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Stumps day 1, India are well placed at 314 for six after losing four wickets in the second session of the day. Ajinkya Rahane is unbeaten on 110 and giving him company is Ravichandran Ashwin, who is batting on 10. For Sri Lanka Board President’s XI Kasun Rajitha picked three wickets while Jeffrey Vandersay scalped two wickets. Lahiru Gamage chipped in with a wicket as well. Do join us tomorrow for second day’s coverage, until then bye bye! Also Read - Unofficial 2nd Test Between India A and South Africa A Ends in Draw
Live Score India 303/6 after 77 overs: Ajinkya Rahane reaches the magical three-figure mark as India’s 1st innings total goes past 300. Rahane completes the milestone off 166 balls and has hit 10 fours and a six so far. With India losing wickets at the other end, Rahane made sure he did not throw away the start he got. With day’s play about to end Rahane will be looking to stay unbeaten. Also Read - Dignified Exit For Ishant Sharma? Minor Hamstring Strain Paves Way For Ajinkya Rahane's Selection in Rainbow Nation
Wriddhiman Shah Out! Oh dear! India have lost another wicket. Wriddhiman Saha lasted only eight balls. It is Jeffrey Vandersay who takes the wicket and Lahiru Thirimanne takes the catch. Two back to back wickets for Vandersay in two overs. W Saha c Thirimanne b Vandersay 3 (8).
Cheteshwar Pujara Out! Jeffrey Vandersay has struck as Sri Lanka Board President’s XI finally break the century stand between Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. The leg-break bowler had Pujara caught for a well-made 42. The partnership between Pujara and Rahane was worth 134. C Pujara c Silva b Vandersay 42(90)
Live Score India 266/4 after 65 overs: Ajinkya Rahane has completed his half-century. With Rahane’s fifty the partnership for the fifth wicket between him and Cheteshwar Pujara also went past hundred-run mark. The duo now seems to be in control after India lost four wickets in post lunch session. Rahane 82, Pujara 42. Partnership: 133.
Live Score India 208/4 after 48 overs: 200 hundred up for India as Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have now added 75 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Rahane has hot three fours thus far while four boundaries have come from Pujara’s bat. Rahane 37, Pujara 31.
Live Score India 174/4 after 48 overs: It is tea time and Sri Lankan Board President’s XI have pulled back things. This session clearly belongs to them, having scalped four wickets after the lunch. Kasun Rajitha picked three wickets to dent India. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are now in the middle and have stitched a partnership of 42 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Rahane 25, Pujara 15.
ive Score India 158/4 after 44 overs: After losing four quick wickets it is now down to Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara to bail India out of trouble. The duo have added 25 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Rahane 20, Pujara 7. (Fall of wickets- 1-108 Rahul, 29.4 ov, 2-121 R Sharma, 33.2 ov, 3-130 Kohli, 35.3 ov, 4-133, Dhawan, 37.1 ov).
Shikhar Dhawan Out! India losing wickets quickly here, fourth after the lunch break and it is Kasun Rajitha who picks yet another wicket. Dhawan edged one to wicket-keeper Kusal Perera and with that it is curtains on his fine knock. Rajitha now has three wickets in his kitty. Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman in. S Dhawan c Perera b Rajitha 62 (102).
Virat Kohli Out! Sri Lanka Board President’s XI have come out strong after the lunch break. Little panic in Indian camp as they lose their captain. Virat Kohli departs as Kasun Rajitha picks his second wicket. Looking to drive gets the outside edge and Milinda Siriwardana takes the catch at third slip. Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat. V Kohli c Siriwardana b Rajitha 8 (9).
Rohit Sharma Out! India have lost another wicket here. Rohit Sharma lasts only 14 balls for his seven. Kasun Rajitha picks the wicket as Rohit is bowled. Rohit’s dismissal brings Indian captain Virat Kohli at the crease. Dhawan is looking solid at the other end. Rohit Sharma b K Rajitha 7(14).
KL Rahul Out! India have lost their first wicket as Shehan Jayasuriya dismisses KL Rahul. The right-hander was looking to pull, but mistimes it and the ball went straight to Lahiru Thirimanne at slip. With this the opening stand of 11 runs between Rahul and Dhawan comes to an end. Rohit Sharma, right hand batsman, is the new man in. KL Rahul c Thirimanne b Shehan Jayasuriya 44(92).
Live Score India 88/0 after 27 overs: Shikhar Dhawan completed his half-century after the lunch break. The two openers, Dhawan and KL Rahul are going strong and approaching a hundred-run opening stand. Post lunch break SLBPXI will be eyeing to break the opening stand and pick a wicket or two. Dhawan 51, Rahul 33.
Put to bat first, Indian openers responded well and made a cautious start. At Lunch India had posted 78 for the loss no wicket. Shikhar Dhawan was unbeaten on 47 while KL Rahul was batting on 28. The pitch had little covering of grass on it and looked like bit damp as well. Left-arm fast medium bowler Vishwa Fernando tested both the openers with the new ball early on but the duo did well to see off the threat.
Toss: Sri Lanka Board President XI won the toss and elected to field first. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul opened the innings for India. Hello and welcome to India vs Sri Lanka Board President’s XI warm-up match. We at India.com will keep you updated the latest score. India play Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in a three-day practice match before facing Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series beginning from August 12. This game will provide India perfect chance to regroup ahead of the all-important Test series.
Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI: Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Kaushal Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Murali Vijay