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India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors hold on for draw after Virat Kohli’s 18th Test ton

The first Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw after bad light stopped play on day five with the visitors struggling at 75 /7 in their second innings.

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After a disappointing show on Day 1 and Day 2 of the first Test, India made a roaring comeback and pulled back the game which looked in Sri Lanka's hand for the first three days. After the 166-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul for the opening wicket, India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's 18th Test ton to post Sri Lanka a target of 231. In reply, Indian seamers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar routed Sri Lankan batsmen and reduced them to 75/7 before the umpires signaled the end of the match due to bad light. (Source: AP)

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Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar exhibited swing after Sri Lankan bowlers capitalised the pitch conditions on Day 1 and Day 2. Shami, who took four wickets in the first innings, added two more wickets in the second innings. (Source: AP)

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was exceptional throughout the Test, he bowled proper line and length and gave very less to the Sri Lankan batsmen. After picking four in the first innings, Bhuvneshwar added four more wickets to his tally. He got the wickets of Samarawickrama, Thirimanne, Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera. This was the first time in a Test match that no Indian spinner got a wicket. (Source: PTI)

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Dinesh Chandimal, who scored 28 runs in the first innings, was bowled by Mohammed Shami in the 21st over as the the Sri Lankan captain failed to hold on to his resistance.(Source: AP)

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Virat Kohli smashed his 18th Test century, taking his tally to 50 International tons. After being out for a duck in the first innings, Kohli played with aggressive intent and style, as he got to his 18th ton with a flat and a powerful six over extra cover off Suranga Lakmal. The Indian skipper let out a big roar, going down his knees to celebrate the moment. (Source: PTI)

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Lahiru Thirimanne was Bhuvneshwar Kumar's second victim in the second innings when the left-handed batsman was caught by Ajinkya Rahane. (Source: AP)

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With the hundred against Sri Lanka in the first Test at Eden Gardens, Kohli is now behind Sachin Tendulkar (100), Ricky Ponting (71), Kumar Sangakkara (63), jacques Kallis (62), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54) and Brian Lara (53) in most number of centuries. (Source: PTI)

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