India finally showed some of the batting that fans are accustomed to seeing against the Sri Lankans in Kolkata as KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan led the charge for the hosts. The Twitterati were quick to appreciate the effort of the Indian openers and Rangana Herath, who scored a brilliant fifty.
Brief scores: India 172/10 & 171/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 94, KL Rahul 73*; Dashun Shanak 29/1) lead Sri Lanka 294/10 (Rangana Herath 67, Angelo Mathews 52; Mohammad Shami 4/100, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/88) by 49 runs.
Here are the best tweets from the Day's action :
And it will be named as Gabbar
Srilanka's horror story has Shikhar Dhawan as it's official ghost. 😈 😂 #INDvsSL— KASHISH (@crickashish217) November 19, 2017
The reason why we love cricket
And entire nation went Maahi way
India spinners bowled just 9 overs - 8 by Ashwin, 1 by Jadeja.— #IPL2017 (@IndianIPLScore) November 19, 2017
It is the least overs by the spinners for India in the first innings at home. #IndvsSL
Some wise words from Sanjay
Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 19, 2017
Herath - The lord of the flat wicket
Sri Lankan Bowlers today