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Sangakkara departs, Srilanka two down

As both batsmen were looking to stabalise the innings, Sangakkara edged a ball to the first slip.

cricket Updated: Jul 23, 2008 17:00 IST

After the early break through, Kumar Sangakkara came in the middle to join Warnapura. Both batsmen then started to score easy singles and got the scoreboard moving. Warnapura then score two consecutive boudaries to Ishan Sharma as the Lankans moved up a gear. Both the batsmen were looking to settle down and score some handsome shots for singles and two runs.

Sharma then continued as Vandort played out three dot balls and then scored two runs off the next ball. Vandort then edged the ball to Karthik and Srilanka lost their first wicket. They were 7/1 after 4 overs.

Ishant Sharma shared the attack with Khan and he started off with a maiden. Khan was then greeted with another boundary of the next ball. He then finished the over with five dot balls. Srilanka were 5/0 after the three overs.

Zaheer Khan opened the bowling for the India. Khan who is coming back after a long injury is looking fit and will open India's attack. Vandort and Warnapura opened the Srilankan batting. Khan maintained a solid line for the left handers and just gave away a single in the first over.


Sri Lanka have won the toss and have choosen to bat. There are a few cracks on this pitch, it is a dry wicket and should turn out to be a spinner's track.


Srilanka - MG Vandort, BSM Warnapura, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Kumar Sangakkara, TT Samaraweera, Tilekratne Dilshan, HAPW Jayawardene(wk), Chaminda Vaas, KMDN Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Muthiah Muralitharan.

India - Virender Sehwag, Gauntam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Anil Kumble(c), Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma.

The first test between Sri Lanka and India at the Sinhalese Sports Club was delayed by rain on Wednesday.

Covers remained on the ground following overnight rain which continued through the morning, forcing umpires to postpone the scheduled 10.15 a.m (0445 GMT) start with little hope of any play before lunch.