India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli hits boundary with bat handle — Watch

New Delhi: There’s no stopping Virat Kohli. Even the balls which he wanted to leave went for boundaries as the skipper hit his 19th Test hundred to help India take a big lead against Sri Lanka in the second Test in Nagpur on Sunday. (DAY 3 BLOG || SCORECARD)

While batting on 84 on Day 3, he tried to leave a short delivery from Suranga Lakmal, but the ball got inside the line, and connected with the end of the bat handle. The ball rolled down and went for a four.

Watch it here, courtesy BCCI:

Where did that boundary come from?

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It happened off the fifth ball of the 113th over.

Kohli reached his hundred with a single off the off the fifth ball of the 119th over, bowled by Suranga Lakmal. This is his fourth hundred against Lanka, and second in two matches.

In the process, the right-handed batsman also went past 3000 runs against Lanka across all formats of the game.

This is also his 10th international hundred in 2017, which is a record for any captain, getting past Ricky Ponting – who hit nine hundreds in a year – twice.

In the series opener in Kolkata, Kohli scored a chanceless second innings hundred to help India chase an improbable win. But the match ended in a thrilling win.

It’s his 12th Test hundred in 49th innings as India captain, getting past Sunil Gavaskar’s 11 in 74. Mohammed Azharuddin has nine in 68, while Sachin Tendulkar has seven in 43.

India resumed Day 3 with the overnight score of 312/2, and Kohli on 54. The skipper added a 183-run stand for the third-wicket partnership, which ended with the departure of Cheteshwar Pujara (143) in the 125th over.

At lunch, India’s lead was 199.


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