Chesteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane decimated the Lankan attack effortlessly on the first day of the second Test at Colombo.
Pujara and Rahane hit unbeaten centuries on the first day of the second Test at Colombo to put India in the driver's seat to close at 344/3.
Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat first with KL Rahul coming in place of Mukund as expected.
India made a steady start with Dhawan and Rahul putting on 56 runs for the first wicket.
Dhawan was his belligerent self cracking 35 in just 37 balls with 5 boundaries and a magnificent six but fell lbw to Perera in the tenth over.
Rahul and Pujara batted confidently to take India to 101/1 at lunch.
KL Rahul was run-out post-lunch just when he looked confident in his comeback Test post-injury, his 57 off 82 contained seven hits to the boundary.
Skipper Kohli didn't last long falling to Herath with India falling behind at 113/3.
After Kohli's wicket, Pujara and Rahane took control and did not flinch, Pujara reached his century in just 164 balls hitting nine boundaries and a six with Rahane giving up company as India raised their game after tea on the first day.