Sangakkara secures draw for Sri Lanka

England have won the Npower Test series against Sri Lanka, as the third and final test at the Rose Bowl ended in a draw. The tourists though end on a high as their stand-in captain Kumar Sangakarra scored his maiden Test century in England ensuring a draw for his team.

After Sri Lanka had resumed on 112-3 on the final day, 81 behind, Sangakkara (119) shared 65 with nightwatchman Rangana Herath (35). The visitors also showed impressive resilience in the person of Thilan Samaraweera, who guided them with  unbeaten  87 to tea. As rain began to fall, England had no choice but to settle for a draw.

Meanwhile, at Sabina Park the West Indies were 34-1 at stumps on day 1 after having bowled out India for 246. The tourists were in trouble at 85-6, but an impressive seventh wicket stand  between Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina for 146 runs ensured India got a defendable first innings total. In reply Simmons fell cheaply for 3 to Ishant Sharma.