Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 259 runs

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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

India 31/1   V Sehwag 10* (19b 1x4)   SL Malinga 4.3-0-25-1

12.1

Malinga to Sehwag, OUT, Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Bowled) - bowledm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Sehwag pushes forward to defend and the ball goes right through, clips the pad and crahes into the woodwork, Malinag strikes early after lunch, India two down

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

India 52/2   VVS Laxman 8* (9b 2x4)   SL Malinga 6.1-0-33-2

31.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (Caught) - Murali strikes! well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is beaten by the extra bouncer, jumble of bat, pad and body - ball pops up on the leg side and Mubarak at short leg takes a good catch diving well forward - India three down

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

India 88/3   VVS Laxman 18* (62b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 4.3-1-14-1

31.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! tossed up and turning away, Yuvraj pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to kisss the outside edge, Samaraweera at first slip makes no contact - Murali on a roll here, India four down and in trouble

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

India 88/4   VVS Laxman 18* (62b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 4.5-1-14-2

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   VVS Laxman 23* (74b 4x4)   HMCM Bandara 7-2-12-1

58.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT, Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in, Dhoni goes back to defend but misses the target, ball cannons into the back pad and thats plumb, Dhoni returns just one run short of a half-century, Murali gets the much needed breakthrough

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

India 183/6   VVS Laxman 50* (144b 7x4)   M Muralitharan 17-3-59-3

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

India 308/7   IK Pathan 65* (127b 10x4)   MF Maharoof 18.3-6-40-1

107.1

Maharoof to Pathan, OUT, Maharoof to Pathan, OUT (LBW) - oh dear! so near, yet so far! good length delivery, this one pitched in line with the leg stump and straightened, Pathan plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, Maharoff rewarded from some good bolwing and once again Pathan fails to make it to three figures

IK Pathan lbw b Maharoof 82 (221m 162b 12x4 0x6) SR: 50.61

India 345/8   AB Agarkar 13* (36b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 24.1-9-51-2

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

India 384/9   A Kumble 15* (40b 1x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 30.2-5-100-3

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   Harbhajan Singh 8* (8b)   HMCM Bandara 24.4-3-69-2
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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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