Skipper Virat Kohli hit his 50th international century and paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up four wickets to give a nervous Sri Lanka a scare before the rain-hit opening Test ended in a tense draw.
Kohli held together the Indian batting to register his 18th Test century (104 not out) and set a target of 231 for the visitors to win the Test.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami then struck regularly as Sri Lanka collapsed to 75 for 7 before bad light halted play in fiery circumstances.
Sri Lanka 294 (Herath 67, Mathews 52, Thirimanne 51, Bhuvneshwar 4-88, Shami 4-100) and 75 for 7 (Bhuvneshwar 4-8) drew with India 172 (Pujara 52, Lakmal 4-26) and 352 for 8 dec. (Kohli 104*, Dhawan 94, Rahul 79, Shanaka 3-76, Lakmal 3-93).
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2017 IND v SRL 1st Test
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Players Tagged in ClipDexMohammed Shami Ahmed Dickwella, D P D Niroshan Shanaka, M Dasun Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Chandimal, Dinesh Lakmal, Suranga Kohli, Virat Rahul, K Lokesh
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