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Vijay celebrates comeback with ton

Sri Lanka won toss, elected to bat first
India innings; SL 205 All Out

25 November 2017, 14:47 PM

Over 65 | Score 195/1 (Murali Vijay 116; Cheteshwar Pujara 71)

What a blow. Sadeera Samarawickrama, at forward short leg, bears the brunt of full-blooded pull shot from Murali Vijay. He’s out. Off the field. It hit him in the ribs. That happened off the third ball of the 70th ball.

Meanwhile, India’s deficit is reduced to 10 runs.

25 November 2017, 14:30 PM

Meanwhile, HERE‘s what Aussie captain Steve Smith did today, against England.

25 November 2017, 14:14 PM

Over 65 | Score 185/1 (Murali Vijay 106; Cheteshwar Pujara 71)

Tea! Another session for India.

A 178-run stand between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara means that India are only 20 runs behind. In the last ten overs, India have scored 41 runs.

25 November 2017, 13:54 PM

Over 61 | Score 173/1 (Murali Vijay 102; Cheteshwar Pujara 63)

What a comeback! Murali Vijay takes a quick single off the fourth ball of the over, bowled by Dilruwan Perera, for his tenth hundred. Nine fours and a six.

His second-wicket stand with Cheteshwar Pujara is now worth 166, from 346 balls. And India’s deficit reduces to 32 runs.

25 November 2017, 13:40 PM

Over 58 | Score 160/1 (Murali Vijay 94; Cheteshwar Pujara 58)

A good period of play for India, scoring 46 runs in the last ten overs. India’s trail is now 45 runs, with a minimum of 40 overs left in today’s play.

Murali Vijay is six runs away from his 10th Test hundred. What a knock from the opener.

At the start of the 58th over, Dasun Shanaka convinced Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal to take a review, for caught behind against Vijay, but there was nothing. Wasted review.

25 November 2017, 13:09 PM

Over 52 | Score 125/1 (Murali Vijay 75; Cheteshwar Pujara 42)

The second-wicket stand between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara is now worth 118 runs from 289. India now trail Lanka by 80 runs.

For the visitors, Rangana Herath and Suranga Lakmal continue to toil hard.

There were a couple of drop chances, but India are sure dominating the proceedings.

25 November 2017, 12:33 PM

Over 43 | Score 102/1 (Murali Vijay 61; Cheteshwar Pujara 33)

Steady play from the Indian batsmen. Five runs added to the grand total in four overs after the Lunch break. But the partnership between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara is nearing the 100-run mark as India also reached 100.

25 November 2017, 11:37 AM

Over 39 | Score 97/1 (Murali Vijay 56; Cheteshwar Pujara 33)


Two runs from the last over before lunch as India slowly by steadily eat into Lanka’s lead in Nagpur. Murali Vijay hits his 16th fifty and Cheteshwar Pujara is on for a big score too.

The difference is 108 runs.

25 November 2017, 11:30 AM

Over 38 | Score 95/1 (Murali Vijay 55; Cheteshwar Pujara 32)

What a comeback from Murali Vijay. The opener notches up his 16th Test fifty with a sublime on-drive, leaving Dashun Shanaka clueless. It happened off the first ball of the 34th over. Watch Vijay’s celebration here.

His partnership with ever reliable Cheteshwar Pujara is now worth 88, and it helps India reduce the first innings deficit to 110 runs.

25 November 2017, 11:01 AM

Over 31 | Score 75/1 (Murali Vijay 47; Cheteshwar Pujara 20)

Brilliant batting from Murali Vijay. Three runs away from his 16th Test fifty. Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara added 68 runs in 163 balls as India reduced the difference to 130 runs.

25 November 2017, 10:27 AM

Over 22 | Score 42/1 (Murali Vijay 21; Cheteshwar Pujara 13)

Three back-to-back maiden overs as Rangana Herath and Lahiru Gamage tie down Indian batsmen in the centre. India still trail Lanka by another 163 runs.

Meanwhile, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara added 35 runs for the second wicket, with 15 of those coming in the last ten overs.

25 November 2017, 10:04 AM

Over 16 | Score 34/1 (Murali Vijay 19; Cheteshwar Pujara 7)

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara are in building the Indian innings, and both look in complete control of the proceedings. They have added 27 runs for the second wicket partnership. India still trail by 171 runs. For Lanka, Suranga Lakmal and Rangana Herath are operating in tandem.

25 November 2017, 09:38 AM

Over 9 | Score 16/1 (Murali Vijay 7; Cheteshwar Pujara 2) 

What a start. Murali Vijay plays a sumptuous drive to start the day’s proceedings in Nagpur. Loosner from Suranga Lakmal? One more single and five runs from the over.

25 November 2017, 08:58 AM

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