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

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

India 10/0   G Gambhir 9* (9b 1x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 1.1-0-9-0

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

India 16/0   G Gambhir 14* (17b 2x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 3-0-15-0

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

India 23/0   G Gambhir 18* (21b 3x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 3.4-0-21-0

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

India 35/0   V Sehwag 10* (27b 1x4)   AD Mathews 5.3-1-10-0

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

India 39/0   V Sehwag 14* (29b 2x4)   AD Mathews 5.5-1-14-0

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

India 45/0   V Sehwag 18* (34b 3x4)   AD Mathews 6.4-1-18-0

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   V Sehwag 22* (36b 4x4)   AD Mathews 7-1-22-0

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

India 56/0   G Gambhir 31* (54b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 62/0   G Gambhir 36* (56b 5x4)   HMRKB Herath 0.4-0-10-0

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

India 66/0   G Gambhir 40* (58b 6x4)   HMRKB Herath 1-0-14-0

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, not to the pitch but he had readied himself for it, short of a good length, came forward, made a hint of room and flayed it through the covers

India 85/0   V Sehwag 42* (55b 5x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 1.5-0-15-0

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

India 93/0   G Gambhir 47* (67b 7x4)   M Muralitharan 1.4-0-10-0

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, terrible delivery, long hop on middle, the offspinner, he rocks back and pulls it away powerfully over midwicket for a one bounce four

India 99/0   V Sehwag 48* (59b 6x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 2.1-0-20-0

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, reaches his half-century with a paddle, on middle and leg and he helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

India 103/0   V Sehwag 52* (60b 7x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 2.2-0-24-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, picked that one easily, shortish outside off, turned in, he waited for it, moved back and punched it through mid-off and extra cover for four more

India 112/0   V Sehwag 57* (64b 8x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 3-0-17-0

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

India 135/0   G Gambhir 63* (85b 8x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 10.1-1-39-0

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

India 141/0   V Sehwag 74* (74b 9x4 2x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 10.2-1-45-0

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

India 146/0   V Sehwag 78* (78b 10x4 2x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 10.5-1-50-0

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

India 154/0   G Gambhir 71* (89b 9x4)   M Muralitharan 3.4-0-25-0

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

India 164/0   V Sehwag 83* (81b 11x4 2x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 11.4-1-57-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag rocks forward and drives it sweetly wide of mid-off, pitched it up, in the slot and he takes full toll

India 179/0   V Sehwag 94* (90b 12x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 5.1-0-36-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, gets it to the fine-leg boundary, shortish on middle and leg, tucks it away into that vacant gap and reaches his 16th Test century

India 191/0   V Sehwag 101* (97b 13x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 6.5-0-44-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag rides his luck, tossed up on the off and it didn't spin, made room and tried to smash him over his head, ended up getting an inside edge just wide of the stumps and to the fine-leg boundary, 200 up

India 201/0   V Sehwag 107* (107b 14x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 8.2-0-51-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, got it right this time, all along the ground, tossed up again, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and drives it crisply wide of mid-off

India 205/0   V Sehwag 111* (108b 15x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 8.3-0-55-0

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, three in a row, much quicker from Murali but to no avail, took it on the half-volley and drilled it wide of a diving extra cover

India 209/0   V Sehwag 115* (109b 16x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 8.4-0-59-0

Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, the runs keep flowing, tossed up on the off, gets his foot to the pitch and drives it through midwicket to beat the fielder in the deep

India 228/0   V Sehwag 127* (120b 17x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 4.5-0-29-0

Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, short on the off and he smashes it in the same direction, slapped away off the front foot, a good-hard swat

India 232/0   V Sehwag 131* (121b 18x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 5-0-33-0

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

India 239/1   G Gambhir 103* (132b 10x4)   HMRKB Herath 5.1-0-37-0

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

India 243/1   G Gambhir 107* (133b 11x4)   HMRKB Herath 5.2-0-41-0

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

India 253/1   G Gambhir 113* (138b 12x4)   HMRKB Herath 6.2-0-47-0

Mendis to Dravid, FOUR, bowled it full on the off stump, gets to the pitch and drives it sweetly wide of mid-off, this is too easy

India 265/1   R Dravid 11* (14b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6-0-50-0

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

India 275/1   G Gambhir 126* (148b 13x4)   TM Dilshan 1.1-0-8-0

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

India 284/1   R Dravid 18* (29b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 2.3-0-16-0

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

India 289/1   R Dravid 23* (34b 3x4)   BAW Mendis 8.2-0-57-0

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

India 328/1   G Gambhir 148* (186b 14x4)   BAW Mendis 14.5-0-74-0

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

India 334/1   R Dravid 41* (80b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 13.2-0-69-0

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

India 350/1   R Dravid 48* (93b 5x4)   HMRKB Herath 15.2-0-79-0

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

India 356/1   G Gambhir 163* (201b 15x4)   M Muralitharan 13.2-0-79-1

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

India 365/1   R Dravid 56* (105b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 14.2-0-85-1

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

India 383/2   R Dravid 64* (122b 7x4)   M Muralitharan 17.3-0-98-2

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

India 417/2   R Dravid 85* (153b 8x4)   HMRKB Herath 18-0-91-0

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   R Dravid 89* (157b 9x4)   AD Mathews 15-2-43-0

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

India 441/2   R Dravid 101* (172b 10x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 21.5-4-86-0

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

India 446/2   R Dravid 105* (174b 11x4)   M Muralitharan 18.2-0-105-2

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid continues his merry way, saw the width, waited for it to turn in and cut it behind point to pile it on

India 468/3   R Dravid 115* (195b 12x4)   M Muralitharan 21.2-0-115-2

Mendis to Dravid, FOUR, punished, bowled full and he sensed a chance, stayed rooted to his crease and crashed it past the bowler for a one bounce four with one clean strike

India 475/3   R Dravid 120* (198b 13x4)   BAW Mendis 23-0-104-1

Mendis to Laxman, FOUR, the straighter one, spotted it, saw that it didn't turn and just opened the face at the right time to knock it behind point for a boundary

India 492/3   VVS Laxman 8* (12b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 24.2-1-109-1

Mendis to Dravid, FOUR, and again, almost identical to the shot played by Laxman earlier in the over except that this one was closer to the stumps, turned the face at just the last moment to beat the point fielder

India 497/3   R Dravid 135* (215b 14x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 25-1-114-1

Mendis to Dravid, FOUR, poor delivery from Mendis, dropped it short outside off and gave him much more room by getting it to turn away, Dravid rocked back and slapped it with utter disdain to the deep extra cover boundary

India 507/3   R Dravid 143* (219b 15x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 25.4-1-122-1

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, sweetly timed, just a firm push as he leaned forward to a flighted delivery bowled outside off, placed it into that gap between extra cover and mid-off and earned himself a boundary

India 532/4   VVS Laxman 22* (40b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 26.2-0-132-2

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

India 540/4   VVS Laxman 28* (48b 3x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 22.5-4-91-0

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   VVS Laxman 37* (69b 4x4)   UWMBCA Welegedara 25-4-100-0

Mendis to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj is getting a move on here, gets his front leg out of the way and slams a short ball to the wide long-on boundary

India 580/4   Yuvraj Singh 34* (48b 1x4 2x6)   BAW Mendis 34.2-1-151-1

Mendis to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, same result but Yuvraj wasn't in control of that one, looks to cut it hard, gets a bit of an outside edge past slip for four

India 584/4   Yuvraj Singh 38* (49b 2x4 2x6)   BAW Mendis 34.3-1-155-1

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, tossed up by Murali, Laxman is quickly down the track and cracks that past a diving mid-off for four

India 598/4   VVS Laxman 56* (99b 5x4)   M Muralitharan 31-0-154-2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, picked the gap,was bowled on the pads and he swept it powerfully to beat the deep backward square leg fielder, much too fine

India 627/6   Yuvraj Singh 58* (89b 3x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 36.4-0-174-2

Herath to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, out comes the sweep again, much squarer this time, flat on middle and it's thumped between deep square leg and deep midwicket

India 632/6   Yuvraj Singh 63* (93b 4x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 29.3-2-117-2
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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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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