Delhi Test: Dhananjaya De Silva's defiant ton keeps Sri Lanka alive
New Delhi, Dec 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - Dhananjaya de Silva's third Test century kept alive Sri Lanka's hopes of salvaging a draw as the islanders reached 226/5 at tea on the final day of the third Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla
Chandimal's patient knock came off 90 balls and included only two hits to the fence.
The fall of Chandimal's wicket brought in the young Roshen Silva, who made up for his flop show in the first innings, with a mature knock to add 58 runs for the sixth wicket with de Silva.
Meanwhile, de Silva, who became the ninth Sri Lankan to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test, was seen struggling and subsequently left the field just at the stroke of tea.
Earlier, Sri Lanka lost the scalp of overnight batsman Angelo Mathews (1) in the morning session before Chandimal and de Silva took over to deny the hosts any more inroads.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 119/4 (Dhananjaya de Silva 119 retd, Roshen Silva 38 not out, Dinesh Chandimal 36; Ravindra Jadeja 3/59) against India 563/7 decl & 246/5 decl.
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