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India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: Pant, Vihari headline Kohli's 100th game; IND reach 357/6 at stumps

India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari headlined Virat Kohli's 100th game by scoring half-centuries in the longest format. Follow Highlights of IND vs SL at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali.
IND vs SL 1st Test Day 1: India batter Rishabh Pant 
IND vs SL 1st Test Day 1: India batter Rishabh Pant 

India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: Rishabh Pant hit an entertaining 96 while Hanuma Vihari notched up a fine half-century in Virat Kohli's landmark game against Sri Lanka in Mohali. India finished at 357 for six at stumps with Jadeja (45 not out) and Ashwin (10*) at the crease. Rohit put up a 50-run opening stand with Mayank Agarwal before departing for 29 in the first hour of Day 1. Mayank also perished for 33 as Virat Kohli walked in to bat in the landmark Test. He joined Vihari as the pair stitched a solid partnership after both the openers perished. Kohli and Vihari, the two set batters, departed in quick succession in the second session, leaving India four down on 175. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer then kept the scoreboard moving to help India reach 199/4 at tea. The young pair continued to steady the innings before Shreyas fell in the final session to Dhananjaya de Silva. Ravindra Jadeja then teamed up with Pant as the two took India past 250 in the third session. Pant eventually stole the show in the final session by scoring an entertaining 96 off just 97 balls. 

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Mar 4, 2022 5:13 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test, Day 1: That's all for today! 

Mar 4, 2022 5:12 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Vihari's preferred batting position?

Hanuma Vihari also raises his hand for the No. 3 batting spot

"I am happy to bat wherever the team wants me to, but my most preferred position is number three, I have done it in first class cricket. I thought initially the ball was coming onto the bat well. But once the ball went old, it was difficult to time the ball well. Rishabh is a different kind of a batsman," says Vihari.

Mar 4, 2022 5:06 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: India's runs milestone

It was the 14th instance of India scoring 350-plus runs on the opening day of a Test match. Pant's 100-run stand with Jadeja was a crucial element of the Indian innings.

Mar 4, 2022 5:04 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: The Rishabh Pant show

Almost all batters got to a good start but it was Pant who headlined the first day with his entertaining 96, which featured some big sixes. Vihari also notched up a resilient half-century while batting at the No. 3 position. India fetched 158 off the final session with Pant's blitz. 

Mar 4, 2022 5:01 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score: STUMPS!

Ashwin pulls one towards fine-leg for a boundary. And that's an end to an entertaining first day of the Mohali Test. India finish on 357/6 in 85 overs.

Mar 4, 2022 4:58 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score: India go past 350 mark

India go past the 350 mark. It will be interesting to see how the hosts spinners bowl tomorrow. It certainly won't be an easy task for Sri Lankan batters on the second day. 

Mar 4, 2022 4:56 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: FOUR!

Embuldeniya back into the attack after Pant's exit and he concedes a boundary off the last ball. Jadeja cuts it late as the ball races towards the third man region.

India 349/6

Mar 4, 2022 4:52 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: Ashwin's batting prowess

Cracking shot from Ashwin! On the rise and he drives it towards deep extra-cover for a boundary. He's got five centuries in the Test format. He certainly can bat. India inch closer to 350-mark.

India 345/6

Mar 4, 2022 4:50 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Pant's woes in the 90s

This was the fifth instance of Pant getting dismissed in the 90s. He himself was gutted after the dismissal. All eyes on Jadeja now. Currently batting on 39, he can also reach his half-century.

India 337/6

Mar 4, 2022 4:42 PM IST

Heartbreak for Rishabh Pant

Mar 4, 2022 4:39 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: WICKET!

Pant misses out on a well-deserved ton. He falls four runs short after Lakmal's delivery disturbs the woodwork. He's unhappy with himself but the crowd is appreciating his entertaining knock.

India 332/6

Mar 4, 2022 4:38 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live: SL lose another review

LBW review for Pant now! The impact looked outside off and the third umpire also detects a spike that came off the inside edge. Another review lost.

India 332/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:33 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Jadeja survives

LBW review and third umpire says it's bat first. India march on! Ten more overs to go

Mar 4, 2022 4:28 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Pant, Jadeja add 100 

Last over before the new ball is taken. 100-run partnership between Pant and Jadeja. The stand has come just off 108 deliveries. A game-changing partnership. 

Mar 4, 2022 4:25 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Pant toys with bowlers

Pant charges again down the ground and dispatches de Silva for a boundary between mid-wicket and long-on. He follows it up with another four straight down the ground. He keeps the strike and takes single off the last ball. What an entertainer!

India 327/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:22 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: Pant-Jadeja inch closer to 100-run stand

What a solid partnership from both the left-handers. All Indian batters perished after getting good starts today. But Pant has quickly reached 82 off 85 deliveries. Jadeja has played the perfect second fiddle, scoring 32 off 62 balls. 

India 315/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:20 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score: ‘Pant needs backing from team management’

“You live by the sword and die by one. Players like Pant need that backing from the team management,” says Gautam Gambhir on Star Sports on Rishabh's batting approach. 

Mar 4, 2022 4:16 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: Fireworks at Mohali

Mar 4, 2022 4:15 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: SIX! 

The Rishabh Pant show! He steps out again and the crowd knows the result. One more maximum towards the straight boundary! 11 off de Silva's over and India have gained control of the final session.

India 310/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:11 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: India go past 300

22 off the previous over bowled by Embuldeniya. Also, India have crossed the 300 mark. 

India 300/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:08 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka Live: Rishabh Pant's blitz

Here we go! 

75.1: Pant welcomes Embuldeniya with a maximum over deep mid-wicket. He clears the boundary with ease because of his excellent bat speed.

75.2: Another one! He dances down the wicket lofts it again for another six.

75.3: The crowd wanted three in a row but Pant punched it on the backfoot for a boundary! Superb stuff.

75.6: Pant is literally toying with Embuldeniya. He cuts the Lankan spinner for a boundary towards backward point.

Mar 4, 2022 4:04 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: All eyes on Rishabh Pant

Just four off the over that came on the first delivery when Pant reached the fifty milestone. He's added 49 runs with Jadeja.

India 277/5

Mar 4, 2022 4:00 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Pant reaches 50

Eighth Test fifty for Rishabh Pant! He's played spin beautifully today. He receives applause from the Mohali crowd. We've seen shades of his batting brilliance so far. But can he get to a big score today? 

Mar 4, 2022 3:57 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates

Jadeja keeps the strike as he drives de Silva's delivery to long-off for a single.

India 270/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:50 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Cricket Score: DRINKS!

Short and wide from Embuldeniya and Jadeja isn't going to miss those. He gets one much-needed boundary behind point. Also, drinks are on the field now.

India 266/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:46 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Rishabh Pant inching closer to fifty

India have managed to score just 32 runs off the last 10 overs, which looks a bit wayward after the start they had in the morning. Credit to Sri Lanka for pressing the halt button. Pant, batting on 46, is inching closer to his Test fifty. 

India 260/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:40 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka Live 1st Test: 20 more overs to go

Short from de Silva and Pant slaps it away towards the cover region for just a single. End of the 70th over.

India 256/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:33 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Fernando into the attack

12 overs to go and Sri Lanka have brought Vishwa Fernando back into the attack. Will he get some reverse swing and pluck a couple of more wickets for SL towards the end?

Mar 4, 2022 3:31 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Jadeja dispatches loose delivery

Jadeja frees up his arms. Short delivery and he pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Easy pickings! Also, 250 up for India. 

Mar 4, 2022 3:29 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: NOT OUT!

Soft signal was not out and replays showed ball touching the ground as Thirimanne plucked it in slips. Good effort nevertheless. 

Mar 4, 2022 3:27 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: India dealing in singles

Asalanka continues and troubles Pant with the first delivery. The ball kept fairly low and Pant managed to take his bat down in time. Pant has a wide smile on his face though. Two from the over and Asalanka completes a rapid over!

India 248/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:20 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: FOUR!

Fine from Pant! He waited for the ball to come and picked the line perfectly. Paddle sweep and four runs towards fine leg. Six runs come off Asalanka's over.

India 241/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:15 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: All eyes on two left-handers

Almost every batter has got starts today. But the issue of not converting those starts into big scores will be a matter of concern. India still have Pant and Jadeja, who can notch up a big score. 

Mar 4, 2022 3:12 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live: Jadeja joins Pant

Successful over from de Silva. He decided to bowl round the wicket but managed to trap Iyer with that angle. A big wicket for Sri Lanka, considering the form Iyer was going through. Jadeja joins Pant in the middle.

India 228/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:08 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live: WICKET!

Dhananjaya de Silva came back into the attack and the bowling change worked for Sri Lanka. He comes round the wicket and traps Iyer on 27.

India 228/5

Mar 4, 2022 3:06 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Lahiru Kumara in discomfort

Asalanka into the attack after Kumara goes to the dressing room. Asalanka completes Kumara's over by bowling the final delivery. Seems like Kumara had a muscle pu

India 228/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:55 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Another fifty partnership?

Short-arm jab from Pant. He was waiting for the short delivery and had no problems in driving it away for a single. Iyer then produced a lovely flick to get a boundary. 

We can perhaps see another fifty stand from the Indian pair. But it remains to be seen whether any player manages to score a big hundred.

India 222/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:48 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score: FOUR!

Turned way too much and Pant played it late to guide it towards fine leg for a four. It's a lightning fast outfield at Mohali. Also, the partnership has already swelled to 40. Five from the over.

India 216/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:47 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: Shreyas Iyer in fine touch

Iyer had scored 105 & 65 in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand and his recent form hints towards another big knock. Another century incoming? Four runs off Lakmal's over

India 211-4

Mar 4, 2022 2:44 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates: FOUR!

Hold that pose! Iyer was in full control of the shot as he lofts Lakmal's delivery over the in-field for a four. Absolute class.

Mar 4, 2022 2:43 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates: IND eye 300-mark

100 in the final session and India could easily go past the 300-run mark on first day. However, loss of wickets could quickly change the scenario. 

India 207/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:37 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: FOUR! 

Pant dances down the track and lofts one towards long-off for a boundary! Also, 200 up for India!

Mar 4, 2022 2:36 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Lakmal from other end

Embuldeniya starts off with a maiden and Lakmal opens the attack from the other end. He's gone wicketless in his 11 overs so far. 

India 199/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:33 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: Third session gets underway

Welcome back for the third and final session. Embuldeniya will get the session underway against Pant! A couple of more wickets and Sri Lanka will gain some control of the Test.

Mar 4, 2022 2:27 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Live: Embuldeniya's impact

Also, Embuldeniya, Sri Lanka's lone specialist spinner, has got some help from the pitch. He will hold the key in the third session. We're minutes away from the final session to get underway.

Mar 4, 2022 2:17 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Update: Vihari's sublime knock

Embuldeniya first cleaned up Kohli and Fernando then removed Vihari to dismiss any chances of Day 1 being a one-sided affair at Mohali. The bright spot for India will be Vihari's excellent temperament while batting at the No. 3 spot. He'd big shoes to fill!

Mar 4, 2022 2:12 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live: End of second session

Four off Lakmal's over and it's tea! Sri Lanka have made a strong comeback by removing Kohli and Vihari. All eyes on Pant and Iyer in the final session. 

India 199/4

Mar 4, 2022 2:07 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score: FOUR!

Elegant! Shreyas in full control while playing the cover drive. Lakmal bowls a half volley and an in-form player like Iyer isn't going to miss those.

Mar 4, 2022 2:02 PM IST

IND vs SL 1st Test Live Score & Updates: Pant's priorities

Pant steals a quick single. Seems like he isn't going to embrace a traditional approach like Vihari. Shreyas, on the other hand, looks solid with his defensive skills. India also have Jadeja and Ashwin in the batting order.

India 194/4

Mar 4, 2022 1:59 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score: IND inch closer to 200-mark

Embuldeniya completes his 19th over and gives away four runs. 50 overs gone and India are slowly getting closer to the 200-mark.

India 192/4

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