SL draw third Test, India win series 1-0

2017-12-06 16:09:26

Batsmen Dhananjaya de Silva and Roshen Silva helped Sri Lanka draw the pollution-tainted third and final Test in New Delhi as India took the series 1-0 today.

Dhananjaya, who retired hurt on 119 due to muscle stiffness, and Roshen, who remained unbeaten on 74, held Sri Lanka steady over three sessions of play on the final day, after being set 410 for victory late on day four.

Roshen was batting alongside Niroshan Dickwella, on 44, when the two teams decided to shake hands with just eight mandatory overs left for the day.

The Test was marred by severe pollution in the Indian capital, with fast bowlers from both sides vomiting on the ground Tuesday.

In an unprecedented move, Sri Lankan players wore masks while fielding to combat the toxic air, which interrupted play on day two.

The US embassy website on Wednesday showed concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants hit 234, better than a day earlier but still nearly nine times the World Health Organization's safe limit.(AFP)

  Comments - 10

  • Hautaum Wednesday, 6 December 2017 16:24

    wounder, no Indian players got up with smog or fog

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    Noohman Wednesday, 6 December 2017 16:47

    Hautaum may be you were not watching the match. During 4th day's play Mohammed Shami vomitted and end of the Shikar Dhawan admitted that there was pollution where some of the Indian players felt it.

    Reply : 2       24

    Hautaum Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:22

    U r correct but only reported about SL players.

    Reply : 1       1

    Appu Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:06

    Indian players are living with pollution. Immunised !!!

    Reply : 4       22

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:08

    Congratulations. A draw is as good as a win considering the pathetic situation Sri Lankan cricket was in. Let's hope this will be a turning point and starting point in resurgence of cricket in our dear island.

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    Tyagi NW India Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:57

    Congrats to Sri Lankan team for their awesome performance to draw the match. I'm from Chandigarh, NW India. You'll always have my respects and I apologize for some idiots talking nonsense about your team. Delhi isn't a place to live. Regards and love from India.

    Reply : 0       26

    SAM SPARROW Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:52

    This is how the test match to be played. It is all about defending. Not winning.

    Reply : 0       7

    Gota D Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:50

    Mr Virat Kholi said this was only " preparation" for South Africa. But, put your arrogance aside and THINK. A half day more and Sri Lanka may well have won this match. When oh when will Mr Kholi walk on mother earth?

    Reply : 4       9

    Joseph Thursday, 7 December 2017 11:27

    Gota D You are absolutely correct

    Reply : 1       2

    Citizen Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:08

    Given another half a day, SL would have lost. Its ok he has a big mounth coz he is walking the talk unlike our buggers.

    Reply : 0       0

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