Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 16:23
Update - SL Vs IND 2nd Test: SL 21/1 at stumps on day 3


Sri Lanka reached 21 for 1 at stumps on day 3 of their 2nd Test against India at Nagpur today (26).

India totalled 610 for 6 before declaring their 1st innings.

Sri Lanka who made 205 in their first innings now needs to score 385 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Last July, Virat Kohli had no double-centuries. He now has five.

Only Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are the Indians with more.

Kohli waltzed to 213 off only 267 balls to set up a declaration and asked Sri Lanka to survive for nine overs before stumps on day three.

But the fatigue of having spent 176.1 overs in the field showed in how Sadeera Samarawickrama flashed at a wide ball and left alone a straight one.

At times, teams have to tackle those dreaded days of trying to delay the declaration, and how they go about it can tell a lot about where they are at as a unit. Sri Lanka, unfortunately, was all over the place: bowlers were not accurate, fielders not alert, and plans absent.

There was a buffet out there, and all bar KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane tucked in.

Kohli took the record for the most centuries for an Indian captain.

Rohit Sharma ended his 13-month wait for first-class cricket and a four-year wait for a Test century in the course of a mere 160 balls.

The declaration came as soon as Rohit reached the mark, making it only the third time India have had four centurions in one Test innings.

Update:- Sunday, November 26, 2017, 6.30 pm

India declared their first innings for 610/6 in their 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Nagpur.

They now lead by 405 runs.

Kohli 213. Pujara 143. Vijay 128 and Sharma 102*.

Dilruwan 3/202.

Sri Lanka made 205 in their first innings.

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