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On another rain-hit day, Cheteshwar Pujara weathers the storm

Incessant rain washed out the last two sessions of day two of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka.

Cheteshwar Pujara is three runs short of his 16th Test fifty

For a second straight day at the Eden Gardens, Sri Lanka dominated the game before rain played spoilsport. Day 2 of the first Test was more or less a repeat of the previous day where the Indian batsmen looked uncomfortable against Sri Lankan pacers. After only 11.5 overs were bowled on Thursday, Day 2 saw 22 overs being bowled and India reduced to 74/5 at stumps on Day 2.

Dasun Shanaka dismissed Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin, both for four, to compound India's woes after they resuming the day on 17/3 under an overcast sky. (Source: PTI)

After losing Ajinkya Rahane at 30/4, India sent R Ashwin but the all-rounder felt short and was dismissed for mere four runs. However, it was Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha who managed to hold on to their resistance. The duo forged a 24-run stand before rain came into play. (Source: PTI)

Despite getting out for 4, Ajinkya Rahane has maintained a batting average of 40-plus. Ever since making his Test debut in 2013, the right-handed batsman has averaged 40-plus in each calendar year. (Source: PTI)

It was a busy day for the ground staff as rain dominated another day at Eden Gardens. Only 22 overs were possible on Day 2 off the first Test. (Source: PTI)

Suranga Lakmal, who pushed India on backfoot on Day 1, bowled seven successive maiden overs before he was hit for a four by Ajinkya Rahane. (Source: PTI)

Under Dinesh Chandimal's leadership, Sri Lanka will be looking to register their first series win on Indian soil. (Source: PTI)