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)
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0.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - starts off with a wayward delivery down the leg side, Sangakkara moves across quickly and collects it cleanly

0.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - much better, good length delviery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Gambhir gets well forwards and prods it away to the cover region

0.3

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - lovely bouncer, fast and on target, Gambhir leans back and avoids it well

0.4

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - back to earth, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

0.5

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, Malinga to Gambhir - drifting down the leg side, Gambhir gets well inside the line and glances it away to the vacant fine leg fence, Gambhir off the mark in style

0.6

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, Malinga to Gambhir - on the pads, turned away well wide of the fielder at mid-on, easy single to end the over

India 5/0   G Gambhir 5* (6b 1x4)
1.1

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - starts off with a decent delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping away from the left-hander, Gambhir watchfully plays it away to covers

1.2

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, Maharoof to Gambhir - drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down, easy single brings Sehwag to the fore.

India 6/0   G Gambhir 5* (8b 1x4)
2.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - swinging away, left alone outside the off stump

2.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - defended outside the off stump

2.3

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - good length delivery, punched straight to the man at mid-off

2.4

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - again swinging away from the left-hander, Gambhir moves across a bit and defends it down safely

2.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - another nippy delivery outside the off stump, too close to play and Gambhir plays it safe, ball thuds into the keepers gloves

2.6

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, Malinga to Gambhir - short ball, pulled away square of the wicket for a single, not a well timed shot

India 11/0   G Gambhir 6* (14b 1x4)
3.1

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - bit of extra bounce and Gambhir leaves it to the keeper

3.2

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - another good delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and moving away late, Gambhir gets forward and blocks it down safely, well played

3.3

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - bit too wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

3.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, Maharoof to Gambhir - Maharoof drifts on to the pads and Gambhir turns it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy run

India 12/0   G Gambhir 7* (18b 1x4)
4.1

Malinga to Gambhir, 3 runs, Malinga to Gambhir - short ball, pitched in line and angling across, Gambhir leans back and pulls it away square on the leg side

4.4

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, Malinga to Gambhir - pitched up outside the off stump, right in the slot and Gambhir carves it away through extra-cover, sweetly timed and placed to perfection

4.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - defended outside the off stump

4.6

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - way down the leg side and Gambhir leaves it for the keeper

India 24/0   G Gambhir 14* (22b 2x4)
6.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - left alone otuside the off stump

6.2

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, Malinga to Gambhir - good length delivery outside the off stump, Gambhir drives off the back-foot, ball clips the edge and races away well wide of the gully fielder

6.3

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, Malinga to Gambhir - in the slot outside the off stump and Gambhir goes after it, excellent diving stop by Maharoof at point cuts off a certain four

6.4

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, Malinga to Gambhir - short delivery, pulled away behind sqaure on the leg side

India 29/0   G Gambhir 19* (26b 3x4)
7.1

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - good length delivery, hint of in swing, Gambhir reads it well and blocks it down on the leg side

7.2

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - short rising delivery on the stump, Gambhir gets right behind the line and defends it down standing tall

7.3

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - bit wide outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot, a well balanced shot but the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-off

7.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - defended to the leg side

7.5

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir, good line and length, Gambhir keeps it out, no runs

7.6

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, Maharoof to Gambhir - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Gambhir eases forward and plays it down on the off side

India 30/0   G Gambhir 19* (32b 3x4)
8.3

Malinga to Gambhir, OUT, 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.

G Gambhir c Tharanga b Malinga 19 (41m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.57

India 31/1   G Gambhir 19 (33b 3x4)
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