India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Nov 24, 2017

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Nov 24, 2017, Ind v SL highlights today – Second test day one from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur (India) Friday 24th November 2017. In their first test, India batted first and scored 172 runs in their first innings which was not a good performance. Sri Lanka scored 294 in their first innings but after that India smashed all Sri Lankan bowlers in their second innings and scored 352 with 8 down their captain declared their innings. Sri Lanka scored 75 with 7 down in 26.3 overs and drawn the match. India was so close to the victory but the bad light does its job all five days, so hopefully this time it may not happen again or rain will not spoil the game.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, M Vijay, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, WP Saha †, RA Jadeja, UT Yadav, I Sharma.

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
S Samarawickrama, FDM Karunaratne, HDRL Thirimanne, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal (c), N Dickwella †, MD Shanaka, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, PLS Gamage.

Match Timings: 09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30

Sri Lanka tour of India 2nd Test HighlightsUmpires – Richard Kettleborough, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Nigel Llong
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match number – Test no. 2283

Another green-top awaits India and Sri Lanka, however an even masking of grass does not assurance the identical assist speedy bowlers found in Kolkata. Not many pitches in the world would, no longer even in South Africa. The weather in Nagpur is predicted to be sunny and dry, and conditions, as a result, should traverse the full arc: early help for the quicks, flat batting stipulations on days two and three, and then, perhaps, some flip and uneven bounce. “The wicket is quite challenging as it normally is at Nagpur with a pleasant grass masking on it,” Virat Kohli said. “So, the quick bowlers need to be in play for the first couple of days, for sure, due to the fact of the soar and the quality lift off it as well. From there on, the spinners will come into play. It is a quite excellent wicket for overall Test cricket, I feel.”

With prerequisites no longer skewed as heavily in favour of speedy bowling as they have been in Kolkata, Sri Lanka will have to decide if they want an greater batsman. That could suggest Dasun Shanaka might have to make way for Dhananjaya de Silva. Lahiru Gamage was unimpressive in Kolkata and must vacate his location for left-arm speedy Vishwa Fernando. Vijay will take the slot vacated by means of Dhawan but India have special selections when it comes to replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who will get married for the duration of the Test. Ishant Sharma could be his like-for-like substitute or Rohit Sharma may want to slot in as the more batsman or rookie Vijay Shankar may want to play as a seaming allrounder if India prefer to take a look at a seaming allrounder for South Africa. The spinners ought to each play because in contrast to Kolkata, there will be work to do for them, mainly in the 2d innings.

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