Rahul Dravid unbeaten 177 runs in Ahemdabad Test match against Sri Lanka on day 1 put India on top after reduced to 32/4 at one stage. Rahul Dravid during his knock of 177 runs also became the fifth Cricketer to get pass 11000 runs in Test cricket and only second Indian after Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar to achieve the landmark.
After electing to bat first Indians were tottering at 32/4 in the 8th over but first a century partnership of 125 runs for the fifth wicket with Yuvraj Singh (68 runs) and then a massive 224 runs stand for the sixth wicket with Indian captain M.S.Dhoni (110 runs) put India in total control of the first test match.
At stumps on day one Rahul Dravid was playing unbeaten on 177 runs with Harbhajan Singh batting on 2 runs. The Indians, despite the early jolts, scored at a brisk pace right through the day but fell just one run short of the record first day total made by India, 386 against South Africa at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2007-08.
Earlier Welegedara led the Sri Lanka assault on the much-vaunted India batting line-up and dismissed the top three batsmen in a fiery opening spell to leave the hosts struggling at 31 for three. Then Dammika Prasad produced a beauty to bowled V.V.S.Laxman for duck to reduce the fame Indian batting lineup to 32/4.