Sri Lanka tour of India, 2nd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Kanpur, Nov 24-27, 2009
India won by an innings and 144 runs
Played at Green Park, Kanpur
24,25,26,27 November 2009 (5-day match)
  • 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

0.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaving the right hander, leaves it be

0.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, a touch fuller this time, in the channel outside off, shoulders arms to it

0.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped, chasing a wide one, tries to play it through the covers, gets a thick edge as it moves away a hint, Prasanna Jayawardene dives full length to his right, can't reach it but there's Mahela Jayawardene at slip who spills it after the keeper blocks his view

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 1-0-5-0
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

2.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length on middle, Sehwag gets his body behind it and defends it solidly back to the bowler

2.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, testing line outside off, Sehwag is only half-forward and knocks it back to the bowler

2.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and whips it towards square leg where the fielder gets a hand to it, diving to his left, and allows just a single

India 12/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 2-0-11-0
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 3-0-15-0
6.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, struck on the pads again, Welegedara goes up, moved in from a good length on the off and struck him in line with middle but only after he had got a massive inside edge

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 4-0-21-0
8.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, loud appeal for lbw as Welegedara brings the ball back into Sehwag and hits him on the pad, was it bat or pad first? Close call. It was very similar to his first-innings dismissal in Ahmedabad, think it was pad first this time too

8.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, fuller and wider away from the right-hander, left alone by the batsman

8.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, punched off the back foot through cover point for a single

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 5-0-25-0
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 6-1-25-0
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 7-1-27-0
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

14.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, probing line on the off stump, the movement is not as much on offer as it was a while earlier, defended comfortably back to the bowler

14.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, short and wide, moves back, has to reach for it, cuts it down to deep point for a single

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 8-1-29-0
16.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length on the off, guided down towards gully

16.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, beaten there, pushing it fuller and Sehwag, after quite a while, prods at it, it left him as he was expecting it to move in, played inside the line

16.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, bowling it on a good length on middle, moves away just a hint, guided down to gully

16.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, whips it off he back foot down to deep square leg, hurled it short on the off, turned it away wristily into the leg side

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 9-1-30-0
24.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, hurls it on a good length outside off, a touch too wide, swats it but straight to mid-off

24.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, guided down towards deep point for a single

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

24.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, chops it down to deep point 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   UWMBCA Welegedara 10-1-35-0
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

26.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, FOUR, punished! Pitched it up, in the zone for Sehwag who cashes in, leaning forward and cracking it through extra cover

26.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length on the off, holds its line, defends it towards cover off the front foot

26.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, shaping away this time, in the channel outside off, Sehwag doesn't play at it

26.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, back of a length on the off, stands tall and punches it to extra cover

26.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, (no ball) FOUR, driven through the line, lands on a good length just outside off and he strikes it with a straight bat towards mid-off, Herath, sliding to his right, makes a complete mess allowing it through to the ropes, what's worse, it's a no-ball

26.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, bowled it full on the off, driven firmly but straight to mid-off, Herath would have to be an absolutely abysmal fielder to miss this one but he didn't

India 146/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 11-1-50-0
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

28.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, FOUR, edged and four, shaping away from him, he waited for it, opened the face at the last moment and directed it between slip and gully, bleeding runs here are Sri Lanka

28.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, banged in short on the off, gets back and knocks it wide of midwicket for a single

28.6

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

India 165/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 12-1-58-0
30.1

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

30.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, bowled it full on the off, drives it wristily to mid-on

30.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, 2 runs, crashed through the off side wide of deep point for a couple, hurled it full and he caressed it off the front foot

30.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, full and wide, reaches for it and slices it to deep point for 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   UWMBCA Welegedara 13-1-64-0
32.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, reaching out and running that down to third man for a single

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

32.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length on the off, punched wide of point for a single

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 14-1-68-0
82.1

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, angling across the batsman, that kept low, Dravid lets it go

82.2

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, wide outside off, Dravid lets it go

82.3

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, and again, it is too far outside off to interest Dravid

82.4

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, an action replay that, too far outside off

82.5

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, slightly closer to off, still pretty wide, Dravid fishes at that one, nearly gets a nick

82.6

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, reverts to leaving the outside-off balls to the keeper

India 398/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 15-2-68-0
84.1

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, well outside off, left alone

84.2

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, and again, no trouble for the batsmen, but Sangakkara will be happy at least the runs are being kept down

84.3

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, three in a row, angling across, much too wide to interest the batsman

84.4

Welegedara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar gets well forward and eases the ball towards extra cover

84.5

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, guided to backward point, too firmly to have time for a single

84.6

Welegedara to Dravid, 1 run, opens the face and steers a full, wide ball to third man for a single. Dravid's run-tally is now 11,111. Wonder what David Shepherd would have done on knowing that

India 403/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 16-2-70-0
86.1

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, fullish and on off, Tendulkar blocks it back to the bowler

86.2

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, short ball on legstump, Tendulkar ducks under the bouncer

86.3

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, full ball just outside off again, Tendulkar is content to block towards cover

86.4

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar was looking to defend to the off side, gets it off the inside half of the bat towards mdiwicket instead

86.5

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, half-volley outside off, driven firmly but straight to extra cover

86.6

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, "Wait in" says Tendulkar after playing the ball off the backfoot towards cover

India 405/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 17-3-70-0
88.1

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, Dravid looks to defend a all angling across him, hit on the pads well outside the line of off

88.2

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, fullish ball on off, Dravid dives towards cover

88.3

Welegedara to Dravid, 2 runs, full and wide, Dravid reaches across and drives crisply towards sweeper cover, another couple of runs for Dravid

88.4

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, another short ball that only rose up as high as the stumps, Dravid defends off the backfoot

88.5

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, close to the offstump, Dravid keeps bat and pad together as he defends, Welegedara looking for some inward movement but isn't getting any here

88.6

Welegedara to Dravid, 1 run, length ball outside off, poked towards backward point, a bit of a misfield by Dilshan gives away the single

India 411/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 18-3-73-0
90.1

Welegedara to Tendulkar, 2 runs, starts with a full and wide delivery, reaches for it and drives it through the covers for a couple into the deep

90.2

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, keeps low and gets to the keeper on the second bounce, we're still in the first over of the day, short of a good length outside off, he leaves it be

90.3

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and Tendulkar leaves it again, angling away from him and carries well to Prasanna

90.4

Welegedara to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish outside off, punched off the back foot through extra cover for a single to raise the 50-stand

90.5

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, another one that keeps low, widish delivery and Dravid has no reason to play at it, shoulders arms

90.6

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, good length just a fraction outside off and gets it to leave the right hander, Dravid lets it through

India 420/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 19-3-76-0
92.1

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run

92.2

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, trying to tempt him to poke at a widish delivery, angling it away from him, Tendulkar ignores it

92.3

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length outside off, doesn't rise up as much as he expected, opts not to play at it

92.4

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, pushed it full outside off, reached for it and drove it towards mid-off, thought of a single, so did Dravid but Tendulkar sent him back in time

92.5

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched and he leant into the drive but played it straight to extra cover, nicely timed, not much effort there but couldn't pierce the field

92.6

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, targeting the stumps this time, shortish on middle and got some late movement, Tendulkar got nicely behind it and blocked it back to Welegedara

India 425/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 20-4-76-0
94.1

Welegedara to Dravid, 1 run, short and wide, cuts it away towards deep point, thinks of a couple but it's not there

94.2

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, striking it off the middle, gets on the front foot and punches it to short extra cover

94.3

Welegedara to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide, slashes hard, gets to on a couple of bounces to Murali at third man

94.4

Welegedara to Dravid, 1 run, singles on offer, shortish outside off, taps it down towards third man for a single

94.5

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, hurling it on a good length on the off, trying to angle it in towards the batsman, Tendulkar pulls off a textbook front-foot defense

94.6

Welegedara to Tendulkar, no run, nice, probing delivery, tempting length outside off, in the driving zone but Tendulkar restrains himself

India 431/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 21-4-79-0
96.1

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, angling it in towards off, hitting a good length, Dravid rocks forward and knocks it down towards cover

96.2

Welegedara to Dravid, 2 runs, a couple more, driving length and Dravid obliges, stroking it wide of deep cover to inch closer to three-figures

96.3

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, shaping away but a touch too full, plays it down with an angled bat behind point

96.4

Welegedara to Dravid, 1 no ball, oversteps, short of a good length on the off, held its line, gets front and across and taps it to cover

96.4

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, shuffles a hint there and pushes it from middle and off towards midwicket

96.5

Welegedara to Dravid, FOUR, gets to a century in style, pitched up and he cashes in, driving it all along the ground through mid-off for a boundary

96.6

Welegedara to Dravid, no run, beaten there, fishing for one outside off, shortish and he tries to angle it down to third man but is beaten by a hint of extra pace

India 441/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 22-4-86-0
120.1

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, sliding down the leg side, goes through to the keeper

120.2

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length, just outside off, pushed towards the leg side

120.3

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, similar line, slightly fuller, Yuvraj defends off the backfoot, the ball keeps a touch low, hits the bat almost at the bottom

120.4

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Yuvraj eases it to backward point

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 23-4-91-0
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 24-4-92-0
124.1

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

124.2

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slanting into middle and leg, a hint of reverse, but that was sliding down, Yuvraj looked to push it to the leg side but was struck on the front pad

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

124.4

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, ooh! again some late swing, Yuvraj was looking to carve that through cover but gets a thick inside edge past the keeper, Sri Lanka need these sort of chances to go their way

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 25-4-100-0
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

126.4

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a touch full, on middle and off, blocked back to the bowler

126.5

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and again some late swing, takes the ball towards legstump, Yuvraj thumps it towards mid-on

126.6

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length ball well outside off, a diving stop at cover saves Sri Lanka four runs

India 557/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 26-4-103-0
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