Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.5 Paranavitana is gone lbw, the umpires have been in top form today, the ball came into the batsman, hits him on the back pad just before he gets bat on it, that ball was going on to hit middle and off, Sehwag strikes in his first over 37/2
    3.3 fantastic delivery to get rid of Dilshan, Sreesanth gets that outswinger going, Dilshan prods at it, ends in an outside edge, easy for Dhoni 13/1
    19.1 This match is heading to an early finish, Sangakkara is gone now, not much footwork as he looks to dab ab outside off ball, gets an inside-edge, goes onto hit offstump, two massive wickets, perhaps Sangakkara was distracted after that poor call to run out Mahela 54/4
    18.3 oh my goodness, a run-out when you are 400 behind on the first innings? Mahela is gone, Sangakkara was well down the track as he pushed the ball to straightish midwicket, Sangakkara was immediately away for the run, Mahela wasn't, Yuvraj didn't have to go too far to field that, lobs the ball to Dhoni, Mahela had no chance 54/3
    not out
    24.4 gone! Took some pace off it and banged it short outside off, Mathews went for the pull again, was a little early into that shot, took the top edge and Dravid, fielding at gully, dived while moving to his right to take a smart catch 79/5
    37.5 bowled! Harbhjan slips the off break from round the wicket through a massive gap between bat and pad, the batsman had pushed forward and left a sizeable gap, the ball pitched around off and spun back 140/6
    41.2 he's given him! Angling it from round the wicket towards middle and off, appeared to hold its line as he bent low to sweep that square, missed and was rapped on the back pads, the umpire upheld the appeal but a replay would help confirm if the decision was the right one 154/7
    44.5 the entertainment's over, shortish on the off stump, kept it flat and was a touch quicker, Murali bent low in an attempt to slog that over midwicket, it held its line, beat the swing of the bat and crashed into the off stump 191/8
    64.2 breakthrough! one wicket to go, the ball goes straight on with the arm, Mendis looks to defend off the front foot, is struck on the back pad, he's gone lbw 264/9
    65.3 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 269/10
    22 (b 7, lb 1, nb 14)
    269 all out (f/o) (65.3 Overs, RR: 4.10, 294 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (TM Dilshan, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (NT Paranavitana, 10.5 ov), 3-54 (DPMD Jayawardene, 18.3 ov), 4-54 (KC Sangakkara, 19.1 ov), 5-79 (AD Mathews, 24.4 ov), 6-140 (HAPW Jayawardene, 37.5 ov), 7-154 (HMRKB Herath, 41.2 ov), 8-191 (M Muralitharan, 44.5 ov), 9-264 (BAW Mendis, 64.2 ov), 10-269 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 65.3 ov)
    Z Khan11.006315.7209
    S Sreesanth11.044714.2701
    Harbhajan Singh22.029834.4500
    V Sehwag3.00411.3300
    PP Ojha15.343622.3200
    SR Tendulkar1.00606.0000
    Yuvraj Singh2.00713.5000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 24 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 417/2 (R Dravid 85*, SR Tendulkar 20*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 25 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 66/1 (NT Paranavitana 30*, KC Sangakkara 30*, 24 ov)
  • Thu, 26 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 57/4 (TT Samaraweera 1*, AD Mathews 2*, 23 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 269 (65.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes