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Suranga Lakmal rues a missed opportunity

Sri Lanka tour of India 2017-18

How Lakmal became Sri Lanka's Mr Dependable

Suranga Lakmal's Test future was feared last year, but he came back with a few changes in his action and fitness to become Sri Lanka's bankable frontline seamer

Rangana Herath guides one onto the leg side

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 4th day

A crucial innings, the Rangana Herath way

Rangana Herath mixed some cracking shots square of the wicket with a good sprinkling of plays and misses in a unique innings that was frustrating for India and very, very handy for Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli opts for a review

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

India's bowlers lose out on day of fine margins

There was not too much wrong with what India's bowlers did, but Sri Lanka finished with the clear edge as the sun came out and holes emerged in the field - repeatedly - on day three

Cheteshwar Pujara's technique was impeccable again

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Pujara's narrow 'V' brings him success

India's No. 3 painstakingly got the better of Sri Lanka in very testing conditions by carefully choosing which balls to hit and playing straight

Instant regret for Shikhar Dhawan. Pure joy for Suranga Lakmal

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

A case for India to pick their openers based on conditions?

Shikhar Dhawan's aggressive style works very well for a team looking for to force a result in good batting conditions, but surely they have two more solid options than him on seaming tracks

Suranga Lakmal celebrates after dismissing KL Rahul

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Breaks in play stopped batsmen from finding rhythm - Bangar

In the other camp, Sri Lanka bowling coach Ratnayake praised Lakmal, saying his spell was among the best he has seen "in a long time", but was also wary that batting would be equally difficult for his team on this surface