Ton by ton, India continue to dominate Sri Lanka

Mithali Raj the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team has said the performance in the 2017 World Cup has boosted the profile of women’s cricket in India

India opener Murali Vijay smashed his second successive century, while skipper Virat Kohli closed in on a third of the series as the duo deflated Sri Lanka with an unbroken 167-run stand on the opening day of the third and final test on Saturday.

Both Vijay (155) and Kohli (156 not out) looked in no trouble throughout with the latter scoring a boundary in the third delivery he faced signalling the intention.

But it was Vijay, who set the pace for India on the first day.

India won the toss for the first time in the series, and Kohli opted to bat first.

The 5000 runs came in 105th innings, which is the fourth fastest among the Indian batsmen after Sunil Gavaskar (95 innings), Virender Sehwag (98 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (103 innings).


Dhawan fell in the 10th over when he holed out to deep square leg and it was also Perera's 100th scalp in Test cricket while Pujara nudged one to leg gully. It was recently when the cricketer completed his 50th worldwide century in style in the first test match against Sri Lanka then in the second Test match the cricketer equals the record of Rahul Dravid by completing his 5th Test double century in the longest format of the game.

Virat Kohli notched his Test career's 20th century and with it became the first captain to score a century in each of a three-match series.

Meanwhile, there was something to cheer for Sri Lanka as Sadeera Samarawickrama, who left the field due to an on-field injury was cleared to return to play on the second day after undergoing a precautionary scan.

Kohli, 29, also became the second youngest Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (25 years and 301 days) to enter the 5,000 Test runs club.

Ajinkya Rahane, however, disappointed once again, going back to the pavilion after adding only 1 run off 5 deliveries.

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