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Highlights, India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Mohali, Full Cricket Score: Pant, Vihari shines as hosts put up 357/6 on Day 1

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Mohali, Full cricket score: Pant, Vihari shine as hosts put up 357/6 on Day 1

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st live test score and updates: India scored 357/6 on the back of shots from Rishabh Pant (96, Hanuma Vihari (58) and Virat Kohli (45). Pant came awfully close to a hundred but wasn’t supposed to to be.

India will always be happy with the total, and when Jadeja and Ashwin go out to bat on Day 2, 400 will be on their minds. Lasith Embuldeniya is SL’s best wicket-taker so far, with two scalps.

Overview: Having completed a 3-0 series sweep in the T20Is, hosts India now face Sri Lanka in the first of two Tests, starting at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.

Mohali Test will be star hitter Virat Kohli’s 100and Test, joining 11 other Indians to achieve the feat, including eight former captains.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st live test, date and time. Image: Twitter @BCCI

Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, will be gearing up for a fresh start when he starts his first match as India Test captain, taking over from Kohli.

Kohli had resigned as test skipper after India’s 2-1 loss to South Africa in the Rainbow Nation.

Shubman Gill and Hanuma Vihari will look to seal their places in the squad in the absence of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, who were dropped for this series after a disappointing outing in South Africa. Kohli will be India’s number four hitter, while Rishabh Pant could bat at number five.

Two players between Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari and Shubman Gill will fill numbers three and number six. Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal look like the potential openers for India. Pacers Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami didn’t make much of an impact against South Africa and will be looking to regain their stride.

Sri Lanka will be hoping their spinners like Jeffrey Vandersay and Praveen Jayawickrama will rise to the occasion, while skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will want their hitters to fire in unison.

Here’s everything you need to know about when and where to watch India’s first Test against Sri Lanka:

When will the first Test between India and Sri Lanka take place?

The first test between India and Sri Lanka will start on Friday, March 4, 2022.

What is the location of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka?

The match will take place at IS Bindra Stadium of the Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali.

When will the match start?

The match will kick off at 9:30 am IST. The draw will take place at 9 a.m. IST.

Which TV channels will show the India vs Sri Lanka game?

The match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. The live broadcast of the match will also be available on Disney+Hotstar. You can also browse Firstpost.com for live updates and in-depth commentary.

Teams:

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Kona Bharat (wk) , Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Priyank Panchal

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Dhanajaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chammeera, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nssanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne.

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