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SL v IND

1st Test | 26th July 2017 | India tour of Sri Lanka Test series 2017
Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka
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India won by 304 runs

Target: 550

Batting plan will depend on the target, says Perera

Every day I try to improve my bating because the team needs runs from me when I bat at No. 7 or No. 8, says Sri Lankan offspinner

Herath finger injury adds to Sri Lanka’s woes

After precautionary x-ray, team management hopes it’s just a bruise and not anything more serious

Umesh strikes early after India post 600

Karunaratne departs in the second over as Sri Lanka go to tea at 38 for 1 on Day 2

Pandya fifty takes India to 600

Debutant puts on 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Shami, Pradeep ends with 6 for 132

Hardik Pandya in line for Test debut in Galle

Kohli says allrounder has a ‘great chance’ of playing, confirms Abhinav and Dhawan would open the batting

Confident India hope to crack Sri Lanka’s Galle code

The home side, in the throes of a generational shift, will have to play their ‘A’ game to get the better of the No. 1-ranked Test team

Dhawan, Pujara flatten listless Sri Lanka

Opener scores blazing 190, No. 3 batsman hits unbeaten 144 as India dominate opening day to amass 399 for 3

Belligerent Dhawan punishes hapless Sri Lanka

Opener’s 168-ball 190 and Pujara’s steady unbeaten 75 power India to 282 for 2 by tea on first day

Dhawan, Pujara set solid platform

Abhinav Mukund the only wicket to fall in the session as India reach 115/1 by lunch on Day 1

Hardik Pandya debuts as India opt to bat

Allrounder gets the nod ahead of Kuldeep while Sri Lanka hand debut to Gunathilaka in first Test

Sri Lanka slide rapidly after India pile on 600

Hosts reduced to 154 for 5 through Shami's strikes and Abhinav's brilliance on the field on second day of first Test

Pradeep strikes make it Sri Lanka's morning

Paceman takes maiden five-for, but India still manage to cross 500 by lunch on Day 2

When you get a chance, capitalise, says Abhinav

Indian opener backs team management’s decision to bat again, says the pitch should help Ashwin and Jadeja more on fourth and fifth days

Abhinav, Kohli power India 498 in front

Sri Lanka stare at massive fourth-innings target after Indian opener’s 81 and captain’s unbeaten 76

Sri Lanka strike early, but India well ahead

Visitors reach 56 for 2, a lead of 365, before rain forces early tea on third day

India bat again after securing 309-run lead

Dilruwan stranded on 92 as Jadeja's three-for bundles Sri Lanka out for 291 after lunch on third day

Ashwin, Jadeja spin India to 304-run victory

Sri Lanka collapse to 245 all out in second innings to concede Galle Test inside four days

Karunaratne firm after Jadeja double strike

Sri Lanka opener adds 76 with Dickwella to take side to 192 for 4, trailing by 358, at tea on fourth day against India

Sri Lanka set 550 to win after Kohli ton

India captain hits 17th Test hundred before declaring at 240 for 3 on fourth morning

Sri Lanka lose two early in 550-run chase

Hosts reach 85 for 2 at lunch on fourth day, but face near-impossible task after India declare at 240 for 3