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

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   SL Malinga 1-0-5-0

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   SL Malinga 2-0-6-0

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

4.2

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

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   SL Malinga 3-0-18-0

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

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   SL Malinga 4-0-24-0

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

8.3

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

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   SL Malinga 5-0-25-1

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   SL Malinga 6-0-32-1

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

12.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar misses the ball, no runs

12.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - left alone outside the off stump

12.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Malinga to Tendulkar - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Tendulkar gets well foward and punches it away right into the gap between the cover fielders, off the mark with a good shot

12.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - wicket to wicket delivery, Tendulkar gets right behind the line and defends it down

12.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot, end of a successful over

India 54/2   SL Malinga 7-0-35-2

14.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short delivery, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar stands tall on the back-foot and turns it away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg

14.2

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman keeps it out, no runs

14.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman, line and length, Laxman blocks it, no runs

14.4

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - drifting down the leg side, Laxman nicely flicks it away to the fine leg region, Maharoof in the deep hurtles across and saves runs, excellent piece of fielding that

14.5

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

14.6

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

India 56/2   SL Malinga 8-0-37-2

16.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar - nasty bouncer, Tendulkar sways away late and avoids it neatly, excellent effort ball

16.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - drifting on to the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

16.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - fraction short and outside the off stump, Tendulkar drives but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls down to mid-off

16.3

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

16.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar- pitched up outside the off stump, Tendulkar drives but once again the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

16.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, FOUR, Malinga to Tendulkar - drifting on to the pads, Tendulkar gets well inside the line and works it away in the air but well wide of the fielder at leg-gully, Maharoof at fine slides across but the ball goes through, just a flick of the wrist and the ball raced away

16.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Malinga to Tendulkar - driven straight down the ground, misfield at mid-off gives away runs

16.6

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

India 64/2   SL Malinga 9-0-45-2

18.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - on the pads, was there to be hit but Tendulkar fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

18.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short rising delivery on the middle and leg stump line, bit of extra pace and that surprised Tendulkar, who stands tall on the back-foot and fends it away awkwardly

18.3

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

18.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - driven back to the bowler

18.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar - another sharp bouncer and Tendular does well to avoid it, once again no-ball called for overstepping

18.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - bit of width outside the off stump and Tendulkar goes after it, gets it on the middle of the bat but the ball goes straight to the fielder at point

18.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short rising delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar stands tall on the back and plays it down on the leg side, fielders are deep and a quick single is added to the total

India 70/2   SL Malinga 10-0-47-2

20.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - angled in from outside the leg stump, defended watchfully

20.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, angled in from outside the leg stump, Malingas sling action makes it tough for the batsman but Tendulkar sways across and avoids it cleanly

20.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - another short delivery, no shot offered

20.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Tendulkar reads it well and leaves it for the keeper

20.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - another short ball and Tendulkar ducks under it

20.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, just short of a length, Tendulkar lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

India 71/2   SL Malinga 11-1-47-2

22.1

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - bowled from wide of the crease, Laxman stays back and turns it away off the pads to fine leg

22.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, again angled in from wide outside the leg stump, Tendulkar too stays back and tucks it away off his hips to fine leg for an easy single

22.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - angling across, driven straight to the fielder at covers

22.4

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Laxman sways back and avoids it

22.5

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman defends on the front foot, no runs

22.6

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

India 74/2   SL Malinga 12-1-49-2

42.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dhoni stands tall and defends it with a straight bat

42.2

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Malinga to Dhoni - nasty bouncer, Dhoni is bit late to react and gets hit on the helment

42.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - defended outside the off stumps

42.4

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - short delivery on the pads, turned away through square for an easy single

42.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short rising delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide on this occasion and Dhoni comfortably avoids it

42.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

India 121/5   SL Malinga 13-1-50-2

44.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it for the keeper - probably playing for lunch

44.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short of a good length delivery, this time on the middle and leg stump line, Dhoni fails to make contact and the ball rools away off the pad

44.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery and Dhoni plays it in the air to the mid-on region

44.4

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, Malinga to Dhoni - pitched up on the pads, driven away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

44.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short rising delivery, defended standing tall on the back-foot

44.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery to end the over, Dhoni waits for it and runs it away straight to the fielder at gully

India 125/5   SL Malinga 14-1-54-2

46.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short ball, defended on the back-foot

46.2

Malinga to Dhoni, 4 leg byes, Malinga to Dhoni - strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and races away well wide of the diving keeper

46.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it alone to the keeper

46.4

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - good length delviery, driven straight back to the bowler

46.5

Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Malinga to Dhoni - strays on to middle and leg, Dhoni drives it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, nice shot

46.6

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery, Dhoni drives on the up and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat to the vacant square leg region

India 134/5   SL Malinga 15-1-57-2

48.1

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, punched straight to the man at point

48.2

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - excellent yorker, Laxman digs it out on the leg side

48.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - good length delivery, the off-cutter, Laxmna gets right behind the line and forces it away to the cover region

48.4

Malinga to Laxman, 1 bye, Malinga to Laxman - way down the leg side, Sangakkara dives across but fails to stop it cleanly, Laxman calls for the single and sprints across

48.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - way outside the off stump and Dhoni goes after but fails to make contact, missed it by a country mile

48.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - driven well but straight to the fielder at mid-off

India 141/5   SL Malinga 16-2-57-2

50.1

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - short ball down the leg side, pulled away straight to the fielder at fine leg

50.2

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - bouncer on the stumps, Laxman ducks under it comfortably

50.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - quicker delivery on the middle and leg stump line, ball clips the inside edge and rolls away on the leg side, bit of a mix-up and in the end they decide not to go for it

50.4

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - turned away behind sqaure for an easy single and that brings up the 50 partnership between these two

50.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - defended down to mid-on

50.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Dhoni stays back and forces it away well in front of point

India 147/5   SL Malinga 17-2-59-2

52.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

52.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short and wide outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it for the keeper

52.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Malinga to Dhoni - strays on to middle and leg, was the slower delviery, Dhoni waits for it and forces it away well wide of the midwicket fielder, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the seocnd

52.4

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

52.5

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - worked away to deep midwicket

52.6

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - straight delivery outside the off stump, Laxman beaten by the lack of bounce

India 156/5   SL Malinga 18-2-62-2

78.1

Malinga to Pathan, 1 bye, Malinga to Pathan - starts off with a bouncer down the leg side and Sangakkara fails to get across

78.2

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - Malinga bit wayward at the moment, on this occasion strays on to the pads and Laxman works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

78.3

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery outside the off stump, much better than the previous two deliveries, Pathan gets forward and defends it down watchfully

78.4

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - bit wide outside the off stump and Pathan forces it away right into the gap between cover and point

78.5

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Laxman moves across a bit and defends it down

78.6

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - fulltoss on the pads, was there to be hit but Laxman misses out, ball clips the thigh pad and rolls away on the leg side

India 250/6   SL Malinga 19-2-64-2

80.1

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery, hint of swing, driven straight to the fielder at cover

80.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - fuller and outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

80.3

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - short rising delivery, on the middle and off stump line, Pathan gets right behind the line and defends standing tall

80.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - bouncer on the stumps, Pathan ducks under it comfortably, fraction too high

80.5

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - slower delivery outside the off stump, ball kept low after hitting the deck and Pathan looking to drive it away is beaten all ends up

80.6

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Pathan leaves it for the keeper

India 251/6   SL Malinga 20-3-64-2

82.1

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - low fulltoss on the stumps, slower delivery, Laxman reads it well, gets right behind the line and blocks it down

82.2

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - straight delivery outside the off stump, pushed to point

82.3

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - another slower delivery, this one drifts on to middle and leg and Laxman turns it away through sqaure leg

82.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - another well bowled slow fulltoss, Pathan missed it completely and the ball goes through to the keeper, well bowled

82.5

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - pitched up on the pads, turned away behind square on the leg side, Pathan sprints across looking for the second but the fielder in the deep moves across quickly and cuts it off

82.6

Malinga to Laxman, FOUR, Malinga to Laxman - lucky! good length delivery, ball kept low and the outside edge is produced but the ball goes right into the gap between the keeper and the first slip

India 260/6   SL Malinga 21-3-70-2

84.1

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - leading edge and the ball rolls away on the off side

84.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot - presented the full face of the bat there

84.3

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - yorker on the stumps, Pathan digs it out

84.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - pitched up on the middle and leg stump line and Pathan clips it away on the leg side, diving stop by Atapattu at midwicket saves runs

84.5

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - fulltoss outside the off stump and Pathan misses out on another scoring opportunity, ends up driving it striaght to the fielder at mid-off

84.6

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery, angled in from outside the off stump, Pathan gets behind the line and defends it well

India 263/6   SL Malinga 22-3-71-2

92.1

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delviery outside the off stump, edged to point

92.2

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - drifting down the leg side, played away behind square on the leg side

92.3

Malinga to Laxman, no run, Malinga to Laxman - short of a good length delviery, on the middle and off stump line and rising, Laxman stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down

92.4

Malinga to Laxman, FOUR, Malinga to Laxman - on the pads, too easy a delviery for Laxman, the wristy flick makes perfect contact and the ball races away to the midwicket fence and with that Laxman moves to 98!

92.5

Malinga to Laxman, 1 run, Malinga to Laxman - again on the pads, turned away throuhg midwicket for an easy single which takes Laxman to 99!

92.6

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pathan defends awkwardly and the ball falls dead on the track

India 301/6   SL Malinga 23-3-77-2

94.1

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - defended to midwicket

94.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - bit of width outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at point

94.3

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - bouncer outside the off stump, not that wide, Pathan leaves it for the keeper

94.4

Malinga to Pathan, 1 no ball, Malinga to Pathan - anothe bouncer, this one goes way over Pathans head, no-ball called for overstepping

94.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery outside the outside the off stump, Pathan drives eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls back to the bowler

94.5

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - another bouncer, Pathan ducks under it

94.6

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - defended back down the track

India 306/6   SL Malinga 24-3-78-2

96.1

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - short rising delivery, Pathan stands tall on the back-foot and plays Malinga on the top of the bounce, ball rolls away to the square leg region

96.2

Malinga to Agarkar, 5 wides, Malinga to Agarkar - overpitched and way down the leg side, Sangakkara had no chance of cutting it off

96.2

Malinga to Agarkar, no run, Malinga to Agarkar - good come-back delivery, Agarkar is beaten outside the off stump

96.3

Malinga to Agarkar, 1 run, Malinga to Agarkar - driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

96.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - short rising delivery, defended watchfully

96.5

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - bouncer on the middle and off stump line, Pathan comfortably avoids it

96.6

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - inswinging yorker, Pathan defends it well and the ball rolls away on the off side

India 319/7   SL Malinga 25-3-85-2

98.1

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Pathan stays back and drives it well wide of Murali at mid-off who moves across quickly and uses his feet to stop the ball

98.2

Malinga to Agarkar, 1 run, Malinga to Agarkar - short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Agarkar defends standing tall on the back-foot and the ball falls dead on the track, Pathan calls for the single and there is mix-up going for it but in the end Pathan makes it across safely

98.3

Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, Malinga to Pathan - short! short delivery outside the off stump, Pathan quickly gets in to a good position and pulls it away in style, ball rockets away to the midwicket fence, good clean hit

98.4

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

98.5

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away square on the off side

98.6

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

India 326/7   SL Malinga 26-3-92-2

100.1

Malinga to Agarkar, 1 run, Malinga to Agarkar - driven wide of the fielder at cover

100.2

Malinga to Pathan, 1 no ball, Malinga to Pathan - another Malinga no-ball, once again called for overstepping - pitched up outside the off stump and Pathan drives it away towards cover

100.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, Malinga to Pathan - short rising delivery on the stumps, Pathan picks it up late and gets hit on the shoulder, that hurts but he is not showing it

100.3

Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, Malinga to Pathan - another short ball, this time Pathan gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the fine leg reagion, easy single

100.4

Malinga to Agarkar, no run, Malinga to Agarkar - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, defended on the back-foot

100.5

Malinga to Agarkar, 1 run, Malinga to Agarkar - driven away well in front of point

100.6

Malinga to Agarkar, no run

India 334/7   SL Malinga 27-3-96-2

113.1

Malinga to Agarkar, 3 runs, Malinga to Agarkar - starts off with a short delivery outside the off stump, Agarkar stays back and cuts it away well wide of the cover fielder, long chase and a wondeful sliding effort from Mubarak saves one run

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   SL Malinga 28-3-100-2

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

115.4

Malinga to Agarkar, no run, Malinga to Agarkar, line and length, Agarkar defends off the back foot, no runs

115.5

Malinga to Agarkar, 1 leg bye, Malinga to Agarkar, good line and length delivery, Agarkar plays and misses, 1 leg bye

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   SL Malinga 29-4-100-2

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   SL Malinga 30-5-100-2

119.1

Malinga to Agarkar, 4 byes, Malinga to Agarkar, full on the stumps, Agarkar plays no shot, 4 byes

119.2

Malinga to Agarkar, OUT, Malinga to Agarkar, OUT (Bowled) - on the stumps and Agarkar plays all over it, Malinga strikes

AB Agarkar b Malinga 26 (105m 69b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.68

119.3

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, back of a length, Harbhajan Singh blocks, 1 run

119.4

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

119.5

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, good line and length, Harbhajan Singh hits it through the leg side, 2 runs

119.6

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, just short of a length, Harbhajan Singh drives, 2 runs

India 390/9   SL Malinga 31-5-106-3

121.1

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, short delivery, Harbhajna Singh in perfect position to play the pull shot, pulls it and rolls his wrist over, wals across for a single

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

121.4

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, good line and length delivery, Harbhajan Singh pushes forward, 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   SL Malinga 32-5-113-3
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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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