Monday, November 16, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match, Day 1

The first test match of the 3 match series between India and Sir Lanka started today at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

Playing 11's for the team are

India - MS Dhoni(cap), Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishanth Sharma, Mishra

Sri Lanka - Sangakkara(cap), Dilshan, Paranavitana, M Jayawardene, P Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Mathews, Prasad, Herath, Muralitharan, Welegedara.

India won the toss and elected to bat first. India lost their 1st wicket at 2.5 overs, Gambhir(1) got bowled out by Welegedara because of the thin inside edge at that stage India were 14/1. Then comes Dravid the great wall of India in 3rd position. This time India lost 2 wickets in the 7th over again to welegedara, the 2nd wicket was Sehwag (16-lbw)at 6.1 and the 3rd wicket was master blaster Sachin(4) who was bowled out at 6.4 overs at the end of 7 overs India were 31/3. The 4th wicket went at the next over and now it was Prasad who got Laxman(0) bowled out at 7.4 over before drinks India lost 4 wickets for 47 runs. Then the partnership started to build up between Dravid and Yuvraj and the pair scored 125 runs when yuvraj(68) was caught by Dilshan bowled by Muralitharan, India lost 5th wicket at 36.1 over for 157 runs. Again Dravid managed to start a partnership with Dhoni and they scored 224 runs and Dhoni left the field for 110 runs at 87.1 over and India were 381. Bhajii joined with Dravid and played the remaining overs till end of day 1.

Dravid Scored 177 runs(not out) through which he attained 11000 runs in test cricket and became the fifth player to reach 11000 runs in the test cricket. Through this ton he got his 27th century and 10th 150+ runs. Through his two 100 runs partnership with Yuvraj and Dhoni he also made an record for hold 78 100 runs partnership.

The first day of 1st match was all belonged to Dravid for his 177* runs with 26-4's and 1-6's. At the end of day one India were 385 for 6 wicket with Dravid(177*) and Bhaji(2*).

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