It was yet another good start to the Indian innings thanks to Rahul and the DRS. But the real performers of the day were Pujara and Rahane as each scored a century to help India end the day with 344 on the scoreboard. Twitterati showered praises on both Pujara and Rahane for their brilliant show.
Optimistic thoughts for the Sri Lankan fans ahead of the 2nd Test. That logic though! :P
In backyard cricket we tend to allow opponents to win a game in case they don't return the next day if you thrash em too severely.— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 2, 2017
Dhawan again started off aggressively!
DRS was the saviour and the villain today when everything was going well for India!
Even after Dhawan's wicket, Rahul kept on going! What a comeback by this man!
Only three Indians scored six consecutive 50+ scores in Test Cricket:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 3, 2017
But then this happened!
The worst thing that can happen to you after missing a match due to fever is a Run Out. You gotta feel for KL Rahul#SLvIND— KAJALaneNENU (@BanarasiBasanti) August 3, 2017
Every damn time! :(
Life of KL Rahul:— SJ 🇮🇳 (@RealSheetal) August 3, 2017
How unlucky is Rahul?
at one stage rahul had 4 100s & 1 50 in Tests. he now has 4 100s & 8 50s #SLvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 3, 2017
Pujara did make up for that run-out!
Another ton for Cheteshwar 'Dependable' Pujara. Three in three games in Sri Lanka.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 3, 2017
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The picture says it all :)
Bowler's reaction after bowling to Cheteshwar Pujara pic.twitter.com/y5pSa3OV18— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 3, 2017
A day to remember indeed! :P
Sachin attended the parliament session.— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) August 3, 2017
Pujara hits a six & playing with 60 strike rate.
A day to remember.
T20 has definitely influenced Test cricket! :O
In 5 days of Test cricket, India's #1,3,4 and 5 have scored 100. T20 generation!!!— if Shrikant,who can? (@HomerOpines) August 3, 2017
That sync! :O
Dravid and Pujara:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 3, 2017
Both completed 3000 Test runs in 67 innings
Both completed 4000 Test runs in 84 innings#SLvIND
Rahane also joined the party
Ajinkya Rahane:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 3, 2017
9 Test Centuries..
6 Away Centuries..
4 Centuries outside Asia..
First instance of two Indians reaching 100s on 1st day in two consecutive away Tests.— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) August 3, 2017
Dhawan/ Pujara in Galle
Pujara/ Rahane in SSC#SLvIND