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1st Test: Toss smiles on Dhoni, opts to bat first

Published: Monday, November 16, 2009, 9:40 [IST]
 
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Toss smiles on Dhoni, opts to bat first

Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the first Test here at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

All eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar he is very close to complete 30000 international runs. He is just 49 runs away to reach another milestone.

After winning the toss, Dhoni said that it will be big task for the team to switch over to longer version of game. Dhoni said that team played last Test in April and it is going to be a mental Test for every batsman.

India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Scorecard

Interestingly, Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara today decided to drop mystery bowler Ajantha Mendis for the first Test of three match series.

Team:

India:V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, I Sharma, A Mishra

Sri Lanka: TM Dilshan, NT Paranavitana, KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera, AD Mathews, HAPW Jayawardene, KTGD Prasad, HMRKB Herath, M Muralitharan, UWMBCA Welegedara

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