Published On: Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

Pujara, Rahane tons guide put India in strong position

Colombo: India rode on undefeated centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to post 344/3 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Thursday.

Pujara was batting on 128 while Rahane was unbeaten on 103

At stumps, Pujara was batting on 128 while Rahane was unbeaten on 103 as the right-handed duo guided India to a strong position, adding 221 runs for the fourth wicket.

Earlier, opener Lokesh Rahul celebrated his comeback with a patient 57 off 82 balls before falling shortly after lunch.

The following is the scorecard of India’s first innings on Day 1 in their second cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Thursday: Indian innings:
Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Dilruwan Perera 35
Lokesh Rahul run out (Chandimal/Dickwella) 57
Cheteshwar Pujara batting 128
Virat Kohli c Mathews b Herath 13
Ajinkya Rahane batting 103

Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 0, nb 1, p 0) 8
Total (3 wkts, 90 Ov) 344

Fall of Wickets: 56-1 (Shikhar Dhawan, 10.1), 109-2 (Lokesh Rahul, 30.4), 133-3 (Virat Kohli, 38.5)

Bowling: Nuwan Pradeep 17.4-2-63-0
Rangana Herath 24-3-83-1
Dimuth Karunaratne 3-0-10-0
Dilruwan Perera 18-2-68-1
Malinda Pushpakumara 19.2-0-82-0
Dhananjaya de Silva 8-0-31-0

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