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

24.1

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning away, driven just wide of the fielder at cover

24.2

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

24.3

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - driven away well wide of the fielder at point

24.4

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - driven away with the spin, Atapattu at point fails to pick it up cleanly and they cross over

24.5

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

24.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - skidder and Laxman defends it on the back-foot, ball kept a bit low there

India 80/2   HMCM Bandara 1-0-3-0

26.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends, no runs

26.2

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

26.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, driven straight to the man at mid-off

26.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - googly and Laxman turns it away right into Mubarak at short leg, hard chance put down

26.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman keeps it out, no runs

26.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman defends it away, no runs

India 84/2   HMCM Bandara 2-1-3-0

28.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - on the pads, defended on the back-foot

28.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - tossed up outside the off stump, Laxman stretches well forward and drives it back to the bowler

28.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, turned away off the pads, straight to the fielder in front of sqaure

28.4

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman, full and outside the off stump, Laxman drives well, Dilshan at extra cover dives across and saves runs but fails to stop the single

28.5

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

28.6

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - worked away fine, ball rolls down to fine leg and an easy single is added to the total

India 86/2   HMCM Bandara 3-1-5-0

30.1

Bandara to Tendulkar, no run, Bandara to Tendulkar - on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar stretches forward to defed and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat

30.2

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - turned away well wide of the fielder at short leg

30.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - tossed up and turning away, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

30.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - short and wide outside the off stump, cut away straight to the fielder at gully, missed out there

30.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - another short delivery, this time on the middle and leg stump line, Laxman goes back and pulls it away on the leg side but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball goes straight to the fielder at midwicket

30.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - forced away to the point region, another harmless over comes to an end!

India 88/2   HMCM Bandara 4-1-6-0

32.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman pushes forward, no runs

32.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman blocks it, no runs

32.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends, no runs

32.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman blocks, no runs

32.5

Bandara to Laxman, FOUR, Bandara to Laxman - long-hop, Laxman rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence

32.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman defends it, no runs

India 92/4   HMCM Bandara 5-1-10-0

34.1

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, length ball, Kaif defends it away, no runs, fielded by Bandara

34.2

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, short of a length, Kaif goes back and defebds it

34.3

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, good length outside off, driven away to cover

34.4

Bandara to Kaif, 2 runs, Bandara to Kaif, tries to break the shackles, goes for the cross batted heave, doesnt middle it at all, two runs to Kaif

34.5

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, good line and length, Kaif defends, no runs

34.6

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, good length delivery, Kaif blocks it, no runs

India 95/4   HMCM Bandara 6-1-12-0

36.1

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, outside leg stump, Kaif comes forward and defends it

36.2

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, fuller delivery on middle, Kaif defends it off the frontfoot

36.3

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, fuler and quicker, driven back to the bowler

36.4

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, change of line, outside off thsi time, Kaif is equal to the task, comes forwad and defneds

36.5

Bandara to Kaif, no run, Bandara to Kaif, Kaif comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, doesnt get enough room, so drives it back to the bowler

36.6

Bandara to Kaif, OUT, Bandara to Kaif, (OUT) long hop from Bandara, was asking to be hit, Kaif picks the length well, goes onto the backfoot and pulls it away, cant keep the ball down, ends up hitting it straight to Marvan Atapattu at mid wicket! India in deep trouble now!

M Kaif c Atapattu b Bandara 4 (21m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

India 97/5   HMCM Bandara 7-2-12-1

38.1

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni defends it, no runs

38.2

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni, good length delivery, Dhoni defends on the front foot, 1 run

38.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman edges it, no runs

38.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends it away, no runs

38.5

Bandara to Laxman, FOUR, Bandara to Laxman,full delivery from Bandara, Laxman gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past the bowler, and just past teh stumps, handsome shot from Laxman, 4 runs

38.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman keeps it out, no runs

India 108/5   HMCM Bandara 8-2-17-1

40.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - turning away, Laxman drives with the turn, ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

40.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - flighted delivery outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

40.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, again defended stertching well forward

40.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - driven straight to the man at covers

40.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, full toss on the stumps and Laxman misses out, hits it straight to the fielder at midwicket

40.6

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot and the ball goes wide of the fielder at cover point

India 117/5   HMCM Bandara 9-2-18-1

51.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Laxman stretches well forward to get to the pitch of the delivery and defends it down safely on the off side

51.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - again defended stretching well forward

51.3

Bandara to Laxman, 1 leg bye, Bandara to Laxman - off the pad to the square leg region

51.4

Bandara to Dhoni, FOUR, Bandara to Dhoni - tossed up outside the off stump, Dhoni steps well forward and drives it straight down the ground to the long-on fence, 150 comes up for India

51.5

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, good line and length, Dhoni pushes forward, no runs

51.6

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven down to the long-off, easy single to end the over

India 153/5   HMCM Bandara 10-2-23-1

53.1

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven straight to the fielder at point

53.2

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - defended straight back down the track

53.3

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - again driven away opening the face of the bat, fails to beat Atapattu at point

53.4

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven straight to the fielder at cover

53.5

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni - full toss on the pads, driven down to long-on

53.6

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away well wide of the fielder at cover, India on the move here

India 158/5   HMCM Bandara 11-2-25-1

55.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman pushes forward and defends it, no runs

55.2

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Jayawardene

55.3

Bandara to Dhoni, 2 runs, Bandara to Dhoni, good length delivery, but its outside leg stump, and Dhoni sweeps and gets it fine, 2 runs, fielded by Jayawardene

55.4

Bandara to Dhoni, FOUR, Bandara to Dhoni, Bandara pitches it just short, and Dhoni picked up the length quickly and cuts it aay to deep point, the ball teases the feidler all the way to the fence, but ends up the winner, 4 runs

55.5

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, good line and length, Dhoni gets an inside edge onto his pads, no runs

55.6

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni goes for the sweep shot, the ball is tossed up, Dhoni is early into the shot and finally makes a late adjustment, defends it to the onside, no runs

India 170/5   HMCM Bandara 12-2-32-1

57.1

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball outside leg, Dhoni drives to the longon region off the front foot, 1 run

57.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman defends off the frontfoot, no runs

57.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman pads up, no runs

57.4

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, line and length, Laxman drives off the back foot, was ni the air for just a moment, no runs

57.5

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, outside leg, Laxman pads it away, no runs

57.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line but over-pitched, Laxman drives and thinks of a single, but decide against it, no runs

India 177/5   HMCM Bandara 13-2-33-1

59.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - comes down the track looking to defend, ends up with an inside edge on to the pad and the ball pops up straight to the fielder at silly point, appeal turned down!

59.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman defends, no runs

59.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman on the back foot defending, no runs

59.4

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman hits it into the leg side, 1 run

59.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan driving, no runs

59.6

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

India 184/6   HMCM Bandara 14-2-34-1

61.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - defended stretching well forward, bat and pad held together

61.2

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - played away to deep cover

61.3

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - fuller length delivery outside the off stumpm, defended on the front-foot

61.4

Bandara to Pathan, FOUR, Bandara to Pathan - in the slot outside the off stump, Pathan opens up and lofts it well over the cover fielders

61.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - defended stretching well forward

61.6

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - driven off the back-foot, straight to the man at mid-off

India 198/6   HMCM Bandara 15-2-39-1

63.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - tossed up otuside the leg stump, Laxman gets well inside the line and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

63.2

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - defended stretching well forward

63.3

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - comes down the track and drives it away to deep midwicket, hit against the break

63.4

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - flighted delivery outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

63.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - quicker delivery outside the off stump, defended

63.6

Bandara to Pathan, 3 runs, Bandara to Pathan - bit of width outside the off stump, Pathan drives eyeing the cover fence, ball clips the outside edge and races away to third man

India 205/6   HMCM Bandara 16-2-43-1

65.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - on the pads, defended leaning well forward

65.2

Bandara to Laxman, 4 byes, Bandara to Laxman - wide outside the off stump, Laxman offers no shot and the ball beats the keeper

65.3

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - fraction short, turning in from outside the leg stump, Laxman goes right back and turns it away behind square on the leg side

65.4

Bandara to Pathan, FOUR, Bandara to Pathan - flighted delivery outside the off stump, lofted away to the cover fence, long chase ends in vain

65.5

Bandara to Pathan, 1 run, Bandara to Pathan - driven down to long-on

65.6

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman, length ball, Laxman blocks it, no runs

India 219/6   HMCM Bandara 17-2-49-1

67.1

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan, line and length, Pathan blocks, no runs

67.2

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan blocks it, no runs

67.3

Bandara to Pathan, 2 runs, Bandara to Pathan - wide outside the off stump, Pathan opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a brace

67.4

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - tossed up outside the off stump, Pathan gets forward and drives it away on the leg side

67.5

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

67.6

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan, good length delivery, Pathan pushes forward, no runs

India 226/6   HMCM Bandara 18-2-51-1

69.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - comes down the track and drives well but fails to beat the fielder at covers

69.2

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

69.3

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - steps forward and drives well, this time the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-off

69.4

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - driven wide of the fielder at point

69.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - tossed up outside the off stump, forced away towards cover

69.6

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - played away on the leg side

India 228/6   HMCM Bandara 19-2-52-1

86.1

Bandara to Laxman, no run, Bandara to Laxman - tossed up outside the off stump, defended watchfully

86.2

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - turning away, driven wide of the cover fielder

86.3

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - quicker delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, Pathan plays it in the air and wide of the fielder at silly point

86.4

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

86.5

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

86.6

Bandara to Pathan, 2 runs, Bandara to Pathan - fifty! on the pads and Pathan sweeps it away to fine leg, easy two and thats his 50, fantastic innings under pressure

India 271/6   HMCM Bandara 20-2-55-1

88.1

Bandara to Pathan, FOUR, Bandara to Pathan - shot! turning in from outside the off stump, Pathan quickly gets into a good position and carves it away to the cover fence, sweetly timed shot

88.2

Bandara to Pathan, 1 run, Bandara to Pathan - driven wide of the fielder at short leg

88.3

Bandara to Laxman, 1 run, Bandara to Laxman - inside edge on to the pad and the ball rolls away towards square leg, was in the air for something but there was no short leg in place to take that

88.4

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

88.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - flighted delivery on the stumps, defended watchfully

88.6

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - forced away on the off side, end of a good over for India

India 279/6   HMCM Bandara 21-2-61-1

90.1

Bandara to Pathan, 2 runs, Bandara to Pathan - bowled from round the wicket, Pathan defends, ball clips the edge and races away to third man

90.2

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

90.3

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - defended on the back-foot

90.4

Bandara to Pathan, FOUR, Bandara to Pathan - full and down the leg side, asking to be hit and Pathan paddles it away to the vacant fine leg fence

90.5

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away towards cover

90.6

Bandara to Pathan, no run, Bandara to Pathan - driven straight to the fielder at cover

India 291/6   HMCM Bandara 22-2-67-1

118.1

Bandara to Agarkar, no run, Bandara to Agarkar, good line and length, Agarkar blocks it, no runs

118.2

Bandara to Agarkar, 1 run, Bandara to Agarkar, line and length, Agarkar driving off the back foot, 1 run

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   HMCM Bandara 23-2-68-1

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   HMCM Bandara 24-3-68-1

122.1

Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, good line but over-pitched, Harbhajan Singh edges it, no runs

122.2

Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, half volley, Harbhajan Singh edges the ball, no runs, fielded by Bandara

122.3

Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Bandara to Harbhajan Singh, good line but too full, Harbhajan Singh drives on the on side, 1 run

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   HMCM Bandara 24.4-3-69-2
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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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