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  • 4:03 PM IST

    And that’s it. Sri Lanka put up a solid display on the Day 5 to draw the third Test match. The visitors scored 299 runs for the loss of five wickets. Meanwhile, India win the three-match Test series 1-0.

  • 3:46 PM IST

    Some good batting by Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella. They have bailed Sri Lanka out of trouble almost here. The partnership between these two is nearing the 100-run mark and looks like draw is the feasible option here.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    So that’s tea on day five. Sri Lanka have done well to take the game this far. Despite Dhananjaya de Silva’s injury, Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella have made sure that Sri Lanka go into the last session with five wickets in hand.

  • 1:57 PM IST

    This is sad for Sri Lanka. Dhananjaya de Silva is injured and is retired hurt. Is this an opening for India?

  • 1:41 PM IST

    That’s third Test century for Dhananjaya de Silva. What an innings this has been so far. He is unfinished and has a big target ahead of him. He needs to bat till the end to help Sri Lanka save the game.

  • 12:53 PM IST

    OUT! Ravi Ashwin strikes for India. He has bowled Chandimal. He comes out of his crease, is undone by spin. The ball goes past inside edge and all ends up. Chandimal b Ashwin 36(90)

  • 11:40 AM IST

    Sri Lanka lost wicket of Angelo Mathews but after that De Silva and Dinesh Chandimal have held the fort for them. The partnership between them is worth 84. Chandimal is lucky to be out there as he survived on a no-ball. Meanwhile, it is time for lunch break. Interesting session coming up. Do join us back.

  • 10:00 AM IST

    OUT! India draw first blood in the morning. It’s a big wicket of Angelo Mathews. He has edged it to the slip where Ajinkya Rahane takes a good catch. India, six wickets away from win now. Mathews c Rahane b Jadeja 1(20)

  • 8:44 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to day 5’s coverage of the third Test. India are seven wickets away from yet another win against Sri Lanka. Can Dinesh Chandimal and co put up a fight today to save the Test match?

New Delhi: Hosts India will look to pick the remaining seven wickets on the fifth day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka and thus clinch the three-match series 2-0. On day four, towards the end, Indian bowlers reduced Sri Lanka to 31-3 after setting a huge target of 410 runs.

Before bad light brought the fourth day to an end with a theoretical 13 overs remaining, first drop Dhananjaya de Silva (13) and former Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews (zero) were batting at the crease, still trailing India by 379 runs with seven wickets remaining.  

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 4: Hosts Inch Closer to Win in Kotla Test After Picking Three Late Wickets

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 4: Hosts Inch Closer to Win in Kotla Test After Picking Three Late Wickets

Chasing a daunting target of 410 runs to chase, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja ripped through Sri Lanka’s top order as they dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne (13), Sadeera Samarawickrama (five) and Suranga Lakmal (zero) cheaply to put India on course of a victory.

While Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets by conceding just five runs, Shami chipped in with a wicket by giving away eight runs.

The hosts, who are leading by 1-0 in the three-match series after winning the second Test by an innings and 239 runs in Nagpur, need another seven wickets to claim series.

Earlier in the day, Shikhar Dhawan (67), Cheteshwar Pujara (49), Virat Kohli (50) and Rohit Sharma (50) all contributed with the bat as India declared their second-innings total of 246-5.

For Sri Lanka, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dilruwan Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva and Lakshan Sandakan all chipped in with a wicket. (With ANI inputs)