SportIndia won a record ninth Test series in succession after drawing with Sri Lanka in the pollution-tainted third and final Test in New Delhi today (6). Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia's record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005- 2008. The first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata had ended in a draw and the hosts won the second game by an innings and 239 runs. Sri Lanka managed to salvage some pride in the in final match thanks to Dhananjaya de Silva and Roshen Silva, who defied the odds and fought back to deny India a win. The Test was marred by severe pollution in the Indian capital, with fast bowlers from both sides vomiting Tuesday (5).
Source: Sunday Times December 06, 2017 12:00 UTC