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India in Sri Lanka 2010

Sri Lanka take the stats honours

Aug 9, 2010: Sri Lanka scored more runs, lost fewer wickets, and made India sweat through most of the three matches

S Rajesh

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Close series between rivals with bare cupboards

Aug 8, 2010: It is a credit to both teams that despite the overkill of cricket between the two nations, despite the dead pitch at the SSC, despite the lack of bowling resources, they played out two tense Test matches

Sidharth Monga in Sri Lanka

A batsman of imagery and imagination

Aug 8, 2010: When Laxman takes the stage in his moment, he can conjure up the illusion that the crisis is not being tackled, it is being ignored

Sharda Ugra

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Consistent Randiv earns his respect

Aug 7, 2010: It was tough to not spare a thought for Randiv, who bowled skilfully and didn't dish out too many freebies despite his inexperience at the highest level

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Painful but satisfying - Laxman

Aug 7, 2010: VVS Laxman has said his century was a very important innings and that he has learnt to ignore the critics who question his place in the side

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Calm Laxman defies spasms and past demons

Aug 7, 2010: A testing fifth-day pitch, an accurate rookie spinner, an old foe in Ajantha Mendis and a troublesome back were all thrown at VVS Laxman. Yet, he found a way to sneak past them to see India home

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Dhoni hails "very very special" Laxman

Aug 7, 2010: MS Dhoni was full of praise for VVS Laxman after the latter's sublime century helped India win the third Test against Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Poor batting cost us the Test - Sangakkara

Aug 7, 2010: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara admitted that poor batting yesterday cost his team the third and final Test against India at the P Sara Oval

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Laxman's century helps India draw series

Aug 7, 2010: The final day of the Test series lived up to its billing with India emerging victorious in a gripping contest to level the series and confound those who had doubted their depleted line-up

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

Graceful Samaraweera answers critics

Aug 6, 2010: Thilan Samaraweera showed what he was truly made of, and his chemistry with Ajantha Mendis at the crease came at a time when things were going horribly wrong

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

Mendis' efforts to improve batting pay off

Aug 6, 2010: The Sri Lankan team management's efforts to improve the batting of their tailenders have paid rich dividends during the Test series against India

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

The catch that carried, or did it?

Aug 6, 2010: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

India pay price for defensive mindset

Aug 6, 2010: Soon after Lasith Malinga joined Thilan Samaraweera in the middle, India stopped attacking the specialist batsman and allowed him easy runs

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

Sri Lanka edge ahead on topsy-turvy day

Aug 6, 2010: On another day of fluctuating fortunes, Sri Lanka gained a decisive advantage to leave India facing a stiff task in their attempt to level the series

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

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Harbhajan hits out at lifeless SSC pitch

Aug 6, 2010: Harbhajan Singh has hit out at the benign nature of pitched laid out for the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at the SSC

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Field placings matter little to aggressive Sehwag

Aug 5, 2010: Virender Sehwag's verbal reaction to defensive/attacking fields to him is as emphatic as it was with the bat

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Malinga savours joining 100-wicket club

Aug 5, 2010: Lasith Malinga has said that he is honoured to join Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas as the only three Sri Lankan bowlers to take 100 Test wickets

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Sehwag would 'love' UDRS in Tests and ODIs

Aug 5, 2010: Virender Sehwag has stressed the need for the UDRS after two Indian batsmen were given out caught off the pads

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Indian twist in the tail

Aug 5, 2010: The last three added 86, runs that would be twice as difficult to get when batting last on this crumbling beauty of a Test pitch

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Malinga the finger-cruncher

Aug 5, 2010: Plays of the day for the third day's play between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 3-7, 2010
India won by 5 wickets
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 26-30, 2010
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 18-22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
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