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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

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

11.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman - Murali strays on to middle and leg, Laxman quickly gets into a good position and turns it away fine, lovely looking glance and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

11.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

11.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - on the stumps, turned away on the leg side

India 51/1   M Muralitharan 1-0-9-0

25.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - short outside the off stump, turning in, Tendulkar rocks back and cuts hard but fails to beat the fielder at extra cover

25.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, FOUR, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar steps forward and lofts it away well over the fielder at mid-on, one bounce and over the rope she goes, hit it with the break and the ball just flew off the meat of the bat

25.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the back-foot

25.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away on the leg side

25.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar pushes forward, no runs

25.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - down the leg side, left alone

India 84/2   M Muralitharan 2-0-13-0

27.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turning on to middle and leg, Tendulkar fials to make contact, ball clips the pad and pops up straight to the fielder at short leg, appeal turned down and rightly so

27.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the back-foot

27.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - straight delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the point region

27.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar blocks it, no runs

27.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar blocks, no runs

27.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar hits it on the leg side, no runs

India 84/2   M Muralitharan 3-1-13-0

29.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar goes right back and works it away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

29.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away on the leg side

29.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Tendulkar goes back and forces it away square of the wicket

29.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - worked away off the pads, short fine leg moves across and cuts off the single

29.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away nicely on the leg side but Mubarak at short leg gets in the way

29.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg, easy single to end the over

India 87/2   M Muralitharan 4-1-14-0

31.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - driven straight back to the bowler

31.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well foward

31.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT, 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

SR Tendulkar c Mubarak b Muralitharan 23 (85m 66b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.84

31.4

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh - turning across and Yuvraj is beaten outside the off stump

31.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, 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

Yuvraj Singh c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

31.6

Muralitharan to Kaif, no run, Muralitharan to Kaif - defended on the front-foot, end of a fantastic over!

India 88/4   M Muralitharan 5-2-14-2

33.1

Muralitharan to Kaif, no run, Muralitharan to Kaif - turning in sharply, ball hits the pad and pops up straight to the fielder at short-leg, appeal turned down

33.2

Muralitharan to Kaif, no run, Muralitharan to Kaif - defended stretching well forward, almost carried to the fielder at silly point, close call that

33.3

Muralitharan to Kaif, no run, Muralitharan to Kaif - defended stretching well forward with a soft bottom hand, ball rolls away on the off side

33.4

Muralitharan to Kaif, no run, Muralitharan to Kaif - defended to the leg side

33.5

Muralitharan to Kaif, 1 run, Muralitharan to Kaif - bit of width outside the off stump and Kaif runs it down to third man for an easy single

33.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turning in, Laxman gets hit on the pad but the impact was outside the line of the off stump and the appeal is turned down

India 93/4   M Muralitharan 6-2-15-2

35.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, full delivery, Laxman drives on the front foot, 1 run

35.2

Muralitharan to Kaif, 1 run, Muralitharan to Kaif, line and length, Kaif hits it it to backard square leg, 1 run

35.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Doosra outside leg, Laxma picks it, goes back and defends it

35.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, back to regulation off breaks, and Laxman defends it off the frontfoot

35.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, outside off, extra bounce for Murali, Laxman goes back and defends it

35.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, outside off turning into Laxman, goes onto the backfoot and glances it away to short fine leg

India 97/4   M Muralitharan 7-2-17-2

37.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, top spinner from Murali, Laxman flicks it away to short fineleg

37.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman, Laxman at his best!!! full delvery from Murali and Laxman elegantly drives it away through cover for a boundary, that shot brings up the Indian 100 too

37.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, defended off the back foot

37.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, tossed up delivery from Mural, Laxman comes forward and defends off the front foot

37.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, 2 leg byes, Muralitharan to Laxman, good ball from Murali, Laxman doesnt pick the length and plays from the crease, gets rapped on the pads, huge appeal from the Sri Lankans, but the ball would have gone down leg, ball pops up behind the stumps, the batsmen scamper for two legbyes

37.6

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

India 103/5   M Muralitharan 8-2-21-2

39.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, tossed up and turning in, Dhoni is sucked into the drive, ball clips the inside edge and races away to fine leg

39.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - drifting on to middle and leg, Laxman quickly goes back and turns it away well wide of the fielder fielder at short leg

39.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, fraction short, Dhoni pushes forward and punches it away well wide of the fielder at covers

39.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away off the pads to fine leg

39.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - tossed up outside the off stump, right in the slot and Dhoni hammers it to the extra cover fence, welcome boundary for India

39.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, full delivery outside the off stump, driven striaght into the man silly point

India 116/5   M Muralitharan 9-2-29-2

41.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives hard but the ball goes straight to the fielder at midwicket, good shot for no runs

41.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - played straight to the man at short fine leg

41.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - long-hop, turning in from outside the off stump, Laxman quickly goes back and pulls hard but once again fails to beat the fielder at midwicket, mis-field there gives away a run

41.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - turned away through square leg

41.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman pushes forward, no runs

41.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman blocks, no runs

India 119/5   M Muralitharan 10-2-31-2

43.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fraction short, bit more air and turning in from outside the off stump, Laxman goes back and works it away just wide of the fielder at short fine leg, no room for a single there

43.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away on the leg side

43.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - driven straight back, Murali moves across to his right and cuts off the single

43.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - bowled from round the stumps, turned away off the pads to short fine leg

43.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - defended down safely

43.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - pitched wide outside the leg stump and turning away further, Laxman leaves it for the keeper

India 121/5   M Muralitharan 11-3-31-2

45.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - drifting down the leg side, Laxman misses the traget

45.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away wide of the fielder at short leg

45.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at mid-off

45.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away behind sqaure, first runs after tea

45.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, bit of a mix-up going for the single but they make it across safely

45.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - doosra, Laxman reads it well and defends it down on the leg side

India 127/5   M Muralitharan 12-3-33-2

47.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - defended back to the bowler

47.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - short ball, turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni waits for it and at the last possible moment turns it away to deep square leg

47.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away on the leg side for an easy single

47.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni gets well forward, right to the pitch of the delivery and creams it away to the extra cover fence, lovely shot

47.5

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

47.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - quicker delviery, defended on the back-foot

India 140/5   M Muralitharan 13-3-39-2

49.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fuller outside the off stump, defended straight back to the bowler

49.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - drifting on to the pads, driven well wide of the fielder at midwicket

49.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - bit too wide outside the off stump and Dhoni flat bats it down to long-off

49.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Laxman - turning in from wide outside the off stump, Laxman goes right back and runs it away well wide of the fielder at gully, excellent touch shot

49.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - well flighted, turning in from outside the off stump, Laxman gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to Murali

49.6

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

India 145/5   M Muralitharan 14-3-43-2

54.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Murali to Laxman - punched down to mid-on

54.2

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

54.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman sweeps, 4 runs

54.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, length ball, Laxman keeps it out, 1 run

54.5

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

54.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length delivery, Dhoni defends on the front foot, no runs

India 163/5   M Muralitharan 15-3-48-2

56.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, line and length, Laxman hits it through the leg side, 1 run, that single takes Laxman to a half-century

56.2

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

56.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length delivery, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it over the man at mid-off, 4 runs

56.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni makes room for himself and cuts it away, 1 run

56.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman picks the top spinner and defends it, no runs

56.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line but too full, Laxman drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Muralitharan on his follow through

India 176/5   M Muralitharan 16-3-54-2

58.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - well flighted delivery, Dhoni dances down the track and lofts it straight back over the bowlers head, powerful shot that!

58.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - driven well wide of the fielder at extra cover

58.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - driven off the back-foot, diving stop by Mubarak at point saves a certain boundary

58.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 bye, Muralitharan to Laxman - went for the sweep but fails to make contact

58.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - swept away straight into Mubarak at short leg

58.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan 49 (100m 62b 7x4 0x6) SR: 79.03

India 183/6   M Muralitharan 17-3-59-3

60.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - well flighted delivery, defended on the back-foot

60.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fraction short and turning in, Laxman gets right back and works it away to square leg

60.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - beaten outside the off stump

60.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, FOUR, Muralitharan to Pathan - bit too full outside the off stump, Pathan gets well forward and smokes it straight back past the bowler for a wonderful boundary, clean hit

60.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, FOUR, Muralitharan to Pathan - turning across, Pathan looking to drive it away through covers ends up with a thick edge and the ball races away to the third man boundary

60.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan defends, no runs

India 193/6   M Muralitharan 18-3-68-3

62.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman leaves it alone, no runs

62.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman hits it through the leg side, 1 run

62.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Pathan - doosra, the one that goes the other way, Pathan reads it well and hits it well wide of the fielder at mid-on

62.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan defends, no runs

62.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan pushes forward, no runs

62.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, tossed up outside the off stump, defended straight to the fielder at silly mid-off

India 201/6   M Muralitharan 19-3-71-3

64.1

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - pitched outside the leg stump and turning right across, ball keeps low and beats Pathan

64.2

Muralitharan to Pathan, FOUR, Muralitharan to Pathan - flighted delivery outside the off stump, smashed to the long-off fence - made it look easy

64.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan defends it away, no runs

64.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan blocks it, no runs

64.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, length ball, Pathan blocks, no runs

64.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan defends, no runs

India 209/6   M Muralitharan 20-3-75-3

77.1

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

77.2

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - pushed away on the off side

77.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - fuller length delivery, defended watchfully

77.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - forced away towards point

77.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, Muralitharan to Pathan - turning acroos, ball kept low and Pathan defends it on the back-foot, Murali takes it easy and the ball goes past him

77.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turning in from wide outside the off stump, Laxman moves across a long way and defends it down safely

India 247/6   M Muralitharan 21-3-76-3

79.1

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - starts off with a reipper, bowled from round the stumps, pitched in line and the ball went on to hit the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down, probably missing leg

79.2

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

79.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, Muralitharan to Pathan - turned away behind square on the leg side, easy single

79.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fraction short, pitched wide outside the off stump and spinning in, Laxman gets right behind the line and blocks it down

79.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - again bolwed slower through the air, tossed up and turning in, Laxman gets enough time to gets behind the line, devensive prod and the ball rolls back to the bowler

79.6

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

India 251/6   M Muralitharan 22-3-77-3

81.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - short ball, drifting on to the pads, Laxman had enough time but he finds the fielder at square leg

81.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - well flighted delivery, spinning in, Laxman reaches out and drives it straight to the fielder at extra cover

81.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - drifts on to middle and leg and Laxman drives it down to mid-on

81.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Laxman - doosra gone wrong, way down the leg side and Laxman paddles it down to fine leg for a brace

81.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - again drifting on to middle and leg, turned away wide of the fielder at square leg

81.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

India 254/6   M Muralitharan 23-3-80-3

83.1

Muralitharan to Pathan, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Pathan - wide outside the off stump and Pathan cuts it away through cover point

83.2

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

83.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - tossed up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

83.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - again defended to the leg side

83.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - forced away on the off side

83.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - excellent doosra to end the over, Pathan gets back and blocks it well

India 262/6   M Muralitharan 24-3-82-3

85.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - short ball, turning in from outside the off stump, Laxman gets right back and pulls hard but the shot is not timed well enough

85.2

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

85.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - pitched close and turning away sharply, Pathan pushes for to defend but fails to make contact

85.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - defended to the leg side

85.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - again beaten outside the off stump, well bowled Murali

85.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, FOUR, Muralitharan to Pathan - tossed up outside the off stump, Pathan steps forward and lofts it straight back over the bowlers head, good clean hit

India 268/6   M Muralitharan 25-3-87-3

87.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - off-break, defended back to the bowler

87.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fraction short, turning in from outside the off stump, Laxman goes back and drives it away well wide of the cover fielder, bit of mix-up going for the single but in the end they make it across safely

87.3

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

87.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length delivery, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs

87.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, Muralitharan to Pathan - tossed up outside the off stump and Pathan goes after it but this time the shot is not timed well enough and the ball balloons up down to the long-off region, luckily for Pathan ball falls well short of the fielder moving in from the deep

87.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

India 273/6   M Muralitharan 26-3-89-3

89.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - bowled from round the wicket and drifting down leg, loud appeal for lbw turned down

89.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, Muralitharan to Laxman - turned away towards square leg

89.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - turn and bounce, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and pops up over the fielder at first slip, Pathan lives on

89.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan pushes forward, no runs

89.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, Muralitharan to Pathan, fraction short and Pathan pulls it away through midwicket

89.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman - bit of width outside the off stump and Laxman comfortably beats the fielder at gully, fantastic late cut to get into the 90s

India 285/6   M Muralitharan 27-3-95-3

91.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - fuller length delivery, defended to the leg side

91.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - flighted delivery outside the off stump, Laxman gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it hard but fails to beat the fielder at covers, excellent use of the feet but the placement was poor

91.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, Muralitharan to Laxman - doosra and Laxman is beaten comprehensively, ball kisses the edge and races away to the third man boundary, lucky runs!

91.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - off-break, defended watchfully

91.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - forced away on the off side

91.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Muralitharan to Laxman - pushed to covers, end of a good over

India 295/6   M Muralitharan 28-3-99-3

102.1

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length delivery, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs

102.2

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan blocks, no runs

102.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan blocks, no runs

102.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - fraction short and well outside the off stump, Pathan cuts but fails to make contact

102.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - defended back to the bowler

102.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - pushed straight to the fielder at point

India 334/7   M Muralitharan 29-4-99-3

104.1

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

104.2

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan drives on the front foot, no runs

104.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Pathan, length ball, Pathan drives on the front foot, 2 runs

104.4

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan, defended outside the off stump

104.5

Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, Muralitharan to Pathan - went for the pull but missed the target, ball hits the pad and rolls away, appeal for lbw turned down

104.6

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, Muralitharan to Pathan - played away to deeo midwicket

India 337/7   M Muralitharan 30-4-102-3

106.1

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - driven in the air and straight back to the bowler

106.2

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

106.3

Muralitharan to Agarkar, FOUR, Muralitharan to Agarkar - tossed up outside the off stump, Agarkar gets a good stride forward, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away to the cover fence for his first boundary of the innings

106.4

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar defends it away, no runs

106.5

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

106.6

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, half volley, driven straight to the fielder at mid-n

India 345/7   M Muralitharan 31-4-106-3

108.1

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - hit on the pad trying to defend, loud shout of lbw turned down, looked close

108.2

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

108.3

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar defends it away, no runs

108.4

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar keeps it out, no runs

108.5

Muralitharan to Agarkar, 2 runs, Muralitharan to Agarkar - way down the leg side and Agarkar sweeps it away fine, Maharoof in the deep hurtles across and keeps it down to two

108.6

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - doosra and Agarkar mis-times it to the cover region

India 347/8   M Muralitharan 32-4-108-3

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

110.3

Muralitharan to Agarkar, FOUR, Muralitharan to Agarkar - played wide of the fielder at mid-off

110.4

Muralitharan to Agarkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - in the slot outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

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   M Muralitharan 33-4-114-3

112.1

Muralitharan to Agarkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - turning in, Kumble plays down the wrong line, ball clips the pad and pops up on the leg side

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   M Muralitharan 34-4-119-3

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

114.4

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - defended to the leg side

114.5

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - defended on the back-foot, presented the full face of the bat there

114.6

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar - turned away behind the stumps, they decide not to run

India 375/8   M Muralitharan 35-4-126-3

116.1

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

116.2

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, line and length, Agarkar defends it, no runs

116.3

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar plays but misses the ball, no runs

116.4

Muralitharan to Agarkar, no run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar defends off the back foot, no runs

116.5

Muralitharan to Agarkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Agarkar, line and length, Agarkar hits it on the leg side, 1 run

116.6

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

India 379/8   M Muralitharan 36-4-128-3
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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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