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13 August 2017, 02:46 | Andy Ferguson

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Hardik Pandya's inclusion has been the biggest positive says Virat Kohli

The opening session of the Test belonged to the Indian openers as they milked the bowling attack to put on 188 runs for the opening wicket, bettering the record of 171-run stand between Manoj Prabhakar and Navjot Singh Sidhu (1993). India is at 107 runs (19.4 overs).

But, the most freakish thing about India's cricket tour of Sri Lanka has been two Test matches where rain has played no significant part.

Sandakan, Kumara, and Fernando replaced Herath, Pradeep, and Dhanjaya de Silva. Kohli batting on 42, lost his concentration and finally succumbed to a bowl pitched wide outside off to play a shot which he avoided for the most part of his 42 run inning - the drive, edging it to slip. Before this Test, Rahul had six fifties and that meant he got ahead of the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Navjot Sidhu, who all scored five straight half-centuries in their respective Test careers.

After the rain leading up to the Test, Saturday dawned bright and sunny and Virat Kohli had little hesitation in choosing to bat.

Sri Lanka are willing to try just about anything to win.

After Dhawan's ton, Sri Lankan left-arm spinners Sandakan and Pushpakumara bring hosts back in Test The brass band at the Pallekele International Stadium was genteelly playing Sri Lankan folk songs. The last home global season, the lower order had taken India to bigger totals.

Dhawan commended the bowlers for doing a good job. Even though people perceive me as happy go lucky, when I am out there batting, I know what my job is.

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Pace spearhead Vishwa Fernando chipped in with the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin, who was caught behind after a hard-working 31.

"Managing players who don't get a chance is also a skill".

However, Sri Lanka fought back well in the second and third sessions to reduce the Indian side to six wickets at the end of the day's play.

Malinda Pushpakumara (18-2-40-3) did not have the greatest of debut Test matches at the SSC, although he did get better the more he bowled, but on day one in Kandy, the left-arm orthodox showed why he has taken bucketloads of wickets in first-class cricket.

The former then fell immediately afterwards caught behind off Sandakan.

With India also picking chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in place of the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, this was the first Test match since January 2004 - when West Indies' Dave Mohammed and South Africa's Paul Adams featured in Cape Town - to include two specialist chinaman bowlers.



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