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  • Sri Lanka Earn Honourable Draw

    Sri Lanka Earn Honourable Draw

    ICC 03rd & Final Test – Delhi, National Capitol Territory, India – concluded on the 05th day

    India put into bat, 536 / 7 – ( 127.5 Overs ) Virat Kohli 243 – his highest test score – Murali Vijay 155 – the pair were involved in a 281 run partnership for the 03rd wicket – Rohit Sharma 65, Shikhar Dhawan 23, Cheteshwar Pujara 23 – Lakshan Sandakan 4/167, Lahiru Gamage 2/95, Dilruwan Perera 1/145 – the fastest to 100 wickets in tests for a Sri Lankan – Niroshan Dickwella 03 victims & 246 / 5 dec. – ( 52.2 Overs ) Shikhar Dhawan 67, Rohit Sharma 50 no, Virat Kohli 50, Cheteshwar Pujara 49, Niroshan Dickwella 02 victims.

    Sri Lanka in reply, 373 all out – ( 135.3 Overs ) Dinesh Chandimal 164 – his highest score in tests – Angelo Mathews 111 – the pair added 181 runs for the 04th wicket – Dilruwan Perera 42, Sadeera Samarawickrama 33 – lost the last 06 wickets for the addition of 56 runs, 03 batsmen out without scoring – Ravichandran Ashwin 3/90, Ishant Sharma 3/98, Mohammad Shami 2/85, Ravindra Jadeja 2/86, Wriddhiman Saha 04 victims, Shikhar Dhawan 02 catches – fielders dropped 05 catches on a rare bad day on the field & 299 / 5 – ( 103 Overs ) Dhananjaya De Silva 119 retired hurt, Roshen Silva 74 no – on debut – Niroshan Dickwella 44 no, Dinesh Chandimal 36 – recovered from 35 / 4 – Dhananjaya De Silva & Dinesh Chandimal were involved in a 112 run stand for the 05th wicket, Roshen Silva & Niroshan Dickwella put on an unbroken 94 run partnership for the 06th wicket – Ravindra
    Jadeja 3/ 81, Ajinkya Rahane 02 catches

    Player of the Match & Player of the Series – Virat Kohli ( India )

    India beat Sri Lanka 1 – 0 in the 03 match series

    India skipper Virat Kohli & Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal recorded their highest test scores whilst compiling the teams top score in their respective first innings, both captains completed 1000 runs in tests during a calendar year – a rare achievement / occurance.

    Photos courtesy ThePapare.com

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