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In 11.5 overs, Sri Lanka put India on the mat at Eden Gardens

India struggled with rain, bad light and Suranga Lakmal as the hosts went to stumps at 17/3 on Day 1 of the first Test.

After hours of rain delay, India were off to a poor start as they lost openers , KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli early and were seen on backfoot in most of the situation. Sri Lanka won the toss and put India to bat first on on a damp green pitch at Eden Gardens. Hosts lost KL Rahull was caught behind off the first ball of the match. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli followed Rahul as Suranga Lakmal reduced India to 17/3 without conceeding a single run on Day 1 of the first Test. (Source: AP)

After rain and bad light had play a spoil sport in India's hopes of starting the first Test on a positive note, Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal piled on the misery. In his six-over spell, the right-arm fast bowler got KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. (Source: AP)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has been among the runs in 2017, was out for a duck for the second in Test. Lakmal troubled the Indian batsmen with line and length. The 30-year old bowler got the Indian skipper LBW. Kohli has now levelled Kapil Dev's record of most number of ducks in a calendar year by an Indian captain. (Source: PTI)

KL Rahul was first to fall as he was caught behind off the first ball of the match. (Source: PTI)

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was bowled off Suranga Lakmal in the seventh over. Dhawan was out for 8. (Source: AP)

Only 11.5 overs of cricket was possible on Day 1 of the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka as rain kept on interrupting most part of the game. (Source: PTI)

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane tried to hold on to their resistance against Suranga Lakmal before bad light brough an end to day's play. India will begin Day 2 from 17/3 with Pujara and Rahane still at the crease.