Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.5 short ball does it for Ishant and India, Karunaratne had not looked comfortable with the incoming bouncer from round the stumps, tries to ride the bounce this time, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and pops up for gully to trot and complete the catch 15/1
    7.1 India get rid of the openers with the short ball, Silva tries to hook a bouncer from outside the line of his left shoulder, and ends up edging it over the cordon, Dhawan makes up for the drop, runs to his right and dives to take it, replays show that took the arm guard, not sure if there was bat involved 15/2
    19.4 Ashwin strikes again, and Rahane takes a fine low catch to his left at slip, top delivery, tossed up, pitches good length on off, draws him forward, spins and rises, takes the edge, and Rahane moves smoothly to snap it up 54/4
    11.3 that is an outstanding reflex take at silly point, KL Rahul the man, Sanga was pushing a slow turner off the back foot, Rahul did not attempt to take any evasive action, he just stood in his place, Sanga ended up mishitting it off the toe end, the ball came slightly to Rahul's left, and he has followed it to take it so nonchalantly he's made it look easy 27/3
    41.3 India keep pulling off stunners at short leg, here is Rohit Sharma now, Mathews skipped out and tried to force it with the spin, it took a thick inside edge, brushed the pad, was flying over Rohit when he got both hands to it, parried it in the air, then turned around, and dived forward to claim it one handed 139/6
    21.3 Ashwin taking out batsmen at will at the moment, he angles this in to the left hander from round the stumps, it straightens, Mubarak pushes forward, but it has bounced extra, and popped up straight to short leg 60/5
    48.1 Mishra has his first, Chandimal jumped out looking to go over midwicket against the spin, the ball spun away, took the edge and Rahane holds on as it flies to him at slip 179/8
    43.3 Ashwin collects his fifth, Dhammika Prasad plays back to a flighted pitched up delivery, which spins in and bounces to strike the pad 155/7
    49.4 sixth for Ashwin, Herath tries another slog sweep, the full delivery slips under his bat and straightens to hit off 183/10
    48.2 two in two now, the googly, tossed up, Kaushal forward to try and defend, it spins in, takes the inside edge and goes to short leg 179/9
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    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    183 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 3.68, 234 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (FDM Karunaratne, 6.5 ov), 2-15 (JK Silva, 7.1 ov), 3-27 (KC Sangakkara, 11.3 ov), 4-54 (HDRL Thirimanne, 19.4 ov), 5-60 (J Mubarak, 21.3 ov), 6-139 (AD Mathews, 41.3 ov), 7-155 (KTGD Prasad, 43.3 ov), 8-179 (LD Chandimal, 48.1 ov), 9-179 (PHT Kaushal, 48.2 ov), 10-183 (HMRKB Herath, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma1133012.7203
    VR Aaron1106816.1800
    R Ashwin13.424663.3600
    A Mishra612023.3300
    Harbhajan Singh811702.1200
  • BATSMEN
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    2.6 Dhammika with the breakthrough, there has not been much movement with the new ball for Sri Lanka, there is a bit of it now, as this moves further in to Rahul from a length, and strikes the pad before he can get the bat around, given by umpire Oxenford after a long appeal 14/1
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    49.44
    87.6 Dhawan has played on, half-hearted push to a short of a length ball, it moved in just a bit around off, Dhawan was late in getting bat down, and inside edged it on to the stumps 294/5
    9.3 rapped on the pad again, and this time there is no saving Rohit, the angled delivery working again for Sri Lanka, Mathews slants it in on a good length, Rohit attempts to defend on the front foot, misses it, and is caught on the back leg, on the line of off, given immediately by umpire Llong 28/2
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    73.6 gone this time, he is not comfortable playing the sweep, and he has fallen to the shot, it was tossed up full just outside off stump, Kohli went for a big forcing sweep, missed it, and umpire Llong upholds Sri Lanka's appeal 255/3
    75.2 for all the loose balls he has bowled, Kaushal has taken two big wickets in two overs now, lots of turn as he tosses this up outside off, Rahane misses on the forward defensive, and is given immediately, hit him in front of middle 257/4
    114.5 Saha gone on the bouncer, Chandimal takes it over his head, as Saha attempts to hook, he is disappointed, because replays show it pinged the helmet, full marks to the fast bowler for the effort late in the day though 366/9
    89.5 Ashwin departs early, loose drive against the new ball, this is a good delivery too, pitching on a length outside off, Ashwin tries to dismiss it on the up, it zips in through the gate after pitching and strikes off 302/6
    99.2 again he's moved too far across and that has claimed him, the line is too close to off for him to be shuffling that much, he tries a paddle in a bid to adjust, but the ball turns past and disturbs the leg bail, took a while to come off but it eventually did, they check with the third umpire and Harbhajan has to walk back 330/7
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    103.4 fourth for Kaushal as Mishra sees a lot of flight, charges out and misses a big turner, middle stump rattled 344/8
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    117.4 that is the end of the innings, and a fifth wicket for Kaushal, the straighter one working this time, tossed up, drawing him forward, taking the edge through to slip 375/10
    Extras
    24 (lb 10, nb 11, w 3)
    TOTAL
    375 all out (117.4 Overs, RR: 3.18, 506 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (KL Rahul, 2.6 ov), 2-28 (RG Sharma, 9.3 ov), 3-255 (V Kohli, 73.6 ov), 4-257 (AM Rahane, 75.2 ov), 5-294 (S Dhawan, 87.6 ov), 6-302 (R Ashwin, 89.5 ov), 7-330 (Harbhajan Singh, 99.2 ov), 8-344 (A Mishra, 103.4 ov), 9-366 (WP Saha, 114.5 ov), 10-375 (VR Aaron, 117.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad2245412.4511
    ANPR Fernando2629833.7621
    AD Mathews411213.0000
    PHT Kaushal32.4213454.1009
    HMRKB Herath3346702.0300
  • BATSMEN
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    0.5 Ashwin needs five balls to strike, the one that does not turn, Karunaratne caught clueless on the crease, and can do nothing as this hurries in with the angle to hit leg 0/1
    1.5 Mishra's googly working second time, India on fire, Silva hasn't spotted the wrong 'un again, tossed up, inviting the drive, Silva pushes, well outside the line, and the ball sneaks in through the gate, just brushes the pad on its way 1/2
    4.1 nightwatchman goes first ball of the morning, Aaron gets the bouncer right up at the throat, cuts in at the batsman after pitching, keeps climbing, Prasad hops and fends, and Rahane is alert enough to dive and take it at gully 5/3
    24.5 Ajinkya Rahane, you beauty, comes up with a stunner at slip, turn and lots of bounce outside off for Ashwin, Sanga thick-edging as he looks to force it off the back foot, the ball is flying to Rahane's left at slip, he reacts instinctively with a dive, stretches out the left hand and plucks it safely, standing ovation for the great man as he walks off for the last time in front of the Galle Fort 92/4
    25.6 two big ones in two overs, India closing this out now, bounce from Mishra, Mathews stretching a long way forward, but the bounce means it hits the bat high and pops up to silly point, good reflex take from Rahul 95/5
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    50.4 Ashwin produces the breakthrough right away, and it is Rahane again with a sharp take at slip, coming in low at his right leg, he bends, stretches the arms and pulls it off once more, Ashwin generating the bite which Harbhajan has lacked, making it kick off the pitch, Thirimanne played back to this length ball and followed the line as it spun away from him 220/6
    68.3 Harbhajan breaks the partnership, his first wicket of the match, Mubarak won't be getting his maiden Test fifty, tossed up fullish on off, finds some turn, Mubarak pushes, not fully forward but that is his way, thin edge to Rahane at slip 302/7
    72.5 Herath has been given caught at slip, and Rahane has become the first man to claim eight catches in a Test, Herath playing with a closed face, not sure that came off the bat, bounced, took the thigh pad, and went to Rahane's left, he has not missed anything so far 319/8
    81.2 India strike with the new ball, very full and widish outside off, Kaushal cannot resist going after it, and a thin edge goes through to Saha 360/9
    82.2 and Chandimal will be stranded here as Ashwin angles it in and straightens it past the push from Pradeep to strike off 367/10
    Extras
    19 (b 3, nb 8, w 8)
    TOTAL
    367 all out (82.2 Overs, RR: 4.45, 360 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (FDM Karunaratne, 0.5 ov), 2-1 (JK Silva, 1.5 ov), 3-5 (KTGD Prasad, 4.1 ov), 4-92 (KC Sangakkara, 24.5 ov), 5-95 (AD Mathews, 25.6 ov), 6-220 (HDRL Thirimanne, 50.4 ov), 7-302 (J Mubarak, 68.3 ov), 8-319 (HMRKB Herath, 72.5 ov), 9-360 (PHT Kaushal, 81.2 ov), 10-367 (ANPR Fernando, 82.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    R Ashwin28.2611444.0200
    A Mishra1726133.5802
    Harbhajan Singh1707314.2900
    VR Aaron703915.5730
    I Sharma1307715.9206
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    4.3 that is plumb, and Rahul has gone cheaply twice in this Test, flighted on middle and leg, again choosing to play off the back foot, dangerous choice, the ball straightens past the bat and hits him in front of middle 12/1
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    27.3 Dhawan gone now, all coming apart for India, tossed up full on the pads, Dhawan trying to work it against the turn, without much conviction, pops it towards the bowler instead, and this is another fine catch, Kaushal diving to his left to pluck it low, and throwing it up immediately in celebration 60/5
    14.1 he has been given first ball, tossed up on off stump, Ishant comes forward to defend, but the ball does not turn, hurries on with the angle and hits pad before it ricochets on to the bat, umpire Llong raises the finger immediately, struck him in line with off 30/2
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    18.5 and Rohit has failed again, it is Herath with another strike for Sri Lanka, tossing it up on middle and spinning it past Rohit's forward push to strike off, top delivery 34/3
    21.6 Sri Lanka are celebrating, they have the big fish, what a take this at forward short leg, there have been some excellent ones this game, Kohli was in the mood to get on with it, tried to work this pitched up delivery with the spin, forced it on to the pad off a thick inside edge, it sped near the fielder's right leg and was dying on him when he reacted to dive and pouch it 45/4
    46.3 and Herath settles it for Sri Lanka with another beauty, Rahane pushing forward again to a tossed up ball on off, not exactly stretching though, turn and bounce takes the edge and it carries low to slip, Herath is pumped up and engulfed by ecstatic team-mates 102/9
    30.3 Herath can no do no wrong at the moment, and another one is down for the Indians, lots of flight, as he hurls it high up, Saha drawn out by that, looking to force it to the leg side, it spins past and climbs, Chandimal is in the air as he takes it but recovers quickly to remove the bails before Saha can make his ground 65/6
    32.3 Herath on fire, he has his fifth, Harbhajan given caught by forward short leg, pushing forward to one angled in and sliding on, hits the pad, ricochets to take the inside edge and pops up, it would have fallen almost in the middle of the pitch, but short leg stretches a hand forward on his dive, and takes it, some of the catches have been unbelievably good this Test 67/7
    38.6 Sri Lanka keep plucking tough catches, Ashwin looking for some runs steps out again and chips it against the turn, seems to have just got it wide of mid on, but Prasad runs to his right and slides to take it with both hands 81/8
    49.5 Sri Lanka have achieved one of the most incredible Test wins, Kaushal ends it, Mishra tries to force this tossed up ball, edges it on to pad, and silly point reacts superbly to go back and take a diving catch as the ball goes swirling over him, they check for the no-ball even as Sri Lanka celebrate, Kaushal is just fine 112/10
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    Extras
    4 (lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    112 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 2.24, 210 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (KL Rahul, 4.3 ov), 2-30 (I Sharma, 14.1 ov), 3-34 (RG Sharma, 18.5 ov), 4-45 (V Kohli, 21.6 ov), 5-60 (S Dhawan, 27.3 ov), 6-65 (WP Saha, 30.3 ov), 7-67 (Harbhajan Singh, 32.3 ov), 8-81 (R Ashwin, 38.6 ov), 9-102 (AM Rahane, 46.3 ov), 10-112 (A Mishra, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad42401.0001
    HMRKB Herath2164872.2800
    PHT Kaushal17.514732.6300
    ANPR Fernando63801.3300
    AD Mathews10303.0010

Close of Play

  • Wed, 12 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 128/2 (S Dhawan 53*, V Kohli 45*, 34 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 5/2 (KTGD Prasad 3*, KC Sangakkara 1*, 4 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 23/1 (S Dhawan 13*, I Sharma 5*, 8 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 112 (49.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A second?

1

Number times India have lost a Test when chasing a target of 200 runs or less - against West Indies (1997)

Tentative

35

Number of dot balls played by Shikhar Dhawan at the start of Day 4. He inside edged the 36th ball for four.

Box remains unchecked

49

Runs scored by Jehan Mubarak in this innings, his highest Test score. Mubarak is yet to score a fifty from 21 Test innings

Non-Bangladesh Hundred

3

Number of previous Test centuries for Dinesh Chandimal, all three against Bangladesh

An away Test win Looms

8

Number of times India have achieved an innings-victory in away Tests, with seven of wins coming post 2000

Lots of early wickets

2

Number of previous instances of Sri Lanka losing their first 3 wickets for 5 runs or less - against ENG (2001) and AUS (2012)

In front of the stumps

2

Number of Indian keepers to make a 50+ score in Sri Lanka - MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha

Only Two Modes

0

Number of previous instances of 9 or more Indian batsmen being dismissed either bowled or LBW in the same Test inns

United we fall

4

Number of India's top-5 batsmen who were dismissed LBW - Rahul, Rohit, Kohli and Rahane. This has only happened once before.

Size does matter

8

Number of Test scores between 100 and 120 for Virat Kohli. He has gone past 120 only thrice out of his 11 Test centuries

Enjoying the pressure

3

Number of captains who have scored 4 hundreds in their first 4 Tests as captain - Kohli, Cook and Gavaskar