Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 259 runs

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107.2

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble defends it, no runs

107.3

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, length ball, Kumble defends, no runs

107.4

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble defends it, no runs

107.5

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

107.6

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, good line but full, Kumble drives the ball through the off side, no runs

India 345/8   A Kumble 0* (5b)

109.1

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble - wide outside the off stump, Kumble pokes at it as if to see if it was ripe, ball clips the inside edge and goes behind, Sangakkar dives across to his left and saves runs

109.2

Maharoof to Kumble, no run, Maharoof to Kumble, length ball, Kumble defends it away, no runs

109.3

Maharoof to Kumble, 1 run, Maharoof to Kumble, steered down to third man for an easy single

India 348/8   A Kumble 1* (8b)

110.1

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - tossed up doosra, Kumble defends on the back-foot and the ball races away off the edge

110.2

Muralitharan to Kumble, 1 run, Muralitharan to Kumble - turning in from way outside the off stump, Agarkar waits for it and cuts it away to the third man fence, well played

110.5

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - defended outside the off stump, end of a good over

110.6

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover

India 354/8   A Kumble 2* (12b)

112.2

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - doosra and Kumlbe blocks it down well

112.3

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble blocks it, no runs

112.4

Muralitharan to Kumble, FOUR, Muralitharan to Kumble - turning in from outside the off stump, Kumble goes right back and cuts it away at the last possible moment, took it from right in front of the stumps, ball races away to the third man fence

112.5

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - defended leaning well forward

112.6

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - inside edge on the pad and the ball pops up on the off stump, very little reaction time for the fielder at silly point

India 360/8   A Kumble 6* (17b 1x4)

113.2

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble - drifting down the leg side and the ball rolls away off the pad

113.3

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble - short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, this one stayed very low after hitting the deck, almost a rolling ball, Sangakkar behind the stumps does well and saves runs

113.4

Malinga to Kumble, 4 byes, Malinga to Kumble - pitched up and way down the leg side, Sangakkara had no chance whatsoever of getting across, given as byes

113.5

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, good line and length, Kumble defends on the front foot, no runs

113.6

Malinga to Kumble, 1 run, Malinga to Kumble - turned to square leg

India 368/8   A Kumble 7* (22b 1x4)

114.1

Muralitharan to Kumble, no run, Muralitharan to Kumble - defended outside the off stump

114.2

Muralitharan to Kumble, SIX, Muralitharan to Kumble - tossed up and turning in, Kumble dances down the track and ships it over the long-on fence, massive hit

114.3

Muralitharan to Kumble, 1 run, Muralitharan to Kumble - edged away well wide of the fielder at gully

India 375/8   A Kumble 14* (25b 1x4 1x6)

115.1

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble - good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

115.2

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble - punched off the back-foot to the cover region

115.3

Malinga to Kumble, 1 leg bye, Malinga to Kumble - short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, ball kisses the pad and rolls away behind the stumps

115.6

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble - driven straight back down the track, Malinga dives across to his right and saves runs

India 377/8   A Kumble 14* (29b 1x4 1x6)

116.6

Muralitharan to Kumble, 1 run, Muralitharan to Kumble, full delivery, Kumble pushes forward, 1 run

India 379/8   A Kumble 15* (30b 1x4 1x6)

117.1

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, short delivery, Kumble gets hit on the glove

117.2

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, line and length, Kumble lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

117.3

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, good line and back of a length, Kumble defends, no runs

117.4

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, good line and length, Kumble defends it, no runs

117.5

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble pushes forward, no runs

117.6

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, half volley, Kumble misses the ball, no runs

India 379/8   A Kumble 15* (36b 1x4 1x6)

118.3

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, length ball, Kumble plays and misses the ball, no runs

118.4

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, full on the stumps, Kumble defends it away, no runs

118.5

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good line but over-pitched, Kumble keeps it out, no runs

118.6

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble drives, no runs

India 380/8   A Kumble 15* (40b 1x4 1x6)

119.4

Malinga to Kumble, 1 run, Malinga to Kumble, length ball, Kumble blocks it, 1 run

India 386/9   A Kumble 16* (41b 1x4 1x6)

120.1

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good delivery, pithces outside the lesg stumps and turns acrss Kumble, defended

120.2

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, on the middle and offf, driven away to cover

120.3

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, length ball, Kumble blocks, no runs

120.4

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good length delivery, Kumble blocks, no runs

120.5

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good line and length delivery, Kumble pushes forward and runs it down to backward point, no runs

120.6

Bandara to Kumble, no run, Bandara to Kumble, good line and length, Kumble defends off the backfoot, ball runs away to backward point, no runs

India 390/9   A Kumble 16* (47b 1x4 1x6)

121.2

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, line and length, Kumble drives the ball off the back foot, no runs

121.3

Malinga to Kumble, 1 run, Malinga to Kumble, good line but full, and just a hint of reverse swing, Kumble gets his bat down in time, ball takes the inside edge and rolls away to square leg 1 run

121.5

Malinga to Kumble, FOUR, Malinga to Kumble, good line and just short of a length, Kumble defends off the backfoot, bal takes the glove and runs away to the fine leg fence, 4 runs

121.6

Malinga to Kumble, no run, Malinga to Kumble, full on the stumps, Kumble drives on the front foot stragith to the man at midon, no runs

India 397/9   A Kumble 21* (51b 2x4 1x6)

122.4

Bandara to Kumble, OUT, 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

A Kumble c Jayawardene b Bandara 21 (65m 52b 2x4 1x6) SR: 40.38

India 398/10   A Kumble 21 (52b 2x4 1x6)
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Series Results
India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad - Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Delhi - Dec 10-14, 2005
India won by 188 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Chennai - Dec 2-6, 2005
Match drawn
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Dec 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble are elated after India's comprehensive win at Ahmedabad, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, Fifth day, December 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble are elated after India's comprehensive win at Ahmedabad

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Dec 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after bowling out Muttiah Muralitharan, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, Fifth day, December 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after bowling out Muttiah Muralitharan on the final day

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