Day 2, 1st Test: IND and SL players pay tribute to Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. Before the game, India and Sri Lanka players observed a minute of silence. Also were seen wearing black armbands in honor of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne, who died on Friday at the ages of 74 and 52, received a flood of tributes. Marsh died after a long battle with illness, whereas Warne died of a ‘suspected heart attack.’ Players from IND and SL paid tribute to the game’s legends before the start of Day 2 of the ongoing first Test in Mohali. Players observe a minute of silence before the start of play and were seen wearing black armbands.
Ahead of Day 2 1st Test in Mohali: IND and SL players pay tribute to Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
“A minute’s silence was observe before the start of play on Day 2 of the first Test for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne who passed away yesterday. The Indian Cricket Team will also be wearing black armbands today,” BCCI wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will try to push India’s first innings total past 400 runs.
Jadeja, who had resumed his innings on 45, has now completed his half-century, while Ashwin has also looked at ease.
Earlier, after electing to bat, India was 357/6 at stumps on Day 1.
Rishabh had scored 96 on the counter-attack before being clean up by a Suranga Lakmal delivery.
Hanuma Vihari, who was promote up the order, also played a fine 58-run knock and shared a 90-run stand for the third wicket with Virat Kohli (45).
Lasith Embuldeniya was the standout bowler for Sri Lanka, finishing with figures of 2 for 62.
Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Suranga Lakmal each took one wicket.