The first match of the two-match Test series being played between India and Sri Lanka was played in Mohali. In the first innings of this match, India had scored 574 for 8 wickets, while in reply, Sri Lanka’s first innings was reduced to only 174 runs. India forced Sri Lanka to play the follow-on and Sri Lanka were once again all out for 178 in the second innings. In this match, India won by an innings and 222 runs. With this win, India are 1-0 up in the Test series.
Jadeja is the hero of victory, Rohit Sharma’s great start
The hero of India’s victory in this match was Ravindra Jadeja, who first scored an unbeaten 175 and then took 5 wickets in the first innings of the match against Sri Lanka and then 4 wickets in the second innings. At the same time, this was the debut Test match of Rohit Sharma as captain and under his captaincy, the Test journey of Team India started unmatched. In Test cricket, India defeated Sri Lanka by the second big margin in this match. India had given Sri Lanka the biggest defeat in a Test match in Nagpur in 2017 in which Team India won by an innings and 239 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged the player of the match for his all-round performance.
India’s first innings, Jadeja’s century
The Indian team scored a big score of 574 runs in the first innings and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s batting was a big contribution in taking the team to this score. Jadeja scored an unbeaten 175 while playing the best innings of his Test career. In the first innings, Rishabh Pant scored 96 runs and missed a century. Hanuma Vihari scored 58 runs in the first innings for India while R Ashwin played a good innings of 61 runs. While Virat Kohli scored 45 runs, captain Rohit Sharma scored 29 runs. Mayank Agarwal also contributed 33 runs for the team while Shreyas Iyer made 27 runs.