India Vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test: Shikhar Dhawan pummels Sri Lanka, India heads to a big score at the end of first day
India's Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century on Day 1 of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka on July 26, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Shikhar Dhawan single handed assassinated Sri Lankan bowler with his destructive batting after India opt to bat against Sri Lanka in the first Test Match of the series. Dhawan, after getting dropped by Asela Gunaratne at slip on the score of 30-runs, started doing something with Sri Lankan bowling which we can call a pure destruction. Dhawan missed his double hundred by just 10-runs. He got out after scoring 190-runs in just 168-balls with the help of 31 boundaries.

Dhawan became first Indian player after Virendra Sehwag to score more the 125-runs in a single session. Sehwag scored 133-runs in one season against the same team in Mumbai, 2009. Dhawan completed his hundred in 110-balls and he scored next 90-runs in just 58-balls. This is the fifth century for Dhawan in Test matches and second on Sri Lankan soil.

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, Abhinav Mukund came to the side to open the Indian innings as KL Rahul ruled out of the first Test due to viral fever. Abhinav Mukund could not contribute much to the Indian innings as got out of Nuwan Pradeep, when the team had just 26-runs on the board. After Mukund’s dismissal, Cheteshwar Puajara came to the crease and he put up a partnership of 253-runs in just 46.4-overs with Dhawan before Dhawan got out at 190. India lost its third wicket at 286-runs when Virat Kohli faced a rare failure today as he got out on just 3.All the Indian

All the Indian wickets have been taken by Nuwan Pradeep today and Cheteshwar Pujara is looking good as he is near his century.