India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Features

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Turning Points

Butter fingers, and Sehwag's woes

Aug 12, 2008: Sidharth Monga looks back at the turning points of the series

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka - Marks out of ten

The summer of Mendis

Aug 12, 2008: Cricinfo runs the rule over Sri Lanka's contributors to the 2-1 success

Jamie Alter

India-Marks out of ten

Openers emerge as the bright spot

Aug 12, 2008: Cricinfo runs the rule over India after they lost the Test series in Sri Lanka

Jamie Alter

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 4th day

India's cracks were everywhere

Aug 11, 2008: The defeat ultimately came down to a batting line-up that couldn't pull its weight

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 3rd day

Fielding horrors hurt India

Aug 10, 2008: India's close-in fielders repeatedly reacted too late or too early, flat-footed rookies and veterans tripped over balls and failed to reach down in time while Sri Lanka's have been disciplined, sharp and athletic

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 1st day

Prasad's shot of pace

Aug 8, 2008: Dammika Prasad justified Sri Lanka's decision to hand him a debut by taking three big wickets - Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar - in the first session

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 1st day

Muddle order

Aug 8, 2008: After the Indian middle order's latest fiasco in Sri Lanka, many will wonder just how many grains of sand are left in the upper half of the timer

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Virat Kohli

Emerging into his own

Aug 7, 2008: Virat Kohli admits it was just the timing and not the call-up that caught him unawares. He was one of the top scorers in Australia during the recent Emerging Players tournament, one that Dilip Vengsarkar, the chairman of selectors, was observing keenly

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo

An Asian champion awaits

Aug 7, 2008: Both teams go into this match determined to win, but for India, with all the talk of becoming No. 1, this Test could prove definitive

Jamie Alter in Colombo

A many-storied venue

Aug 7, 2008: The P Saravanamuttu Stadium has hosted Bradman's Invicibles, and was the setting for a local renaissance

Dileep Premachandran

No cause for panic

Aug 6, 2008: Sri Lanka were less than optimal at Galle, failing to build partnerships in particular, but all's not lost yet

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle

Sri Lanka weak at the top

Aug 4, 2008: Sri Lanka's opening batsmen failed to provide starts in three innings and their new-ball bowlers could not prevent Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir from rapidly building a platform

Jamie Alter in Galle

Another look at reviews

Aug 4, 2008: The review system needed to be tried, but there are plenty of questions still unanswered and kinks to be worked out

Sambit Bal

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

Ishant runs on ubuntu

Aug 3, 2008: Nothing summarised India's spirit more than Ishant Sharma, to some an unlikely hero in India's 170-run, series-leveling win against Sri Lanka in Galle

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

India haul themselves from the precipice

Aug 3, 2008: India once again look like world-beaters, riding on a wave of momentum created by sensational batting from Virender Sehwag, canny bowling from Harbhajan Singh and a devastating new-ball burst from Ishant Sharma

Dileep Premachandran in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Gambhir proves Test credentials

Aug 2, 2008: On this tour Gambhir has been India's most consistent batsman and key to that has been tackling Murali and Ajantha Mendis

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Dravid dismissal adds familiar twist

Aug 2, 2008: Such has been the vicissitudes of this is Test that the third day would have been a letdown without a last-minute twist

Sambit Bal in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinning it right

Aug 1, 2008: Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan Singh came into this match with varying levels of pressure on their backs, but a t the end of a gripping second day's play, both outbowled their illustrious partners

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Sublime Sehwag on a different plane

Aug 1, 2008: On a day dominated by two spinners, Mendis and Harbhajan, Sehwag batted on a different plane to keep India in the match

Sambit Bal in Galle

Plays of the day

Shots, drops, and spankings

Aug 1, 2008: Plays of the day for the second day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and India

Jamie Alter in Galle
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 112 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2008
India won by 46 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2008
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 24, 2008
India won by 33 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 20, 2008
India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
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