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This Opening pair engineered a 166-run stand; Here Are Twitter Reaction

On a pitch where lateral movement got lesser and lesser as the day went on with the sun baking it down and sucking the moisture out of it, Indian opening combo of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul made merry by feasting on some friendly Sri Lankan bowling piling on a massive 166 runs for the first wicket.

Indian batsmen who were guilty of not properly assessing the conditions in the first innings and failing to adapt their game to extremely seamer-friendly conditions did not repeat the mistake twice as the opening duo marmalized the Sri Lankan bowlers to all parts of the Eden Gardens.

This also marked the roaring comeback of Indian team into the match where they were behind the eight ball right from the first ball of the game when Kl Rahul was dismissed by an outstanding delivery from Lakmal. Shikhar Dhawan”s brisk 94 and another half-century by elegant KL Rahul was enough to ensure that India now cannot lose this game unless something dramatic occurs.

Twitter was all praise for the openers as the test match slowly but surely is heading towards a draw thanks to the time lost on first two days due to excessive rains. Here are all the Twitter reactions on the gigantic opening stand:

https://twitter.com/cricketingview/status/932192866738298881

https://twitter.com/RadioCricket/status/932197186506559488