On the Day 1 of the final Test at Ahmedabad, Sri Lanka inflicted heavy losses on India in the beginning. But shepherded by the elegant V V S Laxman, the home side scored a respectable score of 247 for six. Laxman stood like a rock in his 319-minute stay at the wicket. Facing 194 balls, Laxman struck nine fours, in a score of an unbeaten 71. It was LaxmanÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s 24th half century in his 69th Test and 109th innings.