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Day 5

589dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0

Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

589dBharath Seervi

India's record streak of nine consecutive series wins

Their 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka helped India match Australia's record of nine consecutive series wins from 2005-08, while Dhananjaya de Silva surpassed Viv Richards to score the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India

589dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

589dSidharth Monga

India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara

With fitness being on agenda, India players have become better athletes, their ground fielding has improved, but nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips

Day 4

591dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Jadeja, Shami keep India on course for 2-0

Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja ripped through Sri Lanka's top order after India set them 410 to win the Delhi Test or survive the best part of four sessions to save it

590dSidharth Monga in Delhi

SL coach Pothas mulls fading light 'coincidence'

In the dying moments of the fourth day, Sri Lanka lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed too dark for the quicks to operate and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day

590dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) sent its doctor on call to the Sri Lanka dressing room for a medical check-up during the lunch on the fourth day, but the purpose of the test and its methodology was lost on the Sri Lanka camp

Day 3

591dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Centuries for Mathews and Chandimal but India still on top

Having kept it locked up all through this tour, Sri Lanka finally reminded everyone of the batting quality they possess, as centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and, at long last, Angelo Mathews helped them avoid the follow-on at the Feroz Shah Kotla

591dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Not the kind of pitches we wanted - Shami

The India fast bowler said the team hasn't been provided with the pitches they wanted in preparation for the South Africa tour, but that they made for a good test of their fitness

591dBharath Seervi

Chandimal and Mathews' Kotla marathon

Chandimal's sprint to 10 Test centuries, the end of Mathews' century drought, and other statistical highlights from the third day of the third Tet

591dSidharth Monga in Delhi

A day of bloody-minded cricket SL badly needed

Through their centuries and a crucial partnership, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal stood up for their side's pride and gave the young batsmen in the side a lesson in fighting back

Day 2

592dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Kohli's 243 hands India massive advantage

Either side of a stop-start hour in which the focus of the Delhi Test shifted to the quality of the city's air, India extended their dominance over Sri Lanka with bat and ball

592dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Sri Lanka's struggles no Machiavellian plan

The outrage against Sri Lanka's struggles on the field on Sunday seemed to ignore the fact that being more used to high levels of pollution should not be a matter of pride

592dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Delhi pollution interrupts India-Sri Lanka Test

In the post-lunch session, at least five of their fielders came out wearing masks and a little later they appeared not to have enough healthy players to put on the park

Day 1

594dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Vijay, Kohli tons cement India's dominance

M Vijay and Virat Kohli added 283 for the third wicket, utterly dispiriting Sri Lanka until Lakshan Sandakan gave them something to cheer with two quick wickets late in the day

593dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Sri Lanka select out of hope not expectation

When you are getting hammered all over and missing a talismanic bowler who has been both your stock bowler and your spearhead, there are no easy decisions


594dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Monga: India's three openers have each others' backs

The competition between M Vijay, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan may continue to get fiercer, but Vijay says it's the trio's friendship off the field that keeps confusion and mistrust at bay

Dhananjaya fights


Previous highest score by visiting batsmen when chasing in India, by Viv Richards at Kotla in 1987. Dhananjaya de Silva has gone past that in this chase.

Kohli's series


Runs by Kohli in this series, the fourth-most for any batsman in a three-match Test series.

Fails again


Runs accumulated by Ajinkya Rahane in this series, in 5 innings. His scores: 4, 0, 2, 1, 10.

Chandimal's best


Previous highest score for Dinesh Chandimal in Test, that came against India in Galle in 2015. He's better it with 164 in this game.

Record ten


No. of SL batsmen to score 10 Test centuries in fewer innings than Chandimal who has done it in 80 innings. Thilan Samaraweera, who took 84 innings, was the previous quickest for SL.

A long show


Balls faced by Mathews and Chandimal in this partnership - the most by any visiting pair in India since 2010. Kallis and Amla had batted 641 balls in Nagpur in Feb 2010.

Record double


No. of double-centuries by Virat Kohli as captain - the most. He went past Brian Lara's five 200s as captain. All other Indian captains combined have only four 200s.

No. 20 for Kohli


Number of batsmen to score 20 Test centuries in fewer innings than Kohli who has got there in his 105th innings. Bradman (55), Gavaskar (93), Hayden (95) and S Smith (99) are the only ones ahead.

Kohli's 5000


No. of India batsmen to get to 5000 Test runs in fewer inns than Kohli who has taken 105 inns. Gavaskar (95), Sehwag (99) and Tendulkar (103) are the three ahead of Kohli.

Perera's milestone


No. of Tests taken by Dilruwan Perera to take 100 wickets - the fastest among 6 Sri Lanka bowlers to the milestone. Muralitharan was the previous fastest in 27 matches.

Victorious venue


India's win-loss record in last 12 Tests at Delhi, before this. The last time they lost there was in 1987 to West Indies.