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  • 4:52 PM IST

    STUMPS! Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been Sri Lanka’s most dependable batsmen so far. It will be important that both these players stay out for as many overs for them. India will be eager to scalp a wicket early on Day 3. Mathews and Chandimal have added 56 runs together..

  • 4:08 PM IST

    50! Angelo Mathews is finding his form at the right time for Sri Lanka. His fifty took 72 balls. He reached his fifty after hitting back-to-back sixes. Dinesh Chandimal meanwhile is looking to defend everything. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are bowling in tandem.

  • 3:52 PM IST

    Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal are putting up a brave fight in the middle. Mathews has been tested by both Shami and Ishant. He has mostly played and missed to deliveries that on another day could have taken an outside edge.

  • 3:31 PM IST

    OUT! DRS comes to the rescue for India. Ravindra Jadeja asks Virat Kohli to take the referral and it comes out in his favour. Dilruwan Perera tried to defend on the front foot but missed the ball completely. Dilruwan made 42 runs. Angelo Mathews is out in the middle.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    Sri Lanka are having a tough time against Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. So far this session has produced 40 runs in 9 overs. Indians have been guilty of dropping catches; Kohli and Dhawan the perpetrators.

  • 2:46 PM IST

    Welcome back for the final session of play. India have been aggressive against Sri Lanka so far. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma have been deadly . Shami in particular has trouble Angelo Mathews.

    Read our tea report here.
  • 2:28 PM IST

    TEA! Indians are all over Sri Lanka at the moment. They are currently 18 for 2 with Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera are in the middle. Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami took the wicket of Dhananjaya de Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne.

  • 1:40 PM IST

    OUT! Mohammed Shami picks up Dimuth Karunaratne on the first ball of Sri Lanka’s innings. Excellent ball from Shami, hardly anything for the batsmen. Dilruwan Perera is out in the middle with regular opener Samarawickrama .

    Last time India picked up a wicket off the first ball of a Test innings was in 2009 at Kanpur against same side.

  • 1:30 PM IST

    Amidst all the start and stop, Virat Kohli has declared India’s innings on 536 for 7. Sri Lankan players are going off the field with a smile and laughter on their faces. Kohli and Team India will now look to hit back at Sri Lanka.

  • 1:18 PM IST

    Ravi Shastri came out in the middle and had a small chit-chat with the umpires. Can a coach step on the field during play?

  • 1:09 PM IST

    OUT! Virat Kohli is out for 243. He was looking frustrated with the Sri Lankan’s just a few balls ago. Lakshan Sandakan yet again picks an Indian wicket with his googly. Ravindra Jadeja is out in the middle.

  • 12:51 PM IST

    After much deliberation players are getting ready to take field once again. OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin departs in the first ball after pollution break. Ashwin was seen having a animated chat with Dinesh Chandimal. Wriddhiman Saha comes out in the middle.

  • 12:37 PM IST

    Their is some delay in play as Sri Lanka’s players are protesting against bad air.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will eye quick runs with India going past 500-run mark. Sri Lankan players are seen wearing gas mask in order to keep themselves safe from all the pollution.

    It is a sad state of affairs in Delhi.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    OUT! and thats LUNCH! Rohit Sharma fell on 65. Lakshan Sandakan yet again picks a wicket nearing end of a session. Rohit’s wicket broke a 135-run stand with Kohli. Kohli, meanwhile is batting on 225. It will be interesting how India play in the post-lunch session.

    For a more comprehensive view on the first session, read our lunch report HERE.
  • 11:13 AM IST
    FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings his fifty in style with a six. His second off this innings. 100- run stand between Kohli and Rohit in 152 balls. This is their second consecutive 100+ stand.
  • 10:50 AM IST

    200! Virat Kohli has been on fire. All his double hundreds have come in the last 17 months. His sixth double hundred took 238 balls inclusive of 20 fours. Rohit on the meanwhile is nearing his fifty.

    Read more about Kohli’s sixth double-ton HERE.
  • 10:36 AM IST

    News coming in is that Sadeera Samarawickramoa has been ruled out of Day 2. He suffered an injury on Day 1 when he got hit on the helmet thanks to a pull shot by Murali Vijay.

  • 10:16 AM IST
    Virat Kohli is nearing his sixth double hundred. He will surpass Brian Lara’s tally of most double ton as captain. He will also draw level with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of six double-tons for India. He definitely will aim for a triple-hundred given the conditions at Kotla.

    Rohit Sharma too is making merry, scoring briskly.
  • 9:52 AM IST

    Sri Lanka have taken the new ball. Suranga Lakmal will get a chance to use it. He will want to make some use of the early morning haze at Delhi. He pitches it up to Kohli and gets smacked for a boundary. No swing or seam.

  • 9:46 AM IST

    Virat Kolhi and Rohit Sharma are now scoring boundaries at will. Apart from the lofty-shots one has also seen some deft touches being used against the spinners. India is nearing 400-mark. Lakshan Sandakan has been guilty of bowling poorly this morning.

  • 9:31 AM IST

    Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle. Kohli will be hopeful of getting yet another double hundred, while Rohit will want to score his second hundred in as many games. Sri Lanka have decided to start with a spinner on a green flat track at Feroz Shah Kotla.

  • 9:23 AM IST

    Kevin Pietersen calls Virat Kohli best batsmen of this generation! do you agree?

    Read more about Kohli’s career numbers so far. HERE.
  • 9:04 AM IST

    didyouknow Virat Kohli set another record last evening? read more about it here.

  • 8:58 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day two of the third and final Test. India will be looking to gain big lead and deny Sri Lanka any hopes of a comeback in the match.

    Sri Lanka will be hopeful to strike early wickets and hamper the hosts’ chances of running away with the Test.
India lead 3-Test series 1-0 © AFP
India lead 3-Test series 1-0 © AFP

Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day Two of the third and last Test between India and Sri Lanka. I am Vishal Mehra, and will provide all the live updates from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

India plundered 371 for 4 on the opening day. Shikhar Dhawan, who replaced KL Rahul in the opening slot, could not convert his start into a big score. He played an uncharacteristic sweep off Dilruwan Perera, adding 23 off 35. This was also Perera’s 100th wicket; he became the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the mark. Cheteshwar Pujara, too, could not carry longer, adding as many runs as Dhawan did. Then came Virat Kohli. He scored his 20th centuries, equalling David Warner’s tally of hundreds. He is one short of Steven Smith’s tally. A few overs later, Vijay scored his consecutive hundred. The pair added 283 runs for the third wicket. Although Vijay walked back for 155, Kohli continued the good work. He is unbeaten on 156. India, however, lost Ajinkya Rahane at the stroke of stumps. He was stumped for 1. At the crease are Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the pursuit of taking India to a colossal total.