Check out LIVE scorecard and updates from Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka being played in PCA Stadium in Mohali.
Rishabh Pant’s belligerent knock of 96 and Hanuma Vihari’s 58 along with contributions from Virat Kohli (45) and Ravindra Jadeja helped hosts score 357/6 at stumps on Day 1 at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Resuming the post-tea session at 199/4 Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer batted sensibly as India crosses the 200-run mark and the duo notched up a fifty partnership. Shreyas Iyer was looking good but was dismissed leg before wicket by Dhananjaya de Silva for 27 to leave India at 228/5 breaking the 53-run partnership.
Pant carried on kept scoring runs at a brisk pace by hitting boundaries and went on to score his 8th Test half-century. Ravindra Jadeja who was making a comeback into the Test team after recovering from injury showed little signs of rust and gave company to Pant from the other end.
Pant-Jadeja duo notched up a fifty partnership. Wicket-keeper batter Pant became aggressive after his half-century and started taking the Lankan spinners to the cleaners hitting some big sixes against them.
Pant along with Jadeja took the team’s total beyond the 300-run mark and notched up a 100-run partnership. Rishabh Pant missed on a century as he was cleaned bowled for 96 by pacer Suranga Lakmal.
Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin from there on ensured that there was no further loss of wicket as India ended day-1 at 357/6. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 45 while Ashwin was unbeaten on 10.
5 March 2022, 12:12 PM
India breach 500-run mark
Jadeja is nearing 150-run mark as India’s lead has crossed 500-run mark. The hosts still have 2 wickets in hand.
5 March 2022, 11:32 AM
India 468/7 at Lunch
Ravindra Jadeja scored a century while Ravichandran Ashwin went past the fifty-run mark as India dominated the proceedings against Sri Lanka in the opening session on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Saturday.
At the lunch break, India’s score read 468/7 with Jadeja (102*) and Jayant Yadav (2*) currently at the crease.
5 March 2022, 11:28 AM
Century for Jadeja
Jadeja completes his century with an easy single and he does the sword celebration. Superb innings by the southpaw.
5 March 2022, 11:10 AM
Ashwin departs after scoring 61. It was the bouncer by Lakmal which did the trick as Ashwin tried to pull it but ended with a faint top-edge through to the keeper. Ashwin c Dickwella b Lakmal 61(82) [4s-8]
5 March 2022, 11:05 AM
Ashwin completes fifty to put India in a dominant position. It’s his 12th Test fifty. IND 441/6
5 March 2022, 10:32 AM
Jadeja and Ashwin have put up a brilliant display to help India take their lead past the 400-run mark. On the other hand, Sri Lankan bowlers are still searching for their first breakthrough of the day.
5 March 2022, 09:35 AM
Ravindra Jadeja completes his fifty in style with a boundary. The southpaw celebrates it in trademark Jadeja style with the sword celebration.
5 March 2022, 09:33 AM