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Sri Lanka hold on for draw vs India in 3rd test

by Athar Ansari Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

New Delhi, Dec 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - India registered a record ninth straight series win after drawing the pollution-marred 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 shake hands with seven overs to go before the mandatory close of play.

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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 Test series wins from 2005-2008.

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