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Sri Lanka win toss, elect to field against India in first Test

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first cricket Test in Kolkata.

Published: 16th November 2017 01:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th November 2017 01:46 PM   |  A+A-

Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath | AP

By PTI

KOLKATA: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first cricket Test here today.

The Test was off to a delayed start today after the pre-lunch session was lost to inclement weather and a wet outfield here.

The opening day's proceedings were reduced to 55 overs from the regulation 90 and the match began at 1:30pm IST.

The Eden Gardens ground remained under thick white tarpaulin cover this morning as it had been raining since yesterday. There is forecast of more rain in the next 24 hours.

The build-up to the India-Australia ODI at the Eden on September 21 had also witnessed rain, but it did not affect the match.

An India-South Africa T20I match in 2015 was abandoned as it rained for 30 minutes before the game was to start.

Sri Lanka are playing their maiden Test at the Eden Gardens.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal(c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage.

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