Virat Kohli has been in the exceptional form throughout this year and he looks to end it that way against Sri Lanka as he brought up his fifth Test double-century on Sunday that helped India to declare the first innings at 610/6. Apart from Kohli, three other Indian players also scored centuries.
After showing some fighting spirit in the first Test of the series, in Kolkata, that ended as a draw, Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli brought up his fifth double-hundred for India in the 213-run knock, which now brings him level with West Indies' Brian Lara and ahead of the likes of Sir Don Bradman, Michael Clarke, and Graeme Smith, who had four each. The game saw Kohli's 19th Test century as well and his fourth against Sri Lanka, which takes his Test batting figures to 4762 runs in 61 Tests.
As a captain, Kohli has a 75% conversion rate of
This is also the third time that an Indian innings saw four centuries as Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, and Rohit Sharma, all contributed to the grand total. Before this game, India had achieved this feat against South Africa in Kolkata back in 2010 and against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2007.