Photo: Virat Kohli relaxes by the beach after scoring century vs Sri Lanka in 1st Test at Galle

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Virat Kohli on Thursday began his era as the full time Indian Test captain with his 11th century in the format. Kohli was involved in a strong 227-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan — who scored his 4th Test ton — as India piled up misery on the Sri Lankans in their backyard in Galle. At the end of the second day, India were in a dominant position versus Sri Lanka. The hosts were tottering at 5 for 2 after 4 overs, trailing by 187 runs at stumps. India, who had earlier spoken of their change in approach in Test cricket, lived up to their promise as they continued to dominate Sri Lanka for most of the second as well as the first day.  Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 3

Kohli, who was involved in an extremely crucial partnership for India at Galle with Dhawan, went on to break a few records as well. The stand of 227 runs between the right-hander Kohli and the left-hander Dhawan is now the third best partnership for any wicket. The best partnership for India against Sri Lanka was of 256 runs between Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina at Colombo for the fifth wicket.

Kohli’s century was crucial on many accounts. He had not been up to the mark this year. Kohli had scored a century against Pakistan in the opening match for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in February, and since then he had slumped. Now, with some runs under his belt, Kohli should be able to make most of the opportunity.