For the first time in the series, Sri Lankan batsmen finally show some characters. Sri Lanka did not lose a wicket in the first session of day three.
Both Mathew and captain Chandimal starts steadily on day three. Although Indian bowler bowls well but Mathew and Chandimal really played well on the smoggy Monday morning.
At lunch, Mathews is on 90 and Chandimal is playing on 52 runs. Sri Lanka still 344 runs behind from the 1st inning total of India.
Earlier Virat Kohli declares Indian inning on 536 runs after the lost of 7 wickets. Virat Kohli hit yet another double century and become the first captain who scores 6 double century. This was the 20th century for Virat Kohli in test cricket. Murali Vijay too scores brilliant 155. For Sri Lanka, Sandakan takes four wickets.
There was more than cricketing action at Feroz Shah Kotla on the second day of the third match. Sri Lankan players wear the mask after the lunch session on day two due to smog and continuously complaing about the playing condition in Delhi. Virat Kohli look furious and then he declares the Indian inning. Indian bowler responds well and Shami takes Karunaratne on the first ball of the match.
For Sri Lanka, Mathews and Chandimal need to bat long to avoid the possible defeat in the third test of the series. Sri Lanka already lost Nagpur test and still behind 0-1 in the series.