Ind v SL highlights today – Second test day two from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur (India) Saturday 25th November 2017.
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 Highlights
Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Nigel Llong
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match number – Test no. 2283
Treating these Tests nearly as tour games for the collection in South Africa, India had been in no hazard of the obvious disrespect to Sri Lanka, biting them on the backside instead. For the sixth straight Test between these two sides, Sri Lanka failed to reach 300, getting bowled out for 205 after winning the toss on a highly suitable batting surface. Ishant Sharma, replacing the injured Mohammed Shami, his declare to the first XI in South Africa with disciplined bowling and three wickets whilst R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja reclaimed their turf with seven wickets after each went wicketless in Kolkata. At the toss, India made it clear that they were wondering as plenty about South Africa as they had been about Sri Lanka. The pitch, as expected, had grass on it in an try to put together the hosts for their next tour. Rohit Sharma changed a bowler in the XI just due to the fact they want him to have some sport time before South Africa, where he would possibly nicely be wished as the sixth batsman.
The biggest obtain preserving South Africa in mind, though, may have come in the field. Since he dropped Alastair Cook in Kolkata in 2012-13 – Cook went on to score one hundred ninety from 17 when he was let off – Cheteshwar Pujara has only not often stood at slip for India. That alone will now not be the motive for his banishment from the slips, but Pujara has persevered to field at slip for Saurashtra. Now fielding at first slip in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, Pujara pulled off an superb low trap to his left, almost diving forward, to ship lower back opener Sadeera Samarawickrama to make it 20 for 1 in the fifth over. This used to be a good sized seize for two reasons. India generally have about a 50% success fee at slips for speedy bowlers, and given this was a difficult catch, it was once an odds-on favored to go down. And slip catches for quicks will be vital in a month’s time in South Africa. Given he stays in shape enough, Pujara should be an option India need to significantly think about.
In the context of this Test, too, it used to be an essential catch. In trying to create the tough bouncy surface, Nagpur had rolled out a surprisingly pleasant surface, to start with. There wasn’t disconcerting sideways motion in it, and it started to help spin solely later in the day. Sri Lanka had received the toss, and they had bought off to a blissful start. Samarawickrama, though, performed an ill-advised force on the up to supply Ishant an early wicket. That wicket taken, India became the screws with tight traces and lengths. Circumspect batsmen played into their hands. Hardly any runs got here in the first session, even singles involved risking a run-out, and subsequently led to a massive risk seven minutes before lunch to give an India spinner a wicket for the first time in this series. R Ashwin was the man who struck in the 25th over when Lahiru Thirimanne performed a large sweep after scoring just 9 runs off 57 balls in the first-class batting prerequisites of the match.
Like buses, one almost brought two as Ravindra Jadeja had Dimuth Karunanaratne stumped in his first over, however it turned out he had overstepped. That capped off a session sprinkled with precise fortune for Karunaratane. He was on 14 when a 26-ball spell of no runs produced a unstable single the place he just about beat Pujara’s direct hit. Pressure not yet released, Karunaratne appeared to go over mid-on a couple of overs later, however this time the overhead threat burst through Pujara’s hands. Kanrunaratne’s fortune persevered post lunch as he survived an extremely tight lbw call through umpire’s call. His former skipper Angelo Mathews wasn’t as fortunate. Having proven some intent towards Ashwin, Mathews overlooked a straight ball from Jadeja because his bat clipped the pad on its downswing and received displaced from the line of the ball. This one too back an umpire’s name however had been given on the field.
Karunaratne and current captain Dinesh Chandimal then put together the most assured-looking batting spell of the day in a 62-run partnership. Chandimal had to take a couple of dangers in the commencing – consisting of a thick-edged six off Ashwin – however he settled in nicely. The tandem act of spinners was broken, and Umesh Yadav introduced less complicated runs. Ashwin now began to bowl a protective line to Chandimal, on off and middle, which was half a victory. Just then, though, Karunaratne ran out of success and copped what in the normal experience was a rough lbw. From over the wicket, Ishant pitched quick of a size and hit him in front. Barring appreciable seam movement, this ball had to either pitch backyard leg or omit the stumps if it pitched within. The review, though, confirmed that the ball pitched within and fashioned lower back in late and just ample to be clipping the off stump. This umpire’s call in the end went against Karunaratne.
Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella then noticed Sri Lanka thru to tea with a purposeful 29-run stand but they had almost exhausted themselves in trying to maintain parity, that too simply about. They would possibly have held off wave after wave of India’s charge in the first two sessions however the dam broke in the hour after tea. The batsmen’s staying power ran out and lose photographs creeped in. Dickwella charged down recklessly to Jadeja, was once overwhelmed in the flight, and then noticed the ball didn’t turn as anticipated to make it the worst viable result for him. Dasun Shanaka performed for a massive Ashwin off-break, in opposition to the round-the-wicket perspective and on the first day, which was recipe for the off stump to be flattened. Dilruwan Perera then fell to a non-turner from Jadeja; it had appeared only a count of time.
With the final three for company, Chandimal determined it was time for him to dominate the scoring. With India not imparting him any free runs, Chandimal went for a big reverse slog and was trapped lbw via Ashwin. Suranga Lakmal then swung around for a chancy 17 earlier than Ishant got here lower back to nick him off. Ashwin immediately wrapped matters up with Rangana Herath’s wicket. There used to be some comfort for Sri Lanka in the wicket of KL Rahul, however they were now searching at the reunion of the historic company of M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, who have floor into dust the best of the lot at home.