LIVE Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 1 at New Delhi: Hosts end 371/4; Virat Kohli unbeaten on 156.

India Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (TEST)

India 371/4 (90.0) R/R: 4.12
17:05 (IST)
Can Kohli score a double century? Will Rohit Sharma gets more runs under his belt before the South Africa tour? How will the Indian lower middle-order bat? Can Sri Lanka bounce back? A lot of questions ahead of Day 2. Join us tomorrow to find out the answers. Till then, it's goodbye! 
17:04 (IST)
Our reporter Amit Banerjee analyses the day 1 of the 3rd Test between Indian Cricket Team and Sri Lanka Cricket outside Feroz Shah Kotla.
16:42 (IST)
Aaaaand that’s a wrap on the first day of the final Test! The late wickets might have restored some confidence for the visitors, but the day still firmly belongs to the hosts, thanks to the daddy hundreds by Vijay and Kohli, who is still unbeaten and on course to yet another double ton. Kotla saw a decent turnout on Day 1, and I assume the numbers will only swell on the second day.  
16:39 (IST)
After 90 overs,India 371/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 156 , Rohit Sharma 6) So after 89 overs of domination, Sri Lanka get one over for themselves. Can Sandakan strike once more here? After a couple of balls, Sri Lanka decide to keep a slip. Rohit tries to sweep but misses. Then he fails to read the googly and Chandimal brings in a second slip. Rohit defends the fifth ball to the leg side and then lunges forward to bury the final delivery. 
16:36 (IST)
After 89 overs,India 371/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 156 , Rohit Sharma 6) De Silva continues. Rohit slams a boundary before glancing the final ball to fine leg for a single. 
16:32 (IST)
After 88 overs,India 366/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 156 , Rohit Sharma 1) Sandakan has bowled two lovely deliveries to provide Sri Lanka respite late in the day. He beautifully set up Rahane. Bowled a chinaman on the second ball and then dished out the googly, which Rahane missed and got stumped. A wicket and a single off the over as Rohit Sharma opened his account off his second ball. 
16:30 (IST)
OUT! Sandakan strikes yet again with his googly. He drew Rahane forward and the ball spun away. Dickwella collected it and whipped the bails off. Rahane's back foot is on the crease and he will have to walk back. His poor run continues. He departs for 1. 
16:28 (IST)
After 87 overs,India 365/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 156 , Ajinkya Rahane 1) Decent over from Dhananjaya de Silva. A couple and two singles off it. 
16:22 (IST)
OUT! Sandakan turns it away from Vijay and Dickwella clips the bails off. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Vijay's back foot was on the line. He will have to depart. Dickwella knew he had got his man immediately and the Lankan camp was quite confident. Vijay is frustrated and walks back for 155. 
16:17 (IST)
After 85 overs,India 357/2 ( Murali Vijay 154 , Virat Kohli (C) 151) Vijay dabs the first ball behind point for a single. 150! Back-to-back 150-plus score for Virat Kohli. Gets there with a lovely back foot punch through covers for three. 
16:11 (IST)
After 83 overs,India 351/2 ( Murali Vijay 152 , Virat Kohli (C) 147) De Silva to Vijay. One a single off the first four balls. Kohli drives the fifth ball to long on for a single. The two Indian batsmen are looking supremely comfortable in the middle. The last ball is played by Vijay to square leg. No run. Kohli approaching 150 too. Two runs from that over.
16:07 (IST)
After 82 overs,India 349/2 ( Murali Vijay 151 , Virat Kohli (C) 146) Sandakan to Kohli. Four. Half-tracker pulled with disdain to the mid-wicket fence. Sandakan then bowls another no ball. This is poor from him. Kohli takes a single and on the fourth ball Vijay takes a single past cover to get to his 150. He has hit a purple patch immediately after returning to the team. Bodes well for his chances in the South Africa series. Two more runs from that over, nine in all. 
16:03 (IST)
After 81 overs,India 340/2 ( Murali Vijay 149 , Virat Kohli (C) 140) De Silva to Kohli. One run off the first two balls. Vijay drives the fourth ball to long on for a single. Reaches 149. Kohli gets a single off the next ball. Vijay faces the last ball looking to get a single for his 150. Drives one on the off side and looks for a single. Sent back. Stays on 149. Three runs from that over.
16:00 (IST)
After 80 overs,India 337/2 ( Murali Vijay 148 , Virat Kohli (C) 138) Sandakan continues. A single and two off the first three balls. The fourth delivery is cut away past point by Kohli who uses the room that he gets. Mopped up at the fence. Two runs nevertheless. Then a no ball. A spinner overstepping is very poor cricket. Sandakan has to be more on the mark with his line, length and discipline. Nine off that over. Vijay is approaching 150. That's 80 overs up. The second new ball is available now. 
16:00 (IST)
The 250-run undefeated third wicket stand is huge. Kohli and Vijay have paced themselves superbly. They've changed gears a couple of times to keep the Lankans interested but ended up by pulling away each time. Kohli slowed down in the 80s and has gone on in the same vein. Vijay's playing a lot more freely after his individual 80-run mark. Wonder what the second new ball will bring. 

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