India tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 20-24, 2015
India won by 278 runs
20,21,22,23,24 August 2015 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Prasad 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 82.5 mph, he has got a wicket first over. Vijay pauses before leaving. This is exactly how Rahul got out in the first Test. The ball pitches on a length, just outside off, and it seams back in. Had it swung Vijay would have covered it. This one seams, which means Vijay has to act fast. He fails to do so, and is beaten on the inside edge. The only question is, is he hit outside the line. Doesn't look like that, and Umpire Rod Tucker raises his finger 4/1
View dismissal KL Rahul c †Chandimal b Chameera 108 268 190 13 1 56.84
59.2 88.8 mph, that's a bad shot. Rahul, like Kohli, scores another baby hundred. This is a wide bouncer, there is no way Rahul can control it, but he goes for the hook and does the only thing possible: get a top edge. He had got his hundred, but the team still needed him. Hopefully he will realise and learn from this. He is filthy with himself. Punches his bat while walking back 231/4
View dismissal AM Rahane c Karunaratne b Prasad 4 18 11 1 0 36.36
4.3 81.0 mph, that's an ordinary shot at No. 3. This is a wide length ball, and Rahane has this tendency to play away from the body early in the innings, which hasn't somehow been exposed in the last year. Here he pushes tamely at a wide length ball - a typical out-of-form Kohli shot. Even if he middles this ball, he will only defend it to cover. He doesn't middle it as the ball moves further away from him to take the edge. No feet there. Playing in front of his body and so far away 12/2
View dismissal V Kohli* c Mathews b Herath 78 178 107 8 1 72.89
43.3 51.2 mph, beautiful catch. Great anticipation as he sees Kohli go back. He knows he is looking to open the face, he begins to move, just a step to his right, and Kohli gets an edge. Mathews is looking to dive and go two-handed, but realises he is close enough to ball, and aborts the dive to take it one-handed 176/3
View dismissal RG Sharma lbw b Mathews 79 185 132 5 3 59.84
87.2 78.4 mph, at the fag end of the day Sri Lanka claw back into the match with the wicket of Rohit Sharma. This is a good ball and also like the man he is often compared with - Shane Watson - Rohit Sharma is out lbw. In the last two overs Mathews beat Rohit with the outswinger, and that has to be playing on his mind when he shuffles across to a length ball. It pitches just outside off, seams back in, beats the inside edge, hits him in front of middle. Hitting leg for mine. Fair decision from Oxenford. Similar to how Mathews got him out in the first innings of the first Test 319/6
View dismissal STR Binny c Chameera b Herath 10 57 40 0 0 25.00
71.5 50.4 mph, Binny perishes. He never looked like playing a long innings here. He is not a Test No. 6. He has been picking the ball late and premeditating all his shots against spin. Jumps out of the crease again, makes room, he has made up his mind he wants to go inside-out over cover, but the ball doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat, and long-off takes an easy catch. Quite a tame end to the innings from the saviour called in from India 267/5
View dismissal WP Saha lbw b Herath 56 181 117 6 0 47.86
111.3 51.6 mph, and Herath is in business third ball after lunch, flighted, sliding on with the angle, pad first on the forward push with bat coming down slightly behind pad, given after some consideration by umpire Oxenford, hit him in front of middle 386/9
View dismissal R Ashwin c Silva b Mathews 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
89.3 74.8 mph, very loose from Ashwin, there is a man on the drive at short extra cover, and Ashwin has reached forward to scoop this length ball straight to him on the drive 321/7
View dismissal A Mishra c †Chandimal b Chameera 24 86 50 3 0 48.00
105.4 88.3 mph, Chameera breaks through, pace and bounce, bangs it in short of a length, just enough away movement to take a thin edge to Chandimal as Mishra prods off the back foot 367/8
View dismissal I Sharma lbw b Herath 2 32 21 0 0 9.52
113.6 48.8 mph, Herath stops India short of 400 with another leg-before, Ishant plays back to a flighted ball that hurries on, struck plumb in front 393/10
UT Yadav not out 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 8, lb 13, w 4, nb 3) 28
  Total (all out; 114 overs; 517 mins) 393 (3.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KTGD Prasad 24 7 84 2 3.50 108 11 1 (2w)
0.4 to Vijay, 82.5 mph, he has got a wicket first over. Vijay pauses before leaving. This is exactly how Rahul got out in the first Test. The ball pitches on a length, just outside off, and it seams back in. Had it swung Vijay would have covered it. This one seams, which means Vijay has to act fast. He fails to do so, and is beaten on the inside edge. The only question is, is he hit outside the line. Doesn't look like that, and Umpire Rod Tucker raises his finger 4/1
4.3 to Rahane, 81.0 mph, that's an ordinary shot at No. 3. This is a wide length ball, and Rahane has this tendency to play away from the body early in the innings, which hasn't somehow been exposed in the last year. Here he pushes tamely at a wide length ball - a typical out-of-form Kohli shot. Even if he middles this ball, he will only defend it to cover. He doesn't middle it as the ball moves further away from him to take the edge. No feet there. Playing in front of his body and so far away 12/2
View wickets AD Mathews 15 7 24 2 1.60 80 3 0
87.2 to RG Sharma, 78.4 mph, at the fag end of the day Sri Lanka claw back into the match with the wicket of Rohit Sharma. This is a good ball and also like the man he is often compared with - Shane Watson - Rohit Sharma is out lbw. In the last two overs Mathews beat Rohit with the outswinger, and that has to be playing on his mind when he shuffles across to a length ball. It pitches just outside off, seams back in, beats the inside edge, hits him in front of middle. Hitting leg for mine. Fair decision from Oxenford. Similar to how Mathews got him out in the first innings of the first Test 319/6
89.3 to Ashwin, 74.8 mph, very loose from Ashwin, there is a man on the drive at short extra cover, and Ashwin has reached forward to scoop this length ball straight to him on the drive 321/7
View wickets PVD Chameera 20 2 72 2 3.60 85 9 0 (2nb, 2w)
59.2 to Rahul, 88.8 mph, that's a bad shot. Rahul, like Kohli, scores another baby hundred. This is a wide bouncer, there is no way Rahul can control it, but he goes for the hook and does the only thing possible: get a top edge. He had got his hundred, but the team still needed him. Hopefully he will realise and learn from this. He is filthy with himself. Punches his bat while walking back 231/4
105.4 to Mishra, 88.3 mph, Chameera breaks through, pace and bounce, bangs it in short of a length, just enough away movement to take a thin edge to Chandimal as Mishra prods off the back foot 367/8
View wickets HMRKB Herath 25 3 81 4 3.24 106 6 3
43.3 to Kohli, 51.2 mph, beautiful catch. Great anticipation as he sees Kohli go back. He knows he is looking to open the face, he begins to move, just a step to his right, and Kohli gets an edge. Mathews is looking to dive and go two-handed, but realises he is close enough to ball, and aborts the dive to take it one-handed 176/3
71.5 to Binny, 50.4 mph, Binny perishes. He never looked like playing a long innings here. He is not a Test No. 6. He has been picking the ball late and premeditating all his shots against spin. Jumps out of the crease again, makes room, he has made up his mind he wants to go inside-out over cover, but the ball doesn't turn, hits the inside half of the bat, and long-off takes an easy catch. Quite a tame end to the innings from the saviour called in from India 267/5
111.3 to Saha, 51.6 mph, and Herath is in business third ball after lunch, flighted, sliding on with the angle, pad first on the forward push with bat coming down slightly behind pad, given after some consideration by umpire Oxenford, hit him in front of middle 386/9
113.6 to I Sharma, 48.8 mph, Herath stops India short of 400 with another leg-before, Ishant plays back to a flighted ball that hurries on, struck plumb in front 393/10
  PHT Kaushal 30 2 111 0 3.70 104 7 1 (1nb)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne lbw b Yadav 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
1.1 85.5 mph, Yadav strikes first ball, 137.5 kph, pitched up and swinging in to the left-hander, not sure that is hitting leg stump with all the inward shape, umpire Tucker thinks it is 1/1
View dismissal JK Silva c Ashwin b Mishra 51 207 118 8 0 43.22
43.4 46.8 mph, Mishra has accounted for Silva again, top edge to short fine leg! Wonder why he swept it, was it pre-meditated? Was flighted even more on middle stump to tempt the batsman, wasn't full, and Silva swept against the turn to get a leading edge. Easy-peasy catch for Ashwin 114/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Rahane b Ashwin 32 110 87 4 0 36.78
25.5 51.9 mph, the combination of Ashwin and Rahane takes out Sangakkara again, tossed up on off, Sanga pushes forward to defend, turn produces the edge and a flying Rahane does the rest to his left, plucking it so low from the turf, Mahela Jayawardene stands up and applauds as Sangakkara walks back, the Indians applaud as well 75/2
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c †Saha b I Sharma 62 269 168 5 0 36.90
84.5 86.1 mph, and the half-volley does the trick. Thirimanne doesn't like the decision one bit. He stands leaning on the bat, and his hand on his waist. This is really full - as was suggested he should try in the first session - asking Thirimanne to drive. Thiri does so, but the ball holds its line against the angle and makes a perfect nick sound as it passes the bat. Also his bat is quite far from the body, so the umpire thinks the sound can come only off the bat. Thirimanne, though, is not happy with the decision at all. There is a clear sound, and the quality of pictures available won't resolve the issue here. Also - and we don't need high-quality replays for this - Ishant gave Thirimanne a bit of a send-off, which didn't look pretty 241/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Vijay b Binny 102 250 167 12 0 61.07
98.1 75.3 mph, what a champ Binny is. He has finally taken a wicket, caught at first slip, and looks back at the umpire asking if this too is a no-ball. Really good to see a player able to now laugh off his misfortune. A good ball too. On a length, outside off, just holds its line as Mathews pushes at it. And Binny has the Sri Lankan captain as his first Test wicket. After having one edge not attempted by his captain at Lord's, and another one yesterday off what turned out to be a no-ball. What a moment, what a reaction 284/6
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Rahul b I Sharma 11 28 23 1 0 47.82
90.4 83.4 mph, gone! A juggle from KL Rahul at second slip, but he holds on at the second attempt. Length ball on a testing fourth-stump line, maybe it holds its line a bit. Chandimal goes at it with hard hands, and Rahul, falling to his left, but manages to cling on 259/5
View dismissal J Mubarak b Mishra 22 66 46 2 0 47.82
103.4 46.8 mph, what a lovely delivery. The drift. Oh beautiful drift. Mubarak looks like he has this legbreak covered, but at the last moment it drifts away from him, lands just outside off, and turns back in to hit the off stump. And Mubarak doesn't have it covered because that late drift created the distance between the bat and the line of the ball. Quite understandably Mubarak looks stunned 300/8
View dismissal KTGD Prasad c Rahane b Mishra 5 7 4 0 0 125.00
99.3 45.3 mph, sharp legbreak, and Prasad presses forward to edge it. Prasad has himself to blame, though. He refused a single the last ball of the last over. Easy wicket for Mishra 289/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath lbw b Ashwin 1 29 16 0 0 6.25
106.1 49.3 mph, beaten on the sweep and given out lbw. Herath is down on his knee early, and the ball reaches him late. He is squared up and hit on the back hip and right in front of the stumps. The ball has straightened enough to be hitting the stumps. A pretty straightforward decision 306/9
View dismissal PHT Kaushal st †Saha b Mishra 6 19 14 1 0 42.85
107.6 49.8 mph, wrong'un from Mishra ends the SL innings. Kaushal loses his patience, jumps out of the crease, and is beaten so much in the flight that he would have been stumped if the ball had turned either way. This one turns in, and Saha completes a safe stumping 306/10
PVD Chameera not out 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 6, nb 5) 13
  Total (all out; 108 overs; 503 mins) 306 (2.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets I Sharma 21 3 68 2 3.23 95 9 0 (4nb)
84.5 to Thirimanne, 86.1 mph, and the half-volley does the trick. Thirimanne doesn't like the decision one bit. He stands leaning on the bat, and his hand on his waist. This is really full - as was suggested he should try in the first session - asking Thirimanne to drive. Thiri does so, but the ball holds its line against the angle and makes a perfect nick sound as it passes the bat. Also his bat is quite far from the body, so the umpire thinks the sound can come only off the bat. Thirimanne, though, is not happy with the decision at all. There is a clear sound, and the quality of pictures available won't resolve the issue here. Also - and we don't need high-quality replays for this - Ishant gave Thirimanne a bit of a send-off, which didn't look pretty 241/4
90.4 to Chandimal, 83.4 mph, gone! A juggle from KL Rahul at second slip, but he holds on at the second attempt. Length ball on a testing fourth-stump line, maybe it holds its line a bit. Chandimal goes at it with hard hands, and Rahul, falling to his left, but manages to cling on 259/5
View wicket UT Yadav 19 5 67 1 3.52 82 9 0
1.1 to Karunaratne, 85.5 mph, Yadav strikes first ball, 137.5 kph, pitched up and swinging in to the left-hander, not sure that is hitting leg stump with all the inward shape, umpire Tucker thinks it is 1/1
View wicket STR Binny 18 4 44 1 2.44 85 6 0 (1nb)
98.1 to Mathews, 75.3 mph, what a champ Binny is. He has finally taken a wicket, caught at first slip, and looks back at the umpire asking if this too is a no-ball. Really good to see a player able to now laugh off his misfortune. A good ball too. On a length, outside off, just holds its line as Mathews pushes at it. And Binny has the Sri Lankan captain as his first Test wicket. After having one edge not attempted by his captain at Lord's, and another one yesterday off what turned out to be a no-ball. What a moment, what a reaction 284/6
View wickets R Ashwin 29 3 76 2 2.62 127 7 0
25.5 to Sangakkara, 51.9 mph, the combination of Ashwin and Rahane takes out Sangakkara again, tossed up on off, Sanga pushes forward to defend, turn produces the edge and a flying Rahane does the rest to his left, plucking it so low from the turf, Mahela Jayawardene stands up and applauds as Sangakkara walks back, the Indians applaud as well 75/2
106.1 to Herath, 49.3 mph, beaten on the sweep and given out lbw. Herath is down on his knee early, and the ball reaches him late. He is squared up and hit on the back hip and right in front of the stumps. The ball has straightened enough to be hitting the stumps. A pretty straightforward decision 306/9
View wickets A Mishra 21 3 43 4 2.04 98 2 0
43.4 to Silva, 46.8 mph, Mishra has accounted for Silva again, top edge to short fine leg! Wonder why he swept it, was it pre-meditated? Was flighted even more on middle stump to tempt the batsman, wasn't full, and Silva swept against the turn to get a leading edge. Easy-peasy catch for Ashwin 114/3
99.3 to Prasad, 45.3 mph, sharp legbreak, and Prasad presses forward to edge it. Prasad has himself to blame, though. He refused a single the last ball of the last over. Easy wicket for Mishra 289/7
103.4 to Mubarak, 46.8 mph, what a lovely delivery. The drift. Oh beautiful drift. Mubarak looks like he has this legbreak covered, but at the last moment it drifts away from him, lands just outside off, and turns back in to hit the off stump. And Mubarak doesn't have it covered because that late drift created the distance between the bat and the line of the ball. Quite understandably Mubarak looks stunned 300/8
107.6 to Kaushal, 49.8 mph, wrong'un from Mishra ends the SL innings. Kaushal loses his patience, jumps out of the crease, and is beaten so much in the flight that he would have been stumped if the ball had turned either way. This one turns in, and Saha completes a safe stumping 306/10
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Kaushal 82 193 133 4 2 61.65
44.5 53.4 mph, that's a big shout, and a good shout too. Given eventually. Vijay goes for the big sweep, and is hit right in front with the ball not turning too much. Just straightens enough after landing middle and off. Vijay misses out on scoring a hundred, but he has been doing the right thing, looking for quick runs to facilitate a declaration 143/2
View dismissal KL Rahul b Prasad 2 4 3 0 0 66.66
0.5 84.5 mph, timbahhhh. Late swing. Or is it seam? It is seam. He pitches this up, just outside off, Rahul drives in front of his body, the ball seams back in to take the inside edge onto the stumps. Excellent starts from Prasad. A wicket in the first over of both innings 3/1
View dismissal AM Rahane c †Chandimal b Kaushal 126 331 243 10 0 51.85
76.2 54.1 mph, superb catch by Chandimal. Looks to drive a half-volley outside off, the ball doesn't turn as much as he expects, and he gets an edge. To catch a half-volley when the batsman edges when driving is one of the more difficult chances for a keeper, but Chandimal takes this 262/5
View dismissal V Kohli* lbw b Kaushal 10 33 19 0 0 52.63
52.5 54.7 mph, big appeal, and the only question is, has this pitched outside leg? This hasn't. This is the offbreak that doesn't turn too much, and skids on to beat Kohli who has gone back to defend it. Hit plumb in front after the ball has pitched on a length, in line with the stumps, and just straightened a little against the angle from round the wicket 171/3
View dismissal RG Sharma c Mubarak b Kaushal 34 100 55 2 0 61.81
74.5 56.3 mph, and Rohit Sharma falls trying to hit a six. He goes for the slog sweep from around off, but the extra bounce takes the top edge to be caught at deep midwicket. The extra bounce is a good sign for India 256/4
View dismissal STR Binny c Thirimanne b Prasad 17 33 19 3 0 89.47
82.1 82.3 mph, and there is a wicket first ball. Binny provides an action replay of how he took his first Test wicket. A lazy poke at a wide length ball - much like Mathews's to him - and second slip takes the catch 283/6
WP Saha not out 13 34 21 1 0 61.90
View dismissal R Ashwin c †Chandimal b Prasad 19 41 21 2 1 90.47
86.5 85.1 mph, Sri Lanka clearly don't want wickets, they want to bat as late as possible. Just imagine Chandimal not appealing when Ashwin has clearly edged when attempting a ramp. Sri Lanka know they will have to bat out a longer duration if they get the remaining wickets. Ashwin, though, gives himself out and walks off. Really like Chandimal's presence of mind here 311/7
View dismissal A Mishra c Mubarak b Prasad 10 39 26 1 0 38.46
88.5 82.6 mph, one more wicket. will India's new-ball bowlers also bat? Short of a length, he gets inside the line, tucks it around the line, but backward short leg takes the catch 318/8
UT Yadav not out 4 11 7 0 0 57.14
Extras (lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 8
  Total (8 wickets dec; 91 overs; 414 mins) 325 (3.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KTGD Prasad 15 0 43 4 2.86 66 4 0 (1nb)
0.5 to Rahul, 84.5 mph, timbahhhh. Late swing. Or is it seam? It is seam. He pitches this up, just outside off, Rahul drives in front of his body, the ball seams back in to take the inside edge onto the stumps. Excellent starts from Prasad. A wicket in the first over of both innings 3/1
82.1 to Binny, 82.3 mph, and there is a wicket first ball. Binny provides an action replay of how he took his first Test wicket. A lazy poke at a wide length ball - much like Mathews's to him - and second slip takes the catch 283/6
86.5 to Ashwin, 85.1 mph, Sri Lanka clearly don't want wickets, they want to bat as late as possible. Just imagine Chandimal not appealing when Ashwin has clearly edged when attempting a ramp. Sri Lanka know they will have to bat out a longer duration if they get the remaining wickets. Ashwin, though, gives himself out and walks off. Really like Chandimal's presence of mind here 311/7
88.5 to Mishra, 82.6 mph, one more wicket. will India's new-ball bowlers also bat? Short of a length, he gets inside the line, tucks it around the line, but backward short leg takes the catch 318/8
  HMRKB Herath 29 4 96 0 3.31 112 8 0
  PVD Chameera 14 0 63 0 4.50 49 4 2 (3w)
  AD Mathews 2 1 1 0 0.50 11 0 0
View wickets PHT Kaushal 31 1 118 4 3.80 107 7 1
44.5 to Vijay, 53.4 mph, that's a big shout, and a good shout too. Given eventually. Vijay goes for the big sweep, and is hit right in front with the ball not turning too much. Just straightens enough after landing middle and off. Vijay misses out on scoring a hundred, but he has been doing the right thing, looking for quick runs to facilitate a declaration 143/2
52.5 to Kohli, 54.7 mph, big appeal, and the only question is, has this pitched outside leg? This hasn't. This is the offbreak that doesn't turn too much, and skids on to beat Kohli who has gone back to defend it. Hit plumb in front after the ball has pitched on a length, in line with the stumps, and just straightened a little against the angle from round the wicket 171/3
74.5 to RG Sharma, 56.3 mph, and Rohit Sharma falls trying to hit a six. He goes for the slog sweep from around off, but the extra bounce takes the top edge to be caught at deep midwicket. The extra bounce is a good sign for India 256/4
76.2 to Rahane, 54.1 mph, superb catch by Chandimal. Looks to drive a half-volley outside off, the ball doesn't turn as much as he expects, and he gets an edge. To catch a half-volley when the batsman edges when driving is one of the more difficult chances for a keeper, but Chandimal takes this 262/5
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 413 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JK Silva c Binny b Ashwin 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
2.4 53.2 mph, what a soft dismissal. He has patted a low full toss to short midwicket. He will be really annoyed with this one. Just a friendly little full toss, which he doesn't hit hard. Just sends this to short midwicket ankle high. Binny takes the catch 8/1
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne b Ashwin 46 177 103 6 0 44.66
38.4 54.3 mph, arm ball. Ashwin has one more. This is lovely bowling. This is bowled with the seam parallel. It lands just outside off, doesn't turn, skids on, hits the pad, and then the stumps. This match could be over before lunch 123/8
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Vijay b Ashwin 18 29 18 3 0 100.00
8.5 49.6 mph, Ashwin has got him four times out of four. Sanga walks off a Test field for one final time. Indian fielders line up to shake Sanga's hand. Quite a mark of how popular a man he was. Percy is on the field with a Sri Lanka flag. Sanga holds his arms aloft, makes no fuss, and walks off quickly. Ashwin has bowled beautifully again. On a length, outside off, dipping on him, not within the reach of Sanga's defence. Then it turns, takes the edge of the defensive bat, and settles with gully. Thank you, Kumar 33/2
View dismissal AD Mathews* c †Rahul b Yadav 23 49 39 3 0 58.97
21.1 87.4 mph, and he strikes first ball. Yadav has troubled Mathews all test long, and he finally gets the reward. What a dream start to the day. A very good first ball of the day, and a superb catch by stand-in wicketkeeper KL Rahul. On a length, just outside off, holds its line. For the first ball of the day, it is understandable that Mathews has had a poke at it. The edge is taken, and it is dying between Rahul and first slip. Rahul dives to his right, and pouches this in the webbing of his right hand. A sign he can be trusted to keep at SSC? 72/3
View dismissal LD Chandimal b Mishra 15 31 30 1 1 50.00
27.2 51.3 mph, old-fashioned legspinner's dismissal. To bowl a batsman around the pads solely with the drift. When was the last time we saw this? Oh pure joy to watch. Chandimal shapes up to sweep, but the ball drifts on him, falling leg-side of where he think it will, and when down on a knee there isn't much you can do about it. You can just sweep and hope for the best. Chandimal goes with the sweep, makes no connection, and the ball turns back to hit the stumps. Mishra is understandably elated 91/4
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c sub (CA Pujara) b Ashwin 11 34 26 0 1 42.30
34.6 52.6 mph, Pujara serves a reminder of his superb close-in catching in front of the stumps. Ashwin serves a reminder of his class as an offspinner. Lovely dip on the ball as Thirimanne shimmies out of the crease. He is early into the push, he is not close to the ball, this is recipe for disaster. He is looking to work this to leg, gets a leading edge, which has gone quickly to silly point, but Pujara - the substitute fielder - has pouched this. It hits the wrists and gets stuck in the armpit 106/5
View dismissal J Mubarak c Kohli b I Sharma 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
35.4 87.2 mph, Sanjay Manjrekar just spotted Kohli standing closer at second slip than usual, and he has immediately taken a low catch there. Perfect delivery from Ishant for a new batsman. On a length, on off, angling away, drawing a tentative push from Mubarak. Needn't have played it, but he does. The edge is dying, but Kohli is there. They check for the no-ball. It is a close call, but he has a smidgeon of the heel behind the line when he lands 111/6
View dismissal KTGD Prasad c Mishra b Ashwin 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
36.4 46.7 mph, and that is a tailender's shot. Prasad has jumped out of the crease and hoicked. Not close to the turning ball, and edges a skier to Mishra at mid-on 114/7
HMRKB Herath not out 4 31 17 0 0 23.52
View dismissal PHT Kaushal lbw b Mishra 5 13 12 1 0 41.66
41.5 47.6 mph, wrong'un. That's why legspinners are so difficult for the tail. He has bowled him four legbreak, got him moving forward to defend them, and then slipped in the googly. Kaushal is beaten by a long distance, and is hit in front of middle. Seems like clipping leg or just going down 128/9
View dismissal PVD Chameera lbw b Mishra 4 7 5 1 0 80.00
43.4 49.0 mph, and the wrong'un finishes it off. Finally a win for Kohli as captain. This is a wrong'un that Chameera has padded up to. Hit in front of off. Quite straightforward 134/10
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 43.4 overs; 199 mins) 134 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets R Ashwin 16 6 42 5 2.62 77 6 0
2.4 to Silva, 53.2 mph, what a soft dismissal. He has patted a low full toss to short midwicket. He will be really annoyed with this one. Just a friendly little full toss, which he doesn't hit hard. Just sends this to short midwicket ankle high. Binny takes the catch 8/1
8.5 to Sangakkara, 49.6 mph, Ashwin has got him four times out of four. Sanga walks off a Test field for one final time. Indian fielders line up to shake Sanga's hand. Quite a mark of how popular a man he was. Percy is on the field with a Sri Lanka flag. Sanga holds his arms aloft, makes no fuss, and walks off quickly. Ashwin has bowled beautifully again. On a length, outside off, dipping on him, not within the reach of Sanga's defence. Then it turns, takes the edge of the defensive bat, and settles with gully. Thank you, Kumar 33/2
34.6 to Thirimanne, 52.6 mph, Pujara serves a reminder of his superb close-in catching in front of the stumps. Ashwin serves a reminder of his class as an offspinner. Lovely dip on the ball as Thirimanne shimmies out of the crease. He is early into the push, he is not close to the ball, this is recipe for disaster. He is looking to work this to leg, gets a leading edge, which has gone quickly to silly point, but Pujara - the substitute fielder - has pouched this. It hits the wrists and gets stuck in the armpit 106/5
36.4 to Prasad, 46.7 mph, and that is a tailender's shot. Prasad has jumped out of the crease and hoicked. Not close to the turning ball, and edges a skier to Mishra at mid-on 114/7
38.4 to Karunaratne, 54.3 mph, arm ball. Ashwin has one more. This is lovely bowling. This is bowled with the seam parallel. It lands just outside off, doesn't turn, skids on, hits the pad, and then the stumps. This match could be over before lunch 123/8
View wicket UT Yadav 7 1 18 1 2.57 31 1 0
21.1 to Mathews, 87.4 mph, and he strikes first ball. Yadav has troubled Mathews all test long, and he finally gets the reward. What a dream start to the day. A very good first ball of the day, and a superb catch by stand-in wicketkeeper KL Rahul. On a length, just outside off, holds its line. For the first ball of the day, it is understandable that Mathews has had a poke at it. The edge is taken, and it is dying between Rahul and first slip. Rahul dives to his right, and pouches this in the webbing of his right hand. A sign he can be trusted to keep at SSC? 72/3
View wicket I Sharma 11 2 41 1 3.72 50 5 1 (2nb, 1w)
35.4 to Mubarak, 87.2 mph, Sanjay Manjrekar just spotted Kohli standing closer at second slip than usual, and he has immediately taken a low catch there. Perfect delivery from Ishant for a new batsman. On a length, on off, angling away, drawing a tentative push from Mubarak. Needn't have played it, but he does. The edge is dying, but Kohli is there. They check for the no-ball. It is a close call, but he has a smidgeon of the heel behind the line when he lands 111/6
View wickets A Mishra 9.4 3 29 3 3.00 44 3 1
27.2 to Chandimal, 51.3 mph, old-fashioned legspinner's dismissal. To bowl a batsman around the pads solely with the drift. When was the last time we saw this? Oh pure joy to watch. Chandimal shapes up to sweep, but the ball drifts on him, falling leg-side of where he think it will, and when down on a knee there isn't much you can do about it. You can just sweep and hope for the best. Chandimal goes with the sweep, makes no connection, and the ball turns back to hit the stumps. Mishra is understandably elated 91/4
41.5 to Kaushal, 47.6 mph, wrong'un. That's why legspinners are so difficult for the tail. He has bowled him four legbreak, got him moving forward to defend them, and then slipped in the googly. Kaushal is beaten by a long distance, and is hit in front of middle. Seems like clipping leg or just going down 128/9
43.4 to Chameera, 49.0 mph, and the wrong'un finishes it off. Finally a win for Kohli as captain. This is a wrong'un that Chameera has padded up to. Hit in front of off. Quite straightforward 134/10

Match details


Toss - India
Series - 3-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - KL Rahul (India)
Umpires - BNJ Oxenford (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - REJ Martinesz
Close of play
  • Thu, 20 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 319/6 (WP Saha 19*, 87.2 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 140/3 (HDRL Thirimanne 28*, AD Mathews 19*, 53 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 70/1 (M Vijay 39*, AM Rahane 28*, 29.2 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 72/2 (FDM Karunaratne 25*, AD Mathews 23*, 21 ov)
  • Mon, 24 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 134 (43.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 40/2 in 10.0 overs (KL Rahul 19, V Kohli 12)
    • India: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (KL Rahul 26, V Kohli 26, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: India - 97/2 in 26.0 overs (KL Rahul 39, V Kohli 48)
    • India: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (165 balls), Extras 6
    • V Kohli: 50 off 63 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • KL Rahul: 50 off 94 balls (8 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (KL Rahul 49, V Kohli 50, Ex 3)
    • India: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (227 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: India - 152/2 in 38.0 overs (KL Rahul 70, V Kohli 69)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 215 balls (KL Rahul 75, V Kohli 71, Ex 5)
    • India: 200 runs in 51.6 overs (315 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: India - 206/3 in 53.0 overs (KL Rahul 98, RG Sharma 17)
    • KL Rahul: 100 off 180 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (KL Rahul 20, RG Sharma 30, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 239/4 in 64.0 overs (RG Sharma 36, STR Binny 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 66.5 overs (404 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: India - 285/5 in 76.0 overs (RG Sharma 49, WP Saha 15)
    • RG Sharma: 50 off 93 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 80.1 Second new ball taken
    • India: 300 runs in 80.2 overs (485 balls), Extras 21
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (RG Sharma 31, WP Saha 19, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: India - 319/6 in 87.2 overs (WP Saha 19)
    • Drinks: India - 346/7 in 99.0 overs (WP Saha 30, A Mishra 13)
    • India: 350 runs in 100.1 overs (604 balls), Extras 23
    • WP Saha: 50 off 106 balls (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: India - 386/8 in 111.0 overs (WP Saha 56, I Sharma 2)
    • Innings Break: India - 393/10 in 114.0 overs (UT Yadav 2)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 35/1 in 8.5 overs (JK Silva 14, KC Sangakkara 17)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (99 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (JK Silva 23, KC Sangakkara 24, Ex 3)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 65/1 in 21.0 overs (JK Silva 30, KC Sangakkara 29)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 96/2 in 33.0 overs (JK Silva 46, HDRL Thirimanne 10)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 35.3 overs (217 balls), Extras 9
    • JK Silva: 50 off 92 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 111/2 in 43.0 overs (JK Silva 51, HDRL Thirimanne 18)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 140/3 in 53.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 28, AD Mathews 19)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 54.6 overs (334 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 10, AD Mathews 39, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 181/3 in 66.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 39, AD Mathews 48)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 81 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 72.2 overs (439 balls), Extras 11
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 142 balls (4 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 210 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 34, AD Mathews 64, Ex 2)
    • 80.1 Second new ball taken
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 224/3 in 81.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 57, AD Mathews 72)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 226/3 in 82.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 59, AD Mathews 72)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 242/4 in 85.1 overs (AD Mathews 84, LD Chandimal 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 87.1 overs (528 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 272/5 in 94.0 overs (AD Mathews 93, J Mubarak 9)
    • AD Mathews: 100 off 164 balls (12 x 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 298/7 in 103.0 overs (J Mubarak 20, HMRKB Herath 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 103.1 overs (624 balls), Extras 13
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 306/10 in 108.0 overs (PVD Chameera 0)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Drinks: India - 29/1 in 13.0 overs (M Vijay 15, AM Rahane 11)
    • India: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (M Vijay 29, AM Rahane 20, Ex 1)
    • End Of Day: India - 70/1 in 29.2 overs (M Vijay 39, AM Rahane 28)
    • M Vijay: 50 off 104 balls (3 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 37.5 overs (227 balls), Extras 1
    • AM Rahane: 50 off 118 balls (5 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 228 balls (M Vijay 52, AM Rahane 50, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: India - 138/1 in 43.0 overs (M Vijay 79, AM Rahane 56)
    • India: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (278 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: India - 179/3 in 56.0 overs (AM Rahane 82, RG Sharma 2)
    • India: 200 runs in 63.1 overs (379 balls), Extras 2
    • AM Rahane: 100 off 212 balls (7 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (AM Rahane 25, RG Sharma 23, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: India - 221/3 in 69.0 overs (AM Rahane 101, RG Sharma 23)
    • India: 250 runs in 73.1 overs (439 balls), Extras 3
    • 81.1 Second new ball taken
    • Tea: India - 283/5 in 82.0 overs (STR Binny 17, R Ashwin 3)
    • India: 300 runs in 85.1 overs (512 balls), Extras 6
    • WP Saha (2) retired hurt on 5* from 267/5 (78.6 ov) to 311/7 (86.5 ov)
    • Innings Break: India - 325/8 in 91.0 overs (WP Saha 13, UT Yadav 4)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (83 balls), Extras 5
    • KL Rahul kept wickets in place of WP Saha from start of Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 72/2 in 21.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 25, AD Mathews 23)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (179 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/4 in 34.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 32, HDRL Thirimanne 11)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 130/9 in 42.3 overs (HMRKB Herath 4, PVD Chameera 0)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 130/9 in 42.3 overs (HMRKB Herath 4, PVD Chameera 0)
 
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