Heavy rain frustrates India as Day 2 of Kolkata Test also washes out

Kolkata: Rain continued to frustrate the Indian team as the second day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka was also washed out here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
Resuming at yesterday’s score of 17-3, Sri Lankan bowlers continued their good show as they dismissed India’s Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin in the only session played before rain interrupted the second day’s play.
At stumps, India were at 74-5, with Cheteshwar Pujara (unbeaten at 47) closing in on his half-century alongside Wriddhiman Saha (unbeaten at six).
Dasun Shanaka was the pick of the bowlers for Lanka as he bagged two wickets in the first session.
On Thursday, the first day of the ongoing match was called off due to bad light after Lanka asked the hosts to bat first.
India had made a slow start to their first innings as openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed cheaply for duck and eight respectively.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who came to bat at number three, also walked back to pavilion after he was stumped at zero.
All the three Indian wickets were grabbed by Suranga Lakmal without conceding a single run.
It should be noted that the Kohli-led top Test side are aiming to record their ninth straight Test series win.
The islanders, on the other hand, are looking to forget the annihilation suffered at home and chase what has been an improbable dream of winning their first Test on the Indian soil. (ANI)