Gutsy Pujara defies rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata Test

Cheteshwar Pujara showed a lot of character

Cheteshwar Pujara batted through another rain-affected, hard session to remain unbeaten on 47 and guide India to 74-5 at lunch on day two of the series-opening test against Sri Lanka. "You have got to still go out there and do the job". That innings shows his experience of playing county cricket (for Nottinghamshire).

"He is obviously a world class player". As for the rest, Sridhar said that Kohli would only take it when his body needs some.

However, unlike the narrative in recent months, it was Sri Lanka's turn to dominate as they grabbed three early Indian wickets after putting the hosts in to bat.

When asked if the Sri Lankans felt a little let down seeing the Indian side opting for a green trackin a bid to prepare for the South African tour, Nic Pothas conceded that the home side has the right to pick the kind of track they want to play at.

Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job
Previously he had taken charge at Fulham between 2003 and 2007 before stints at Real Sociedad and Coventry City. He also had short spells overseas with Spanish club Real Sociedad and Greek side AEL.

India's fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar believes the Indian seamers will also relish bowling in these conditions. "We are happy that our closest neighbours, who share more or less the same journey of independence are joining us in this celebration, which we believe will be a milestone and an augur of the great things to come in the annals of cricket". We can't control the conditions. So we work hard on the things we can control and I may sound like a broken record here but the only way to get better is to practice a lot and that's what this team does. "It's very very challenging batting conditions but you have to get out there and do your job", said Pothas.

No further play was possible, so only 32.5 overs have been bowled in the opening two days of the three-match series. The right-hand bowler then continued his economical bowling on the second day as well.

"He's a very very intelligent bowler". He is very astute and knows when he is prepared. "But you have to continue improving in global cricket as others are improving as well". "In places where there is good carry and bounce, you know where to stand".

Related News:



Most liked

Rainy, windy start to weekend; sunny, cold ending
Winds will relax through the day but highs will only warm into the mid 50s this afternoon, about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. The outlook for the Thanksgiving holiday looks quiet and cool with daytime temperatures in the 50s on Thanksgiving Day .

Greece: flash floods kill at least 10 in Athens
In a statement after the meeting, Tsipras called a day of national mourning, noting that "this is a very hard time for Greece". The first victim, an elderly woman, was found in her flooded basement home in Mandra early on Wednesday.

John Krasinski's New Horror Movie, A Quiet Place, Looks Silently Terrifying
The first official two-minute trailer has one impressive jump scare and effectively conveys the tone for this 2018 thriller. Details on the plot have have been kept under wraps, so this is the first glimpse of what the movie will be about.

The Leonid Meteor Shower Will Brighten Your Weekend
The moon will not pose as an obstacle, which means the shooting stars will not have any competition with other celestial bodies. Allen advised star-gazers to bundle up, grab a thermos of hot chocolate and head outdoors away from street and building lights.

In Crackdown on MS-13, ICE Arrests Six in Montgomery County
More than 250 suspected members of the unsafe worldwide MS-13 gang were arrested in a six-month crackdown by the USA government. The group of 214 include 193 illegal aliens, including 121 arrestees who will be deported but will not face criminal charges.

Tkachuk to have hearing for actions in Flames game against Red Wings
Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Calgary Flames 8-2 on Wednesday night. But following the game, officials assessed him with two additional 10-minute misconducts, bringing him to his 37 total minutes.

House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump
The six Democrats called for impeachment on the grounds that Trump "undermined the courts and the press", according to Turley. According to the impeachment documents, they believe Trump has become a "threat to democracy".

Mobile Black Friday 2017 BOGO IPhone Deal Kicks Off Friday
This means that for up to two billing cycles, you will be laying out the money to cover the monthly payments for both phones. To take advantage of these deals, click on www.t-mobile.com/offers/deals-hub, or visit your local T-Mobile store.

Chris Cyborg Vs Holly Holm Finally Set For UFC 219
According to sources, in addition to a UFC 219 bout agreement, Justino also has agreed to a new contract with the UFC. The two mixed martial artists had been feuding on Twitter recently, seemingly laying the groundwork for this fight.

Navy admits to penis skydrawing
The Federal Aviation Authority said there was nothing they could do about the incident as it was not a safety violation. The inappropriate image was drawn by a Navy pilot, who was flying over the area.

Indian toddler's foster mother arrested in US for leaving her home alone
Wesley Mathews, Sherin's father, admitted to placing his daughter outside their at 3 a.m.as punishment for not drinking milk. . Couple's biological child remains in foster care; hearing set for November 29 to determine custody.

Outlook Now Supports iPhone X, Many Microsoft Apps Falling Behind
Apple iPhone X users were reporting on how the device's display would freeze and become non-responsive in colder temperatures. But many customers found issues with this new flagship, some are really serious than other like the Green Line issue.

Apple's HomePod is delayed until early next year
At $329, HomePod was poised to be one of the pricier smart speakers on the market, but it touts superior sound quality. Journalists at the event got a hands-on opportunity with the speaker, with release set at the time for December.

Danica Patrick Retiring From Full-Time NASCAR Racing, Adding To Star Turnover
However, she couldn't shake the idea of ending it back at one of the races that catapulted her to fame: the Indianapolis 500. Patrick admitted that coming into the 2017 season, she faced something she never had to face before - sponsorship woes.

Having a dog might just save your life, study says
Worldwide, it's the leading cause of death, accounting accounting for 45 percent - or more than 4 million - in Europe in 2016. They found *dog owners* had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes.