India 312 for 9 dec (Rahul 54, Kohli 53, Dhawan 41, Fernando 2-37, Kaushal 2-81, Sanjaya 1-64) drew with Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 187 (Gunathilaka 74, Thirimanne 59, Kuldeep 4-14)
India’s batsmen enjoyed a smooth tune-up on the second day of the practice game against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, hitting 177 for the loss of only two further wickets. Virat Kohli was the only batsman to register a half-century, but Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha all made it past thirty, a short time after which they were all retired out. Kohli’s overnight partner Ajinkya Rahane, too, made 40 before he and Kohli were retired out simultaneously.
The President’s XI, however, appeared to have limited the amount of spin the India batsmen faced. Tharindu Kaushal bowled 14 overs and claimed the wickets of Ravindra Jadeja and…