5 0 0 0
Wriddhiman Saha(wk) c Chandimal & b N Pradeep 60 120 6 1 50
Ravichandran Ashwin b N Pradeep 7 4 1 0 175
Harbhajan Singh b T Kaushal 14 31 2 0 45.16
Amit Mishra b T Kaushal 10 17 1 0 58.82
Ishant Sharma not out 3 39 0 0 7.69
Varun Aaron c Mathews & b T Kaushal 4 9 1 0 44.44
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 10, w - 3, nb - 11)24
Total(375 all out in 117.4 overs)375 (3.19 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/14 (Lokesh Rahul, 2.6 ov.) 2/28 (Rohit Sharma, 9.3 ov.) 3/255 (Virat Kohli, 73.6 ov.)
4/257 (Ajinkya Rahane, 75.2 ov.) 5/294 (Shikhar Dhawan, 87.6 ov.) 6/302 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 89.5 ov.)
7/330 (Harbhajan Singh, 99.2 ov.) 8/344 (Amit Mishra, 103.4 ov.) 9/366 (Wriddhiman Saha, 114.5 ov.)
10/375 (Varun Aaron, 117.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dhammika Prasad 22 4 54 1 2.45 (1w)
Nuwan Pradeep 26 2 98 3 3.77 (2w)
Angelo Mathews (c) 4 1 12 1 3  
T Kaushal 32.4 2 134 5 4.1  
Rangana Herath 33 4 67 0 2.03  
               

Sri Lanka 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne c A Rahane & b Ishant 9 19 0 0 47.37
Kaushal Silva c Dhawan & b Aaron 5 24 1 0 20.83
Lahiru Thirimanne c A Rahane & b Ashwin 13 38 2 0 34.21
Kumar Sangakkara c Rahul & b Ashwin 5 12 0 0 41.67
Angelo Mathews(c) c Rohit & b Ashwin 64 92 6 1 69.57
Jehan Mubarak c Rahul & b Ashwin 0 7 0 0 0
Dinesh Chandimal(wk) c A Rahane & b A Mishra 59 77 9 0 76.62
Dhammika Prasad lbw Ashwin 0 6 0 0 0
Rangana Herath b Ashwin 23 24 4 0 95.83
T Kaushal c Rohit & b A Mishra 0 1 0 0 0
Nuwan Pradeep not out 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 1, w - 0, nb - 3)5
Total(183 all out in 49.4 overs)183 (3.68 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/15 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 6.5 ov.) 2/15 (Kaushal Silva, 7.1 ov.) 3/27 (Kumar Sangakkara, 11.3 ov.)
4/54 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 19.4 ov.) 5/60 (Jehan Mubarak, 21.3 ov.) 6/139 (Angelo Mathews, 41.3 ov.)
7/155 (Dhammika Prasad, 43.3 ov.) 8/179 (Dinesh Chandimal, 48.1 ov.) 9/179 (T Kaushal, 48.2 ov.)
10/183 (Rangana Herath, 49.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Ishant Sharma 11 3 30 1 2.73  
Varun Aaron 11 0 68 1 6.18  
Ravichandran Ashwin 13.4 2 46 6 3.37  
Amit Mishra 6 1 20 2 3.33  
Harbhajan Singh 8 1 17 0 2.13  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, even the slow outfield can't stop that. Short outside off, Kaushal Silva is a short man but he rose high and slapped that wide of gully. Got on top of the bounce and put it away

D

to Kaushal Silva, 1 run, dropped by Dhawan at first slip. Kaushal Silva went for another cut and edged it, it went at a comfortable height to the right of Dhawan who shelled it. It may have moved a little but you expect that to be taken at this level. England caught everything on day 1 at TB to bowl Australia out for 60. Here Dhawan has dropped an easy chance. Will Kaushal Silva make India pay for that lapse?

W

to D Karunaratne, out Caught by Rahane!! Gone. Caught at gully. That is a fine short delivery and it has taken out Karunaratne. Right at the chest of Karunaratne, he hopped to defend and it went off the shoulder of the bat, almost hit the handle but a dolly to gully. surprised Karunaratne with a short ball earlier in the over, that wasn't in the right area, this one was and Karunaratne had no clue. Looked very awkward in trying to deal with it and perished. The round the wicket angle also helping to cramp Karunaratne up. D Karunaratne c Rahane b 9(19)

W

to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Dhawan!! Dhawan has made amends at first slip. It is a brilliant catch. Another short delivery gets a batsman out. It is down leg, Kaushal Silva wanted to pull, it went off the glove and then the back of the bat, was going over Rohit's head at 2nd slip, but Dhawan had already anticipated the catch and moved to his right to dive and take it with both hands. Kaushal Silva wasn't happy with the decision - he shook his head as he walked off. There is no DRS in this series remember. To the naked eye looked a clear deflection. Well, well replays show that it may have gone off the armguard. Yes it has and must say Kaushal Silva is unlucky. Kaushal Silva c Dhawan b 5(24) [4s-1]

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne gets lucky! Just wide of the leaping Jinks at gully. The outside edge was produced on the drive as induced the false stroke. It went at a catchable height and to the right of Jinks, he went full-length and stretching his arms to try and catch it, but didn't even get a fingertip to it. No third man and it will be a boundary

W

to Sangakkara, out Caught by Rahul!! Superb catch at silly point. A reflex effort by KL to his left. That is a fine take. Sangakkara went for the back foot punch, got it off the toe end. Rahul was ball-watching, didn't get up, had the weight down and plucked it off two-handed. Anticipation and looking at the ball the key to that catch. The crowd at Galle are stunned. Even Sangakkara is and drags himself off the square. Replays show that KL hung on as the ball settled at the edge of his fingers. Used his left-hand to then cup the ball. Sangakkara c Rahul b 5(12)

4

to Mathews, FOUR, lots of air on that and Mathews takes the aerial route. Lofts it with the turn and into the vast acres of space near deep mid-wicket, one bounce over the ropes. Hit well and that should release some pressure

4

to Mathews, FOUR, short outside off and Mathews is in position early to pull through mid-wicket. Sat up to be hit and Mathews did just that

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, that is the shot of the day so far. helped Thirimanne with a half-volley but Thirimanne still had to find the gap and did that with a textbook cover drive. On a bent knee and caressed through cover. A photographer's delight as Thirimanne held the pose after playing it. High elbow and all that jazz too

W

to Thirimanne, out Caught by Rahane!! That's the delivery. Caught at first slip. Tossed up outside off, Thirimanne stretched forward to defend, but didn't get right forward, the ball dipped on him and turned away to take the outside edge. Low grab at slip. Rahane making it look so easy. After taking it, he flicks the ball away nonchalantly. Fourth wicket down and lovely bowling from . He set Thirimanne up for this very dismissal and has nailed him. Thirimanne c Rahane b 13(38) [4s-2]

W

to Mubarak, out Caught by Rahul!! And Kohli is a genius. Mubarak is out caught at short leg. He had moved the fielder just before the ball was bowled to exactly the same position where the catch is taken. Drifted in towards middle and leg, Mubarak came forward to defend, a thick inside edge onto pad and a dolly to KL. He took a stunner earlier, this was a simple catch. Five down and is running riot against the left-handers. Mubarak c Rahul b 0(7)

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal uses the smart option and gets four to get off the mark. It was flighted outside off, Chandimal knew that there was no-one in the deep, took it on and executed the sweep over the man at backward square leg for four. It was in the air but never near the vicinity of the fielder

D

to Chandimal, no run, dropped! Straight in and straight out. Would you believe it? Saha with gloves on is the culprit. is not pleased with the effort. It was the sucker delivery, full and inviting the batsman to drive, Chandimal obliges and goes hard, the outside edge carries at a nice height, not sure how Saha grassed it. How much would that cost India?

4

to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot! Those strong wrists of Mathews coming into play. Fullish and on off, Mathews leans forward and flicks it past the diving mid-on fielder, the timing was excellent as the ball raced away

4

to Mathews, FOUR, not very convincing, but effective. Banged in halfway down the wicket, Mathews was into position to play the pull, gets it off the meat and to the right of mid-off, he got enough wood for the ball to reach the fence

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal played the sweep early on in his innings, once again it is the most productive shot for him against . Flighted around off, he kneels down and sweeps it square of the wicket to collect four

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, another sweep from Chandimal and another boundary. That gets the crowd going as well. Flighted on off-stump, Chandimal gets inside the line, sweeps it fine and beats Bhajji at deep backward square, who didn't bother to put in the dive

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal this time around takes on the short delivery and earns himself another boundary, it didn't hurry onto the batsman and Chandimal had all the time to pick his spot, swivels and pulls it over square leg

OT

to Chandimal, 1 run, direct hit and it would have been curtains for Chandimal. He was not even in the picture. Tossed up on off, Chandimal wrists it to mid-on and sets off, he had hit that straight to Dhawan, who had all three stumps to aim and missed. He has his hands on his head, that is an opportunity missed for India

6

to Mathews, SIX, nice clean strike! And that is fifty for Mathews. The crowd are up on their feet. The skipper raises his bat, hugs his partner and gets on with things. Flighted delivery, Mathews shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch and lofts it handsomely over long-on for a maximum

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, now he cuts and sends it in the gap between backward point and gully. Width on offer from , the length isn't all that short, but Chandimal bends his knees and makes good contact

4

to Mathews, FOUR, fine hit from Mathews. Just moved across the stumps to get into a good position to tickle, bowled it in the short of length region, the line was leg stumpish and Mathews helped himself to a boundary

4

to Mathews, FOUR, edgedddd but safe! Why a fly slip Virat Kohli? drops his head in disappointment. Nothing but a length ball wide outside off stump, Mathews slashes hard at it and gets a thick edge, Rohit, who was standing at a conventional second slip position dived full length to his right but still couldn't get a fingertip to it. Mathews wears a big smile on his face

W

to Mathews, out Caught by Rohit!! That is a brilliant grab by Rohit at short leg. End of a fine innings from Mathews. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Mathews jumps out his crease in an attempt to flick, gets a thickish edge that lobs off the pad, it went quickly to Rohit, who tried to grab it above his head after arching back a bit. The ball popped out but Rohit recovered in time to dive forward and take the rebound with his right hand. Rohit was going back initially but he adjusted really well to move forward to complete the catch. Mathews c Rohit b 64(92) [4s-6 6s-1]

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, poor ball from . Way outside off stump once again, Chandimal waits on the back foot and cuts it to the left of backward point, there was a man at sweeper but he had no chance

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, in the airrr and just over Dhawan at deep mid-wicket. Dhawan was standing well inside, had he been right back, it would have gone straight to him. Short delivery on the off stump, Chandimal pulls but doesn't bother to keep it down, luckily for him he made just enough contact to evade Dhawan's jump

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, 8th Test fifty for Chandimal and this is a handy knock for Sri Lanka. Full and outside off stump, Chandimal frees his arms and drives over cover for four. Chandimal gets a good round of applause from the crowd

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, four more! 4th boundary of the over. Short and wide outside off stump, Chandimal cuts hard, sends it to the left of backward point

W

to Dhammika, out Lbw!! It's a fifer for , his 11th in Test match cricket. Umpire Nigel Llong raised his finger in a flash, that was absolutely plumb. Flatter delivery on the stumps, Dhammika stays back when he should have been forward, tries to defend but misses, the ball spins back in and hits him right in front of middle stump. Dhammika lbw b 0(6)

4

to Herath, FOUR, friendly full toss from , he lost control of the ball, Herath swept it all along the ground through square leg, Ashwin runs to his right in the deep and goes leg-first with his slide but his back leg was in contact with the rope as he ball hit his right boot. Wonder why such a long look at this

4

to Herath, FOUR, goes very full this time, Herath waits for it to come and drives it along the ground through cover

4

to Herath, FOUR, another sweep shot from Herath and it gives him four more. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Herath sends it through mid-wicket this time

4

to Herath, FOUR, swept, not fully in control though as it went uppishly through square leg. Ishant was in the deep but it went well wide of him to his right

W

to Chandimal, out Caught by Rahane!! Strange dismissal, but Mishy won't mind as it finally puts him in the wickets column. 's foot was well in and it was pretty needless from the on-field umpire to check it again. Flighted delivery spinning across the right-hander, it pitched outside leg and turned a long way, Chandimal advanced and went for the loft, but the ball took a thick outside edge and went straight to the man at slip, who was pretty square. A fighting innings comes to an end. Chandimal c Rahane b 59(77) [4s-9]

W

to Kaushal, out Caught by Rohit!! Two-in-two for Mishy. Wow, how quickly fortunes can change! Googly on the stumps, Kaushal leans forward to defend, gets an inside edge that lobs to short leg off the pad. Sri Lanka are nine down for 179. Kaushal c Rohit b 0(1)

W

to Herath, out Bowled!! signs off in style, finishes with six wickets in the innings. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Herath goes for the slog-sweep, but misses it completely and the ball shatters the stumps. That will be tea as well. Herath b 23(24) [4s-4]

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