Sri Lanka force draw, India win series 1-0

Sri Lanka force draw, India win series 1-0

December 6, 2017   04:36 pm

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India has won the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 with the final Test between the neighbours ending in a draw.

Chasing 410 to level the series, Sri Lanka finished 5-299 to secure their second draw, at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.

Dhananjaya de Silva topscored 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.

-Agencies

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