Enero 22, 2018

Pandya helps India score 487/9 at Lunch on Day 2

13 Agosto 2017, 02:27 | Crisanna Felipe

Hardik Pandya first caught the eye with his big sixes for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Hardik Pandya first caught the eye with his big sixes for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul provided India with the flawless start, not losing their wicket till lunch of Day One.

It was after their dismissals that the pattern of play changed, as Sri Lanka wended their way back into the contest with repeated strikes through Pushpakumara and Lakshan Sandakan, the chinaman bowler.

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and made a decision to bat first.

Kohli has a bit of a discussion with his team after the fall of the last wicket, and he decides he's going to enforce the follow-on, with the Sri Lankans still behind by 352 runs.

Courtesy Dhawan's (119) sixth Test hundred and a record 18-run opening stand with KL Rahul (85), India looked good for a score close to 400 after opting to bat.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also contributed with 42 runs.

The 26-year-old, replacing the injured Rangana Herath, also removed the risky Kohli with the right-handed batsman out for 42 after getting an edge to slip.

With India resuming at 329 for 6, Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha (16) looked to bat for time in a bid to resurrect India's floundering first innings.

Pushpakumara broke the big partnership of the two India openers, with Rahul chipping a ball to Dimuth Karunaratne, who took a nice catch on the jump at mid-on.

India did not practice on Friday, but Kohli said they are confident of taking the field on Saturday and are in a "good zone". After a brief period of uneventful play and Sri Lanka maintaining a tight line outside the off stump, Ashwin was caught behind to Fernando after scoring 31, bringing Hardik Pandya to the crease for the last two overs of the day. The innings run-rate plummeted from around five in the morning session to 2.76 after tea as it became an objective of trying to survive rather than looking to score quick runs.

Soon, Kuldeep was sent packing by left arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan. Although the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane had an off day, India at stumps were 329/6.

But despite the hosts suffering huge defeats in the first two matches, Chandimal is confident of pulling one back against the world's top Test side. After having not given him the ball for the first 39 overs, skipper Dinesh Chandimal seemed to suddenly remember that, though Lanka was missing Rangana Herath, they had another left-arm spinner in Malinda Pushpakumara.

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Rams acquire receiver Sammy Watkins in a trade for cornerback EJ Gaines
The Bills lost their first preseason game of the 2017 schedule Thursday night, 17-10, to the Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field. He became expendable after the Rams acquired Kayvon Webster this off-season, who is pegged to start opposite Trumaine Johnson.

Trump Calls China's Xi for Talks on North Korea, Xi Urges Restrain
The release came just days after North Korea's army said in a statement that it was reviewing a plan to attack the USA territory. Tensions have escalated rapidly in recent weeks after North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

Two die in state police helicopter crash near Charlottesville — UPDATED
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the rally as "the largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades". The day of violence ended in tragedy, with a car plowing through a crowd, killing one and injuring 19.

Things to consider for Los Angeles Rams with Sammy Watkins trade
Need something to feel energized enough so you can get out of bed this morning? The Bills made two blockbuster moves Friday. "But we've got to do what's in the best interest of this team moving forward and that's why we made the trade ".

Mourinho: I won't cry over transfers
That tally was only bettered by Harry Kane , Alexis Sanchez and Lukaku. Spurs (nine) and United (12) came out best in that category. Away, that record drops to 39 scored and 17 conceded.

Glendale College to host viewing of the Great American Eclipse
When the period of total eclipse ends for viewers near Charleston, S.C., it will be 2:49 p.m. both there and here in Baltimore. The moon's shadow will progress until the total solar eclipse should occur at about 2:30 p.m. and will last about 90 seconds.

Bolt to run in 4x100 metres qualifying
Since then, Bolt went on to win many gold medals, made and broke records, and gained the status of a greatest-of-all-time (GOAT). Usain Bolt hugs Justin Gatlin after the American won the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London .

With two USA military bases and THAAD, Guam feels secure
The 163,000 residents that make up Guam's population, which includes 6,000 US service members, are considered USA citizens. It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, which is a crucial, strategic hub for USA forces in the Pacific.

Market fails to shake off N. Korea nuke jitters
In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 dropped nearly 0.7 percent to 5,081.92 points compared with the closing level on Thursday. President Donald Trump rejected criticism that his threats to release " fire and fury " had been too inflammatory.

"Nothing Negative" About His Time at Man United — Javier Hernandez
The 20-year-old looks ready for the challenge after scoring 26 goals while on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season. I suspect if we all read the laws we'd find all kinds of things we didn't know, or that don't quite make sense.