July 27, 2010

Test match 2, Day 1: India vs Srilanka

Currently, second test match is being played between India and Srilanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo. Srilanka won the toss and elected to bat first. I will be giving updates on day 1 match as second day play as not yet started.

Tharanga Paranavitan and Tillakaratne Dilshan opened the innings for Srilanka. Both opened the innings in a grand style and put up a partnership till 18.1 overs. Tillakaratne Dilshan got out when Srilanka's total reached 99 runs on board. He scored 54 runs from just 42 deliveries and got out in Pragyan Ojha's delivery. Later Kumar Sangakkara joined in with Tharanga Paranavitan and put up a very good partnership of 172 runs. Tharanga Paranavitan got out scoring 100 runs in the last delivery of 72nd over. At the end of day, Srilanka lost only 2 wickets and had put up a total score of 312 runs. Captain Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten 130 runs and Mahela Jayawardene at 13 runs. Only Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha took a wicket for India.

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