Colombo: The second Test between Sri Lanka and India ended in a draw on a batsmen dominated SSC track at Colombo. The hosts lead the series 1-0 with the final Test match to be played.
Sri Lanka in their their second innings finished 129 for the loss of three wickets before match was called off. Sehwag, Harbhajan and Mithun picked up one wicket each for the Indians.
Harbhajan had earlier given India their second breakthrough dismissing Paranavitana just as Sri Lanka had taken the lead.
Left-handed Paranavitana had edged Bhajji's flighted delivery to Laxman at slip to be dismissed after scoring 34 runs off 63 balls.
Abhimanyu Mithun had snapped up Dilshan who tried to pull a shortish delivery to a diving Ishant Sharma at short mid-wicket to get the first breakthrough for India.
Earlier, India were all out for 707 runs in the first session of play.
Resuming the final day's play at 669/9 the last Indian batting pair had added 38 run before the hosts finally got the final scalp.
Ishant Sharma was the last man to be dismissed. Fernando got the breakthrough for the hosts.
India have 65 runs lead as the Islanders come onto bat for the second time.
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test - Scorecard
Yesterday, India with the help of Dhoni and Mithun had sailed past the mammoth Sri Lankan first innings score of 642/4 in the final session of play.
Dilshan had picked up two important wickets including the prized scalp of Sachin Tendulkar right at the start of the final session of play to give the hosts something to cheer about after a hard day's work on the field at day four at Colombo.
Then Dhoni who was joined by Abhimanyu Mithun had raised the Indian total past the 600 run mark and then past the Sri Lankan score. Dilshan had struck again to dismiss Dhoni, to pick up his third wicket of the session. Dhoni 76 runs off 138 balls which included seven boundaries in his innings.
Earlier, Tendulkar was dominant in the first two sessions of play and had scored his fifth double ton and had held the Indian innings together and brought the Indian total closer to the Sri Lankan total until he was finally dismissed by Dilshan. Dilshan follwed it up with another wicket of Harbhajan Singh who had joined Dhoni to replace Tendulkar.