Full cricket score, India vs Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, highlights: IND 135/3 at stumps
India trail Sri Lanka Board President’s XI by 52 runs after ending the first day of the game at 135/3. Earlier, they had dismissed the opposition for 187 in the first innings of what will be a two day practice game at the Colombo Cricket Club. Get full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka Board President’s XI here.Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:49 IST
India trail Sri Lanka Board President’s XI by 52 runs after ending the first day of the game at 135/3. Earlier, they had dismissed the opposition for 187 in the first innings of what will be a two day practice game. KL Rahul scored a half century for India. Get full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka Board President’s XI here.
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5:42 PM: India ended the day on a solid note with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane both batting. Earlier, the bowlers did well to get Sri Lanka Board President’s XI out for 187. Day 2 seems like it will be a day for the batsmen to get some time out in the middle before the series against Sri Lanka begins in earnest.
5:31 PM: FOUR! Kohli hits Jayasuriya for a boundary off the penultimate ball of his over. India are 135/3 after 30 overs.
5:27 PM: Some good running between the wickets sees India collect 6 runs. They are 127/3 after 29 overs.
5:24 PM: India are 121/3 after 28 overs.
5:22 PM: FOUR! Rahane again hits Gamage to the ropes.
5:19 PM: After taking 6 runs off Kaushal’s over, India are 117/3 after 27 overs.
5:15 PM: ANOTHER FOUR! Rahane seems well settled now. India are 111/3 after 26 overs.
5:14 PM: FOUR! Rahane gets his first boundary of the game against Gamage.
5:10 PM: Good over from Kaushal, just 4 runs from it. India are 102/3 after 25 overs.
5:06 PM: India are continuing to score freely. They are 98/3 after 24 overs.
5:01 PM: Good over from Rajitha. India are 92/3 after 23 overs.
4:55 PM: And Rahul now departs. India are 90/3 after 22 overs.
4:51 PM: Fifty for KL Rahul!
4:49 PM: Good over from Rajitha. India are 85/2 after 21 overs.
4:43 PM: India are chugging along nicely here. They are 84/2 with 20 overs played.
4:37 PM: India are 78/2 after 19 overs.
4:34 PM: FOUR! Kohli once again hits Rajitha for a boundary. The skipper is showing good intent.
4:33 PM: Another good over for India. They are now 74/2 after 18 overs.
4:26 PM: This was an expensive over for SLBP. India are 66/2 after 17 overs.
4:23 PM: FOUR! Rahul hits Rajitha to the boundary.
4:21 PM: After taking 5 runs off Fernando’s over, India are 56/2 with 16 overs played.
4:16 PM: FOUR! Virat smacks Kasun Rajitha for a four on the last ball of the over. India are 51/2 after 15 overs.
4:10 PM: Virat Kohli is out to bat. India are 46/2 after 14 overs.
4:09 PM: WICKET! Pujara is bowled by Fernando.
4:04 PM: Excellent over from Gamage. India are 45/1 after 13 overs.
3:59 PM: Good over from Fernando, only 3 runs from it. India are 44/1 after 12 overs.
3;54 PM: FOUR! Rahul ends the 11th over with a boundary. India are 41/1 after 11 overs.
3:45 PM: India are looking steady now. They are 37/1 after 10 overs.
3:34 PM: Rahul, who is back in the Indian team after recovering from a shoulder injury, has batted steadily so far. It will give Virat Kohli enough confidence. India are 34/1 in 9 overs
3:25 PM: Lahiru Gamage has kept Pujara under tight leash in the seventh over. And it’s a maiden. India are 25/1 in 7 overs
3:12 PM: Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul are slowly rebuilding the innings after the fall of Abhinav Mukund. India are 21/1 in 5 overs
3:08 PM: FOUR! Pujara hits Fernando for the innings’ first boundary. India are 9/1 after 3 overs.
3:03 PM: Good start from Lahiru Gamage. India are 5-1 after 2 overs.
2:57 PM: This is some start by India. Mukund gone on the first ball he faces! India are 1-1 after 1 over played.
2:39 PM: We will be back with live updates for India’s innings very soon.
2:38 PM: WICKET! Kuldeep removes Lahiru Gamage for 1 and that is the end of the innings. SBPL XI are all out for 187.
2:31 PM: With 55 overs done, SLBP XI are 187/9.
2:29 PM: WICKET! Shami gets his second wicket of the day as Tharindu Kaushal departs.
2:28 PM: SLBP XI are 186/8 after 54 overs.
2:22 PM: WICKET! Shehan Jayasuriya is clean bowled by Kuldeep Yadav!
2:20 PM: This was a good over for SLBP XI, with 8 runs coming off it. They are now 179/7 after 53 overs.
2:15 PM: Kuldeep bowls a maiden over.
2:13 PM: After 51 overs, SLBP XI are 171/7.
2:09 PM: WICKET! Kuldeep removes Vithanage. SLBP XI are 165/7 after 50 overs.
2:04 PM: Umesh starts his spell well, giving away just two runs. SLBP XI are 165/6 after 49 overs.
2:00 PM: Kuldeep continues the good work, giving away only a run. SLBP XI are 163/6 after 48 overs.
1:55 PM: Bhuvneshwar with a maiden in the 47th over.
1:51 PM: SLBP XI are 162/6 after 46 overs.
1:49 PM: WICKET! Kuldeep gets Weerakkody LBW!
1:42 PM: FOUR! Weerakkody ends Bhuvneshwar’s first over after lunch with a boundary. SLBP XI are 160/5 after 45 overs.
1:38 PM: After 44 overs, SLBP XI are 155/5.
1:37 PM: FOUR! Much needed for SLBP. Weerakkody dispatches Kuldeep, who’s bowling his first over of the day, to the boundary.
1:34 PM: Ishant with another tidy over. SLBP XI are 151/5 in 43 overs.
1:32 PM: WICKET! And you guessed it, it’s Jadeja involved again! This time Ashan Priyanjan departs. SLBP XI are 149/5 in 42 overs.
1:26 PM: India are well and truly back in the game now. SLBP XI are 141/4 after 41 overs.
1:22 PM: WICKET! Danushka Gunathilaka is run out by Jadeja, who is once again in the thick of things!
1:18 PM: After 40 overs, SLBP XI are 141/3.
1:12 PM: AND ANOTHER WICKET! Jadeja removes new boy Dhananjaya de Silva as well! This is exactly what India needed. SLBP XI are 139/3 after 38 overs.
1:10 PM: WICKET! Jadeja finally removes Thirimanne.
1:05 PM: Maiden over from Ashwin!
1:02 PM: Jadeja quickly gets through his over, giving away just two runs in the process. SLBP XI are 138/1 after 36 overs.
12:59 PM: Ashwin once again bowling a tight over, giving just one run. SLBP XI are 136/1 after 35 overs.
12:56 PM: Jadeja concedes just two runs from his over. SLBP XI are 135/1 after 34 overs.
12:54 PM: Ashwin bowls a tidy over, conceding just two. But India need a breakthrough fast; both Gunathilaka and Thirimanne have gotten fifties and their partnership has surpassed the 100-run mark. SLBP XI are 133/1 after 33 overs.
12:51 PM: Jadeja goes for 4 runs in his 4th over. SLBP XI are 131/1 in 32 overs.
12:49 PM: At the end of 31 overs now, SLBP XI are 127/1.
12:45 PM: Jadeja goes for 5 runs in his first over after lunch.
12:02 PM: At the end of 28 overs, SLBP XI are 112/1. It is now lunch time. Stay tuned, we will be back with live updates when the match resumes!
12:00 PM: BACK-TO-BACK FOURS! Gunathilaka now taking on Jadeja.
11:59 AM: Ashwin also gives away a solitary run in his 5th over. SLBP XI are 103/1 after 27 overs.
11:57 AM: Jadeja’s first over goes for just the one run. SLBP XI are 102/1 after 26 overs.
11:53 AM: SLBP XI are 101/1 after 25 overs.
11:52 AM: 50 for Gunathilaka. He’s done well after Silva’s early departure.
11:51 AM: Pandya responds well, bowling 4 dot balls to end the over. SLBP XI are 97/1 after 24 overs.
11:48 AM: FOUR! Gunathilaka now taking on Pandya. India need a wicket, and fast.
11:47 AM: At the end of the 23rd over, SLBP XI are 92/1.
11:46 AM: SIX! Thirimanne gets the first six of the game, hitting Ashwin over the ropes.
11:44 AM: Pandya bowls a maiden over; been a while since that’s happened in this game. SLBP XI are 83/1 after 22 overs.
11:39 AM: After 21 overs, SLBP XI are cruising at 83/1.
11:38 AM: FOUR! Ashwin is hit for a boundary by Thirimanne.
11:36 AM: Pandya’s second over goes for just the one run. After 20 overs, SLBP XI are 77/1.
11:32 AM: And Ashwin too starts well. SLBP XI are 76/1 after 19 overs.
11:30 AM: Ravichandran Ashwin is now into the attack.
11:29 AM: Hardik Pandya’s first over is a good one. SLBP XI are 75/1 after 18 overs.
11:26 AM: After taking 10 runs off Umesh’s over, SLBP XI are 73/1 after 17 overs.
11:23 AM: FOUR AGAIN! This time it’s Gunathilaka hitting Umesh to the boundary.
11:22 AM: FOUR! Thirimanne now taking on Umesh, and succeeding.
11:19 AM: Ishant follows up with four dot balls. SLBP XI are 63/1 after 16 overs.
11:14 AM: FOUR! Thirimanne has taken a liking to Ishant Sharma, it seems.
11:13 AM: After taking 7 runs off Umesh’s over, SLBP XI are 58/1 after 15 overs.
11:10 AM: FOUR! Gunathilaka hits Umesh for a boundary. SLBP are picking up the pace now.
11:08 AM: This was another good over for SLBP XI. They are now 51/1 after 14 overs.
11:05 AM: FOUR! Thirimanne once again hitting Sharma for a boundary.
11:00 AM: FOUR AGAIN! Thirimanne ends the over with a boundary. SLBP XI are 43/1 after 13 overs.
10:59 AM: FOUR! Thirimanne hits Umesh for a boundary this time.
10:55 AM: TWO FOURS! Gunathilaka hits Sharma for consecutive boundaries. SLBP XI are 35/1 after 12 overs.
10:50 AM: Umesh’s second over goes for two runs. SLBP XI are 26/1 after 11 overs.
10:46 AM: Ishant Sharma begins with a maiden. SLBP XI are 24/1 after 10 overs.
10:40 AM: Umesh Yadav’s first over goes for just the one run. SLBP XI are 24/1 after 9 overs.
10:36 AM: Bhuvneshwar’s over goes for 3 runs. SLBP XI 23/1 after 8 overs.
10:31 AM: Another good over from Shami, just the one run off it. SLBP XI 20/1 after 7 overs.
10:12 AM: WICKET! Shami gets Silva in the third over! This is great start. It is a wicket-maiden for Indians. SLBP XI 9/1 in 3 overs
10:05 AM: MD Gunathilaka and JK Silva open the innings for Sri Lanka. SLBP XI 6/0
10:00 AM: The match has started and Indians are bowling first. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first over .
9:55 AM: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the warm-up games!
The tour of Sri Lanka is just a precursor to a challenging period where India will visit South Africa, England and Australia in the next 18 months. India’s journey to become the world No.1 team in Tests over the last 18 months was filled with many positives. One area that doesn’t wear a settled look though is the opening combination.
Injury, and sometimes lack of form, led to frequent changes. It resulted in a musical chair of sorts where the onus of giving good starts fell on the shoulders of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir and even Abhinav Mukund. It produced mixed results, with Rahul and Vijay being the standout performers.
In the squad for the Sri Lanka Test series, Rahul is coming back after recovering from a shoulder injury while Dhawan was called as replacement for Vijay who was ruled out due to a wrist injury.
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 09:18 IST