Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

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.

Salary structure-related discussions between the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and Virat Kohli, M.S. Dhoni and Ravi Shastri in New Delhi on Thursday have not gone down well with the majority of the BCCI members.

Kohli remained not out after a majestic 156, which contained 16 fours and followed his 104 not out in the first test in Kolkata and 213 in Nagpur. They scored 224 runs between them till the end of the 72nd over. Playing in his 63rd Test, the 29-year-old also became the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the milestone, when he reached 25 during India's first innings. The Indian squad is leading the series with 1-0. The local player made his intentions clear by hitting three fours before lunch.

Paceman Lahiru Gamage stationed Sadeera Samarawickrama at leg slip and bowled the flawless delivery which Pujara tickled to the fielder to depart for 23.

At stumps Vijy was batting with 132 and Kohli 118.

The right-hand opener celebrated his 11th Test ton with a little jig as the raucous home crowd applauded.

Sandakan was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lankan team as he bagged two wickets Lahiru Gamage and Dilruwan Perera picked one wicket each.

Team manager Asanka Gurusinha said opener Samarawickrama, who was hit on the helmet by a Vijay sweep, was fine but would be assessed on Sunday before being allowed to play.

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