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Live| India vs Sri-Lanka 3rd Test Day 5: Dhananjaya-Chandimal steady run chase

Live| India vs Sri-Lanka 3rd Test Day 5: Dhananjaya-Chandimal steady run chase
Dhananjaya De Silva completed his half century and set his eyes on reaching the three figure mark. (Photo:BCCI)

Sri Lanka are 133-4 in 50 overs

Dhananjaya and Chandimal are batting really well as both of themhave put on 100-run partnership to steady Sri Lankan innings.


It has been Sri Lanka all the way in the opening session on the final day of the third and final Test match at Feroz Shah Kotla. Dhanajaya de Silva leading the way with gutsy half-century, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal also supporting him at the other end.

Birthday boy Ravindra Jadeja was the only successful bowler for India as he dismissed Angelo Mathews for just 1 run. The left arm spinner could have added Chandimal’s wicket, but he bowled a no-ball to give a lifeline to the batsman. With two more session to play it remains to be seen if Sri Lankan batsman can hang on to earn a draw.

Sri Lanka are 115-4 in 44 overs

Ravindra Jadeja has bowled no ball to hand Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal a lifeline.  The ball pitched on off gripped the surface and turned a little to knock his off stump. The umpire went upstairs to check for no- ball, and the replay showed that there was no foot behind the line.

Sri Lanka are 102-4 in 40 overs

Sri Lanka has done well in the opening session as Dhananjaya and Chandimal ensured Lankans get past 100 run mark. Inspite of losing Mathews early, Dhanajaya stayed at the crease and completed his half century. The middle order batsman now has his eye set on reaching the three figure mark.

Sri Lanka are 82-4 in 35 overs

Fantastic batting by Dhananjaya de Silva as he scores his third half-century in the test.

Sri Lanka are 64-4 in 30 overs

Drinks break for the players. India have managed to get all important wicket of Mathews in the first hour of play. Dhananjaya have so far managed to stay on the wicket and looks set for big innings. Chandimal who scored century in the first innings, once again will have to play match saving knock.

Sri Lanka are 49-4 in 27 overs

Indian bowlers have so far bowled really well to keep pressure on Sri Lanka. Ishant Sharma and birthday boy Ravindra Jadeja who started the proceeding bowled back to back maiden overs. Jadeja provided the breakthrough by getting the wicket of Angelo Mathews.

Sri Lanka are 35-4 in 22 overs

WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja has strikes the first blow, Angelo Mathews after scoring just 1 run. Jadeja , tossed up the ball tad wider of off stump , Mathews lunged forward for the defensive push, but the ball turned and then bounced, taking the edge and flying into hands of Rahane  who made a tough catch look easy.

Sri Lanka are 34-3 in 20 overs

Indian bowlers Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja bowled back to back maidens to deny free runs to Sri Lankan batsman.

Sri Lanka are 34-3 in 18 overs

Cautious start from Sri Lanka’s overnight batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews.


New Delhi:  Team India are the favourites to win the third test match against Sri Lanka currently underway at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Virat Kohli and his team will look to wrap up Sri Lanka innings quickly on the fifth and final day.

Team India second innings saw skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma score half centuries. Ajinkya Rahane once again failed with the bat as he was dismissed for just 10 runs.

India eventually declared their second innings at 246/5 to set Sri Lanka target of 410 runs for victory.

Chasing a huge target Sri Lanka needed good start from openers. Indian bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja had other ideas as they reduced Sri Lankan to 31/3 before end of days play to hand India  advantage going into the final day.

Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama was the first batsman to be dismissed as he edged Shami to Rahane in slips. Ravindra Jadeja delivered the knockout punch before end of days play as he dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne and night watchman Suranga Lakmal in space of three balls.

The onus will be on first innings centurions Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal to once again pull Sri Lanka out of trouble and salvage a draw on the final day.