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Test Skipper Dinesh Chandimal, lauded his batsmen for the way they executed plans and saved the third and final Test in Delhi yesterday.

Sri Lanka started the day on 31 for 3 and soon lost Angelo Mathews but defiant knocks from Dhananjaya de Silva, Chandimal, Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella meant the hosts failed to force a win and had to settle for a 1-0 series win.

Sri Lanka had slipped to a massive loss in Nagpur – by an innings and 39 runs – but came up with much-improved performance in the final Test scoring 373 and 299 for 5 in the two innings.

Chandimal said “It was a really good series apart from the second game. After the second game we sat down as a team, and especially with the batting unit, to discussed how to get our approach for the third match according to the plans. Before the third Test we had two practice sessions. When they went to bat out today, they executed what we had practised and delivered. I am really happy with the way we batted after the second Test.”