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

0.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir's off the mark, swinging away from him, bowled full outside off, just tapped it in front of cover and raced off, third consecutive first-ball single for Gambhir in this series

0.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run

0.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, 3 runs, three to the score, bowling it shortish on hos body and Gambhir just clips it away through square leg

India 5/0   G Gambhir 4* (3b)

1.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, bowling it full on the off, trying to bring it into the batsman, defended to mid-off

1.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, in the channel outside off, holding back his length just a touch, Gambhir prods forward and shoulders arms

1.3

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, straight on middle, appeared to hold its line, at 135 kmph, kept a little low, turned away to square leg

1.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, bowled it full on the off, gets to the pitch and defends it towards cover

1.5

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, some late movement into the batsman there, taken a little by surprise is the left-hander, closes the face at the last moment and clips it uppishly behind square

India 6/0   G Gambhir 5* (8b)

2.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, FOUR, angling it in towards middle, some late movement again, squared him up a little, tried to play forward, it takes a thick outside edge between the slips and gully to the boundary

2.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, in the corridor, trying to induce him into playing the drive, Gambhir isn't bothered

2.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, through that gap again but there's a third man in place now, a squarish one, opens the face and guides it wide of the diving slip

India 11/0   G Gambhir 10* (11b 1x4)

4.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, a touch too wide there, Gambhir doesn't bother chasing it, he's getting some away movement but needs to get much closer to the stumps

4.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, just like that, draws him forward but Gambhir is equal to the task, presenting the full face while defending it to extra cover

4.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length outside off, keeps a little low there, Gambhir lets it be

4.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, bangs it in, short on the off and Gambhir backs away but he would have wanted it to bounce more, the bowler

4.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, shortish outside off, chops it down towards a deepish point who cuts off the single, more a flying point, just like you have a flying slip

4.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, FOUR, gets it wide of him this time, deliberately done, short of a good length outside off, opens the face at the right time to get it behind slip and the point fielder for a boundary

India 16/0   G Gambhir 14* (17b 2x4)

6.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 no ball, oversteps, short of a good length on middle, gets back to defend it on the pitch, gets an inside edge onto his pads

6.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, in the channel outside off, Gambhir is drawn out and defends it watchfully to extra cover

6.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, fullish on the off, defended with bat close to pads towards extra cover, solidly done

6.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, FOUR, nicely done, pitched it up, a touch wide and Gambhir had to reach for it but he had no trouble easing it through the covers, just a firm push and it raced away

6.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, hurling it short on leg stump, moved back in to strike him on the thighs as he tried to work it square

6.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, strikes him on the pads as he comes forward to defend, a stifled appeal, it moved in from outside off but caught him outside the line

India 23/0   G Gambhir 18* (23b 3x4)

7.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, probing him outside off, Gambhir is biding away his time, leaving it alone

7.3

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, straight, on the stumps this time, defended with a still head back towards the bowler

7.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, lands on a good length on the off, defended from the crease back to Angelo

7.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, fullish on the off stump, appeared to hold its line, defended cautiously towards cover off the front foot

7.6

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on the off, punched to extra cover

India 24/0   G Gambhir 18* (28b 3x4)

8.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir gets a bit of an outside edge down to third man

8.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, good length ball angling into the left-hander, defended on the back foot

8.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir moves back and taps the ball towards point for a single

India 28/0   G Gambhir 21* (31b 3x4)

9.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, full ball outside off stump, played towards gully

9.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, full length on the pads, flicked off the pads towards midwicket, straight to the fielder though

9.3

Mathews to Gambhir, 2 runs, lovely timing and placement, Gambhir eases forward and pushes the ball through the gap between extra cover and mid off, Murali gives chases and reaches it just inside the boundary

9.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and straight, Gambhir jumps on to the back foot and blocks

9.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, good length from Mathews, angling across the left hander, Gambhir lets it go

9.6

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, good length and straight, Gambhir taps it towards the leg side and sets off

India 31/0   G Gambhir 24* (37b 3x4)

10.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, fishing for it outside off as it zips away and is beaten, whizzes past the outside edge

10.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, short and wide, there to cut, he tries to slash it but can't reach, missed out there

10.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, he leaves it be and gets to the keeper on the second bounce

10.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, angling it in towards middle and leg, gets behind it and drops it towards midwicket

10.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, tried to get it to shape away from the left-hander, doesn't, holds its line and Gambhir lets it be

10.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, gets it to move away this time but it's a touch too wide, left alone

India 31/0   G Gambhir 24* (43b 3x4)

12.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, a newish ball now, leaves the left-hander and Gambhir lets it go, a slight puff of dust as it lands, hmm

12.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, held it back a hint, shaping away again and Gambhir doesn't go after it

12.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot short of extra cover

12.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, too wide, not much bounce either, bowled at 131 kmph, Gambhir makes the keeper work for his pay

12.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, fullish outside off, opens the face to guide it behind Angelo at that deepish point for a couple of runs

12.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off, moves away a hint, Prasanna into the act again

India 41/0   G Gambhir 26* (49b 3x4)

14.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, lands on a good length on the off, gets forward and defends it towards cover

14.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, moves back to turn it into the leg side, gets an inside edge onto his pads as it kept a little low

14.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, targeting leg stump, knocks it down into the leg side behind square for a single, clipped his pads actually, just a single it is

14.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, banged in short on the off, Gambhir knocks it down into the leg side in front of midwicket for a easy single

India 52/0   G Gambhir 27* (53b 3x4)

15.1

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, is welcomed with a boundary, is tossed up, takes it on the half-volley by stepping out of the crease and driving it through extra cover

15.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, turned in from a good length outside off, countered it by coming down the track and just pushing it to mid-on for a single

15.4

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, poor start, short outside off, waited for it to turn in and slapped it through the covers for a boundary

15.5

Herath to Gambhir, no run, comes round the wicket and bowls it on a good length on the off, defended with a lunge to cover

15.6

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, Herath has been smashed around in his first over, gave it some air and invited Gambhir out of the crease, he took the challenge, getting to the pitch and launching him over mid-on

India 66/0   G Gambhir 40* (58b 6x4)

16.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, beats Gambhir this time with one that moved away just a touch and kept a little low, Gambhir didn't move his feet much there

16.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, much fuller, in the channel outside off and he leaves it be

India 67/0   G Gambhir 40* (60b 6x4)

18.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, inducing Gambhir to play the drive and he obliges but hits it straight to mid-off

18.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, quicker through the air, bowled full on leg stump, gets his right foot out of the way and defends it with confidence

18.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, outside off this time, defended with a bit of a reach towards cover

India 79/0   G Gambhir 40* (63b 6x4)

19.2

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, bowled full on middle, reaches forward and pushes it back to the bowler

19.3

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, hurled it on middle, Gambhir works it away behind square for one more

India 81/0   G Gambhir 41* (65b 6x4)

20.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs, steps out of his crease and drives that flighted delivery through mid-on, Dilshan, surprisingly, misfields and allows them a couple of runs

20.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, FOUR, charged down the track while simultaneously making room, took it on the full and drove it wide of extra cover and beat mid-off to the ropes

20.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run

20.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs, a misdirected doosra, on leg stump and he turns it away to fine leg without difficulty, two more to the score

India 95/0   G Gambhir 49* (69b 7x4)

21.4

Mendis to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir gets to his fifty with a tap wide of cover off the back foot, his 11th half-century

21.5

Mendis to Gambhir, no run

21.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, threw it up outside off, Gambhir took it on the full and drove it towards sweeper cover for a single

India 107/0   G Gambhir 52* (72b 7x4)

22.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid-on

22.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, tossed up outside off, bowled full, driven through to cover

22.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, quicker through the air, bowled flat on the off, pushed past the bowler and they steal a quick single towards mid-off

India 108/0   G Gambhir 53* (75b 7x4)

23.1

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, went straight on, bowled shortish outside off and he left it alone

23.2

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, tossed up outside off, goes for the drive but doesn't time it well, straight to extra cover

23.3

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, turned away, the offspinner, short of a good length, dropped off the back foot in front of point for an easy single

India 113/0   G Gambhir 54* (78b 7x4)

24.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, edged and four, not quite, prodding at one outside off but it goes all along the ground, Mathews does well moving to his right from third man to drag it back in

24.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, swinging in a hint, bowled full, pushed it wide of mid-off for a single

24.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, angling it in towards middle and off, drops it in front of cover and thinks of a single but it isn't there

India 121/0   G Gambhir 57* (81b 7x4)

25.3

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched wide of mid-off for a single

25.5

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, the offspinner bowled full outside off, driven straight to extra cover

25.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed it up on the off, drives it inside out wide of mid-off for a single to cap off India's session

India 131/0   G Gambhir 59* (84b 7x4)

26.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, FOUR, the runs keep coming, stepped out of his crease to the first ball after the break, short of a good length on the off, tickled it through square leg to the ropes, that's some confidence

26.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, (no ball) 1 run, concedes a no-ball, short of a good length on middle, turned away to midwicket, an easy single taken

India 137/0   G Gambhir 64* (86b 8x4)

27.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed it up on leg stump, driven to mid-on and steals a single

27.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs, they're doing it easily here, shortish on leg stump, turned away through square leg and they have enough time to come back for the second, they raise 150

27.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, FOUR, beautifully timed, flighted on the off stump, gave it plenty of rip but he got to the pitch by stepping forward and drove it elegantly through the line to beat mid-off

27.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs, two more, shortish outside off, cuts it wide of deep point, attempts to come back for the second and does so comfortably, Dilshan scores a direct-hit from the deep and the umpire palms it off to the third umpire, replays show he was miles in

27.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, lands on a length on middle and off, lunges forward and taps it wide of cover for a single

India 157/0   G Gambhir 74* (91b 9x4)

28.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, getting it to move in, pitched it up on the off, driven hard but straight to mid-on

28.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, came out again and whipped a fullish delivery behind square for a well-run couple

28.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed it off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single

28.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, hurling it short on leg stump, turned away to square leg

India 165/0   G Gambhir 77* (95b 9x4)

29.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, coming round the wicket, bowled full on the off, defended towards cover

29.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted on middle, gets across and pats it wide of midwicket for an easy single

India 169/0   G Gambhir 78* (97b 9x4)

30.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish on the off, drops it wide of the keeper with soft hands and sneaks a single

30.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, pitched it up on the off, pushed it towards extra cover

30.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, finds the gap, lands on a good length outside off, steers it wide of third man behind point for a couple of runs

India 175/0   G Gambhir 81* (100b 9x4)

31.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs, flighted outside off, gets forward and steers it through point into the deep for a couple of runs

31.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, pitched up on the off, driven straight to extra cover

India 182/0   G Gambhir 83* (102b 9x4)

32.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, excellent running, Gambhir stepped out and tried to chop it towards point, got an inside edge into his boot and it dropped dead on the pitch, Sehwag, though, saw an opportunity and rushed through for a single before Welegedara could do any damage

32.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, hurled it short on middle, fends it away into the leg side, saw him coming down and dropped in a bouncer, an attempted one and it worked

32.5

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, hurled it full outside off, came forward and square-drove it straight to point

32.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, dropped short again but outside off, knocks it down towards third man, one more

India 186/0   G Gambhir 85* (106b 9x4)

33.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, flighted from round the wicket just outside off, pushed through to cover

33.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, tossed up and bowled full on the off, driven but straight to extra cover

33.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, kept it flat this time, lands on a good length, defended in front of cover for a quick single

India 187/0   G Gambhir 86* (109b 9x4)

34.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run

34.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up, comes down the track and yorks himself, manages to dig it out wide of midwicket for single

India 192/0   G Gambhir 87* (111b 9x4)

35.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, driven down to long-off for a single, a much more spread-out field now

35.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot in front of cover

35.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, quicker through the air, defended to point

35.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single

India 195/0   G Gambhir 89* (115b 9x4)

36.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, hurling it on a good length on the off, closes the face and pushes it to midwicket

36.2

Herath to Gambhir, no run, came onto him much slower than expected, worked away to midwicket

36.3

Herath to Gambhir, no run, pitched up on middle, pushed away into the leg side

36.4

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run

36.6

Herath to Gambhir, no run, bowled it full on leg stump, driven to midwicket, steps out again but can't pierce the field

India 197/0   G Gambhir 90* (120b 9x4)

38.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it towards mid-off for a single

38.5

Herath to Gambhir, no run, saw him dancing down the track and pushed it a little wide, played back off the front foot

38.6

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through midwicket for a single

India 214/0   G Gambhir 92* (123b 9x4)

39.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted outside off, mistimes a drive but gets it past extra cover for a single

39.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, plenty of singles on offer and they're pinching them with absolute ease, pushed down the ground to long-off

39.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, waits for it to turn away and cuts it to deep point

India 219/0   G Gambhir 95* (126b 9x4)

40.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, stretches forward and gets it wide of midwicket for a single

40.4

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turns it towards square leg for a single

India 224/0   G Gambhir 97* (128b 9x4)

41.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run

41.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside off, taps it down to point

41.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, eased it off the front foot towards deep cover for a single

India 235/1   G Gambhir 99* (131b 9x4)

42.1

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, reaches his eighth Test century in style, coming down the track to that flighted delivery and smashing it past Dravid to the long-off boundary

42.2

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, four more, a bit of extra bounce there but he used it to good effect, short outside off and he cuts it fine behind point to the third-man boundary

42.3

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

India 244/1   G Gambhir 108* (134b 11x4)

43.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, fullish on the off, lunges forward and drops it dead on the pitch

43.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, just a hint of turn away from the left-hander, gets forward and knocks it towards cover

43.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, quickish and flat on the off stump, punched wide of point for a single

India 245/1   G Gambhir 109* (137b 11x4)

44.2

Herath to Gambhir, FOUR, four more, shortish outside off, quickish delivery and he uses it to his advantage, late-cutting it behind point

44.3

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

44.6

Herath to Gambhir, 2 runs, short and wide, cuts it away behind deep point for a couple more to the total

India 257/1   G Gambhir 116* (140b 12x4)

45.3

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside off, turned away, was the offspinner which Gambhir read very late, tried to cut it behind point like he has done plenty of times today, misses, a rare one

45.4

Mendis to Gambhir, 2 runs, turned away into the leg side wide of midwicket for a couple more

45.5

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, nudges it off the front foot wide of extra cover for a quick single

India 261/1   G Gambhir 119* (143b 12x4)

46.1

Dilshan to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a good length, pushed through point for a single into the deep

46.3

Dilshan to Gambhir, 1 run, angling it down the leg stump, turned behind square for one more

India 268/1   G Gambhir 121* (145b 12x4)

47.5

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, the offspinner, goodish length on the off, defended to the close-in fielder on the off side

47.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, bowled full on the off, driven through towards deep cover for a single

India 271/1   G Gambhir 122* (147b 12x4)

48.1

Dilshan to Gambhir, FOUR, short on leg stump, helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary, Mathews had to run a few paces to his left to drag it back but wasn't able to get to it in time

48.2

Dilshan to Gambhir, no run, hurling it on a good length on middle, defended to midwicket

48.3

Dilshan to Gambhir, 2 runs, tossed it up on the off stump, driven into the gap between long-off and deep extra cover for a couple more

48.4

Dilshan to Gambhir, no run, bowled it full on middle, turned away to midwicket

48.5

Dilshan to Gambhir, 1 run, pitched it up on middle, driven down to long-on for one more

India 278/1   G Gambhir 129* (152b 13x4)

49.1

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, hurls it full on the off, too full, driven through to extra cover

49.2

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish on the off, chops it wide of point and calls for quick single, Dravid responds and gets back in time, it's referred to the third umpire after Herath hurls a strong throw and Prasanna takes off the bails but he's well in

India 279/1   G Gambhir 130* (154b 13x4)

50.1

Dilshan to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracked down to deep cover for a single

India 280/1   G Gambhir 131* (155b 13x4)

52.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, pushes it full from round the wicket outside off, leaves it be

52.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, another mis-field at midwicket, Sangakkara this time, tossed up on the off, Gambhir comes down the track and drives it through the captain who makes a mess of a dive to his left for a single

52.5

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length on middle, worked away wide of midwicket for a single

India 292/1   G Gambhir 133* (158b 13x4)

53.1

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended to extra cover, thinks of a single btu Dravid rightly sends him back

53.2

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, the offspinner bowled full on the off, pushed back to the bowler

53.3

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, drops it off the front foot wide of cover, Dravid calls for a single but Gambhir responds quickly, sending him back in time

53.4

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, hurling it full on leg stump, comes down the track and tries to play it towards mid-on, is struck on the pads

53.5

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track while simultaneously attempting to make room, chips it wide of mid-off, risky there with just a few minutes before tea

India 293/1   G Gambhir 134* (163b 13x4)

54.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, flights it on middle and leg, driven through to midwicket

54.2

Herath to Gambhir, no run, gets forward, to the pitch and works it to midwicket

54.3

Herath to Gambhir, no run, comes down the pitch and plays it back to the bowler

54.4

Herath to Gambhir, no run, short of a length on the off, dropped in front of cover

54.5

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed it wide, rocks back and slaps it to deep cover for a single

India 294/1   G Gambhir 135* (168b 13x4)

55.4

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off for a quick single

India 297/1   G Gambhir 136* (169b 13x4)

57.4

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, hurling it on a good length on leg stump, tapped into the leg side

57.5

Mendis to Gambhir, 2 runs, pushing it full on leg stump, tickled really fine for a couple before fine leg cuts it off

57.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, threw it up on middle, driven through the line wide of mid-on, Murali stops it with his foot, just a single

India 303/1   G Gambhir 139* (172b 13x4)

58.1

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut down to deep point for a single

India 304/1   G Gambhir 140* (173b 13x4)

59.3

Mendis to Gambhir, 4 leg byes, down the leg side again, Gambhir looks to tickle it fine but misses, India get four runs anyway as the ball brushes the pad and runs to the fine leg boundary

59.4

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, outside off this time, Gambhir gets forward and defends to the off side

59.5

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, pitching on off and turning away from him, Gambhir watchfully defends

59.6

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, on the pads again, Gambhir clips it towards midwicket

India 312/1   G Gambhir 140* (177b 13x4)

61.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, full and outside off, Gambhir drives firmly to mid-off

India 319/1   G Gambhir 141* (178b 13x4)

62.1

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir charges down the track and defends a flighted delivery from Herath

62.3

Herath to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir is again quick to come down the track, defends to the leg side this time

62.4

Herath to Gambhir, no run, again he waltzes down the pitch, punches the ball to mid-off

62.5

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads this time, easy single after tucking the ball to midwicket

India 322/1   G Gambhir 143* (182b 13x4)

63.1

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir cracks the ball towards backward point, where it is well fielded

63.2

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, low full toss and Gambhir clubs it to mid-on

63.4

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, the conventional offspinner from Mendis, Gambhir gets forward and defends

63.5

Mendis to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir, as he has all along, was quick down the track, he blasts a fullish ball wide of mid-off for four

63.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 2 runs, length ball, Gamnbhir eases it towards mid-off, where Mathews misfields to let Gambhir reach his 150

India 330/1   G Gambhir 150* (187b 14x4)

64.4

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, runs continue to flow, turned behind square leg for a single

India 336/1   G Gambhir 151* (188b 14x4)

65.1

Mendis to Gambhir, no run, played with soft hands towards cover

65.2

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward and turns the ball towards mid-on, takes a quick single

65.6

Mendis to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir takes a step down the track and eases the ball towards mid-off

India 339/1   G Gambhir 153* (191b 14x4)

66.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir, as usual, was on the charge, bowler saw that and pushed it wide, Gambhir can only play it back to the bowler

66.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, rocks onto the backfoot and carves it behind point

66.4

Herath to Gambhir, no run, again Gambhir takes a few paces down the pitch, gets to the pitch of the ball but only blocks it back to the bowler

66.5

Herath to Gambhir, 2 runs, slaps this one towards sweeper cover

66.6

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, all too easy here, length ball on the pads, pushed to mid-on for another single

India 344/1   G Gambhir 157* (196b 14x4)

67.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, Murali pitches it outside off and gets it to turn a long way away

67.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir waits on the backfoot and nudges it behind square leg for a single

India 345/1   G Gambhir 158* (198b 14x4)

68.5

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle stump and leg, Gambhir shuffles across and taps the ball to deep square leg

India 352/1   G Gambhir 159* (199b 14x4)

69.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, length ball outside off, defended towards the off side

69.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, FOUR, too much width for Gambhir, and too full, Gambhir bends his knee and cracks that past extra cover for four

69.3

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, much better from Murali, length ball on off, defended back to the bowler

69.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, slightly wide of off this time, Gambhir drops it towards cover and gets a quick single

India 357/1   G Gambhir 164* (203b 15x4)

70.4

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, brushes the pads and runs away behind square leg

India 360/1   G Gambhir 164* (204b 15x4)

71.5

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir is beaten as the ball turns past his bat outside off

71.6

Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run, short and wide, Gambhir misses out, slaps that straight to backward point

India 366/1   G Gambhir 164* (206b 15x4)

73.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir pokes the ball towards cover and picks up the single

73.4

Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle and leg, Gambhir pushes it towards mid-off for a single

India 369/1   G Gambhir 166* (208b 15x4)

74.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir defends the ball towards the off side

74.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, overpitched outside off, Gambhir drives towards extra cover, mistimed that drive, the run-rate has slipped below five, by the way

74.3

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, superbly timed drive this time, but placement isn't great this time, doesn't beat the man at short cover

74.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, short and wide, kept a touch low, Gambhir reaches across and pushes the ball towards backward point

74.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, moved a touch into the batsman, who punches it to mid-on

74.6

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, nope, Gambhir guides a wide ball towards point to pick up a single

India 370/1   G Gambhir 167* (214b 15x4)

75.1

Muralitharan to Gambhir, OUT, A piece of magic from Murali, he was bowling from round the wicket, Gambhir punches the ball to the bowler's right, Murali flings himself full-length to pluck that one inches off the ground, not bad for a 37-year-old. It also ends Gambhir's remarkable innings at 167

G Gambhir c & b Muralitharan 167 (298m 215b 15x4 0x6) SR: 77.67

India 370/2   G Gambhir 167 (215b 15x4)
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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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