India register ninth straight series win after drawing Kotla Test
New Delhi: India registered a record ninth straight series win after drawing the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Wednesday.
Chasing an improbable 410, a defiant Sri Lanka rode on Dhananjaya de Silva's third Test century and debutant Roshen Silva's unbeaten half century to score 299/5, before both the captains decided to settle for the draw.
Roshen remained unbeaten on 74 while stumper Niroshan Dickwella was on 44 when the match ended.
With this, India clinched the three-Test rubber against the islanders 1-0 and also equalled Australia's record of nine consecutive series wins from 2005 to 2008.
Sri Lanka (second innings)
Dimuth Karunaratnec Saha b Ravindra Jadeja13
Sadeera Samarawickramac A Rahane b Shami5
Dhananjaya de Silvaretd hurt119
Suranga Lakmalb Ravindra Jadeja0
Angelo Mathewsc A Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja1
Dinesh Chandimal b Ashwin36
Roshen Silva not out 74
Niroshan Dickwella not out 44
Extras: 7 (b 5, lb 1, w 0, nb 1, p 0)
Total: 299 (5 wkts, 103 Ov)
Fall of Wickets: 14-1 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5.5 overs), 31-2 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 15.1), 31-3 (Suranga Lakmal, 15.4), 35-4 (Angelo Mathews, 21.6), 147-5 (Dinesh Chandimal, 54.6)
Ishant Sharma 13-2-32-0,Mohammed Shami 15-6-50-1,Ravichandran Ashwin 35-3-126-1,Ravindra Jadeja 38-13-81-3,Murali Vijay 1-0-3-0,Virat Kohli 1-0-1-0.