Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    15.2 No 3 for Randiv! He is rocking here. He got this one to turn and bounce on the leg and middle line. There was a backward short-leg in place but Vijay went for that loose clip shot that one plays normally if there was no fielder there. Mahela takes a good low catch.Vijay wasn't sure it was taken cleanly. And it was refer ed upstairs. Numerous replays were seen and it has been given out. Mahela had no doubt that he had taken it cleanly. Replays weren't of great quality. The angles ie. But my gut feel, as if that matters!, is that it was out. 49/3
    1.5 The big wicket is down. Sehwag out for a duck. The crowd roar. And roar. What a game-breaking moment this. It was from round the stumps, it landed around off and it didn't turn in. Sehwag thought it would and went forward to defend. It took the edge and went to Mahela who pouches it safely. And he spreads his arms in joy! 10/1
    9.1 And Rahul Dravid is gone. He stands there, looking very very disappointed. The fielders rush past him to celebrate. He stands there, head down. He can't believe it. What a way to go too. It turned from around off stump, Dravid gets back to defend and tries to play with soft hands. It lands near his feet. To his horror, the ball spins back after it lands and he tries to kick it away but fails. The ball moves past his right leg and falls on the stumps. He walks away slowly from the scene, drops his bat once, picks it up and goes away. Tendulkar walks past him. 27/2
    51.3 Now then .. Now then.. Those asking for drama get what they want. Sachin Tendulkar is out. It was flighted just outside leg stump from round the stumps and he went for his hard thumping sweep shot. Pras went to his left,collected it and went up in appeal. It seemed to have brushed his glove. Gone! What a moment this. Tendulkar trudges off slowly. Smart work from Prasanna. It touched the gloves and he took it. And it's of course Randiv who does the damage. What a game he has had. 171/5
    21.3 Randiv is da Maan. What a game he is having. He rips a flighted loopy delivery around off and middle and Ishant flicks it straight to short midwicket. Ishant has been looking very edgy right from the start and he is gone now. He made contact with the top half of the bat 62/4
    not out
    not out
    22 (b 5, lb 6, nb 9, w 2)
    258/5 (68.3 Overs, RR: 3.76, 302 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (V Sehwag, 1.5 ov), 2-27 (R Dravid, 9.1 ov), 3-49 (M Vijay, 15.2 ov), 4-62 (I Sharma, 21.3 ov), 5-171 (SR Tendulkar, 51.3 ov)
    SL Malinga12.014904.0813
    S Randiv29.038252.8201
    AD Mathews2.00502.5000
    UWMBCA Welegedara8.323404.0014
    BAW Mendis14.006504.6401
    TM Dilshan3.001204.0000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 3 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 293/4 (TT Samaraweera 65*, AD Mathews 26*, 86.5 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Aug - day 2 - India 1st innings 180/2 (V Sehwag 97*, SR Tendulkar 40*, 35 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 45/2 (KC Sangakkara 12*, S Randiv 0*, 16 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 53/3 (SR Tendulkar 11*, I Sharma 2*, 18 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 258/5 (68.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes