India 7 Wickets Away From The Win, Sri Lanka 3 For 31 In Second Innings
With the help of two-wicket haul of Ravindra Jadeja, India made the most confident move on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. India kept the target of 410 runs ahead of Sri Lanka. At the end of the fourth day, the tourist team was staggering on 31 for 3 wickets down.
Due to the dim light, the fourth day’s play on the Ferozshah Kotla was stopped before 13 overs. Dhananjay De Silva, who scored 13 runs in the innings, was accompanied by Angelo Mathews (0) at the end of the day. Sri Lanka lost the wickets of nightwatchman Suranga Lakmal (00) in the second innings with openers Sandeep Samar Bikram (5) and Dimuth Karunaratne (13).
Samarvikrama was forced to hit by Mohammed Shami (1-8) towards Ajinkya Rahane in the slip. Jadeja then finishes the hopes of taking the third wicket of night watchman too.
Sri Lanka needs 379 runs to win, while India is 7 wickets away from victory. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (67), captain Virat Kohli (50), Rohit Sharma (50 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (49) were the other batsmen to score 246 for 5.
Ashes Second Test, Target Of 354 For Victory, England’s Hopes on Root: Cricket Update
Captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten half-century to keep England hoping for a win against Australia in the Ashes series in the second Test. This has created an opportunity to level the five-match series by 1-1.
Chasing 354, England were 167 for 4 at stumps on day four. Still, England needs 178 runs and they have six batsmen left. All of them are on the captain’s side and they should get along with him. Earlier, on the basis of James Anderson’s dominance, England ended Australia’s second innings with just 138 runs.