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

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

1.6

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag restrains himself, bowled shortish outside off, just a hint of away movement, lets it pass

India 6/0   AD Mathews 1-0-1-0

3.1

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, keeping a little low here, indications of a slowish track this, shortish on the off, Sehwag waits for it and crunches it towards extra cover

3.2

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, beaten this time, driving length just a fraction outside off, gets forward to defend it into the off side and it zips away to just escape the outside edge

3.3

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, solid in defense this time, lands on a good length just on or around off stump, knocks it with a still head to cover

3.4

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, held its line this time, bowled from slightly wide of the crease and angling in towards off, gets forward and shoulders arms, missed off but just about

3.5

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, left alone again, much wider this time, gets it to leave the right hander, shaping up to drive that but ends up leaving it be, the drop catch appears to have had its impact

3.6

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, nipped back in from a good length on the off, taking Sehwag by surprise and knocking him high on the pads as he tried to fend it away

India 12/0   AD Mathews 2-1-1-0

5.1

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, gets to the keeper on the second bounce, shortish outside off, keeps low

5.2

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, appeal for lbw, not upheld, angled in towards middle and leg from wide of the crease, didn't straighten, struck Sehwag on the pads as he tried to play it on the leg side, didn't move his feet much, would have been sliding down, hawkeye shows it would have clipped the outside of leg

5.3

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, shaping away from the right hander, Sehwag is tempted to chase it but resists at the last moemnt, leaving it alone

5.4

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, full outside off, goes for the drive but mistimes it to mid-on

5.5

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, driving length again, Sehwag doesn't want to fish for it, it was there to play but he opted to let it go, seeing it move away from him

5.6

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, chases it, finally, full and wide, ends up square-driving it uppishly towards deep point, just a single

India 17/0   AD Mathews 3-1-2-0

7.1

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven through all along the ground to his favoured deep point for a single

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   AD Mathews 4-1-3-0

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   AD Mathews 5-1-6-0

11.1

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, shortish outside off, seaming away and Sehwag watches it through to the keeper

11.2

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, solid in defense is Sehwag, lands on a good length, gets forward and plays it respectfully to the bowler

11.3

Mathews to Sehwag, FOUR, cashes in on a full delivery, the first boundary took a while to come, drove it through the covers to beat deep point by a distance

11.4

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, back of a length on the off, punched back to the bowler on the bounce

11.5

Mathews to Sehwag, FOUR, out comes to pull, had made his mind up to leave it initially but the slowness of the pitch gave him ample time to readjust and smack it through midwicket

11.6

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, playing away from his body there, short of a good length outside off, punched to extra cover

India 39/0   AD Mathews 6-1-14-0

13.1

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, back of a length outside off, an extended spell for Angelo, cutting zone for Sehwag but he doesn't go after it

13.2

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, angling in towards middle from wide of the crease, gets forward, closes the face and turns it to midwicket

13.3

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, hurling it straight on middle, gets forward and pulls off a textbook defense back to the bowler

13.4

Mathews to Sehwag, FOUR, drilled down the ground, pitched up on the off stump and he crashes it past the bowler through mid-off, overpitched and gets the treatment

13.5

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, darted back in from a good length outside off, stayed in his crease and chopped it towards gully

13.6

Mathews to Sehwag, FOUR, uppish, seemed to check his shot there but beyond Mathews' reach and wide of mid-off, struck firmly though, timed well, came off the middle and it yields four

India 49/0   AD Mathews 7-1-22-0

70.1

Mathews to Dravid, no run, first ball is blocked back to the bowler

70.2

Mathews to Dravid, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards point

70.3

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, ovepritched on the legstump, flicked to deep square for a single

70.4

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

70.5

Mathews to Dravid, no run, outside off, Dravid is content to leave that one alone, it was an offcutter from Mathews

70.6

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, length ball in the channel outside off, driven towards cover by Dravid

India 361/1   AD Mathews 8-1-24-0

72.1

Mathews to Dravid, no run, Mathews keeps plugging away outside off, Dravid stands tall and defends

72.2

Mathews to Dravid, no run, again he sticks to the length-ball-on-offstump formula, Dravid blocks back to the bowler

72.3

Mathews to Dravid, no run, just outside off this time, Dravid shoulders arms

72.4

Mathews to Dravid, no run, a touch fuller and closer to offstump, defended by Dravid

72.5

Mathews to Dravid, no run, back of a length this time, just outside off, Dravid opens the face to guide the ball to backward point

72.6

Mathews to Dravid, no run, well outside off, Dravid leaves it to the keeper, a rare maiden

India 366/1   AD Mathews 9-2-24-0

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   AD Mathews 10-2-25-0

76.1

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, down the leg side again, Dravid flicks it to deep square leg for a single

76.2

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, length ball just outside off, Tendulkar defends it towards cover

76.3

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, a touch shorter, Tendulkar pokes the ball towards cover for a single

76.4

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, full and wide, guided to third man for a single

76.5

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, angling into the pads, Tendulkar shuffles across and whips it towards deep square leg

76.6

Mathews to Dravid, no run, 'No,' Dravid shouts after pushing the ball towards cover

India 378/2   AD Mathews 11-2-29-0

78.1

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar looked to cut off the backfoot, gets a bottom edge towards point

78.2

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar looks to defend this one off the front foot towards the off side, gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball rolls to the off side

78.3

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar leaves this one alone, it was well outside off

78.4

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide, easy for Tendulkar, he slaps it to sweeper cover

78.5

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, fullish and outside off, driven towards extra cover for a single

78.6

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, way outside off again from Mathews, left alone by Tendulkar

India 387/2   AD Mathews 12-2-31-0

80.1

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar stands tall and punches the ball towards mid-off

80.2

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar slaps the ball towards sweeper cover for a single

80.3

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, slanting down the leg side, easy for Dravid, helped down to fine leg

80.4

Mathews to Tendulkar, 2 runs, 'Two' Tendulkar calls immediately after turning the ball with soft hands towards midwicket, gets the couple easily

80.5

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, shapes away from the batsman, but started from way outside off, Tendulkar shoulders arms

80.6

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, Tendulkar slaps the ball towards Dilshan at backward point

India 395/2   AD Mathews 13-2-35-0

87.1

Mathews to Dravid, 2 runs, short and wide, Dravid cuts it to deep point for an easy couple

87.2

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, Hundred runs for the session comes up as Dravid leans across and glances the ball toward fine leg

87.3

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, slightly overpitched on middle and leg, driven back to the bowler

87.4

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off, Tendulkar leaves it alone

87.5

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, length ball just outside off, punched towards mid-off

87.6

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, shortish ball, but doesn't get up at all, Tendulkar defends off the backfoot, the ball hits almost the bottom of the bat

India 408/2   AD Mathews 14-2-38-0

91.1

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, fullish on the off, draws him forward and Tendulkar defends it in the direction of cover

91.2

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, watchfully played, probing him outside off, covers it well by getting outside the line and defending it with a still head back to the bowler

91.3

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets forward and drops it wide of the bowler

91.4

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, held it back again, crunched from the crease towards deep point for a single

91.5

Mathews to Dravid, no run, shortish outside off, keeps low and Dravid opts to leave it alone

91.6

Mathews to Dravid, FOUR, survives! Kept low again as he tried to cut it past point, got a thick inside edge and it just evaded off stump before rolling down the fine-leg boundary

India 425/2   AD Mathews 15-2-43-0

93.1

Mathews to Dravid, no run, lands on a good length outside off and holds its line, Dravid lets it through

93.2

Mathews to Dravid, no run, getting it to move in this time, fullish outside off, trying to induce Dravid into playing the drive but it's still early days, he watches it through

93.3

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length, moved in and he guided it down to third man for a single

93.4

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, nicely timed, shortish, made a little room and steered it towards deep point for a single

93.5

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, hurling it full on the off, eased towards deep cover for one more

93.6

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, pushed it full on the off stump, Tendulkar gets forward, checks his shot as he plays it to mid-on

India 428/2   AD Mathews 16-2-46-0

95.1

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, dragged it really short outside off, cracks it to deep cover for a single

95.2

Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish outside off, reaches for it and cuts it towards Mendis at deep point

95.3

Mathews to Dravid, no run, fullish on the off, stretches forward and pushes it down to mid-off

95.4

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, pitched it up outside off, gets forward and drives it down to deep cover for a single

95.5

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, overpitched, drove it a little uppishly towards that short point fielder, fell well short

95.6

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, hurling it on the off stump, Tendulkar gets a big stride out and defends it to short point

India 434/2   AD Mathews 17-2-49-0
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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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