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India records highest ever test score

Published:Friday | December 4, 2009 | 1:28 PM

India recorded its highest ever Test score before declaring at 727 for 9 on today’s third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium.

Opener Virender Sehwag, who resumed on 284 with the scores on 441 for 1, was dismissed for 293, just falling short of becoming the first ever batsman to score three Test triple centuries.

When the declaration came, Captain Mahendra Dhoni was unbeaten on a hundred.

Other good contributions came from Rahul Dravid 74, VVV Laxman 62 and Sachin Tendulkar 53.

Bowling for Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan ended with 4 for 195 and Rangana Herath had 3 for 240.

Sri Lanka, which scored 393 in their first innings, was 11 without loss in their second innings at stumps, requiring another 322 runs to make India bat again.

India lead the three-Test series 1-0.

Scores in the game so far are India 727 for 9 declared, Sri Lanka 393 and 11 without loss.