Srilanka was just saved from a test defeat against India and India was just three wickets away from victory. The first test was drawn at Eden. Suranga Lakmal bowling .. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s Swing Magic .. Mohammad Shami’s Bouncy Balls .. Virat Kohli’s 50th International Century .. KL Rahul .. Shikhar Dhawan Lightning performances .. Srilankas funny scenes for the draw .. Indian team’s tough fight for the win .. were the highlights of the first Test.
Bhuvi’s magic and India’s fight
The first Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw. On the fifth day, Monday’s play went well with many twists, turns and swings of course. India started the game on Monday with an overnight score of 171/1 on the fifth day. The second innings was declared at 352/8. With Virat Kohli (104 not out), openers Shikhar Dhawan (94; 116 × 11 × 4, 2 × 6), Lokesh Rahul (79; 125 × 8 × 4).
Sri Lanka lead by 231 runs in the first innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s star show to Sri Lankan opening batsmen in the second innings. Bowled 11 overs, of them, eight were maidens and took 8 runs for 4 wickets. Umesh 1 wicket and Shami 2 wickets respectively.
The opener Samaravikrama got out even before posting a run on the scoreboard. 4 wickets fell for 22 runs, Chandimal (20), Dikwella (27) stopped the fall of wickets for a while. All efforts have been made to waste the time. Bhuvi took Dikwella’s wicket, Shami took Chandimal’s wicket and India had hoped for success. Finally, with Shanaka (6) and Rangana Herath (0 not out), the match finished at 75/7. Even though some overs were yet to be bowled the match was called off due to low light after 26.3 overs.