Hello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of the fifth and final day’s play in the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.Post-match presentation:16.28 IST: “Last time I took a break, it was very difficult to handle. But my body is wanting it right now. My body has taken a toll in the last couple of years and now is theperfect time to take a break from the game,” Virat Kohli also said.16.27 IST: “When I wasn’t captain, it was difficult to think of situations. When Iwas finding my feet in Test cricket, I was under pressure. When I got to a milestone, I relaxed. Now, it’s a lot different,” Virat Kohli added.16.27 IST: “It was kind of a revelation that I can play in Tests the way I can doin ODIs. There’s nothing called set pattern these days, if you canbelieve in yourself, you can achieve anything in any format,” says Virat Kohli16.24 IST: Virat Kohli is also the Man of the Series for scoring 610 runs in threeTests at an average of 152.50 with three hundreds and two doublecenturies.16.24 IST: Virat Kohli adjudged Man of the Match for scoring 243 and 50 in both innings16.00 IST: Sri Lanka (373 & 299/5) hold on for a draw, India (536/7d & 246/5d) win series 1-0. This is their 9th successive series win under captain Virat KohliMost consecutive series-wins in Tests:9 Australia (2005-2008)9* India (2015-till date)8 England (1884-1890)#INDvSL #INDvsSL #SLvIND https://t.co/jiPDAdMuYsadvertisement- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 6, 2017Dickwella walks down to the non-striker’s end. It at first seems that it is some sort of time wasting tactic. Well, hold on! The batsmen are asking the dressing room about calling off the game… And the signal from the dressing room comes in the affirmative! So it has ended in a DRAW! A moral victory for Sri Lanka nevertheless.Sri Lanka would be very pleased with their batting on the last day. Starting with Dhananjaya de Silva and they believed in themselves and carried on throughout the day.Day 1 belonged to India where we witnessed a big hundred from Vijayand a double hundred from Virat Kohli. India went on to score a massive 536/7 after what we can say was a absurd decision – not because of theplaying conditions but because of the environmental conditions. The SriLankan players were seen wearing masks while taking the field while fewof them were also seen throwing up on the field. They cannot be blamedas the conditions were also not up to the mark. Day 2 was a little moremedia catching for the wrong reasons.Sri Lanka played well especially the partnership between Angelo Mathewsand their skipper Dinesh Chandimal. They never changed the tide towardsthem but psychologically really changed their approach. India came outwith a positive approach in the following day but it really didn’tclick. They didn’t score as quickly as per their liking. They declaredtheir innings and gave Sri Lanka a target of 409 to win. India picked up a couple of wickets at the close of day 4 and would really believe that they could go all the way to win the game from there.The pitch didn’t help the Indian spinners on the final day as theydidn’t get much purchase from it. They picked up the wicket of Mathewsearly but Dhananjaya de Silva and his middle order stitched up goodpartnerships to remove all doubts about another collapse. Indian bowlers tried their best were unable to get the better of the Sri Lankanbatters. They had their opportunists with a stumping gone begging andJadeja’s extended stride which caused a no ball.So were India a little too over confident after the loss of the twoearly wickets the previous day? On another given day they would havewrapped up the Sri Lankan innings by Tea but some solid defense by thelatter’s saved the match.Sri Lanka’s 299/5 is the highest total by a visiting side in fourth inns of a Test match in India#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 6, 2017The Test ends in draw, but India win the series – their 9th series-win on the trot. With this India have equalled Australia’s world record of most consecutive series-wins in Test cricket.#INDvSL #INDvsSL #SLvsInd- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 6, 201715.59 IST: Both teams are just going through the motions now as the match is heading towards a draw. Sri Lanka 299/5 in 103 overs, need 111 runs from 7 oversadvertisement15.42 IST: Just 8 overs are left in the day and India still need 5 wickets. Sri Lanka 373 & 293/5 in 98 overs, need 117 runs more 15.34 IST: We are back for the last one hour of the match. Jadeja to continue.15.31 IST: Time for drinks.15.25 IST: Ashwin to Roshen, FOUR! Dickwella continues to live dangerously and is getting away with it as well. Tossed up around off, the southpaw crouches and goes for a slog sweep but his bottom hand comes off. Ends up mistiming it aerially towards short fine leg. Pujara runs to his right, puts in the dive but the ball evades him and runs through to the fence behind.3rd Test. 92.6: R Ashwin to R Silva (67), 4 runs, 283/5 https://t.co/OKFOpkAcEJ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201715.15 IST: Virat Kohli has got hold of a kite. Not sure where it has come from but the skipper is having fun with it. The crowd enjoys it. Kohli hands it back to the umpire.15.04 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! Maiden test fifty for Roshen Silva on debut! After a duck in the first innings, he would have been feeling nervy when he came out to bat, considering the situation of the game. This stroke to reach his fifty sums up his confident knock and showcases the fact that this young man has got a strong temperament. Skips down the track to the tossed up delivery and creams it through covers for an exquisite boundary.15.04 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! The debutant is growing in confidence. Coming in with the arm around off, Silva is nimble on feet and clips it through the gap between mid on and short mid-wicket. Both the fielders, Ashwin at the former position and Pujara at the latter, give up the chase too quickly as the ball rolls to the ropes. Jadeja is not amused one bit.14.53 IST: Shami to Dickwella, FOUR! Nice execution. Turns out to be a safe shot in the end. Shami tries to unsettle Dickwella with a short delivery. However, the southpaw remains cool as a cucumber and ramps it over the slip cordon for a one-bounce boundary. The wicket-keeper is enjoying the situation at present.14.49 IST: Virat Kohli urges the crowd to cheer for them. The Feroz Shah Kohli is buzzing right now. The Indian needs their backing if they are to break the resistance of the visitors.14.48 IST: The crowd is getting into the act. India need their backing if they are to break the resistance of the visitors.14.46 IST: Sri Lanka 373, 243/5 in 84 overs, need 167 runs. Roshen 41*, Dickwella 21*14.43 IST: Shami to Dickwella, FOUR! Lucky runs! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to force it through covers but gets a thick outside edge in the gap between second slip and gully and the ball races away to the fence. Dickwella is riding his luck but that is the way he play.14.40 IST: Ishant to Roshen, FOUR! 4 Byes! Welcome runs for Sri Lanka even though runs don’t matter for them. This ball is bowled a little wide outside leg, Silva tries to flick it but misses it. The ball goes past a diving Saha for a boundary.advertisement14.35 IST: Shami starts the final session for India with a maiden over with the new ball. Sri Lanka 373 & 226/5 in 82 overs, need 184 runs more14.32 IST: The Sri Lankan pair of Dickwella and Roshen Silva walk out to the middle. The umpires and the Indian team are also out. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India with Roshen Silva on strike14.30 IST: Final Day, Final Session – India have exactly 25 overs to get the remaining 5 Sri Lankan wickets to clinch a 2-0 series win. But that’s easier said than done!14.12 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 226/5 at tea on Day 5 vs India (536/7d & 246/5d), need 184 runs more. Dhananjaya 119*, Roshen 38*, Ashwin 1/101Wonderful closely contested session! This is what we would have loved to watch the entire series – decent performance from Sri Lanka. Once again it is a passage of play where they haven’t lost wickets in clusters and as the batsmen are spending time at the crease, the confidence is getting high along with the runs that flow. This innings so far has belonged to Dhananjaya de Silva. The youngster wasn’t in the side in the first couple of games and here he is, playing a match-saving knock. The job’s not done though but his innings has his side just one session away from salvaging a draw which very few would have given them a chance of. It was a chanceless knock till the time Ashwin spilled a hard caught-and-bowled chance. He walked out eventually after what we believe is a muscle-pull. What did India do? Almost everything possible. Ashwin and Jadeja bowled more overs in a bid to have more balls to get a dismissal. They handed an over each to Vijay and Kohli. They tried changing the pacers’ ends and used them in short spells. Finally they have taken the second new ball. This forthcoming passage of play should be interesting. Will the hosts succeed in their mission to win 2-0 with this second new cherry? Join us as the action unravels in just a bit.At Tea on Day 5, Sri Lanka are 373 & 226/5. India need 5 wickets to win the match #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/4hI3RleYco- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201714.12 IST: Ishant to Dickwella, A big appeal, turned down! India thought they have their man but have to wait. Sharma lands it on a length around off. Dickwella misses the ball and wears it high on the pad. Indians appeal to no avail. Height the factor definitely. India don’t opt for the review, rightly. That’s TEA, FINAL DAY! 14.06 IST: Ishant to Dickwella, FOUR! What a wonderful looking shot that! There are times as a fielder wherein you have to take the quick decision in a split second as to whether to dive or chase the ball. This was one such instance. Vijay the man in question.14.06 IST: Second new ball has been taken by the Indians and Ishant Sharma will have a crack with it first up. Sri Lanka 373 & 222/5 in 80 overs, need 188 runs more14.03 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! Oh Ashwin! How does he manage to put up a show of such (bad) fielding effort game after game?13.58 IST: Ashwin to Dickwella, FOUR! This is what Dickwella can do. Even though he was dismissed by Ashwin in the first innings, he won’t let the bowler have the rhythm against him. Flighted ball around off, Niroshan gets down and sweeps it powerfully in front of square on the leg side and gets a boundary. Gets going with this.13.55 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! This is what spending time in the middle can do. Jadeja loops it up around off, Silva charges down and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary.13.53 IST: RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN back into the attack. Probably this has something to do with Dickwella at the crease now. India sense an opening.13.52 IST: BIG BLOW FOR LANKA! Dhananjaya de Silva is seen walking out after that injury is seen hampering him as well as his partner. Roshen Silva had to take into account his partner’s struggles and that was a problem, opine the on-air commentators. NIROSHAN DICKWELLA is seen walking out to bat next.13.45 IST: Huge cheers across the ground as VIRAT KOHLI has brought himself on for a bowl. Can he be the man with the golden arm? Remember, he is going through a purple patch with the bat. Can he translate it to his bowling?13.43 IST: Guess what! MURALI VIJAY, with one Test scalp to his name, has been called in to bowl. Moeen Ali is his victim. Interestingly, he is bowling with his cap on.13.43 IST: Jadeja on Day 5 in Test matches has bowled in 16 innings for his 22 wickets. His average is 16.8 in such cases. Today, he has picked up just a scalp, notwithstanding the one that was overturned due to overstepping. Maybe the pitch plays a major part in his success but he has continued to trouble the batsmen even today. Numbers don’t lie, do they?13.30 IST: Jadeja to Silva, FOUR! Brings up the 200 for Sri Lanka (373 & 201/5 in 73.2 overs), need 209 runs more13.38 IST: Ashwin to Silva, takes a single to bring up the fifty-run partnership13,38 IST: The physio has run more than some of the Sri Lankan batters have done for their runs! Has come on again for de Silva who looks uncomfortable.13:25 IST: 68.2: Ashwin to Silva, DROPPED! The one’s that come quickly to you are difficult ones but this wasn’t as tough. Ashwin loops it up around middle, Dhananjaya charges down and hits it straight back. It flies to the right of the bowler, who is a tad late in reacting and spills the chance. Will this prove costly?13:16 IST: CENTURY! 65.4: M Shami to Silva, Classy, clever, confident – the three words that will describe this knock from Dhananjaya de Silva. He gets to his 3rd TEST CENTURY and soaks in all the applause that he gets. He walked in to bat late last evening when Shami was steaming in, in all his glory. Got through that phase and also the spinners then. Now here he is, celebrating a deserving hundred.13:15 IST: 65.3: M Shami to Silva, What a delivery! Something that de Silva won’t like. Shami bangs a sharp bouncer on the stumps, the batsman has to take evasive action in a hurry. Sways back and lets the ball pass.13.12 IST: Drinks are on the field now. Sri Lanka 373 & 163/5 in 65 overs, need 247 runs more. Dhananjaya 97*, Roshen 9*13.05 IST: Shami to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sri Lanka! Short delivery outside off, de Silva punches it nicely past Ishant Sharma. The tall man gives it a chase but comes second best.13.05 IST: Shami to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Great timing! Full delivery on middle and leg, Roshen Silva strides forward and strokes it past mid on for a glorious boundary.12.54 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 153/5 in 61 overs, need 257 runs more. Dhananjaya 91*, Roshen 5*Dhananjaya de Silva is being a paid of lot of attention by the medical staff. He is absolutely vital for Sri Lanka. This can be turning point of his career if he can score a big ton. He gets his arm guard on now as MOHAMMED SHAMI returns for a bowl. A catching silly mid off and mid on in place.12.41 IST: Ashwin to Roshen, FOUR! Streaky runs but Silva avoids the pair! Around leg stump, Silva gets a tickle on it and it goes through the gap between the keeper and leg slip for a boundary.12.36 IST: Dhananjaya calls out the physio again. He does his stretching again and has a look of anguish on his face. Meanwhile, the debutant, Roshen Silva comes out to bat. He was dismissed by Ashwin for a duck in the first innings. Can he stick through the tough times?12.36 IST: Ashwin to Chandimal, OUT! b Ashwin 36 (90 balls)Bowled ’em! Ashwin get his first wicket of this innings and he is absolutely elated! He bowls this one slower through the air well outside off. Chandimal skips down the track and tries to whip it to the leg side but misses it completely. The ball goes through the gate between his bat and pad and hits the stumps. The brilliant 112-run stand comes to an end. Is that the opening India needed?12.22 iST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Russel Arnold on air makes us aware about a good thing. In an interview, Ashwin had mentioned that when he went to England to play county cricket, he learned a lot as the tracks there don’t offer much assistance as compared to the subcontinental ones. That holds him in good stead for the future.3rd Test. 50.4: R Ashwin to D de Silva (88), 4 runs, 142/4 https://t.co/OKFOpkAcEJ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201712.20 IST: Russel Arnold on air makes us aware about a good thing. In an interview, Ashwin had mentioned that when he went to England to play county cricket, he learned a lot as the tracks there don’t offer much assistance as compared to the subcontinental ones. That holds him in good stead for the future.12.11 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Fearless cricket from the youngster! Tossed up delivery on off, de Siva is nimble on his feet and drives it hard past Jadeja. The ball rolls down the ground and races to the fence. He has created doubt in the batsman’s mind in the first ball after lunch itself.12.05 IST: What will skipper Kohli have at the back of his mind at the moment? How will he try to get the better of the Sri Lankan pair out there? Jadeja clearly looks like the more dangerous bowler out there troubling the batters. Will we see a sudden collapse like the English men did earlier in the day or will de Silva make a big daddy hundred and hang on with his skipper till the sun sets? Do join us back at 1209 local time for post lunch. Until then you can too have your quick bite and continue enjoying whatever you’re doing.11.33 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 119/4 at lunch on Day 5 vs India (536/7d & 246/5d), need 291 runs more. Dhananjaya 72*, Chandimal 27*, Jadeja 3/25Session highlights – 31 overs, 88 runs, 1 wicket. Figures will tell you it was a shared session. But Sri Lanka will believe they controlled the period of play. India will be happier with the initial stages of the day. They got rid of the dangerous Mathews from a smart catch by Rahane at slips. Mathews won’t be pleased after seeing the replay as it was a no ball. Umpire Joel Wilson the culprit behind it. De Silva didn’t look like he wanted to save the match by just knocking the ball here and there. He took the attack to the Indian bowlers.He was not afraid to play his shots and kept attacking the bowlers. Chandimal on the other hand was playing his natural game. Picking up singles and hitting the odd ball. But that’s not all. He was giving a present by Jadeja on his birthday when it should have been the other way round. The Sri Lanka skipper was castled by a peach of a ball from Jadeja but umpire didn’t take chances this time and went to the T.V umpire for referral. Chandimal was all smiles after seeing the replay on the giant screen.At Lunch on Day 5 of the final Test, Sri Lanka are (373 & 119/4). India need 6 wickets to win the match.Updates – https://t.co/OKFOpkAcEJ #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/lSybMeF64b- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201711.23 IST: BIG MOMENT IN THE GAME! Jadeja castles Chandimal with an absolute snorter but replays showed it was a NO BALL. SL 373 & 114/4, need 296 runs11.16 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Cheeky but effective! The youngster is here to get some runs against his name and not just prod and block. This delivery was in line of the stumps, Dhananjaya gets down and paddles it away. It was in the air a bit but not near any fielder. The ball rolls away to the fine leg fence.11.14 IST: Meanwhile at Adelaide, Australia (442/8d & 138) beat England (227 & 233) by 120 runs in the 2nd Test to take a 2-0 lead in 5-match series (Starc 5/88, Hazlewood 2/49)The winning moment for Australia! #Ashes#ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/WjUpq0aIBE- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 6, 20173rd Test. 37.5: M Shami to D Chandimal (21), 4 runs, 95/4 https://t.co/OKFOpkAcEJ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 20173rd Test. 34.2: R Ashwin to D de Silva (55), 4 runs, 91/4 https://t.co/OKFOpkAcEJ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201710.58 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva was seen hanging on the back foot for the fuller delivery on 35.4. Matthew Hayden, the tough Aussie that he is, loves that. Says it signifies that the batsman is a tad scared of the pacer and that is something that the pacers in general love.10.52 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! The Lankans maybe playing for a draw, but Dhananjaya has his own ideas. He’s a promising youngster and this innings proves that. The confident shot that he has played to get to his 3rd TEST FIFTY is a joy to watch. Seeing the flight on that delivery, he uses his feet to get to the ball. Gets out the lovely extension of arms and goes over mid on. The ball bouncer just in front of the ropes and then goes for a boundary.10.43 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva has looked good this morning. He has been clever with his shot selection, too. Goes with the turn this time. Gets down on one knee and slogs it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Moves to 49 with that.10.32 IST: Drinks are on the field now with Sri Lanka 373 & 64/4 in 30 overs, need 346 runs more. Dhananjaya 43*, Chandimal 2*.India will be happy with an early breakthrough of Angelo Mathews. They will look to get some more as soon as possible. De Silva is not afraid to play his shorts and Chandimal will make his presence felt. Meanwhile, RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN gets the ball to bowl his spin.The highest successful chase in India by any side: 387 by India v England at Chennai in 2008India’s lead now: 390#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 5, 201710.28 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Good use of the feet! Tossed up delivery around off, de Silva comes down the track and clips it against the spin through in front of square leg. Pujara from mid-wicket sprints but the ball eventually wins the race.10.18 IST: Shami comes into the attack and bowls a maiden first up. Sri Lanka 373 & 49/4 in 26 overs, need 361 runs 10.17 IST: The carelessness of youth is clearly visible. Shami is testing Dhananjaya de Silva with bouncers and is falling for the bait. He needs to keep his cool otherwise he will lose his wicket. Patience is what matters at this moment and de Silva needs to apply himself.10.14 IST: And just as Gavaskar suggested, Shami has been brought into the attack now.10.14 IST: Sunil Gavaskar on air reckons that Kohli might be thinking about bringing Shami from the fort end, the end from which Jadeja is bowling now. The pace bowler was at his mercurial best in his three over spell last evening and he bowled from the same end. Sooner or later, he will be introduced into the attack.10.13 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 49/4 in 26 overs, need 361 runs10.11 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR!9.58 IST: Oh no! The delivery which consumed Mathews was a no ball for overstepping. Joel Wilson didn’t spot it. Blunder from the umpire. How much will this cost the Sri Lankans? The umpires usually check for the front foot when a wicket falls.9.57 IST: Ishant to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Short again and pulled away again. Ishant bowling short but Dhananjaya is up to the challenge. Similar ball, Dhananjaya gets to position and pulls it in front of square this time. The result is the same.9.57 IST: Ishant to Dhananjaya, FOUR! First boundary of the day. Ishant Sharma balls it short trying to exploit those patches but Danajaya responds well. He is quick to get on his back foot and pulls it away to deep square leg to the fence.9.55 IST: The skipper, Dinesh Chandimal strides out to bat. His team in deep trouble at the moment. A herculean effort from him is the need of the hour. Can he play a marathon knock? He will need support from his partners as well.9.54 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, OUT! c Rahane 1 (20 balls)The birthday boy is on fire! Excellent catch from Rahane at first slip as well. Jadeja bowls this one around off, gets a bit of drift again. Mathews prods forward to account for the angle but the ball grips and turns away substantially.9.43 IST: Russel Arnold makes a fair point on air. There are quite a few cracks on the back of the length area. As a result, the seamers are getting a lot of assistance from the deck. Credit to Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami for being on the money. The Sri Lankan pace bowlers had failed to exploit that and hence, didn’t create any sort of trouble for the batsmen.9.43 IST: Ishant follows up Jadeja’s maiden with a one of his own. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs9.39 IST: Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan who turned 32 yesterday was smeared with cake all over his face last night.We are not letting the birthday boy @SDhawan25 escape today. ??? pic.twitter.com/OAtnIi203M- BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 20179.38 IST: Jadeja to share the attack with Ishant and he starts off with a maiden over. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs 9.35 IST: Terrific first over from Ishant, he was bang on target from ball one. Just three runs came off the first over of the day. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs9.30 IST: We are set to get rolling. ANGELO MATHEWS and DHANANJAYA DE SILVA to resume their innings. The first hour of this morning will be very crucial from the visitors point of view. If they manage to see it off without losing a wicket, their confidence will rise. ISHANT SHARMA to steam in with the ball first up. Three slips and a gully in place. Here we go…9.25 IST: If Sri Lanka put up a stern resistance which has been missing for a long time, it will be a joy for ardent cricketing fans all around the globe! The odds are stacked against them but when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Will the Lankan Lions salvage a draw? Or will the No. 1 ranked Test side in the world run away with the show? Stay with us as the action unfolds…Here’s wishing one of #TeamIndia’s rockstars @imjadeja a very happy birthday #HappyBirthdayJaddu pic.twitter.com/gdgHwYZfMj- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 20179.20 IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of the last day of the final Test match between India and Sri Lanka in Delhi. Good news is that bright skies welcome us at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Let’s hope the weather stays this way throughout the course of the day. The hosts are in thorough control of the proceedings and are basking in the glory of the sun. The spin twins, Ashwin and Jadeja, were operating in tandem towards the end of yesterday and it seemed that a wicket is always around the corner. On a subcontinental Day 5 pitch, it will be an uphill task for the Sri Lankan batsmen to tackle them. Even the seamers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami are breathing fire.On the other hand, the visitors need only one thing – a resolute and firm approach. With still 379 runs away from the target, winning the game is almost out of the equation for them. The question is, can they save the match? It will largely depend upon the experience of Mathews and Chandimal. The duo stitched a 181-run in their previous innings and showed hunger to achieve the best.#TeamIndia prepping up for the final day of the final Test #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/mYXPVxWa1P- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 2017Brief Preview:India set Sri Lanka a daunting 410-run victory target and dented the tourists’ top order to maintain their iron grip on the third and final test on Tuesday.Having secured a handy 163-run first-innings lead, India declared on 246 for five about 45 minutes after tea and Sri Lanka were reeling on 31 for three when bad light stopped play with the tourists still needing 379 runs to level the series.Dhananjaya de Silva was batting on 13 with first-innings centurion Angelo Mathews yet to open his account at the other end.Mohammad Shami dismissed opener Sadeera Samarawickrama for five with a vicious bouncer before Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the same over, dismissing Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind for 13 and bowling nightwatchman Suranga Lakmal for a duck.Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal made a career-best 164 to help Sri Lanka post 373 all out, their highest total in the series.