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India register 9th straight series win after drawing Delhi Test

Athar  Ansari
By Athar Ansari
December 06, 2017 • 16:22 PM View: 1806

New Delhi, Dec 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - 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.

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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.

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