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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

14.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes round the stumps straightaway for Mahela. The ball lands on a length outside off and comes in a touch, defended to the on side

14.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, hurls across a bouncer on the off and middle line and Mahela ducks under.

14.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the corridor outside off, Mahela shoulders arms.

14.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, still from round the stumps, serves a full delivery well outside the off stump, left alone

14.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, lovely caressed cover drive. Nice high left elbow. Full and outside off and timed sweetly through the off side. Sluggish out field killed the boundary.

Sri Lanka 60/2   DPMD Jayawardene 3* (5b)

15.2

Ganguly to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands on a length outside off and cuts away a touch, Mahela is on the front foot, defending it down the track

15.3

Ganguly to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside off stump, left alone

15.4

Ganguly to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, beautiful off drive. The feet glided forward, the left elbow went uphigh and he met the ball flush in the middle of the bat and the ball raced through wide mid-off region

15.5

Ganguly to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good comeback from Sourav; he drags back the length and gets it to cut away and Mahela pushes at it and the ball runs off the outer edge, along the ground, and to first slip

15.6

Ganguly to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets this to move in and Mahela stops his front foot movement and pushes the ball to the leg side

Sri Lanka 68/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (10b 1x4)

16.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, from round the stumps for Mahela, full and on the off stump line, pushed to extra cover

16.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off. He then shadow practises the shot again.

16.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle, turned to on side

16.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, digs it short, climbs chest high around the off stump and Mahela swivels of the front foot to pull it just behind the square leg

16.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, digs it even shorter and it sails above Mahela. Quite a long spell for Zak.

Sri Lanka 73/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (15b 2x4)

18.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length delivery, moving away, left alone

18.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 134.7 kmph length delivery in the channel outside off and Mahela shoulders arms.

18.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, on the off stump, cutting away and Mahela gets forward to defend to covers

18.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pings the outside off line again, left alone by Mahela.

18.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, on the middle, driven to Zaheer at mid-on.

18.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bangs it short and it rushes past Mahela who sways away

Sri Lanka 75/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (21b 2x4)

20.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length delivery cutting back in from outside off, not enough to force Mahela into a shot

20.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

20.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, cutting into hip, turned to long leg

Sri Lanka 78/2   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (24b 2x4)

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turns in from outside off, Mahela goes right back to turn to short leg

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller, bit more air but on the middle and leg line, turned past square leg. Harbhajan marks his run up again

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, short and outside off stump, cut through point

Sri Lanka 85/2   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (27b 2x4)

22.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, full, straight, wicket to wicket, on the middle, shaping a touch in and Mahela wrists it past square leg for couple of runs

22.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shifts his line to outside off, goes on straight, left alone

22.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller and Mahela gets forward to caress it through extra cover. Fab timing. He moved across well and presented the full face of the bat.

22.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Mahela covers his off stump and shoulders arms

22.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, really full, just outside off stump, Mahela is caught at the crease and just pushes it towards mid-off. He seemed surprised at the really full length

22.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery leaving him.

Sri Lanka 91/2   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (33b 3x4)

24.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, kicks up from a length, straightens, Mahela adjusts to the straightening and pushes it to the off side. Ishant is getting bounce from this dry track.

24.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another one holding its line outside off stump and Mahela lets it go through to Kartik

24.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, full pitched on the leg and middle and Mahela flicks it powerfully to midwicket boundary. Half volley and punished.

24.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, corrects the length; hits the good length on the middle and off and Mahela defends down the track

24.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, bit of extra bounce from the good length region and Mahela jabs it off the inside edge to backward square leg. It was on the off and middle line.

Sri Lanka 98/2   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (38b 4x4)

26.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands on a length outside off, moves in a touch, left alone by Mahela and the ball swings back in after it crossed the stumps

26.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length and outside off, holding its line and Mahela was on the front foot but had enough time to cut it through backward point. slow track.

26.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short and even further outside off and it has been crashed to deep backward point. Mahela loves this ground and Ishant is erring on line and length

26.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, closer to the off stump, fuller on a good length and moving away, left alone by Mahela

26.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, gorgeous straight drive. Mere push. Caressed away. It was full pitched delivery on the middle and off and he met it flush in the middle of the bat

Sri Lanka 113/2   DPMD Jayawardene 38* (43b 6x4)

27.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, from round the stumps, fullish, coming in, it appeared for a moment that it would hit the pad when Mahela worked his wrists over time and managed to tickle it behind square leg

27.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full in length, outside off stump, left alone

Sri Lanka 120/2   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (45b 6x4)

28.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery that landed on a length outside off stump. Slip and short leg in

28.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flights it full outside leg, misses the flick shot and Kartik gets across in time

28.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and outside off stump, driven to Laxman at covers

28.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and just outside off stump, Mahela pushed at it, the bat was a touch outside the line and he edged it to the on side

28.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, homing in on the off stump, defended down the track

Sri Lanka 121/2   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (50b 6x4)

29.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, from round the stumps this time, full and on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 127/2   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (51b 6x4)

30.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

30.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bit more air, full outside off, driven back to the bowler who mis fields but no damage done as the mid-off fielder comes across

30.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, first hint of turn as Kumble delivers that with a slightly round-arm action and Mahela dabs it to backward point.

Sri Lanka 128/2   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (54b 6x4)

32.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

32.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and around the off stump, driven to extra cover

32.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery just outside off. Not much turn again

32.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, lands it short and that's enough for Mahela to rock back to thrash it to backward point boundary.

32.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller and on the middle and dug out back down the track. Kumble makes the stop and glares at Mahela

32.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower this time and defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 132/2   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (60b 7x4)

33.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on a good length around the off stump, Jayawardene gets behind the ball and pushes it back onto the pitch

33.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Jayawardene comes forward and pats it to cover

33.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, moves it away this time with a lowly bounce as Jayawardene lets it go past

33.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, slants it into him, Jayawardene defends off the backfoot, this time around

33.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Jayawardene pushes it to mid off

33.7

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Jayawardene will have nothing to do with it

Sri Lanka 141/2   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (66b 7x4)

34.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Jaywardene pushes it back to the bowler

34.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, captains are slugging it out as Kumble lands one on the middle stump, Jayawardene pushes it back to the bowler

34.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, oversteps and also falters in line as Jayawardene pushes it to mid wicket

34.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a re run of the last ball minus no ball

34.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside the off stump, cut to deep point for a single

Sri Lanka 144/2   DPMD Jayawardene 44* (71b 7x4)

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turns towards the hips, tucked to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 145/2   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (72b 7x4)

36.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and on the middle, eased to Ishant at mid-on

36.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower, full and around off stump, driven to Ganguly at mid-off

36.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off, goes on straight, pushed to the on side.

36.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, outside off stump and Mahela is beaten on the forward prod. He wanted to cut it but the ball hurried through

36.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower and Mahela gets forward to defend

36.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and on the middle, driven to Ishant at mid-on

Sri Lanka 145/2   DPMD Jayawardene 45* (78b 7x4)

38.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower and on the off stump lioe, Mahela is a touch early into the drive and checks it at the last minute and pushes it to covers

38.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dipping full toss, worked to midwicket

38.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, on the middle and off, defended to the on side of the pitch

38.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, pushed back to Kumble

38.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, loopy delivery on the legs, turned to right of midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 146/2   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (83b 7x4)

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, almost caught at short leg. From over the stumps, he sent a loopy flighted delivery on the off stump line, Mahela stretched forward, bat in front of his body and turned it in the air well to the left of the lunging short leg

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, short of length, Mahela goes back to defend

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off stump, on a length, turns in, worked to short leg

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to dead bat a flighted delivery around the off stump

Sri Lanka 148/2   DPMD Jayawardene 47* (87b 7x4)

40.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, flatter, pushed back to Kumble

40.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar pace but outside off, dabbed to backward point

40.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and on the middle, driven to Ishant at mid-on

40.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to push a full delivery to left of Kumble.

Sri Lanka 149/2   DPMD Jayawardene 47* (91b 7x4)

42.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full on the middle and leg, squeezed past short leg for a single

Sri Lanka 158/2   DPMD Jayawardene 48* (92b 7x4)

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, SIX, Hello?! Where did that come from. He has been defending stoutly against the spinners but here and now decides to have a bash. He picked the flighted delivery outside off stump and swung it to long-on. Fifty up for the captain; 6th Test fifty against India

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, the flight has disappeared and Jaywardene goes back to defend

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar trajectory and worked to the on side

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slower and bit more air, turned past short leg for a single

Sri Lanka 165/2   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (96b 7x4 1x6)

44.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slips down leg side and Karthik moves across to gather

44.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, quicker, on the middle and leg, turned to short leg

44.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands back of length, turns away a touch, punched to covers

44.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend with the inner half of the bat and the ball rolls towards short leg

44.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, straight on the middle, pushed back to Kumble

44.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the pads, no shot offered and it rolls to backward short leg

Sri Lanka 165/2   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (102b 7x4 1x6)

46.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turns down leg stump and padded away to backward short leg

46.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped by Karthik. Kumble is angry. It turned from short of length and Mahela went for the cut and got a bottom edge and Karthik got up too early and couldn't hold on to the chance. Dravid at the slip lets out a cry of agony, Kumble turns back quickly and looks pretty disappointed. Not much deviation; he should have held it.

46.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the front foot to defend

46.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to leg side

46.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and defended to the leg side

46.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, on the middle, pushed back down the track.

Sri Lanka 173/2   DPMD Jayawardene 55* (108b 7x4 1x6)

47.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, moving away slightly, left alone

47.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned past square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 175/2   DPMD Jayawardene 56* (110b 7x4 1x6)

48.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, squeezed past short leg.

48.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, overpitched on the legs, flicked to deep square leg region for couple of runs

48.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower on the middle and leg again, turned to midwicket

48.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump this time, defended on the back foot

48.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower, on the off stump line, full, eased to covers

48.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, fuller, on the middle, pushed to mid-on

Sri Lanka 177/2   DPMD Jayawardene 58* (116b 7x4 1x6)

49.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length, outside off, cut to point

Sri Lanka 179/2   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (117b 7x4 1x6)

50.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

50.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slower, on the middle and Mahela pushes it down the track

50.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, pushed back to Kumble

50.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short leg

Sri Lanka 185/2   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (121b 7x4 1x6)

52.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run, waist high full toss, swung to long leg

Sri Lanka 191/2   DPMD Jayawardene 60* (122b 7x4 1x6)

53.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer and Mahela ducks

53.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushes a length delivery to covers

53.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to tap a short-of-length delivery to short cover region for a quick single

53.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, from round the stumps this time and angles it across Mahela who lets it fly past him

53.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, worked to wide midwicket

Sri Lanka 194/2   DPMD Jayawardene 62* (127b 7x4 1x6)

54.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the legs, turned to long leg for a single

Sri Lanka 195/2   DPMD Jayawardene 63* (128b 7x4 1x6)

55.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, from round the stumps, a length delivery on the off stump line, patted to extra cove r

55.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays round the stumps for Mahela, lands it short of length, around off stump, defended to the off side

Sri Lanka 198/2   DPMD Jayawardene 64* (130b 7x4 1x6)

57.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, turns in ever so slowly towards the pads, tucked to fine leg

57.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted full outside off stump, goes for the big swing across the line and was struck outside the off stump

57.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend

57.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full, turns in, Mahela went back to nudge it to the on side

57.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

57.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, flatter, turning in, worked to midwicket

Sri Lanka 204/2   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (136b 7x4 1x6)

58.5

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, floated outside off stump, left alone

58.6

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, loopy flighted delivery outside off, driven to covers

Sri Lanka 205/2   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (138b 7x4 1x6)

59.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on a length, on the middle, turned to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 209/2   DPMD Jayawardene 67* (139b 7x4 1x6)

60.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back to work to the on side

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, sweeps to Zaheer at long leg

Sri Lanka 212/2   DPMD Jayawardene 68* (141b 7x4 1x6)

61.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, from round the stumps, lands it on the off stump and brings it in, defended to the on side

61.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery to the off side

61.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, short in length and outside off stump and cutting away appreciably, Mahela misses the cut as the blade goes under the ball. Bit of extra bounce

61.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, fuller and a lovely on drive through wide mid-on results

Sri Lanka 216/3   DPMD Jayawardene 71* (145b 7x4 1x6)

62.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker, keeps a touch low, Mahela goes back to nudge it to short leg

62.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle, quicker one, turned to right of midwicket

Sri Lanka 219/3   DPMD Jayawardene 72* (147b 7x4 1x6)

63.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside off stump, guided to gully

63.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length delivery that straightens and Mahela is beaten. Zaheer is bowling from round the stumps; it lands on a length around off and seams away a touch. Waqar sees the movement and says, "why do you want to change the ball, it is doing a little bit now"

63.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend the off side

63.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on a length, around the off stump, defended on the front foot

63.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, beaten. Again that delivery cut away with the shiny side. Mahela was sucked into the forward prod but the ball moved past the outside edge

63.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, yorker and Mahela is late to react but brings down his bat almost vertically down in front of his boot to keep that out. Like a shutter coming down.

Sri Lanka 223/3   DPMD Jayawardene 72* (153b 7x4 1x6)

65.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, sticking to round the stumps, cuts in with bounce, stabbed to the on side

65.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, just outside the off stump, squeezed to square leg

65.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, leans forward to drive through mid-off

Sri Lanka 226/3   DPMD Jayawardene 75* (156b 7x4 1x6)

66.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, and it turns down leg side, extra bounce beats Karthik and thuds into his midriff

66.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg line, nudged to the on side

66.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shifts his line to outside off, defended on the front foot

66.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, on the middle, tries to whip it to on side and edges it on to his boot

66.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg, loopy delivery, Mahela looked to be beaten initially but rolled his wrists well to turn it behind to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 231/3   DPMD Jayawardene 76* (161b 7x4 1x6)

67.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, again a batsman leaves a delivery that comes back in and rushes past the off stump. Zaheer Khan is bowling from round the stumps. The shiny side was in and the ball came back in

67.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stretches across this time to defend a length delivery outside off stump

67.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, spears in towards middle and leg, fuller, worked through wide midwicket

67.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, lands well outside off stump, shapes in a touch but not enough and Mahela lets it go. Another no ball, though.

67.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands a tad outside off and holds its line, left alone

67.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, from wide of the crease, fullish, on the off stump, pushed through cover point

Sri Lanka 235/3   DPMD Jayawardene 79* (167b 7x4 1x6)

68.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, floated on the middle and leg, turned to one of the two short legs, both standing in front of square

68.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back to push to the on side

68.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, flighted delivery outside off stump and Mahela shapes to defend and it runs off the pad to the off side

Sri Lanka 236/3   DPMD Jayawardene 79* (170b 7x4 1x6)

69.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of width offered but Jayawardene is not interested

69.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up and angled in from wide of the crease. Jayawardene gets forward and across and drives it down to mid-on. No room for a single there

69.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, worked away off the stumps to the midwicket region

69.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended watchfully

69.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, one stays low and the ball rolls away off the edge to the gully region

69.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, forced away through cover point for an easy single

Sri Lanka 241/3   DPMD Jayawardene 80* (176b 7x4 1x6)

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and tossed up, Jayawardene gets well forward and drives it straight back, diving stop for Harbhajan saves few runs

70.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away late to the backward square leg region

Sri Lanka 242/3   DPMD Jayawardene 81* (178b 7x4 1x6)

71.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of length delivery outside off, holding its line, pushed to the off side

71.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, closer to the off stump, defended to the off side

Sri Lanka 247/3   DPMD Jayawardene 82* (180b 7x4 1x6)

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, on the off stump, turned to midwicket

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted full outside off stump, Mahela goes for the sweep and top edges it but it falls well short of Ishant at long leg

Sri Lanka 252/3   DPMD Jayawardene 83* (183b 7x4 1x6)

73.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short in length, around the off stump, pushed to the off side

73.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to ease a full delivery to mid-on

73.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish, on the off and middle line, driven to mid-on again

73.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, again pushed to mid-on

73.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, full pitched on middle and leg, wristed elegantly past square leg

Sri Lanka 255/3   DPMD Jayawardene 86* (188b 7x4 1x6)

74.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slider on the off stump line, punched to covers for a single

Sri Lanka 256/3   DPMD Jayawardene 87* (189b 7x4 1x6)

76.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes right back to turn a delivery turning into him on the middle and leg to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 268/3   DPMD Jayawardene 88* (190b 7x4 1x6)

77.1

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, fetches a delivery from outside off stump and swings it to deep square leg boundary. Good positive forward stride.

77.2

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slower in the air, Mahela waits before turning it behind square leg

Sri Lanka 279/3   DPMD Jayawardene 93* (192b 8x4 1x6)

78.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands outside leg stump, beats the prod and bobs off the pad to short leg

78.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, dropped by Karthik beaten comprehensively by a delivery that turned away. It landed on the middle stump line and turned away. Kumble was very disappointed. Did he get an edge on it? I am not sure. Karthik had clanged it anyway. Kumble did look very miffed. the snickometer showed an edge on that previous Mahela incident. So Karthik has missed another catch

78.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, on the front foot to defend

78.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

78.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turned to extra cover

78.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, leans forward to work it past square leg

78.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

Sri Lanka 284/3   DPMD Jayawardene 95* (199b 8x4 1x6)

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to defend and it runs off the inner edge to fine leg

Sri Lanka 289/3   DPMD Jayawardene 96* (200b 8x4 1x6)

81.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, leans forward to defend

81.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 291/3   DPMD Jayawardene 97* (202b 8x4 1x6)

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to ease to long on. Now the man drops in at mid-on for Samaraweera

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to push a flighted doosra back down the track. He was into his drieve but checked the shot to push it back

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned past square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 294/3   DPMD Jayawardene 99* (205b 8x4 1x6)

83.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed back to Kumble

83.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Reaches his 9th ton on this ground with a push to wide mid-on. Don has been equalled. Super effort this.

Sri Lanka 295/3   DPMD Jayawardene 100* (207b 8x4 1x6)

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets back to defend a delivery turning into him

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, spins in from outside off, Mahela leans forward to defend

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller, bit more air, pushed to short cover

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes round the stumps, lands it on the middle and leg, turned to Ishant at long leg

Sri Lanka 296/3   DPMD Jayawardene 101* (212b 8x4 1x6)

85.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, comes down the track and drives to right of mid-off where Ishant makes a diving stop

Sri Lanka 297/3   DPMD Jayawardene 102* (213b 8x4 1x6)

86.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, from round the stumps, outside off stump, a tad short in length, pushed to cover point

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, loopy delivery on the leg stump line, flicked to long leg. Slip, short leg and backward short leg in place

Sri Lanka 300/3   DPMD Jayawardene 104* (215b 8x4 1x6)

87.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg and middle, turned neatly past square leg

Sri Lanka 305/3   DPMD Jayawardene 105* (216b 8x4 1x6)

88.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, starts off from round the stumps. Flights it full outside off, pushed to extra cover

Sri Lanka 306/3   DPMD Jayawardene 106* (217b 8x4 1x6)

89.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

89.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, a touch short in length and outside off, cut to deep point region

89.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery on the middle to the leg side

89.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts to middle and leg, turned past square leg

Sri Lanka 309/3   DPMD Jayawardene 109* (221b 8x4 1x6)

90.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker one on the middle and leg, from round the stumps, worked to midwicket

90.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend a flighted delivery around off stump

90.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and well outside leg stump, Mahela misses the flick and Karthik is unable to get across in time.

90.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 4 byes, full and well outside leg stump, Mahela misses the flick and Karthik is unable to get across in time.

90.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to clip a delivery to left of square leg where Laxman makes a mess

Sri Lanka 316/3   DPMD Jayawardene 110* (226b 8x4 1x6)

91.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish, on the middle and off, driven back to the bowler

91.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length and outside off stump, Mahela waits before cutting it well to the left of backward point. Deft cut.

91.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, quicker one , full in length and on the middle, squeezed to square leg

91.4

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turns after landing on the middle and off, defended to silly point

91.5

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle, defended to the on side and Kumble gets across to pick the ball up

91.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, quicker one, drifting towards the pads and they will take a leg bye

Sri Lanka 321/3   DPMD Jayawardene 114* (232b 9x4 1x6)

92.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to push to the off side gap

Sri Lanka 322/3   DPMD Jayawardene 115* (233b 9x4 1x6)

93.1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, brings up his thousand Test runs against India with a charge down the track and a lofted shot to the straight boundary.

93.2

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turned past the short leg

93.6

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run, short in length, on the pads, worked to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 330/3   DPMD Jayawardene 121* (236b 10x4 1x6)

94.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to drive to deep mid-on

94.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted full outside off stump, driven down to Tendulkar at long on

Sri Lanka 333/3   DPMD Jayawardene 123* (238b 10x4 1x6)

96.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, cuts in from a length, on the middle and leg, stabbed to the on side. Mahela took the bottom hand off the handle as he fended it away. Two slips in place

96.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, rushing through the channel outside off, left alone

96.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, beaten on the drive. It shaped away in the air and Mahela's bat went down the line

96.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed close on the leg side and they set off for the run. The throw richochets of Mahela's bat as he grounded it at the other end and it went towards the boundary. Mahela doesn't take the over throws. What happens when its the World Cup final and it's the last ball and they need those runs, won't he run then?!

Sri Lanka 341/3   DPMD Jayawardene 124* (242b 10x4 1x6)

97.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Zaheer continues to be wayward - ie in this spell - well outside off stump

97.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full pitched delivery on the middle, driven crisply down the track and well stopped by the lunging Zaheer.

97.3

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off stump and cuts away, left alone.

97.4

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets it to straigthen on the middle and leg, deflected to midwicket

Sri Lanka 342/3   DPMD Jayawardene 125* (246b 10x4 1x6)

98.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets behind the line of a full delivery to tuck it to square leg

98.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short, wide, cut fiercely to Ganguly at deep backward point

Sri Lanka 345/3   DPMD Jayawardene 127* (248b 10x4 1x6)

99.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, outside the off stump, dabbed to third man where Gambhir fumbles to give away an extra run. The two that he had converted to one was reconverted to two.

99.2

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, homing in on the off stump, defended to the off side

99.5

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length delivery outside off stump, defended to covers

99.6

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump, steered to third man

Sri Lanka 350/3   DPMD Jayawardene 131* (252b 10x4 1x6)

100.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, cuts in from short of length, around off stump, dabbed close on the off side and they rush across for a quick single

100.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller, on the middle, straightening and Samaraweera gets a leading edge through cover point.

100.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings down the leg side and Karthik makes an acrobatic stop and has a laugh. How he would wish he had taken those catches

100.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, swings in the air, towards the middle stump line, turned to square leg

Sri Lanka 355/3   DPMD Jayawardene 135* (256b 10x4 1x6)

101.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 356/3   DPMD Jayawardene 136* (257b 10x4 1x6)

102.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, swings in toward middle and leg and runs off the pad

102.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, done in by a peach of a delivery that left him late. And Karthik has taken a catch! And he has a laugh about it. It came in the air, landed on a length around middle and off and shaped away late, Mahela did what he had to do; put his bat out to defend but it curved away and took a bit of outside edge. Superb innings, though. Yet another big century on his favorite piece of turf.

DPMD Jayawardene c †Karthik b Sharma 136 (375m 259b 10x4 1x6) SR: 52.50

Sri Lanka 360/4   DPMD Jayawardene 136 (259b 10x4 1x6)
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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

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Jul 26, 2008

The Sri Lankan players return to the pavilion after wrapping up the match, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, July 26, 2008

The Sri Lankan players return to the pavilion after wrapping up the match

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