Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    8.3 Malinga to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - first blood! short delivery outside the off stump, Gambhir goes for the pull and the ball balloons up off the top-edge, Tharanga moves across towards midwicket from square and takes a good catch on the run, India one down. 31/1
    12.1 Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Bowled) - bowledm! good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Sehwag pushes forward to defend and the ball goes right through, clips the pad and crahes into the woodwork, Malinag strikes early after lunch, India two down 52/2
    104
    398
    237
    14
    0
    43.88
    95.3 Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Bowled) - they needed a beauty and out of the blue Maharoof produces one! good length delviery, pitched in line with the off stump and swinging back in, too good a delivery for Laxman even with a hundred behind him, ball goes right through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into the woodwork 308/7
    31.3 Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (Caught) - Murali strikes! well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is beaten by the extra bouncer, jumble of bat, pad and body - ball pops up on the leg side and Mubarak at short leg takes a good catch diving well forward - India three down 88/3
    31.5 Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! tossed up and turning away, Yuvraj pushes forward to defend, ball turns away just enough to kisss the outside edge, Samaraweera at first slip makes no contact - Murali on a roll here, India four down and in trouble 88/4
    36.6 Bandara to Kaif, (OUT) long hop from Bandara, was asking to be hit, Kaif picks the length well, goes onto the backfoot and pulls it away, cant keep the ball down, ends up hitting it straight to Marvan Atapattu at mid wicket! India in deep trouble now! 97/5
    58.6 Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in, Dhoni goes back to defend but misses the target, ball cannons into the back pad and thats plumb, Dhoni returns just one run short of a half-century, Murali gets the much needed breakthrough 183/6
    82
    221
    162
    12
    0
    50.61
    107.1 Maharoof to Pathan, OUT (LBW) - oh dear! so near, yet so far! good length delivery, this one pitched in line with the leg stump and straightened, Pathan plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, Maharoff rewarded from some good bolwing and once again Pathan fails to make it to three figures 345/8
    26
    105
    69
    2
    0
    37.68
    119.2 Malinga to Agarkar, OUT (Bowled) - on the stumps and Agarkar plays all over it, Malinga strikes 384/9
    122.4 Bandara to Kumble, OUT (Caught), Kumble goes for the sweep shot, top edges it is air bound for a longtime and Mahela Jayawardene has to just move a couple of paces, and ends up taking a good catch. Thats the end of the Indian innings, indeed a fantastic recovery after they were reeling at 97 for 5 398/10
    not out
    8
    15
    8
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    42 (b 15, lb 13, nb 9, w 5)
    TOTAL
    398 all out (122.4 Overs, RR: 3.24, 565 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (G Gambhir, 8.3 ov), 2-52 (V Sehwag, 12.1 ov), 3-88 (SR Tendulkar, 31.3 ov), 4-88 (Yuvraj Singh, 31.5 ov), 5-97 (M Kaif, 36.6 ov), 6-183 (MS Dhoni, 58.6 ov), 7-308 (VVS Laxman, 95.3 ov), 8-345 (IK Pathan, 107.1 ov), 9-384 (AB Agarkar, 119.2 ov), 10-398 (A Kumble, 122.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga32411333.5319
    MF Maharoof27115221.9200
    M Muralitharan36412833.5500
    HMCM Bandara24.436922.7900
    TM Dilshan30802.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    2.6 Agarkar to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - gone! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and swinging away late and that opens up Tharanga and produces the all important edge, ball goes straight to Dhoni behind the stumps and up goes the finger - Pathan strikes early! 14/1
    23.3 Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - tossed up outside the off stump, turning in, Atapattu sweeps and the ball balloons up of the top-edge, Sehwag moves across from leg-gully and takes it on the run, Harbhajan strikes - Sri Lanka two down 74/2
    33.3 Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT (Bowled) - oh dear! Harbhajan does a Warney, bowled from round the stumps, tossed up outside the leg stump and turning in, Sangakkara sweeps but fails to make contact, ball turns in just enough to clip the leg stump - a truly outstanding delivery! 105/5
    23.4 Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan turning it around for India here! another classic off-break, the one that turns and bounces, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend, ball turns in just enough to beat the bat and clip the glove and the ball goes straight to Kaif at short leg, Harbhajan on a hat-trick here! 74/3
    27.6 Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught) - and the party continues! ripper of a delivery and another batsman walks back beaten by the extra turn and bounce, this time the inside edge clipped the thigh pad and popped up straight to Kaif at short leg - Samaraweera s uneasy stay at the crease comes to tame end 82/4
    59.5 Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, got big on Dilshan, clips the glove and pops up straight to Kaif at short leg, wicket number six for Harbhajan and thats his 150 Test wicket at home 198/8
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    22
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    1
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    59.09
    42.6 Kumble to Mubarak, OUT (Bowled) - right through! tossed up and turning into the left-hander from outside the off stump, Mubarak leans forward to defend but the ball turns in a long way and goes right through the gate between bat and pad, Kumble strikes early on day three - Sri Lanka 6 down. 144/6
    47.6 Harbhajan Singh to Maharoof, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Maharoof steps forward and drives it straight back in the air, Harbhajan moves to his right and takes a good one-handed catch, Maharoof departs beaten by the extra bounce, Sri Lanka need another 44 runs to avoid the follow-on 155/7
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    60
    43
    2
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    65.11
    60.5 Kumble to Muralitharan, OUT (Stumped) - tossed up and turning away, Murali comes down the track and misses it completely, Dhoni whips off the bails and Murali is out by a long way, Sri Lanka nine down 201/9
    63.2 Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, OUT (Caught) - another batsman departs foxed by the extra turn and bounce and Harbhajan ends up with seven wickets to his name, ball gets big on Malinga, clips the glove and goes straight to Sehwag at leg-slip, up goes the finger and thats the end of the Sri Lankan innings 206/10
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 2, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    206 all out (63.2 Overs, RR: 3.25, 263 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (WU Tharanga, 2.6 ov), 2-74 (MS Atapattu, 23.3 ov), 3-74 (DPMD Jayawardene, 23.4 ov), 4-82 (TT Samaraweera, 27.6 ov), 5-105 (KC Sangakkara, 33.3 ov), 6-144 (J Mubarak, 42.6 ov), 7-155 (MF Maharoof, 47.6 ov), 8-198 (TM Dilshan, 59.5 ov), 9-201 (M Muralitharan, 60.5 ov), 10-206 (SL Malinga, 63.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan1013613.6000
    AB Agarkar621803.0006
    A Kumble2538723.4800
    Harbhajan Singh22.236272.7700
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 Malinga to Sehwag, OUT (Caught) - gone first ball! short and wide outside the off stump and Sehwag goes after it, a needless shot to say the least, ball clips the top-edge and flies straight to Maharoof at third man, Malinga strikes! 0/1
    24.2 Muralitharan to Gambhir, OUT (Caught) - short and wide outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce, Gambhir cuts off the back-foot, not sure if he nicked it but the Lankans go up as one and umpire Nadeem Ghauri raises his finger - India 4 down and in trouble here 81/4
    3.4 Maharoof to Laxman, OUT (Caught) - beauty! perfect line and length, hint of out swing and that produces a faint edge, ball goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, Maharoof too joins the party, India two down and in a stop of bother here 9/2
    12.4 Dilshan to Tendulkar, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Tendulkar goes back to defend but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad high but the appeal is upheld by umpire Nadeem Ghauri, would have gone over the stumps by the look of things but the umpire was convinced that it would have gone on to hit the stumps 34/3
    42.1 Bandara to Yuvraj Singh, OUT (Caught) - wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Yuvraj goes for it and is beaten by the low bounce, edged and well taken by Sangakkara behind the stumps 174/7
    29.2 Bandara to Kaif, OUT (LBW)- googly does the trick, Kaif is trapped plumb in front 100/5
    35.1 Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - murali strikes straightaway after tea! turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni moves back and across to defended but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, as plumb as it gets - India 6 down 134/6
    45.4 Muralitharan to Pathan, good line but full, Pathan defends on the front foot, no runs 198/8
    55.6 Bandara to Agarkar, OUT (Caught) - comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler, sad end to a fine innings 247/9
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    104
    68
    0
    1
    42.64
    not out
    40
    56
    51
    4
    1
    78.43
    Extras
    20 (b 7, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    316/9d (71 Overs, RR: 4.45, 299 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (V Sehwag, 0.1 ov), 2-9 (VVS Laxman, 3.4 ov), 3-34 (SR Tendulkar, 12.4 ov), 4-81 (G Gambhir, 24.2 ov), 5-100 (M Kaif, 29.2 ov), 6-134 (MS Dhoni, 35.1 ov), 7-174 (Yuvraj Singh, 42.1 ov), 8-198 (IK Pathan, 45.4 ov), 9-247 (AB Agarkar, 55.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga1226315.2513
    MF Maharoof602514.1600
    TM Dilshan1223613.0000
    M Muralitharan2159034.2800
    HMCM Bandara1928434.4200
    J Mubarak10202.0000
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    38.5 Kumble to Tharanga, OUT (Caught) - Kumble bags another one! turning in from outside the off stump, Tharanga goes back looking to glance it down fine but the ball clips the edge and goes square, Gambhir at leg-slip dives forward and takes it cleanly, Sri Lanka 3 down and in trouble here! 89/3
    16.3 Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT (Caught) - gone! tossed up and turning in, Atapattu comes down the track looking to defend but ends up with an inside edge on to his pad and the ball pops up on the leg side, Kaif at short leg dives forward and across to his left and takes a brilliant catch. Harbhajan strikes at the stroke of Lunch, Sri Lanka one down - India need nine more! 39/1
    34.5 Kumble to Sangakkara, OUT (LBW) - and Kumble strikes! bowled from wide of the crease, balls hist the rough outside the off stump and jags back in and Sangakkara is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, Sri Lanka two down! 84/2
    71.3 Agarkar to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - finally the breakthrough! overpitched delviery on the middle and off stump line and Jayawardene ends up driving it straight back to Agarkar, finger goes up but Jayawardene stands his ground and so the umpires go upstairs - RED light flashes. 201/5
    40.2 Kumble to Samaraweera, OUT (Caught), good length delivery from Kumble, Samaraweera comes forward and defends, ball takes the inside edge of the bat, goes onto the pads and lobs upto Kaif at forward short leg 96/4
    80.2 Pathan to Dilshan(OUT) - bowled from round the stumps, excellent line and length, Dilshan drive eyeing the cover fence but ends up with a faint edge, Dhoni dives across and takes a good catch 229/6
    87.1 Harbhajan Singh to Mubarak, OUT (Caught) - turn and bounce, spinning right across the left-hander, Mubarak pushes forward to defend and tamely defends it straight to Laxman at first slip who takes it leaning well forward, Harbhajan joins the party from the other end, this is not going to last long! 235/8
    86.3 Kumble to Maharoof, OUT (LBW) - flipper, the one that goes straight on and its too good a delivery for Maharoof who plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, would have easily crashed into middle and leg, loud appeal and up goes the finger, India need just three more! 235/7
    92.3 Kumble to Bandara, OUT (Caught) - all over! done and dusted in under 30 minutes! genuine leg-break, close to the off stump line, Bandara pushes forward to defend and the ball goes off the outside edge, Sehwag at first slip dives across to his right and takes a good catch, Kumble adds another 5-for to his name! 249/10
    89.6 Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, OUT (Bowled) - another one bites the dust! tossed up and turning in, Murali goes down on one knee and swings across but misses the target by miles, ball clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, wicket number 10 for Harbhajan singh - India need just one more to wrap this up 245/9
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    Extras
    8 (b 1, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (92.3 Overs, RR: 2.69, 360 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (MS Atapattu, 16.3 ov), 2-84 (KC Sangakkara, 34.5 ov), 3-89 (WU Tharanga, 38.5 ov), 4-96 (TT Samaraweera, 40.2 ov), 5-201 (DPMD Jayawardene, 71.3 ov), 6-229 (TM Dilshan, 80.2 ov), 7-235 (MF Maharoof, 86.3 ov), 8-235 (J Mubarak, 87.1 ov), 9-245 (M Muralitharan, 89.6 ov), 10-249 (HMCM Bandara, 92.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan913113.4400
    Harbhajan Singh3177932.5400
    AB Agarkar1131811.6300
    A Kumble34.398952.5703
    V Sehwag301806.0004
    SR Tendulkar401303.2500

Close of Play

  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 247/6 (VVS Laxman 71*, IK Pathan 39*, 78 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 131/5 (TM Dilshan 27*, J Mubarak 11*, 40 ov)
  • Tue, 20 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 287/9 (A Kumble 23*, Harbhajan Singh 19*, 66 ov)
  • Wed, 21 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 235/6 (J Mubarak 18*, MF Maharoof 2*, 85 ov)
  • Thu, 22 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 249 (92.3 ov) - end of match

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