Sri Lanka in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v Sri Lanka

India won by an innings and 144 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

102.6

Mendis to Laxman, no run, targeting the off stump, went straight on and Laxman defended it cautiously back onto the pitch

India 464/3   VVS Laxman 0* (1b)

103.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, tossed it up on the off stump, driven through to mid-on

103.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, pushed him back with one that was bowled short and turned in sharply, defended back to the bowler

103.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, opens his account with a nudge behind square, turned in and he played it off the back foot

India 470/3   VVS Laxman 1* (4b)

104.1

Mendis to Laxman, no run, bowled it full on the off, pushed it towards extra cover off the front foot

104.2

Mendis to Laxman, no run

104.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, tossed it up outside off, reaches forward and defends it solidly towards cover

104.4

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, bowled it full and quick on middle, driven off the front foot wide of mid-on for a single

India 471/3   VVS Laxman 2* (8b)

105.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, wristily done, rocks back and works it behind square for a single

105.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, came on to him pretty slowly there, at 79.5 kmph, rocked forward, took it on the half-volley and defended it on the pitch

India 479/3   VVS Laxman 3* (10b)

107.1

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, punched off the back foot wide of cover for a single

India 480/3   VVS Laxman 4* (11b)

108.2

Mendis to Laxman, FOUR, the straighter one, spotted it, saw that it didn't turn and just opened the face at the right time to knock it behind point for a boundary

108.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, bowled it at 93.3 kmph, straight on middle, gets forward and defends it to the bowler

108.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, the offspinner but misdirected, down the leg side, tries to work it behind square but can't get his bat to it

108.5

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, whipped away off the back foot through square leg for a single

India 493/3   VVS Laxman 9* (15b 1x4)

109.1

Herath to Laxman, no run, tossed it up on the off stump, defended watchfully on the pitch

109.2

Herath to Laxman, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

109.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, didn't turn, he played outside the line to that one, caught the inside half of the bat and rolled into the leg side

109.4

Herath to Laxman, no run, quicker one this time, short on the off, punched to cover from the crease

109.5

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, straight on middle, pushes him back and he whips it stylishly to deep midwicket for a single

India 498/3   VVS Laxman 10* (20b 1x4)

110.3

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, bowled it on the pads, tickled past the close-in fielder on the leg side for a single

India 503/3   VVS Laxman 11* (21b 1x4)

111.1

Herath to Laxman, no run, flighted on the off stump, driven off the front foot to extra cover

111.2

Herath to Laxman, no run, played firmly again, came off the middle but couldn't beat those two catchers on the off side

111.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, shortish on the off, nudges it towards point

111.4

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, overpitched on the off stump, driven wide of mid-on for a single

India 508/3   VVS Laxman 12* (25b 1x4)

112.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, gets back and turns it down towards square leg

112.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, gets it past that fielder this time, a single behind square

112.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, tossed it up outside off, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

112.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, countered the turn by closing the face and turning it to midwicket

India 510/3   VVS Laxman 13* (29b 1x4)

113.2

Herath to Laxman, OUT, run-out in the most unfortunate circumstances, flighted on middle, Laxman charges down and absolutely drills it back to Herath who drops it but ends up palming the ball onto the stumps at the non-striker's end, where Dravid, who's backed up a fair bit, can't drag his bat back in time

R Dravid run out 144 (280m 226b 15x4 1x6) SR: 63.71

113.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, tossed up on the off, pushed off the front foot to cover

113.4

Herath to Laxman, no run, pitched it up on the off, driven down to mid-on

113.5

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, tickles it past square leg for a single to give the new man the strike

India 512/4   VVS Laxman 14* (33b 1x4)

114.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, shortish outside off, gets back as it turns in and drops it behind point for a single

India 513/4   VVS Laxman 15* (34b 1x4)

115.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, ooh, didn't pick the one that spun away, landed on a good length on the off and he played for the turn into him, was beaten as it went past the outside edge

115.5

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, fends it away into the leg side in the direction of square leg for a single

India 516/4   VVS Laxman 16* (36b 1x4)

116.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, plenty of turn there, shortish outside off, waits for it to get to him and whips it past mid-on for a single

India 519/4   VVS Laxman 17* (37b 1x4)

117.1

Mendis to Laxman, no run, flighted outside off, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

117.2

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, a touch too straight, short on middle and leg, worked away behind square into the deep for a single

India 520/4   VVS Laxman 18* (39b 1x4)

118.2

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, sweetly timed, just a firm push as he leaned forward to a flighted delivery bowled outside off, placed it into that gap between extra cover and mid-off and earned himself a boundary

118.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, came onto him a little slowly, moved back and turned it to square leg, there's no single on offer

118.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-on for a single

India 533/4   VVS Laxman 23* (42b 2x4)

119.1

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, the straighter one there, nudges it behind point for a single

119.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, pitched it up on the off stump, defended with a reach onto the pitch

119.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, much slower through the air, gets to the pitch and drops it into the leg side

119.5

Mendis to Laxman, no run, overpitched outside off, driven cleanly but straight to extra cover

119.6

Mendis to Laxman, no run, tossed it up on middle, defended with a still head towards cover

India 535/4   VVS Laxman 24* (47b 2x4)

120.5

Welegedara to Laxman, FOUR, reaches across to a ball well outside off, gets an outside edge which flies wide of first slip and runs away for four

120.6

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, well outside off again, Laxman is content to leave it alone this time

India 540/4   VVS Laxman 28* (49b 3x4)

121.2

Mendis to Laxman, no run, fired in full on middle, Laxman digs it out towards the off side

121.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, a touch shorter, on offstump this time, punching towards short cover

121.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, similar delivery from Mendis, Laxman stretches forward and defends

121.5

Mendis to Laxman, no run, on middle and off, more watchful defence from Laxman

121.6

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, outside off, Laxman leans across and taps the ball towards sweeper cover

India 542/4   VVS Laxman 29* (54b 3x4)

122.1

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, full ball on middle and off, Laxman cracks it back towards the bowler, who steps on it to stop it, well timed by the batsman

122.2

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, Laxman is opened up a touch by that offstump delivery, he was looking to play it to leg, ends up pushing it back towards the bowler

122.3

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, good change from the bowler, surprises Laxman with the bouncer, just to make him think twice before jumping onto the front foot

122.4

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, short of length, pitching on off and slanting across the batsman, who shoulders arms

122.5

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, wider outside off, again Laxman is happy to leave it to the keeper

122.6

Welegedara to Laxman, 1 run, Laxman continues to keep the strike by easing the ball towards cover for a single, not much footwork as he played that shot

India 543/4   VVS Laxman 30* (60b 3x4)

123.1

Mendis to Laxman, no run, on the pads, blocked to the leg side

123.2

Mendis to Laxman, no run, gets forward and defends towards cover this time

123.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, tossed up by Mendis, pitching on off and turning away, Laxman pushes it towards mid-off

123.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, full and just outside off, driven towards cover

123.5

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, same length, on middle this time, a typical Laxman wristy stroke sends the ball towards wide mid-on, calls early for the single

India 544/4   VVS Laxman 31* (65b 3x4)

124.1

Welegedara to Laxman, 1 run, length ball just outside off, crunched towards cover point for a single

124.3

Welegedara to Laxman, 1 run, well outside off, Laxman doesn't bother with footwork as he reaches out and pokes it behind backward point

124.5

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, length ball just outside off, Laxman gets on the front foot and drives it towards Dilshan at backward point

124.6

Welegedara to Laxman, FOUR, lovely shot from Laxman to end the over, no power behind that at all, still it speeds away for four, slightly overpitched delivery, Laxman caresses it past wide mid-on

India 552/4   VVS Laxman 37* (69b 4x4)

125.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, length ball. legbreak pitching on off, Laxman stretches forward and defends to the off side

125.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, Laxman misses out on that one, tossed up delivery ends as a low full toss, Laxman wallops it to short cover

125.5

Mendis to Laxman, no run, flicks this one towards midwicket

125.6

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, a touch of width, driven to sweeper cover for a single to retain the strike

India 554/4   VVS Laxman 38* (73b 4x4)

126.1

Welegedara to Laxman, no run, slanting across Laxman, inside-edge rolls towards the keeper

126.2

Welegedara to Laxman, 2 runs, beautiful shot from Laxman, so easy on the eye when he plays the drives, this time he can't find the boundary, long-off has time to cut the balloff

126.3

Welegedara to Laxman, 1 run, wide outside off, driven towards backward point this time

India 557/4   VVS Laxman 41* (76b 4x4)

127.1

Mendis to Laxman, no run, full ball on middle and leg, turned towards the leg side

127.2

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, legbreak this time, pitching just outside off, blocked towards backward point

127.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, this one came back into the batsman, Laxman defends, the ball bounces once before dropping dead at his feet

127.5

Mendis to Laxman, 2 runs, leans across and guides that one to sweeper cover

127.6

Mendis to Laxman, no run, on middle and leg, defended by Laxman

India 561/4   VVS Laxman 44* (81b 4x4)

128.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, Laxman stands tall and guides a legstump ball towards short fine leg

128.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, gets nicely forward and eases the ball towards mid-on for a single

India 565/4   VVS Laxman 45* (83b 4x4)

129.1

Mendis to Laxman, no run, fired fast down the leg side, well taken by Prasanna

129.2

Mendis to Laxman, no run, short ball on off, Laxman clubs it towards mid-on

129.3

Mendis to Laxman, no run, on middle and leg, defended towards the leg side

129.4

Mendis to Laxman, no run, well fielded by Mendis, dives to his left to stop a drive from Laxman

129.5

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, quick legbreak from Mendis, 97.5kmh, steered towards backward point

India 572/4   VVS Laxman 46* (88b 4x4)

130.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, just outside off, Laxman leans across and taps it towards square leg

India 575/4   VVS Laxman 47* (89b 4x4)

131.1

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run

131.5

Mendis to Laxman, 1 run, the batsman jog through for a single after Laxman pushes the ball with soft hands towards cover

India 586/4   VVS Laxman 49* (91b 4x4)

132.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, sharp turn for Murali, Laxman gets on the backfoot and glances the ball towards backward square leg for a single to get his half-century

132.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, much better form Murali this time, length ball pitching just outside off, Laxman stretches forward and defends

India 590/4   VVS Laxman 50* (93b 4x4)

133.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, blocked towards the leg side off the front foot

133.4

Herath to Laxman, no run, full ball outside off, punched towards short cover

133.5

Herath to Laxman, no run, and again, similar ball, pushed towards the same fielder

133.6

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, this time Laxman reaches across and pokes the ball in front of point

India 592/4   VVS Laxman 51* (97b 4x4)

134.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, whipped away towards midwicket

134.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, tossed up by Murali, Laxman is quickly down the track and cracks that past a diving mid-off for four

India 598/4   VVS Laxman 56* (99b 5x4)

135.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, angling in towards the off stump, dabbed in front of cover on the front foot

135.4

Herath to Laxman, no run

135.5

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, flighted it, bowled it full on middle, worked away through to deep midwicket for a single, brings up the 600

India 600/4   VVS Laxman 57* (102b 5x4)

136.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, angling in towards middle and turning down, Laxman rocks back and works it behind square for a single

136.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, trying to induce him into playing the drive, tosses it up on the off stump, Laxman reaches forward and pushes it to mid-on

136.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, whipped off the back foot towards square leg

136.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, gets forward and drills it back past the diving Murali for a single, slightly uppish but safe

India 603/4   VVS Laxman 59* (106b 5x4)

137.4

Herath to Laxman, no run, flighted on middle and off, takes it on the full and swats it to mid-on

137.5

Herath to Laxman, 1 run, flicked away from the crease wide of mid-on for a single

India 608/4   VVS Laxman 60* (108b 5x4)

138.1

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, landed outside off, turned in, flicked away off the back foot through square

138.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, waited for it to turn in and jabbed it behind point for a single

India 611/4   VVS Laxman 62* (110b 5x4)

139.1

Herath to Laxman, no run, appeal for lbw, targeting middle and leg, kept a little low, went on with the arm and held its line, Laxman bent low to defend, appeared to miss and was struck in line. the only thing that could have saved him there was an inside edge and the replay didn't indicate he got that, lucky to survive

139.2

Herath to Laxman, no run

139.3

Herath to Laxman, no run, shortish on the off, punched towards cover

139.4

Herath to Laxman, no run

139.5

Herath to Laxman, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward and defends it solidly

139.6

Herath to Laxman, no run, flighted on the off stump, gets to the pitch and blocks it confidently

India 611/4   VVS Laxman 62* (116b 5x4)

140.3

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, tossed up on middle, driven firmly but straight to midwicket

140.4

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, rocks forward to that flattish delivery and taps it into the leg side

140.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, no run, moves across to nudge it behind square, spins sharply to beat the attempt, Prasanna collects it well down the leg side

140.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, 1 run, tossed it up on the off stump, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

India 613/4   VVS Laxman 63* (120b 5x4)

141.1

Herath to Laxman, OUT, Laxman's been sent back! Tempted by the flighted delivery, came down the track and tried to clear mid-off, mistimed it straight to him, got to the pitch but didn't connect well enough, falls for the bait, Dilshan takes it easily

VVS Laxman c Dilshan b Herath 63 (150m 121b 5x4 0x6) SR: 52.06

India 613/5   VVS Laxman 63 (121b 5x4)
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Series Results
India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai (BS) - Dec 2-6, 2009
India won by an innings and 24 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Kanpur - Nov 24-27, 2009
India won by an innings and 144 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad - Nov 16-20, 2009
Match drawn
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Nov 27, 2009

Pragyan Ojha gets the congratulations from MS Dhoni as India walk off victorious, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Kanpur, 4th day, November 27, 2009

Pragyan Ojha gets the congratulations from MS Dhoni as India walk off victorious

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Nov 27, 2009

Sreesanth with the match ball, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Kanpur, 4th day, November 27, 2009

Sreesanth with the match ball

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