India were reeling at 17/3 in 11.5 overs before bad light stopped play in the ongoing Test match with Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens. Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal utilised the green top to his advantage and swung the ball vigorously to wreck the Indian top-order. Openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli were unable to adjust to the pace and bounce of the pitch and fell cheaply. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was the only one to offer any resistance and was joined by Ajinkya Rahane by the end of the day's play.
Match updates India vs Sri Lanka
# India 17/3 in 11.5 overs as bad light stops play
# Lakmal to Kohli, out Lbw. Huge wicket for Sri Lanka and India lose their in-form skipper.
#The hosts are reeling at 17 for two
#The news from Eden Gardens is not very bright!!!!The rain has again come in to halt play
#The Indians need to get a partnerhship going
#Indian skipper Virat Kohli walks into the middle
#Lakmal strikes double blow, gets Shikhar Dhawan with a peach of a delivery
#Lakmal has struck a good rhythm at the Edens
#Lakmal gets rid of Lokesh Rahul in the first ball
#Sri Lankan pacers have made early break through
# "India have decided to go with Dhawan and Rahul to open. Bit hard on Vijay but would have been so on whoever was left out," says Harsha Bhogle.
# Sri Lanka playing Xi: Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage
# No Murali Vijay in India's playing XI, Lokesh Rahul has been given the chance.
Here is India's complete squad: L Rahul, S Dhawan, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, B Kumar, U Yadav, M Shami
# Sri Lanka have won the toss and they have invited India to bat first. Game shall start at 1:30 Pm.
# The match timings ahve been revised. Game shal start at 1:30 PM and tea will take place at 3:30. The Play can continue till 5:30 PM.
# Finally the good news. Toss to take place at 1 PM as rain has stopped and Umpires has given their go ahead.
# Some good news, Rain has stopped, but still no sign of sun making it difficult for groundsmen to dry the outfield. Players shall take early lunch. Next inspection at 12:10 PM.
# And as it was forecast, the weather playing a spoil spot here at Eden Gardens. Drizzling delays toss.
# Probable squads:
India: Shikhar Dhawan/Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami/Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Dasun Shanaka/Lahiru Gamage, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath
# Time and Venue: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, November 16-20, 09:30 AM IST at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.