Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli made it a ‘Super Sunday’ by hitting his 5th double century in the longest format and in the company of Rohit Sharma who scored his 3rd Test hundred, tightened India’s grip on the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka.
After the brilliant hundreds from Murali Vijay and Chetewar Pujara on day two, It was skipper Kohli and Rohit Sharma who took the charge on third day. Kohli scored brilliant 213 runs before getting out while Rohit scored 102 not out.
Here are highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test:
# At stumps Sri Lanka 21/1, trail India by 384 runs. Full Score Card here.
# Done for the day. India won all three sessions today. Kohli with his double hundred and Rohit with his first Test hundred in four years, dominated the Lankan. India declared their innings at 610 for 6 with massive 405-run first innings lead. In reply, Sri Lanka lost thier first opener in the first over of their second innings. We will be back tomorrow when Indians would look to finish things off with a day to spare.
# OUT! bowled!! I knew it was coming but not expecting this early. IShant bowled a brilliant bowl that came backinandkissedthe bells of off stump. Poor Samarawickrama has to go back in the hut.
# First bowl. Beaten. Ishant bowled it outside the off stump and almost traped Samarawickrama who went chasing.
# Samarawickrama and Karunaratne are at the crease. Samarawickrama is on strike. Ishant will open the attack.
# Welocme back to the live updates of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, day 3.
# Hundred for Rohit Sharma. His number 3rd an dfirst after four years. Rohit got the rare chance and he made most of it by scoring a brilliant hundred. And with that, India also declare innings at 610/6 and take massive 405-run lead.
# OUT! Dilruwan Perera scalps Ashwin. It was a straight ball that went through Ashwin's poor defence. India 6 down. Saha is the new man in.
# Rohit Sharma, who is not considred fit for the Tests by some is replying his critics with the bat. He nears his 3rd Test hundred.
# OUT!! Kohli falls after scoring century.
# 5th double hundred for Kohli, The Indian captin is in tremendous form through out the year. He has now become the only Indian batsman to score 13 hundreds as a captain.
# Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR! Spectacular shot by Rohit
# India score 535/4 162 overs. Rohit 64(121), Kohli 182(240)
# India score 530/4 161 overs. Rohit 62(119), Kohli 179(236)
# India score 511/4 158 overs. Rohit 52(109), Kohli 173(228)
# India 507/4 at tea, lead Sri Lanka by 302 runs
# India score 488/4 151 overs. Rohit 46(82), Kohli 164(213)
# India score 488/4 150 overs. Rohit 44(79), Kohli 162(210)
# India score 488/4 149 overs. Rohit 43(75), Kohli 162(208)
# India score 458/4 in 143 overs. Rohit 21(48) Kohli 154(199)
# India score 446/4 in 138 overs. Kohli 144(189), Rohit 19(28)
# Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR! Magnificent shot by Rohit
# India score 438/4 136 overs. Kohli 141(184), Rohit 14(21)
# Perera to Rahane, OUT! India 410/4
# India score 409/3 in 129 overs. Kohli 126(166), Rahane 2(12)
# Lunch Break - India score 404/3 in 127 overs, lead Sri Lanka by 199 runs
# Shanaka to Pujara, BOWLED! Pujara departs after scoring magnificent 143
# Dilruwan Perera to Kohli, FOUR, Brilliant shot by the skipper. India 394/2
# India score 382/2 in 122 overs. Virat Kohli 105(142), Cheteshwar Pujara 140(356)
# India score 377/2 in 120 overs. Virat Kohli 102(133), Cheteshwar Pujara 138(353)
# Kohli hits 19th century in Tests