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Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

In the process, Kohli brought up his 20th Test hundred and became the fourth fastest Indian batsman to reach the landmark of 5,000 runs. Vijay, who scored back-to-back hundred - 155 from 267) balls - departed four overs before the end of day's play at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. He also got stumped in a very similar manner to the same bowler to whom Vijay gave his wicket a few balls earlier.

The home side lost wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Pujara in the first session after opting to bat first.

Cricket great and former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar (95) was the fastest Indian to reach the landmark of 5000 runs in the longest format of the game followed by Virender Sehwag (99) and Sachin Tendulkar (103).

Dhawan fell in the 10th over when he holed out to deep square leg and it was also Perera's 100th scalp in Test cricket while Pujara nudged one to leg gully.

He is also the second youngest to reach the 5,000-run mark among Indian bastmen at 29 years and 27 days.

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Lakshan Sandakan (2-110) was the most suffered Sri Lankan bowler as the duo plundered him for 70 runs in the first 13 overs while the other bowlers too hardly troubled the Indian pair.

Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli mauled Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the third and final Test match in Delhi.

At Stumps on Day 1, Kohli was standing at the crease like a pillar at the individual score of 156 off only 186 deliveries with 16 boundaries, and was accompanied by the very calm Rohit Sharma (6 off 14, 1 four).

The 29-year-old batsman had struck a century in the drawn first Test in Kolkata and then an excellent 213 in the second game in Nagpur to guide India to a massive win by an innings and 239 runs.

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