Sri Lanka tour of India, 3rd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
18,19,20,21,22 December 2005 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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

End of over 51 (2 runs) India 147/5

    • MS Dhoni 23 (35b 3x4)
    • VVS Laxman 42 (123b 6x4)
    • SL Malinga 17-2-59-2
    • M Muralitharan 14-3-43-2
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

End of over 52 (6 runs) India 153/5

    • MS Dhoni 28 (38b 4x4)
    • VVS Laxman 42 (126b 6x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 10-2-23-1
    • 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

End of over 53 (3 runs) India 156/5

    • VVS Laxman 42 (127b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 31 (43b 4x4)
    • SL Malinga 18-2-62-2
    • 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

End of over 54 (2 runs) India 158/5

    • VVS Laxman 43 (128b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 32 (48b 4x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 11-2-25-1
    • SL Malinga 18-2-62-2
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

End of over 55 (5 runs) India 163/5

    • MS Dhoni 32 (50b 4x4)
    • VVS Laxman 48 (132b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 15-3-48-2
    • 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

End of over 56 (7 runs) India 170/5

    • MS Dhoni 38 (54b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 49 (134b 7x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 12-2-32-1
    • 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

End of over 57 (6 runs) India 176/5

    • VVS Laxman 50 (137b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 43 (57b 6x4)
    • M Muralitharan 16-3-54-2
    • 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

End of over 58 (1 run) India 177/5

    • VVS Laxman 50 (142b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 44 (58b 6x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 13-2-33-1
    • 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

End of over 59 (6 runs) India 183/6

    • VVS Laxman 50 (144b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 17-3-59-3
    • 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

End of over 60 (1 run) India 184/6

    • IK Pathan 0 (2b)
    • VVS Laxman 51 (148b 7x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 14-2-34-1
    • 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

End of over 61 (9 runs) India 193/6

    • IK Pathan 8 (6b 2x4)
    • VVS Laxman 52 (150b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 18-3-68-3
    • 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

End of over 62 (5 runs) India 198/6

    • IK Pathan 12 (10b 3x4)
    • VVS Laxman 53 (152b 7x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 15-2-39-1
    • 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

End of over 63 (3 runs) India 201/6

    • IK Pathan 14 (14b 3x4)
    • VVS Laxman 54 (154b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 19-3-71-3
    • 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

End of over 64 (4 runs) India 205/6

    • IK Pathan 17 (17b 3x4)
    • VVS Laxman 55 (157b 7x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 16-2-43-1
    • 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

End of over 65 (4 runs) India 209/6

    • IK Pathan 21 (23b 4x4)
    • VVS Laxman 55 (157b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 20-3-75-3
    • 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

Maharoff is back

End of over 66 (10 runs) India 219/6

    • VVS Laxman 56 (161b 7x4)
    • IK Pathan 26 (25b 5x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 17-2-49-1
    • M Muralitharan 20-3-75-3
66.1

Maharoof to Pathan, 1 run, Maharoof to Pathan - good length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan drives opening the face of the bat and the ball races away to third man

66.2

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman, good length delivery outside the off stump, nipped back in a touch, Laxman gets well forward and defends it towards cover

66.3

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - forced away well in front of point

66.4

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery, hint of reverse swing, Laxman blocks it down on the leg side

66.5

Maharoof to Laxman, FOUR, Maharoof to Laxman - shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide and Laxman flays it though covers for a fantastic boundary

66.6

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman blocks it, no runs

Drinks

End of over 67 (5 runs) India 224/6

    • VVS Laxman 60 (166b 8x4)
    • IK Pathan 27 (26b 5x4)
    • MF Maharoof 12-4-23-0
    • 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

End of over 68 (2 runs) India 226/6

    • IK Pathan 29 (32b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 60 (166b 8x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 18-2-51-1
    • MF Maharoof 12-4-23-0
68.1

Maharoof to Laxman, 1 run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of the fielder at covers

68.2

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

68.3

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - short of a good length delviery on the middle and off stump line, Pathan presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls down to mid-off

68.4

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - driven straight to Murali at mid-on

68.5

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - pitched up wide outside the off stump, Pathan goes after it but makes no contact

68.6

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended

End of over 69 (1 run) India 227/6

    • IK Pathan 29 (37b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 61 (167b 8x4)
    • MF Maharoof 13-4-24-0
    • 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

End of over 70 (1 run) India 228/6

    • IK Pathan 29 (39b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 62 (171b 8x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 19-2-52-1
    • MF Maharoof 13-4-24-0
70.1

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Laxman shoulders arms

70.2

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

70.3

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and Laxman leaves it for the keeper

70.4

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

70.5

Maharoof to Laxman, 1 run, Maharoof to Laxman - excellent square drive but there is protection in the deep and Laxman gets just one for that

70.6

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan pushes forward, no runs

End of over 71 (1 run) India 229/6

    • IK Pathan 29 (40b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 63 (176b 8x4)
    • MF Maharoof 14-4-25-0
    • HMCM Bandara 19-2-52-1
71.1

Dilshan to Laxman, no run, Dilshan to Laxman - whipped straight to the fielder at square leg

71.2

Dilshan to Laxman, no run, Dilshan to Laxman, good length delivery, Laxman defends it, no runs

71.3

Dilshan to Laxman, 1 run, Dilshan to Laxman - pulled away off the back-foot to the deep square leg region

71.4

Dilshan to Pathan, FOUR, Dilshan to Pathan - bowled from round the stumps, tossed up outside the off stump, Pathan comes down the track and ships it away to the long-off fence, good use of the feet

71.5

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan, length ball, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs

71.6

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan - defended straight back to the bowler

End of over 72 (5 runs) India 234/6

    • IK Pathan 33 (43b 6x4)
    • VVS Laxman 64 (179b 8x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-5-0
    • MF Maharoof 14-4-25-0
72.1

Maharoof to Laxman, FOUR, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, Laxman leans across and cuts it away late, Bandara in the deep is bit late the ball rolls over the ropes

72.2

Maharoof to Laxman, 1 run, Maharoof to Laxman - steered down to third man

72.3

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

72.4

Maharoof to Pathan, FOUR, Maharoof to Pathan - width offered outside the off stump and Pathan slashes hard at it, ball clips the edge and flies past the fielder at second slip, lucky runs

72.5

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

72.6

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - inside edge and the ball races away on the leg side

End of over 73 (9 runs) India 243/6

    • IK Pathan 37 (47b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 69 (181b 9x4)
    • MF Maharoof 15-4-34-0
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-5-0
73.1

Dilshan to Laxman, 1 run, Dilshan to Laxman - slightly short, Laxman goes back and nudges it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

73.2

Dilshan to Pathan, 1 run, Dilshan to Pathan - Pathan steps forward eyeing the midwicket fence, ball races away off the inner half of the bat

73.3

Dilshan to Laxman, no run, Dilshan to Laxman, line and length, Laxman defends it, no runs

73.4

Dilshan to Laxman, no run, Dilshan to Laxman - defended straight back down the track

73.5

Dilshan to Laxman, no run, Dilshan to Laxman - turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

73.6

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

End of over 74 (2 runs) India 245/6

    • VVS Laxman 70 (186b 9x4)
    • IK Pathan 38 (48b 7x4)
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-7-0
    • MF Maharoof 15-4-34-0
74.1

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - good length delivery, moving away from the left-hander, Pathan leaves it for the keeper

74.2

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

74.3

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

74.4

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - good length delivery outside the off stump, ball kept a bit low and Pathan leaves it for the keeper

74.5

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - inside edge on to the pad and the ball rolls away on the off side

74.6

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - driven straight to the fielder at backward point

End of over 75 (maiden) India 245/6

    • IK Pathan 38 (54b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 70 (186b 9x4)
    • MF Maharoof 16-5-34-0
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-7-0
75.1

Dilshan to Laxman, 1 run, Dilshan to Laxman - tossed up and turning in, Laxman gets well forward and turns it away with the spin, gets it wide of the fielder at mid-on and sprints across for a single

75.2

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan, good line and length, Pathan plays no shot, no runs

75.3

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan, good line and length delivery, Pathan leaves the ball, no runs

75.4

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan, length ball, Pathan leaves it, no runs

75.5

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan - left alone outside the off stump

75.6

Dilshan to Pathan, no run, Dilshan to Pathan, line and length, Pathan lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

End of over 76 (1 run) India 246/6

    • IK Pathan 38 (59b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 71 (187b 9x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-8-0
    • MF Maharoof 16-5-34-0
76.1

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman, good length delivery outside the off stump, Laxman safely leaves to the keeper

76.2

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

76.3

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

76.4

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery, reversing in and Laxman ends up with an inside edge on to his pad

76.5

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman, good line and length, Laxman plays no shot, no runs

76.6

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman, good line and length delivery, Laxman leaves the ball, no runs

End of over 77 (maiden) India 246/6

    • VVS Laxman 71 (193b 9x4)
    • IK Pathan 38 (59b 7x4)
    • MF Maharoof 17-6-34-0
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-8-0
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

And with that the umpires have decided to call it a day.

End of over 78 (1 run) India 247/6

    • VVS Laxman 71 (194b 9x4)
    • IK Pathan 39 (64b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 21-3-76-3
    • MF Maharoof 17-6-34-0
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

Murali on from the other end

End of over 79 (3 runs) India 250/6

    • VVS Laxman 72 (197b 9x4)
    • IK Pathan 40 (67b 7x4)
    • SL Malinga 19-2-64-2
    • 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

Back to over the wicket for the right-hander

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

End of over 80 (1 run) India 251/6

    • VVS Laxman 72 (200b 9x4)
    • IK Pathan 41 (70b 7x4)
    • M Muralitharan 22-3-77-3
    • 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

End of over 81 (maiden) India 251/6

    • IK Pathan 41 (76b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 72 (200b 9x4)
    • SL Malinga 20-3-64-2
    • 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

End of over 82 (3 runs) India 254/6

    • IK Pathan 41 (77b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 75 (205b 9x4)
    • M Muralitharan 23-3-80-3
    • 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

One slip and a gully in place

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

End of over 83 (6 runs) India 260/6

    • VVS Laxman 80 (209b 10x4)
    • IK Pathan 42 (79b 7x4)
    • SL Malinga 21-3-70-2
    • 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

End of over 84 (2 runs) India 262/6

    • IK Pathan 44 (85b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 80 (209b 10x4)
    • M Muralitharan 24-3-82-3
    • 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

Change of angle, Malinga to come round the wicket to the left-hander Usual problems behind the sight-screen, play held up

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

End of over 85 (1 run) India 263/6

    • IK Pathan 44 (90b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 81 (210b 10x4)
    • SL Malinga 22-3-71-2
    • 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

Spin from both ends, Bandara back into the attack now

End of over 86 (5 runs) India 268/6

    • IK Pathan 48 (95b 8x4)
    • VVS Laxman 82 (211b 10x4)
    • M Muralitharan 25-3-87-3
    • SL Malinga 22-3-71-2
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

End of over 87 (3 runs) India 271/6

    • IK Pathan 50 (99b 8x4)
    • VVS Laxman 83 (213b 10x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 20-2-55-1
    • 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

End of over 88 (2 runs) India 273/6

    • VVS Laxman 84 (216b 10x4)
    • IK Pathan 51 (102b 8x4)
    • M Muralitharan 26-3-89-3
    • 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

Time for drinks Both Pathan and Laxman have so far added 96 runs for the 7th wicket and India moving along nicely at this stage They are just 21 runs away from the 300-run mark which at one stage was mission-impossible

End of over 89 (6 runs) India 279/6

    • IK Pathan 56 (107b 9x4)
    • VVS Laxman 85 (217b 10x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 21-2-61-1
    • 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

End of over 90 (6 runs) India 285/6

    • VVS Laxman 90 (220b 11x4)
    • IK Pathan 57 (110b 9x4)
    • M Muralitharan 27-3-95-3
    • 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

End of over 91 (6 runs) India 291/6

    • IK Pathan 63 (116b 10x4)
    • VVS Laxman 90 (220b 11x4)
    • HMCM Bandara 22-2-67-1
    • 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

Malinga back into the attack, second new ball has been taken.

End of over 92 (4 runs) India 295/6

    • VVS Laxman 94 (226b 12x4)
    • IK Pathan 63 (116b 10x4)
    • M Muralitharan 28-3-99-3
    • HMCM Bandara 22-2-67-1
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

Maharoof is back - Laxman on 99! Pathan getting some medical attention now, looks like the previous delivery hit him on the shoulder.

End of over 93 (6 runs) India 301/6

    • IK Pathan 64 (119b 10x4)
    • VVS Laxman 99 (229b 13x4)
    • SL Malinga 23-3-77-2
    • M Muralitharan 28-3-99-3
93.1

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - drifting down the leg side and the ball hits the pad

93.2

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - good length delivery outside the off stump, Laxman leaves it for the keeper

93.3

Maharoof to Laxman, FOUR, Maharoof to Laxman - there it is! good length delivery on the pads and Laxman touces it away to the fine leg fence, crowd erupts, fantastic knock

93.4

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

93.5

Maharoof to Laxman, no run, Maharoof to Laxman - another good delivery, swinging in late, Laxman leans well forward and carefully defends it

93.6

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

End of over 94 (4 runs) India 305/6

    • VVS Laxman 103 (235b 14x4)
    • IK Pathan 64 (119b 10x4)
    • MF Maharoof 18-6-38-0
    • 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

End of over 95 (1 run) India 306/6

    • IK Pathan 64 (126b 10x4)
    • VVS Laxman 103 (235b 14x4)
    • SL Malinga 24-3-78-2
    • MF Maharoof 18-6-38-0
95.1

Maharoof to Laxman, 1 run, Maharoof to Laxman - drifting down the leg side, clipped away to the fine leg region

95.2

Maharoof to Pathan, 1 run, Maharoof to Pathan - cut away wide of the point fielder

95.3

Maharoof to Laxman, OUT, Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Bowled) - they needed a beauty and out of the blue Maharoof produces one! good length delviery, pitched in line with the off stump and swinging back in, too good a delivery for Laxman even with a hundred behind him, ball goes right through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into the woodwork

VVS Laxman b Maharoof 104 (398m 237b 14x4 0x6) SR: 43.88

Finally Maharoof gets the much needed breakthrough, now all the need to do is clean up the tail. Agarkar is the next man in

95.4

Maharoof to Agarkar, 2 runs, Maharoof to Agarkar - off the mark in style! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of the cover fielder

95.5

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar, good length delivery, Agarkar blocks, no runs

95.6

Maharoof to Agarkar, 2 runs, Maharoof to Agarkar - another good looking drive and the ball races away to deep cover

End of over 96 (6 runs) India 312/7

    • AB Agarkar 4 (3b)
    • IK Pathan 65 (127b 10x4)
    • MF Maharoof 19-6-44-1
    • 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

End of over 97 (7 runs) India 319/7

    • IK Pathan 66 (131b 10x4)
    • AB Agarkar 5 (5b)
    • SL Malinga 25-3-85-2
    • MF Maharoof 19-6-44-1
97.1

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - well left outside the off stump

97.2

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - wide outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Agarkar drives but ends up with an inside edge on to the pad

97.3

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

97.4

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - driven straight to the fielder at point

97.5

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - pitched up and swinging in, driven striaght to the fielder at mid-off

97.6

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - swinging away, Agarkar goes after it and gets beaten by a long away

Pathan is still out there on 66. A good session for India, they have added 72 runs this morning in twenty overs for the loss of just the one wicket, that of Laxman who reached his 9th Test hundred and in the process pulled India out of the shackles. And that is lunch on day two.

End of over 98 (maiden) India 319/7

    • AB Agarkar 5 (11b)
    • IK Pathan 66 (131b 10x4)
    • MF Maharoof 20-7-44-1
    • 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

Maharoof to continue

End of over 99 (7 runs) India 326/7

    • IK Pathan 72 (136b 11x4)
    • AB Agarkar 6 (12b)
    • SL Malinga 26-3-92-2
    • MF Maharoof 20-7-44-1
99.1

Maharoof to Pathan, 2 runs, Maharoof to Pathan - on the pads, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, runs the first run hard and comfortably comes back for the second

99.2

Maharoof to Pathan, 1 leg bye, Maharoof to Pathan - pitched outside the leg stump and hits Pathan on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

99.3

Maharoof to Agarkar, no run, Maharoof to Agarkar - defended outside the off stump, well played

99.4

Maharoof to Agarkar, 1 run, Maharoof to Agarkar - short and wide outside the off stump, cut away late but straight to the fielder at third man

99.5

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off, a well timed shot but the placement was poor

99.6

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, Maharoof to Pathan - driven down the track to the mid-on region, diving stop there saves runs

End of over 100 (4 runs) India 330/7

    • IK Pathan 74 (140b 11x4)
    • AB Agarkar 7 (14b)
    • MF Maharoof 21-7-47-1
    • SL Malinga 26-3-92-2
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