Laxman, Sachin help India level series with Lanka

India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Test on Saturday to draw the series 1-1.

updated: August 07, 2010 08:26 IST
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Veteran VVS Laxman cracked a fighting unbeaten 103 as India relied on their experienced batsmen to pull off a five-wicket win in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka to level the series 1-1 here on Saturday.

Laxman defied cramps and anchored the innings brilliantly to notch up his 16th Test hundred, while Sachin Tendulkar (54) and Suresh Raina (41 not out) were the other notable contributors as the visitors overhauled a target of 257 about 10 minutes before the tea break.

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