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  • 4:06 PM IST

    That is it! The match ends in a draw. SL 299 for 5. India, however, win series 1-0.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    Sri Lanka continue to frustrate India. Both Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella are now looking at ease in the middle. They have put on a 50 run stand in 69 balls. Roshen gets to his maiden Test fifty in 105 balls.

  • 2:34 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami to start proceeding in the final session of this Test. There are as many as 24 more to be bowled. It will be important that Shami and Ishant Sharma get a wicket first-up. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have struggled to pick wickets today.

  • 2:26 PM IST

    Update on Dhananjaya de SIlva is that he has suffered a glute muscle injury.

  • 2:01 PM IST

    OUT goes Dhananjaya de Silva. That second run was not needed from Roshen Silva. He could have been considerate about de Silva’s injury. Niroshan is out in the middle. Ravichandran Ashwin now has gone for 100 runs; with only wicket in kitty

  • 1:16 PM IST

    100! Magnificent knock by Dhananjaya. Brings up his third Test hundred. He is seen struggling with his hamstring but is not giving his wicket away. His first Test hundred was against Australia in Colombo. This his second hundred away from home.

  • 12:51 PM IST

    Roshen Silva averages 48 in Sri Lanka’s domestic cricket. He looks very uncomfortable going up against Ravichandran Ashwin. It will be just a matter of time that Ashwin snaps him up.

    Dhananjaya continues to be stuck on 90.
  • 12:39 PM IST

    OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin gets Dinesh Chandimal for 36. Chandimal was well setup by Ashwin making him play out of the crease. Roshen Silva is out in the middle with Dhananjaya de Silva.

  • 12:34 PM IST

    Both Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva continue to frustrate India in the middle. Dhananjaya in particular has downed India’s bowler so far. He is now nearing his third Test hundred.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin to start proceeding in the second session of play. Chandimal started the session smacking Jadeja for a boundary straight past him. Dhananjaya de Silva is playing a career defining innings here.

    He is looking good for his third century.
  • 11:32 AM IST

    LUNCH! Sri Lanka will be the happier of the two sides going into Lunch on Day 5. India would likely have wanted to wrap up Sri Lanka’s innings but was not to be. The ball is taking some turn for both Jadeja and Ashwin.

    Catch us in 30 mins from live action for the post-lunch session.
  • 11:14 AM IST

    Both Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva have held Sri Lanka’s fort in the middle. They have so far managed to put 64 runs for the fifth wicket that see Sri Lanka heading into tea the more happier side. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are bowling in tandem now for India.

  • 10:52 AM IST

    50! This could very well be a career defining knock for Dhananjaya de Silva. His fifty coming in 92 balls; number third in Test. He along with Dinesh Chandimal have added 47 runs for the fifth wicket.

    Meanwhile Australia have won the second Test at Adelaide and take a 2-0 lead.
    Read a more comprehensive report by kaustubh-mayekar here.
  • 10:32 AM IST

    Ravindra jadeja and Mohammed Shami have been remarkable so far. Jadeja is throwing like darts; on the money every time. Shami ,on the other hand, been providing that much needed pace on the ball.

    Elsewhere in Adelaide, Australia are 2 wickets away from taking a 2-0 lead.
  • 9:54 AM IST

    India have hopes pinned on Jadeja to get rid of Mathews. The former Sri Lankan skipper is looking to dead-bat everything. And the Mathews-resistance ends. A bit of turn, Mathews pokes at it, Rahane doesn’t drop it at slip. Big breakthrough for India as the first innings centurion departs.

    OUT! Angelo Mathews c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 1 (20)

  • 9:32 AM IST

    Ishant Sharma will open the bowling for India on day 5. The conditions are a tad bit better with sun peeking through all the smog. Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva will want to keep out India from the game in the first session. With Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella yet to come, Sri Lanka may have an outside chance of a draw.

  • 9:27 AM IST

    Pitch report:

    “It looks good for a Day 5 pitch, there are some footmarks which can be exploited by Ashwin and Co. It is still a very good batting surface. Play each ball on its merits, do not plan too far ahead.”
  • 9:25 AM IST

    Players are coming out for the final day of the Kotla Test. India will bank on Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin to close Sri Lanka’s innings as quickly as possible. News is that Mohammed Shami is fit to bowl today after he was seen vomiting last evening.

  • 9:16 AM IST

    News from Adelaide is that Josh Hazlewood has got rid of Joe Root. England in deep trouble. Hazlewood’s 124th Test wicket.

  • 9:12 AM IST

    Want to know how Day four panned out for India in Delhi.

    Read our highlights here.
  • 9:06 AM IST

    Australia have got rid of Chris Woakes on the second-ball of Day 5. It is a great cricketing day to report the game.

    Catch all the action from Ashes here.
  • 9:05 AM IST

    Good morning and welcome to Day 5 of the Delhi Test. India are 7 wickets, and Sri Lanka are still 379 runs away from a win. If India win this, they head into South Africa with a confident mind and if Sri Lanka, they head into the limited overs leg with a psychological lead.

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In a bid to chase 410, Sri Lanka were reeling at 31 for 3 at close of Day 4 © IANS

Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day Five of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka. I am Vishal Mehra, and will bring all the live updates from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. 

In a bid to chase 410, Sri Lanka were reeling at 31 for 3 at close of Day 4. Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the final session. Mohammed Shami ended the day with the wicket of opener Sadeera Samarawickrama. Bad light and smog stopped pay early. Dhanajaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 13 and Angelo Mathews is yet to open his account.

Smog got the better of the Sri Lanka players on Day 4 as well. The players were seen wearing the masks. Eventually Suranga Lakmal threw up twice. A doctor at the stadium examined three Sri Lankan players and said their vital signs were normal. Earlier, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s fifties helped India set up a formidable target against Sri Lanka. No Test team has chased down 410 since 2003, when the West Indies defeated Australia after making 418 runs.

Birthday boy Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with his knock of 67. Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan and Dhanajaya ended with wicket apiece.