India reached 171-1 in its second innings on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at stumps on Sunday in Kolkata. After play was stopped 18.3 overs early due to bad light, the hosts hold a 49-run lead with the prospect of a draw looming. Lokesh Rahul was unbeaten on 73 runs while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 2 not out. Shikhar Dhawan scored 94. Earlier, Sri Lanka finished their first innings at 294 runs and a 122-run lead over India's 172. Post tea, Rahul and Dhawan continued their domination over the Sri Lankan attack and put on 166 runs for the first wicket. It was the first hundred-plus stand by an Indian opening pair in the second innings of a Test since 2010. Rahul reached his 10th Test half-century off 65 balls. Later, India's 100 came up in the 24th over. Frustrated by their stand, Sri Lanka used up both DRS reviews against Dhawan in quick succession for lbw calls, but both were turned down. Dhawan then reached his fourth Test half-century off 74 balls. Overall, he faced 116 deliveries and hit 11 fours as well as two sixes. He eventually fell shortly before stumps, caught behind off Dasun Shanaka (1-29). Only 32.5 overs were bowled on days one and two due to rain. Bad light has stopped play early on the remaining days with hopes of a result receding. At the start of the day,Sri Lanka built on it overnight 165-4 with Dinesh Chandimal (28) and Niroshan Dickwella (35) putting on 62 off 84 balls for the fifth wicket. India then fought back with three quick dismissals. Dickwella was caught at second slip off Mohammed Shami (4-100) while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-88) trapped Dasun Shanaka (0) lbw. Shami then struck again and had Chandimal caught behind to reduce Sri Lanka to 201-7 in the space of 10 deliveries. Dilruwan Perera (5) then survived an lbw call via DRS review. It appeared that he was instructed by the dressing room to ask for the review, after he had decided to walk off. After the decision was overturned, he put on 43 runs with Rangana Herath (67) for the eighth wicket as the Indian attack struggled to keep a check on the Sri Lankan lower order. Herath completed his third Test half-century off 83 balls and added 46 runs with Suranga Lakmal (16) for the ninth wicket. Umesh Yadav (2-79) was the other wicket-taker. In all, it was the first time since 1983 that Indian pacers shared all 10 wickets in an innings of a home Test. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva.
When is the India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match?
The first Test of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka has started on Thursday, November 16.
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The first Test between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata.
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