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First Test: India 172 all out at lunch vs Sri Lanka

Prime News, International Sports, Cricket, Kolkata, November 18:- Sri Lanka put up a spirited bowling effort to dismiss India for 172 in their first innings at lunch on day three of the opening cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here today.

After rattling India’s top order on the opening day, Sri Lanka pace spearhead Suranga Lakmal returned to claim another wicket to end with fine figures of 19-12-26-4.

Lahiru Gamage, Dasun Shanaka and Dilruwan Perera also dished out superb bowling performances, snapping two wickets apiece to bring an end to India’s first innings in 59.3 overs.

This was India’s second lowest score against Sri Lanka at home after the hosts were dismissed for 167 at Chennai in December 2005. It is only the second time the islanders have dismissed India below 200.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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