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On the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka, India was 109/2 at lunch

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            On the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Mohali on Friday, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 29 in his debut innings as India’s test captain, as the hosts lost both opening batsmen before the lunch break.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, India reached 109 for two at the first break, with Mayank Agarwal being caught leg before for 33 by left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.

Rohit, who took over as India’s test captain after Virat Kohli, blasted six fours in his 28-ball innings and added 52 for the opening partnership with Agarwal before hooking a shot off fast bowler Lahiru Kumara to the deep fine leg fielder.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are replaced by Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer. Before the game, Rahul Dravid presents Kohli with a commemorative cap and a keepsake. India pulled in hitters Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer to replace the seasoned combo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, who were discarded for inconsistency. The audience in the Indian city of Mohali shouted as Kohli stepped out to bat after Agarwal’s wicket fell, and they praised every run the right-handed batter made.

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