Flourishing Kohli-Vijay stand deflates Sri Lanka

3rd Test Day 2 Sri Lanka Players Wearing Masks Complain Of Pollution Match Briefly Halted

The third session started with celebration as Kohli completed his 20th Test ton and after surviving an LBW review from Sri Lanka, he brought the 200 run partnership with Vijay.

After Virat Kohli opted to bat, the visitors were given an early glimmer of hope with the wickets of opener Shikhar Dhawan and one-drop Cheteshwar Pujara.

Indian cricket's current "Milestone Man" Virat Kohli on Saturday became the first worldwide captain to hit three successive hundreds in a three-Test series.

Chandimal changed his five bowlers around, bringing on off-spinner Dilruwan Perera as early as in the eighth over.

It was the 35-year-old Perera's 100th Test wicket and came in his 25th game, making him the quickest Sri Lankan bowler to reach the landmark, ahead of even spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who needed 27 matches to do the same.




Paceman Lahiru Gamage stationed Sadeera Samarawickrama at leg slip and bowled the ideal delivery which Pujara tickled to the fielder to depart after making 23.

Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay scored unbeaten 156 and 155 respectively as India extended their domination over Sri Lanka with another majestic batting performance to post 371 for four at stumps on day one of the third Test in Delhi.

The 5000 runs came in 105th innings, which is the fourth fastest among the Indian batsmen after Sunil Gavaskar (95 innings), Virender Sehwag (98 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (103 innings).

But it was Vijay, who set the pace for India on the first day.

At Stumps on Day 1, Kohli was standing at the crease like a pillar at the individual score of 156 off only 186 deliveries with 16 boundaries, and was accompanied by the very calm Rohit Sharma (6 off 14, 1 four). Currently, India is 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

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