• BATSMEN
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    0.3 Vaas to Gambhir, OUT (LBW) - pitched in line and straightened, perfect line and length and Gambhir is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger - Vaas strikes early! 2/1
    c Mubarak b Muralitharan
    24
    43
    5
    0
    55.81
    39.2 Muralitharan to Laxman - Doosra does the trick! again bowled from round the stumps, turning right across and Laxman looking to drive it away ends up with a faint edge, Sangakkara behind the stumps holds on well to a difficult chance. 133/3
    82.2 Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (LBW) - Murali strikes again! bowled from round the stumps, pitched in line and drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar looking to sweep it away fine makes no contact, ball hit the pad in line with the stumps but would have missed leg but umpire Taufel adjudicates in favour of the bowler, a dubious decision to say the least 255/6
    80.3 Muralitharan to Ganguly - perfect doosra, pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Ganguly takes it on the pad, probably playing for the off spinner, ball hits the pad touch outside the line of the off stump but Ganguly was not offering a shot and umpire Taufle upholds the appeal 254/4
    81.5 Bandara to Singh, OUT (LBW) - Bandara too joins the party! drifting in, Yuvraj plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India 5 down! 255/5
    86.2 Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (Bowled) - beauty! tossed up, pitched outside the leg stump and turning right across, another perfect doosra, Dhoni pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to beat the bat and the off stump is pegged back, Warne would have been proud of that delivery! 260/8
    82.6 Muralitharan to Pathan, OUT (Caught) - another one bites the dust and its that man Murali again! turning in from outside the leg stump, Pathan pushes forward to defend and ends up with an inside edge on to the pad, ball pops up straight to Mubarak at shot leg - India 7 down 255/7
    not out
    14
    35
    1
    0
    40.00
    89.5 Bandara to Kumble, Kumble comes down the track hoping to play it down the ground to the offside, the ball is full this time around and Kumble misses the line completely, its finally sound of timber and Kumble has to take the long walk back to the pavilion 271/9
    96.4 Muralitharan to Singh, OUT (Bowled) - Murali the LEG-SPINNER continues on his merry way! pitched on middle and leg and turning right across the right-hander, Harbhajan pushes forward to defend but the ball spins away just enough to beat the outside edge and castles the off stump 290/10
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    290 all out (96.4 Overs, 432 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas22.057713.5000
    CRD Fernando18.054302.3800
    M Muralitharan38.4810072.5800
    HMCM Bandara17.015423.1700
    TM Dilshan1.00404.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (G Gambhir, 0.3 ov), 2-56 (R Dravid, 13.2 ov), 3-133 (VVS Laxman, 39.2 ov), 4-254 (SC Ganguly, 80.3 ov), 5-255 (Yuvraj Singh, 81.5 ov), 6-255 (SR Tendulkar, 82.2 ov), 7-255 (IK Pathan, 82.6 ov), 8-260 (MS Dhoni, 86.2 ov), 9-271 (A Kumble, 89.5 ov), 10-290 (Harbhajan Singh, 96.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    23.3 Pathan to Gunawardene, OUT (LBW) - Pathan stirkes! good lenght delivery, nipped back in shaprly from outside the off stump and Gunawardene is hit on the pad, probably sliding down the leg side but umpire Nadeem Ghauri had no hesiation in raising his finger! 54/1
    70.3 Kumble to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) 198/6
    25.2 Pathan to Sangakkara, OUT (Caught) - short and wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara cuts off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to Kumble at gully, as easy as it gets - second wicket for Pathan 62/2
    58.3 Kumble to Jayawardene, OUT (LBW) - straight delivery and Jayawardene looking to sweep it away misses it completely, ball hits the pad just below the knee-roll and umpire Simon Taufel upholds the appeal, curcial wicket ! 175/3
    60.2 Kumble to Samaraweera - gone! perfect leg-break, pitched on middle and leg and turning across sharply, Samaraweera miserably fails to pick it up and the off stump goes for a walk, crowd erupts 179/4
    60.3 Kumble to Dilshan, OUT (LBW) - another one! pitched in line and straightened, Dilshan plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, up goes the finger and Kumble is on a hat-trick here! what a trunaround 179/5
    not out
    29
    65
    5
    0
    44.61
    72.6 Kumble to Vaas, OUT (Caught) - 5-for! almost the same delivery, tossed up on the pads and this time the drive goes straight to Harbhajan at midwicket, Kumble continues to impress 200/7
    75.2 Pathan to Bandara, OUT (Bowled) - pitched on middle and off and curving back in, too good a delivery for Bandara who plays a nothing shot and the ball crashes into the stumps, fantastic delivery this from the young man 204/8
    78.2 Kumble to Muralitharan, OUT (Bowled) - Kumble! short delivery on the stumps, a perfect top-spinner, Murali comes down the track and plays all over it and the ball hits the top of the middle stump - Sri Lanka 9 down 219/9
    83.3 Singh to Fernando, OUT (Caught) - tossed up and turning in, Fernando swings across looking to clear mid-on but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball lobs up straight to the Ganguly at mid-on, India end up with a lead of 60 runs! 230/10
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    230 all out (83.3 Overs, 333 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan22.083431.5400
    AB Agarkar16.044002.5000
    A Kumble28.067262.5701
    Harbhajan Singh15.306714.3200
    SR Tendulkar2.00603.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-54 (DA Gunawardene, 23.3 ov), 2-62 (KC Sangakkara, 25.2 ov), 3-175 (DPMD Jayawardene, 58.3 ov), 4-179 (TT Samaraweera, 60.2 ov), 5-179 (TM Dilshan, 60.3 ov), 6-198 (MS Atapattu, 70.3 ov), 7-200 (WPUJC Vaas, 72.6 ov), 8-204 (HMCM Bandara, 75.2 ov), 9-219 (M Muralitharan, 78.2 ov), 10-230 (CRD Fernando, 83.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 Vaas to Gambhir, OUT (LBW) - pitched closed to the off stump line and swinging in, Gambhir pushes forward to defend and get hit on the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Gambhirs bad run continues! 12/1
    46.3 Fernando to Pathan, OUT (Caught) - oh dear! good length delivery, reversing away from the left-hander, Pathan needlessly follows it, ball kisses the edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, easy catch held - sad end to a fine innings, Pathan walks back just 7 runs short of what would have been his maiden Test hundred. 178/4
    15.3 Vaas to Laxman, OUT (Caught) - and Vaas strikes back with a beauty! good length delivery, pitched in line and swinging away late, draws Laxman forward in to the shot and produces the edge and Sangakkara makes no mistake - India three down and in a spot of bother here 42/2
    23.4 Bandara to Tendulkar, OUT (LBW) - previous three ball turned away from the right hander but this one came back in, Tendulkar pushes forward to defend, bat and pad held together and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, up goes the finger and the big fish is in the net! 86/3
    51.6 Muralitharan to Dravid, OUT (Run Out) - driven down to mid-off and Dravid calls for a dangerous single, Jayawardene moves in quickly and hits the bowlers end stumps direct, Dravid is out by a long away - India five down 190/5
    85.5 Muralitharan to Ganguly - not this time! another perfect doosra, Ganguly drives on the front-foot, ball turns in just enough to clip the inside edge, stumps are rearranged, finally Murali gets one to his name after 34 overs! 271/6
    not out
    77
    168
    10
    0
    45.83
    not out
    51
    51
    5
    2
    100.00
    Extras
    32 (b 9, lb 16, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    375/6d (105 Overs, 460 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas21.046523.0901
    M Muralitharan38.0511813.1001
    CRD Fernando22.057513.4005
    HMCM Bandara20.027413.7000
    TM Dilshan4.001804.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-12 (G Gambhir, 2.1 ov), 2-42 (VVS Laxman, 15.3 ov), 3-86 (SR Tendulkar, 23.4 ov), 4-178 (IK Pathan, 46.3 ov), 5-190 (R Dravid, 51.6 ov), 6-271 (SC Ganguly, 85.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    6.3 Pathan to Gunawardene, OUT (LBW) - and Pathan strikes! good length delivery, pitched in line and straightened a bit, Gunawardene moves forward and across but plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, up goes the fielder and its party time in the stands 30/1
    45.2 Kumble to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - Kumble strikes and thats a big wicket! tossed up and turning away, Atapattu comes down the track and drives it straight back, Kumble dives forward and takes a fantastic catch - Sri Lanka three down and in trouble here 119/3
    36.5 Agarkar to Sangakkara, OUT (Caught) - gone! good length delivery, Agarkar finally gets one to reverse away from the left-hander, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, probably out of curiosity Sangakkara pokes at it away from his body and the nick goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps, who takes it leaning well forward 109/2
    89.5 Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan finally gets one to turn and bouncer and Jayawardene looking to defend it on the front-foot ends up with an inside edge on to his pad, ball pops up straight to Gambhir at short leg - a classic off-spinners dismissal 243/8
    45.6 Kumble to Bandara, OUT (LBW) - Kumble to Bandara, OUT (LBW) - another one! well bowled flipper, the one that goes straight on, thats a Kumble special and the night watchman was clueless, ball crashes into the pad and up goes the finger 119/4
    50.3 Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan too joins the party! and it is once again the doosra that gets him a wicket, perfect line and length and Samaraweera playing for the off-break ends up edging it straight to Dravid at first slip 123/5
    56.2 Agarkar to Mubarak, OUT (LBW) - Agarkar strikes! good length delivery, this one pitched in line with the leg stump and straightened, Mubarak plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, umpire Nadeem Ghauri took his time but in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler, Sir Lanka six down - just four more to get! 131/6
    76.5 Kumble to Dilshan, OUT (Bowled) - and with nothing going Indias way Dilshan gifts his wicket, another well bowled flipper on the on the stumps, Dilshan comes down the track and misses it completely and the middle stump is pegged back, just three more to get now! 199/7
    90.2 Kumble to Vaas, OUT (Caught) - wicket number 10! fraction short and outside the off stump, Vaas pulls it straight to Harbhajan at midwicket, just one more to just now 243/9
    c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Not Out
    2
    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    91.2 Harbhajan Singh to Murali, OUT (Caught) - all over! tossed up and turning in, Murali comes down the track and swings hard eyeing the midwicket fence but gets nowhere, ball takes the top-edge and balloons up right in front of the stumps on the off side, Dhoni calls for it and makes no mistake 247/10
    Extras
    15 (b 2, lb 7, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    247 all out (91.2 Overs, 365 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan14.023812.7100
    AB Agarkar16.044522.8101
    A Kumble36.078542.3605
    Harbhajan Singh25.257032.7600
    Fall of wickets:1-30 (DA Gunawardene, 6.3 ov), 2-109 (KC Sangakkara, 36.5 ov), 3-119 (MS Atapattu, 45.2 ov), 4-119 (HMCM Bandara, 45.6 ov), 5-123 (TT Samaraweera, 50.3 ov), 6-131 (J Mubarak, 56.2 ov), 7-199 (TM Dilshan, 76.5 ov), 8-243 (DPMD Jayawardene, 89.5 ov), 9-243 (WPUJC Vaas, 90.2 ov), 10-247 (M Muralitharan, 91.2 ov)

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