Cheteshwar Pujara (left) along with Virat Kohli © Getty Images
Cheteshwar Pujara (left) along with Virat Kohli © Getty Images

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli wished Indians around the world a very Happy Independence Day! The national team though is chasing history at Galle in the first of the three Test matches that will be played against Sri Lanka. India were on top when they had taken a 192-run lead and had the hosts struggling at 95/5 but the pair Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne revived the home team with a 125-run stand. Dinesh Chandimal remained unbeaten for a score of 162 as India finally managed to bowl out the home side for 367, thereby getting a target of 176. Read: Will India register their first win on Independence Day?

 

 

India are chasing history since no team has ever chased down a score of over 100 in the fourth innings of a Test at Galle. India were 23 for one at stumps on Day Three of the Test with Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma batting for them. India lost the wicket of KL Rahul who was dismissed by Rangana Herath leg before. Kohli and the rest of the members of the team will hope to make the nation proud as they need further 153 runs to win the game. The win might be a special one since it also be on the Independence Day if rain stays away, which it has so far in the Test. India though have become a hub of cricket and saw many players expressing their love for the cricket crazy nation by wishing India a happy Independence Day.