Third Test: Sri Lanka go behind pollution masks after Virat Kohli's record double

Published: 03rd December 2017 06:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2017 06:51 PM  

Virat Kohli smashed a record double century to put India on top in the third Test against Sri Lanka. | PTI
Rohit Sharma (65) and Kohli added 135 runs for the fifth wicket in the first session as Sri Lanka never looked like getting any wickets before Sandakan induced a bottom edge off Rohit at the stroke of lunch. | PTI
It was a walk in the park for Kohli, who scored his sixth double hundred and became the first captain to score six Test double tons, eclipsing West Indies legend Brian Lara, who had five. | PTI
It was also Kohli's individual highest score, surpassing the previous best of 235 against England last year in Mumbai. | PTI
Kohli sixth double century as captain was overshadowed on the second day after Sri Lanka complained about air pollution, halting play three times. | PTI
The match was delayed more than 20 minutes in the second session as smog visibly worsened at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium and the umpires consulted the match referee and team doctors. | PTI
India's Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma take runs during the second day of the third cricket test match against Sri Lanka. | PTI
Sri Lankan players wear anti-pollution masks on the field as the air quality deteriorates during the second day of their third test cricket match against India in New Delhi. | PTI
India coach Ravi Shastri talking to umires on the field after Sri Lankan team raised the issue of poor air quality during the second day of the third cricket test match at Feroz Shah Kotla . | PTI
The Lankans who didn't want to field however came out to bat and Dimuth Karunaratne edged the very first delivery off Mohammed Shami to Wriddhiman Saha. | PTI
But the day belonged to Kohli, who recorded his second successive 200-plus score to pulverise the Sri Lankan attack after India started the day on 371-4. | PTI
Stay up to date on all the latest Sport news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp