Mendis to Gambhir,
Review: Gambhir asks for the review for the lbw decision. It was the two-fingered delivery, landed on the middle stump line and straightened. Gambhir lunged forward to defend, the bat was outside the line and he was struck right in front of the middle stump. The ball had popped to silly point who held it. Gambhir went for the review and the replays showed he was hit in front. Plumb. It was the two-fingered delivery - Mendis usually bowls the googly with that grip - but it didn't break away like a googly would have. Gambhir's bat was coming down outside the line for the googly but the ball straightened.
G Gambhir lbw b Mendis 56 (134m 103b 8x4 0x6) SR: 54.36
Mendis to Dravid,
Another failure for Dravid. The wall is cracking from side to side. It was the quickish off break, Dravid was on the front foot, looking to defend. The ball turned from outside off stump, collided with the inside edge and went to short leg who juggled with it before holding on. Two quick wickets. Mendis leads Sri Lankan fight back. Wonderful Test match. Hold on, some drama regarding Dravid's dismissal. The ball popped off the short-leg fielder, hit the right shoulder and then rebounded off the helmet grill before he caught it again. LAW 32 (Caught) - Section 3 e fair catch -A catch shall be considered to have been fairly made if a fielder catches the ball after it has touched an umpire, another fielder or the other batsman. However, it is not a fair catch if the ball has touched a protective helmet worn by a fielder, although the ball remains in play. anyway that's that.
R Dravid c Warnapura b Mendis 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Vaas to Tendulkar,
Vaasy gets into the act. Sachin Tendulkar is gone. Three quick wickets in a row. It landed on a length around leg stump - within the mat - and moved across towards the off stump. Tendulkar stretched forward to defend and was struck in front. It would have hit the off stump. Again, the bat came down outside the line. Tendulkar doesn't ask for the review and walks off. Sri Lanka are having a great session here.
SR Tendulkar lbw b Vaas 5 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
Vaas to Ganguly,
What a turn around. They were hammered by Sehwag in the first session and how they have rebounded. With the shiny side outside, Vaasy served a full delivery just outside the off stump. The ball tailed away late as Ganguly came forward to defend and the ball clipped the outer edge and flew between the 'keeper and the first slip. Prasanna dived to pull off a stunning catch.
SC Ganguly c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mendis to Laxman,
Laxman falls. It was the flicker, the carrom ball but well short of length and just outside off stump and Laxman decided to go for the wristy pull. But he just managed to lap it around and a simple dolly to midwicket. Done in by the slightly extra bounce and it seemed to stop on him too. He was too early into the shot. A very soft dismissal. He couldn't believe that he had put that really short delivery straight to the hands of a fielder. He stood there and stared hard before moving away.
VVS Laxman c Samaraweera b Mendis 39 (108m 83b 4x4 0x6) SR: 46.98
Mendis to Karthik,
And he is gone now! done in by the carrom ball. Given out lbw. It landed on a length around the off stump, Karthik's bat came down in a line as if it would skid in but it went the other way, past the poke and hit him on the back pad which was in front of the off stump. The ball appeared to be cutting away and would have probably missed the off stump. But Karthik didn't ask for the review and that's that. And Virtual Eye suggests it would have clipped the off stump. Ah.
KD Karthik lbw b Mendis 7 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63
Muralitharan to Kumble,
appeal for stumping. Referred upstairs. Not a review but the umpire seeks the help of the third umpire. It was the doosra from the middle and leg line, Kumble tried to waft it across the line, missed and dragged his back foot out and got it back on the line of the popping crease. That looks out. And it is out. The line belongs to the umpire.
A Kumble st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 4 (42m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50
Mendis to Harbhajan Singh,
Mendis bags his five-for. Super effort. His first five-wicket haul in Test math cricket. The carrom ball finds the off stump this time. It landed on the middle, cut past the clueless Harbhajan and knocked the top of the off stump
Harbhajan Singh b Mendis 1 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
Muralitharan to Khan,
With Sehwag needing five runs for his double hundred, Zaheer throws his wicket away with a slog sweep. It was the doosra and the top edge took the ball straight up and the 'keeper takes the catch.
Z Khan c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 2 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
Mendis to Sharma,
Ishant asks for the Review. The googly landed on the off stump line and turned in to hit him on the pad in front the off middle stump. The bat was well outside the line, was held behind the front pad. Decision still pending. And the verdict is in now - OUT. Sehwag is the second Indian batsman to carry the bat after Sunil Gavaskar.
I Sharma lbw b Mendis 0 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00