The first test between India and Sri Lanka ends at the very interesting node. It was full of excitement and test match like Kolkata test again prove that test cricket is still the best.
Almost two days game was washed away by the rain but still, the match ends at very close to giving result. Indian team shows character and they prove why they are the number 1 team in the test ranking.
Sri Lanka, in fact, thankful for weather and bad light otherwise they would face embarrassing lost in the first test. The fifth-day play was stopped due to bad light and first test ended in a draw.
India declares their second inning 0n 352 and thus set a target of 231 to win. But that target was not easy especially against the quality of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami. Sri Lanka loses 7 wickets for just 75 runs before ending the first test to draw.
Bhuvneswar Kumar and Mohammad Shami show some fine bowling performance with Bhuvneshwar taking 4 wickets for just 8 runs and Shami take 2 wickets.
Earlier Indian Captain Virat Kohli hit yet another brilliant century and 18th in the test cricket which helps India to score 352 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the second inning. This was the 50th hundred for Virat Kohli in international cricket and he is the fastest to achieve this feat along with South Africa batsman Hasim Amla(both achieve their 50 international hundred in 348 international innings).
Both teams now meet in Nagpur for the second test of the series
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 294 & 75/7 (Niroshan Dickwella 27; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/8) vs India 172 & 352/8d (Virat Kohli 104*, Shikhar Dhawan 94; Dasun Shanaka 3/76, Suranga Lakmal 3/93).