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Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test rankings

08 December 2017

Were these sources blind and insensitive to the point of being moronic not to call the game off despite seeing players like Lakmal and Shami throwing up on the field and some wearing masks while others showed obvious discomfort over the playing conditions and struggled in conditions which seemed not only risky but virtually impossible at times despite the occasional breaks where the air cleared but was the risk worth it to imperil some of the players visibly struggling?.

Roshen was batting alongside Niroshan Dickwella on 44 when the two teams chose to shake hands with just seven mandatory overs left for the day.

India had scored 536-7d and 246-5d in their two innings. He has prepared Hardik Pandya for the allrounder's role and in Sri Lanka, he even smashed a century coming in at No. 8.

Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia's record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005-2008.

He built crucial partnerships with Chandimal (36) and then with Silva, who had begun his Test career with a duck in the first innings.

Virat Kohli is the undisputed no 1 in every field. "Any batsman will go through a phase where he will not score many runs".

But De Silva thwarted a persistent Indian attack with his third Test hundred.

With Sri Lanka comfortably holding out for an honourable draw in the third and final Test at the Kotla here on Wednesday, Virat Kohli said it had been disappointing not to have finished off the match but he also gave credit to the visitors.

He said the ICC had informed them that it will take necessary steps. Following that, Sri Lankan Cricket Board has complained to the sport's governing body about the poor air quality. "I like to play ODIs because I know I can do far better", he said.

For Sri Lanka, captain Dinesh Chandimal has gained eight places to take ninth position after finishing the series with 366 runs, the first time he has moved into the top 10.

"But after that we needed to continue the game".

A few Sri Lankan players had to leave the field as well as they felt uneasy. "We will prepare a few players who will be standing in the slips". So that experience will definitely help us.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been the latest edition to India's ever-changing slip cordon, acknowledged that as an area of concern that requires rectifying. There were frequent interruptions, which weren't really desirable.

"It was a kind of a revelation that I can play in Tests the way I can do in ODIs... if you can believe in yourself, you can achieve anything in any format", he said.

The two teams will now play a three-match ODI series followed by a three-match T20 contest.

Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test rankings