Galle, Sri Lanka- Chances for Sri Lanka to face a quick session tomorrow, as India has a perspective on the 3rd spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings when they take over Sri Lanka at Galle International Cricket Stadium in the first match of the three-test series on Wednesday.
Currently occupied the fifth spot, India will go up to the third position if they cleans out seventh-placed Sri Lanka by 3-0.
Classy innings played by India headed by skipper Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan with appealing centuries helped India to take a firm control over Sri Lanka for the first cricket Test by taking 192 run- first innings lead first innings by a decent score of 375 in 117.4 over at Galle on Thursday.
Remarkable Kohli 103 and Dhawan 134, with 227 run-stand (partnership) for third wicket on an eventual second day.
Sri Lanka trembles at 5 for 2 in their second innings followed up by 187 runs.
Wriddhiman Saha's (60), maiden text half-century also contributed to India which could help to extend their lead to 200 runs.
For Sri Lanka, Tharindu Kaushal, a profitable off-spinner was really rewarding with figures of 5/134 in 32.4 over.
Nuwan Pradeep, Pacer, contributed 3/98.
Open bowling with R. Ashwin fortifies Dimuth Karunaratne wicket at zero, where captain Kohli elects a double-spin attack, Amit Mishra googly which bruise Kaushal Silva while defend and leave islanders deaden.
With three full days left, Sri Lanka defends with a task to save the game by preventing India from taking 1-0 lead in the three-series match.
However, courtesy goes to both Virat and Shikhar as they failed Lankan ballers to make incursion during first session of the day.
Kohli faced 191 balls for 103 runs that had 11 boundaries, Dhawan with lots of patience during his 273 balls for 134 runs with 13 hits to the fence.
For Kohli this was his 11th test-hundred while his teammate Dhawan himself to his fourth ton in successive Test matches.