India asserted their authority over Sri Lanka in the first Test as after scoring 600 runs in the first innings, they left Sri Lanka reeling at 154/5 at stumps. Earlier, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami tore the Lankan bowling apart as they put on a 62-run stand that helped the visitors reach 600.
Brief scores: India 600 (Shikhar Dhawan 190, Cheteshwar Pujara 153, Ajinkya Rahane 57, Hardik Pandya 50; Nuwan Pradeep 6-132, Lahiru Kumara 3-131) lead Sri Lanka 154/6 (Upul Tharanga 64; Angelo Mathews 54*; Mohammed Shami 2/30) by 446 runs.
Here are the best tweets from Day 2 of the First Test.
And Pujara started the day off by getting to his 6th 150. What have we done to deserve you? _/\_
Cheteshwar Pujara:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 27, 2017
Test 100's: 12
Test 150's: 6
Test 200's: 3
Incredible conversion rate!
Oh we're sure he'll definitely succeed against England and South Africa too..
And then Rahane fell, trying to do this.. :|
Rahane tactic to break another Sri Lankan thumb fails #SLvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 27, 2017
A Frustrated Indian..
If Hardik Pandya is considered a No.8 bat, then on a pitch that is expected to take turn, wouldn't it have been better to go with Kuldeep?— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) July 27, 2017
But Pandya responded in style
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 27, 2017
Pandya certainly made sure that this didn't happen :D
Kids watch Sehwag Tendulkar partnership.— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) July 27, 2017
Adults watch Hayden Gilchrist partnership.
Legends watch Shami Pandya partnership.#SLvIND
Can the Lower Order and Top Order switch positions in the next innings please?
Virat Kohli (@notviratkohlii) July 27, 2017
An impressive display from the SL pacers... Or maybe not.
9 wickets to pace and just one to spin. It is first time that Sri Lanka pacers have accounted for 9 wickets in a Test inns at Galle. #SLvInd— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 27, 2017
Expectation vs Reality
" We have a game plan for each India player " ~ Herath— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 27, 2017
The review was so bad that even the 3rd Umpire trolled SL for it
Looks like Abhinav Mukund came to SL just to do this
Upul Tharanga in his previous Test was run out for backing up. Today he is out cos his bat bounced up. He was never run out in Tests before.— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 27, 2017
Joke of the year
Still a better spinner than Ashwin pic.twitter.com/jHaulgiMw4— ارمش_محمد (@UncleGormint) July 27, 2017