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India bowl out Sri Lanka for 205, reach 11/1 on Day 1

by Sahir Usman Nov 24, 2017 • 21:36 PM

Nagpur, Nov 24 - India bowled out Sri Lanka for 205 in their first innings before reaching 11/1 on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday.

Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (4/67) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/56) wreaked havoc, sharing seven wickets to dismiss Sri Lanka for a small total.

Ashwin broke the backbone of the Lankan innings by removing skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who top-scored with a patient 122-ball 57 before adding three more wickets to return with figures of 4/67.

Experienced paceman Ishant Sharma also picked up three wickets giving away 37 runs in his 14 overs.

Besides Chandimal, opener Dimukh Karunaratne (51 from 147; 6x4) and stumper Niroshan Dickwella (24 from 30; 4x4) were the only other batsmen who managed to provide some resistance to the Indian spin duo.

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch which was not offering much help to either the pacers nor the spinners. India, however, kept it tight from both the ends and were rewarded with two wickets.

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