India vs Sri Lanka 2017

Ross Houston
November 21, 2017

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami's fiery spells had the visitors struggling at 75 for 7.

"Unfortunately, the last 10-15 overs brought a lot of pressure but we played good cricket and competed well", he said after the match.

"Members of Team India won't be able to attend the wedding on 23rd but we have arranged a reception in Delhi (Hotel Taj) in the first week of December and both teams-India and Sri Lanka-are invited", Bhuvi's father, Kiran Pal Singh said.

Virat Kohli in Sri Lanka
Kohli has 32 ODI

Kohli went on to signal Shastri to send a player with the message.

But if India declared with a lead of just 170 and given Sri Lanka more time to bat, they could have come close to the total.

With rain washing out most of the first two days in the match, it was a stunning comeback from the world's top-ranked test side who were tottering at 79-6 in their first innings at one stage.

Kumar was India's best bowler in the drawn first test at Kolkata's Eden Gardens which ended on Monday and will sit out the remaining two tests in the series.

Kumar and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan later pulled out of India's Test team for the second match against Sri Lanka due to personal reasons, the country's cricket board said. There were 19.3 more overs after tea, during which Sri Lanka collapsed and lost five more wickets, and were down to bowlers at the batting crease; Dasun Shanaka in his third test, and Rangana Herath.

According to reports in the Indian media, Kumar has taken a break to get married.

The second match in the three-test series will be played in Nagpur from Friday.

India squad for the second Test: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar.

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