At some point on Day 3, M.S. Dhoni decided it wasn’t worth attacking the rampaging Sri Lankans. Instead, with the pitch showing no signs of tear, he would just wait it out. And wait. And wait — until lo and behold, Day 4 arrived, the two Jayawardenes had both passed century milestones and their growing lead looked downright obscene.
OK. So, this is the big question: can India survive in the 2nd innings, or will they collapse spectacularly, as they often have in the past? (See India v. England, Mumbai, 2006; India v. Pakistan, Karachi Test) Some demons will be put to bed if the Indians play this Test out for a draw. But I’m still skeptical.