The Kotla pitch fiasco

'It's a hair transplant pitch'

The unsafe pitch for the fifth India-Sri Lanka ODI, at the Kotla, had the players, the press and officials in a tizzy

India v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Delhi

'We never expected the pitch to behave like that'

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene provides an eyewitness account of the pitch fiasco at the Feroz Shah Kotla during the final ODI against India

Sri Lanka in India 2009-10

Sri Lanka need not panic

Sangakkara's men cannot afford to go into survival mode. They need their core to step up drive the team forward with an eye on the World Cup

India v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Delhi

Toe to head in one over

How the variable bounce led to the calling off of play. Excerpts from Cricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary

After the deluge

Batting after a side has put up a 600-plus total calls for mental and physical fortitude