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  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: We could have won in another 5-6 overs, says Lokesh Rahul

    Kolkata: Opener KL Rahul feels that had another six overs been available, India could have won the first Test against Sri Lanka, which ended in a draw after a riveting final day. India turned it around in the final two sessions with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar hitting top gear en route to a superb bowling figures of 4/8 to reduce Sri Lanka to 75/7 in pursuit of 231 before bad light stopped play

  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Virat Kohli celebrates 18th Test ton in style, watch video

    Virat Kohli brought up his 18th Test century with a spectacular six as India declared their second innings on 352/8 during the first Test at Eden Gardens. From an easy and cautious innings, Kohli made it look very easy. Interestingly, this was Kohli’s 50th international hundred, 1st at Eden Gardens and also his 11th Test century as a captain. Kohli’s third hundred against Sri Lanka came in breathtaking fashion as he stepped

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Test series: Sri Lanka fights back as India’s lead crosses 125

    Kolkata: Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal (3/50) took three wickets to blunt India’s surge but skipper Virat Kohli helped the hosts post 251/5 at lunch and keep them on course for a draw on the fifth day of the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. India now lead Sri Lanka by 129 runs with two sessions remaining.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 at Kolkata

    It was the same old story as the second day at Eden Gardens, Kolkata was also hampered by rain and India at stumps were 74/5. Resuming at the overnight score of 17/3, India lost the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin quickly against the gentle pace of Dasun Shanaka. Cheteshwar Pujara once again showed his class to remain unbeaten on 47 off 102 balls.

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Test series: India 74/5 at early lunch on Day 2

    Kolkata: Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were further reduced to 74/5 at lunch on Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. Lunch had to be called early due to rain interrupting play half an hour before the break.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 at Kolkata

    Sri Lanka’s tour of India got off to a perfect start as visitors dominated the rain-curtailed first day at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The match was hampered by unseasonal rain and wet outfield and SL made the perfect use of the conditions after winning the toss and picked up three wickets for only 17 runs in 11.5 overs. The star of the day for Lanka was lanky speedster Suranga Lakmal who bowled beautifully and picked up

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 at Kolkata

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side will take on less fancied Sri Lanka in the first Test match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. After last year’s bumper home season, which included 13 Tests and India were victorious in 10 matches and after the whitewash of SL in the island nation, the men in blue would be expected to continue the winning run. Captain Virat Kohli has some tough decisions to make as the issue

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Test series: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl

    Kolkata: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Rain delayed the start of play by four hours as the covers went on and off during the scheduled first session.

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Test series: First Test delayed due to rain

    Kolkata: The first Test between India and Sri Lanka was delayed due to rain here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Staying true to the weather forecast, the skies remained overcast since morning with light drizzle starting little over an hour before the scheduled start of the game and half an hour ahead of toss.

  • Virat Kohli wants fans to take a call on overkill of India-SL series

    Kolkata: Skipper Virat Kohli today left it to the fans to decide if there has been an overkill of India-Sri Lanka contest in recent years, something that had led to dwindling interests in a cricket crazy nation. India played an away Test series against islanders in 2015followed by a short limited overs series at home in 2016 andin the current year are playing them full series across formats on home and away basis. Not

  • Sri Lanka’s tour of India: Can Lankan Lions break their duck against India?

    Indian cricket is currently going through a wonderful phase and had just registered commanding wins over Australia and New Zealand in the limited overs matches and will now face Sri Lanka for a full series. Not too long ago when India had toured Lanka, the hosts were comprehensively beaten (9-0; across formats) and there was a sense that SL is struggling to stay relevant and this loss of form could be a

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: What did India achieve by blanking Sri Lanka 9-0?

    India’s tour of the island nation, which comprised of three Tests, five one-day internationals and one-off T20I was completely one sided and proved that Sri Lankan cricket is in dire straits and if preventive steps are not taken then SL will become another West Indies. India under the leadership of Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri performed admirably and ticked all most all the boxes. The men in blue will face