Twitter Reactions: India dominate Day One riding on centuries by Vijay and Kohli

Twitter Reactions: India dominate Day One riding on centuries by Vijay and Kohli

While Sri Lankan bowling did manage to get wickets at the end of the day, they were trolled for a major part of the innings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli & Murali Vijay. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The third and final test kicked off at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium. Day One saw some stupendous batting performance from the Indian stalwarts. The duo of Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli made the Sri Lankan bowlers toil hard on the field as India dominated the day.

Earlier in the day, it was skipper Virat Kohli who won the toss as India elected to bat first. Mohammed Shami and Shikhar Dhawan were brought in for Umesh Yadav and KL Rahul. As for Sri Lanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Roshen Silva and Dhananjaya De Silva were included in the side.

Batting first, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early. Surprisingly, Cheteshwar Pujara was also dismissed in the first session. While India lost two wickets in the first session, they still managed to score runs. That’s when Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli combined for a brilliant third wicket partnership of 283 runs. Both batsmen went on to register splendid centuries on Day One.

India didn’t lose a single wicket in the first session. Virat Kohli went on to register his 20th Test hundred. He also crossed 3000 runs as an Indian captain in Tests and became only the third player to do so. The way he made his batting look so comfortable was praiseworthy.

Murali Vijay made his second consecutive century after comeback. The right hander played a scintillating knock as he registered his 11th century in Tests. The ‘Monk’ as he’s referred to by his teammates displayed his valour with a significant innings of 155.

However, Murali Vijay got dismissed during the end moments of the day. Ajinkya Rahane too got dismissed cheaply as Sri Lanka tried to create some trouble in the end. Lakshan Sandakan accounted for both the wickets in consecutive overs. India were 371/4 at stumps on Day 1 with Virat Kohli batting on 156 not out while Rohit Sharma had 6 runs.

Twitter was all praise for the duo of Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli. The tremendous character displayed by both of them had the fans hail them. While Sri Lankan bowling did manage to get wickets at the end of the day, they were trolled for a major part of the innings. Ajinkya Rahane also got criticised for yet another single digit score. Here we have some of the amazing Twitter reactions from Day One.