India v Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja scored his second Test hundred on Saturday to help India post a strong total on Day 2 of the ongoing series opener at Mohali.
Ravindra Jadeja’s second Test hundred drives India vs. Sri Lanka in Mohali (AP Photo)
Ravindra Jadeja continued his sensational return to the Indian team to hammer his second Test hundred and put the hosts in a dominant position on Day 2 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali.
Jadeja, who hit after Shreyas Iyer’s exit, shared a 104-run streak with Rishabh Pant (96) and then combined with Ravichandran Ashwin to forge another 100+ unbeaten streak for the seventh wicket in the Mohali Test .
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Earlier on day one, Virat Kohli hit 8,000 runs in his 100th Test and Rishabh Pant hit 96 of 97 balls as India scored 357/6 on stumps in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Pant got his ninth Test in half a century as India took control in the third session of the opening day.
Opener Hanuma Vihari (58) completed his sixth Test in half a century, adding 90 runs for the third wicket with Kohli going to the crease amid a chorus of cheers.
Sri Lanka pulled things back with two wickets in four overs.
Kohli played late and was bowled out by Lasith Embuldeniya (2-107). Vishwa Fernando (1-69) left India 175-4 when Vihari was bowled in the 47th over.
Kohli’s wait for an elusive 71st century continues. It last reached the three-digit mark in November 2019.