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    71.6 Fatal inside-edge! It was a gentle short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Paranavitana went for the cut. Inside edge and gone! Ishant sticks his tongue out. Paranavitana falls after reaching his hundred. Enter Mahela Jayawardene. It's his SSC. It's his field of dreams. Let's see what he does today. 273/2
    18.1 gone! Tossed it up, Dilshan's eyes lit up, came down the track and smacked it hard but straight to a perfectly-positioned VVS Laxman at short extra cover, India will be mightily relieved. Very sharp catch from Lax. Oh dear Dilshan has missed out on a easy ton here. He was so much in command but he is gone. Poof. Against the run of play 99/1
    122.3 Sanga's long vigil ends. It was a slightly quicker delivery that turned away from the off stump, Sanga tried to punch it to point and got a thick edge. It went quickly to Dravid at first slip but he pouches it safely. Fine long innings ends. Sanga is really disappointed and slowly trudges off. Out for 219. The captain departs. 466/3
    159.4 And Mahela is out. Harbhajan's first wicket. It was flighted from round the stumps and Mahela flicked it to short midwicket. Tame end to what was yet another stylish knock. 642/4
    not out
    76
    121
    8
    0
    62.80
    Extras
    19 (b 4, lb 8, nb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    642/4d (159.4 Overs, 635 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    A Mithun23.0511705.0800
    I Sharma23.0510214.4303
    PP Ojha46.0917213.7302
    Harbhajan Singh42.4414713.4420
    V Sehwag20.007113.5500
    SK Raina5.002104.2000
    Fall of wickets:1-99 (TM Dilshan, 18.1 ov), 2-273 (NT Paranavitana, 71.6 ov), 3-466 (KC Sangakkara, 122.3 ov), 4-642 (DPMD Jayawardene, 159.4 ov)
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    37.5 Done in by the googly! Sri Lanka on the attack here. They have bowled well for a while now. They have created chances and now getting the wickets. This one broke back in and Vijay went back and stabbed outside the line. Dead plumb. The googly has worked. Mendis smiles. His team-mates mob him. 169/2
    36.1 And there you go. Sehwag went for the six and has lost his wicket. The fatal temptation. He rushed down the track and swung to the on side but made no contact. It wasn't as full as he thought and in panic, he tried to drag it too far across the line and missed it completely. The ball did turn in but not as much. Stumped! 165/1
    40.5 Suraj Randiv take a bow! Dravid had been looking a touch edgy today and he is gone now. What a strike just before lunch. It spun in quickly from outside off, Dravid went back and was surprised by the pace off the pitch. And he tried to get the bat down in a hurry but ended up wafting it across the line and all around it. Gone! Trapped in front! 173/3
    162.1 Tendulkar is gone! Dilshan has struck, would you believe it.. that turned into Sachin from round the stumps and Sachin got a feather as he looked to close the face of the bat, onto the pads and pops up for an easy catch for Prasanna Jayawardene, who runs across and takes it this time 592/6
    70.5 Trapped in front! Done in by the googly! Again. It broke back in around the middle stump line, Laxman was a touch late in getting forward and pushed slightly outside the line and was hit on the pad. It would have hit the leg stump. Gone! Sri Lanka might have dropped Tendulkar but they have got Laxman now just before tea 241/4
    140.4 got him this time! Raina fails to keep the on-drive down and pops it straight to Sangakkara at short midwicket. End of a fine innings on debut from Raina and at long last we have a wicket! 497/5
    184.2 Dilshan you beauty! In the middle of the drab and defensive dawdle, he takes a classic! Tossed up on Dhoni's pads and he jumped out of the track, but got into the drive a little too early and spooned it back uppishly to the left of Dilshan, who showed superb reflexes diving and taking it with both hands. Three wicket haul...! On THIS pitch..! Including the wickets of Sachin and Dhoni..! Whaddaplaya! 643/8
    162.4 Gone! Dilshan has picked two wickets in one over. On THIS pitch! he will recollect this fondly to his grandkids one day! Tossed up on middle and leg, Bhajji takes it on the full and spoons it straight to midwicket. 592/7
    196.3 tragedy for Mithun who has given up the chance to reach a maiden fifty! He walked right across trying to paddle it awa, showing Mendis all his stumps and the bowler obliged by hitting middle and leg with a fairly innocuous ball 668/9
    225.2 WICKET! India are bowled out, who would have thought it possible?! Effort ball outside off, rising and Ishant went for an airy square drive off the back foot and did not bother to keep it down. It flew to Sanga at gully who pouched it well over head. Ishant out after facing 117 balls. 707/10
    not out
    18
    92
    1
    0
    19.56
    Extras
    33 (b 9, lb 7, nb 13, w 4)
    TOTAL
    707 all out (225.2 Overs, 930 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad22.0210104.5903
    CRD Fernando31.2111613.7035
    AD Mathews9.012402.6610
    S Randiv73.01622223.0400
    BAW Mendis63.01017242.7303
    TM Dilshan27.065632.0700
    Fall of wickets:1-165 (V Sehwag, 36.1 ov), 2-169 (M Vijay, 37.5 ov), 3-173 (R Dravid, 40.5 ov), 4-241 (VVS Laxman, 70.5 ov), 5-497 (SK Raina, 140.4 ov), 6-592 (SR Tendulkar, 162.1 ov), 7-592 (Harbhajan Singh, 162.4 ov), 8-643 (MS Dhoni, 184.2 ov), 9-668 (A Mithun, 196.3 ov), 10-707 (I Sharma, 225.2 ov)
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    18.4 Caught! Harbhajan angles one in from round the wicket, Paranavitana pushes forward and gets a thick edge to second slip where Laxman takes the catch, that ball gripped the pitch and spun quite sharply away from the left-hander 73/2
    8.1 Mithun is cock-a-hoop! Dilshan has pulled one short ball too many in the air and this time, he's found Ishant at short midwicket! That was short outside off and Dilshan did not get over the bounce and ended hitting it uppishly. The bat seemed to turn in his hands and hence it did not clear Ishant who tumbled and took it smartly 50/1
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    42
    114
    5
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    36.84
    29.6 LBW! Sehwag bowls one that pitches around middle from round the wicket, Mahela moves forward and across to play on the leg side and misses, he gets hit in front but perhaps that was spinning down leg? Yes, replays show the ball would have turned past leg stump 97/3
    not out
    10
    46
    1
    0
    21.73
    Extras
    24 (b 8, lb 8, nb 8)
    TOTAL
    129/3d (45 Overs, 177 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    A Mithun6.011712.8300
    I Sharma4.003107.7505
    V Sehwag9.011711.8801
    Harbhajan Singh13.003512.6900
    PP Ojha13.061301.0001
    Fall of wickets:1-50 (TM Dilshan, 8.1 ov), 2-73 (NT Paranavitana, 18.4 ov), 3-97 (DPMD Jayawardene, 29.6 ov)

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