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3rd Test, Delhi, December 02 - 06, 2017, Sri Lanka tour of India
536/7d & 246/5d
(T:410) 373 & 299/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
243 & 50
Player Of The Series
610 runs
India 1st INNINGS 
Murali Vijay st †Dickwella b Sandakan15526735013058.05
Shikhar Dhawan c Lakmal b Perera2335474065.71
Cheteshwar Pujara c Samarawickrama b Gamage2339474058.97
Virat Kohli (c)lbw b Sandakan24328744725084.66
Ajinkya Rahane st †Dickwella b Sandakan1560020.00
Rohit Sharma c †Dickwella b Sandakan651021297263.72
Ravichandran Ashwin c Perera b Gamage416380025.00
Wriddhiman Saha not out 919281047.36
Ravindra Jadeja not out 542010125.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 7)8
TOTAL127.5 Ov (RR: 4.19, 564 Mts)536/7d
Did not bat: Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami 
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Shikhar Dhawan, 9.6 ov), 2-78 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 20.2 ov), 3-361 (Murali Vijay, 85.6 ov), 4-365 (Ajinkya Rahane, 87.3 ov), 5-500 (Rohit Sharma, 117.5 ov), 6-519 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 122.4 ov), 7-523 (Virat Kohli, 125.3 ov)
Suranga Lakmal21.228003.759011000
Lahiru Gamage25.379523.7210515000
20.2 to CA Pujara, snuffed at leg slip. There was a fielder in position there for precisely that. The length ball angles in from wide of the crease, Pujara glances this off his hip but fails to keep it down and hits it straight to the fielder. Sharp take by Samarawickrama.. 78/2
122.4 to R Ashwin, gone! Well, the break seems to have done some good to Sri Lanka. A wide length ball, on the shorter side of a good length. He's been getting out in that region quite a lot lately, and he reaches out and steers the ball straight to gully. He's planted his front foot half-forward, nowhere near the line of the ball, and just stuck his hands out at it. 519/6
Dilruwan Perera31.1014514.6510114100
9.6 to S Dhawan, he's held on to the catch at deep backward square. He's lost his shoe in trying to catch that. Lakmal can't believe he's held on there. Laughs in the Sri Lankan camp but I tell you what, they would've all been fuming had he dropped that. 100th Test wicket for Dilruwan. This was a poorly executed sweep, which Dhawan fetched from outside off and only managed to top-edge it.. 42/1
Lakshan Sandakan33.5116744.9310914107
85.6 to M Vijay, lapse in concentration at the fag end of the day has cost Vijay. So he can't cross his Test best of 167 despite crossing 150 four times. This one was nicely tossed up outside off, he played for the one that spins back in but this one spun away to beat the outside edge, as he stretched forward to defend he ended up dragging his back foot outside the crease and it was bang on the line as the bails were whipped off. Sri Lanka have something to cheer about. 361/3
87.3 to AM Rahane, Sandakan now lets rip a googly that breaks away from Rahane and leaves him overbalanced. Draws Rahane forward with flight, the dip creates distance between the bat and the pitch, the turn takes it past the outside edge. Rahane's foot is on the line by the time Dickwella whips the bails off. Nothing behind the line. Two wickets in two overs for Sandakan at the fag end of the day. Loose drive from Rahane. 365/4
117.5 to RG Sharma, shapes to cut but this ball breaks back in sharply from outside off to kiss the bottom edge through to Dickwella. So he's fallen off the last ball before lunch.. 500/5
125.3 to V Kohli, pins him lbw! But he's reviewed. Right then. This is a skidder, pitching on off stump, short of a length, forcing Kohli to go back and try a flick through midwicket. The problem for him though is the ball seems to rush him, beats him, strikes the back pad on the knee roll. Three reds come up on the replay and Kohli walks off with 15,934 at his homeground standing up for him. 523/7
Dhananjaya de Silva1604803.00581000
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Saha b Mohammed Shami011000.00
Dilruwan Perera lbw b Jadeja4254899077.77
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b I Sharma11426007.14
Angelo Mathews c †Saha b Ashwin11126838014241.41
Dinesh Chandimal (c)c Dhawan b I Sharma16436147221145.42
Sadeera Samarawickrama c †Saha b I Sharma3361617054.09
Roshen Silva c Dhawan b Ashwin035000.00
Niroshan Dickwella  b Ashwin0411000.00
Suranga Lakmal c †Saha b Mohammed Shami513151038.46
Lahiru Gamage lbw b Jadeja11616006.25
Lakshan Sandakan not out 02039000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 2, pen 5)16
TOTAL135.3 Ov (RR: 2.75, 562 Mts)373
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.1 ov), 2-14 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 5.1 ov), 3-75 (Dilruwan Perera, 18.4 ov), 4-256 (Angelo Mathews, 97.6 ov), 5-317 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 116.4 ov), 6-318 (Roshen Silva, 117.4 ov), 7-322 (Niroshan Dickwella, 119.2 ov), 8-331 (Suranga Lakmal, 122.4 ov), 9-343 (Lahiru Gamage, 126.5 ov), 10-373 (Dinesh Chandimal, 135.3 ov)
Mohammed Shami2668523.2612315001
0.1 to FDM Karunaratne, got him first ball and it's a beauty. It's as if Shami didn't even miss the previous Test. Brute from around the stumps, angles this short of length delivery back in, this one nips away ever-so-slightly off the seam to square him up, and the poke wobbles away to Saha who makes no mistake. Kotla roars. Dream start.. 0/1
122.4 to RAS Lakmal, healthy edge and an outstanding catch again from Saha. This was still on its way up as he instinctively moved to his right to grab that at shoulder height. This moved away off the seam to kiss the edge as he pushed at that. Reward, finally for Shami today.. 331/8
Ishant Sharma29.379833.3213617000
5.1 to DM de Silva, he's a dead duck because he's hit below the knee roll. India on fire, Ishant on fire. This one is pitched on length, comes back in off the seam to beat the inside edge and hit him on the back leg. This would've crashed into the top of off stump. Consulted with his partner over a review before deciding to walk off.. 14/2
116.4 to S Samarawickrama, guess what? Finally an edge induced by Ishant has been taken behind the stumps and it's an absolute corker of a catch from Saha. Length outside off, well outside infact, Sadeera has a poke at it and gets a thin edge that flew low to Saha's right. The key to making the catch possible was anticipating the possibility of an edge, which Saha did so he moved as the ball took the edge and managed to pull off a one handed stunner inches from the ground. Ishant rewarded for his persistence.. 317/5
135.3 to LD Chandimal, right down the throat of third man. There was width, Chandimal threw his bat at that but only managed a thick edge down to Shikhar Dhawan who didn't have to move an inch left or right. India have pocketed a lead of 163. . 373/10
Ravindra Jadeja45138621.9122813001
18.4 to MDK Perera, what a review from India. Jadeja was convinced this was hitting the stumps but wasn't sure if this was over the three-metre line. Kohli went for it and as it turns out, height and line wasn't in doubt, as was the distance from the stumps. Once Jadeja shortened his length, Dilruwan looked to pad it away as he stepped out but was struck in line in trying to do that. Wicket against the run of play for India. The impact was apparently 2.99m from the stumps . A small fraction more and he would've been not out. Done in by a fine margin.. 75/3
126.5 to PLS Gamage, got the previous delivery to spin away. This one's the arm ball that skids back in to beat the inside edge on his forward prod. That would've crashed into the stumps. Umpire Nigel Llong raised his finger even before Jadeja could complete the appeal. As far as decisions go, that's a simple one. Ball tracker says umpire's call . 343/9
Ravichandran Ashwin3589032.571587300
97.6 to AD Mathews, there's the wicket, India's first for the day and the most threatening bowler who has bowled the least today has got Mathews with a pearl of a delivery. This was the quicker delivery that drifted away and skidded on, Mathews played for the turn when there was none, kissed the outside edge through to Saha who comes up with a fine take behind the stumps. India have broken the defiance just before tea. That should rejuvenate them.. 256/4
117.4 to ARS Silva, and it's a forgettable debut. Thick inside edge off the pad to short leg. Jabbed at the delivery, the drift and revs on the ball did the trick for Ashwin. So, Roshen Silva has waited a long, long time to make his debut and has to walk back when his moment has arrived. All the elements of a typical Ashwin wicket. Overspin, drift, bounce. Superb to watch.. 318/6
119.2 to N Dickwella, got him. That's the end of Dickwella. Done in by an arm ball that cramps him for room, beat his cut and crash into the stumps. Played for the turn when there was none. Excellent from Ashwin.. 322/7
India 2nd INNINGS 
Murali Vijay c †Dickwella b Lakmal912112075.00
Shikhar Dhawan st †Dickwella b Sandakan67911765173.62
Ajinkya Rahane c Sandakan b Perera1037572027.02
Cheteshwar Pujara c Mathews b de Silva4966845074.24
Virat Kohli (c)c Lakmal b Gamage5058893086.20
Rohit Sharma not out 50497750102.04
Ravindra Jadeja not out 44900100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 3, w 1)7
TOTAL52.2 Ov (RR: 4.70, 254 Mts)246/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Murali Vijay, 2.1 ov), 2-29 (Ajinkya Rahane, 13.4 ov), 3-106 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 30.6 ov), 4-144 (Shikhar Dhawan, 35.2 ov), 5-234 (Virat Kohli, 50.4 ov)
Suranga Lakmal1436014.28527010
2.1 to M Vijay, a nothing stroke and Vijay is gone. He wasn't his usual self this morning, playing away from the body, once again looking to hit on the up but this ball moved away just a wee bit to kiss the edge through to Dickwella.. 10/1
Lahiru Gamage12.214813.89485003
50.4 to V Kohli, has dragged this from way outside off, holes out to Lakmal at wide long-on. Wanted to go downtown but this slower delivery stopped on him, hit the top part of the bat as he swung through. That essentially killed his timing. Still had to be taken alright, was in the air for a long, long time and Lakmal did well, kept his eyes on the ball as he ran to his right to take it.. 234/5
Dilruwan Perera1105414.90346000
13.4 to AM Rahane, he's holed out to long-on. Oh, dear. So, so similar to that nervous stroke he played in his second innings on debut. Rahane's was a troubled existence and he's been put out of his misery. Looked to go over long-on but didn't get to the pitch of the ball, ended up dragging it from outside off and straight to the fielder at the rope. Rahane's poor run continues. Was looking to hit his way out of trouble this time, didn't pay off. 17 runs in five innings this series . 29/2
Dhananjaya de Silva503116.20103000
30.6 to CA Pujara, plays for the turn but this one drifts away from around the stumps and skids through take the edge and Mathews takes an excellent catch at slip. He stayed nice and low and was alert to the possibility of the edge as he went nice and low to make it look ridiculously easy. Excellent reflexes, no half-century for Pujara.. 106/3
Lakshan Sandakan1005015.00231100
35.2 to S Dhawan, he's gone, looking to heave this over long-on, beaten by the turn as he stepped out to swing and Dickwella effects the simplest of stumping. Dhawan was defeated by the turn. For the second time in the series, Dhawan has missed a hundred that was set up on a platter.. 144/4
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 410 runs)
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Saha b Jadeja1346611028.26
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Rahane b Mohammed Shami515300033.33
Dhananjaya de Silva retired hurt 11921925715154.33
Suranga Lakmal  b Jadeja032000.00
Angelo Mathews c Rahane b Jadeja12026005.00
Dinesh Chandimal (c) b Ashwin36901212040.00
Roshen Silva not out 7415418411048.05
Niroshan Dickwella not out 44721096061.11
Extras(b 5, lb 1, nb 1)7
TOTAL103 Ov (RR: 2.90, 398 Mts)299/5
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5.5 ov), 2-31 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 15.1 ov), 3-31 (Suranga Lakmal, 15.4 ov), 4-35 (Angelo Mathews, 21.6 ov), 5-147 (Dinesh Chandimal, 54.6 ov), 5-205* (Dhananjaya de Silva, retired hurt)
Ishant Sharma1323202.46624000
Mohammed Shami1565013.33657000
5.5 to S Samarawickrama, hostile fast bowling at its very best. Sadeera has been snuffed out in the slip cordon by a rip roaring bouncer. Snicko points to a some glove as he tried to sway out of the way to avoid that. The ball then lobbed off the back bicep to Rahane at gully. This was a superb bouncer in the mid 140s from Shami, much like the previous delivery.. 14/1
Ravichandran Ashwin35312613.6014112100
54.6 to LD Chandimal, going back to over the wicket has worked. This is a terrific delivery from Ashwin. Nice loop, tossed this up outside off, got this to dip on him as Chandimal is defeated in flight even as he steps out, still went to whip this through midwicket but this ball spun back in to sneak through the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps. Superb planning. The century stand has been broken. 147/5
Ravindra Jadeja38138132.1319212001
15.1 to FDM Karunaratne, they were so close to walking off for light, they just about continue and look what has happened. Karunaratne, in trying to shut shop, and defend has got faint nick to a topspinner from Jadeja, excellent catch by Saha. Clear edge, Karunaratne was confused because the bat hit the pad at the same time there was a nick, but Sri Lanka would've lost a review had they decided to go upstairs.. 31/2
15.4 to RAS Lakmal, Jadeja turns around to appeal without realising he's bowled Lakmal. This was drifting in full from wide of the crease, Lakmal was tentative in his forward prod and got some bottom edge as it rolled on to the stumps.. 31/3
21.6 to AD Mathews, what a ball, what a catch. Bowled this from much wider of the crease from around the stumps, excellent anticipation from Rahane at slip. The ball drifted in and spun away sharply from the rough, this one bounced as well. Mathews made the cardinal sin of driving at that, got a thick edge that flew to Rahane's right but he's got excellent hands, which begs the question: why doesn't he stand there for the fast bowlers? Jadeja's persistence has paid off.. 35/4
Murali Vijay10303.0030000
Virat Kohli10101.0050000
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TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Player Of The Series
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2286
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Match days2,3,4,5,6 December 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Roshen Silva
Roshen Silva
West Indies
Joel Wilson
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
David Boon
Sat, 02 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 371/4 (Virat Kohli 156*, Rohit Sharma 6*, 90 ov)
Sun, 03 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 131/3 (Angelo Mathews 57*, Dinesh Chandimal 25*, 44.3 ov)
Mon, 04 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 356/9 (Dinesh Chandimal 147*, Lakshan Sandakan 0*, 130 ov)
Tue, 05 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 31/3 (Dhananjaya de Silva 13*, Angelo Mathews 0*, 16 ov)
Wed, 06 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 299/5 (103 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 27.1 overs (163 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/4 in 30.0 overs (DM de Silva 43, LD Chandimal 2)
  • DM de Silva: 50 off 92 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (DM de Silva 38, LD Chandimal 14, Ex 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 38.4 overs (232 balls), Extras 0
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 119/4 in 47.0 overs (DM de Silva 72, LD Chandimal 27)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 171 balls (DM de Silva 66, LD Chandimal 34, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 56.4 overs (341 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 163/5 in 65.0 overs (DM de Silva 97, ARS Silva 9)
  • DM de Silva: 100 off 188 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (DM de Silva 24, ARS Silva 25, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 73.2 overs (441 balls), Extras 3
  • DM de Silva retired hurt at 205/5 (119, 75.6 overs)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 226/5 in 81.0 overs (ARS Silva 38, N Dickwella 11)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 86.4 overs (521 balls), Extras 7
  • ARS Silva: 50 off 105 balls (9 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (ARS Silva 23, N Dickwella 26, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 286/5 in 95.0 overs (ARS Silva 69, N Dickwella 36)
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