Centurion Cheteshwar Pujara (153) and Ajinkay Rahane (57) fell early on the Day 2 of the 1st Test of India tour of Sri Lanka, 2017. Cheteshwar Pujara. India completed 400-mark on the very first ball of the day. Pujara went on to complete his 150-runs after he went not on 144 at the end of first day’s play, Rahane to completed his half century in the next over. Nuwan Pradeep picked his and India’s fourth wicket as Cheteshwar Pujara was caught behind the wicket on 153. He had a decent partnership of 137-runs for the fourth wicket. Ashwin came into bat following Puajara’s wicket and no one was surprised watching him come to bat at number 6, ahead of Saha and Hardik Pandya.
Rahane also got out at first, resulting Wriddhiman Saha to come to the middle. If Saha and Ashwin build a big partnership for the sixth-wicket, debutant Pandya will probably don’t get to bat in his first Test match.
11:40 AM: It’s a fifty partnership for Ashwin and Saha for the sixth-wicket. India is heading fast for 500-runs, Ravichandran Ashwin scoring at a great strike-rate and he is about to complete his another 50-runs in Test cricket. India- 482/5.
11:48 AM: That’s a wicket, Saha out to Herath at 16(32), India’s score is 491/6. Herath gets his first wicket of the match after bowling 31-overs and giving away more than 100-runs.
11:50 AM: Debutant Pandya walks into the middle.
11:54 AM: Nuwan Pradeep picks his fifth wicket, Ashwin gets out before completing his fifty. He made 47-runs in 60 deliveries, Indian innings is nearing its end, the score is 495/7.
Picking four wickets, Sri Lanka has already won this session. Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease, that’s the last reliable pair for India.
12:01 AM: Indian inning reaches 500-mark.