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

Pragyan Ojha has a moment to remember as he is handed his Test cap. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranavitana walk out. Zaheer Khan has the new ball in hand. The luxury of 642 runs allows India to have three slips and a gully in place. Actually, one of those has moved over to the leg side

0.1

Khan to Dilshan, OUT, What a start for India, Dilshan is gone first ball, shortish ball well outside leg stump, Dilshan closes the face of the bat too early, gets the leading edge which balloons towards debutant Ojha at mid-on, big blow this for Sri Lanka

TM Dilshan c Ojha b Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman

0.3

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana drops his hands to leave another ball through to the keeper

Spoo from Germany on the Indian innings: "I have never seen such an unbalanced score card. When we look at the runs it is so lopsided on the the top that I feel my Cricinfo page will roll over by 180°"

0.4

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, full and wide, driven crisply towards point

0.5

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, slanting down the leg side, Dhoni moves across quickly to cut that off, didn't stop it cleanly but prevented any runs from being taken

0.6

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, on the pads again, clipped towards square leg

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 0/1

    • NT Paranavitana 0 (5b)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (0b)
    • Z Khan 1-1-0-1

Sreesanth charges in, the crowd has found it's voice after Dilshan's wicket

1.1

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, on target straightaway, on length just outside off, defended by Sangakkara

1.2

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, FOUR, first runs for Sri Lanka come through a stylish cut past point for four, that was short and wide, easy for Sangakkara

1.3

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, 3 runs, closer to offstump this time, Sangakkara carves it to point again, where Yuvraj misfields to allow Sri Lanka some free runs

1.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, slanting across the batsman, who is happy to shoulder arms

1.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, on offstump this time, making the batsman play, Paranavitana blocks it towards covers

1.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, back of a length, tight around off again, defended off the backfoot

Anil from India points out: "Deepak, after that incident , Sreesanth & Harbajan have played in same team ; for India Red during Challenger Trophy"

End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 7/1

    • NT Paranavitana 0 (8b)
    • KC Sangakkara 7 (3b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-7-0
    • Z Khan 1-1-0-1
2.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball, on off, Sangakkara gets forward and pushes it towards mid-off

2.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, just outside offstump this time, Sangakkara shoulders arms

2.3

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, clipped towards wide mid-on for a couple

2.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, The Indian fielders think it was close after Sangakkara leaves a ball just outside off to the keeper

2.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, whipped to deep backward square leg for an easy single

2.6

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, too far outside off to interest the batsman, he leaves it for the keeper

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 10/1

    • NT Paranavitana 0 (9b)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (8b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 2-1-3-1
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-7-0
3.1

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball outside off, 138.2kmh, pushed towards extra cover for a single

For all those of you asking about Sreesanth, he has been well-behaved so far

3.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, angling across the batsman who is happy to shoulder arms

3.3

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, a delayed appeal from Sreesanth after the ball hit the pads, looked pretty close that one, pitched in line and Hawk-Eye says it would have hit top of middle

3.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, on legstump this time, clipped towards square leg

3.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana gets off the mark with an elegant cover drive, gets well forward to power that length ball outside off

3.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, shortish ball on middle and off, defended off the backfoot

Iain Lloyd from the UK :"In response to Spoo in Germany, if he thinks this scorecard is lopsided, he should see some of the classic English scorecards from the early 90's when the middle order collapse was an art form!"

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 15/1

    • NT Paranavitana 4 (14b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 11 (9b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-12-0
    • Z Khan 2-1-3-1
4.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, nice line from Zaheer, not too far outside off, Sangakkara thinks about defending that one before shouldering arms

4.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, too far outside off to bother the batsman

4.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, same line from Zaheer, should have again been left to the keeper, Sangakkara chases after it though and misses

4.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side this time, Sangakkara looks to glance it fine but doesn't make contact

4.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, much better from Zaheer, just outside off, defended to the off side

4.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, pitches well outside off, easy leave for Sangakkara

End of over 5 (maiden) Sri Lanka 15/1

    • KC Sangakkara 11 (15b 1x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 4 (14b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 3-2-3-1
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-12-0
5.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, 3 runs, nicely tucked away by the batsman, gets it away to deep midwicket, Sreesanth getting it to shape into the batsman here, but that was too much towards leg

5.2

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, a touch short from Sreesanth, Sangakkara gets across and punches it towards cover

5.3

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, stifled appeal for lbw after Sangakkara inside-edges onto his thigh pad outside off

5.4

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, good delivery from Sreesanth, coming into Sangakkara after pitching outside off, well left by Sangakkara

5.5

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, back of length, just outside off, Sangakkara defends towards the off side

5.6

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, 1 run, much fuller, driven crisply towards extra cover

Flat track bully from Australia: "Had money on the draw but with this start, about to bust out the rain dance."

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (20b 1x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 7 (15b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-16-0
    • Z Khan 3-2-3-1
6.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, full and just outside off, defended towards cover

6.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run

6.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length just outside off, gets a bit of on inside edge as he defends towards the bowler

6.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, too far outside off to concern the batsman

6.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, much closer to off, making Sangakkara play, he defends towards the off side

6.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball angling into off, blocked back towards the bowler

Abhishek Saxena from the UK: "Hey Spoo! New Zealand are playing a test too these days. You can always view their (consistently bottom-heavy) scorecard to get your screen straight up again."

End of over 7 (maiden) Sri Lanka 19/1

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (26b 1x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 7 (15b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 4-3-3-1
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-16-0
7.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, way outside off stump, left alone

7.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, 1 run, easy single taken after poking the ball towards point

Ujjwal from India has a long memory: "1st ball wicket of dilshan reminds me of Sunil gavaskar getting out Imran Khan,s 1st ball of the test match at Jaipur way back in 80's"

7.3

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, length ball just outside off, Sangakkara gets a big stride in as he blocks

7.4

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, a good-looking drive for no runs, Sangakkara stands tall and pushes the ball to mid-off

7.5

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, shortish ball on off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and taps it back to the bowler

7.6

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower ball from Sreesanth, well outside off, jabbed towards point for a single

Vibhash from India: "People expecting a result after first ball wicket - hold on. In that 952 runs test match, India declared on second innings and claimed Atapattu very early. But after that........So just wait and watch."

End of over 8 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 21/1

    • KC Sangakkara 13 (30b 1x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 8 (17b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-18-0
    • Z Khan 4-3-3-1
8.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Zaheer cramps the batsman for room, Sangakkara is squared up as he defends

8.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, 135.9 kmh, just misses offstump, left alone by Sangakkara

8.3

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, poor delivery from Zaheer, down the leg side, helped along to deep backward square leg boundary, Sreesanth makes a mess of a difficult fielding effort

8.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length on offstump, defended back to the bowler

8.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, a 139.3kmh bouncer from Zaheer, well outside off, Sangakkara ducks under it

8.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, fullish ball on off, again Zaheer has to field off his own bowling

Rohit Shirpewar is one of the many asking Indian fans to not get too exicted: "Well doesnt it remind anybody of Irfan Pathan's Hatrick of the first three balls of the test against Pakistan....which India further went on to lose...thats test cricket! still a long time before you place your bets..."

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 25/1

    • KC Sangakkara 17 (36b 2x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 8 (17b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 5-3-7-1
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-18-0
9.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, Sreesanth gets the ball to move away but after the ball has passed the stumps, outside off, left alone by the batsman

9.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended off the backfoot towards the bowler

9.3

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, FOUR, short and wide, thanks says Paranavitana as he carves that behind point for four, powerful hit that

Sreesanth switches to round the wicket

9.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, fullish ball angling into of, blocked back to the bowler

Naren form India: "Re Ujwal's comment over 7. Dont bring up the Jaipur match. If i remember correctly both the teams comlpeted one innings only. Better to bring up the '83 India-WI match at Eden Gardens, where Sunny got out to Marshall first ball. India lost , but atleast it had a result"

9.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, slanting in towards the batsman, just outside off, batsman is happy to shoulder arms

9.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, Sreesanth is disappointed after a big appeal for caught behind is turned down, Paranavitana was fishing outside off, not sure there was an edge, will have to wait for the replays, which suggest there was no edge

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 29/1

    • NT Paranavitana 12 (23b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 17 (36b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-22-0
    • Z Khan 5-3-7-1
10.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, 132.1 kmh bouncer just outside off, Sangakkara ducks under it

10.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, angling down the legside, struck on the pads

10.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short ball on off, jumps and defends off the backfoot

10.4

Khan to Sangakkara, 3 runs, short and room for Sangakkara to free his arms, he doesn't quite time it as he cuts the ball through covers

10.5

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide again, Paranvitana goes after it but doesn't connect

10.6

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, full ball slanting into offstump, blocked back towards the bowler

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 32/1

    • NT Paranavitana 12 (25b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 20 (40b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 6-3-10-1
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-22-0

Spin is in, one slip and forward short leg in place

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, big appeal for lbw, inside-edged onto the pads, good decision by the umpire

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up but down the leg side, Dhoni collects

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, pitching just outside leg, defended towards square leg

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, quicker through the air, Sangakkara is hastened into his backfoot defence

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, pitching on middle and turning away, Sangakkara blocks it off the backfoot

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, pitching well outside leg stump, Harbhajan thinks it worthwhile to appeal anyway after the ball hits the pad

Spoo from Germany: "@ Abhishek - Thanks for the advise but being an ardent Indian fan am just waiting for a bottom heavy bowling wickets column with bhajji or even Ojha (debutant) taking a 5 for... Till then its shirsasana (Head stand) for me"

Btw, it's drinks.

Somasundaram sends one of a barrage of mails pointing out: "A small Correction @Rohit Shirpewar : Its not first three balls . Its last three balls of the first over by Pathan vs Pak."

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 32/1

    • KC Sangakkara 20 (46b 2x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 12 (25b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-0
    • Z Khan 6-3-10-1
12.1

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, the ball keeps low after pitching back of a length, the batsman had to adjust late, no footwork there from Paranavitana

12.2

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, short ball into the ribcage, 126kmh, defended comfortably by the batsman

12.3

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, Paranvitana slashes at a ball that is just outside off, misses, the ball scoots through between the batsman and the bat, goes through to the keeper

12.4

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, keeping it short Zaheer, the batsman ducks under

12.5

Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR, opens the face of the bat and steers the ball to the third man boundary, nicely done by Paranavitan

12.6

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, outside off, doesn't interest the batsman

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End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 36/1

    • NT Paranavitana 16 (31b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 20 (46b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 7-3-14-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-0
13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, driven firmly towards mid-off, slightly uppish but wide of the bowler

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, tossed up by Harbhajan, picthing outside leg, clipped towards square leg

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted delivery from Harbhajan, outside leg again, swept behind square leg

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, on a length, on middle and leg, defended off the front foot

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, turns away after pitching on off, blocked towards backward point

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, just outside leg stump, blocked behind square leg

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 39/1

    • NT Paranavitana 16 (34b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 23 (49b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-1-3-0
    • Z Khan 7-3-14-1

Sreesanth is back for another spell

14.1

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, 133.9 kmh, about a foot outside off, left alone by the batsman

14.2

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, punched off the backfoot for a single towards mid-off, could have been tight if Zaheer had been quicker onto the ball

Sreesanth from round the wicket

14.3

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, FOUR, angling into the batsman, not much room for him but Paranavitana slaps it past point for four

14.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, slightly wider outside off, batsman shoulders arms

14.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, 2 runs, full and slanting into off, crisply driven towards Gambhir at extra cover who misfields to give away a run

14.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, good-looking front-foot drive from Paranavitana, can't get it past Yuvraj at point though

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 46/1

    • NT Paranavitana 22 (38b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 24 (51b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 6-0-29-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-1-3-0
15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up by Harbhajan, on middle and off, blocked back towards the bowler

Pragyan Ojha is warming up

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep to a delivery pitching outside leg, struck on the pads and the ball rolls behind square leg

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it outside leg, tapped back to the bowler

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, on legstump this time, worked away towards midwicket

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery, strikes the batsman on the pads but would have missed offstump, that one squared up Sangakkara

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, gets well forward and pokes a middle stump ball towards cover

Dnyanesh from India: "My comments never make it...But I am an eternal optimist...But looks like most Indian fans are true blue pessimists...Last match they were sure India will lose when everyone knew the pitch is a belter..."

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 48/1

    • KC Sangakkara 24 (55b 2x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 23 (40b 4x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-4-0
    • S Sreesanth 6-0-29-0

Ojha's first ball in Tests coming up, from round the wicket

16.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, good delivery too, pitching outside off, turning in and off the batsman's gloves onto pad

16.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, less turn this time after pitching on leg, turned towards backward square leg, a no-ballcalled by the square-leg umpire possibly for having three fielders behind square leg

16.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

16.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, on the pads, turned towards leg slip

16.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, pitching on middle and turning in, batsman keeps bat and pad together as he defends

16.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana coming down the track, first time that has happened in the innings, pushes it back to the bowler

Virender Sehwag is chirping away at the batsman, non-stop chatter from him

16.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, on offstump this time, gets well forward and pushes the ball towards the bowler

End of over 17 (1 run) Sri Lanka 49/1

    • NT Paranavitana 23 (47b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 24 (55b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-1-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-4-0

Seven overs remaining in the day, Harbhajan from round the wicket

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, big appeal for lbw, Hawk-eye shows it just about hitting top of middle, Sangakkara had a good stride in as he was hit in front of middle, that put some doubt in the umpire's mind

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, defended cautiously back to the bowler

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, muscled towards mid-off off the front foot

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, again a good stride in as he defends

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery, Sangakkara looks to power it through the off side, but can't beat silly point

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, and that's a maiden, a full delivery is tapped towards mid-off to end the over

End of over 18 (maiden) Sri Lanka 49/1

    • KC Sangakkara 24 (61b 2x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 23 (47b 4x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-2-4-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-1-0
18.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, full ball on middle, clipped towards square leg

18.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, wristily worked towards square leg by the batsman

18.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, pitching just outside leg, strikes the pads and runs towards leg slip

18.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, length ball pitching on middle, watchfully defended towards the bowler

four fielders around the bat

18.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana goes for a wild sweep, is hit on the pads just outside leg

18.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, shows us his forward defensive technique again, keeping bat and pad close together as he smothers the ball

End of over 19 (maiden) Sri Lanka 49/1

    • NT Paranavitana 23 (53b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 24 (61b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 2-1-1-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-2-4-0
19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, Harbhajan escapes as Sangakkara slaps it straight at backward point

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, full ball pitching just outside off, driven to mid-off

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, nice line from Harbhajan, on off, Sangakkara gets well forward and defends

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up this time, drifts into the batsman, pitches on middle, blocked by Sangakkara

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, a bit of width this time, carved to backward point

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sri Lanka's half-century comes up as Sangakkara slashes a wide ball behind point for four

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 53/1

    • KC Sangakkara 28 (67b 3x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 23 (53b 4x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-2-8-0
    • PP Ojha 2-1-1-0
20.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, FOUR, good hit from Paranavitana, slightly overpitched by Ojha, swiped to the midwicket boundary

Ojha from over the wicket

20.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, pitching just outside off, driven towards cover

20.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, 3 runs, on the pads, helped along to deep backward square leg

20.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, fired into middle, clipped towards midwicket for a single

20.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, that one kept a bit low, pitching just outside off, blocked back to the bowler

20.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, gets well forward and defends towards the bowler

End of over 21 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 61/1

    • NT Paranavitana 30 (58b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 29 (68b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 3-1-9-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-2-8-0

Three overs to go. This has been a good partnership for Sri Lanka so far.

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off, tapped to silly point

Sameer from India: "Unless teams start picking up 5 full-time bowlers even in the sub-continent, I dont see how any of these matches would produce results.. esp if the pitches are heavily batsmen friendly for first 2 or 3 days. Right now it seems as though the batsmen will run out of patience before a bowler penetrates"

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on middle stump this time, defended watchfully off the front foot

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on the pads, 97.4kmh, turned towards forward short leg

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 4 byes, 91.2kmh this time, fired in down the leg side, Dhoni can't get across quick enough to collect

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on off and middle, Sangakkara stretches forward and defends

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, another quick delivery, strikes Sangakkara on the front pad, that gets the Indian fielders excited, but that was going down leg

End of over 22 (4 runs, maiden) Sri Lanka 65/1

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (74b 3x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 30 (58b 5x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-3-8-0
    • PP Ojha 3-1-9-0
22.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, played with soft hands towards silly point

22.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, lunges forward and is struck on the gloves, but lands short of forward short leg

five men around the bat now

22.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, legstump ball, clipped to short leg

22.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, again short leg fields as Paranavitana tucks the ball to the leg side

22.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, 'No, no' is the call after Paranavitana punches the ball to mid-on

22.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, played off the backfoot to short leg

End of over 23 (maiden) Sri Lanka 65/1

    • NT Paranavitana 30 (64b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 29 (74b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 4-2-9-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-3-8-0
23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off, left alone by the batsman

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the backfoot by Sangakkara

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, fullish ball on middle and off, tapped back to the bowler

Three balls to go

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, happy to watchfully play it back to the bowler

'Bhajji, bhajji, bhajji' the crowd screams

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, he fires it down leg

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, the last ball of the day is turned behind square leg for a single

So a good job by Sangakkara and Paranavitana after losing the dangerous Dilshan off the first ball. It's still a good batting surface, but India's bowlers have looked pretty threatening today. 642 runs on board means the spinners could have upto five fielders around the bat and they attacked, couldn't get a breakthrough though. India have managed 8 maidens in 24 overs, Sri Lanka could only send down 11 off 154.

Earlier, it was Rangana Herath's five-for that quickly ended India's innings after they had marched on to 613 for 4 as the Indian batsmen couldn't pick his delivery that comes into the right-handers. However Rahul Dravid's hundred and half-centuries to Yuvraj and Laxman made sure the advantage handed by the openers wasn't frittered.

I don't think India will have much to complain about the second day's play. Do join us in the morning to see how Sri Lanka's reply pans out and in the meantime check out our Facebook page. Thanks for the many mails and the company, for now it's goodbye from me, Siddarth Ravindran.

End of over 24 (1 run) Sri Lanka 66/1

    • KC Sangakkara 30 (80b 3x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 30 (64b 5x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-3-9-0
    • PP Ojha 4-2-9-0

Zaheer will start things off, two slips in place

Meanwhile, in Brisbane, Australia are cruising against West Indies.

It's Sid Talya taking you through the commentary for the first couple of sessions. Two other games happening simultaneously. Shane Bond is back, he's taken three wickets against Pakistan in their response to 429 but Umar Akmal has done well, scoring his maiden half-century.

Serious words from Bilal Mohideen as we start: "Kumar Sangakarra is due a big one here. A harsh critic and a strong competitor, he needs to walk his talk and prove SL aren't the number two test team purely by chance. He owes this to the team, and more importantly to the country."

9.20am Hello and welcome to the coverage of third day's play. India have amassed a massive score and Sri Lanka began in the worst possible fashion in their reply, losing Dilshan first ball. But Sangakkara and Paranavitana have steadied the innings on a track that is taking some turn. They'll have to grind it out today but the Indian bowlers will sense a chance. The experts believe the pitch will begin to open up, making batting a little more difficult, so the Sri Lankans have a huge challenge ahead of them

24.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, strays on the pads, held its line there, pushed towards midwicket

24.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, drops it short of a good length on the off, chops it from the crease towards point

24.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, lands on a good length on middle and leg, pushed off the front foot towards midwicket

24.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, right on target, aiming at the blockhole, full length on middle, dug out watchfully into the leg side

A slip moves out

24.5

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, gifting him with a full delivery on the pads, flicked away elegantly through square leg to beat the fielder in the deep

24.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, pushed it on a good length on middle, driven with a full face to mid-off

Nice start for both, but Zaheer could do better by getting it straighter.

End of over 25 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 70/1

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (86b 4x4)
    • NT Paranavitana 30 (64b 5x4)
    • Z Khan 8-3-18-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-3-9-0

Sreesanth gears up for his spell. Starting with two slips

25.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, short of a good length outside off, getting it to move away from the left hander, leaves it alone

25.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, hurls it full on the off, bowled at 132.3 kmph, sweet sound of bat making contact with ball as he digs it out towards cover

25.3

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide, gets it leave him a hint, goes for the cut but makes no contact

25.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, too wide this time, bordering on a wide but isn't called, there was no way Paranavitana could have reached it

25.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, kept low and got to Dhoni on the bounce, shortish outside off and moved away and the batsman shoulders arms

25.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, beaten, beautifully bowled, lands on the off just on a good length and beats the outside edge with the away movement as he rocks forward to defend

Some encouragement for both bowlers early on.

End of over 26 (maiden) Sri Lanka 70/1

    • NT Paranavitana 30 (70b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 34 (86b 4x4)
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-29-0
    • Z Khan 8-3-18-1
26.1

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, bowled full on middle, pushes it straight past the pitch onto the stumps at the non-striker's end, the ricochet earns them a single

26.2

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide, cracked off the back foot but he'll feel he missed out there, straight to point

26.3

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, short of a good length on the off, dropped off the back foot in the direction of cover

26.4

Khan to Paranavitana, no run, a hint of inward movement there, dropped it short outside off and came back just in, Paranavitana opted to leave it alone

26.5

Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR, streaky, drew him forward with a ball bowled on a driving length just a fraction outside off, tried to defend but played it with soft hands, got a thick outside edge between slip and gully to the ropes

26.6

Khan to Paranavitana, 1 run, walking across to that one, it's sliding down leg and he tries to clip it fine, gets an inside edge onto his pads

End of over 27 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 76/1

    • NT Paranavitana 35 (75b 6x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 35 (87b 4x4)
    • Z Khan 9-3-24-1
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-29-0
27.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, shortish on the off, stands tall and pushed it to cover

27.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, 2 runs, shortish outside off, gets back, opens the face and guides it in that gap between gully and slip for a couple

27.3

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, working up some good pace, bowled at 135 kmph, fullish outside off and gets it to move back in, left alone to the keeper

27.4

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide, there to cut, bowled at 135.6 kmph, keeps a little low this time and zips through to the keeper

27.5

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, trying to tempt him to play the drive but Paranavitana restrains himself, it's a touch too wide and he leaves it be

27.6

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, strikes him on the shoulder, banged it hard and Paranavitana was late in reacting to that bouncer, took his eyes off the ball and was rapped hard

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 78/1

    • NT Paranavitana 37 (81b 6x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 35 (87b 4x4)
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-31-0
    • Z Khan 9-3-24-1
28.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length on the off, at 128 kmph, moving in just a touch, defended watchfully towards cover

28.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, pitched it up on the off stump, gets forward and pushes it firmly to mid-off

28.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, shortish on middle, gets his body behind it nicely and taps it to midwicket

28.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, sliding it on the pads, tries to clip it square but gets an inside edge onto his pads, lobs up but there's no short leg

28.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 3 runs, in the slot outside off, overpitched, crunches it between cover and point for three runs

28.6

Khan to Paranavitana, 1 run, gets back and knocks that shortish delivery down towards third man for a single

End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 82/1

    • NT Paranavitana 38 (82b 6x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 38 (92b 4x4)
    • Z Khan 10-3-28-1
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-31-0
29.1

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, no run, bowled full on the off stump, pushed off the front foot towards cover

Zaheer has been warned by the umpire for running on the pitch, the first official warning

29.2

Sreesanth to Paranavitana, OUT, gone! Poking at one that moved away from him after pitching, short of a good length, tried to push at it off the back foot, a little away from his body, gets a thick outside edge to Dhoni who takes a sharp catch, diving low to his left

NT Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 38 (129m 84b 6x4 0x6) SR: 45.23

The pair had stabilised Sri Lanka's innings but the stand's been broken. Sreesanth has looked good today and has used the movement on offer well to his advantage. In comes Mahela, fresh from that epic innings in Ahmedabad.

29.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, edged and between keeper and slip, beautifully bowled, lands on a good length outside off, a hint of away movement, tries to defend it off the front foot, gets a thick edge and right in the gap, it was Dhoni's catch, should have dived to his right. If it's to the left of first slip, it's usually the keeper's chance

29.4

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

Sreesanth unlucky, Jayawardene gets a life

29.5

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, pushed off the front foot wide of midwicket for a couple

29.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, attempted yorker, full on middle, gets his bat down in time while defending it to midwicket

Sreesanth received a big hug from Harbhajan Singh after getting that wicket, a pleasant sight.

End of over 30 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 88/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (4b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 38 (92b 4x4)
    • S Sreesanth 9-1-37-1
    • Z Khan 10-3-28-1
30.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run

30.2

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, pushed firmly down the ground, bowled on a length on middle and leg and he offered the full face, cracking it past the bowler and mid-on

30.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, swinging in, gets forward and to the pitch to drive it wide of Dravid at extra cover

30.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, pushed it on a good length on the off, eased towards extra cover again, thinks of a single but it's not there

30.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, swinging in, gets forward and defends it confidently back to the bowler

A leg slip in place

30.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, squared him up just a bit with that late away movement, pushed it towards extra cover

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 92/2

    • KC Sangakkara 42 (98b 5x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (4b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 11-3-32-1
    • S Sreesanth 9-1-37-1
31.1

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, appeal for lbw, Mahela's in a spot of bother here, angling it on the pads, full, Mahela tries to drive it past midwicket, is lucky to get an inside edge on the pads, would have been extremely close otherwise

31.2

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards extra cover off the back foot

31.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowled it short from wide of the crease, stood tall and knocked it down on the off side

31.4

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, nicely timed, hurling it on middle and leg, too straight and Mahela whips it away through square leg to beat Yuvraj to the ropes

Two slips and a gully

31.5

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length on the off, at 138.2 kmph, drops it off the back foot towards point

31.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, the slower legcutter, at 98 kmph, spotted it at the right time, watched it onto his bat and played it to cover

Sones: "What's it in specially for lefthanders? I don't think so. The actual matter is that there is not that much for bowlers in this pitch ( fast or spin). Hardworking bowlers will get the result."

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 96/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 10 (10b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 42 (98b 5x4)
    • S Sreesanth 10-1-41-1
    • Z Khan 11-3-32-1

Onkar: "Get on full and straight to Jayawardene first up. Good chances of getting him lbw with the one that keeps low."

32.1

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oversteps, gets front and across and drives that fullish delivery to mid-on

32.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery on middle, rocks back and taps it in the direction of midwicket

32.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped wide of point but Sehwag dived to his right to stop that one-handed

32.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length on the off, at 130.7 kmph, gets forward and blocks it back to the bowler

32.4

Khan to Sangakkara, (no ball) 1 run, too straight, worked away from the crease to fine leg, oversteps again

Venkatesh: "India, please remove DPMD Jayawardene next, or else there is a possibility that he might pair with HAPW Jayawardene AGAIN !!! pity readers"

Gambhir moves in towards short leg, a slightly deeper-than-normal one. There's also a midwicket

32.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, angling it towards leg and middle, closes the face on it to get it behind square for a single, brings up the 100

32.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, chops it down towards third man for a single

32.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowled it full on the off, pushed to mid--on off the front foot

End of over 33 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 101/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (12b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 44 (104b 5x4)
    • Z Khan 12-3-37-1
    • S Sreesanth 10-1-41-1

Prashanth: ""If it's to the left of first slip, it's usually the keeper's chance." Yeah? Tell that to Prasanna Jayawardene who dived to catch Sehwag (and flopped)" Except that it landed straight into Jayawardene's palms in front of his body but he was blocked by Prasanna

33.1

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run

33.2

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended into the off side from the crease

33.3

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, no run, lands it on a length on middle, driven firmly but straight back to the bowler

33.4

Sreesanth to Sangakkara, OUT, bowled'im! Dragged it on, full and wide, reached for a flowing drive through the covers but ended up getting an inside edge onto his stumps

KC Sangakkara b Sreesanth 44 (151m 108b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

These two often bat well together but Sreesanth has delivered a timely blow. Both overnight batsmen have been sent back. Samaraweera walks in.

33.5

Sreesanth to Samaraweera, 1 run, turned away into the leg side towards square leg to get off the mark

33.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets an inside edge while playing it off the back foot, a thick one for a single towards square leg

End of over 34 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 103/3

    • DPMD Jayawardene 12 (13b 2x4)
    • TT Samaraweera 1 (1b)
    • S Sreesanth 11-1-43-2
    • Z Khan 12-3-37-1

Ojha comes on to bowl on his debut. Has two slips and a short leg

34.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed it up from round the wicket on the off stump, defended towards point

34.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets a big stride forward and pushes it back to the bowler, gave it some air again

A silly point moves in

34.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, shortish on middle, kept it flat this time, worked away through square leg for a single

34.4

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, slightly short outside off, turns away, gets behind it and tries to punch it to cover

34.5

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, plenty of air, lands on a good length , reaches forward to drive it towards mid-off

34.6

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, floats it outside off, rocks forward and dabs it to silly point, tidy start from the debutant

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 104/3

    • TT Samaraweera 1 (4b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 13 (16b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 5-2-10-0
    • S Sreesanth 11-1-43-2
35.1

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off, at 133.7 kmph, gets back and punches it to cover

35.2

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well left, appeared to be interested in playing it on the off side but withdrew his bat as soon as he realised it was moving away

35.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 4 byes, Dhoni makes a mess of it behind the stumps, kept really low after landing short outside off, he couldn't bend down in time to stop that, conceded four byes

35.4

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shortish on middle, moves back and defends it towards midwicket

35.5

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short outside off, it's there to cut but Mahela leaves it be

35.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full on the off, didn't time it well enough, got to the pitch and pushed it straight to mid-off

End of over 36 (4 runs, maiden) Sri Lanka 108/3

    • DPMD Jayawardene 13 (22b 2x4)
    • TT Samaraweera 1 (4b)
    • S Sreesanth 12-2-43-2
    • PP Ojha 5-2-10-0
36.1

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, the batsman drives to mid off

36.2

Ojha to Samaraweera, 1 run, hit against the spin towards midwicket

36.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a straight full toss this time, driven towards mid off

36.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up slowly outside off, Jayawardene lets it go

36.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene moves back and cuts hard but can't beat point

36.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, driven through midwicket for two more

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 111/3

    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (26b 2x4)
    • TT Samaraweera 2 (6b)
    • PP Ojha 6-2-13-0
    • S Sreesanth 12-2-43-2
37.1

Sreesanth to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Samaraweera stays in his crease and defends

37.2

Sreesanth to Samaraweera, OUT, bowled him! Sreesanth hits the good length outside off again, Samaraweera attempts to, he gets a thick bottom edge on to his stumps, it was a bit wide actually and it stayed a touch low

TT Samaraweera b Sreesanth 2 (23m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

That is a vital blow for India. Once Samaraweera settles in he's usually extremely hard to dislodge. Angelo Mathews is the new batsman.

37.3

Sreesanth to Mathews, no run, good length and on an excellent line on middle and off, Mathews moves back and defends

37.4

Sreesanth to Mathews, 1 run, another inside edge but this time it goes towards square leg, Sreesanth throws his hands up, he knows he was close

37.5

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely straight drive, pushed through the line and comfortably beats the fielder at mid off

37.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene moves forward and blocks

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 116/4

    • DPMD Jayawardene 19 (28b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 1 (2b)
    • S Sreesanth 13-2-48-3
    • PP Ojha 6-2-13-0
38.1

Ojha to Mathews, no run, floating it up on middle, prods forward and drops it into the leg side

38.2

Ojha to Mathews, no run, lands on a good length on middle,pushed it back to the bowler

38.3

Ojha to Mathews, no run, quicker through the air, hurled it on a good length on the off, reaches forward and plays it back on the pitch

38.4

Ojha to Mathews, no run, shortish outside off, holds its line, leaves it alone

38.5

Ojha to Mathews, no run

38.6

Ojha to Mathews, no run, tossed up on the, drawing him forward, gets a big stride out and plays it back to Ojha

End of over 39 (maiden) Sri Lanka 116/4

    • AD Mathews 1 (8b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 19 (28b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 7-3-13-0
    • S Sreesanth 13-2-48-3

An extended spell for Sreesanth

39.1

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushes Mahela back but he meets it with a full face

39.2

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands on a good length outside off and gets some late movement, guides it towards point off the front foot

39.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down

39.4

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, played it really late, shortish outside off, angled it wide of the diving Laxman at slip for a single

39.5

Sreesanth to Mathews, no run, shortish outside off, defended solidly off the front foot, he needs to get a little fuller

39.6

Sreesanth to Mathews, FOUR, streaky, Mathews was very unconvincing there, Sreesanth pushed it wide and had the batsman chase it, took his bottom-hand off and ended up slicing it behind point for a fortuitous boundary

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 121/4

    • AD Mathews 5 (10b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 20 (32b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 14-2-53-3
    • PP Ojha 7-3-13-0
40.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed it up on middle, rocked forward and pushed it back to the bowler

40.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets to the pitch and defends it cautiously to silly point

40.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly short on the off, moves away and chops it down towards point

Two slips and a silly point

40.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted on the off, pushed through the line back to the bowler

40.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped it short on the off, made way and tried to cut it past point but didn't time it well enough

40.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, probing away, gets it to land on a good length outside off, defended with bat close to pad

India have now bowled more maiden overs than Sri Lanka

End of over 41 (maiden) Sri Lanka 121/4

    • DPMD Jayawardene 20 (38b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 5 (10b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 8-4-13-0
    • S Sreesanth 14-2-53-3
41.1

Sreesanth to Mathews, 1 run, hurled it full on the off, pushed past the bowler towards mid-on for a single

41.2

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, testing line outside off, just a hint of away movement, Jayawardeme leaves it be

41.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, bowled from wide of the crease, dropped it short outside off, left it be, overstepped there

41.3

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowled it full on the off, bowled at 132 kmph, stopped on him there, pushed it through to cover

41.4

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pitched it up outside off, drove it elegantly wide of mid-off where Ojha dived to his left to save a few runs

41.5

Sreesanth to Mathews, 1 run, another good piece of fielding, shortish, it's punched wide of him again and he hurls himself to his left to keep them to a single

41.6

Sreesanth to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowled it full on the off, pushed through the line to mid-off

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 125/4

    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (43b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 7 (12b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 15-2-57-3
    • PP Ojha 8-4-13-0

Vittal: ""An extended spell for Sreesanth" - Don't think Sreesanth will be complaining as long as he bowls for India. He is either extremely good some times or below average. Guess its mind over matter."

42.1

Ojha to Mathews, SIX, Mathews gives the debutant the charge, saw him give a bit of air, charged down the pitch and launched him over long-on, didn't get to the pitch but was committed to the shot and executed it well

42.2

Ojha to Mathews, no run, tossed up on the off, lunges forward and pushes it into the off side

42.3

Ojha to Mathews, no run

42.4

Ojha to Mathews, no run, floating it on the off stump, bowled full, pushed back to the bowler

42.5

Ojha to Mathews, no run, again, giving it air consistently, makes Angelo reach for it as it is defended back to him

42.6

Ojha to Mathews, no run, playing with the straight bat is Mathews, has a big reach and taps it back to the bowler

End of over 43 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 131/4

    • AD Mathews 13 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (43b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 9-4-19-0
    • S Sreesanth 15-2-57-3

Karthik: "While most of readers have been more keen on relating the two Jayawardena's, there is actually a brotherly affair that's going on in Newzealand!! Not sure how many have followed that!!!" Yes, Umar Akmal has smashed a century on debut. His brother, Kamran, was dismissed for 82 a short while ago.

Harbhajan comes on

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, gets forward and paddles it down to fine leg for a couple

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ooh, tried to slog that over midwicket, came down the track and had a big swing, gave it some air, ended up mistiming it

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Laxman fumbles while diving to his left at silly mid-on and concedes a single

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, OUT, gone! Harbhajan held it back just a hint, got it to pitch on a good length on the off, it held its line and went on straight but Mathews played for turn as he lunged forward to defend, played inside the line, missed and it clipped the bails on its way to the keeper

AD Mathews b Harbhajan Singh 13 (30m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 68.42

Sri Lanka are in trouble now, the fumble by Laxman works to India's advantage.Teasing Mathews there with that loopy delivery. Prasanna comes in for what promises to be a reading nightmare with those big initials.

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked away off the back foot wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 135/5

    • HAPW Jayawardene 1 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 24 (47b 3x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-3-13-1
    • PP Ojha 9-4-19-0

A slip, short leg, silly point and midwicket

44.1

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on the off, gets forward and defends it on the off side

44.2

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, lands on a good length, holds its line, drops it back on the pitch

44.3

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gives it some air, pushes it back with a lunge to the bowler

44.4

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, spun away from a good length outside off, pokes at it but the turn beats him

A second slip moves in

44.5

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, steps out of the crease and pushes him to mid-on

44.6

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, floated it on middle, gets a big stride forward and plays it onto the pitch

End of over 45 (maiden) Sri Lanka 135/5

    • HAPW Jayawardene 1 (7b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 24 (47b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 10-5-19-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-3-13-1
45.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

45.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed it up outside off, plenty of air, induced him into playing a forceful drive, he went after it but ended up getting an inside edge as it turned in

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flatter, on the off stump, lands a little short, pushed back to the bowler

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, hurled it quick, full and wide, doesn't play at it

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped, Mahela gets another life, Dravid drops a sharp one at slip, short of a length outside off, makes way to cut it past him, it doesn't turn much, takes the thick edge and he is slow to react, a couple of attempts but can't hold on

End of over 46 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 137/5

    • DPMD Jayawardene 25 (52b 3x4)
    • HAPW Jayawardene 2 (8b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-3-15-1
    • PP Ojha 10-5-19-0
46.1

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, dropped on the off side off the front foot

46.2

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

46.3

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, targeting middle, shortish, defended towards short leg

46.4

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flighted on the off, comes down the track and pushes it to cover

46.5

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, shouts of catch it, it's swept uppishly towards Sreesanth at deep backward square leg, lands short

46.6

Ojha to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, bowled it full outside off, defended solidly towards the silly-point fielder

End of over 47 (maiden) Sri Lanka 137/5

    • HAPW Jayawardene 2 (14b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 25 (52b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 11-6-19-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-3-15-1

Mahela's had two lives in this innings, that's too much for someone who scored 275 in just the previous Test

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed back past the bowler, Harbhajan and Laxman at silly mid-on are undecided as to who should go for it, none do and they get a single

47.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, lands on a good length outside off, blocked onto the pitch

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and drops it into the leg side

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, nudges it away in the direction of point

47.5

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, appeal for stumping, goes for a slog sweep, turns in from a good length outside off, misses and Dhoni takes off the bails, there's too much doubt, appears that he has a small part of his foot inside the crease, gets the benefit of the doubt

47.6

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, head still, weight forward and defends it to silly point

End of over 48 (1 run) Sri Lanka 138/5

    • HAPW Jayawardene 2 (19b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 26 (53b 3x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-3-16-1
    • PP Ojha 11-6-19-0
48.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length on the off, punched off the back foot to point

48.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, rocks forward and turns it into the leg side towards square leg

48.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length , just a hint of turn away fro Mahela, leaves it be

48.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted it on the off, defended watchfully towards silly point

48.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angling it on middle, pushed to midwicket from the crease

The last ball before lunch

48.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, and Mahela lets it go, short outside off, holds its line, no attempt to play at it

India are on top in Kanpur and were given the early boost by Sreesanth who got Paranavitana with one that moved away. The next two that followed were huge wickets but came off inside-edges with the batsmen opting to chase wide deliveries. Harbhajan then stepped in, removing Mathews when he played inside the line. Mahela and Prasanna, India's two tormentors in Ahmedabad, have warded off some nervy moments to survive till lunch. Mahela is lucky to be there; he was let off twice and India will have much to regret if he makes them pay. Still 305 needed to avoid the follow-on. Join us in about 40 minutes, Sid Ravindran will take you through the action

End of over 49 (maiden) Sri Lanka 138/5

    • DPMD Jayawardene 26 (59b 3x4)
    • HAPW Jayawardene 2 (19b)
    • PP Ojha 12-7-19-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-3-16-1

We are ready for the post-lunch action. Sid Ravindran will join you guys in just a bit, he's getting his computer ready. Prasanna will take strike and bowling to him is Harbhajan. A silly point and a short leg

49.1

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, quicker through the air, short and wide, keeps a little, goes for the cut, misses

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, bowled it full outside off, went across and tried to sweep it square, missed but was struck outside the line

49.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tossed it up on the off, gets forward and knocks it towards silly point

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, sweetly struck, bowled full, stretched forward, got to the pitch and square-drove it elegantly through point for a boundary

49.5

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, gets across to sweep it square again and the result is the same, struck on the pads

The silly point comes off for Mahela

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, waits for it to turn in from a good length outside off, defended on the pitch

End of over 50 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 143/5

    • DPMD Jayawardene 26 (60b 3x4)
    • HAPW Jayawardene 6 (24b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 11-3-20-1
    • PP Ojha 12-7-19-0
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