Published: Sun, July 30, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3rd

India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3rd

Kohli remained unbeaten at 76. But an unperturbed Kohli raced away to his ton as India looted 51 runs in the 6.3 overs they played in the morning.

Kohli brought up his 17th Test century on day four in Galle, reaching three figures with a single off Dilruwan Perera and celebrating by triumphantly punching the air before removing his helmet and accepting the applause of his teammates.

This was India's biggest overseas win (in terms of runs) surpassing 279 run-victory against England at Leeds in 1986. K.L. Rahul is obviously a champion player, so we will have to eventually take a call on who plays in the next Test and I am sure the third guy will understand.

He was short of support, though, debutant Hardik Pandya cleaning up Nuwan Pradeep for his first Test victim before lunch and Jadeja bowling Lahiru Kumara soon after the interval to end the innings.

Both teams are as follows.

India too are following the same pattern and even at Galle, despite being in a winning position, Kohli made a decision to bat again.

Shami then dismissed debutant Danushka Gunathilaka for 16 and Ajantha Mendis for a duck in the space of four balls.

With Shikhar Dhawan falling early and Cheteshwar Pujara getting himself out just before the heavens opened in rain of Biblical proportions, Abhinav had to twiddle his thumbs in the dressing room for more than an hour and forty-five minutes. "About Dinesh Chandimal, there's no confirmation, but I expect him to play the next game", added the stand-in skipper. He hit eight boundaries in a second test half-century.

The hosts will definitely have to put in a much-improved performance if they are to get the better of a strong Indian line-up in this series.

He has become the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets. Kohli who had not gone past the score of 50 since the Test series against Australia earlier this year, looked fluent throughout the knock. You can understand why Kohli rates Dhawan highly!

"I really enjoyed batting over here".

Virat Kohli had a superb time in the longest format of the game from the start of the tour to the West Indies previous year as he notched up four double centuries in eight months.

It's Kohli's 10th hundred as skipper moving him to one behind Sunil Gavaskar's Indian record of 11.

"I told before the game too that this pitch will help batsmen a lot". But the Indian bowlers didn't allow the game to be stretched till the 5th day and wrapped up the inning on July 29th itself.

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