India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd Test Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Sri Lanka (Test)

Sri Lanka 205/10 (79.1)R/R: 2.58
India 610/6 (176.1)R/R: 3.46
Sri Lanka 21/1 (9.0)R/R: 2.33
16:44 (IST)
Innings Over: Jadeja bowls a maiden in the last over of the day as Sri Lanka head into the dressing room at 21/1. India lead by 384 runs at stumps on day 3. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were the star of the day for hosts. Kohli slammed his fifth double ton while Rohit hit his third Test ton. While as for Ishant, he provided India with a breakthrough in the second innings as he castled Sadeera on the second ball.
16:38 (IST)
Ashwin gives away just one run from his over and that too was a leg bye. As for the batsmen, Karunaratne and Thirimanne want to head back into the hut without losing their wickets. Only one over left to be bowled and Jadeja holds the ball in his hands.
16:34 (IST)
Karunaratne and Thirimanne are defying the Indian bowlers in this last session as they are negating the effect of the Ishant and Shami. Ishant bowls his first maiden over of the innings as two overs are left to be bowled in the day.
16:30 (IST)
Ishant too bowls a a good third over, when he gives just one run. Great over from the pacer as he troubled the southpaw Karunaratne on his off-stump. Ashwin then comes onto to bowls his third over of the day and it is also a maiden over. Indian bowlers tightening the screws here.
16:27 (IST)
R Ashwin comes back strongly in his second over and bowls his first maiden over of the innings. This combination seems to be working well for the hosts - pace on one end and spin on the other.
16:22 (IST)
Ishant Sharma is once again hit for a boundary in his second over of the day. Karunaratne closes the face of the bat as he looks to hit the ball straight and the ball races towards the long-on fence. Second boundary of the innings for the southpaw.
16:16 (IST)
R Ashwin comes onto bowls the second over of the innings he gives away five runs from it. Ashwin bowled one half-volley and Karunaratne dispatched it for a boundary towards extra covers. India won't mind giving away runs, till the time they are creating enough pressure on the batsmen.
16:10 (IST)
Four and Four: Ishant is breathing fire at the moment as he is making the ball move both ways. However, both times the ball took an edge of the bat and goes for boundaries behind the keeper. Kohli wont mind the runs as they have plenty on board.
16:09 (IST)
OUT: What a delivery from Ishant Sharma as he castles Sadeera on the second ball of the innings. Sadeera thought the ball was going away from the stumps and didnt offer a shot. The ball crashed into the top of off stump as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket without a run on the board.
16:07 (IST)
The players are back out on the pitch and Ishant Sharma will bowl the first over of the innings. Sadeera will face the first ball while Karunaratne is at the non-striker's end. India are on the look-out for some early wicket.
15:59 (IST)
It is now time for Sri Lanka to bat for at least 10 overs in the day. The hosts will look to pick up few wickets today itself, while as for the visitors, they would want to bat throughout these few overs wicket losing a wicket.
15:58 (IST)
Innings Over: And with that Virat Kohli signals his boys to return to the hut as India declare after taking an healthy lead of 405. (India: 610/6). Virat Kohli slammed a double century, Vijay, Pujara and Rohit all slammed respective centuries as India are in full control of the match. 
15:56 (IST)
TON: Rohit Sharma slams a Test century after four years and what a moment this is for the Hitman. He has made his rare start in Test cricket count and he has made a claim for the South Africa series with this innings.
15:52 (IST)
Four: After a few dot balls, Rohit comes dancing down the track and hits the ball over Dilruwan's head for a boundary. Rohit seems to be fed up as he has been stuck in the 90s for a long time now. And everybody is waiting for his to cross the 100-run barrier soo.
15:47 (IST)
After this Shanaka over, 13 overs will be left to be played in the day. India would want to have their bowlers have a go for at least 5 6 overs at the Sri Lankan batsmen. The delay in declaration is only because Rohit is playing in his 90s.
15:45 (IST)
OUT: This wasn't in the plan! Dilruwan Perera gets his third wicket of the day as he castles Ashwin for 5. India lose their sixth wicket of the day. Virat Kohli looks on from the dressing room waiting for Rohit to complete his ton.
15:43 (IST)
Rohit Sharma has entered into his 90s and India's lead is has also crossed the 390-run mark. The team management are probably waiting for Rohit to slam ton and then they should declare. 
15:37 (IST)
The Indian team are warming up in the dressing room and declaration seem imminent. Kohli, Jadeja, Rahul are looking anxiously towards Rohit while Vijay is practicing catches in there.
15:33 (IST)
Rohit Sharma has now entered into his 80s and with 16 overs left in the day, the idea will be that Rohit completes his century as soon as possible and then India put Sri Lanka to bat for few overs in the day.
15:26 (IST)
OUT: Virat Kohli's marathon innings finally comes to an end as he is dismissed for 213 by Dilruwan Perera. Kohli came dancing down the ground to hit the ball over long-on but was caught out in the deep. India lose their fifth wicket. 
15:20 (IST)
Most Test double tons as skipper:
BC Lara (WI)       5
V Kohli (India)    5
GC Smith (SA)    4
DG Bradman (AUS) 4
MJ Clarke (AUS)  4
15:18 (IST)
200: Virat Kohli reaches his 5th Test double century as he raises his bat to celebrate and acknowledge the crowd. Kohli joins Lara with the most no. of double tons (5) as a Test captain. He also has more double tons as an Indian captain than all the others combined.
15:10 (IST)
SIX: VIrat Kohli enters 190s with a stunning six over long-on off the bowling off Dilruwan Perera. Skipper Kohli has looked unstoppable throughout the course of his innings and he is just touching distance from his fifth double ton in Test cricket.
15:06 (IST)
550: India cross the 550 run-mark in their innings and Kohli is inching towards his double ton. While as for Rohit, he is also coming closer to his ton after a very long time in Test cricket.
15:02 (IST)
In the last 10 overs, India's run rate has been over 4 and Sri Lankan bowlers seem to be out of ideas at the moment. India continue to pile on the misery over Lanka. As it stands, they lead by 343 runs.
14:56 (IST)
Four: Rohit has changed gears and he is looking to hit boundary off every ball. Short delivery from Lakmal and Rohit gets into position early and he pulls the ball for a boundary towards fine leg.
14:53 (IST)
Dilruwan Perera concedes 5 runs from his over. The two Indian batsmen are scoring runs at a good pace now and it seems that they want Sri Lanka to bat for a while today. We could have a declaration after Kohli gets to his double ton or we might have to wait till Rohit reaches his hundred.
14:47 (IST)
Four: Dilruwan Perera bowls a good over in which he gives away just 2 runs but then it is ruined by Shanaka in the next. The right arm pacer once again gives 8 runs from his over. This time, Rohit hits a four towards mid-wicket off his bowling to increase India's lead.
14:41 (IST)
Runs are coming thick and fast as the two Indian batsmen are adding runs to the score at a good pace. Shanaka concedes 9 runs from his last over which he bowled. Kohli also hit a boundary in the over on a short delivery and the Indian skipper smashed the ball towards long-on.
14:36 (IST)
Partnership: Kohli and Rohit have now put together a partnership of 101 runs off 169 deliveries. This is the third 100-run stand of the match of India. Vijay & Pujara: 209, Pujara & Kohli: 183, Kohli & Rohit: 101*. Great batting performance from the hosts.
Day 2 Review: Star batsmen Murali Vijay (128) and Cheteshwar Pujara (121*) slammed respective centuries, while skipper Virat Kohli (54*) also hit an unbeaten half-century as India took a healthy lead of 107 runs in the first innings at stumps on day 2 of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Saturday.
Starting at overnight score of 11/1, Vijay made his intentions clear as he hit a boundary on the first ball of the day itself, off the bowling of Suranga Lakmal. Following that, Vijay and Pujara took a cautious approach and started to build the Indian innings.
The duo opted to wear out the Lankan bowlers in the first session and hit the occasional boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking. Vijay was given his first lifeline in the innings when Sadeera Samarawickrama dropped a tough catch at forward short leg — off the bowling of Rangana Herath — while he was batting on 19. Even after dropping the catch, Sadeera had another chance to dismiss Vijay as the right-hander was out of his crease and the fielder took a shy at the stumps but missed by a long way.

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