India, Sri Lanka settle for a draw © AFP
India, Sri Lanka settle for a draw © AFP

Dhananjaya de Silva’s gritty fifty: Leading Sri Lanka’s march on Day five, Dhananjaya batted with composure on a crumbling track. Despite fall of Mathews’ wicket early into session, Dhananjaya went on to score his third Test fifty.

He battled hard against a hip injury and fought his way to a commendable hundred; his third. His footwork against spinners was a sight to see.

Dinesh Chandimal’s resistance: Fresh from a century in the first innings, Chandimal came out as more confident player. He weathered Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandan Ashwin’s wizardry competently. He was bowled but a no-ball by Jadeja saved him.

Ravichandran Ashwin outsmarts Dinesh Chandimal: With Chandimal playing on the back foot, Ashwin incited him to come forward. Few balls before cleaning up Chandimal, Ashwin bowled everything straight into his pads him.

India, Sri Lanka settle for draw in Delhi Test; hosts win series 1-0
India, Sri Lanka settle for draw in Delhi Test; hosts win series 1-0

Chandimal confident of a similar delivery, danced down the track, got deceived in flight and found his off-stump missing.

Roshen Silva maiden Test fifty: Despite falling for 3-ball duck, Roshen came out a possessed man. He used his foot work to great effect against Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja despite looking nervous first-up.

He put up commendable stands with Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella. He scored his maiden Test fifty in 105 balls.

Niroshan Dickwella: Roshen Silva stonewalls India – Indian bowlers toiled hard in the post-tea session that saw Niroshan Dickwella and Roshen Silva stifled the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The pair batted for 14 out of the 25 overs to deny India a 2-0 series win.

India won the series 1-0 against Sri Lanka.