x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

India and Sri Lanka settle for draw

The second Test between Sri Lanka and India has ended in a tame draw after 1,478 runs and just 17 wickets over five days of cricket.

COLOMBO // The second Test between Sri Lanka and India has ended in a tame draw after 1,478 runs and just 17 wickets over five days of cricket. Sri Lanka declared at 129-3 in its second innings and both captains decided to end the match just 13 overs after tea on the final day. The hosts declared their first innings on 642 for four including three centuries from Kumar Sangakkara (219), Mahela Jayawardene (174) and Tharanga Paranavitana (100). India then racked up 707, their highest score on foreign soil, with centuries from Sachin Tendulkar (203) and debutant Suresh Raina.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0 after their ten-wicket win at Galle last week. * Reuters