India vs Sri Lanka 2015 Highlights: India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights played on 20 August 2015. IND vs SL Day 1 Highlights at Galle. Watch Eng vs Aus Cricket Highlights on Sunday.
Cricket Series: India vs Sri Lanka 2015
India Squad: V Kohli*, VR Aaron, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, A Mishra, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, KL Rahul, WP Saha†, I Sharma, RG Sharma, M Vijay, UT Yadav
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The opening day of the second test between Sri Lanka and Indian saw the latter dominate with the bat and find themselves in a very strong position after day one.
Virat Kohli won the toss for India and elected to bat first. They got off to the worst possible start when Vijay was trapped lbw by Prasad in the first over of the innings. Rahane was promoted up the order, but it was yet another Indian experiment that failed, when he was dismissed with his score on 4. This brought Virat Kohli to the crease, and together with Rahul they took India into lunch with the score on 97/2.
The post lunch session was dominated by the bats of Kohli and Rahul. The pair put together a partnership of 164 runs, batting at a run rate of above 4 runs per over. Kohli lost his wicket in the 44th over with his score on 78 off 107 when he was caught by Mathews off the bowling of Herath. Tea was taken with India in a strong position with 206/3 on the board.
The final session of the day saw the honors being split between the sides, as Sri Lanka managed to claw their way back into the match with a few wickets. This was not before Rahul reached his century off 180 balls, unfortunately he wasn’t able to continue his effort, losing his wicket with his score on 108. Stuart Binny occupied the number 6 spot for India, but also failed, making just 10 runs before being dismissed by Herath. Rohit Sharma showed some good form with the bat, reaching 79 off 132 balls before losing his wicket in the 88th over of the day when stumps were called.
India ended the day on 319/6, with the not much batting left. They will hope that Saha can score a few quick runs while the tail hopefully hangs around.