Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 188 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka Rahul Dravid has won the toss and elected to bat first.

0.1

Vaas to Gambhir, 2 runs, Vaas to Gambhir, good line and length, Gambhir drives the ball off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Samaraweera

0.2

Vaas to Gambhir, no run, Vaas to Gambhir, good line and length, Gambhir defends, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

0.3

Vaas to Gambhir, OUT, Vaas to Gambhir, OUT (LBW) - pitched in line and straightened, perfect line and length and Gambhir is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger - Vaas strikes early!

G Gambhir lbw b Vaas 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

0.4

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman gets well forward and defends it down, excellent delivery first up and equally well played by Laxman.

0.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, another good delivery on the middle and off stump line, Laxman gets right behind the line and defends it down safely - solid defensive shot that.

0.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends, end of a successful over!

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/1
VVS Laxman    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-2-1
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

1.1

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, length ball, Dravid plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

1.2

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good line and length, Dravid drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

1.3

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, length ball, Dravid defends it, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

1.4

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, length ball, Dravid leans forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

1.5

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, way down the leg side, Dravid plays no shot, no runs, Sangakkara dives across and saves runs

1.6

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

End of over 2 (maiden) India 2/1
R Dravid    0* (6b)      CRD Fernando    1-1-0-0
VVS Laxman    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-2-1

2.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

2.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and just short of a length, Laxman plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

2.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

2.4

Vaas to Laxman, 1 leg bye, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman plays and misses, 1 leg bye

2.5

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid defends on the front foot, no runs

2.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid defends, no runs, fielded by Vaas

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) India 3/1
R Dravid    0* (8b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-1-2-1
VVS Laxman    0* (7b)      CRD Fernando    1-1-0-0

3.1

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, just short of a length, Laxman pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

3.2

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, line and length, Laxman plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

3.3

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman, length ball, Laxman hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Samaraweera

3.4

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid defends it away, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

3.5

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, sends down a bouncer, Dravid plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

3.6

Fernando to Dravid, 1 run, Fernando to Dravid, short ball, Dravid defends it, 1 run, fielded by Jayawardene

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 5/1
R Dravid    1* (11b)      CRD Fernando    2-1-2-0
VVS Laxman    1* (10b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-1-2-1

4.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid blocks, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

4.2

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, Vaas to Dravid, full delivery, Dravid driving, 4 runs

4.3

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

4.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, Vaas to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Vaas

4.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends, no runs, fielded by Fernando

4.6

Vaas to Laxman, FOUR, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman edges the ball, 4 runs

End of over 5 (9 runs) India 14/1
VVS Laxman    5* (12b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-11-1
R Dravid    6* (15b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-1-2-0

5.1

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, line and length, Dravid blocks, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

5.2

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good line and back of a length, Dravid defends it, no runs, fielded by Fernando

5.3

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid blocks, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

5.4

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid, good line and just short of a length, Dravid plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

5.5

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid (no runs) - good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

5.6

Fernando to Dravid, no run, Fernando to Dravid - this time bit short, Dravid gets right behind the line and defends it down

End of over 6 (maiden) India 14/1
R Dravid    6* (21b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-2-2-0
VVS Laxman    5* (12b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-11-1

6.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends, no runs

6.2

Vaas to Laxman, 4 runs, Vaas to Laxman, good line but over-pitched, Laxman drives and drives beautifully, ball rockets away to the cover fence - top shot

6.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, full delivery, Laxman defends it away, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

6.4

Vaas to Laxman, 4 runs, Vaas to Laxman, good line and just short of a length, Laxman drives off the back-foot and the ball races away to the backward point fence, excellent timing and placement

6.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

6.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman leans well forward, gets to the pitch of the delivery and forces it away to the cover region

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 22/1
VVS Laxman    13* (18b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-19-1
R Dravid    6* (21b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-2-2-0

7.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, line and length, Dravid shuffles forward and turns it away on the leg side

7.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, full delivery, Dravid pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Muralitharan

7.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid defends it down

7.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, doosra and Dravid is beaten but the edge falls well short of the fielder at first slip

7.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good length delivery, Dravid defends it away, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

7.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dravid, too full and down the leg side, Dravid effortlessly sweeps it away to the fine leg fence

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 26/1
R Dravid    10* (27b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0
VVS Laxman    13* (18b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-19-1

8.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman blocks it, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

8.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman drives on the front foot, straight to the fielder at point

8.3

Vaas to Laxman, FOUR, Vaas to Laxman,Shot! good line and just short of a length, Laxman waits for it and at the last possible moment glides it away well wide of the gully fielder, Laxman growing in confidence here

8.4

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends it away, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

8.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends it away towards gully

8.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, angling across from outside the leg stump, Laxman gets well forward and defends it towards covers

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 30/1
VVS Laxman    17* (24b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-1-23-1
R Dravid    10* (27b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0

9.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good line and length, turning in from outside the off stump, Dravid pushes forward to defend but gets hit on the pad

9.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, length ball, Dravid defends, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

9.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid keeps it out, no runs

9.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, fraction short, Dravid quickly goes back and defends it straight down the track, presented the full face of the bat there

9.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, 4 runs, Muralitharan to Dravid, again slightly short but this time Dravid gets it outside the off stump and the cut shot makes perfect contact, ball races away to the cover fence

9.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, length ball, Dravid blocks, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 34/1
R Dravid    14* (33b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0
VVS Laxman    17* (24b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-1-23-1

10.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, back of a length, Laxman stands tall on the back-foot and drives it with a straight bat, ball rolls down to the mid-off region

10.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line but over-pitched and drifting on to the pads, played down to mid-on

10.3

Vaas to Laxman, 3 runs, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman blocks it down and the ball goes wide of Gunawardene at short cover and wild throw from him gives away two extra runs

10.4

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, line and length, Dravid keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

10.5

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, Vaas to Dravid, half volley, Dravid drives it away well and Murali at extra cover fails to stop it cleanly

10.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas to Dravid, good line and just short of a length, Dravid keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Bandara

End of over 11 (7 runs) India 41/1
R Dravid    18* (36b 3x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-1-30-1
VVS Laxman    20* (27b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0

11.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, turning in from outside the off stump, too short and Laxman gets enough time to go back and turns it away through midwicket

11.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dravid, length ball, drifting on to the pads, Dravid moves forward and drives it away to the midwicket fence

11.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, line and length, Dravid blocks, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

11.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Dravid, full on the stumps, Dravid hits it on the leg side, 2 runs

11.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good line and length delivery, Dravid blocks it, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

11.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, sharp turn, Dravid leans forward to defend, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away behind the stumps

Play held up as the sight screen is stuck. Fernando is back.

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 48/1
R Dravid    24* (41b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-15-0
VVS Laxman    21* (28b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-1-30-1

12.1

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, straight full toss, Laxman driven it down to mid-off

12.2

Fernando to Laxman, FOUR, Fernando to Laxman, good line and length and Laxman gets an edge, ball goes right in to the gap between the slip and the keeper, Laxman there beaten by the lack of bounce - boundary brings up the 50 parthership.

12.3

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, just short of a length, Laxman defends it down standing tall and the ball rolls away on the leg side

12.4

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, line and length, Laxman drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Vaas

12.5

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, line and length, Laxman defends on the front foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

12.6

Fernando to Laxman, FOUR, Fernando to Laxman, good line but over-pitched and drifting on to the pads, Laxman gets in to a good position and turns it away to the midwicket fence, excellent use of the wrist.

End of over 13 (8 runs) India 56/1
VVS Laxman    29* (34b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    4-2-10-0
R Dravid    24* (41b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-15-0

13.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Muralitharan to Dravid, good line but full, Dravid misses the ball, no runs

13.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, OUT

R Dravid c Mubarak b Muralitharan 24 (62m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.81

13.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, half volley, Tendulkar hits it through the leg side, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

13.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar plays but misses the ball, no runs

13.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar defends, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

13.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar driving off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Fernando

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 58/2
SR Tendulkar    2* (4b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-17-1
VVS Laxman    29* (34b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    4-2-10-0

14.1

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman, length ball, Laxman drives opening the face of the bat and the ball runs down to the third man region

14.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery and this one nipped back in sharply, Tendulkar is beaten all ends up and the ball crashes in to the pad, bit too high and the appeal is turned down, close call that

14.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

14.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, well directed short ball and Tendulkar ducks under it comfortably

14.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run

14.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

End of over 15 (1 run) India 59/2
SR Tendulkar    2* (9b)      CRD Fernando    5-2-11-0
VVS Laxman    30* (35b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-17-1

15.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, full delivery, Laxman hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Mubarak

15.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar hits it on the leg side, Atapattu at midwicket fails to pick it up cleanly but no damage is done

15.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, half volley, Tendulkar plays and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

15.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, down the leg and Tendulkar fails to make contact, good take by Sangakkara behind the stumps

15.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar turns it away well wide of Atapattu at midwicket, easy single

15.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends it away, no runs, fielded by Mubarak

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 61/2
VVS Laxman    31* (37b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    5-0-19-1
SR Tendulkar    3* (13b)      CRD Fernando    5-2-11-0

16.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, FOUR, Fernando to Tendulkar, full delivery on the pads, easy pickings, Tendulkar leans forward and works it away to the backward square leg fence, copy-book style

16.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fernando to Tendulkar, excellent comeback delivery, short and angling in sharply, Tendulkar is surprised and the ball rolls away on the leg side after clipping the glove

16.3

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, good line and length delivery and once again Laxman defends it back down the track

16.4

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Fernando

16.5

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, line and length, Laxman defends it, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

16.6

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman, short and wide outside the off stump, Laxman cuts late and the ball goes straight to Bandara at fine leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 67/2
VVS Laxman    32* (41b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    6-2-17-0
SR Tendulkar    8* (15b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    5-0-19-1

17.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, full and on the pads, watchfully played away on the leg side

17.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, line and length, Laxman blocks and the ball rolls away straight to the fielder at short leg

17.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, line and length, close to the off stump line and Laxman plays for lunch

17.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

17.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman hits it on the leg side, no runs, fielded by Atapattu

17.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Samaraweera

Players are back and it will be Laxman to take strike Vaas to start proceedings after lunch.

End of over 18 (1 run) India 68/2
VVS Laxman    33* (47b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    6-0-20-1
SR Tendulkar    8* (15b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    6-2-17-0

18.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, on the middle and off stump line and angling across, Laxman shuffles forward and defends it dowm

18.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

18.3

Vaas to Laxman, 1 run, Vaas to Laxman - slightly short and angling across, Laxman gets forward and glides it down to third man for an easy single

18.4

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar -good length delivery, hint of in swing, Tendulkar gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

18.5

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar - bit fuller, Tendulkar gets a good stride forward, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away to the cover region, Murali moves across from mid-off and cuts off the single

18.6

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar - pitched in line and angling across, Tendulkar watchfully forces it away towards point

Murali to continue

End of over 19 (1 run) India 69/2
SR Tendulkar    8* (18b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-1-31-1
VVS Laxman    34* (50b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    6-0-20-1

19.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away off the back-foot towards short midwicket

19.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - comes out but gets cramped for room, played away towards midwicket

19.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

19.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball but drifting down the leg side, Laxman nicely plays it down to fine leg, easy single

19.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

19.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar comes down the track and ends up driving it straight to the fielder at mid-on

Atapattu taking his time to set the field

End of over 20 (1 run) India 70/2
SR Tendulkar    8* (20b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    7-0-21-1
VVS Laxman    35* (54b 4x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-1-31-1

20.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Laxman gets forward and plays it away square on the off side

20.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, line and length, this one came back in a touch, Laxman carefully blocks it straight back down the track

20.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Laxman nicely leans away from the line of the delivery

20.4

Vaas to Laxman, 4 runs, Vaas to Laxman, another short ball but this time Laxman opts to go after it, get it on the middle and the ball races away to fine leg, Gunawardene down there in the deep over-runs and the ball rolls over the ropes

20.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman blocks it, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

20.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends it, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 74/2
VVS Laxman    39* (60b 4x4)      WPUJC Vaas    8-1-35-1
SR Tendulkar    8* (20b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    7-0-21-1

21.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, sharp turn and Tendulkar defends it on the back-foot

21.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, d

21.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar defends it away, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

21.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar plays and misses, no runs

21.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line but too full, Tendulkar leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

21.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, FOUR, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, short and Tendulkar takes full toll, quickly leans back and drives it away through the gap between the cover fielders

End of over 22 (6 runs) India 80/2
SR Tendulkar    14* (26b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    8-0-27-1
VVS Laxman    39* (60b 4x4)      WPUJC Vaas    8-1-35-1

22.1

Vaas to Laxman, 1 run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, angling across, steered down to third man for an easy single - Laxman moving along nicely here

22.2

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Laxman drives, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

22.3

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulakr, good line and length delivery, Laxman on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Jayawardene

22.4

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, just short of a length and angling across, bit too wide to interest Tendulkar

Keeper standing up to the stumps for Vaas!

22.5

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulakr, short and angling across, no shot offered

22.6

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulakr, ball kept low after hitting the deck and Tendulkar leaves it alone for the keeper

End of over 23 (1 run) India 81/2
SR Tendulkar    14* (31b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    9-1-36-1
VVS Laxman    40* (61b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    8-0-27-1

23.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman hits it into the leg side, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

23.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman plays and misses, no runs

23.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman, short ball and Laxman hammers it through midwicket

23.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman blocks it, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

23.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Bandara

23.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends it, no runs

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 85/2
VVS Laxman    44* (67b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    9-0-31-1
SR Tendulkar    14* (31b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    9-1-36-1

24.1

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar driving, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

24.2

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Dilshan

24.3

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar gets hit on the pad, missing leg by a long way and the appeal is turned down

24.4

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, watchfully defended back to the bowler

24.5

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, length ball, forced away to the cover region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

24.6

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away further, Tendulkar leaves it for the keeper

Murali gets a break - Bandara into the attack now.

End of over 25 (maiden) India 85/2
SR Tendulkar    14* (37b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    10-2-36-1
VVS Laxman    44* (67b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    9-0-31-1

25.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Bandara

25.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, again played back to the bowler

25.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, tossed up in line, Laxman gets a good stride forward and defends it back to the bowler

25.4

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman, bit of width and Laxman drives it away to deep cover for an easy single

25.5

Bandara to Tendulkar, no run, Bandara to Tendulkar, another tight delivery, played back to the bowler

25.6

Bandara to Tendulkar, no run, Bandara to Tendulkar, turned away towards midwicket

End of over 26 (1 run) India 86/2
SR Tendulkar    14* (39b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-1-0
VVS Laxman    45* (71b 5x4)      WPUJC Vaas    10-2-36-1

26.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

26.2

Vaas to Laxman, 4 byes, Vaas to Laxman, line and length, wide outside the off stump and angling across, Laxman drives but fails to make contact, Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly and the ball races away to the third man fence

26.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends it, no runs

26.4

Vaas to Laxman, no run, Vaas to Laxman, line and length, Laxman lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

26.5

Vaas to Laxman, 1 run, Vaas to Laxman, too wide outside the off stump and Laxman cuts it down to third man

26.6

Vaas to Tendulkar, 1 run, Vaas to Tendulkar, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar turns it away to the vacant square leg region

End of over 27 (6 runs) India 92/2
SR Tendulkar    15* (40b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    11-2-38-1
VVS Laxman    46* (76b 5x4)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-1-0

27.1

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Dilshan

27.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line but over-pitched, Laxman pushes it off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Bandara

27.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman blocks, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

27.4

Bandara to Laxman, FOUR, turned away towards sqaure

27.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman blocks, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

27.6

Bandara to Laxman, FOUR, Bandara to Laxman, driven well wide of the fielder at gully, perfect placement

End of over 28 (9 runs) India 101/2
VVS Laxman    54* (81b 7x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-10-0
SR Tendulkar    16* (41b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    11-2-38-1

28.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar hits it through the leg side, 2 runs, fielded by Gunawardene

28.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar hits it on the leg side, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

28.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

28.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Fernando to Tendulkar, once againFernando strays on to the pads and Tendulkar nudges it away to the fine leg region, Vaas moves across quickly in the deep and keeps it down to two

28.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, drifting down the leg side, this time Tendulkar fails to make contact and the ball rolls away on the leg side after clipping the pad

28.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, FOUR, Fernando to Tendulkar, Shot! Fernando once again makes the mistake of drifting on to the pads, Tendulkar quickly gets in to a good position and works it away through midwicket, wisrty shot that

End of over 29 (8 runs) India 109/2
SR Tendulkar    24* (47b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    7-2-25-0
VVS Laxman    54* (81b 7x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-10-0

29.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman defends, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

29.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman blocks it back to the bowler

29.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman drivesit away off the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

29.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman driving, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

29.5

Bandara to Laxman, FOUR, Bandara to Laxman, take that! tossed up and turning away, Laxman advances down the track and lofts it away to the long-off fence, excellent use of the feet.

29.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

Drinks

End of over 30 (4 runs) India 113/2
VVS Laxman    58* (87b 8x4)      HMCM Bandara    3-0-14-0
SR Tendulkar    24* (47b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    7-2-25-0

30.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, beauty! nipped back in sharply from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is caught on the wrong foot, ball hits the pad in line with the stumps but the appeal is turned down, that was close!

30.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

30.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, bit too wide and Tendulkar leaves it for the keeper

30.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good line and back of a length, Tendulkar leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

30.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, pushed back to the bowler

30.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, drifitng on to the pads and Tendulkar nudges it away to sqaure leg

End of over 31 (maiden) India 113/2
SR Tendulkar    24* (53b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    8-3-25-0
VVS Laxman    58* (87b 8x4)      HMCM Bandara    3-0-14-0

31.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, tossed up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

31.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends it away, no runs, fielded by Bandara

31.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman blocks, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

31.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, nicely driven down to long-off

31.5

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Muralitharan

31.6

Bandara to Tendulkar, FOUR, Bandara to Tendulkar, length ball outside the off stump, Tendulkar leans well forward and sweeps it down to the vacant fine leg fence, top shot

End of over 32 (5 runs) India 118/2
SR Tendulkar    28* (54b 4x4)      HMCM Bandara    4-0-19-0
VVS Laxman    59* (92b 8x4)      CRD Fernando    8-3-25-0

32.1

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman - pitched up outside the off stump, Laxman reaches out for it and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

32.2

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman - off cutter, Laxman defends it down to silly mid-on

32.3

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, full delivery on the pads, Laxman flicks it away but straight to the man at short mid-wicket, no run

32.4

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, short delivery, aiming at a bouncer, but the ball doesnt bounce as much and goes past the chest of Laxman who lets it to sail through to the keeper

32.5

Fernando to Laxman, no run, Fernando to Laxman, short of a length delivery outside off, Laxman stands tall and defends it off the backfooot

32.6

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman, a bit short and a bit of width offered this time, Laxman reaches for it and cuts it off the backfoot for a single

End of over 33 (1 run) India 119/2
VVS Laxman    60* (98b 8x4)      CRD Fernando    9-3-26-0
SR Tendulkar    28* (54b 4x4)      HMCM Bandara    4-0-19-0

33.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, short delivery, Laxman stays back and drives it to cover, cant find the gap there though

33.2

Bandara to Laxman, 2 runs, Bandara to Laxman, short delivery agan, and the turn gives him some more width, Laxman cuts it hard, Mubarak at point dives to his left, gets a touch to it, saves a couple of runs for his team

33.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends it, no runs

33.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman pushes forward, no runs

33.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, outside off and turning away, left thjrough to the keeper

33.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, full delivery to end the over, driven back to the bowler

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 121/2
VVS Laxman    62* (104b 8x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-21-0
SR Tendulkar    28* (54b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    9-3-26-0

34.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, short delivery angled into Sachin, doesnt bounce as much, Sachin decides to let it through but continues to watch it, the ball doesnt bounce as much and hits Tendulkar on the arm

34.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, short of a length again and outside off, left through to the keeper

34.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, short delivery again, Tendulkar stands tall on the backfoot and defends it

34.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, length delivery, but bad line this time, on the pads, but Tendulkar doesnt make full use of it, tries to play it on the onside, but misses the ball and gets hit on the pad

34.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, bouncer on line, Tendulkar leaves it alone, no runs

34.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, short of a length delivery, Tendulkar goes after it but doesnt make contact, ball falls short of the wicket keeper too who fails to gather the balll cleanly, the batsmen decide not to take a run

Change in bowling, Atapattu decides to bring in Muthiah Muralitharan

End of over 35 (maiden) India 121/2
SR Tendulkar    28* (60b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    10-4-26-0
VVS Laxman    62* (104b 8x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-21-0

35.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman drives on the front foot, no runs

35.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line but too full, Laxman drives through the off side, no runs

35.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman defends it, no runs

35.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, ful delivery, Laxman drives it to mid-on

35.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Muralitharan

35.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, too leg-stumpish from Murali, Laxman adjusts his footwork well and plays it away to short mid-wicket

Two consecutive maidens now

End of over 36 (maiden) India 121/2
VVS Laxman    62* (110b 8x4)      M Muralitharan    10-1-31-1
SR Tendulkar    28* (60b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    10-4-26-0

36.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, slower delivery from Fernando, Tendulkar picks it well and drives it away to cover, cabnt get it past the man at short-cover though

36.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Fernando to Tendulkar, short delivery outside off, Tendulkar reads the length early and decides to go after it, gets it through cover but doesnt mniddle it as well as he would have liked

36.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, outside the off stump and left through to the wicketkeeper

36.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, half volley outside the off stump, Tendulkar plays the square drive off the backfoot, but straight to the man at cover-point

36.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar defends it away, no runs, fielded by Fernando on his follow through

36.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, full length delivery, driven away to cover

End of over 37 (2 runs) India 123/2
SR Tendulkar    30* (66b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    11-4-28-0
VVS Laxman    62* (110b 8x4)      M Muralitharan    10-1-31-1

37.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away on the leg side, diving stop at midwicket saves runs

37.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman - Shot! tossed up and turning in, Laxman gets well forward and slogs it away with the spin - ball races away to the midwicket fence

37.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - played wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single taken

37.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar blocks it, no runs

37.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar misses the ball, no runs

37.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 128/2
SR Tendulkar    30* (69b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    11-1-36-1
VVS Laxman    67* (113b 9x4)      CRD Fernando    11-4-28-0

38.1

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman - drifting down the leg side, comfortably played down to fine leg

38.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - short outside the off stump, Tendulkar goes back looking to cut but pulls away late

38.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - mistimed drive and the ball rolls away towards point

38.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - this one came back in sharply and Tendulkar ends up with an inside edge on to his pad, ball rolls away towards square leg

38.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fernando to Tendulkar - short of a good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar gets well inside the line of the delivery and turns it away to fine leg, easy single

38.6

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, Fernando to Laxman - angling across, Laxman nicely glides it down to third man for an easy single

End of over 39 (3 runs) India 131/2
VVS Laxman    69* (115b 9x4)      CRD Fernando    12-4-31-0
SR Tendulkar    31* (73b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    11-1-36-1

39.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 2 leg byes, Muralitharan to Laxman - well fligted delivery, bowled from round the stumps, Laxman comes down the track looking to drive it away through midwicket but gets beaten, ball clips the pad and rolls away wide of Jayawardene at leg slip

39.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, OUT, Muralitharan to Laxman - Doosra does the trick! again bowled from round the stumps, turning right across and Laxman looking to drive it away ends up with a faint edge, Sangakkara behind the stumps holds on well to a difficult chance.

VVS Laxman c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 69 (175m 117b 12x4 0x6) SR: 58.97

Well set Laxman walks back, foxed by a Murali classic - Sourav Ganguly is the next man in

39.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

39.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

39.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, on the pads, turned away to square leg for an easy single, Ganguly off the mark

39.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turning down the leg side, Tendulkar fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pads

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 134/3
SR Tendulkar    31* (74b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    12-1-37-2
SC Ganguly    1* (3b)      CRD Fernando    12-4-31-0

40.1

Fernando to Ganguly, 1 run, Fernando to Ganguly, piched up on the pads, turned away nicley to deep square leg

40.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fernando to Tendulkar - good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar moves forward and across and plays it down to fine leg, easy single

Two slips and a gully in place for Ganguly.

40.3

Fernando to Ganguly, 1 run, Fernando to Ganguly - bowled from round the stumps, pitched up on the pads and Ganguly comfortably works it away through midwicket

40.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - short and angling across, Tendulkar leaves it for the keeper

40.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - pitched up and reversing in, Tendulkar gets forward and defends it down well, solid defensive shot

40.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - good length delivery, angled in from outside the off stump but not close enough to make Tendulkar play at it

Time for Drinks

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 137/3
SR Tendulkar    32* (78b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    13-4-34-0
SC Ganguly    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    12-1-37-2

41.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly - turning away from the left-hander, no shot offered

41.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, FOUR, Muralitharan to Ganguly - tossed up outside the off stump, right in the slot and Ganguly drives it straight down the ground to the long-off fence, sweetly timed, kept the fielder interested right till the end

41.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Ganguly - driven away square on the off side, Fernando at cover point messes it up and two runs are added to the total

41.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly blocks it, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

41.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, good length delivery, Ganguly plays and misses, no runs

41.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly - comes down the track and gets hit on the pad

End of over 42 (6 runs) India 143/3
SC Ganguly    9* (11b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    13-1-43-2
SR Tendulkar    32* (78b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    13-4-34-0

42.1

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good length delivery, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

42.2

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

42.3

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - excellent yorker, Tendulkar brings his bat down on time and safely digs it out

42.4

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - bouncer on the stumps, Tendulkar ducks under it comfortably

42.5

Fernando to Tendulkar, no run, Fernando to Tendulkar - another good delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling in, Tendulkar gets well forward and defends it back to the bowler, well bowled and well played.

42.6

Fernando to Tendulkar, 1 run, Fernando to Tendulkar - drifting down the leg side, nicely tucked away to fine leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 43 (1 run) India 144/3
SR Tendulkar    33* (84b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    14-4-35-0
SC Ganguly    9* (11b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    13-1-43-2

43.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar -full and Tendulkar drives it down to mid-on

43.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, way down the leg side but Tendulkar fails to make contact

43.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, bowled from round the stumps, pitched in line and turning back in, Tendulkar looking to defend it on the front-foot plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes in to the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down - close call

43.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar defends it away, no runs

43.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar on the back foot defending, no runs

43.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

End of over 44 (maiden) India 144/3
SR Tendulkar    33* (90b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    14-2-43-2
SC Ganguly    9* (11b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    14-4-35-0

44.1

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly - short and angling across, Ganguly forces it away towards cover point

44.2

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly - good length delivery, again angled across the left-hander, Ganguly pushes forward and plays it away in front of point

44.3

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly, good line and length delivery, Ganguly blocks, no runs, fielded by Gunawardene

44.4

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly - good line and length, draws Ganguly forward, played away towards cover

44.5

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly - bouncer, angled in from outside the leg stump, Ganguly ducks under it

44.6

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, Fernando to Ganguly - short delivery outside the off stump, Ganguly leaves alone for the keeper

End of over 45 (maiden) India 144/3
SC Ganguly    9* (17b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    15-5-35-0
SR Tendulkar    33* (90b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    14-2-43-2

45.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - bowled from round the stumps and drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar looking to sweep it away fine fails to make contact

45.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - flicked away behind square for an easy single

45.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, good line but over-pitched, Ganguly keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

45.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly - played away off the back-foot to the point region

45.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Ganguly - on the pads, Ganguly quickly goes back and plays it away behind square, easy two and Ganguly moves in to double figures

45.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly bit wide outside the off stump, turning away, Ganguly gets a good stride forward and takes it on the pad

Dilshan into the attack now

End of over 46 (3 runs) India 147/3
SC Ganguly    11* (21b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    15-2-46-2
SR Tendulkar    34* (92b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    15-5-35-0

46.1

Dilshan to Tendulkar, FOUR, Dilshan to Tendulkar - starts off with a horrible delivery, fulltoss on the off and Tendulkar flays it away to the cover fence, Dilshan under pressure straightaway

46.2

Dilshan to Tendulkar, no run, Dilshan to Tendulkar - turned away well, fielder at midwicket moves across quickly and cuts off the single

46.3

Dilshan to Tendulkar, no run, Dilshan to Tendulkar - goes for the paddle sweep, ends up with an edge on to the pad

46.4

Dilshan to Tendulkar, no run, Dilshan to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar blocks, no runs, fielded by Samaraweera

46.5

Dilshan to Tendulkar, no run, Dilshan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar blocks, no runs

46.6

Dilshan to Tendulkar, no run, Dilshan to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

Vaas is back

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 151/3
SR Tendulkar    38* (98b 5x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-4-0
SC Ganguly    11* (21b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    15-2-46-2

47.1

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - pitched up and swinging away a bit, Ganguly drive off the front-foot and the ball goes just wide of the fielder at mid-off

47.2

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

47.3

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - another good delivery, close to the off stump line, hint of away swing, Ganguly carefully defends it back to the bowler

47.4

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away toward cover

47.5

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - pitched up further, defended straight back down the track

47.6

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly - forced away towards cover, not a well timed shot, end of a good over

Change of ends for Murali

End of over 48 (maiden) India 151/3
SC Ganguly    11* (27b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    12-3-38-1
SR Tendulkar    38* (98b 5x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-4-0

48.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - bowled from round the stump, pitched in line and turning in, Tendulkar gets a good stride forward and that saves him, appeal for lbw turned down

48.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away behind sqaure, easy single

48.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly - tossed up and turning across, defended on the front-foot

48.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly - what a let off! Ganguly comes down the track and swings across but fails to make contact, Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly and an easy chance goes begging - Ganguly lives on!

48.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly defends, no runs

48.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Muralitharan to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly leaves it, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

End of over 49 (1 run) India 152/3
SC Ganguly    11* (31b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    16-2-47-2
SR Tendulkar    39* (100b 5x4)      WPUJC Vaas    12-3-38-1

49.1

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar - good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven down to mid-off

49.2

Vaas to Tendulkar, no run, Vaas to Tendulkar - pitched in line and angling across, Tendulkar gets a good stride forward, covers the line and leaves it for the keeper

49.3

Vaas to Tendulkar, FOUR

49.4

Vaas to Tendulkar, 1 run, Vaas to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Mubarak

49.5

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, Vaas to Ganguly, good length delivery, Ganguly drives on the front foot, no runs

49.6

Vaas to Ganguly, 2 runs, Vaas to Ganguly, length ball, Ganguly drives the ball off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Gunawardene

End of over 50 (7 runs) India 159/3
SC Ganguly    13* (33b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    13-3-45-1
SR Tendulkar    44* (104b 6x4)      M Muralitharan    16-2-47-2
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