India in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2008 /

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Mendis arrives

Nov 8, 2009: The man who made every ball compelling

Sidharth Monga

Celebrating struggle

Aug 22, 2008: There is extra satisfaction in playing a scratchy knock, in concentrating harder than usual, in pulling yourself back into form

Kumar Sangakkara

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

'We did not play quality cricket' - Kumble

Aug 11, 2008: Left to rummage through the remains of yet another overseas series squandered after a memorable comeback, Anil Kumble, India's captain, had few positives to pick out

Jamie Alter in Colombo

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

Teamwork does the trick for Sri Lanka

Aug 11, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene acknowledged his team-mates' consistency after Sri Lanka won the third Test at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium to clinch their series against India by a 2-1 margin

Jamie Alter in Colombo

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, 4th day

Clinical Sri Lanka clinch series

Aug 11, 2008: Drip by drip, Sri Lanka made their way to a comprehensive series win, their first over India since 2001

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

High scores

Aug 11, 2008: Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

Sambit Bal

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

Tailenders' batting swung match - Sangakkara

Aug 10, 2008: "The way Prasanna, Prasad and Mendis scored runs really swayed the tempo to our camp when we walked into the field," said Sangakkara

Jamie Alter 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

Plays of the day

Role reversal, and a lamentable shot

Aug 10, 2008: Plays of the day for day three of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India, Colombo, August 10, 2008

Jamie Alter in Colombo

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

Relentless Sri Lanka seize control

Aug 10, 2008: Sri Lanka closed in on maintaining their unbeaten home Test series record against India since 1993.

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 2nd day

Umpire Benson calls for HotSpot in review system

Aug 10, 2008: Umpire Mark Benson has suggested HotSpot be used for the review system

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

India weakened by injuries

Aug 10, 2008: India took the field on the third day of the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka without Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 2nd day

Review system is a blessing for bowlers - Bayliss

Aug 9, 2008: Trevor Bayliss has said the review system has been effective in giving the bowlers some respite in a batsman-dominated game

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Plays of the day

Vaas' vigil, and injuries galore

Aug 9, 2008: Plays of the day for day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India, Colombo, August 8, 2008

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 2nd day

Playing out of character

Aug 9, 2008: Thanks to Chaminda Vaas and Kumar Sangakkara's sheer doggedness, Sri Lanka overcame the rough to draw level with an Indian side plagued by bad luck, three injuries and another indifferent day in the field

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 2nd day

Sri Lanka ride on Sangakkara ton in keen contest

Aug 9, 2008: Kumar Sangakkara kept Sri Lanka's nose ahead with a patient century

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

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

Plays of the day

Prasad's mixed debut, and a frustrating partnership

Aug 8, 2008: Plays of the day for day one of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India, Colombo, August 8, 2008

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
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 8-11, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 31-Aug 3, 2008
India won by 170 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 23-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
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