India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Commentary

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs

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0.1

Khan to Vandort, 1 run, starts off with a fierce flick which ricochets of Gambhir's knee at short leg and runs away to long leg

Sri Lanka 1/0   MG Vandort 1* (1b)

1.1

Sharma to Vandort, no run, starts of with a short-of-length delivery, skids from the middle towards off, dabbed to backward point.

1.2

Sharma to Vandort, no run, hits the deck short of length, on the middle and leg, the batsman is on the back foot and turns it to short leg

1.3

Sharma to Vandort, no run, slips down leg side and Kartik gathers. Remember, SL won the toss and chose to bat on a very dry track with cracks that will aid the spinners later

1.4

Sharma to Vandort, no run, shifts his line to outside off and Vandort lets it go past him

1.5

Sharma to Vandort, no run, similar line and the ball moves back in after it crosses past the stumps and Karthik shuffles to his right to gather

1.6

Sharma to Vandort, no run, cutting towards the off stump, Vandort leans forward to defend it to point

Sri Lanka 1/0   MG Vandort 1* (7b)

3.1

Sharma to Vandort, no run, full delivery outside off stump and Vandort leans forward to defend

3.2

Sharma to Vandort, no run, beaten outside off stump. Fullish and outside off stump, Vandort has a drive and a miss

3.3

Sharma to Vandort, no run, doesn't flirt this time. Karthik gathers. Three slips, gully and short-leg crowd Vandort.

3.4

Sharma to Vandort, 2 runs, Ishant goes for the short-pitched delivery, on the middle, Vandort swivels a touch late and mistimes his pull but gets it through midwicket. The captain Kumble gives the chase.

3.5

Sharma to Vandort, no run, serves a really full delivery outside off- three slips and gully there - Vandort mistimes a drive to mid-off

3.6

Sharma to Vandort, OUT, And the first wicket is down. Ishant dug it short of length and it kicked up outside off even as it moved away from Vandort who chased it, bat away from the body. Edge and gone. Kartik did well to move to his left to grab it. . Movement and bounce. Enter Sanga

MG Vandort c †Karthik b Sharma 3 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Sri Lanka 7/1   MG Vandort 3 (13b)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 8-11, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 31-Aug 3, 2008
India won by 170 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 23-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
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Photos

Jul 26, 2008

VVS Laxman, Ishant Sharma and RP Singh during a drinks break, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day, July 26, 2008

VVS Laxman, Ishant Sharma and RP Singh during a drinks break

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Jul 26, 2008

The deadly duo: Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan shared 19 wickets between them, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, July 26, 2008

The deadly duo: Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan shared 19 wickets between them

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