At stumps on day one of the first Cricket Test match between India and Sri Lanka, India were 417/2. Sachin Tendulkar on 20 (53b 0x4s 0x6s) and Rahul Dravid 85 (153b 8x4s 0x6s) are the two unbeaten batsman overnight.
Muttiah Muralitharan was the sole wicket taker for Sri Lanka picking up 2 wickets for 100 runs in 18 overs, at a run rate of 5.55.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir (167) reached his seventh Test match hundred and Virender Sehwag (131) reached his 15th Test match century. The opening pair put on 233 runs for the first wicket.
India first innings:
G. Gambhir c and b Muralitharan 167 (215b 15x4s 0x6s)
V. Sehwag c Dilshan b Muralitharan 131 (122b 18x4s 2x6s)
R. Dravid not out 85 (153b 8x4s 0x6s)
S. Tendulkar not out 20 (53b 0x4s 0x6s)
Total (for two wickets, 90 overs) 417
Run Rate: 4.63
Fall of wickets: 1-233, 2-370.
Bowling: Welegedara 18-3-73-0 (nb-3), Mathews 14-2-38-0, Herath 18-0-91-0, Mendis 19-0-87-0, Muralitharan 18-0-100-2, Dilshan 3-0-17-0.
To bat: V. Laxman, Y. Singh, M. Dhoni, H. Singh, Z. Khan, S.
Sreesanth, P. Ojha