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India take advantage on opening day

Published:Monday | November 16, 2009 | 5:44 PM

Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni put Sri Lanka\'s inexperienced attack to the sword by smashing centuries as hosts India regained the advantage on today’s opening day of the first Test in Ahmedabad.



Sri Lanka began brightly with Chanaka Welegedara claiming three wickets in his first four overs with the new ball to leave the hosts reeling at 32-4.



Dravid, however, led India\'s revival with an excellent unbeaten 177 and put on 125 for the fifth wicket with Yuvraj Singh 68 and a 225-run stand with Dhoni 110 as India reached a commanding 385-6 at stumps.



Welegedara ended with 3-75, while Dammika Prasad chipped in with 2-90.