Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
167(215) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 2 0 2 1 0 7 8
TT Samaraweera
78(123) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 4 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O22.0
M2
R98
W3
Eco4.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O22.0
M4
R75
W5
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A thumping victory for the hosts, their 100th in Tests; they played their first in 1932-33 and won their first game in 1952 against England. The pair of Mendis and Samaraweera kept India frustrated for well over an hour but the introduction of Yuvraj Singh into the attack broke the stand. It's also their third-biggest victory (in terms of runs) in Tests. India struck an early blow this morning, getting rid of Mathews, who failed to spot a slower one. Prasanna and Samaraweera then added a half-century stand before the former fell to a beauty by Harbhajan. Herath didn't last too long, Murali entertained and left before Mendis dug in. Yuvraj, though, eventually struck, followed by Ojha, to leave Samaraweera stranded.

We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Sangakkara: "It was a very good wicket. A bit in it for a few overs. It got slower and slower and made it a bit difficult to bat on. Exceptional performance by Sreesanth, great first innings by India and a poor one from us. that decided the match. We needed good partnerships; lose shots here and there, and that cost us. If the batsmen apply themselves and and occupy the crease, the the pitch is a good one to bat on. We have to be mentally strong to come back in Mumbai. We need to create chances early and take them."

Dhoni: "The wicket was quite good. Nothing even close to what we played on in Ahmedabad. The grass was kept on the track throughout. It started to turn a bit on the first day and kept a little low. It was important that we got that many runs on the first day. The changes in side brought in some fresh legs, Sreesanth is one of the best reverse swing bowlers in India. Ojha had a very good debut. It was important to win this big and gain the momentum; there will be something for the fast bowlers as well as spinners in Mumbai. It's a moment of pride for me, this 100th win, and I am honoured to be part of this side."

Sreesanth is the Man of the Match for his six-wicket match haul.

Sreesanth: "God's been kind. I have lots of people to thank. Yet to read all those messages. I'm working on my pace, am trying to get it to the 145 kmph mark, I'm feeling good. I want to thank Warwickshire and the Indian board for letting me play there, I played quite a bit of domestic cricket too and learnt a lot. There is room for improvement and I want to keep on learning. "

That's all we have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us again for the next game on December 2, being played in Mumbai. Until then, on behalf of George Binoy and Siddarth Ravindran, this is Sid Talya signing off. Be well!

65.3
W
Ojha to Welegedara, OUT, this Test is over, innings and 144 run victory for India, Welegedara closes the face of the bat too soon, leading edge pops up to Ojha, India celebrate their 100th Test win, dogged effort from Samaraweera but he has run out of partners
65.2
1
Ojha to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up by Ojha, slightly full outside off, driven to extra cover, takes the single this time after refusing one off the first ball
65.1
0
Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, drifts into the batsman, driven towards mid-off

END OF OVER:
65 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 268/9

  • UWMBCA Welegedara4 (4b)
  • TT Samaraweera77 (121b)
  • Yuvraj Singh2-0-7-1
  • S Sreesanth11-4-47-1
64.6
4
Yuvraj Singh to Welegedara, FOUR runs, prods at the ball away from his body, drops wide of first slip, and runs away to the third man
64.5
0
Yuvraj Singh to Welegedara, no run, gets well forward and defends to the leg side
64.4
0
Yuvraj Singh to Welegedara, no run, struck on the back pad again, sliding down the leg side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
167(215) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 2 0 2 1 0 7 8
TT Samaraweera
78(123) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 4 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O22.0
M2
R98
W3
Eco4.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O22.0
M4
R75
W5
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF