Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Stamp India's Domination In Nagpur
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Sri Lanka were 21 for one at stumps while trailing India's massive first innings lead of 405 runs on the third day of the second Test in Nagpur on Sunday.
Sri Lanka were 21 for one at stumps while trailing India's massive first innings lead of 405 runs on the third day of the second Test in Nagpur on Sunday. The visitors are still behind India by 384 runs with Dimuth Karunaratne, on 11, and Lahiru Thirimanne, on nine, batting at close of play. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma bowled opener Sadeera Samarawickrama for nought on the second ball of the innings after the hosts declared their first essay on 610-6. (Scorecard)
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16:40 IST: That's STUMPS in Nagpur.
Sri Lanka 21/1 at stumps on Day 3, trail by 384 runs
Lahiru Thirimanne 9*
Dimuth Karunaratne 11*
Ishant Sharma 1/15
16:37 IST: Last over of the day's play coming up. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the last over.
16:28 IST: 4 overs to go in day's play. Can India take another Sri Lankan wicket?
16:18 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne sends Ishant towards deep mid wicket region for a boundary. Sri Lanka 19/1, trail by 386 runs.
16:13 IST: FOUR! Karunaratne sends Ashwin towards deep extra cover region for a boundary.
16:11 IST: A loud lbw appeal from Ashwin. Umpire says NOT OUT. Kohli discusses with Ashwin and decided not to take a review.
16:09 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sri Lanka. They are 8/1, trail by 397 runs.
16:05 IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes, removes Samarawickrama for a duck. What a delivery. The lanky pacer castles and gets the first success. Sri Lanka 0/1 in 0.2 over.
15:58 IST: Around 9 overs left in day's play. Can India bowlers take a couple of wickets?
15:55 IST: India have declared their innings. India 610/6 decl, lead by 405 runs.
15:54 IST: CENTURY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 3rd Test century. He scored a ton after 4 years.
15:52 IST: Rohit takes a single and moves to 99 runs.
15:51 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma moves to 96 with a boundary towards long on.
15:48 IST: 600 comes up for India. The lead is now 395 runs.
15:44 IST: Wriddhiman Saha is the new man at the crease.
15:35 IST: Here's how cricketers lauded The 'Incredible' Virat Kohli
Congratulations Virat Kohli on your 5th Test double hundred. Been a joy to watch this effortless knock. Vijay, Pujara were brilliant and Rohit looking good as well. #IndvSL— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 26, 2017
And the man does it again, makes batting look ridiculously easy. 50th double century for India in Test cricket and the man has his 5th in quick time. Salute Virat Kohli— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 26, 2017
Bowling ??????, Kohli ?? ???? Virat ??? ????....Number 5. All against different teams. Run Machine. #IndvSL— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 26, 2017
15:24 IST: WICKET! Dilruwan Perera ends Virat Kohli's stay at 213. Kohli's brilliant innings comes to an end. Kohli dances down the track, hits the ball towards long on but miscues it completely. Easy catch for Thirimanne at the boundary. India 583/5, lead by 378 runs
15:19 IST: Most Test double hundreds as captain.
Brian Lara / Virat Kohli - 5
Don Bradman / Steve Smith / Michael Clarke - 4
15:17 IST: Kohli sends Gamage towards long-off for a boundary. India 572/4, lead by 367 runs.
15:14 IST: DOUBLE CENTURY! VIRAT KOHLI BRINGS UP HIS 5TH DOUBLE TON. Jamtha stands and applauds captain Kohli. What an innings from the Indian skipper. One word- Incredible.
15:13 IST: Kohli takes a single and asks for another one. Rohit shouts NO. He moves to 199.
15:10 IST: Kohli takes a single and moves to 197. Crowd has started cheering.
15:09 IST: Rohit takes a single and gives strike to Kohli. He is on 196.
15:06 IST: SIX! What a shot from the Indian skipper. He gets a stride, picks the ball and sends it over wide long-on. He moves to 195 runs with this hit.
15:06 IST: 550 comes up for India. The lead is now 345 runs. Kohli 188*, Rohit 74*.
15:03 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Lakmal. Umpire says NO. Inside edge and pad. Kohli is safe. Sri Lanka are without a review.
15:02 IST: Kohli sends Lakmal towards square of the wicket for a single. He moves to 186.
15:00 IST: There is some issue with the ball. Umpires are having a look on it. They have asked for a new ball.
14:57 IST: Virat Kohli's previous 4 double centuries:
204 vs Bangladesh in 2017 in Hyderabad
235 vs England in 2016 in Mumbai
211 vs New Zealand in 2016 in Indore
200 vs West Indies in 2016 in North Sound
14:55 IST: Virat Kohli is a bit closer to his fifth double ton.
14:53 IST: Kohli moves to 183 with a single off Lakmal.
14:46 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma sends Dasun Shanaka towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 530/4, lead by 325 runs.
14:44 IST: Full toss from Shanaka. Rohit smashes the Sri Lankan towards mid on for a couple.
14:39 IST: Kohli drifts down towards leg. Once again, excellent running between the wickets by Kohli and Rohit.
14:38 IST: FOUR! Kohli sends the ball over mid wicket region for a boundary.
14:33 IST: Rohit Sharma last scored a Test century in 2013 against West Indies. He scored an unbeaten 111 against West Indies in Mumbai. Will he score his third century today?
14:32 IST: Virat Kohli is on his way to his fifth double century in Tests.
14:30 IST: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are making their way to the middle. That means India will be piling more lead on the islanders.
14:25 IST: There is no confirmation whether captain Kohli will declare or continue piling lead on Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Stay tuned for more updates.
14:17 IST: That's TEA in Nagpur.
India 507/4 in 157 overs, lead by 302 runs
Virat Kohli 170*, Rohit Sharma 51*
Lahiru Gamage 1/79)
14:00 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 8th half-century. India 504/4, lead by 299 runs.
13:57 IST: First maiden over for Dilruwan Perera in the innings.
13:41 IST: Virat Kohli uses the pace and cuts the ball towards third man. 2 runs for the Indian captain.
13:39 IST: Rohit Sharma sends Rangana Herath towards third man region. He will get a couple.
13:30 IST: FOUR! Rohit comes forward and lofts the ball towards deep mid wicket region for a boundary. Brilliant batting from him.
13:27 IST: Rohit plays this towards backward square leg. He runs first run hard and calls for a second. Excellent running between the wickets from Rohit and Kohli.
13:23 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma smashes the ball towards mid wicket region. One bounce and a boundary. Fourth boundary for him.
13:15 IST: Drinks are on the field. India 456/4, lead by 251 runs.
13:03 IST: 150 up for Virat Kohli. India 453/4, lead by 248 runs. The Indian skipper brings up his 150 with a beautiful six towards long-on off Dilruwan Perera.
12:58 IST: Superb bouncer from Lakmal. Rohit ducks and lets it go.
12:48 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma dances down the track and smashes Dilruwan Perera for a huge one. What a shot from the right-hander. India 438/4, lead by 233 runs.
12:42 IST: FOUR! Kohli lofts this over long-off region. One bounce and a boundary. Excellent placement from the Indian skipper.
12:25 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma comes to the crease and hits boundary of the first ball. He gets a stride and sends Perera towards deep extra cover region for a boundary. India 414/4, lead by 209 runs.
12:23 IST: WICKET! Dilruwan Perera dismisses Ajinkya Rahane for 2 runs. Another dismal show from Rahane. He departed for 4 and a duck in Kolkata Test. India 410/4, lead by 205 runs.
12:15 IST: Hello and welcome back! The second session gets underway.
11:33 IST: That's LUNCH in Nagpur. India 404/3 in 127 overs.
Virat Kohli 123*
Ajinkya Rahane 0*
Cheteshwar Pujara 143*
Dasun Shanaka 1/62
11:31 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli sends Shanaka towards long-on for a boundary. India 404/3, lead by 199 runs.
11:27 IST: 400 comes up for India. They lead by 195 runs. Virat Kohli 119*, Ajinkya Rahane 0*.
11:23 IST: WICKET! Dasun Shanaka ends Cheteshwar Pujara's stay at 143. Big wicket for Sri Lanka. First breakthrough of the morning. The 183-run partnership comes to an end. India 399/3, lead by 194 runs.
11:14 IST: Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record:
Fewest inns to 19th Test 100— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 26, 2017
53 Don Bradman
85 Sunil Gavaskar
94 Matt Hayden
97 Steve Smith
104 Virat Kohli
105 Sachin Tendulkar#IndvSL
11:11 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli smashes Shanaka towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 387/2, lead by 182 runs.
11:05 IST: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Most centuries by captains in a calendar year in international cricket:
10 - VIRAT KOHLI, 2017*
9 - Ricky Ponting, 2005
9 - Graeme Smith, 2005
9 - Ricky Ponting, 2006
11:03 IST: With 19 centuries to his name, Kohli has equalled West Indies' Gordon Greenidge, West Indies' Clive Llyod, England's Leaonard Hutton and Australi's Mike Hussey.
11:00 IST: This is also Kohli's 10th international hundred in this calendar year - most by any captain. He went past former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. The Australia had 9 hundreds in an year.
Virat Kohli now 12th Test 100 (49 inns) most by an Indian captain.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 26, 2017
Sunil Gavaskar 11 100s in 74 inns#IndvSL
10:56 IST: CENTURY! Virat Kohli scores his 19th Test century. Incredible innings by the Indian captain. Kohli removes his helmet, raises both hands and acknowledges the fans. What a moment for him.
10:48 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli sends Suranga Lakmal towards fine leg for a boundary. The Indian skipper moves to 98 now.
10:38 IST: Fewest innings to 3000 Test runs in India:
53 - CHETESHWAR PUJARA*
55 - Sachin Tendulkar
56 - Mohammed Azharuddin
59 - Virender Sehwag
10:29 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Kohli. The Indian skipper tries to leave the ball but the red cherry hits the bat's handle and races towards fine leg boundary.
10:27 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli gets a stride and sends the ball towards extra cover region for a boundary. What a lovely shot from the Indian skipper. India 351/2, lead by 146 runs.
10:23 IST: 3000 Test runs for Pujara in India. He is the fastest batsman to achieve the feat.
10:17 IST: Loopy bouncer from Suranga Lakmal. The India captain ducks and lets it go.
10:14 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara sends Rangana Herath towards square of the wicket for a boundary. Excellent shot from the Saurashtra batsman. Pujara moves to 128 with this boundary.
10:04 IST: The partnership between Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara is now 118 runs.
10:03 IST: 3 runs off Gamage's over. India 334/2, lead by 129 runs.
09:55 IST: Will Cheteshwar Pujara Score A Double Century Today? He Has Three Double Centuries To His Name. He Scored 206* Vs England In 2012, 204 Vs Australia In 2013 And 202 Vs Australia In 2017.
09:39 IST: FOUR! What A Shot From Kohli. The Indian Skipper Finds The Gap And Sends Gamage Towards Extra Cover For A Boundary. India 317/2, Lead By 112 Runs.
09:30 IST: Virat Kohli And Cheteshwar Pujara are Making Their Way To The Middle. Lahiru Gamage Starts The Proceedings For Sri Lanka On Day 3.
09:20 IST: Here's a close look at the pitch.
09:10 IST: Hello And Welcome To The Live Coverage from Day 3 Of The Second Test Between India And Sri Lanka In Nagpur.
The Pujara-Vijay combination has been a nemesis for bowlers in the Indian sub-continent with their 10th century stand in longest version. Vijay hit 11 boundaries and a six off 221 deliveries before being dismissed while trying to sweep Rangana Herath. Pujara batted through the whole day facing 284 balls in which he hit 13 boundaries. Three more satisfying pieces of statistics is sure to bring smile in the Indian dressing room. Vijay-Pujara pair score at an average of 73 runs per partnership - highest among all Indian pairs across Test cricket and Saurashtra right-hander has completed 1000 Test runs in 2017. Pujara-Vijay were also involved in their fourth successive century stand.