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
50.1

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

50.2

Dilshan to Dravid, no run, tossed up on the off, gets forward and knocks it down on the pitch

50.3

Dilshan to Dravid, FOUR, despite Sehwag's wicket the run-scoring refuses to abate, shortish outside off and he chops it down behind point to the third-man boundary to raise the 50-stand

50.4

Dilshan to Dravid, no run, on middle and off, defended with a reach back to the bowler

50.5

Dilshan to Dravid, no run, pushed off the front foot towards midwicket

50.6

Dilshan to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut away towards deep point for a single

Ravisco: "Great. Another drawn out match for leather chasing masochists. Curator should have left a thin layer of grass on the pitch. Wake me up for the 3rd test."

End of over 51 (6 runs) India 285/1

    • R Dravid 19 (32b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 131 (155b 13x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-17-0
    • BAW Mendis 8-0-53-0
51.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, spun away this time, gets forward and defends it towards point

51.2

Mendis to Dravid, FOUR, the offspinner, got it wrong, dropped it really short on the off, Dravid moves back and away, waits for it to turn in and creams it through extra cover

51.3

Mendis to Dravid, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, gets a big stride forward and knocks it back

51.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, throwing it up on middle, driven through the line to mid-on

51.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run

51.6

Mendis to Dravid, no run, flighted on middle and off, pushed down to mid-off on the front foot

End of over 52 (4 runs) India 289/1

    • R Dravid 23 (38b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 131 (155b 13x4)
    • BAW Mendis 9-0-57-0
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-17-0

Herath comes on now

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

52.3

Herath to Dravid, no run, shortish on leg stump, tries to whip it fine, gets an inside edge onto his pads and rolls down to short fine

52.4

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, flighted on middle, gets forward and defends it towards square leg for a single

52.5

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

52.6

Herath to Dravid, no run, tossed it up outside off, pads it away

End of over 53 (3 runs) India 292/1

    • R Dravid 24 (41b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 133 (158b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 8-0-54-0
    • BAW Mendis 9-0-57-0
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

53.6

Mendis to Dravid, no run

End of over 54 (1 run) India 293/1

    • R Dravid 24 (42b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 134 (163b 13x4)
    • BAW Mendis 10-0-58-0
    • HMRKB Herath 8-0-54-0
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

54.6

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, whipped towards square leg and keeps the strike

End of over 55 (2 runs) India 295/1

    • R Dravid 25 (43b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 135 (168b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 9-0-56-0
    • BAW Mendis 10-0-58-0
55.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, pushed it full on the off, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

55.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run

55.3

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, spun in, gets forward to defend, closes the face at the last moment to play it behind square

55.4

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

55.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run, quicker, bowled at 100.7 kmph, short on middle, went straight on, Dravid picked it and knocked it down on the pitch

55.6

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of cover for a single

End of over 56 (3 runs) India 298/1

    • R Dravid 27 (48b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 136 (169b 13x4)
    • BAW Mendis 11-0-61-0
    • HMRKB Herath 9-0-56-0
56.1

Herath to Dravid, no run, plays that really late, over the wicket, bowled shortish on leg stump, turns in and he defends it back to him off the back foot

56.2

Herath to Dravid, no run, comes down the track and drives it hard but straight to midwicket

56.3

Herath to Dravid, no run, pitched full outside leg, gets to the pitch and defends it towards midwicket

56.4

Herath to Dravid, no run, hurled it short outside leg stump, rapped on the pads as he tried to flick it away,

56.5

Herath to Dravid, no run

56.6

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, waited for it to turn away, cut it behind point for a single

End of over 57 (1 run) India 299/1

    • R Dravid 28 (54b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 136 (169b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 10-0-57-0
    • BAW Mendis 11-0-61-0
57.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, tossed up on middle, defended with a reach back to the bowler

57.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run, bowled at 96.2 kmph, gets to the pitch and plays it towards mid-off

57.3

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, India reach 300 before tea, whipped away off the back foot through midwicket

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

End of over 58 (4 runs) India 303/1

    • G Gambhir 139 (172b 13x4)
    • R Dravid 29 (57b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 12-0-65-0
    • HMRKB Herath 10-0-57-0

The last over before tea

58.1

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

58.2

Herath to Dravid, no run, lands on a good length outside the leg stump, Dravid need not play at it, pads it away

58.3

Herath to Dravid, 2 runs, he does so this time, flighted outside legs again and he sweeps it down wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs

58.4

Herath to Dravid, no run, pitched up on leg and middle, pushed back to the bowler

58.5

Herath to Dravid, no run, hurled it short outside leg stump, lets it go through to the keeper

58.6

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, gets a quick single by knocking it down wide of point

India have raced to 307 for 1 at tea. The curator had said the wicket would be "more bowler friendly" than the one we had on offer in Ahmedabad. With a tinge of green on the track, it seemed at the start of play that the contest between bat and ball would be a more competitive. Sehwag's shaky start and a bit of movement at the start did promise that. However, after the first hour or so, and once the spinners came on, the game has been totally one-sided. These are excellent batting conditions with very little in it for the bowlers - the grass proving highly deceitful - and the Indians have made full use. Join us in another 15 minutes as Sid Ravindran takes you through the first day of this run-fest.

End of over 59 (4 runs) India 307/1

    • R Dravid 32 (62b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 140 (173b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 11-0-61-0
    • BAW Mendis 12-0-65-0
59.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, first ball after tea, Dravid gets well forward and defends ot the off side

59.2

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads this time, worked towards square leg

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

End of over 60 (5 runs) India 312/1

    • G Gambhir 140 (177b 13x4)
    • R Dravid 33 (64b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 13-0-66-0
    • HMRKB Herath 11-0-61-0
60.1

Herath to Dravid, no run, Herath starts with a ball well outside leg, Dravid pads it away

60.2

Herath to Dravid, no run, again outside leg, Dravid pads away again

60.3

Herath to Dravid, 4 byes, way down the leg side, and the ball keeps very low, Prasanna can't collect that one

60.4

Herath to Dravid, no run, on middle and off this time, Dravid gets forward and defends

60.5

Herath to Dravid, no run, fullish ball on off, Dravid shows us his forward defensive

60.6

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, back to the legstump line, Dravid sweeps this one down to backward square leg

End of over 61 (5 runs) India 317/1

    • R Dravid 34 (70b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 140 (177b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 12-0-62-0
    • BAW Mendis 13-0-66-0
61.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, outside off, blocked towards point

61.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run, tossed up this time, on a length on off, going straight on, defended back to thje bowler

61.3

Mendis to Dravid, no run, slightly overpitched on off, Dravid clips it towards mid-on

61.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, had Dravid reaching out for that one, length ball outside off, Dravid drives to extra cover

61.5

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, this one goes straight on after pitching on off, Dravid punches it to mid-off off the back foot and sprints through for a single

61.6

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

End of over 62 (2 runs) India 319/1

    • G Gambhir 141 (178b 13x4)
    • R Dravid 35 (75b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 14-0-68-0
    • HMRKB Herath 12-0-62-0
62.1

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

62.2

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, on middle stump, Dravid opens the face of the ball and steers the ball towards point for a quick single

Herath round the wicket to Gambhir

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

62.6

Herath to Dravid, no run, on offstump, fired in flat, Dravid stretches forward and blocks

End of over 63 (3 runs) India 322/1

    • R Dravid 36 (77b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 143 (182b 13x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 13-0-65-0
    • BAW Mendis 14-0-68-0
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

63.3

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, nicely tossed up, slightly overpitched, Dravid drives the ball towards deep point

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

End of over 64 (8 runs) India 330/1

    • G Gambhir 150 (187b 14x4)
    • R Dravid 37 (78b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 15-0-76-0
    • HMRKB Herath 13-0-65-0
64.1

Herath to Dravid, no run, defended towards point

64.2

Herath to Dravid, FOUR, a shortish ball on legstump, Dravid gets well on his backfoot, gets his front leg out of the way and swipes the ball to the midwicket boundary

64.3

Herath to Dravid, 1 leg bye, looks to sweep this one, flies off the boot behind square leg

64.4

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

64.5

Herath to Dravid, no run, Dravid stands tall and looks to whip it through the leg side, doesn't beat short leg

64.6

Herath to Dravid, no run, on offstump, Dravid is content to defend towards cover

Pavan Pothuraju: "Pascal says, "The eternal silence of this infinite crowd frightens me". I say, "The moribund pitches in these tests irritate me"."

End of over 65 (6 runs) India 336/1

    • R Dravid 41 (83b 4x4)
    • G Gambhir 151 (188b 14x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 14-0-70-0
    • BAW Mendis 15-0-76-0
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

65.3

Mendis to Dravid, no run, offstump delivery, Dravid makes room but can only drive to extra cover

65.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, gets well forward and blocks the ball to the off side

65.5

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, turns into Dravid after pitching on middle, Dravid rocks back and guides the ball towards backward point

65.6

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

End of over 66 (3 runs) India 339/1

    • G Gambhir 153 (191b 14x4)
    • R Dravid 42 (86b 4x4)
    • BAW Mendis 16-0-79-0
    • HMRKB Herath 14-0-70-0
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

66.3

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, Dravid sweeps that one to deep backward square leg

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

Gav form Australia: "I'm going out on a limb and saying that the spinners have been ineffective so far. Wonder if the Sri Lankan selectors will get fried like Hilditch and co. after the Oval."

End of over 67 (5 runs) India 344/1

    • G Gambhir 157 (196b 14x4)
    • R Dravid 43 (87b 4x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 15-0-75-0
    • BAW Mendis 16-0-79-0
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

67.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turns into Dravid, who backs away and pushes it against the spin to cover

67.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, pitching on middle and turning to leg, Dravid defends towards the non-striker

67.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, watchful defence from Dravid, gets a bog stride in as he blocks it to the off side

67.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, punched off the backfoot towards sweeper cover

End of over 68 (2 runs) India 346/1

    • R Dravid 44 (91b 4x4)
    • G Gambhir 158 (198b 14x4)
    • M Muralitharan 13-0-75-1
    • HMRKB Herath 15-0-75-0
68.1

Herath to Dravid, no run, outside leg, defended with a straight bat

68.2

Herath to Dravid, FOUR, 350 comes up as Dravid comes down the pitch and lofts the ball over mid-on, two bounces and into the boundary

68.3

Herath to Dravid, no run, full and well outside leg, blocked towards midwicket

68.4

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, switches to a middle stump line, Dravid plays with soft hands towards cover

68.5

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

68.6

Herath to Dravid, no run, Herath plugs away outside leg, Dravid tries to whip it behind square, doesn't connect so he'll have to wait a while to get his half-century

Ajay from India: "I suggest that this match be recognized as a 5-day-international rather than as a Test. Clearly this isn't much of a test at all... except a test of our patience."

End of over 69 (6 runs) India 352/1

    • R Dravid 49 (96b 5x4)
    • G Gambhir 159 (199b 14x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 16-0-81-0
    • M Muralitharan 13-0-75-1
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

69.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, length ball on off, Dravid stretches forward and defends

69.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, full and down the leg side, Dravid sweeps it to get to his half-century

End of over 70 (6 runs) India 358/1

    • R Dravid 50 (98b 5x4)
    • G Gambhir 164 (203b 15x4)
    • M Muralitharan 14-0-81-1
    • HMRKB Herath 16-0-81-0

Angelo Mathews brought into the attack again

70.1

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

PS Sidhu is tired of the complaints about the pitch: "Dear All: Please stop complaining about the pitch! Judgement can only be passed when both sides have batted on it."

70.2

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

More defence of the pitch . B Rout: "Why do you people are commenting on the nature of pitch? I think it is commendable that Indian batsmen have played better here. SL lack teeth on fast bowlers and Indian are better players of spin and they have attached all the spinners"

70.3

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

Here's the link for most runs and wickets in a day in Tests.

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

End of over 71 (3 runs) India 361/1

    • R Dravid 52 (103b 5x4)
    • G Gambhir 164 (204b 15x4)
    • AD Mathews 8-1-24-0
    • M Muralitharan 14-0-81-1
71.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, on the legstump, defended to the leg side

71.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Dravid pounces on it, gets a huge stride on and elegantly drives that between mid-off and extra cover

71.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, defended tiwards mid-off this time

71.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, another good-looking drive from Draivd, timing wasn't as good this time so he can't beat mid-off

Murali around the wicket

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

End of over 72 (5 runs) India 366/1

    • G Gambhir 164 (206b 15x4)
    • R Dravid 57 (107b 6x4)
    • M Muralitharan 15-0-86-1
    • 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

End of over 73 (maiden) India 366/1

    • R Dravid 57 (113b 6x4)
    • G Gambhir 164 (206b 15x4)
    • AD Mathews 9-2-24-0
    • M Muralitharan 15-0-86-1
73.1

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

73.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, Dravid gets well forward and defends to the leg side

73.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, short and wide, Dravid rocks back and crashes the ball top deep point

73.4

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

73.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, length ball heading for off, Dravid blocks to the off side

73.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, fuller and a touch wider, Dravid is happy to tap the ball towards point

End of over 74 (3 runs) India 369/1

    • R Dravid 58 (117b 6x4)
    • G Gambhir 166 (208b 15x4)
    • M Muralitharan 16-0-89-1
    • 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

Consecutive maidens for Mathews?

74.6

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

End of over 75 (1 run) India 370/1

    • G Gambhir 167 (214b 15x4)
    • R Dravid 58 (117b 6x4)
    • AD Mathews 10-2-25-0
    • M Muralitharan 16-0-89-1
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

Deano from Hong Kong wonders why Mathews has been under-used today: "The new ball was getting conventional swing, and Sangakarra gave them no opportunity to prepare the ball to reverse. I wonder why they didn't play Fernando or Malinga if Mathews wasn't trusted in the attack."

75.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, outside the leg stump, flighted delivery, Tendulkar pads his first delivery away

75.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, again it is tossed up, Tendulkar keeps bat and pad together as he defends

75.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, not too much turn this time, Murali appeal for an lbw though that struck Tendulkar outside leg

75.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, well outside off, thank you says Tendulkar and flashes it to deep backward point to get off the mark

75.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, a forceful paddle-sweep from Tendulkar, played into the ground, Jayawardene at leg slip gets a hand on it but it was too fast for him to field, takes the pace off the ball allowing the fine leg fielder to cut it off

End of over 76 (4 runs) India 374/2

    • SR Tendulkar 4 (5b)
    • R Dravid 58 (117b 6x4)
    • M Muralitharan 17-0-93-2
    • 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

The crowd has found its voice again as Tendulkar comes on strike

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

End of over 77 (4 runs) India 378/2

    • R Dravid 60 (120b 6x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 6 (8b)
    • AD Mathews 11-2-29-0
    • M Muralitharan 17-0-93-2
77.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads, Tendulkar flicks it to the leg side and walks through for a single

77.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, defended to the leg side this time

77.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, tossed up, full and just outside off, Dravid didn't quite get hold of the ball but placed it well, wide of mid-on and the ball trickles to the boundary

77.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, punched towards cover for a single

77.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar watches the ball closely and turns the ball towards square leg off the backfoot

77.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, full ball on middle and leg, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 78 (7 runs) India 385/2

    • R Dravid 65 (124b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 8 (10b)
    • M Muralitharan 18-0-100-2
    • 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

End of over 79 (2 runs) India 387/2

    • SR Tendulkar 9 (15b)
    • R Dravid 66 (125b 7x4)
    • AD Mathews 12-2-31-0
    • M Muralitharan 18-0-100-2
79.1

Herath to Dravid, 2 runs, flighted delivery, firmly hit by Dravid towards sweeper cover, Mendis covers a lot of ground to cut that off

79.2

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, crisply driven towards mid-off, again a good bit of fielding from Sri Lanka, it was Dilshan this time

79.3

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, defended towards cover off the front foot

79.4

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, gets to pitch of the ball and smothers it

79.5

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, looks to clip it towards midwicket, can't beat the fielder there

79.6

Herath to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar comes down the track and drives the ball inside-out towards cover for a single

Martin from the UK: "With Dravid and Tendulkar batting together, their combined total of 23,981 test runs (and counting) must be a record for any pair at the wicket."

The new ball is available, but will Sri Lanka take it?

End of over 80 (4 runs) India 391/2

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (19b)
    • R Dravid 69 (127b 7x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 17-0-85-0
    • AD Mathews 12-2-31-0

Still the old ball.

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

Srivenu Paturi from India: "Could you please tell me whats the first day's highest total in a test match? (Note :I'm using my principal's WAN illegally using my wifi enabled mobile in the college to follow your commetry and would blame you if get caught!!" 494 is the answer to our daring reader's query in 1910

End of over 81 (4 runs) India 395/2

    • SR Tendulkar 13 (24b)
    • R Dravid 70 (128b 7x4)
    • AD Mathews 13-2-35-0
    • HMRKB Herath 17-0-85-0
81.1

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, played with soft hands towards cover

81.2

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, defended to point this time

81.3

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and blocks to the off side

81.4

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, again shows the full face of the bat as he defends

81.5

Mendis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, sliding down leg, glanced for two to fine leg

81.6

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, reverts to an offstump line, defended back to the bowler

End of over 82 (3 runs) India 398/2

    • SR Tendulkar 15 (29b)
    • R Dravid 71 (129b 7x4)
    • BAW Mendis 17-0-82-0
    • AD Mathews 13-2-35-0
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

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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

End of over 83 (maiden) India 398/2

    • R Dravid 71 (135b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 15 (29b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 15-2-68-0
    • BAW Mendis 17-0-82-0
83.1

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, solid forward defensive from Tendulkar

83.2

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, and again, Tendulkar blocks it back to the bowler

83.3

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, legspinner from Mendis, Tendulkar takes it from outside off and flicks it towards wide mid-on

83.4

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, comes into the batsman this time, Dravid gets it down to fine leg for a single to bring up 400

83.5

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, defended back to the bowler

83.6

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads, whipped behind square by Tendulkar

End of over 84 (3 runs) India 401/2

    • SR Tendulkar 17 (34b)
    • R Dravid 72 (136b 7x4)
    • BAW Mendis 18-0-85-0
    • 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

round the wicket

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

Mark Handler asks: "Did Lara and Sachin bat together in the SuperTest a few years back? Their total must have been pretty high." It would have been, but Tendulkar didn't play that game.

End of over 85 (2 runs) India 403/2

    • R Dravid 73 (138b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 18 (38b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 16-2-70-0
    • BAW Mendis 18-0-85-0
85.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, defended solidly to the off side

85.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run, firmly punched to extra cover

85.3

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, a full toss on the pads, pretty high, just below the waist, Dravid slams it to mid-on, where Murali misfields, no extra run though

85.4

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicked behind square leg this time

85.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run, gets nicely forward and defends

85.6

Mendis to Dravid, no run, full and flat, Dravid opens the face and blocks to the off side

Mitcher from Australia: "Can someone send me some betfair signup insructions? I'm looking at my life savings on the draw."

End of over 86 (2 runs) India 405/2

    • R Dravid 74 (143b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 19 (39b)
    • BAW Mendis 19-0-87-0
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 16-2-70-0

Second new ball has been taken

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

Ram from the US has some betting advice: "Mitcher would lose money on his bet, because every person with a pulse would make the same bet. As the "house" has to make money, every better must lose some."

End of over 87 (maiden) India 405/2

    • SR Tendulkar 19 (45b)
    • R Dravid 74 (143b 7x4)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 17-3-70-0
    • BAW Mendis 19-0-87-0
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

End of over 88 (3 runs) India 408/2

    • SR Tendulkar 19 (49b)
    • R Dravid 77 (145b 7x4)
    • AD Mathews 14-2-38-0
    • 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

End of over 89 (3 runs) India 411/2

    • R Dravid 80 (151b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 19 (49b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 18-3-73-0
    • AD Mathews 14-2-38-0

Last over of the day coming up.

89.1

Herath to Dravid, 1 run, defended towards mid-off for a single

Dan from the UK is one of the many people advising Ram : "Someone needs to teach RAM how betting works.. It is not to make money on a winning bet.. The house regularly loses when the favourite wins. When Might and Power won the Melbourne Cup the betting shops collectively lost more than $250m."

89.2

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and defends to the leg side

89.3

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up delivery, Tendulkar again blocks it cautiously

89.4

Herath to Tendulkar, no run, pitching on a length just outside off, Tendulkar taps it to the off side

David tenant from the UK :"I imagine the curator has added a further 1 billion friends to his previous tally of zero on his Facebook page." While on the subject, why not check out Cricinfo's Facebook page

89.5

Herath to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide, Tendulkar slaps it to sweeper cover

89.6

Herath to Dravid, FOUR, so what if it is the last ball of the day? Dravid caps India's day of dominance by cracking the ball wide of mid-off for four

That brings to an end a day that won't feature in any Sri Lankan bowler's career highlights package. Plenty of records tumbled, including the most runs scored in a day by India, as the home side amassed 417 for 2, with the help of quick centuries from Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.

This is the fourth Test in a row in which Gambhir has scored a century, and this was the first time that Sehwag has been made a sub-150 triple-digit score since 2003. Rahul Dravid has also closed in on yet another century, while Tendulkar was solid after coming in late in the day.

There was plenty of criticism of the track after the first Test, but clearly the curator at Kanpur hasn't been listening. India may have made loads of runs, but he isn't a particularly popular man gauging from the feedback we have received today.

Well, that's it from us today. Join us tomorrow to see whether Sri Lanka can mount something of a comeback. Till then, it's goodbye from Siddarth Ravindran and Cricinfo.

End of over 90 (6 runs) India 417/2

    • R Dravid 85 (153b 8x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 20 (53b)
    • HMRKB Herath 18-0-91-0
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 18-3-73-0

Welegedara starts off, and facing him is Tendulkar

Tanmay has plenty of time on his hands: "Welegedara's initials prompted me to put together this list - Srilankan cricket team player names (count the commas between each full name ): Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara, Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando, Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene, Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara, Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslo Mendis, Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dammika Prasad, Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando."

Rahul Dravid stands a chance today of reaching his 28th Test century; he's locked in battle with Mahela Jayawardene, who also has 27 to his name. Both hit centuries in the previous Test. The players have made their way out. We are set for the start.

Saraja Sarma: "I am eagerly waiting for Sachin also to make a century in this test as well. After all, this test match has 11 centuries in store for all of the Indian batsmen, one for each. ;-)" We'll never have a result then!

Statisticians have a field day during a run-fest. Check out some of the highlights from yesterday's play.

9.20am local time Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second day's play. India have notched up 417 and there should be plenty more to come if the pitch holds. The bounce is still fairly uneven but that's pretty much the only thing the bowlers could bank on.

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

Two slips in place

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

End of over 91 (3 runs) India 420/2

    • R Dravid 85 (155b 8x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 23 (57b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 19-3-76-0
    • HMRKB Herath 18-0-91-0

A deep point and a deep midwicket in place, Mathews charges in

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

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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

One slip in place

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

End of over 92 (5 runs) India 425/2

    • R Dravid 89 (157b 9x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 24 (61b)
    • AD Mathews 15-2-43-0
    • 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

A short point in place

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

End of over 93 (maiden) India 425/2

    • SR Tendulkar 24 (67b)
    • R Dravid 89 (157b 9x4)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 20-4-76-0
    • 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

End of over 94 (3 runs) India 428/2

    • SR Tendulkar 25 (69b)
    • R Dravid 91 (161b 9x4)
    • AD Mathews 16-2-46-0
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 20-4-76-0

A quietish start to the day, nothing dramatic, not much assistance on offer for the seamers. Barring that inside edge, negotiating the bowlers has been easy

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

Two catchers on the off side, a short point and a short extra cover

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

Round the wicket now

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

End of over 95 (3 runs) India 431/2

    • SR Tendulkar 26 (73b)
    • R Dravid 93 (163b 9x4)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 21-4-79-0
    • 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

A strong Kanpur crowd, no surprises. Tendulkar's out in the middle and India look good to bat for a majority of the day. It'll be interesting to see the turnout tomorrow.

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

End of over 96 (3 runs) India 434/2

    • SR Tendulkar 27 (76b)
    • R Dravid 95 (166b 9x4)
    • AD Mathews 17-2-49-0
    • 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

Back to over the wicket now

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

His 28th Test century, a fluent innings and his first ton in Kanpur.

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

End of over 97 (7 runs) India 441/2

    • R Dravid 101 (173b 10x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 27 (76b)
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 22-4-86-0
    • AD Mathews 17-2-49-0

Manoj: "Not a single ball bowled by Welegedara has been on the middle or leg stump all morning.....SL are back again to their old wide outside off strategy."

Yup, they've kept it consistently on or outside off and not making the batsman play at them. Murali comes on and he has a leg slip in place

97.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted delivery bowled full outside off, pushed past midwicket for a single

97.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, waited for it to turn in, it was slightly short, made room and punched it past extra cover, there is a deep cover in place but it was placed to perfection

97.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, flatter with much more rip, bowled at 87 kmph, lands on a good length, not much turn though, defended with a big stride forward

97.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, surprised by the quicker one there, didn't turn as much as he wanted it to, went for the cut, missed

97.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, targeting the stumps this time, middle and off, bowled full and gets some turn, catches the inside half of the bat as Dravid looks to drive it back

97.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed it up in front of middle and off, Dravid is made to lean forward and he works it towards midwicket

End of over 98 (5 runs) India 446/2

    • R Dravid 105 (178b 11x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 28 (77b)
    • M Muralitharan 19-0-105-2
    • UWMBCA Welegedara 22-4-86-0

Mendis into the attack now, we have spin from both ends

98.1

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, bowled it full on the pads, turned away to fine leg for a single

98.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run, pushed it on a good length on middle, kept it flat there, played to midwicket

98.3

Mendis to Dravid, no run, spun away there, sucked him into playing the drive but Dravid executed it well, pushing it through the line to mid-off

98.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, went straight on, lands on a good length on middle, gets forward and punches it to mid-on

98.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run, held his length back there, Dravid is still committed to the front foot, defends it to cover

98.6

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, shortish on the off, the straighter one again, crunched off the back foot to deep cover for a single

End of over 99 (2 runs) India 448/2

    • R Dravid 106 (183b 11x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 29 (78b)
    • BAW Mendis 20-0-89-0
    • M Muralitharan 19-0-105-2
99.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid pulls off a paddle, bowled it full outside off, bent low, went across and helped it down to fine leg

99.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter trajectory that time, shortish outside off, went across, closed the face and dabbed it in front of square leg for a single

99.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed up on the off, rocks forward and defends it in front of cover with a still head

99.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turns in from a good length outside off, closes the face and plays it back to Murali

99.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, the doosra, picked it really late, it moved away as he tried to punch it past cover, mistimed it as he had to reach for it

99.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, beaten by the straighter one there, flighted it outside off and drew him into playing the drive, Dravid was playing for the turn and ended up driving at it inside the line

Mixed it up nicely did Murali in that over, got some bounce, turn and had the batsman in a spot of bother with his wily variations

End of over 100 (2 runs) India 450/2

    • R Dravid 107 (188b 11x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 30 (79b)
    • M Muralitharan 20-0-107-2
    • BAW Mendis 20-0-89-0
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