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

Mendis to Khan, no run, defended towards the leg side by Zaheer


Mendis to Khan, no run, again plays it late, waits for it to come towards him and blocks it to the leg side


Mendis to Khan, no run, shuffles forward and punches it towards mid-off


Mendis to Khan, no run, goes straight on after pitching just outside off, Zaheer defends towards point


Mendis to Khan, no run, shows the full face of the bat as he defends back to the bowler


Mendis to Khan, no run, and again watchfully defended to end the over

End of over 151 (maiden) India 640/7

    • Z Khan 1 (7b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 66 (99b 4x4 2x6)
    • BAW Mendis 37-2-162-1
    • HMRKB Herath 31-2-119-3

Herath to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another appeal for lbw, again the ball that turns away from the left-hander, that was missing off


Herath to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the pads, blocked towards midwicket


Herath to Yuvraj Singh, no run, again on legstump, more defence from Yuvraj


Herath to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, charges down the track and swipes it towards deep midwicket, doesn't carry all the way to the fielder


Herath to Khan, no run, once more the ball which comes into the right-arm batsman, Zaheer inside-edges onto his pad


Herath to Khan, no run, clipped towards square leg, Zaheer thinks of the single but decides against it

End of over 152 (1 run) India 641/7

    • Z Khan 1 (9b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 67 (103b 4x4 2x6)
    • HMRKB Herath 32-2-120-3
    • BAW Mendis 37-2-162-1

Mendis to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a bit of an outside edge takes the ball towards backward point


Mendis to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, that's the end of Yuvraj, looking to mow that to midwicket, doesn't get it high enough clear the infield, Sangakkara times his jump well at midwicket to pull off a smart catch

Yuvraj Singh c Sangakkara b Mendis 67 (151m 105b 4x4 2x6) SR: 63.80

Sreesanth takes strike


Mendis to Sreesanth, no run, defends his first ball cautiously


Mendis to Sreesanth, no run, fired into legstump, tapped towards midwicket


Mendis to Sreesanth, no run, beaten all ends up, spins away after pitching on off


Mendis to Sreesanth, no run, a wicket maiden for Mendis, Sreesanth pokes the last ball towards mid-off

End of over 153 (wicket maiden) India 641/8

    • S Sreesanth 0 (4b)
    • Z Khan 1 (9b)
    • BAW Mendis 38-3-162-2
    • HMRKB Herath 32-2-120-3

Herath to Khan, no run, defended towards short cover by Zaheer


Herath to Khan, no run, punched off the front foot to the off side


Herath to Khan, OUT, This Indian innings is rapidly heading to a close, Herath picks up another one, his usual delivery turning away from the right-hander takes the outside edge as Zaheer takes a big swing, Mahela Jayawardene at first slip does the rest

Z Khan c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath 1 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

Sandip from the US: "Herath is doing a Mendis - mystery ball turning into the right hander. Interesting decision for Sangakkara for 3rd Test in Mumbai. Is a wicket which assists seamers - so difficult choice - to leave out Herath or Mendis?"


Herath to Ojha, no run, Ojha defends his first ball in Test cricket towards backward point


Herath to Ojha, 1 run, tossed up, full and on the pads, tickled to short fine leg for his first run


Herath to Sreesanth, OUT, Herath takes five, that was the carrom ball, Sreesanth stayed on the backfoot, didn't pick the delivery, struck low on his pads, he's sent on his way

S Sreesanth lbw b Herath 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India are bowled out for 642, they were 613 for 4 at one stage. It was Herath who did most of the damage today, starting just before tea, using his "mystery" ball to spin out the tail. There is some slow turn on the pitch, but definitely not anything alarming enough to cause the sort of collapse that just happened. Still, 642 isn't too shabby a total.

"Is this the first match featuring Harbajan Singh and Sreesanth after the infamous slapping incident in IPL-1?" asks Deepak. Their first for India, but the two did play against each other in the IPL this year.

End of over 154 (1 run) India 642/10

    • PP Ojha 1 (2b)
    • HMRKB Herath 33-2-121-5
    • BAW Mendis 38-3-162-2
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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