Wednesday, August 12, 2015

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test

India collapses on Day 4

Where: Galle, Sri Lanka
When: Aug 12 - 16, 2015
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
Result:  Sri Lanka won by 63 runs

Day1: India took control of the first test on day one after Sri Lanka decided to bat first. R Ashwin tore through the Sri Lankan batting line and took 6 wickets for 46. Sri Lanka lost quick wickets and were down 5/60 and could not recover folding out at 183. India started in a similar fashion and lost first two wickets at 15 but Dhawan and Kohli played sensibly and recovered India to 128/2 at the end of the first day.

Day2: India continued the good run on day 2 with both Dhawan and Kohli scoring centuries and adding 227 runs together. India was out for 375 with a commendable lead of 192. Sri Lankan batsmen could not handle the second inning pressure and were already down at 5/2 at the end of second day.

Day3: The fortune reversed for Sri Lanka on Day 3. Sri Lanka finished their second inning at 367 with the help of a fine unbeaten century by Chandimal. India lost the first wicket and needed another 153 to win on day 4.

Day4: Day 4 went very well for Sri Lanka and India collapsed and folded for just 112. None of the batsman could put any resistance to Herath's brilliant performance of 7/48.

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Watch Highlights: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

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