People will not talk about the 243 runs Virat Kohli scored, but will talk about the 57 runs that he missed at the Feroze Shah Kotla on 3rd December, 2017 during the 3rd test match between India & Sri Lanka. That is the standard, Indian cricket lovers hold Kohli up to, as he hit his 6th double century in the span of 18 months, the most by any captain in the history of the game.
Ajinkya Rahane continues to disappoint, while Rohit Shamra sailed to a breezy 65 runs before the Lankans could force a declaration out of India. Sri Lanka had asked the matched to be paused for 17 minutes, four and five minutes due to smog.
India declared at 536 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
Sri Lanka’s Karunaratne was out on the first ball off of Mohammed Shami. But, the visitors steadied to close at 131 for the loss of 3 wickets at stumps on day 2, courtesy a solid 57* from Angelo Mathews.
The 3rd day will be crucial as it will be a decider to whether or not, India can manage a whitewash at home.