Virat Kohli also hit his 19th Test hundred during the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Sunday.
India were 507 for four at tea, stretching their first innings lead to 302 in Nagpur.
At stumps, Lahiru Thirimmane (9 not out) and Dimuth Karunaratne (11 not out) were holding the fort but have a long way to go to save the Test. "Any other batsman would have struggled to score at such a strike-rate", Cheteshwar Pujara said about the skipper's knock. Just before lunch, India lost Pujara for 143 and soon after lunch, Ajinkya Rahane was sent back to the pavilion for just two. Following that, Vijay and Pujara took a cautious approach and started to build the Indian innings.The duo opted to wear out the Lankan bowlers in the first session and hit the occasional boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking. Kohli reached his fifth double century before he was dismissed for 213.More news: Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth $100 Billion Thanks to Black Friday
Virat Kohli has now joined Brian Lara as the only other captain to have scored as many as five double-centuries in Tests as captain. In the list of most number of global hundreds, Kohli sits at number eighth behind Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jaques Kallis (62), Kumar Sangakkara (63) Ricky Ponting (71) and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar (100), who is the only cricketer to get 100 worldwide hundreds. Kohli now has the most centuries by an Indian skipper (12).
"Overall, I think it was a tough pitch where as a batsman you may not get out but it was hard to score runs".
The tourists started their second innings after Virat Kohli (213) scored his fifth Test double hundred while Rohit Sharma (102 not out) scored a third century as India declared their first innings at 6-610.