Murali Vijay, who is making a comeback into the team, came back in style as he scored 128. But, he too had got his chances, not that it was a chanceless inning. But it seems the innings by Vijay has set the tone for India for the remainder of the series. So here is what happened, Vijay went uppish, there was a silly mid-on positioned for that but Dilruwan Perera spilt the catch and collided with Pujara.
It will hurt Sri Lanka for the rest of the series as Cheteshwar Pujara has also got a hundred to rub salt into their wounds. Vijay was on 66 when this happened, he nearly doubled his score from there.
It was a great day for India, as even Virat Kohli went on to get a half-century. He remained not out on 54, whereas the new wall Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 121. India lead by 108 runs at the end of Day 2 with 8 wickets in hand.
With India in total command, Virat Kohli could opt to bat Sri Lanka out from this match and choose to not bat again. But this is a far-fetched speculation, especially after the first Test, when India looked at bay in the first three days.
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With India pushed on the backfoot after the first Test, it seems the champions always find a way to get their noses in front, maybe, just maybe, had the Vijay catch been taken, the scenario could have been totally different.