India and Sri Lanka are well into the second Test match of the current series. The hosts, helped along by Virat Kohli, have left the Sri Lankan visitors far behind. While it is possible for Sri Lanka to catch up, India’s score will be a hard act to follow. At this time, Sri Lanka is trailing by 353 runs. India has declared at 610.
Kohli’s Fifth Double Test Century
The third day of the second Test in Nagpur has been an exciting one for the Indian national cricket team.
Virat Kohli, the skipper of team India, has made a double century. This is his fifth Test double century to date. Kohli added 213 runs to the team’s total.
Murali Vijay made 128 runs and Cheteshwar Pujara made 143.
Rohit Sharma scored a century, which is notable as his third successive Test century. Once Rohit reached his century, the hosts declared their innings.
Once the Indian team reached 610 for 6, the hosts declared the game. The game is in its second innings, and Sri Lanka has a score of 205 and 21 for 1 in the second innings. It is highly unlikely that the guests could make the 353 runs needed to catch up to the Indian team.
Sri Lanka Disappointed with Performance
Sri Lanka’s bowling coach, Rumesh Ratnayake, noted: “What we have for the tour is what we have. We have to manage with that.”
While Ratnyake felt that Sri Lanka’s bowling in the second Test has left a lot to be desired, he has complimented the bowlers on their performance in the first Test of this series.
He said: “We came quite close in the first Test. People then said that it was a green track. We took 17 wickets in Kolkata. In today’s context, we have not done well. I would still like to encourage the bowlers saying that they have slowed the process a little bit.”
Ratnayake further added: “We need to take 20 wickets, that’s for sure.”