De Silva century extends Sri Lanka's fight

Tea: Sri Lanka 373 and 226 for 5 (Roshen 38*, Dickwella 11*, Jadeja 3-59) need another 184 runs to beat India 536 for 7 dec. and 246 for 5 dec.
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Dhananjaya de Silva’s third Test hundred kept alive Sri Lanka’s hopes of saving the Delhi Test, as India managed only two wickets in the first two sessions of day five. De Silva, however, retired hurt on 119 with only five overs left for tea, having struggled through most of the second session with a thigh injury that had inhibited his footwork and running between the wickets.

At tea, Sri Lanka were 226 for 5, with the debutant Roshen Silva on an impressive 38 and Niroshan Dickwella on 11.

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Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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