The Indian cricket team has beaten Sri Lanka in the Test series. The first Test match was declared a draw, with play disrupted due to the weather. In the second Test, the Indian team achieved a huge run total, and beat Sri Lanka.
The final match of the three Test series took place at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. The match was drawn, resulting in a 1-0 series win for India.
Pollution High in New Delhi
The Sri Lankan team wore masks while playing. The air quality in New Delhi was particularly poor. The Sri Lankan cricket board has lodged a complaint to Indian sport’s governing body.
In Sri Lanka’s complaint, which was made on Tuesday this week, it was noted “We can’t play like this as four players had vomited.”
Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lankan skipper, noted that his team is not used to playing cricket with high levels of pollution in the air. The team had struggled because of the pollution in the first couple of days of the third Test.
However, Chandimal explained: “We told the boys we need to forget about it and play the game.”
He further commented: “Thanks to the Indian fans too, thanks to Virat and team. We wish them well for the tour of South Africa.”
The match could not be cancelled because of the pollution. It has placed a spotlight on whether or not Delhi should be used as a location for international matches.
Kohli had been forced to declare at 536/7 after Sri Lankan players suffered from breathing problems.
The Indian captain, Virat Kohli, commented on the Test series.
He said: “It has been a personally satisfying series for me. It was kind of a revelation that I can play in Tests the way I can do in ODIs.
Kohli will be taking a break, and skipping the upcoming three One Day International matches against Sri Lanka. He will rest until the South African series next month.