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India post 319/6 on first day of second Test against Sri Lanka 

Stuart Binny c Chameera b Herath 10
Wriddhiman Saha not out 19
Extras (b 8, lb 8, w 2, nb 3) 21
Total (six wickets in 87.2 overs) 319
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) A combined batting effort highlighted by opener Lokesh Rahul’s fine knock of 108 runs propelled India to 319/6 against Sri Lanka at stumps on Day One of the second Test match here on Thursday.

Rahul top-scored for the visitors, ably supported by skipper Virat Kohli (78). Middle-order bat Rohit Sharma also played a delightful innings of 79 runs but lost his wicket in what was to be the last ball of the day.

His partner at the other end wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha remained unbeaten at 19 runs.

For Sri Lanka, medium-pacer Dhammika Prasad and spinner Rangana Herath bagged two wickets each.

Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Scoreboard at the end of the first day’s play of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka being played at the P. Sara Oval here on Thursday:


India (first innings) —
Murali Vijay lbw b Prasad 0
Lokesh Rahul c Chandimal b Chameera 108
Ajinkya Rahane c Karunaratne b Prasad 4
Virat Kohli c Mathews b Herath 78
Rohit Sharma lbw b Mathews 79

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Vijay, 0.4 overs), 2-12 (Rahane, 4.3), 3-176 (Kohli, 43.3), 4-231 (Rahul, 59.2), 5-267 (Binny, 71.5), 6-319 (RG Sharma, 87.2)

Dhammika Prasad 20-5-72-2
Angelo Mathews 10.2-4-17-1
Dushmantha Chameera 13-0-59-1
Rangana Herath 21-2-73-2
Tharindu Kaushal 23-2-82-0


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