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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1.3

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - excellent delivery first up, probing line and lenth and moving away off the seam, Sehwag plays inside the line

1.4

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - again swinging away nicely but this one is bit too wide and Sehwag comfortably leaves it for the keeper

1.5

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - beauty, previous two deliveries left the right-hander and this one jagged back in, Sehwag plays down the wrong line and the goes to the keeper after clipping the pad, loud appeal for caught behind turned down

1.6

Maharoof to Sehwag, FOUR, Maharoof to Sehwag - fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sehwag gets forward and drives it straight down the carpet to the long-on fence, India off to a good start here

India 10/0   V Sehwag 4* (4b 1x4)

3.5

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - left alone outside the off stump

3.6

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag, good line and length delivery, Sehwag defends, no runs

India 12/0   V Sehwag 4* (6b 1x4)

4.2

Malinga to Sehwag, 4 runs, Malinga to Sehwag - under pressure Malinga drifts down the leg side and Sehwag touches it away to the fine leg fence, top shot

4.3

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, Malinga to Sehwag - forced away well wide of the gully fielder, easy single

India 20/0   V Sehwag 9* (8b 1x4)

5.1

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - left alone outside the off stump

5.2

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - short and wide outside the off stump, Sehwag drives powerfully opening the face of the bat but the ball goes straight to the fielder at point, good shot for no runs!

5.3

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

5.4

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - left alone outside the off stump

5.5

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - bit of width outside the off stump and Sehwag plays a lazy looking cut shot, ball clips the bottom edge and goes behind but luckily it falls short of Sangakkara

5.6

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, Maharoof to Sehwag - turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

India 24/0   V Sehwag 9* (14b 1x4)

6.5

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - drifting down the leg side, no shot offered

6.6

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 no ball, Malinga to Sehwag - bouncer on the stumps, Sehwag ducks under it, no-ball called for overstepping

6.6

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - short rising delivery outside the off stump, excellent line and Sehwag leaves it for the keeper

India 30/0   V Sehwag 9* (17b 1x4)

8.1

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - good length delivery outside the off stump, defeded on the front-foot

8.2

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, Malinga to Sehwag - short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Sehwag stands tall on the back-foot and tucks it away square of the wicket for an easy single

8.4

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag, good line and length delivery, Sehwag blocks it, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

8.5

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag, good length delivery, Sehwag leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

8.6

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag, good length delivery, Sehwag leaves it alone, no runs

India 31/1   V Sehwag 10* (22b 1x4)

10.1

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - short rising delivery, Sehwag leans back and avoids it

10.2

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - another short rising delivery, this time on the middle and leg stump line, Sehwag stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side

10.3

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - angled in from outside the leg stump, pacey delviery, ball clips the thigh pad and pops up on the leg side

10.4

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 no ball, Malinga to Sehwag - short and way down the leg side, Sehwag pulls but fails to make contact

10.4

Malinga to Sehwag, FOUR, Malinga to Sehwag - short and wide outside the leg stump, another bad delivery and this time Sehwag takes full toll, the pull shot makes perfect contact and the ball races away off the meat of the bat - third man had no chance of cutting it off

10.5

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, Malinga to Sehwag - outside the off stump and Sehwag is beaten trying to cut it away

10.6

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 no ball, Malinga to Sehwag - again called for overstepping, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

10.6

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, Malinga to Sehwag - short and wide outside the off stump, cut away well wide of the fielder at gully

India 42/1   V Sehwag 15* (30b 2x4)

11.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, Muralitharan to Sehwag - tossed up and turning in, defended on the front-foot

11.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, Muralitharan to Sehwag - too full a delivery outside the off stump and Sehwag flays it away to the cover fence

11.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, Muralitharan to Sehwag - drifting on to the pads, turned away behind sqaure

India 47/1   V Sehwag 20* (33b 3x4)

12.1

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 no ball, Malinga to Sehwag - stats off with a big no-ball

12.1

Malinga to Sehwag, OUT, 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

V Sehwag b Malinga 20 (62m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

India 52/2   V Sehwag 20 (35b 3x4)
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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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