Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
53 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 240/3

  • Virat Kohli103 (136b)
  • Ajinkya Rahane23 (18b)
  • Lahiru Kumara12-1-59-1
  • Dilruwan Perera15-0-67-1

10.13am And India have declared, setting Sri Lanka a target of 550. The highest successful chase at this venue is only 99. The highest score made in a fourth innings here - win, lose or draw - is 300. Massive task ahead of the hosts.

Abhishek Jain: "This is Kohli's first 100 in 3rd innings. "

52.6
1
Kumara to Kohli, 1 run, short, angling into leg stump, pulled to long leg
52.5
1
Kumara to Rahane, 1 run, short on off stump, Rahane plays a controlled pull down to deep square leg
52.4
1
Kumara to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, loooks to whip it with the angle into the midwicket region, only manages an inside-edge into his hip, rolls down into the vacant slip region
52.3
1
Kumara to Rahane, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed down the ground towards mid-off
52.2
1
Kumara to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length outside off, stabbed through backward point

Kohli's Test average is now back up at 50.

52.1
1
Kumara to Rahane, 1 run, short, rising ball angling into the ribcage. Jumps to get on top of the bounce, squirts it away into the backward square leg region

END OF OVER:
52 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 234/3

  • Ajinkya Rahane20 (15b)
  • Virat Kohli100 (133b)
  • Dilruwan Perera15-0-67-1
  • Nuwan Pradeep12-2-63-0
51.6
1
Perera to Rahane, 1 run, really full on off, whipped to wide long-on again
51.5
1
Perera to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli brings up his 17th Test hundred. This was flatter and shorter on middle and leg, he responds with a back-foot punch through midwicket. Declaration imminent?
51.4
1
Perera to Rahane, 1 run, really full on off, driven with the wrists to wide long-on
51.3
1
Perera to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on off, Kohli jumps back and punches it firmly between deep midwicket and wide long-on. He declines the double. He moves onto 99
51.2
0
Perera to Kohli, no run,
51.1
2
Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, dangled up on middle, Kohli bunts it to wide long-on and scampers across for two. Wide long-on and deep midwicket collide in the deep

Thirty-eight runs in the last four overs

END OF OVER:
51 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 228/3

  • Virat Kohli96 (129b)
  • Ajinkya Rahane18 (13b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep12-2-63-0
  • Dilruwan Perera14-0-61-1
50.6
1
Pradeep to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length and angled in on middle, Kohli moves across off and clips it away to deep square leg
50.6
1nb
Pradeep to Kohli, 1 no ball, Kohli walks across off, Pradeep spears an inswinging yorker, finishes outside leg, misses the glance. Front-foot no-ball
50.5
1
Pradeep to Rahane, 1 run, length and outside off, punchily driven on the up to sweeper
50.4
1
Pradeep to Kohli, 1 run, banged in short and outside off, Kohli looks to ramp it away but it's closer to his body. So he checks his shot, rides the bounce, and dabs it down to third man
50.3
2
Pradeep to Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli walks across off and picks off this incoming ball to deep midwicket
50.2
1
Pradeep to Rahane, 1 run, back of a length on off, Rahane whips it to long-on
50.1
1
Pradeep to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli rises on top of the bounce of this short ball outside off and cracks a punch through the covers

India have scored 30 runs in the last three overs

END OF OVER:
50 | 13 Runs | INDIA: 220/3

  • Virat Kohli91 (124b)
  • Ajinkya Rahane16 (11b)
  • Dilruwan Perera14-0-61-1
  • Nuwan Pradeep11-2-55-0
49.6
1
Perera to Kohli, 1 run, slides onto the leg stump, nudged to short fine leg

Priteesh: "Is herath on the field??" --- Sid Monga confirms that Herath isn't on the field

49.5
3
Perera to Rahane, 3 runs, floated up on off stump, Rahane brings out a reverse-paddle and directs it fine of third man

Humongous target

1

No. of bigger targets set by India in Tests, than the 550 runs in this match. They had set NZ 617 in Wellington in 2008-09 and that match ended as draw.

Top-four high

2009

Last time India's top-4 scored 3 or more centuries in a Test, before this match. Gambhir, Sehwag and Dravid had scored 100s against SL in Kanpur.

Mukund's best

62

Abhinav Mukund's previous highest score in Tests. His fifty in this innings is only his second in 14 Test innings/

Huge lead, no follow-on

1

No. of bigger first inns leads for Ind after which they did not enforce follow-on. Dravid had chosen to bat again after 319-run lead at Oval 2007 and that was drawn.

Big gain

309

India's first innings lead in this match, their highest ever in a Test in Sri Lanka. Their previous highest was lead of 192 runs in Galle in 2015.

Dilruwan loves Galle

3

No. of 50+ scores for Dilruwan Perera in his last 4 Test innings in Galle, including this inns. 3 of his 5 Test fifties have come in Galle.

Mathews continuing it

339

Runs scored by Mathews when India toured Sri Lanka last time, in 2015. He was the highest run-getter of the series and also the only one to make 2 100s.

Another 600

5

No. of 600-plus totals by India in last one year, including this. All other teams combined have scored only one such total; Australia v Pak at MCG.

Nuwan's first

0

No. of five-wicket hauls for Nuwan Pradeep in his Test career, before this game. He gets his maiden five-for in his 25th Test. He had six four-fors.

Herath's rare failure

2

No. of times Herath has conceded over 100 runs before taking a wicket in a home Test, including this match. The earlier one was also in Galle, v Pak in 2000.

Makes'em big

6

No. of 150+ scores for Pujara, including this innings. He has converted 50% of his centuries into 150+ scores - 6 out of 12.

Dhawan's session

110

Previous most runs by an India batsman in the 2nd session of the day, by Polly Umrigar v WI, PoS 1961-62. Dhawan has overcome that starting the session on 64*.

Starts strong

4

No. of 100s for Dhawan in the first or only Test of a series, including this. The only exception was his 187 on debut which was the 3rd Test of that series.

Second-wicket high

8

No. of century partnerships for the 2nd wicket for India since 2016, easily the most among all teams. NZ are next with 5 century stands for that wicket.

Dhawan v Sri Lanka

63.85

Dhawan's ave in International matches against SL, before today - his best against any opposition (2+ inns). He scored 125 in recent Champions Trophy match.