India tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 3-7, 2010
India won by 5 wickets
3,4,5,6,7 August 2010 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NT Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sharma 8 17 15 2 0 53.33
3.6 83.2 mph, Ishant Sharma nails Paranavitana. It was a length delivery in the zone outside off and Paranavitana went for the off drive away from his body. Mistake. The ball shaped away and took the edge. 15/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (Vijay/†Dhoni) 41 118 70 4 0 58.57
24.4 from Ojha, Dilshan is run out It was pushed to the off, not all that far away from silly point where Vijay lunged out his left hand and stopped it. Dilshan is looking for a run, is now surprised that Vijay had stopped it and tries to turn back. Vijay flicks the ball to Dhoni who breaks the stumps with Dilshan's bat in the air. Oh dear Dilshan is gone at the stroke of lunch. Smart work from Vijay. Not so smart from Dilshan, who was batting so well. And it was a no ball. Oh well. 102/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara* c Sehwag b Ojha 75 173 114 5 2 65.78
42.4 51.4 mph, Sanga has been caught at the boundary! There was a long-on in place and he still went for the big hit and is now enraged with himself as he storms off. He went down the track and lifted it straight to long-on! Sanga can't believe what he has done.Earlier in this Test series, he mowed a long-hop straight to deep midwicket. Now this. 157/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Ojha 56 188 154 3 0 36.36
72.6 48.3 mph, Ojha has been bowling well for some time now and gets his man this time. Height is the problem says Hawk eye. This is what happened: It landed on the middle stump line and straightened. Mahela pushed outside the line as he stretched forward to defend and was struck in front of the middle. Hawk eye shows that it would have bounced well over the middle stump. 241/4
TT Samaraweera not out 137 370 288 12 1 47.56
View dismissal AD Mathews lbw b Ojha 45 123 84 6 0 53.57
100.3 50.7 mph, Got him with the arm ball. It landed around off stump and moved in. Angelo gets forward to defend and pushes outside the line. He was playing for the turn. There wasn't any. It would have hit the middle. Trapped! a just reward for Ojha who has bowled well in this Test 330/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Ojha 9 38 41 1 0 21.95
112.5 51.3 mph, Done in by that tendency to sweep. It was coming, you felt. It landed on middle and leg and turned and hit him in front of the middle stump. It would have gone to peg back the middle. No 4 for Ojha. There was a shout for lbw in the last delivery of the previous Ojha over when Pras went for another sweep shot. This time around he is gone. 359/6
View dismissal S Randiv c Dravid b Sehwag 8 34 30 0 0 26.66
122.6 51.9 mph, He tries to break free from that leg-stump line and goes for a slog sweep. But this one is around off stump and he gets a top edge! It's a simple catch for Rahul at first slip. Laxman hugs Sehwag. 381/7
View dismissal SL Malinga c & b Mishra 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
123.5 50.1 mph, No 1 for Mishra. It was the googly on the off stump line, Malinga went for the off drive and ended up edging it towards the non-striker. Mishra dives across take it. 386/8
View dismissal BAW Mendis c Raina b Sharma 3 47 41 0 0 7.31
137.3 81.9 mph, The short delivery does the trick. Mendis stabs this one straight to gully. It was below chest-high, not quite a bouncer, but it proved enough to dislodge Mendis 421/9
View dismissal UWMBCA Welegedara c †Dhoni b Sharma 4 3 3 1 0 133.33
137.6 83.6 mph, Ishant fires a good bouncer, directed at the body, Welegedera couldn't get away from it and it brushed his glove and popped to Dhoni. 425/10
Extras (b 8, lb 4, w 7, nb 16) 35
  Total (all out; 138 overs; 562 mins) 425 (3.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  A Mithun 22 2 78 0 3.54 95 9 0 (3w)
View wickets I Sharma 23 6 72 3 3.13 109 11 0 (4nb)
3.6 to Paranavitana, 83.2 mph, Ishant Sharma nails Paranavitana. It was a length delivery in the zone outside off and Paranavitana went for the off drive away from his body. Mistake. The ball shaped away and took the edge. 15/1
137.3 to Mendis, 81.9 mph, The short delivery does the trick. Mendis stabs this one straight to gully. It was below chest-high, not quite a bouncer, but it proved enough to dislodge Mendis 421/9
137.6 to Welegedara, 83.6 mph, Ishant fires a good bouncer, directed at the body, Welegedera couldn't get away from it and it brushed his glove and popped to Dhoni. 425/10
View wicket A Mishra 42 3 140 1 3.33 170 11 1 (7nb)
123.5 to Malinga, 50.1 mph, No 1 for Mishra. It was the googly on the off stump line, Malinga went for the off drive and ended up edging it towards the non-striker. Mishra dives across take it. 386/8
View wickets PP Ojha 46 10 115 4 2.50 205 4 2 (4nb)
42.4 to Sangakkara, 51.4 mph, Sanga has been caught at the boundary! There was a long-on in place and he still went for the big hit and is now enraged with himself as he storms off. He went down the track and lifted it straight to long-on! Sanga can't believe what he has done.Earlier in this Test series, he mowed a long-hop straight to deep midwicket. Now this. 157/3
72.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, 48.3 mph, Ojha has been bowling well for some time now and gets his man this time. Height is the problem says Hawk eye. This is what happened: It landed on the middle stump line and straightened. Mahela pushed outside the line as he stretched forward to defend and was struck in front of the middle. Hawk eye shows that it would have bounced well over the middle stump. 241/4
100.3 to Mathews, 50.7 mph, Got him with the arm ball. It landed around off stump and moved in. Angelo gets forward to defend and pushes outside the line. He was playing for the turn. There wasn't any. It would have hit the middle. Trapped! a just reward for Ojha who has bowled well in this Test 330/5
112.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, 51.3 mph, Done in by that tendency to sweep. It was coming, you felt. It landed on middle and leg and turned and hit him in front of the middle stump. It would have gone to peg back the middle. No 4 for Ojha. There was a shout for lbw in the last delivery of the previous Ojha over when Pras went for another sweep shot. This time around he is gone. 359/6
View wicket V Sehwag 5 0 8 1 1.60 25 0 0 (1nb)
122.6 to Randiv, 51.9 mph, He tries to break free from that leg-stump line and goes for a slog sweep. But this one is around off stump and he gets a top edge! It's a simple catch for Rahul at first slip. Laxman hugs Sehwag. 381/7
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Mendis b Malinga 14 49 35 2 0 40.00
10.4 84.4 mph, Malinga takes out Vijay. It was the length delivery outside off and Vijay seemed to check his intended on-the-up drive and it went straight to extra cover. He was late in getting forward and the weight transfer wasn't smooth. That did him in. Interestingly, and perhaps an unrelated aside, even as he was waiting for Malinga to start running in, he was constantly looking at extra cover while in his stance. 49/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Welegedara b Randiv 109 194 105 19 0 103.80
40.1 52.8 mph, Randiv might not have got that lbw before but he gets his man this time. Sehwag is stunned. He is not moving. Now he slowly turns and walks back. This is what happened: It was the flighted delivery outside off stump which turned and bounced in and Sehwag shaped for the big expansive inside-out hit through (or over) covers that he plays with the very high back lift.. But but he loses grip on the bat-handle as it comes down and ends up chipping a dolly to mid-off. Randiv erupts. Sehwag looks stunned. 199/4
View dismissal R Dravid lbw b Mathews 23 34 26 5 0 88.46
17.4 79.1 mph, And he is gone now! Jinx or no jinx! Trapped right in front. Just like that last Test. It landed on a length outside off and skidded towards leg. Dravid was caught at the crease, didn't adjust to the pace off the track and wafted across the line. And falls over a touch as he plays that shot. Gone! Angelo roars! 92/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 41 88 72 5 0 56.94
35.6 87.9 mph, Malingaaaaaa! What a gift by Tendulkar, though! It was short of length and well outside off stump, Tendulkar's feet were glued to each other and he kept chasing the ball. It veered away even further away from his intended cut/dab/steer and got a thin edge through to the keeper. And boy is Malinga happy or what. Great scenes here. 183/3
View dismissal VVS Laxman c DPMD Jayawardene b Mendis 56 142 97 7 0 57.73
70.5 58.8 mph, That round-the-stumps angle has worked. It nearly did a few balls before. It was the carrom ball around off and Laxman tried to steer it past Mahela but squeezed it straight to him. Good sharp catch from Mahela at first slip. And Laxman departs after a good innings. The game gets more interesting 304/5
View dismissal SK Raina c Sangakkara b Mendis 62 113 111 10 0 55.85
74.4 57.0 mph, And he gets his man this time. A fine spell from Mendis. First Lax and now Raina. He got the carrom ball to cut in from outside off stump and Raina checked his punchy shot. Perhaps it stopped a touch on him. Perhaps it bounced more than it anticipated. Perhaps it cut in more than he thought it would. And it popped straight to short midwicket. Good innings from Raina but it's over now. 321/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 15 48 30 1 0 50.00
81.2 76.4 mph, And he is gone now. He was hurt by the bouncer previous ball, got some treatment and tried to counterattack this time but he is gone. It was the bouncer on the leg stump line and he went for the pull but gloved it behind. Malinga does the job Sanga called him for. 350/7
View dismissal A Mithun c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv 46 114 77 5 0 59.74
98.6 51.6 mph, Mithun's brave vigil ends. What a valuable knock this has been. It was the spinning delivery on his pads and he gloved it to right of backward short-leg where Mahela stretches his right hand and it threatens to pop out but he holds on to the rebound. Mithun trudges off after a fine hand. Just four short of fifty but well ahead of anyone's expectations. 414/8
View dismissal A Mishra c Dilshan b Randiv 40 99 66 4 0 60.60
104.2 51.0 mph, Mishra holes out to deep midwicket. A very valuable contribution from him. He moved down the track and whipped it up and over the on-side field but Dilshan was waiting for it near the boundary. Mishra has done more that what would have asked of him. 433/9
View dismissal I Sharma c Paranavitana b Randiv 8 25 19 0 0 42.10
106.1 49.9 mph, Drama here! Ump Tucker first says not out before he reverses his decision and gives it out. This is what happened: It was a flighted delivery on the middle and leg, it spun past the waft , hit the pad and went to short-leg. No bat there. It went straight of the pad. The fielders appeal. The ump says not out. They appeal again. The ump is unmoved. They seemed to be resigned to the decision when he suddenly raises the finger. Gone! Ishant has to go back. He obviously doesn't look too happy. Big picture: India lead by 11 runs. This fascinating Test rumbles on. 436/10
PP Ojha not out 1 7 7 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 6, lb 6, w 1, nb 8) 21
  Total (all out; 106.1 overs; 457 mins) 436 (4.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 30 3 119 3 3.96 125 15 0 (4nb)
10.4 to Vijay, 84.4 mph, Malinga takes out Vijay. It was the length delivery outside off and Vijay seemed to check his intended on-the-up drive and it went straight to extra cover. He was late in getting forward and the weight transfer wasn't smooth. That did him in. Interestingly, and perhaps an unrelated aside, even as he was waiting for Malinga to start running in, he was constantly looking at extra cover while in his stance. 49/1
35.6 to Tendulkar, 87.9 mph, Malingaaaaaa! What a gift by Tendulkar, though! It was short of length and well outside off stump, Tendulkar's feet were glued to each other and he kept chasing the ball. It veered away even further away from his intended cut/dab/steer and got a thin edge through to the keeper. And boy is Malinga happy or what. Great scenes here. 183/3
81.2 to Dhoni, 76.4 mph, And he is gone now. He was hurt by the bouncer previous ball, got some treatment and tried to counterattack this time but he is gone. It was the bouncer on the leg stump line and he went for the pull but gloved it behind. Malinga does the job Sanga called him for. 350/7
  UWMBCA Welegedara 15 0 88 0 5.86 55 16 0 (2nb, 1w)
View wickets BAW Mendis 30 4 109 2 3.63 120 14 0 (1nb)
70.5 to Laxman, 58.8 mph, That round-the-stumps angle has worked. It nearly did a few balls before. It was the carrom ball around off and Laxman tried to steer it past Mahela but squeezed it straight to him. Good sharp catch from Mahela at first slip. And Laxman departs after a good innings. The game gets more interesting 304/5
74.4 to Raina, 57.0 mph, And he gets his man this time. A fine spell from Mendis. First Lax and now Raina. He got the carrom ball to cut in from outside off stump and Raina checked his punchy shot. Perhaps it stopped a touch on him. Perhaps it bounced more than it anticipated. Perhaps it cut in more than he thought it would. And it popped straight to short midwicket. Good innings from Raina but it's over now. 321/6
View wicket AD Mathews 4 0 13 1 3.25 16 1 0
17.4 to Dravid, 79.1 mph, And he is gone now! Jinx or no jinx! Trapped right in front. Just like that last Test. It landed on a length outside off and skidded towards leg. Dravid was caught at the crease, didn't adjust to the pace off the track and wafted across the line. And falls over a touch as he plays that shot. Gone! Angelo roars! 92/2
View wickets S Randiv 25.1 6 80 4 3.17 108 10 0 (1nb)
40.1 to Sehwag, 52.8 mph, Randiv might not have got that lbw before but he gets his man this time. Sehwag is stunned. He is not moving. Now he slowly turns and walks back. This is what happened: It was the flighted delivery outside off stump which turned and bounced in and Sehwag shaped for the big expansive inside-out hit through (or over) covers that he plays with the very high back lift.. But but he loses grip on the bat-handle as it comes down and ends up chipping a dolly to mid-off. Randiv erupts. Sehwag looks stunned. 199/4
98.6 to Mithun, 51.6 mph, Mithun's brave vigil ends. What a valuable knock this has been. It was the spinning delivery on his pads and he gloved it to right of backward short-leg where Mahela stretches his right hand and it threatens to pop out but he holds on to the rebound. Mithun trudges off after a fine hand. Just four short of fifty but well ahead of anyone's expectations. 414/8
104.2 to Mishra, 51.0 mph, Mishra holes out to deep midwicket. A very valuable contribution from him. He moved down the track and whipped it up and over the on-side field but Dilshan was waiting for it near the boundary. Mishra has done more that what would have asked of him. 433/9
106.1 to Sharma, 49.9 mph, Drama here! Ump Tucker first says not out before he reverses his decision and gives it out. This is what happened: It was a flighted delivery on the middle and leg, it spun past the waft , hit the pad and went to short-leg. No bat there. It went straight of the pad. The fielders appeal. The ump says not out. They appeal again. The ump is unmoved. They seemed to be resigned to the decision when he suddenly raises the finger. Gone! Ishant has to go back. He obviously doesn't look too happy. Big picture: India lead by 11 runs. This fascinating Test rumbles on. 436/10
  TM Dilshan 2 0 15 0 7.50 3 2 0
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NT Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sehwag 16 47 44 2 0 36.36
9.5 56.7 mph, Sehwag strikes! It was turning away from the off stump, from a length, Paranavitana chose to go back and jabbed at it. Thin edge and Dhoni pouches it safely. Sehwag jumps for joy. 32/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Vijay b Sehwag 13 56 22 1 0 59.09
11.6 55.1 mph, And talking of short-leg fielders, here is a gem from VIjay. Sehwag again with the magic trick. It landed around middle and leg and turned. Dilshan leaned forward to defend and got an inside edge on to his pad. The ball popped close on the leg side and Vijay dived with an outstretched left hand and took a fab catch! Solkar would have approved. Sri Lanka lose two. 39/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara* c Raina b Ojha 28 79 49 1 0 57.14
28.3 46.3 mph, Oh dear! what has Sanga done! Oh boy! There was a backward square-leg fielder in place, obviously for the top-edged sweep shot. This was a long hop almost. A rank short ball. What does Sanga do? He swivels for the pull but drags it straight to that man behind square-leg. Indians obviously erupt in joy. Sanga looks stunned. He holed out to long-on in the first innings and now this. what a vital vital moment this. 78/5
View dismissal S Randiv lbw b Ojha 6 32 37 1 0 16.21
20.5 50.6 mph, Trapped! It landed on middle and off and turned slightly. Randiv was leaning forward, looking to defend but pushed outside the line. Hawk eye shows that it would have hit the off stump. Dhoni must be a relieved man after dropping him previous ball. Enter Mahela. What a vital partnership this is going to be. 63/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Dravid b Ojha 5 27 18 1 0 27.77
26.5 51.8 mph, Ojha takes out the big fish! What a strike. He flighted it around off and middle, a touch quicker, it gripped and turned. Mahela leaned forward to defend but was beaten by the turn and got the edge. Simple catch to slip. Ojha roars and dashes of on a celebratory run. 77/4
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c †Dhoni b Mithun 83 218 139 6 0 59.71
80.6 And it's Mithun who takes out Samaraweera! What a knock this has been. And he contributed to his own dismissal. It was the last ball of the over and he walked outside the off stump and tried to pull the short ball around the leg stump to fine-leg for a single and retain the strike. Mistake. He ended up gloving it behind. Perhaps, he was wary of letting Mendis play a full over against Ishant with the new ball. Anyway, he is gone now. What a fabulous innings under pressure. The crowd cheer him all the way. Great scenes here. 243/9
View dismissal AD Mathews c Tendulkar b Mishra 5 12 9 1 0 55.55
31.1 50.1 mph, OMG! What is happening out there. It was a low full toss and Angelo hits it straight to midwicket! Indians can't believe it. Angelo too can't believe it. Not that it was even dipping rapidly on him. Hmmm .. Pressure. Strange scenes here. Tension can make you do things you wouldn't do normally. 87/6
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Mishra 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
31.2 48.9 mph, This is all unraveling here pretty quickly. Too quickly, some would say. It landed on the leg stump and straightened. It would have hit the leg stump. The batsman was pushing outside the line. Amit Mishra is on a hat trick here. Indians are jumping and shouting for joy. Now then .. now then.. 87/7
View dismissal SL Malinga lbw b Sehwag 15 40 37 2 0 40.54
42.2 56.7 mph, That quickish delivery does the trick. Sehwag is the one who has gauged this pitch really well. And perhaps, more attuned to his natural pace as well. This one turns in quickly, turns past the defensive waft and hits him back right in front of the middle stump. It would have hit the leg stump Gone! 125/8
View dismissal BAW Mendis c Raina b Mishra 78 175 157 10 1 49.68
85.2 He charges down the track and smashes it hard and low to short extra cover where Raina takes a very good sharp catch. Mendis throws his head back, looks up at the skies and laughs. That will be an image forever tattooed on those who have watched the game. That Mendis laughter. It was a special knock. 267/10
UWMBCA Welegedara not out 4 21 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 4, w 4, nb 6) 14
  Total (all out; 85.2 overs; 359 mins) 267 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket A Mithun 8 1 22 1 2.75 35 3 0
80.6 to Samaraweera, And it's Mithun who takes out Samaraweera! What a knock this has been. And he contributed to his own dismissal. It was the last ball of the over and he walked outside the off stump and tried to pull the short ball around the leg stump to fine-leg for a single and retain the strike. Mistake. He ended up gloving it behind. Perhaps, he was wary of letting Mendis play a full over against Ishant with the new ball. Anyway, he is gone now. What a fabulous innings under pressure. The crowd cheer him all the way. Great scenes here. 243/9
  I Sharma 17 3 54 0 3.17 78 7 0 (4nb, 4w)
View wickets PP Ojha 28 5 89 3 3.17 113 8 1
20.5 to Randiv, 50.6 mph, Trapped! It landed on middle and off and turned slightly. Randiv was leaning forward, looking to defend but pushed outside the line. Hawk eye shows that it would have hit the off stump. Dhoni must be a relieved man after dropping him previous ball. Enter Mahela. What a vital partnership this is going to be. 63/3
26.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, 51.8 mph, Ojha takes out the big fish! What a strike. He flighted it around off and middle, a touch quicker, it gripped and turned. Mahela leaned forward to defend but was beaten by the turn and got the edge. Simple catch to slip. Ojha roars and dashes of on a celebratory run. 77/4
28.3 to Sangakkara, 46.3 mph, Oh dear! what has Sanga done! Oh boy! There was a backward square-leg fielder in place, obviously for the top-edged sweep shot. This was a long hop almost. A rank short ball. What does Sanga do? He swivels for the pull but drags it straight to that man behind square-leg. Indians obviously erupt in joy. Sanga looks stunned. He holed out to long-on in the first innings and now this. what a vital vital moment this. 78/5
View wickets V Sehwag 15 0 51 3 3.40 61 5 0
9.5 to Paranavitana, 56.7 mph, Sehwag strikes! It was turning away from the off stump, from a length, Paranavitana chose to go back and jabbed at it. Thin edge and Dhoni pouches it safely. Sehwag jumps for joy. 32/1
11.6 to Dilshan, 55.1 mph, And talking of short-leg fielders, here is a gem from VIjay. Sehwag again with the magic trick. It landed around middle and leg and turned. Dilshan leaned forward to defend and got an inside edge on to his pad. The ball popped close on the leg side and Vijay dived with an outstretched left hand and took a fab catch! Solkar would have approved. Sri Lanka lose two. 39/2
42.2 to Malinga, 56.7 mph, That quickish delivery does the trick. Sehwag is the one who has gauged this pitch really well. And perhaps, more attuned to his natural pace as well. This one turns in quickly, turns past the defensive waft and hits him back right in front of the middle stump. It would have hit the leg stump Gone! 125/8
View wickets A Mishra 17.2 1 47 3 2.71 72 3 0 (2nb)
31.1 to Mathews, 50.1 mph, OMG! What is happening out there. It was a low full toss and Angelo hits it straight to midwicket! Indians can't believe it. Angelo too can't believe it. Not that it was even dipping rapidly on him. Hmmm .. Pressure. Strange scenes here. Tension can make you do things you wouldn't do normally. 87/6
31.2 to HAPW Jayawardene, 48.9 mph, This is all unraveling here pretty quickly. Too quickly, some would say. It landed on the leg stump and straightened. It would have hit the leg stump. The batsman was pushing outside the line. Amit Mishra is on a hat trick here. Indians are jumping and shouting for joy. Now then .. now then.. 87/7
85.2 to Mendis, He charges down the track and smashes it hard and low to short extra cover where Raina takes a very good sharp catch. Mendis throws his head back, looks up at the skies and laughs. That will be an image forever tattooed on those who have watched the game. That Mendis laughter. It was a special knock. 267/10
  India 2nd innings (target: 257 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv 27 68 53 3 0 50.94
15.2 54.4 mph, No 3 for Randiv! He is rocking here. He got this one to turn and bounce on the leg and middle line. There was a backward short-leg in place but Vijay went for that loose clip shot that one plays normally if there was no fielder there. Mahela takes a good low catch.Vijay wasn't sure it was taken cleanly. And it was refer ed upstairs. Numerous replays were seen and it has been given out. Mahela had no doubt that he had taken it cleanly. Replays weren't of great quality. The angles ie. But my gut feel, as if that matters!, is that it was out. 49/3
View dismissal V Sehwag c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
1.5 52.7 mph, The big wicket is down. Sehwag out for a duck. The crowd roar. And roar. What a game-breaking moment this. It was from round the stumps, it landed around off and it didn't turn in. Sehwag thought it would and went forward to defend. It took the edge and went to Mahela who pouches it safely. And he spreads his arms in joy! 10/1
View dismissal R Dravid b Randiv 7 32 22 0 0 31.81
9.1 53.6 mph, And Rahul Dravid is gone. He stands there, looking very very disappointed. The fielders rush past him to celebrate. He stands there, head down. He can't believe it. What a way to go too. It turned from around off stump, Dravid gets back to defend and tries to play with soft hands. It lands near his feet. To his horror, the ball spins back after it lands and he tries to kick it away but fails. The ball moves past his right leg and falls on the stumps. He walks away slowly from the scene, drops his bat once, picks it up and goes away. Tendulkar walks past him. 27/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv 54 186 122 3 0 44.26
51.3 53.9 mph, Now then .. Now then.. Those asking for drama get what they want. Sachin Tendulkar is out. It was flighted just outside leg stump from round the stumps and he went for his hard thumping sweep shot. Pras went to his left,collected it and went up in appeal. It seemed to have brushed his glove. Gone! What a moment this. Tendulkar trudges off slowly. Smart work from Prasanna. It touched the gloves and he took it. And it's of course Randiv who does the damage. What a game he has had. 171/5
View dismissal I Sharma c Sangakkara b Randiv 4 27 26 0 0 15.38
21.3 52.6 mph, Randiv is da Maan. What a game he is having. He rips a flighted loopy delivery around off and middle and Ishant flicks it straight to short midwicket. Ishant has been looking very edgy right from the start and he is gone now. He made contact with the top half of the bat 62/4
VVS Laxman not out 103 203 149 12 0 69.12
SK Raina not out 41 73 45 4 1 91.11
Extras (b 5, lb 6, w 2, nb 9) 22
  Total (5 wickets; 68.3 overs; 302 mins) 258 (3.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 12 1 49 0 4.08 47 6 0 (3nb, 1w)
View wickets S Randiv 29 3 82 5 2.82 120 7 0 (1nb)
1.5 to Sehwag, 52.7 mph, The big wicket is down. Sehwag out for a duck. The crowd roar. And roar. What a game-breaking moment this. It was from round the stumps, it landed around off and it didn't turn in. Sehwag thought it would and went forward to defend. It took the edge and went to Mahela who pouches it safely. And he spreads his arms in joy! 10/1
9.1 to Dravid, 53.6 mph, And Rahul Dravid is gone. He stands there, looking very very disappointed. The fielders rush past him to celebrate. He stands there, head down. He can't believe it. What a way to go too. It turned from around off stump, Dravid gets back to defend and tries to play with soft hands. It lands near his feet. To his horror, the ball spins back after it lands and he tries to kick it away but fails. The ball moves past his right leg and falls on the stumps. He walks away slowly from the scene, drops his bat once, picks it up and goes away. Tendulkar walks past him. 27/2
15.2 to Vijay, 54.4 mph, No 3 for Randiv! He is rocking here. He got this one to turn and bounce on the leg and middle line. There was a backward short-leg in place but Vijay went for that loose clip shot that one plays normally if there was no fielder there. Mahela takes a good low catch.Vijay wasn't sure it was taken cleanly. And it was refer ed upstairs. Numerous replays were seen and it has been given out. Mahela had no doubt that he had taken it cleanly. Replays weren't of great quality. The angles ie. But my gut feel, as if that matters!, is that it was out. 49/3
21.3 to Sharma, 52.6 mph, Randiv is da Maan. What a game he is having. He rips a flighted loopy delivery around off and middle and Ishant flicks it straight to short midwicket. Ishant has been looking very edgy right from the start and he is gone now. He made contact with the top half of the bat 62/4
51.3 to Tendulkar, 53.9 mph, Now then .. Now then.. Those asking for drama get what they want. Sachin Tendulkar is out. It was flighted just outside leg stump from round the stumps and he went for his hard thumping sweep shot. Pras went to his left,collected it and went up in appeal. It seemed to have brushed his glove. Gone! What a moment this. Tendulkar trudges off slowly. Smart work from Prasanna. It touched the gloves and he took it. And it's of course Randiv who does the damage. What a game he has had. 171/5
  AD Mathews 2 0 5 0 2.50 8 0 0
  UWMBCA Welegedara 8.3 2 34 0 4.00 35 2 1 (4nb, 1w)
  BAW Mendis 14 0 65 0 4.64 45 6 0 (1nb)
  TM Dilshan 3 0 12 0 4.00 9 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series drawn 1-1
Player of the match - VVS Laxman (India)
Player of the series - V Sehwag (India)
Umpires - SJA Taufel (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - HDPK Dharmasena
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella
Close of play
  • Tue, 3 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 293/4 (TT Samaraweera 65*, AD Mathews 26*, 86.5 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Aug - day 2 - India 1st innings 180/2 (V Sehwag 97*, SR Tendulkar 40*, 35 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 45/2 (KC Sangakkara 12*, S Randiv 0*, 16 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 53/3 (SR Tendulkar 11*, I Sharma 2*, 18 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 258/5 (68.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 36/1 in 11.4 overs (TM Dilshan 22, KC Sangakkara 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (87 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (TM Dilshan 21, KC Sangakkara 27, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (150 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 102/2 in 24.3 overs (KC Sangakkara 48)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 147/2 in 40.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 67, DPMD Jayawardene 20)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 40.6 overs (255 balls), Extras 11
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (KC Sangakkara 24, DPMD Jayawardene 21, Ex 6)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 194/3 in 55.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 39, TT Samaraweera 18)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 56.1 overs (348 balls), Extras 13
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 21, TT Samaraweera 30, Ex 2)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 140 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 235/3 in 71.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 55, TT Samaraweera 36)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 75.5 overs (471 balls), Extras 22
    • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 112 balls (5 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 274/4 after 82.1 overs (TT Samaraweera 55, AD Mathews 17)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (TT Samaraweera 23, AD Mathews 25, Ex 2)
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 293/4 in 86.5 overs (TT Samaraweera 65, AD Mathews 26)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 293/4 in 86.5 overs (TT Samaraweera 65, AD Mathews 26)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 88.5 overs (549 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 330/4 in 100.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 77, AD Mathews 45)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 108.1 overs (667 balls), Extras 29
    • TT Samaraweera: 100 off 229 balls (10 x 4)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 369/6 in 117.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 104, S Randiv 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 131.5 overs (809 balls), Extras 34
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 407/8 in 135.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 125, BAW Mendis 2)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 425/10 in 138.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 137)
    • India 1st innings
    • Tea: India - 28/0 in 7.0 overs (M Vijay 6, V Sehwag 21)
    • India: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (69 balls), Extras 1
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 44 balls (11 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 92/2 in 17.4 overs (V Sehwag 52)
    • India: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (124 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (V Sehwag 22, SR Tendulkar 29, Ex 1)
    • India: 150 runs in 29.6 overs (185 balls), Extras 5
    • Bad Light: India - 180/2 in 35.0 overs (V Sehwag 97, SR Tendulkar 40)
    • End Of Day: India - 180/2 in 35.0 overs (V Sehwag 97, SR Tendulkar 40)
    • V Sehwag: 100 off 90 balls (18 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 41.3 overs (255 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: India - 216/4 in 49.0 overs (VVS Laxman 12, SK Raina 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (VVS Laxman 20, SK Raina 27, Ex 3)
    • India: 250 runs in 55.6 overs (342 balls), Extras 14
    • Lunch: India - 282/4 in 64.0 overs (VVS Laxman 42, SK Raina 39)
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 79 balls (6 x 4)
    • India: 300 runs in 67.3 overs (411 balls), Extras 14
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 164 balls (VVS Laxman 51, SK Raina 47, Ex 3)
    • SK Raina: 50 off 96 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 341/6 in 79.0 overs (MS Dhoni 9, A Mithun 11)
    • India: 350 runs in 81.1 overs (494 balls), Extras 18
    • New Ball Taken: India 360/7 after 85.1 overs (A Mithun 18, A Mishra 4)
    • Tea: India - 378/7 in 90.0 overs (A Mithun 26, A Mishra 12)
    • India: 400 runs in 95.6 overs (585 balls), Extras 21
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (A Mithun 21, A Mishra 26, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: India - 433/9 in 104.2 overs (I Sharma 6)
    • Innings Break: India - 436/10 in 106.1 overs (PP Ojha 1)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 45/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 12, S Randiv 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.6 overs (105 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 78/5 in 28.3 overs (TT Samaraweera 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (216 balls), Extras 10
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 143/8 in 44.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 33, BAW Mendis 10)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 46.6 overs (291 balls), Extras 13
    • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 79 balls (6 x 4)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (TT Samaraweera 32, BAW Mendis 16, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 188/8 in 61.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 63, BAW Mendis 24)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 63.6 overs (394 balls), Extras 14
    • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 192 balls (TT Samaraweera 52, BAW Mendis 45, Ex 3)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 225/8 in 74.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 78, BAW Mendis 45)
    • BAW Mendis: 50 off 122 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 241/8 after 80.1 overs (TT Samaraweera 82, BAW Mendis 57)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 81.2 overs (498 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 267/10 in 85.2 overs (UWMBCA Welegedara 4)
    • India 2nd innings
    • India: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 6
    • End Of Day: India - 53/3 in 18.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 11, I Sharma 2)
    • Drinks: India - 93/4 in 32.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 32, VVS Laxman 14)
    • India: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (206 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (SR Tendulkar 23, VVS Laxman 28, Ex 2)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 106 balls (3 x 4)
    • Lunch: India - 145/4 in 47.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 50, VVS Laxman 46)
    • India: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (294 balls), Extras 12
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 81 balls (4 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 173 balls (SR Tendulkar 38, VVS Laxman 55, Ex 7)
    • India: 200 runs in 57.6 overs (358 balls), Extras 21
    • Drinks: India - 203/5 in 59.0 overs (VVS Laxman 79, SK Raina 11)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (VVS Laxman 25, SK Raina 25, Ex 2)
    • VVS Laxman: 100 off 146 balls (12 x 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 68.0 overs (419 balls), Extras 22
 
Print this page
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships


Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match Coverage


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
Others