Home Cricket Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari Fifties Lighten Day 1 in Mohali; India Post 357/6 at Stumps

Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari Fifties Lighten Day 1 in Mohali; India Post 357/6 at Stumps

Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari Fifties Lighten Day 1 in Mohali; India Post 357/6 at Stumps

Riding on the good half-centuries from Hanuman Vihari and Rishabh Pant, Team India posted 370 for six in opposition to Sri Lanka within the first innings in Mohali. At stumps, the all-rounder duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been on the crease. While Jadeja was unbeaten on 45, Ashwin was batting on 10 not out.

The remaining session of the primary day’s play witnessed some rollicking fireworks from wicketkeeper-batter Rishab Pant. Batting at No. 5, the left-hand batter smashed 9 boundaries and 4 sixes throughout his stint on the crease. After getting his 8th Test fifty, the 24-year-old shifted gears and commenced dealing in boundaries. He principally focused the Sri Lanka spinners, smashing them throughout the Bindra Stadium.

He was rooting for his 5th Test century however quick bowler Suranga Lakmal quashed his plans by cleansing him up on 96. Before heading again to the dressing room, he already had stitched a 104-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Earlier within the second session, Sri Lanka had the higher hand as they dismissed Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari earlier than the Tea break. The Indian duo regarded in first rate contact as they put a 90-run partnership for the third wicket.

Playing his a hundredth Test, Kohli was dismissed on 45 off 76 balls as he was deceived by Lasith Embulendiya’s sharp flip and was bowled which left the premier batter shocked and he stood in disbelief. He walked again to applause from spectators for the landmark match.

Vihari scored his fifth Test half-century however departed quickly after Kohli’s dismissal as he dragged an incoming supply from left-arm fast Vishwa Fernando onto his stumps. He scored 58 runs off 128 balls whereas batting on the quantity 3 spot.

In the morning session, Rohit Sharma, who final month changed Kohli as captain throughout all codecs, hit Lahiru Kumara for 2 successive boundaries together with a well-executed pull however quickly bought caught at lengthy leg in one other try to smash the brief ball.

Embuldeniya, one of many two slower bowlers for Sri Lanka — hoping for the first-ever Test victory in India of their three hundredth five-day recreation — trapped Mayank Agarwal lbw for 33.

Before the match, Kohli, alongside Bollywood actress spouse Anushka Sharma, was offered with a particular cap by coach Rahul Dravid as high officers of India’s cricket board together with president Sourav Ganguly clapped from the balcony.

(With Agency Inputs)

Get all the most recent updates on Cricket News, Cricket Photos, Cricket Videos, IPL Auction 2022 and Cricket Scores right here


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here