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India made a strong start in its practice match against SL Board President’s XI by bowling out the hosts for just 187 and then scoring 135 for 3 by stumps on Day 1.
The SL BPXI vs Ind practice match of India Tour of Sri Lanka 2017 is a 2-day match played at the Colombo Cricket Ground in Colombo.
Led by Lahiru Thirimanne, SL BP XI won the toss and elected to bat but were bundled out in just 55.5 overs although there were well placed at 139 for 1 at one stage.
Left-arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav ripped through the SL BPXI batting taking seven wickets between them. Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav captured four wickets in just 6.5 overs while Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets in nine overs.
Pacer Mohammed Shami had an impressive spell of 2 for 9 in five overs. For the Lankan team, opener Danushka Gunathilaka scored 74 while Skipper Lahiru Thirimanne scored a hard-working 59 from 125 balls.
In reply, India finished the day 52 runs behind SL BPXI’s paltry total with Skipper Virat Kohli on 34* and Ajinkya Rahane on 30*.
Opener Lokesh Rahul scored 54 from 58 balls while his partner Abhinav Mukund was out for a first-ball duck to left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando. Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed by the same bowler, cheaply for 12.
Match Date: Jul 21-22,2017
Toss: Sri Lanka Board President’s XI won the toss and chose to bat
Umpires: WN de Silva and ID Gunawardene
Match Result: Match drawn
SLBPXI vs Ind Practice Match Scorecard
|Sri Lanka Board President’s XI first innings||Runs||Balls||4s||6s|
|MD Gunathilleke||run out (Jadeja)||74||97||11||–|
|JK Silva||c Saha b Mohammed Shami||4||11||–||–|
|HDRL Thirimanne (C)||c RG Sharma b Jadeja||59||125||5||2|
|DM de Silva||c RG Sharma b Jadeja||0||3||–||–|
|ARS Silva||not out||29||44||4||–|
|SMA Priyanjan||c Rahane b Jadeja||2||4||–||–|
|DS Weerakkody (WK)||lbw b K Yadav||10||12||2||–|
|KDK Vithanage||c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b K Yadav||2||15||–||–|
|GSNFG Jayasuriya||b K Yadav||1||13||–||–|
|PHT Kaushal||c Saha b Mohammed Shami||1||4||–||–|
|PLS Gamage||c UT Yadav b K Yadav||1||8||–||–|
|JRMVB Sanjaya||did not bat|
|MVT Fernando||did not bat|
|CAK Rajitha||did not bat|
|Extras||3 (3 lb, 1 nb)|
|Total||187 all out (55.5 overs)|
|Fall of wickets: 1-9 (JK Silva, 2.5 ov), 2-139 (Thirimanne, 37.3 ov), 3-139 (de Silva, 37.6 ov), 4-141 (Gunathilleke, 40.4 ov), 5-145 (Priyanjan, 41.4 ov), 6-161 (Weerakkody, 45.5 ov), 7-165 (Vithanage, 49.3 ov), 8-179 (Jayasuriya, 53.1 ov), 9-186 (Kaushal, 54.3 ov), 10-187 (Gamage, 55.5 ov)|
|Indians first innings||Runs||Balls||4s||6s|
|KL Rahul||lbw b Sanjaya||54||58||7||–|
|A Mukund||b Fernando||0||1||–||–|
|CA Pujara||b Fernando||12||41||2||–|
|V Kohli (C)||retired out||53||76||7||–|
|AM Rahane||retired out||40||58||3||–|
|RG Sharma||retired out||38||49||1||2|
|S Dhawan||retired out||41||48||7||–|
|WP Saha (WK)||not out||36||40||–||2|
|HH Pandya||c Vithanage b Kaushal||11||13||1||–|
|RA Jadeja||st Weerakkody b Kaushal||18||32||2||–|
|R Ashwin||did not bat|
|K Yadav||did not bat|
|Mohammed Shami||did not bat|
|I Sharma||did not bat|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||did not bat|
|UT Yadav||did not bat|
|Extras||9 (1 b, 8 nb)|
|Total||312/9 declared (68 overs)|
|Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mukund, 0.6 ov), 2-46 (Pujara, 13.5 ov), 3-89 (Rahul, 21.3 ov), 4-166 (Rahane, 37.6 ov), 5-166 (Kohli, 37.6 ov), 6-246 (Dhawan, 53.6 ov), 7-246 (RG Sharma, 53.6 ov), 8-267 (Pandya, 57.5 ov), 9-312 (Jadeja, 68 ov)|
|Sri Lanka Board President’s XI bowling||Overs||Mdns||Runs||Wkts||Wides||No-Balls|
Sri Lanka Board President’s XI Squad
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kaushal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain), Lahiru Gamage, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ashan Priyanjan, Sandun Weerakkody (Wicket Keeper), Tharindu Kaushal, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Roshen Silva, Vikum Sanjaya
India Squad for Sri Lanka Tour 2017
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar