Sri Lanka bundle out 183 : India reach 128/2

 August 12 2015 at 16:49   448    Sri lanka India Harbhajan Singh Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja

Sri Lanka bundle out 183 : India reach 128/2

Ashwin claims six as India bundle out Sri Lanka for 183

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed an impressive six-wicket haul as India bundled out hosts Sri Lanka for 183 in the first innings on Day One of the first Test match at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

Ashwin (6/46) alongside leg-spinner Amit Mishra (2/21) flummoxed the Sri Lankan batsmen to bowl them out in just 49.4 overs in the second session of the day's play.

Pacers Ishant Sharma (1/30) and Varun Aaron (1/68) were the other wicket-taking bowlers for India.

For Sri Lanka, skipper Angelo Mathews (64) was the highest scorer.

India will play three Tests against Sri Lanka.

India reach 128/2 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 183

 India posted 128/2 at stumps in reply to hosts Sri Lanka's 183 in the first innings on Day One of the first Test match at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the inspiration behind India's impressive performance, claiming a six-wicket haul to bowl out the hosts.

Ashwin (6/46) alongside leg-spinner Amit Mishra (2/21) flummoxed the Sri Lankan batsmen to bowl them out in just 49.4 overs in the second session of the day's play.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (53) and skipper Virat Kohli (45) remained unbeaten to help the visitors reach 128/2 in 34 overs at the end of the day's play.

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