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High scores

Aug 11, 2008: Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

Sambit Bal

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Colombo

Fightback started with Kumble - Kirsten

Aug 5, 2008: India coach believes big challenge would be to keep the momentum in the third Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle

Sri Lanka weak at the top

Aug 4, 2008: Sri Lanka's opening batsmen failed to provide starts in three innings and their new-ball bowlers could not prevent Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir from rapidly building a platform

Jamie Alter in Galle

Another look at reviews

Aug 4, 2008: The review system needed to be tried, but there are plenty of questions still unanswered and kinks to be worked out

Sambit Bal

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

Disappointed Jayawardene hints at pace boost

Aug 3, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, blamed the batsmen for his side's defeat in Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

Comeback doesn't surprise Kumble

Aug 3, 2008: Anil Kumble wore the look of a man who had just lost a match, not one who had captained India to a memorable away win at a Sri Lankan fortress

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

Ishant runs on ubuntu

Aug 3, 2008: Nothing summarised India's spirit more than Ishant Sharma, to some an unlikely hero in India's 170-run, series-leveling win against Sri Lanka in Galle

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

India haul themselves from the precipice

Aug 3, 2008: India once again look like world-beaters, riding on a wave of momentum created by sensational batting from Virender Sehwag, canny bowling from Harbhajan Singh and a devastating new-ball burst from Ishant Sharma

Dileep Premachandran in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day

Ishant inspires India to series-levelling win

Aug 3, 2008: On a pitch and in a series where the fast bowlers have only been making up the numbers, a hostile and quick Ishant Sharma helped India seal an incredible comeback

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

'We are still in it' - Jayawardene

Aug 2, 2008: India may have gained the upper hand after dominating the third's day play in Galle, but Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, believes his team is not yet out of the contest

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Gambhir proves Test credentials

Aug 2, 2008: On this tour Gambhir has been India's most consistent batsman and key to that has been tackling Murali and Ajantha Mendis

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Dravid dismissal adds familiar twist

Aug 2, 2008: Such has been the vicissitudes of this is Test that the third day would have been a letdown without a last-minute twist

Sambit Bal in Galle

Plays of the day

Super Sehwag and cool Prasanna

Aug 2, 2008: Jamie Alter rewinds the Plays of the day from the third day of the second Test in Galle

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Sehwag and Gambhir wrest initiative

Aug 2, 2008: India managed to walk away with the honours, thanks to a special two-wicket over from Anil Kumble and fifties by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinning it right

Aug 1, 2008: Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan Singh came into this match with varying levels of pressure on their backs, but a t the end of a gripping second day's play, both outbowled their illustrious partners

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Sublime Sehwag on a different plane

Aug 1, 2008: On a day dominated by two spinners, Mendis and Harbhajan, Sehwag batted on a different plane to keep India in the match

Sambit Bal in Galle

Plays of the day

Shots, drops, and spankings

Aug 1, 2008: Plays of the day for the second day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and India

Jamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Harbhajan's four keeps match poised

Aug 1, 2008: Sri Lanka couldn't get Virender Sehwag out, but Ajantha Mendis found a way around him, helping Sri Lanka dismiss the others cheaply before Harbhajan Singh enacted a similar turnaround to restore the balance

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 1st day

Rain allowed us to regroup - Bayliss

Jul 31, 2008: Interruption helped to 'rethink and regroup', says Trevor Balyiss, the Sri Lanka coach

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 1st day

Sehwag decodes Mendis mystery

Jul 31, 2008: Sehwag's response to a question regarding his approach after his maverick innings was deadpan. "How can I stop the way I've played?" he said

Jamie Alter in Galle
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