Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced smashed his 17th Test hundred to score an unbeaten 103 as India concluded their second innings of first Test match at 240/3 (d) to set hosts Sri Lanka a target of 550 runs at Galle. After a failure in first innings, Kohli gained his form back to notch up the ton. The right-handed batsman looked pretty solid with his stroke-making right from the beginning.
Earlier, India were 189/3 at stumps after Abhinav Mukund was the man to be dismissed on the final delivery of the day. He scored 81 in the process. The Virat Kohli-led side took a healthy lead of 309 runs in the first innings bundling out the home side for 291 in reply to their 600. Here we take a look at how pundits and others are saying about Virat’s sensational knock.
Welcome century for @imVkohli. Was unhurried and calm. Augurs well for the rest of the series.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 29 July 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 29 July 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) 29 July 2017
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) 29 July 2017
Tests – 50.03
ODIs – 54.68
T20Is – 52.96
– Only player with 50+ average in all 3 International formats.
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) 29 July 2017