• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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India close in on win as SL totter at 31/3 in pursuit of 410

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit quickfire half centuries

By: Sarwar Alam

India hurtled towards their ninth successive series victory as they left Sri Lanka precariously placed at 31 for three and staring at another humiliation in the third and final Test here on Tuesday. The visiting Lankans were set an improbable victory target of 410 to level the three-match series. It will be a miracle if Sri Lanka manage to make it. The 16 overs that they batted during the final 85 minutes of the fourth day’s play was with an aim to survive rather than play positive cricket. If the scoreboard is anything to go by, the ploy boomeranged on…

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