Tributes poured in for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne after the former Australian cricketers died on Friday aged 74 and 52 respectively. While Warne died of a ‘suspected heart attack’, Marsh breathed his last after a long illness. The players from India and Sri Lanka paid tribute to the legends of the game before the start of Day 2 of the pending first test in Mohali. Prior to the start of the game, players from India and Sri Lanka observed a minute of silence and were also seen wearing black armbands.
“A minute of silence was observed before the start of the game on Day 2 of the first test for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne who died yesterday. The Indian cricket team will also wear black armbands today,” BCCI wrote on Twitter.
A minute of silence was observed before the start of the game on Day 2 of the first test for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne, who passed away yesterday. The Indian cricket team will also wear black armbands today.@Paytm #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/VnUzuqwArC
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will aim to take India’s first innings total past the 400-run mark.
Jadeja, who had resumed his innings at 45, completed his half-century while Ashwin also looked comfortable.
Previously, India was 357/6 on stumps on Day 1 after choosing to bat.
Rishabh Pant had scored a counter-attack 96 before being cleared by a Suranga Lakmal delivery.
Also promoted in the ranking, Hanuma Vihari played a fine 58-run knockout and was also involved in a 90-run tie with Virat Kohli (45) for the third wicket.
For Sri Lanka, Lasith Embuldeniya was the bowlers’ pick, coming back with numbers of 2 for 62.
Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva and Suranga Lakmal also took a wicket each.
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