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India bundle out Sri Lanka for 205 in first innings of second Test

The series is currently squared at 0-0 after the drawn opening Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

IANS  |  Nagpur 

Indian bowler R Ashwin celebrate with his teammates after getting wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne during their 2nd cricket test match in Nagpur on Friday. Photo: PTI
Indian bowler R Ashwin celebrate with his teammates after getting wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne during their 2nd cricket test match in Nagpur on Friday. Photo: PTI

Indian spinners and wreaked havoc, sharing seven wickets on the opening day of the second Test to bowl out for 205 in their first innings at the Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday.

Ashwin, who went wicketless in the first two sessions, broke the backbone of the Sri 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.

Left-arm spinner Jadeja complemented the off-spinner well, finishing with 3/56 while veteran paceman Ishant Sharma also picked up three wickets giving away 37 runs in his 14 overs.

Resuming the final session at 151/4, the tourists found the going tough and lost wickets at regular intervals with their last six wickets falling for just 54 runs.

The series is currently squared at 0-0 after the drawn opening Test at the in Kolkata.

Brief Scores: 205 (Dinesh Chandimal 57, Dimukh Karunaratne 51, Niroshan Dickwella 24; 4/67, 3/56, Ishant Sharma 3/37) vs

First Published: Fri, November 24 2017. 16:54 IST
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