Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma added 90 runs together    AFP
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma added 90 runs together AFP

Return of the masks – Sri Lanka team were out with masks yet again as India began their second innings. Dilruwan Perera, Angelo Mathews and Lakshan Sandakan were seen wearing protective gear from the get-go. Suranga Lakmal once again was seen vomiting and went off the field to treat his nausea.

Ajinkya Rahane flops, yet again! – In a bid to get Rahane back in form, India sent him out at No.3. He poked, fended and drove during his 37-ball stay, only to look uneasy and frigidity. He managed just 10 runs, to finish the series with 17 runs in 3 Tests.

Cheteshwar The Punisher Pujara – The sun seemed to have risen from the west as Pujara played a T20-esque knock. With runs on his mind, the classically-build batsmen smashed Sri Lankan s to all parts of Kotla. In the partnership of 77 runs with Shikhar Dhawan, he scored 49 that included 5 fours.

Shikhar Dhawan s snail-paced innings – One saw an uncharacteristic innings from Dhawan. He sneered his way to a fifty which took 83 balls. Dhawan did manage to turn up the heat after the after the milestone, hitting a six and two fours before falling for 67.

Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma s onslaught – In desire of the coveted lead of 400, Kohli and Rohit came out firing. Both drove, cut, pulled and swept themselves to boundaries regularly. Kolhi achieved his fifty in 50, while Rohit took 49 balls.

The pair added 90 runs in just 83 deliveries that helped India set a target of 410 runs for Sri Lanka.

Ravindra Jaadu Jadeja – A long day for Sri Lanka ended on a sorrow note at Kotla. Jadeja under fading light claimed wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and Suranga Lakmal to kill Sri Lanka s hope of a draw.

With the pitch acting two-paced, Jadeja s left-arm orthodox bowling will be nothing less than a battlefield on final day for Sri Lanka.