India will resume their first innings at the overnight score of 74 for 5 on the third day of the opening cricket Test in Kolkata today. Cheteshwar Pujara with 47 and Wridhhiman Saha on 6 runs were at the crease when stumps were drawn in the rain-curtailed second day yesterday.
After Suranga Lakmal’s 3 exploits on the first day, Dasun Shanaka’s twin strike kept the hosts under check yesterday.
He returned with impressive figures of 2 for 23, claiming the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin who scored 4 runs each. While the match started early yesterday, lunch was taken 10 minutes ahead of schedule as it started pouring in the middle again.
No play was possible after lunch forcing the umpires to call off day’s proceedings prematurely again.