Virat Kohli slams double ton against Sri Lanka at Kotla

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Virat Kohli plays a shot against Sri Lanka during the first day of the third cricket test match at Feroz Shah Kotla, in New Delhi on December 2, 2017. PTI Photo

New Delhi: In form Virat Kohli slams a double ton at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on December 3, 2017. PTI Photo

Indian captain Virat Kohli knocked his record sixth double hundred in Test cricket on day two of the test match against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

Riding on Kohli’s extra-ordinary form, India scored 500 for 5 by lunch time. At lunch, the captain remained not out at 225.

Post lunch, Kohli was dismissed (leg before wicket) by Lankan bowler Sandakan. He made a whopping 243 in just 287 balls.

Indians finally declared their innings at 536/7 when Lankans complained about poor air quality and attempted to halt the play.

Kohli became the first captain to score six Test double tons eclipsing the previous best by West Indian legend Brian Lara, who had five to his credit.

Kohli also equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag as Indian batsmen with hitting maximum number of double hundreds.

When the Lankans came out to bat, India managed quick wickets. At the end of the day’s play India picked up three wickets, one each by Shami, Jajeja and Ishant Sharma.

Sri Lanka ended the day with 131/3.

(With inputs from PTI)