The Hush Post: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday notched up his 5th double century as India continued to dominate the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Kohli, who upped India’s scoring rate in the final session on Day 1, looked positive from the very first ball he played as he deflated the Sri Lanka bowling attack. Kohli was eventually dismissed for 213 after he attempted going over the long on boundary. His splendid knocks included 17 fours and 2 sixes. Kohli now has the same number of Test tons as Clive Lloyd, Mark Taylor, Gordon Greenidge, Len Hutton and Michael Hussey. He is the first captain to score 10 tons (across formats) in a calendar year. The 29-year-old also has the most centuries by an Indian skipper (12), moving ahead of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
Ishant Sharma dismissed Sadera Samarawickrama early as Sri Lanka were 21/1 at stumps on Day 3. Earlier, Virat Kohli’s double century and Cheteshwar Pujara’s century put the Indian cricket team in control of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma also scored a well-deserved fifty. Sri Lanka has never won a Test match in India, their hope fading away this time too.