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Sri Lanka vs India 2005 - Chennai Test

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Rain causes further Chennai delay

Rain has caused the start of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Chennai to be delayed for the fourth straight day. Skies had been brighter above the ground before light drizzle caused the umpires to postpone play. The match has yet to start after the opening two days were complete washouts - caused by Cyclone Baaz. The umpires are due to make another pitch inspection in Chennai (Madras) at 0800 GMT. Rain is still forecast throughout the next 24 hours but the umpires are unable to call off the match until the fifth and final day. Indian captain Rahul Dravid said: "One does feel bad for the cricket enthusiasts of Chennai, but no one can fight the weather. It has been a disappointing time for all of us." Despite the weather, there is still suspense about the position of Sourav Ganguly, who was recalled to the Test squad as after being axed from the one-day side following a row with coach Greg Chappell. One of in-form youngsters Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif would have to make way if he returns.
India Cricket Live

Vaas double strike as Test starts

India scored 90-2 in the 32.3 overs possible as the first Test against Sri Lanka finally got under way late on the fourth day in soggy Madras (Chennai). Opener Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for a duck and Virender Sehwag hit 36 before losing his wicket to paceman Chaminda Vaas, who took 2-15. At the close, captain Rahul Dravid was 30 not out and Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 11, both scoring slowly. Former captain Sourav Ganguly plays after being axed from the one-day side. After three washed out days, play finally started at 0930 GMT but bad light brought about a slightly earlier close. India left out Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif and gave wicket-keeper Mahendra Dhoni his Test debut. Home captain Dravid won the toss and chose to bat first - it remains to be seen whether he will bother declaring at all on the final day if his side are not bowled out. Sehwag unleashed a barrage of boundaries off wayward opening bowler Dilhara Fernando in the opening exchanges. But he was eventually deceived by a slower ball from Vaas which he chipped into the covers. Cyclone Baaz has unleashed a deluge of rain in the past week - and a result is highly improbable barring some dramatic bowling and poor batting. There will be a further 105 overs on Tuesday - assuming no further interruptions from the elements. Tendulkar will have the chance to score a 35th Test century, which would set a new record.
First Test, Chennai (day four, stumps): India 90-2 v Sri Lanka
India Cricket Live

India batting flops in drawn Test

India were bowled out for their lowest Test score against Sri Lanka before the rain-ruined series opener in Madras (Chennai) ended in an inevitable draw. The home side lost eight wickets for 77 runs as they were dismissed for 167. Chaminda Vaas was Sri Lanka's star performer, taking 4-20 from 21 overs, and he now needs only two wickets to reach 300 in Tests. Mahela Jayawardene made a bright and breezy 71 in the final session before the game ended with Sri Lanka on 168-4. With the first three days washed out, and only 32.3 overs possible on Monday, there was no possibility of a positive outcome in favour of either side. With nothing but batting practice in store for the remainder of the day, Sri Lanka began badly in reply when Gunawardene nicked a ball from Pathan and was caught behind for four. Kumar Sangakkara and Jayawardene added 57 in 14 overs for the second wicket before the former was lbw to Kumble for 30. Jayawardene lifted the tempo after tea and he struck a six and 16 fours in his 80-ball innings before he was caught off Kumble by Gautam Gambhir. Kumble (3-41) also bowled Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu for seven but a halt was called once Sri Lanka had passed India's score, with Thilan Samaraweera 35 not out and Dilshan on eight. The second Test in Delhi begins on Saturday.
First Test, Chennai (day five, stumps): India 167 drew with Sri Lanka 168-4
India won the toss and decided to bat
167 all out (73.2 overs)
168 for 4 (43.0 overs)

India 1st Innings
G Gambhir
b W P U J C Vaas
7 0 0
V Sehwag c M S Atapattu b W P U J C Vaas
28 7 0
R Dravid c K C Sangakkara b W P U J C Vaas
105 3 0
S R Tendulkar lbw b M Muralitharan
126 2 0
V V S Laxman run out
43 1 0
S C Ganguly c T M Dilshan b C R D Fernando
24 1 0
M S Dhoni c D A Gunawardene b C M Bandara
54 6 0
I K Pathan c and b M Muralitharan
4 0 0
A B Agarkar run out
16 0 0
A Kumble c and b W P U J C Vaas
35 1 0
Harbhajan Singh not out
4 1 0
6nb 12b 2lb 20
all out 167

W P U J C Vaas 21.0 14 20 4
C R D Fernando 16.0 3 58 1
M Muralitharan 25.0 6 60 2
C M Bandara 11.2 6 15 1
Fall of wicket
13 G Gambhir
45 V Sehwag
97 R Dravid
108 S R Tendulkar
109 V V S Laxman
117 S C Ganguly
118 I K Pathan
128 A B Agarkar
159 A Kumble
167 M S Dhoni

Sri Lanka 1st Innings
D A Gunawardene c M S Dhoni b I K Pathan
6 1 0
K C Sangakkara lbw b A Kumble
52 5 0
D P M D Jayawardene c G Gambhir b A Kumble
80 14 1
T T Samaraweera not out
93 7 0
M S Atapattu
b A Kumble
20 1 0
T M Dilshan not out
14 1 0
7nb 1w 13
for 4 168

I K Pathan 7.0 0 43 1
A B Agarkar 10.0 3 29 0
S C Ganguly 2.0 0 16 0
Harbhajan Singh 9.0 2 34 0
A Kumble 15.0 3 41 3
Fall of wicket
5 D A Gunawardene
62 K C Sangakkara
124 D P M D Jayawardene
158 M S Atapattu

Umpires: MR Benson, DJ Harper
India: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, V V S Laxman, S R Tendulkar, S C Ganguly, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, A B Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, A Kumble
Sri Lanka: M S Atapattu, D A Gunawardene, D P M D Jayawardene, K C Sangakkara, T T Samaraweera, T M Dilshan, W P U J C Vaas, C M Bandara, C R D Fernando, M Muralitharan, J Mubarak

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.