Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    Not Out
    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
    15 (b 2, lb 7, nb 6)
    247 all out (91.2 Overs, RR: 2.70, 365 minutes)
    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)
    IK Pathan14.023812.7100
    AB Agarkar16.044522.8101
    A Kumble36.078542.3605
    Harbhajan Singh25.257032.7600

Close of Play

  • Sat, 10 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 245/3 (SR Tendulkar 100*, SC Ganguly 39*, 75.4 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 198/6 (J Mubarak 10*, 70.3 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 237/5 (SC Ganguly 22*, Yuvraj Singh 28*, 68 ov)
  • Tue, 13 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 123/5 (DPMD Jayawardene 9*, 50.3 ov)
  • Wed, 14 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 247 (91.2 ov) - end of match

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