De Silva helps Sri Lanka force draw, India win series


India's ninth consecutive Test series triumph puts the world number one into an elite club which also includes Australia and England. The first Test is in Cape Town and there will be a full battery of South African pacemen - led by Dale Steyn - in operation.

Explaining India's chances, Pujara had said while the Indian bowling has great strength, the Indian batsmen are capable of playing good attacks on foreign soil.

"We were expecting this wicket to deteriorate a bit more especially on Day 4 and 5". If you look at the entire home season, they have been the most hard bowlers for any opposition. This is one-odd game where there wasn't much assistance. In India, any other pitch on day five, there will be lot of assistance. He admitted, though, that they were able to adapt better after the first two days but it was a struggle nonetheless. We just accept it. So, there are so many positives.

India's slip fielding has been a cause of concern lately. We picked him after the West Indies A team tour as he had played some good inningsthere.

On the tour of South Africa, Dravid said it would once again be tough but the Indians have the experience and skill to play in all conditions.

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Also, the immediate closure of all pollution causing industries has also been recommended by the state government to the tribunal. Also, the test match between India and Sri Lanka halted as the players suffered from vomit sensation while playing on the field.

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Had the baby not been exposed for so many hours after his birth, maybe we could have probably prolonged his life", Gupta added. His uncle Deepak said they chose to collect his body as per the wishes of the elders in the family.

"So, I really feel we are set up for what, hopefully, will be a successful away series for India". At the same time, there have been injuries. "At the same time, there have been injuries". So we had to replace Vijay. "We had to trust playing him at No 3 and he took this opportunity with both hands", he said. We told the boys we have to forget about that and we need to play the game. We don't want to disturb him from there.

He also took a dig at the Proteas' batting line-up. "We will be very well prepared before we head to South Africa". We are trying to improve. The top of the list there was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.It has been a brilliant year for the Indian, where he has scored more than 1,000 runs in Tests, and 1,460 runs in ODIs.

"2017 has been a fantastic year for me", he said.

Currently, Virat Kohli's India and South Africa jointly hold the No 1 position with 120 rating points. "We have already started talking about the things we need to work on". Kohli will not play in the ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka to remain fresh for South Africa. I have been to South Africa in 2010 and 2013. "This decision is not up to us", he added, about the pollution situation experienced during this match. But our fast bowlers bowled really well. He felt the South Africa batting strength is not what it used to be previously. "That will give us some advantage". He was also man of the series for scoring 610 runs in three tests. "If we get that, I am very confident about our chances", said Dravid, who is now coaching the U-19 and India A sides.