Sri Lanka tour of India, 3rd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
18,19,20,21,22 December 2005 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Tharanga b Malinga 19 41 33 3 0 57.57
8.3 Malinga to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - first blood! short delivery outside the off stump, Gambhir goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top-edge, Tharanga moves across towards midwicket from square and takes a good catch on the run, India one down. 31/1
View dismissal V Sehwag* b Malinga 20 62 35 4 0 57.14
12.1 Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Bowled) - bowledm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Sehwag pushes forward to defend and the ball goes right through, clips the pad and crahes into the woodwork, Malinag strikes early after lunch, India two down 52/2
View dismissal VVS Laxman b Maharoof 104 398 237 14 0 43.88
95.3 Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Bowled) - they needed a beauty and out of the blue Maharoof produces one! good length delviery, pitched in line with the off stump and swinging back in, too good a delivery for Laxman even with a hundred behind him, ball goes right through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into the woodwork 308/7
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Mubarak b Muralitharan 23 85 66 2 0 34.84
31.3 Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (Caught) - Murali strikes! well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is beaten by the extra bouncer, jumble of bat, pad and body - ball pops up on the leg side and Mubarak at short leg takes a good catch diving well forward - India three down 88/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
31.5 Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! tossed up and turning away, Yuvraj pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to kisss the outside edge, Samaraweera at first slip makes no contact - Murali on a roll here, India four down and in trouble 88/4
View dismissal M Kaif c Atapattu b Bandara 4 21 19 0 0 21.05
36.6 Bandara to Kaif, (OUT) long hop from Bandara, was asking to be hit, Kaif picks the length well, goes onto the backfoot and pulls it away, cant keep the ball down, ends up hitting it straight to Marvan Atapattu at mid wicket! India in deep trouble now! 97/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan 49 100 62 7 0 79.03
58.6 Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in, Dhoni goes back to defend but misses the target, ball cannons into the back pad and thats plumb, Dhoni returns just one run short of a half-century, Murali gets the much needed breakthrough 183/6
View dismissal IK Pathan lbw b Maharoof 82 221 162 12 0 50.61
107.1 Maharoof to Pathan, OUT (LBW) - oh dear! so near, yet so far! good length delivery, this one pitched in line with the leg stump and straightened, Pathan plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, Maharoff rewarded from some good bolwing and once again Pathan fails to make it to three figures 345/8
View dismissal AB Agarkar b Malinga 26 105 69 2 0 37.68
119.2 Malinga to Agarkar, OUT (Bowled) - on the stumps and Agarkar plays all over it, Malinga strikes 384/9
View dismissal A Kumble c Jayawardene b Bandara 21 65 52 2 1 40.38
122.4 Bandara to Kumble, OUT (Caught), Kumble goes for the sweep shot, top edges it is air bound for a longtime and Mahela Jayawardene has to just move a couple of paces, and ends up taking a good catch. Thats the end of the Indian innings, indeed a fantastic recovery after they were reeling at 97 for 5 398/10
Harbhajan Singh not out 8 15 8 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 15, lb 13, w 5, nb 9) 42
  Total (all out; 122.4 overs; 565 mins) 398 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 32 4 113 3 3.53 136 10 0 (9nb, 1w)
8.3 to Gambhir, Malinga to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - first blood! short delivery outside the off stump, Gambhir goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top-edge, Tharanga moves across towards midwicket from square and takes a good catch on the run, India one down. 31/1
12.1 to Sehwag, Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Bowled) - bowledm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Sehwag pushes forward to defend and the ball goes right through, clips the pad and crahes into the woodwork, Malinag strikes early after lunch, India two down 52/2
119.2 to Agarkar, Malinga to Agarkar, OUT (Bowled) - on the stumps and Agarkar plays all over it, Malinga strikes 384/9
View wickets MF Maharoof 27 11 52 2 1.92 137 8 0
95.3 to Laxman, Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Bowled) - they needed a beauty and out of the blue Maharoof produces one! good length delviery, pitched in line with the off stump and swinging back in, too good a delivery for Laxman even with a hundred behind him, ball goes right through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into the woodwork 308/7
107.1 to Pathan, Maharoof to Pathan, OUT (LBW) - oh dear! so near, yet so far! good length delivery, this one pitched in line with the leg stump and straightened, Pathan plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, Maharoff rewarded from some good bolwing and once again Pathan fails to make it to three figures 345/8
View wickets M Muralitharan 36 4 128 3 3.55 153 18 1
31.3 to Tendulkar, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (Caught) - Murali strikes! well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is beaten by the extra bouncer, jumble of bat, pad and body - ball pops up on the leg side and Mubarak at short leg takes a good catch diving well forward - India three down 88/3
31.5 to Yuvraj Singh, Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! tossed up and turning away, Yuvraj pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to kisss the outside edge, Samaraweera at first slip makes no contact - Murali on a roll here, India four down and in trouble 88/4
58.6 to Dhoni, Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in, Dhoni goes back to defend but misses the target, ball cannons into the back pad and thats plumb, Dhoni returns just one run short of a half-century, Murali gets the much needed breakthrough 183/6
View wickets HMCM Bandara 24.4 3 69 2 2.79 110 8 0
36.6 to Kaif, Bandara to Kaif, (OUT) long hop from Bandara, was asking to be hit, Kaif picks the length well, goes onto the backfoot and pulls it away, cant keep the ball down, ends up hitting it straight to Marvan Atapattu at mid wicket! India in deep trouble now! 97/5
122.4 to Kumble, Bandara to Kumble, OUT (Caught), Kumble goes for the sweep shot, top edges it is air bound for a longtime and Mahela Jayawardene has to just move a couple of paces, and ends up taking a good catch. Thats the end of the Indian innings, indeed a fantastic recovery after they were reeling at 97 for 5 398/10
  TM Dilshan 3 0 8 0 2.66 13 1 0
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Dhoni b Pathan 2 15 14 0 0 14.28
2.6 Agarkar to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - gone! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and swinging away late and that opens up Tharanga and produces the all important edge, ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps and up goes the finger - Pathan strikes early! 14/1
View dismissal MS Atapattu* c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 40 106 69 6 0 57.97
23.3 Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - tossed up outside the off stump, turning in, Atapattu sweeps and the ball balloons up of the top-edge, Sehwag moves across from leg-gully and takes it on the run, Harbhajan strikes - Sri Lanka two down 74/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Harbhajan Singh 41 131 91 4 0 45.05
33.3 Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT (Bowled) - oh dear! Harbhajan does a Warney, bowled from round the stumps, tossed up outside the leg stump and turning in, Sangakkara sweeps but fails to make contact, ball turns in just enough to clip the leg stump - a truly outstanding delivery! 105/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
23.4 Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan turning it around for India here! another classic off-break, the one that turns and bounces, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to beat the bat and clip the glove and the ball goes straight to Kaif at short leg, Harbhajan on a hat-trick here! 74/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 1 16 16 0 0 6.25
27.6 Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! ripper of a delivery and another batsman walks back beaten by the extra turn and bounce, this time the inside edge clipped the thigh pad and popped up straight to Kaif at short leg - Samaraweera s uneasy stay at the crease comes to tame end 82/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 65 121 109 8 0 59.63
59.5 Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, got big on Dilshan, clips the glove and pops up straight to Kaif at short leg, wicket number six for Harbhajan and thats his 150 Test wicket at home 198/8
View dismissal J Mubarak b Kumble 13 22 22 1 0 59.09
42.6 Kumble to Mubarak, OUT (Bowled) - right through! tossed up and turning into the left-hander from outside the off stump, Mubarak leans forward to defend but the ball turns in a long way and goes right through the gate between bat and pad, Kumble strikes early on day three - Sri Lanka 6 down. 144/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof c & b Harbhajan Singh 4 17 10 0 0 40.00
47.6 Harbhajan Singh to Maharoof, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Maharoof steps forward and drives it straight back in the air, Harbhajan moves to his right and takes a good one-handed catch, Maharoof departs beaten by the extra bounce, Sri Lanka need another 44 runs to avoid the follow-on 155/7
HMCM Bandara not out 28 60 43 2 2 65.11
View dismissal M Muralitharan st †Dhoni b Kumble 3 4 6 0 0 50.00
60.5 Kumble to Muralitharan, OUT (Stumped) - tossed up and turning away, Murali comes down the track and misses it completely, Dhoni whips off the bails and Murali is out by a long way, Sri Lanka nine down 201/9
View dismissal SL Malinga c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 0 10 5 0 0 0.00
63.2 Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, OUT (Caught) - another batsman departs foxed by the extra turn and bounce and Harbhajan ends up with seven wickets to his name, ball gets big on Malinga, clips the glove and goes straight to Sehwag at leg-slip, up goes the finger and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings 206/10
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 6) 9
  Total (all out; 63.2 overs; 263 mins) 206 (3.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket IK Pathan 10 1 36 1 3.60 43 5 0
2.6 to Tharanga, Agarkar to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - gone! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and swinging away late and that opens up Tharanga and produces the all important edge, ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps and up goes the finger - Pathan strikes early! 14/1
  AB Agarkar 6 2 18 0 3.00 31 1 0 (6nb)
View wickets A Kumble 25 3 87 2 3.48 108 10 0
42.6 to Mubarak, Kumble to Mubarak, OUT (Bowled) - right through! tossed up and turning into the left-hander from outside the off stump, Mubarak leans forward to defend but the ball turns in a long way and goes right through the gate between bat and pad, Kumble strikes early on day three - Sri Lanka 6 down. 144/6
60.5 to Muralitharan, Kumble to Muralitharan, OUT (Stumped) - tossed up and turning away, Murali comes down the track and misses it completely, Dhoni whips off the bails and Murali is out by a long way, Sri Lanka nine down 201/9
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 22.2 3 62 7 2.77 100 3 2
23.3 to Atapattu, Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - tossed up outside the off stump, turning in, Atapattu sweeps and the ball balloons up of the top-edge, Sehwag moves across from leg-gully and takes it on the run, Harbhajan strikes - Sri Lanka two down 74/2
23.4 to Jayawardene, Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan turning it around for India here! another classic off-break, the one that turns and bounces, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to beat the bat and clip the glove and the ball goes straight to Kaif at short leg, Harbhajan on a hat-trick here! 74/3
27.6 to Samaraweera, Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! ripper of a delivery and another batsman walks back beaten by the extra turn and bounce, this time the inside edge clipped the thigh pad and popped up straight to Kaif at short leg - Samaraweera s uneasy stay at the crease comes to tame end 82/4
33.3 to Sangakkara, Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT (Bowled) - oh dear! Harbhajan does a Warney, bowled from round the stumps, tossed up outside the leg stump and turning in, Sangakkara sweeps but fails to make contact, ball turns in just enough to clip the leg stump - a truly outstanding delivery! 105/5
47.6 to Maharoof, Harbhajan Singh to Maharoof, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Maharoof steps forward and drives it straight back in the air, Harbhajan moves to his right and takes a good one-handed catch, Maharoof departs beaten by the extra bounce, Sri Lanka need another 44 runs to avoid the follow-on 155/7
59.5 to Dilshan, Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, got big on Dilshan, clips the glove and pops up straight to Kaif at short leg, wicket number six for Harbhajan and thats his 150 Test wicket at home 198/8
63.2 to Malinga, Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, OUT (Caught) - another batsman departs foxed by the extra turn and bounce and Harbhajan ends up with seven wickets to his name, ball gets big on Malinga, clips the glove and goes straight to Sehwag at leg-slip, up goes the finger and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings 206/10
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag* c Maharoof b Malinga 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Caught) - gone first ball! short and wide outside the off stump and Sehwag goes after it, a needless shot to say the least, ball clips the top-edge and flies straight to Maharoof at third man, Malinga strikes! 0/1
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 30 107 71 4 0 42.25
24.2 Muralitharan to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - short and wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce, Gambhir cuts off the back-foot, not sure if he nicked it but the Lankans go up as one and umpire Nadeem Ghauri raises his finger - India 4 down and in trouble here 81/4
View dismissal VVS Laxman c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 5 17 13 1 0 38.46
3.4 Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Caught) - beauty! perfect line and length, hint of out swing and that produces a faint edge, ball goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, Maharoof too joins the party, India two down and in a stop of bother here 9/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Dilshan 19 40 29 3 0 65.51
12.4 Dilshan to Tendulkar, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Tendulkar goes back to defend but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad high but the appeal is upheld by umpire Nadeem Ghauri, would have gone over the stumps by the look of things but the umpire was convinced that it would have gone on to hit the stumps 34/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Sangakkara b Bandara 75 119 83 13 1 90.36
42.1 Bandara to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Yuvraj goes for it and is beaten by the low bounce, edged and well taken by Sangakkara behind the stumps 174/7
View dismissal M Kaif lbw b Bandara 9 17 16 0 1 56.25
29.2 Bandara to Kaif, OUT (LBW)- googly does the trick, Kaif is trapped plumb in front 100/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan 14 26 20 1 0 70.00
35.1 Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - murali strikes straightaway after tea! turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni moves back and across to defended but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, as plumb as it gets - India 6 down 134/6
View dismissal IK Pathan b Muralitharan 27 41 34 4 0 79.41
45.4 Muralitharan to Pathan, good line but full, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs 198/8
View dismissal AB Agarkar c & b Bandara 48 62 43 6 1 111.62
55.6 Bandara to Agarkar, OUT (Caught) - comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler, sad end to a fine innings 247/9
A Kumble not out 29 104 68 0 1 42.64
Harbhajan Singh not out 40 56 51 4 1 78.43
Extras (b 7, lb 9, w 1, nb 3) 20
  Total (9 wickets dec; 71 overs; 299 mins) 316 (4.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 12 2 63 1 5.25 47 11 0 (3nb, 1w)
0.1 to Sehwag, Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Caught) - gone first ball! short and wide outside the off stump and Sehwag goes after it, a needless shot to say the least, ball clips the top-edge and flies straight to Maharoof at third man, Malinga strikes! 0/1
View wicket MF Maharoof 6 0 25 1 4.16 23 3 0
3.4 to Laxman, Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Caught) - beauty! perfect line and length, hint of out swing and that produces a faint edge, ball goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, Maharoof too joins the party, India two down and in a stop of bother here 9/2
View wicket TM Dilshan 12 2 36 1 3.00 51 4 0
12.4 to Tendulkar, Dilshan to Tendulkar, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Tendulkar goes back to defend but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad high but the appeal is upheld by umpire Nadeem Ghauri, would have gone over the stumps by the look of things but the umpire was convinced that it would have gone on to hit the stumps 34/3
View wickets M Muralitharan 21 5 90 3 4.28 88 10 3
24.2 to Gambhir, Muralitharan to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - short and wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce, Gambhir cuts off the back-foot, not sure if he nicked it but the Lankans go up as one and umpire Nadeem Ghauri raises his finger - India 4 down and in trouble here 81/4
35.1 to Dhoni, Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - murali strikes straightaway after tea! turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni moves back and across to defended but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, as plumb as it gets - India 6 down 134/6
45.4 to Pathan, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line but full, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs 198/8
View wickets HMCM Bandara 19 2 84 3 4.42 73 8 2
29.2 to Kaif, Bandara to Kaif, OUT (LBW)- googly does the trick, Kaif is trapped plumb in front 100/5
42.1 to Yuvraj Singh, Bandara to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Yuvraj goes for it and is beaten by the low bounce, edged and well taken by Sangakkara behind the stumps 174/7
55.6 to Agarkar, Bandara to Agarkar, OUT (Caught) - comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler, sad end to a fine innings 247/9
  J Mubarak 1 0 2 0 2.00 5 0 0
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 509 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Gambhir b Kumble 47 139 117 8 0 40.17
38.5 Kumble to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - Kumble bags another one! turning in from outside the off stump, Tharanga goes back looking to glance it down fine but the ball clips the edge and goes square, Gambhir at leg-slip dives forward and takes it cleanly, Sri Lanka 3 down and in trouble here! 89/3
View dismissal MS Atapattu* c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 16 59 56 2 0 28.57
16.3 Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Atapattu comes down the track looking to defend but ends up with an inside edge on to his pad and the ball pops up on the leg side, Kaif at short leg dives forward and across to his left and takes a brilliant catch. Harbhajan strikes at the stroke of Lunch, Sri Lanka one down - India need nine more! 39/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Kumble 17 65 54 2 0 31.48
34.5 Kumble to Sangakkara, OUT (LBW) - and Kumble strikes! bowled from wide of the crease, balls hist the rough outside the off stump and jags back in and Sangakkara is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, Sri Lanka two down! 84/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c & b Agarkar 57 138 106 7 0 53.77
71.3 Agarkar to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - finally the breakthrough! overpitched delviery on the middle and off stump line and Jayawardene ends up driving it straight back to Agarkar, finger goes up but Jayawardene stands his ground and so the umpires go upstairs - RED light flashes. 201/5
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Kaif b Kumble 5 6 8 1 0 62.50
40.2 Kumble to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught), good length delivery from Kumble, Samaraweera comes forward and defends, ball takes the inside edge of the bat, goes onto the pads and lobs upto Kaif at forward short leg 96/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Pathan 65 162 123 5 0 52.84
80.2 Pathan to Dilshan(OUT) - bowled from round the stumps, excellent line and length, Dilshan drive eyeing the cover fence but ends up with a faint edge, Dhoni dives across and takes a good catch 229/6
View dismissal J Mubarak c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 18 73 38 2 1 47.36
87.1 Harbhajan Singh to Mubarak, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, spinning right across the left-hander, Mubarak pushes forward to defend and tamely defends it straight to Laxman at first slip who takes it leaning well forward, Harbhajan joins the party from the other end, this is not going to last long! 235/8
View dismissal MF Maharoof lbw b Kumble 2 25 25 0 0 8.00
86.3 Kumble to Maharoof, OUT (LBW) - flipper, the one that goes straight on and its too good a delivery for Maharoof who plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, would have easily crashed into middle and leg, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India need just three more! 235/7
View dismissal HMCM Bandara c Sehwag b Kumble 11 24 21 1 0 52.38
92.3 Kumble to Bandara, OUT (Caught) - all over! done and dusted in under 30 minutes! genuine leg-break, close to the off stump line, Bandara pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the outside edge, Sehwag at first slip dives across to his right and takes a good catch, Kumble adds another 5-for to his name! 249/10
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Harbhajan Singh 3 9 10 0 0 30.00
89.6 Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, OUT (Bowled) - another one bites the dust! tossed up and turning in, Murali goes down on one knee and swings across but misses the target by miles, ball clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, wicket number 10 for Harbhajan singh - India need just one more to wrap this up 245/9
SL Malinga not out 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, nb 7) 8
  Total (all out; 92.3 overs; 360 mins) 249 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket IK Pathan 9 1 31 1 3.44 41 5 0
80.2 to Dilshan, Pathan to Dilshan(OUT) - bowled from round the stumps, excellent line and length, Dilshan drive eyeing the cover fence but ends up with a faint edge, Dhoni dives across and takes a good catch 229/6
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 31 7 79 3 2.54 145 8 0
16.3 to Atapattu, Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Atapattu comes down the track looking to defend but ends up with an inside edge on to his pad and the ball pops up on the leg side, Kaif at short leg dives forward and across to his left and takes a brilliant catch. Harbhajan strikes at the stroke of Lunch, Sri Lanka one down - India need nine more! 39/1
87.1 to Mubarak, Harbhajan Singh to Mubarak, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, spinning right across the left-hander, Mubarak pushes forward to defend and tamely defends it straight to Laxman at first slip who takes it leaning well forward, Harbhajan joins the party from the other end, this is not going to last long! 235/8
89.6 to Muralitharan, Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, OUT (Bowled) - another one bites the dust! tossed up and turning in, Murali goes down on one knee and swings across but misses the target by miles, ball clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, wicket number 10 for Harbhajan singh - India need just one more to wrap this up 245/9
View wicket AB Agarkar 11 3 18 1 1.63 54 2 0
71.3 to Jayawardene, Agarkar to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - finally the breakthrough! overpitched delviery on the middle and off stump line and Jayawardene ends up driving it straight back to Agarkar, finger goes up but Jayawardene stands his ground and so the umpires go upstairs - RED light flashes. 201/5
View wickets A Kumble 34.3 9 89 5 2.57 163 9 1 (3nb)
34.5 to Sangakkara, Kumble to Sangakkara, OUT (LBW) - and Kumble strikes! bowled from wide of the crease, balls hist the rough outside the off stump and jags back in and Sangakkara is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, Sri Lanka two down! 84/2
38.5 to Tharanga, Kumble to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - Kumble bags another one! turning in from outside the off stump, Tharanga goes back looking to glance it down fine but the ball clips the edge and goes square, Gambhir at leg-slip dives forward and takes it cleanly, Sri Lanka 3 down and in trouble here! 89/3
40.2 to Samaraweera, Kumble to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught), good length delivery from Kumble, Samaraweera comes forward and defends, ball takes the inside edge of the bat, goes onto the pads and lobs upto Kaif at forward short leg 96/4
86.3 to Maharoof, Kumble to Maharoof, OUT (LBW) - flipper, the one that goes straight on and its too good a delivery for Maharoof who plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, would have easily crashed into middle and leg, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India need just three more! 235/7
92.3 to Bandara, Kumble to Bandara, OUT (Caught) - all over! done and dusted in under 30 minutes! genuine leg-break, close to the off stump line, Bandara pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the outside edge, Sehwag at first slip dives across to his right and takes a good catch, Kumble adds another 5-for to his name! 249/10
  V Sehwag 3 0 18 0 6.00 13 2 0 (4nb)
  SR Tendulkar 4 0 13 0 3.25 16 1 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 3-match series 2-0
Test debut - WU Tharanga (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - Harbhajan Singh (India)
Player of the series - A Kumble (India)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and Nadeem Ghauri (Pakistan)
TV umpire - I Shivram
Match referee - CH Lloyd (West Indies)
Close of play
  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 247/6 (VVS Laxman 71*, IK Pathan 39*, 78 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 131/5 (TM Dilshan 27*, J Mubarak 11*, 40 ov)
  • Tue, 20 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 287/9 (A Kumble 23*, Harbhajan Singh 19*, 66 ov)
  • Wed, 21 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 235/6 (J Mubarak 18*, MF Maharoof 2*, 85 ov)
  • Thu, 22 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 249 (92.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - R Subramanian
    • 12th men: W Jaffer (Ind) and S Weerakoon (SL)
    • Start delayed by 60 minutes due to heavy dew.
    • India: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: India 51/1 in 12.0 overs (V Sehwag 20, VVS Laxman 8)
    • Tea: India 125/5 in 45.0 overs (VVS Laxman 36, MS Dhoni 12)
    • India: 150 runs in 51.4 overs (317 balls), Extras 17
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 135 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 62.3 overs (382 balls), Extras 18
    • End Of Day: India - 247/6 in 78.0 overs (VVS Laxman 71, IK Pathan 39)
    • India: 250 runs in 78.4 overs (479 balls), Extras 23
    • IK Pathan: 50 off 99 balls (8 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: India 295/6 after 92.1 overs (VVS Laxman 0, IK Pathan 0)
    • India: 300 runs in 92.4 overs (563 balls), Extras 23
    • VVS Laxman: 100 off 232 balls (14 x 4)
    • Lunch: India 319/7 in 98.0 overs (IK Pathan 66, AB Agarkar 5)
    • India: 350 runs in 110.3 overs (673 balls), Extras 31
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 30/1 in 6.0 overs (MS Atapattu 19, KC Sangakkara 2)
    • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 13.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 9
    • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 9
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka 131/5 in 40.0 overs (TM Dilshan 27, J Mubarak 11)
    • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 44.5 overs (275 balls), Extras 9
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 60.2 overs (368 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 206/10 in 64.0 overs
    • India: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (111 balls), Extras 3
    • India: 100 runs in 28.6 overs (176 balls), Extras 4
    • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 63 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (226 balls), Extras 6
    • India: 200 runs in 46.2 overs (281 balls), Extras 7
    • India: 250 runs in 56.5 overs (344 balls), Extras 10
    • India: 300 runs in 68.4 overs (415 balls), Extras 19
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 39/1 in 16.3 overs (WU Tharanga 22, KC Sangakkara 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 1
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 43.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 7
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 56.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 160/4 in 58.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 29, TM Dilshan 38)
    • India: 300 runs in 68.4 overs (415 balls), Extras 19
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 39/1 in 16.3 overs (WU Tharanga 22, KC Sangakkara 0)
    • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 1
    • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 43.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 7
    • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 56.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 160/4 in 58.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 29, TM Dilshan 38)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 96 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 70.6 overs (433 balls), Extras 8
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 94 balls (3 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 234/6 after 83.5 overs (J Mubarak 0, MF Maharoof 0)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka 235/6 in 85.0 overs (J Mubarak 18, MF Maharoof 2)
 
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