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Monday, 20 November 2017

Kolkata Test: India, still close to victory

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Kolkata. The first Test match played at Eden Gardens Stadium between India and Sri Lanka cricket teams could not reach the final on Monday. On the fifth day of the match, India scored 352 runs (eight wickets) in their second innings and declared Sri Lanka 231 runs on the score of captain Virat Kohli's (not out 104) runs.

The Sri Lankan team, after chasing the target, faced 26.3 overs, losing seven wickets for 75 runs in the day's play. Due to bad light, the game was terminated at the time. With this, the match between the two teams was drawn.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the maximum four wickets in this innings for India, while Mohammed Shami got two more Umesh Yadav's breakthrough. The second Test will be played in Nagpur from November 24.

In the first session of the day, the Indian team, going for 171 runs on a single day on Monday, were locked in the first session by Lokesh Rahul (79), Cheteshwar Pujara (22), Ajinkya Rahane (0) and Ravindra Jadeja (9). Lost your four wickets. Surang Lakmal played an important role in weakening the team's innings. He sent three batsmen to the pavilion.

The Indian team felt the first blow of the day as Rahul. He was sent by a straight ball to Suranga Lakmal. After Rahul's dismissal, Pujara could not stay on the field for much longer and the ball of Lakmal on 213 of the total was caught by Perera at the hands of Perera.

On this score, Laxman showed Rahane the path of the pavilion by paving the way for Rahane. Rahane could not even open the account. After Rahane was dismissed, Kohli, with the 36-run partnership with Jadeja, had brought the team to 249, but Perera caught Jadeja at the Thiramanne's thigh and hit the hosts' fifth wicket.

After this, Ravichandran came along with Kohli to join the Ashwin ground. By the end of the fifth day before the end of the session, the Indian team scored a score of 251. In the second session, Kohli took over the team's innings. At the other end, he did not get along with the batsmen, but he kept on the pitch alone and completed his hundred and brought the team to the score of 352.

Virat's 50th century in international cricket
Kohli completed his 50th century in international cricket. His 18th century in this Test match. Kohli has scored 50 international hundreds in 348 innings. Hashim Amla of South Africa has played so many matches to score 50 hundred. Meanwhile, the three other batsmen of the Indian team returned to the pavilion. Ashwin (7), Riddhiman Saha (5) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8) fell in three wickets.

With Kohli's century, the second innings of the Indian team was declared on 352 runs and Sri Lanka got the target of 231 runs to win. In this innings Almana Dasun Shanaaka of Lakmal for Sri Lanka also took three wickets, Wagim Gamage and Perera got one wicket each.
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