The first match of the two-match Test series being played between India and Sri Lanka was played in Mohali. In the first innings of this match, India had scored 574 for 8 wickets, while in reply, Sri Lanka’s first innings was reduced to only 174 runs. India forced Sri Lanka to play the follow-on and Sri Lanka were once again all out for 178 in the second innings. In this match, India won by an innings and 222 runs. With this win, India are 1-0 up in the Test series.
Jadeja is the hero of victory, Rohit Sharma’s great start:
The hero of India’s victory in this match was Ravindra Jadeja, who first scored an unbeaten 175 and then took 5 wickets in the first innings of the match against Sri Lanka and then 4 wickets in the second innings. At the same time, this was the debut Test match of Indian captain Rohit Sharma and under his captaincy, Team India’s Test journey started unmatched. In Test cricket, India defeated Sri Lanka by the second big margin in this match. India had given Sri Lanka the biggest defeat in a Test match in Nagpur in 2017 in which Team India won by an innings and 239 runs.
India’s first innings, Jadeja’s century:
The Indian team scored a big score of 574 runs in the first innings and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s batting was a big contribution in taking the team to this score. Jadeja scored an unbeaten 175 while playing the best innings of his Test career. In the first innings, Rishabh Pant scored 96 runs and missed a century. Hanuma Vihari scored 58 runs in the first innings for India while R Ashwin played a good innings of 61 runs. While Virat Kohli scored 45 runs, captain Rohit Sharma scored 29 runs. Mayank Agarwal also contributed 33 runs for the team while Shreyas Iyer made 27 runs.
Sri Lanka’s second innings, Niroshan Dickwella’s unbeaten half-century:
Sri Lanka got the first blow in the second innings as Thirimanne was dismissed by Ashwin. He could not even open his account, while Nisanka was dismissed as the second wicket, he played an innings of 6 runs. Nisanka was dismissed by R Ashwin. The third blow to Sri Lanka was given by Shami by dismissing captain Dimuth Karunaratne and he scored 27 runs. De Silva is out as the fourth wicket, he is dismissed by Jadeja. He played an innings of 30 runs. Charith Aslanka became the victim of Ashwin after scoring 20 runs, while Mathews was dismissed for 28 runs by Jadeja. Jadeja did not even allow Suranga Lakmal to open the account. Jadeja gave Sri Lanka the 8th blow in the form of Lasith Embuldeniya. He scored 2 runs. Mohammed Shami gave the 9th blow to Sri Lanka by dismissing Fernando. Lahiru Kumara was dismissed for four by Ashwin while Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 51. In the second innings, Ashwin and Jadeja took four wickets each while Shami took two wickets for India.
Sri Lanka’s first innings, batsmen performed poorly:
The first blow to Sri Lanka came in the form of Thirimanne, who was dismissed leg before by Ashwin for 17 runs. Sri Lanka was given the second blow by Jadeja and he sent captain Karunaratne to the pavilion on the score of 28 runs. Sri Lanka lost Angelo Mathews for the third wicket and he was dismissed by Bumrah for 22 runs. Ashwin made de Silva his second victim and gave Sri Lanka the fourth blow. De Silva made just one in the first innings. Bumrah gave Sri Lanka’s fifth blow on the third day of the game. Bumrah dismissed Aslanka leg before, he scored 29 runs. Sri Lanka got the sixth blow in the form of Dickwella while the 7th in the form of Lakmal. Jadeja sent Dickwella and Lakmal to the pavilion. Shami gave the team’s 8th blow in the form of Ambuldeniya. Sri Lanka lost Fernando for the 9th wicket and Lahiru Kumara as the 10th wicket. Ravindra Jadeja took the maximum five wickets in the first innings for India, while Bumrah and Ashwin got two each and Shami got one success.
Jadeja’s five wickets-
Ravindra Jadeja once again took two wickets in the same over. He made Vishwa Fernando and Lahiru Kumara his prey in the last two balls of his 13th over. With this, Jadeja also completed his five wickets.
The first blow to Sri Lanka came in the form of Thirimanne, who was dismissed leg before by Ashwin for 17 runs. Sri Lanka was given the second blow by Jadeja and he sent captain Thirimanne to the pavilion on the score of 28 runs. Sri Lanka lost Angelo Mathews for the third wicket and he was dismissed by Bumrah for 22 runs.
Ashwin made de Silva his second victim and gave Sri Lanka the fourth blow. De Silva made just one in the first innings. Bumrah gave Sri Lanka’s fifth blow on the third day of the game. Bumrah dismissed Aslanka leg before. He scored 29 runs.
Day 2- Stumps:
Play has ended on the second day of the first match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali. At the end of the game, Sri Lanka scored 108 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Pathum Nisanka 26 and Aslanka are present at the crease by scoring 1 run for Sri Lanka. They are still 466 runs behind on the basis of India’s first innings.
Earlier, India had declared its first innings by scoring 574 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Jadeja’s unbeaten 175 was a big contribution in taking Team India to this huge score.
108 for 4 in Sri Lanka’s first innings till the end of the second day’s play-
The first blow to Sri Lanka came in the form of Thirimanne, who was dismissed leg before by Ashwin for 17 runs. Sri Lanka was given the second blow by Jadeja and he sent captain Thirimanne to the pavilion on the score of 28 runs. Mathew was dismissed by Bumrah for the third wicket. Ashwin made de Silva his second victim and gave Sri Lanka the fourth blow. De Silva scored 1 run.
India’s first innings, Ravindra Jadeja scored a century:
Indian captain Rohit Sharma along with Mayank Agarwal got India off to a good start and the duo shared a 52-run partnership for the first wicket. However, this partnership was broken by Lahiru Kumara by dismissing Rohit Sharma for 29 runs. Team India lost its second wicket in the form of Mayank Agarwal, who was dismissed leg before by Lasith Embuldeniya on the score of 33 runs.
Day 1- Stumps:
The first match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka is being played in Mohali. In this match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. In this match, till the end of the first day’s play, India scored 357 runs in the first innings for the loss of 6 wickets.
At present, Ravindra Jadeja is present on the crease for India after scoring 45 not out and R Ashwin scoring 10 runs. On the first day of the game, Rishabh Pant missed out on scoring a century by just 4 runs and played an innings of 96 runs, while Hanuma Vihari contributed 58 runs at number three.
India’s innings, half-centuries of Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant-
The Indian team started well and captain Rohit Sharma shared a 52-run partnership for the first wicket with Mayank Agarwal. This partnership was broken by Lahiru Kumara by dismissing Rohit Sharma for 29 runs.
After this, India lost their second wicket in the form of Mayank Agarwal who was dismissed leg before by Lasith Embuldeniya for 33 runs. Virat Kohli scored 45 runs in the first innings of his 100th Test match and was bowled by Ambuldeniya.
Hanuma Vihari played an innings of 58 runs and he was dismissed by Vishwa Fernando. India’s 5th wicket fell in the form of Shreyas Iyer, who was dismissed for 27 runs by de Silva. India got the sixth blow in the form of Rishabh Pant. Rishabh Pant became the victim of Lakmal on the score of 96.
India’s playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav
Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara.
Hanuma Vihari replaced Pujara and Shreyas got a chance in place of Rahane.-
In the Indian playing XI for the first Test, Pujara was replaced by Hanuma at number three, while Rahane was replaced by Shreyas Iyer at number five. At the same time, three spinners and two fast bowlers were included in this team. Shami and Bumrah will take charge of the fast bowling, while Jadeja, Ashwin and Jayant Yadav will take charge of the spin attack.
India’s performance in Test cricket in Mohali:
India’s performance in Test cricket at the Mohali ground has been very good so far, especially since 2010, India has not lost any Test match at this ground so far. At the same time, India played its first Test match on this ground in the year 1994, in which it was defeated, but after that Team India never got a defeat in the Test at this ground. In Mohali, India has played a total of 13 Test matches so far, in which it has won 7 matches, while losing one and drawing five matches.
Kohli’s 100th Test Match:
While Rohit Sharma is playing his first Test match as captain, on one hand, former Test captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli is playing the 100th Test match of his Test career. Virat Kohli will become the 12th batsman to play 100th Test match for India as soon as he walks on the field.