IND vs SL: The in form Indian team have been impressive yet again in the 1st Test match against Sri Lanka at Mohali. It was a solid platform provided by the contributions of Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, and Virat Kohli. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have carried on the momentum for the home team on the 2nd day as well.
The all rounder Ravindra Jadeja is known for his sword celebrations after scoring a fifty or hundred over the years. In the 1st Test against Sri Lanka at Mohali, Jadeja brought up his century and celebrated it in his style. In this process, Ravindra Jadeja has completed his 5000 runs in international cricket. He has become the 2nd Indian to take 400 wickets and score 5000 runs after Kapil Dev.
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Jadeja was impressive to play calmly with Rishabh Pant, and stitched a crucial partnership. After the dismissal of Pant, Jadeja took the leadership and has helped Team India to put up a strong score on the board along with Ashwin.
The 100+ runs partnership between Jadeja and Ashwin steered the team’s score in a confident manner. The home team might use a strategy to post a strong score and then put Sri Lanka under the pump by trying to win the game by bowling well and enforcing a follow-on.
It will all depend upon the Sri Lanka bowlers to put pressure and take wickets of one of the players to dismiss the Indian team as early as possible. Although it has been a flat surface, Lasith Embuldeniya has found fine purchase and would look to get wickets of the India lower order.
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