HT Image
HT Image

Sangakkara departs, Srilanka two down

As both batsmen were looking to stabalise the innings, Sangakkara edged a ball to the first slip.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2008 05:00 PM 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.

Toss:

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.

Teams:

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.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Indian team coach Ravi Shastri,(AP)
Indian team coach Ravi Shastri,(AP)

'Ravi Shastri gets trolled just for the heck of it sometimes': Ex-Ind opener

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:12 PM IST
WV Raman was not the only one praising India head coach Ravi Shastri after India’s fightback in the fourth Test against Australia. Former England captain Michael Vaughan too took to Twitter to applaud Shastri.
Close
Shardul Thakur raises his bat after completing a maiden Test fifty. (Getty Images)
Shardul Thakur raises his bat after completing a maiden Test fifty. (Getty Images)

'A natural ball striker and clean hitter': Moody on Sundar-Thakur counter-attack

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:19 PM IST
  • Sundar and Thakur’s knocks were lauded by the entire cricketing fraternity with former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody highly impressed with their rearguard.
Close
India's Shardul Thakur, left, and teammate Washington Sundar talk during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.(AP)
India's Shardul Thakur, left, and teammate Washington Sundar talk during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.(AP)

Sundar, Thakur lead India fightback but Australia still lead by 54 runs

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Washington (62) and Thakur (67) added 123 runs for the seventh wicket after India lost four wickets.
Close
Shardul Thakur spanks a four. (Getty Images)
Shardul Thakur spanks a four. (Getty Images)

'Australian players were trying to have a conversation with me,' reveals Thakur

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:59 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur's innings, on expected lines, seemingly got under the skin of Australia, with the fast bowler explaining that the opposition reacted by chirping away a few words at him.
Close
Josh Hazlewood bowls on Day 3. (Getty Images)
Josh Hazlewood bowls on Day 3. (Getty Images)

'He plays a massive role for them': Hazlewood glad to remove 'key' India batsman

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:58 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Each wicket is special for Hazlewood but the fast bowler is highly content with one dismissal in particular.
Close
Virat Kohli and Shardul Thakur
Virat Kohli and Shardul Thakur

'Tula parat manla': Kohli tweets for Shardul, Manjrekar explains story behind it

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Virat Kohli used three words in Marathi towards the end of his Tweet to applaud Shardul Thakur. Explaining the meaning of 'tula parat manla', former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar narrated an interesting story behind Kohli's choice of words.
Close
Delhi wicketkeeper Rohit Sharma in action. (BCCI)
Delhi wicketkeeper Rohit Sharma in action. (BCCI)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wrap: Haryana beat Delhi, Andhra stun Kerala

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:41 PM IST
Haryana beat Delhi by 5 wickets to jump to Group E top spot
Close
South Africa return to training. (Cricket South Africa)
South Africa return to training. (Cricket South Africa)

South Africa squad clears Covid tests after arriving in Pakistan

PTI, Karachi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:37 PM IST
  • The South Africa squad, which includes 21 players, underwent their first Covid-19 tests soon after landing on Saturday.
Close
The BCCI logo. (PTI)
The BCCI logo. (PTI)

England series to be played without crowds

By Rasesh Mandani, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India's Apex Council meeting did not take a final decision on whether to stage Ranji Trophy.
Close
Washington Sundar (L) and Shardul Thakur during their partnership. (Getty Images)
Washington Sundar (L) and Shardul Thakur during their partnership. (Getty Images)

Ind vs Aus: ‘I knew that was coming,’ Sundar on Thakur’s six to get to fifty

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:11 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur danced down the wicket to Nathan Lyon and dispatched the off-spinner over the ropes.
Close
Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar staged one of India's most admirable rearguard. (Getty Images)
Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar staged one of India's most admirable rearguard. (Getty Images)

India vs Australia: India's fight club finds new faces

By Somshuvra Laha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:09 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Stronger teams have toured Australia, few as brave as this bunch.
Close
Jack Leach in action. (Reuters)
Jack Leach in action. (Reuters)

1st Test: Leach takes five as nervous England near victory

Reuters, Galle
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:26 PM IST
England made a nervous start to their pursuit of a modest target of 74 and closed day four on 38 for three on Sunday.
Close
Marnus Labuschagne appealing(Screenshot from Fox cricket video)
Marnus Labuschagne appealing(Screenshot from Fox cricket video)

'What planet he was on?': Waugh, Gilchrist roast Marnus for 'worst appeal'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:08 PM IST
India vs Australia: Marnus Labuschagne left former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh bemused with an outrageous appeal against India's Washington Sundar on Day 3 of the Brisbane Test.
Close
Hardik Pandya with father Himanshu Pandya.(Twitter/Hardik Pandya)
Hardik Pandya with father Himanshu Pandya.(Twitter/Hardik Pandya)

'Rest in peace my king': Hardik Pandya's tribute for late father Himanshu Pandya

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:30 PM IST
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday said he will miss his father's presence each day in his life.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP