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Play called off after 15 overs on Day 1 due to rain. India 50/2

Updated: 28 August 2015 17:00 IST - Published: 28 August 2015 09:51 IST
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Today's play has been called off!
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Rain has stopped. Official inspection at 3.30 pm
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Meanwhile, for India A, Axar Patel's bowling figures vs South Africa A - 6 overs, 6 maidens, 4 wickets.
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Lunch has been taken. So, after the first session, India are at 50/2. Kohli 14*, Pujara 19*
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Uh oh! Rain! Play stopped with India 50/2
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Kohli edges another, but fortunately for the Indian the ball didn't carry
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Pujara nicks it to slip, but the ball doesn't carry. Close shave for the Indian. Ind: 19/2
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4.5 Kohli gets behind the ball.
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4.4 Pujara take a single. India 19/2
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4.3 Kohli with a beautiful drive! Finds the gap but is saved well. India 18/2
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4.1 Kohli gets behind the ball well
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3.6 Ball whooshes past Pujara. India 15/2
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India 15/2
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3.5 Virat Kohli - who has just come on - gets on the scoreboard immediately.
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Looked like Rahane lost his balance before facing the ball.
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3.4 WICKET! Rahane missed a full one! India 14/2
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3.3 Good length by Pradeep and Rahane is making sure he faces it on the front foot.
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3.2 Pujara takes a single. India 14/1
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The ball clearly missed the leg stump. India 13/1
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APPEAL! Pradeep to Pujara but the umpires rules it out.
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5 of the over. India 13/1
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Well played by Rahane. Gets right behind the ball. India 13/1
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India still 13/1
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Dhammika gets a good swing on the ball. 3 balls left.
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NO BALL! Dhammika oversteps and India are 13/1
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FOUR! Beautiful straight drive by Rahane! India 12/1
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India 8/1 at the end of the second over.
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First runs for Pujara! As he squares it.
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India still 6/1
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5 balls into the second over and Pujara is playing it safe.
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End of the over. India 6/1
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India 6/1 - beautiful placed by Rahane
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Nicely played by Rahane! Gets the first boundary for the visitors.
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Ajinkya Rahane has made his way onto the field. India 2/1
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WICKET! K L Rahul is out! Bowled!
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..and we're off with Rahul flicks the ball to put 2 on the scoreboard.
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India are out there now with KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara - a brand few starting two for India.
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Recap: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field.
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Naman Ojha makes his competitive Test debut for India.
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Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakkara, is going to be a huge miss for the home side.
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India (Playing XI): Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Naman Ojha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
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Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera(w), Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, T Kaushal, Nuwan Pradeep
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TEAM NEWS coming up.
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Good morning! And welcome to our textual coverage of the Sri Lanka vs India 3rd test held in Colombo.
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