The Virat Kohli-led Indian team clinched victory by 304 runs in the first match of three-match Test series in Galle. Sri Lanka were given a mammoth task of chasing a target of 550 runs in the second innings but they failed to go over the line.
India begin their three-match Test series against Sri Lanka with a 304-run win in the Galle Test and taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Set a target of 550 runs, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 245 in the second innings which ended the match inside four days.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play India for a three Test, five ODIs and a T20 international in November and December. While India are scheduled to tour South Africa in December, this Sri Lanka series could impact the South Africa tour.
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On this day in 2006, Sri Lankan batting pair of Mahela Jayawardene set the World record partnership in Test cricket, as their partnership finished on 624 runs.
Virat Kohli scored his 17th Test century and India added 51 runs to their overnight score to reach 240 for the loss of three wickets before Kohli decided to declare the second innings and set Sri Lanka an imposing 550-run target in the first Test in Galle.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced smashed his 17th Test hundred to score an unbeaten 103 as India concluded their second innings of first Test match at 240/3 (d) to set hosts Sri Lanka a target of 550 runs at Galle.
Virat Kohli brought up his 17th Test century and the second against Sri Lanka in Galle as India set the hosts a 550-run target in the first Test. This was Kohli's 10th century as captain of India in Test cricket which is now the second most.
India completed a 304-run win over Sri Lanka inside four days in Galle after bowling out the hosts for just 245 in the second innings. Set a target of 550 runs, Sri Lanka never looked like in the chase and ended up short by some distance.
Toby Roland-Jones enjoyed a Test debut that was the stuff of dreams. Brought into the team only through injury to Mark Wood, he ripped through South Africa's entire top four in an eight-over spell.
The MCA has also conferred on them membership of MCA-BKC ground facility, it said in a release here. The Mithali Raj-led Indian team lost to England by nine runs in a nail-biting final at the Lords last Sunday.
Sunil Subramaniam was appointed as the administrative manager of the Indian cricket team for a one- year tenure. Subramaniam will join the team before the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Toby Roland-Jones removed South Africa's top four in a sensational debut display as England seized control of the third Test. The Proteas collapsed to 126 for eight at stumps, with Roland-Jones taking four wickets in what is the 100th Test at The Oval.
After winning the toss, India A decided to field and the decision proved to be on target as the Indian bowlers started to build pressure on the opposition batsmen from the word go. Afghanistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals, as they were bundled out for 149.
All Nipuna Vijayasena, a staff sergeant of the Sri Lankan Army, remembers is the heavy sound of a hundred crackers bursting at the same time. He and his battalion were ambushing an LTTE camp in Kilinochchi, the war-bed of the Tamil rebellion in 2009, months before the LTTE chief Velupiillai Prabhakaran was killed and the civil war ended.
Abhinav Mukund was something of a prodigy in his early days, billed to represent Tamil Nadu, but remained in the fringes forever, content turning up for the minnow club, where he was fondly called “Mukka”.
Courtney Walsh said that he is still trying to do his best with the national team's fast bowlers despite not getting adequate time to train with the bowlers.
Mohammad Amir has dismissed rumours of retirement from Test cricket and stated that he is fully fit and is looking to continue playing all the three formats.
Mithali Raj and Co's dream World Cup run was halted by England with a shocking nine-run loss in the final.
Philander will be kept in hospital overnight a suspected viral infection, and a call will be taken on his availability for the ongoing Oval Test on Saturday morning.
Abhinav Mukund revealed that the catch and the run out in the first innings gave him a lot of confidence. He had worked really hard in the off-season and wanted to improve on his close-in fielding and batting.
After making 38, 0, 13, 12, 15, 6 and 3 in his last seven innings, Virat Kohli (76 not out) has scored a fifty in Tests - his last fifty-plus innings being 204 vs Bangladesh at Hyderabad in February this year.
After putting up a massive total of 600 runs on the board in the first innings, India continued to build pressure on the Lankan batsmen from the first session of day three. Virat Kohli is still unbeaten on 76 as India finished at 189 for the loss of three wickets.
After dismissing Sri Lanka for 291, India decided to bat once again and at stumps were placed at 189/3 with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on a fine 76.
After England posted 353 on a pitch, which is conducive to bowling, young Toby Roland Jones struck four times to dismantle the South African innings.
India bowled out Sri Lanka for 291 and took a 311-run lead in the first innings with Dilruwan Perera stranded on 92. But, despite the lead, India captain Virat Kohli did not enforce the follow-on and India will bat again.
Six months after Ireland were granted Test status by International Cricket Council, Ireland will see their coach John Bracewell leave and their performance director Richard Holdsworth is hoping that they will be able to find his replacement by November.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) has turned down the invitation made by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play T20 matches in Pakistan and this was confirmed by PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan.
Indian batsman KL Rahul is back with the Indian team in Galle. Rahul was earlier, ruled out of the first Test with viral fever and stayed back in Colombo. In a post from BCCI's official tweet, it was confirmed that the right-hander has joined the team back.
India got their lead to 498 at stumps on day three with Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund making half-centuries and taking India's score to 189/3. India earlier bowled out Sri Lanka for 291 but did not enforce the follow-on despite a lead of 309 runs.
The Committee of Administrators has issued a show cause notice to the BCCI office-bearers over its Special General Meeting's decision not to allow CEO Rahul Johri to attend the proceedings. RP Singla from PCA too had to withdraw because of the lack of clarity over their office-bearer status.
On the morning of the Test, after Ravi Shastri fitted the blue cap over his blonde streaks, he proudly tugged at the logo, showing the number stitched beneath it 289. A childhood dream was thus realised after several years of struggle, through sheer talent and courage.
Muttiah Muralitharan has stated that under performing youngsters and an unsettling combination of the Lankan side has contributed to its poor run of form.
While Virat Kohli and his men have been clinical in Galle, the home team’s performance — 154/5 in reply to visitors’ first-innings score of 600 — has been abysmal.
The fierce inswinging yorker by Kagiso Rabada saw David Malan attempt to dig out the ball but in vain, as he ultimately fell over on the ground and ball crashed on to the stumps.
Alastair Cook ensured a quality launch to The Oval's 100th Test with an innings of familiar patience and defiance that guided England to 171 for four against South Africa on an absorbing but rain-disrupted opening day of the third Test.