India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, highlights: SL eke out draw, IND win series 1-0
Indian cricket team had to be satisfied with a 1-0 victory margin in the three-Test series, after Sri Lanka showed grit in eking out a draw in the third Test at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. Dhananjaya De Silva scored an unbeaten century while Rosen Silva scored 74*. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, third Test, day 5 here.Updated: Dec 06, 2017 16:34 IST
India won the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the final Test between the neighbours ended in a draw at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing 410 to level the series, Sri Lanka finished on 299-5 to secure their second draw of the series. Dhananjaya de Silva top-scored for the tourists with a defiant 119 before retiring hurt while Ravindra Jadeja (3-81) was the pick of the Indian bowlers. India’s ninth consecutive Test series triumph puts them in an elite club which also includes England and Australia. The teams will now face off in a three-match one-day series beginning in Dharamsala on Sunday. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, third Test, Day 5 here. (LIVE STREAMING INFO | SCORECARD | ASHES 2nd TEST SCORES)
4:20 PM: Virat Kohli is Man of the Match and Man of the Series for his two double centuries
“It was a revelation for me as well that I can play the same way in Tests as I do in ODIs, pushing the game forward. When I wasn’t captain, it was very difficult for me to think of the situation. Rohit, we’ve always believed that he can change the game in the lower middle order. He’s grabbed his chances really well. Everyone’s hitting the ball really well,” Kohli
4:03 PM: Sri Lanka can take heart from the fight shown by them today. India needed seven wickets to win at the start of the day but they could take only two wickets. Youngsters like Dhananjaya De Silva, Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella fought out of their skin to eke out a draw.
4:00 PM:And the captain have settled for a draw here! India win three-match series 1-0
3:57 PM: The last hour of play has already begun and a result in this match looks highly unlikely. Can Indian bowlers weave some magic?
3:47 PM: Sri Lanka has but steadily close in on a score of 300-plus. Not many would have thought such fight back was possible when the day begun.
3:38 PM: Roshen Silva is in his 70s. Today he has every potential to score his maiden ton.
3:35 PM:Minimum overs reaming is less than 10 now. India need five wickets, Sri Lanka need 120 runs. Play possible till 4:30 pm
3:24 PM: FOUR! Roshen finds the gap off Ashwin. The batting seems quite easy now. Sri Lanka 283/5
3:17 PM: Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella’s stand has crossed 60. Though the spinners are getting some turn, it is not enough to deter the Sri Lanka duo. Sri Lanka 275/5
3:12 PM: From somewhere a kite has landed at the Kotla. Some amusement for the spectators. But Kohli is not happy, how can he be? They are still five wickets away from win
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3:05 PM: FOUR! Roshen Silva gets to his fifty with a boundary off Jadeja.
3:03 PM: Roshen Silva has moved to 47 in his debut match. 32 of those runs have come from boundaries.
2:53 PM: Indian bowlers have done away with their overs pretty fast. Minimum overs left today is just 20 with play possible till 4:30 pm. Sri Lanka 249/5
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2:42 PM: FOUR! Through the gaps. Dickwella edges to Shami and the ball goes through second slip and fully No fielder there. Sri Lanka 243/5
2:37 PM: FOUR! Dickwella is playing bravely against Ishant. He drives off a wide delivery from Ishant.
2:34 PM: Shami gets a maiden.But it is wickets that Indian team wants!
2:30 PM: We are back for the final session! India need five wickets to win, SL trail by 184 runs
2:10 PM: No damage yet for Sri Lanka! They go into the Tea session 226/5, needing 184 to win
2:05 PM: New ball taken and Ishant Sharma is back in the attack!
2:02 PM: FOUR! Roshen directs Ashwin over mid-on. He is using his feet well.
1:59 PM: India have gone back to Ashwin and Jadeja from both ends. But Dickwella and Roshen have combined well so far. Sri Lanka 218/5
1:51 PM: Niroshan Dickwella is at the crease now!
1:49 PM: Dhananjaya is walking off the field. He is 119*. Pain in his left leg seems to have got the better of him. Sri Lanka are 205/5
1:47 PM: Kohli comes to bowl! And almost gets an edge off Roshen.
1:45 PM: Dhananjaya is on the ground. That diving single has hurt him. Play continues but the centurion is not at all comfortable. Sri Lanka 204/5
1:43 PM: Kohli is using Vijay now!
1:39 PM: FOUR! Dhananjaya hits Ashwin over long-on to reach 118. Sri Lanka 201/5
1:37 PM: Dhananjaya and Roshen stand has reached 50. Virat Kohli must be frustrated right now!
1:36 PM: Dhananjaya is having a lot of trouble here. His is having problem in his left leg.
1:30 PM: FOURS! Roshen is playing quite aggressively! He takes Ashwin to task. Sri Lanka 193/5, need 216 runs
1:25 PM: That was close! Dhananjaya sends one back straight at Ashwin! He can’t hold on to it. Sri Lanka 180/5
1:20 PM: Dhananjaya is the first Sri Lankan batsman since Kumar Sangakkara (in 2207) to score a ton in the fourth innings
1:17 PM: He gets it! Dhananjaya gets his third Test century as he takes three runs off Ashwin. he has shown grit right from the first ball.
1:14 PM: Dhananjaya moves to 99 with a couple of runs off Shami!
1:08 PM:Two maidens from Shami and Jadeja! Sri Lanka 163/5, trail by 247 runs
1:03 PM: FOUR! Dhananjaya moves to 96. He hits Ashwin to extra cover.
12:58 PM: FOUR! Roshen Silva plays Shami’s fast delivery with a straight bat as the balls goes down the ground. Sri Lanka 158/5
12:57 PM: Now Shami is back into the attack! Virat Kohli trying something different now.
12:52 PM: India’s lead is less than 260 now, all thanks to the efforts of Dhananjaya and Chandimal.
12:47 PM: Roshen Silva is scoring the runs at the moment. Dhananjaya is playing defensive now. He is still 10 runs away from his third Test ton.
12:40 PM: Debutant Roshen Silva is the new batsman at the ground. After him Niroshan Dickwella is another batsman in this Sri Lankan batting line-up.
12:37 PM: Dhananjaya, batting on 90, is having some problem. May be he has got a cramp. Even Dinesh Chandimal, after getting out, reached out to him. Must have told him to continue in the same vein
12:33 PM: OUT! Chandimal b Ashwin 36(90)
The much-needed break and it is Ashwin who does the magic! He beats Chandimal with the flight as the Sri Lankan misses the line while trying to step out.
12:31 PM: The partnership between Dhananjaya and Chandimal is over 100 now. The Indians are yet to find an answer to them.
12:21 PM: FOUR! Dhananjaya sweeps Ashwin for a boundary. The youngster has given a brilliant example of his talent here!
12:19 PM: FOUR! Dhananjaya steps out against Jadeja again. He moves to his 80s.
12:16 PM: Brilliant stop by Dhawan! He saves another boundary from Chandimal, who is batting in his 30s.
12:12 PM: FOUR! First ball post lunch from Jadeja and it is hit for a boundary down the ground. Sri Lanka 123/4
12:10 PM: Welcome back for the post lunch session! Si Lanka have fought well so far!
11:33 AM: Chandimal and Dhananjaya’s 84*-run stand has been a revelation in the morning session. The hosts will have lot of work to do in the second session. Jadeja has been good but needs support from the likes of Ashwin.
11:32 AM: That’s lunch! Lanka 119/4 at lunch on Day 5, trail India by 291 (D’jaya 72*, Jadeja 3/25)
11:26 AM: Ashwin bowls the last over before lunch and gives away two runs.
11:19 AM: Jadeja bowls Chandimal! Oh, Wait! Umpires are checking for no ball And yes it is a no ball! Replays indicated that some part of Jadeja’s might have been inside the line. However, Chandimal survives to fight more.
11:18 AM: FOUR! Dhananjaya scoops Ashwin to the boundary. Sri Lanka 112/4.
11:13 AM: India are using spinners from both ends now. Ashwin is yet to get a wicket in the second innings. Sri Lanka 105/4
11:06 AM: Sri Lanka reach 100-run mark. India’s lead is still over 300 but they would be frustrated by the was Dhananjaya and Chandimal have resisted the Indian attack.
11:02 AM: FOUR! Chandimal makes full use of a full toss from Shami and directs it to the boundary. Sri Lanka 95/4
10:58 AM: The stand reaches 50, Sri Lanka by 323 runs. Sri Lanka 87/4
10:55 AM: The Dhananjaya-Chandimal stand has already reached 47. This has been a great fight from the duo.
10:49 AM IST: FIFTY for Dhananjaya! What a way to bring it as he hits Ashwin for a boundary! This is his third Test half-century.
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10:42 AM: FOUR! The 26-year-old Dhananjaya has moved to 49 with a powerful shot over mid-wicket against Ashwin. Of he gets there it will be his third fifty. Sri Lanka 77/4
10:36 AM: Chandimal slashes Shami’s short ball towards point. He has shown confidence so far, which is needed from a captain.
10:32 AM: After the drinks break, Ashwin comes in to bowl. He gives away three runs as Dhananjaya moves to 45. Sri Lanka 67/4
10:29 AM: FOUR! Dhananjaya is raking p quick runs here. He is in his 40s now. He comes down the track against Jadeja and hits him on on-side. Sri Lanka 64/4
10:24 AM: FOUR! Edged and gone to the boundary! Dhananjaya played Shami with soft hands as the ball raced past Rahane at gully. Sri Lanka 60/4.
10:19 AM: FOUR! Dhannjaya pulls Jadeja to mid-wicket for a boundary. The Sri Lankan is in his 30s now.
10:13 AM: First bowling change! Mohammed Shami comes in place of Ishant Sharma. His first over is a maiden.
10:08 AM: Ishant Sharma is bowling great from the other end. He deserves a wicket here. But Chandimal seems to have taken his confidence from the first innings in the second essay too. Sri Lanka 44/4
10:06 AM: Today is Ravindra Jadeja’s 29th birthday. And that Mathews wicket now seems to be a gift!! He would consider himself lucky.
10:03 AM: Replays showing that Jadeja had overstepped on the delivery which dismissed Mathews.
10:00 AM: A new ball has been taken as the old one was deformed
9:57 AM: FOURS! Dhananjaya eases the pressure a little bit with two straight boundaries against Ishant.
9:52 AM: OUT! Mathews c Rahane b Jadeja 1(20) SL 35/4 (22.0 Ovs)
Jadeja gets his third in the second innings. He gets the big wicket of Mathews as his delivery turns and bounces. The Sri Lankan batsman edges it to slip.
9:48 AM: Ishant is getting good bounce. His short ball took Mathews by surprise. Could have easily got an edge there. Sri Lanka 35/3
9:42 AM: Sri Lanka have been pretty patient and defensive as of now. They know their task is tough. Jadeja gets a maiden too.
9:38 AM: Just fell short! Ishant finds an edge off Mathews but the ball fell short of gully. Another maiden from the lanky fast bowler!
9:35 AM: Ravindra Jadeja is bowling from the other end. He took two wickets towards the end of Day 2 . It’s a maiden. Sri Lanka 34/3
9:30 AM: Action starts! Ishant Sharma is probing Dhananjaya with an acute line outside off. Only three runs come off the first over!
9:29 AM: We are about to begin! Ishant Sharma will bowl the first over
9:24 AM: Sri Lanka still have Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella to come to the crease. It is a good batting surface on Day 5. And with the kind of resistance they showed in the first innings, we might well be up for a great contest today.
9:15 AM: India need seven wickets to win the series 2-0. Sri Lanka have first innings’ centurion Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de SIlva at the crease.
9:10 AM: Welcome all to the live coverage of the fifth day!
No Test team has chased down 410 since 2003, when the West Indies defeated Australia after making 418 runs. Given Sri Lanka’s tendency to capsize under pressure, former captain Angelo Mathews will have to conquer Delhi’s smog and Kotla’s turn to deny India victory.
In a Test match overshadowed by pollution, Wednesday will see an intense battle between bat and ball. Mohammed Shami, who threw up after taking one of the three Lankan wickets to fall late on Tuesday, will be ready to exploit the morning conditions.
First Published: Dec 06, 2017 08:52 IST