Colombo: Indian opener Murali Vijay was unable to bat on Day 1 of the only tour game due to a hamstring strain but is expected to get fit for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle starting August 12, the team management said.

Murali Vijay. Pic: AP/PTI
Murali Vijay. Pic: AP/PTI 

Vijay was unable to take field as skipper Virat sent Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings after being put into bat in the three-day game here yesterday.

Indians ended the day on 314 for six in 79 overs with Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on 109, but Vijay never came out to bat.