After deciding to bat, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 215 on an excellent batting surface. Siraj was hit by Avishka Fernando three times in a row for fours, but the host gained the early breakthrough thanks to Siraj.
Debutant Nuwanidu Fernando needed 11 balls to get going, but he and Kusal Mendis scored quickly, partnered for a half-century, and were unfazed by pace.
With the ball, spinner Kuldeep Yadav and seamer Mohammed Siraj have caused damage, sharing 6 wickets, 3-3 each—to put India in control.
Lahiru Kumara is taken out by Siraj, and the Indian bowlers put on an outstanding all-around performance to limit the Lankan to a subpar total at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. After a brief intermission, India will begin its quest for a series victory! To take the lead and win the series, India will try to win the game.