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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Virat Kohli Enjoys Day Off; Relaxes With KL Rahul

Cricketnext Staff |July 30, 2017, 7:59 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Virat Kohli Enjoys Day Off; Relaxes With KL Rahul

Indian captain Virat Kohli seemed to be in a mood to enjoy the off day after his team defeated Sri Lanka within four days to register a convincing 304-run victory in Galle.

Kohli took to Twitter and posted photos of himself with KL Rahul chilling in the swimming pool.

Kohli played a pivotal role in the game as he slammed his 17th Test ton in the second innings and it was also his 5th as skipper in overseas conditions. The Delhi dasher also completed his 1000 runs as skipper outside India in this match.

While KL Rahul couldn't play the match due to an illness, the Karnataka opener is expected to make a comeback into the team in the second game in place of Abhinav Mukund.

India registered a massive victory in the first game as R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ensured that Sri Lanka's resistance was broken in the 77th over by Jadeja as he sent back Lahiru Kumara for a duck. While Ashwin finished with 3/65, Jadeja had figures of 3/71.

Injuries to Asela Gunaratne — first session of the opening day — and skipper Herath — while fielding on Friday — meant that the visitors needed to pick just 8 wickets in the second essay to end the game and they did that with aplomb after Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav used the new ball to great effect.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
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