Sri Lanka's gritty fight on Day 5 helps them draw 3rd Test, India clinch series 1-0

FirstCricket Staff, Dec,06 2017
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    The Indian team poses with the winner's trophy after clinching the 3-match Test series 1-0. Image courtesy: Twitter @ICC

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    Dhananjaya De Silva started the day with Angelo Mathews in a bid to save Sri Lanka from defeat. AP

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    However, Ravindra Jadeja got the wicket of Angelo Mathews. Mathews was unlucky as replays later showed that Jadeja had bowled a no-ball. AP

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    Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal stitched together a 114-run partnership for the 5th wicket with de Silva to steady the Lankan innings. AP

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    Dhananjaya de Silva scored his third Test century as Sri Lanka became increasingly confident of eking out a draw. AP

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    But Ravichandran Ashwin got the better of Chandimal to leave Sri Lanka in a precarious position. AP

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    Debutant Roshen Silva joined de Silva and the duo put up 58 runs for the sixth wicket before de Silva retired hurt. AP

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    Virat Kohli reacts after Wriddhiman Saha missed a good chance to stump Roshen Silva who went on to bring up his first Test half-century. AP

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    Niroshan Dickwella joined Silva in the middle and the duo ensured that Sri Lanka avoided defeat. AP

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    Virat Kohli would have been disappointed with the result but the Indian captain won the man of the match as well as the man of the series awards for his batting display. AFP





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114