India won the toss, Parthiv Patel in as expected for Kaarthick, stupid decision. I dont think 2 dropped catches would cost that much.
India 198-9 in 60 overs 1st day at P Saravana muthu stadium. Mendis magic. Carrom. Dhammika Prasad did his debut proud. Then came the 51 runs partnership between Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma in 20+ overs. Last wickket pair. India 249 all out. 1st inngs. 80 overs. Mendis 5 for 56.
Then Srilanka walked in to bat the 8 overs left for the day. Sharma bowled Warnapura. Superfast in that conditions. SL 14/1.