And quickly reached the three figures, taking just 19 more deliveries for the remaining 24 runs.
Virat Kohli has equaled his franchise team-mate AB De Villiers' record to become only the third Indian and tenth overall batsman to score 45 global centuries across all formats, he has 17 centuries to his name in Test matches while he has scored 28 in One Day Internationals, he is only behind Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Ricky Ponting (30) in terms of most centuries by a batsman in ODIs.
Former captain Angelo Mathews was batting on 54 with Dilruwan Perera on six when stumps were drawn for the day, with Sri Lanka still trailing by 446 runs with five wickets in hand.
Board of Control for Cricket in India had agreed in January that India would participate in the Independence Cup in Sri Lanka in 2018, also featuring the hosts, Pakistan, and South Africa.
Unfortunately, it was Karunaratne (97) was the first person to crack under pressure as Ashwin cleaned him up. He is now second in the list which is headed by legendary Sunil Gavaskar who hit 11 centuries as captain. "All bases were covered and I'm really happy with the way things went in this Test". Shikhar (Dhawan) was supposed to go to Melbourne, now he has got a 190 in Galle.
Sri Lanka batting line up was started with Mathews and Perera and they started well and score some quick runs but Jadeja put an end to their partnership and Mathews was out when he scored 84.
Virat Kohli, who appeared to be making a statement of his own with the kind of positive intent not normally associated with someone who is in the middle of a lean patch, scored at almost a run a ball, hitting boundaries at will. India had smartly advanced to 189/2 before Mukund (81) wasted an opportunity to score a maiden Test ton and a review to call it a day in Galle. This time it was a clinical performance two years down the line.
The skipper was impressed with the young man's bowling though he didn't need to use him too much. "I don't want to talk about it. Hopefully over the next few days it will get better". "I want to be out in the middle for india and keep performing". Dickwella's wicket in the 62nd over tilted the game towards the Indians.
"For me it's always teams first. If I am part of the team, not part of the team, again, I will try to do my best wherever I am", he said.
"There is so much burden on spinners when we play in Sri Lanka and Pradeep bowling so well is a huge plus moving forward".