Mumbai: Hardik Pandya on Wednesday turned into the 289th player to make his Test debut for India in the first match against Sri Lanka at Galle.
Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara pummeled enormous tons as India were in a summoning position on Day 1 of the first India versus Sri Lanka Test at Galle. Virat Kohli had won the toss and batted. Hardik Pandya was given his Test debut.
Kohli had before implied at the consideration of the all-rounder into the playing XI in light of his capacity to pick wickets.
Pandya softened into the scene up the 2014-15 season in the wake of having a decent season with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He made his international debut on India’s tour of Australia in January 2016 as he played in the T20I game.
Subsequent to playing a stellar part in India’s WT20 crusade, Pandya made his one-day international debut in October a year ago amid the home series against New Zealand. He has played 17 first-class matches up until now and has grabbed one five-wicket haul. With a bat close by, Pandya has scored five half-centuries in first-class cricket.
While, Shikhar Dhawan and Chesteshwar Pujara hitting centuries each to help their side post 399/3 on Day 1.
Dhawan missed the mark concerning a meriting double-ton by 10 runs while Pujara stayed unconquered on 144 at the end of play. This is the second highest total that India have posted in a single day of a Test in their history.
Together, the twosome included 253 keeps running for the second wicket after India endured an early misfortune with the wicket of Abhinav Mukund (12).
As he neared the three figures, Nuwan Pradeep hit India with two speedy blows expelling Dhawan and after that captain Virat Kohli (3). But, Pujara, similar to a minister, proceeded with his innings.