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

60.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery outside off.

Sri Lanka 212/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (1b)

61.4

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

61.5

Khan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, from wide of the crease, from round the stumps, on the middle and leg, coming in, turned to long leg

61.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, homing in on the off stump and jabbed to the off side.

Sri Lanka 218/3   TT Samaraweera 2* (4b)

62.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery outside off

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, FOUR, He has just come in but he charges down the track and swings a flighted delivery to deep midwicket

62.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, ooh! lbw appealed turned down. Kumble won't review it. It turned from outside off stump, padded away, It hit him well outside the off stump, didn't turn in enough and was high

62.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 223/3   TT Samaraweera 6* (8b 1x4)

64.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to nudge to short leg

64.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, outside off stump, dabbed to backward point

64.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, full delivery outside off stump, mistimes a drive back to the bowler

64.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to shoulder arms to a delivery outside off

64.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, goes back to defend a delivery turning in ever so slowly

64.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend but the ball spins in from outside off stump with bounce and hits his midriff. Harbhajan has been criticised in the past for sticking to a middle and leg line but here so far he has started off well. Attacking that off stump line.

Sri Lanka 223/3   TT Samaraweera 6* (14b 1x4)

65.4

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle, turned to leg side

65.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, rushing past the off stump, left alone by Thilan. Oohs and aahs from Zak. He reckons it was too close to leave.

65.6

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, lovely looking straight drive. He leaned into that shot well and creamed it past Zaheer and the short mid-on fielder. Rather between them

Sri Lanka 230/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (17b 2x4)

66.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, fuller, on the middle, straighter, pushed to mid-on

Sri Lanka 231/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (18b 2x4)

67.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, banged in short but going down the leg side

Sri Lanka 235/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (19b 2x4)

68.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run

68.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, defended on the back-foot

68.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, FOUR, slightly short of length and outside off stump. Samaraweera sways back and cuts it away, no point chasing that

Sri Lanka 240/3   TT Samaraweera 14* (22b 3x4)

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, defended on the front-foot

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 2 runs, edged away to the third man region

70.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 2 runs, turns in sharply and Thilan is cramped as he shapes to cut and inside edges it past the leg stump, Agony for Harbhajan. Slow turn and he survives

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, again turns in, pushed to the on side

Sri Lanka 246/3   TT Samaraweera 18* (26b 3x4)

71.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, extra bounce from short of length as Ishant hits the deck hard and Thilan gets on his toes to push it away

71.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, fuller, turned to Sehwag at midwicket

71.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, short in length, tad wide outside off and Samaraweera guides it past gully

71.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery. Drinks break.

Sri Lanka 251/3   TT Samaraweera 22* (30b 4x4)

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to short mid-off region

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera thought initially to play a shot but decided against it

72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, turns in from outside off, pushed to the off side

Sri Lanka 252/3   TT Samaraweera 22* (33b 4x4)

73.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a full length delivery to the off side of the pitch

Sri Lanka 255/3   TT Samaraweera 22* (34b 4x4)

74.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, stays back to punch a short of length delivery to extra cover

74.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, loopy delivery that bounces a bit on the off and middle line. Thilana jabs it off the gloves in front of him

74.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, FOUR, nice little late cut. It was a touch outside off and he went back to guide it to wide third man boundary

74.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery outside off

74.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, 1 run, fuller, on the middel, driven inside out to left of Sachin at mid-off who uses his boot to stop it.

Sri Lanka 261/3   TT Samaraweera 27* (39b 5x4)

75.1

Sehwag to Samaraweera, 2 runs, outside off stump, goes on straight, short in length and that allows Samaraweera to cut it to deep point

75.2

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, leans across to take a flighted delivery outside off on the pad

75.3

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, well outside off stump, left alone

75.4

Sehwag to Samaraweera, FOUR, turns down leg side from the off stump and brushes the gloves and Karthik couldn't get across in time

75.5

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run

75.6

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to turn a flighted delivery to the on side

Sri Lanka 267/3   TT Samaraweera 33* (45b 6x4)

76.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, spinning in, defended to the on side

76.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, turns away a touch , steered to backward point

76.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, quicker, a bit of extra bounce and Samaraweera goes back to nudge it to short leg

76.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, FOUR, flighted, slower in the air and Samaraweera latches on to the full delivery and drives pleasingly down the ground. Very well played

76.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, 2 runs, full and just down the leg side, tickled to fine leg

Sri Lanka 274/3   TT Samaraweera 39* (50b 7x4)

77.3

Sehwag to Samaraweera, 2 runs, down the leg side, short in length, Samarweera goes back to turn it to fine leg

77.4

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

77.5

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, spins in from outside off, a touch short in length and defended off the back foot

77.6

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, goes back to punch a short of length delivery to midwicket

Sri Lanka 281/3   TT Samaraweera 41* (54b 7x4)

79.1

Sehwag to Samaraweera, 2 runs, leans forward to defend a length delivery

79.2

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to guide to backward point

79.3

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run

79.4

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run

79.5

Sehwag to Samaraweera, no run, beaten outside off as he shapes to cut a delivery that hastens off the turf

79.6

Sehwag to Samaraweera, 1 run, leans forward to drive through wide mid-on

Sri Lanka 287/3   TT Samaraweera 44* (60b 7x4)

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, stretches across to leave a delivery outside off stump

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, goes right back to nudge to midwicket

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted one to the leg side

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, stretches forward to defend to covers

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, turns in from short of length, punched to left of covers

Sri Lanka 288/3   TT Samaraweera 45* (65b 7x4)

81.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run

81.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

81.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, stretches forward to defend down the track

81.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, goes back to defend a delivery turning slightly towards off

81.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle and off, leans forward to defend

Sri Lanka 291/3   TT Samaraweera 45* (70b 7x4)

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, turns down leg, worked behind square leg

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, lands well outside the off stump, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 294/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (73b 7x4)

83.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to turn to the leg side

83.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, beaten and Karthik gathers this bouncing delivery very well. Pity that he couldn't hold the ones that mattered. It kicked up from a length and Samaraweera was on the cut

83.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward to defend

83.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, loopy delivery on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 295/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (77b 7x4)

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle stump line, from round the stumps, nudged to the off side

Sri Lanka 296/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (78b 7x4)

85.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle, worked to midwicket

85.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive a delivery, slower in the air, to mid-off

85.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, fuller, on the off stump, driven to covers

85.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, short in length, climbs up even as it turns, Samaraweeera does well to adjust to the extra bounce to turn it to the off side

85.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, slower, fuller, driven back to Kumble

Sri Lanka 297/3   TT Samaraweera 46* (83b 7x4)

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the leg stump line, turned to backward square leg

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, goes well back to a full delivery and nudges it to square leg.

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, FOUR, superb shot to bring up the fifty. It was slower in the air and around middle and off, he waited for the ball to arrive before caressing it between the bowler and the mid-off fielder. Lovely busy innings.

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, stretches forward to defend

Sri Lanka 304/3   TT Samaraweera 51* (87b 8x4)

87.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, from round the stumps, lands it outside leg and turns it in, Samaraweera goes right back to push it to the off side

87.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, lands short in length, well outside leg stump, padded away

87.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, full and outside off stump, pushed to covers

87.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, quicker one, from over the sticks, pushed to the off side

87.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, googly outside off stump, slow through the air, defended to silly point

Sri Lanka 305/3   TT Samaraweera 51* (92b 8x4)

88.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, from round the stumps, pushed to the on side

88.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, flighted outside off, driven to Ganguly at mid-off

88.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward to defend to left of Harbhajan

88.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle, pushed to the off side

88.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, on the leg stump line, padded away

Sri Lanka 306/3   TT Samaraweera 51* (97b 8x4)

89.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, from round the stumps, full and on the middle, driven inside out to mid-off

89.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, 2 runs, lands outside leg stump, turns in, worked to fine leg and by the time Ganguly gets across they run two

Sri Lanka 311/3   TT Samaraweera 53* (99b 8x4)

90.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, turned to the on side

Sri Lanka 316/3   TT Samaraweera 53* (100b 8x4)

92.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle, defended on the front foot

92.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to covers

92.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, dropped by Gambhir at short leg. It went off the bat and pad towards his face and he couldn't hold on. Yet another catch has gone down.

92.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend

92.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, again stretches forward to nudge the ball away

Sri Lanka 322/3   TT Samaraweera 53* (105b 8x4)

93.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, pushed back down the track and Kumble threatens to throw it back to the stumps and Samaraweera moves away and puts his hand up with a smile

93.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend

93.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, 1 run, lands outside off, turns away, cut to point region

93.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, flighted on the middle, driven hard to left of Kumble who makes a diving stop

Sri Lanka 330/3   TT Samaraweera 54* (109b 8x4)

94.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, turns to the legs, worked to backward short leg . Harbhajan is operating from round the stumps

94.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive to midwicket region where Kumble makes another fine diving stop. The captain is trying to set an example; not many are following it

94.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, swept from the middle stump to long leg

94.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 3 runs, stretches across to defend and edges it along the ground to third man region. Dravid rushes back from slip

Sri Lanka 336/3   TT Samaraweera 58* (113b 8x4)

95.1

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, well outside the off stump, moving away further, easy decision to let that one go through to the 'keeper

95.2

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, cuts away after landing on a length around the off stump, jabbed off the inner edge to the off side

95.3

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, drifts to the pads, tucked to man standing just behind square leg

95.4

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, pushes it well outside off and Samaraweera is not interested in flirting.

95.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, full and outside off stump, dabbed to the short mid-off region

95.6

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, full pitched outside off stump, creamed past mid-on. Samaraweera is on a roll.

Sri Lanka 340/3   TT Samaraweera 62* (119b 9x4)

96.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, good delivery cutting in, defended away

96.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, outside off and holding its line, went for the cut and missed

Sri Lanka 341/3   TT Samaraweera 62* (121b 9x4)

97.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, closer to the off stump and moving away - his best delivery in this spell - left alone.

97.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, full and well outside off, Samaraweera reaches out and mistimes his drive in the air but it falls short of mid-off

Sri Lanka 342/3   TT Samaraweera 62* (123b 9x4)

98.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, homing in on the off stump, Samarweera leans forward to tap it back down the track

98.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, lands outside off stump and stays there, left alone

98.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, cuts in a touch from just outside the off stump, keeps a tad low, Samaraweera is caught at the crease, crouches to stab it off the inner edge to square leg

98.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, appeal for lbw but turned down as it was going down leg. Full and it swung in, Samaraweera was pressing his front leg across, had to withdraw it in a hurry and tried to bring the bat down in time but was hit on the pad. Virtual eye says it would have clipped the outside of the leg stump. Don't think, even if it was refered, it would have been given out by the umpire

Sri Lanka 345/3   TT Samaraweera 63* (127b 9x4)

99.3

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, bangs it short and swayed away

99.4

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run, another one dug in short, Samaraweera gets up on his toes to tuck it to square leg

Sri Lanka 349/3   TT Samaraweera 64* (129b 9x4)

100.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, close to the off stump, cutting in, jabbed to the off side

100.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, another one curving in to the middle stump and the batsman is unsure, caught at the crease but manages to stab it to the off side

Sri Lanka 355/3   TT Samaraweera 65* (131b 9x4)

101.2

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, full and well outside the off stump, creamed through covers and Sachin gets around from deep point

101.3

Khan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, full and well outside the off stump, creamed through covers and Sachin gets around from deep point

101.4

Khan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, moves forward into the line of a full delivery and eases it past mid-on. Ganguly gives chase.

101.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, way outside the off stump - poor spell continues - left alone

101.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, outside off, slanting away, left alone

Sri Lanka 360/3   TT Samaraweera 69* (136b 9x4)

103.1

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, overpitched well outside off stump and Thilan thrashes it to left of mid-off

103.2

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, swings away past the off stump and left alone. It started from the stumps and moved away.

103.3

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, tries to bring this one in but slips down leg side.

103.4

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, lands outside off and moves away even further. Left alone.

103.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

103.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, driven back down the track, Zaheer deflects to midon

Sri Lanka 364/4   TT Samaraweera 73* (142b 10x4)

104.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, full in length, outside the off stump, holding its line, left alone

104.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, beaten by a beauty. Again it drifted in and moved away late. Samaraweera does well to yank his bat away from the line, a touch late and he would have got a nick

104.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, stays back to jab a length delivery outside off stump

104.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, cuts in from a length, towards the off stump, pushed towards covers. Good testing over and Samaraweera is handling it very well.

104.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

Sri Lanka 365/4   TT Samaraweera 73* (147b 10x4)

105.6

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run

Sri Lanka 367/4   TT Samaraweera 74* (148b 10x4)

106.1

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, punched off the back-foot to the cover region. Fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

106.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

106.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Samaraweera rocks back and pulls it away through midwicket

106.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, punched towards cover, diving stop saves runs

106.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Sharma is all over the place here. Samaraweera stands tall and cuts it away through cover point

Sri Lanka 372/4   TT Samaraweera 79* (153b 11x4)

107.3

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run, worked away to deep midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 375/4   TT Samaraweera 80* (154b 11x4)

108.1

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Samaraweera drives it straight back to the bowler

108.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, shot! slightly short and close to the off stump, Samaraweera stays back and nicely runs it away through the gap between point and gully

108.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, nothing delivery. Samaraweera is quickly on to the back-foot and he thuds the ball through covers. Stop that

108.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, 90s! pitched up outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets right behind the line and punches it straight back down the track to the long-off fence. Presented the full face of the bat and the timing was spot on

108.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, worked away watchfully

108.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 387/4   TT Samaraweera 92* (160b 14x4)

109.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 3 runs, width offered - this time outside the off stump. punched through cover - as easy as it gets

Sri Lanka 391/4   TT Samaraweera 95* (161b 14x4)

110.1

Ganguly to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

Sri Lanka 392/4   TT Samaraweera 96* (162b 14x4)

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucked away off the pads to the short fine leg region

Sri Lanka 393/4   TT Samaraweera 97* (163b 14x4)

112.1

Ganguly to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery, again Ganguly gets the ball to swing in a touch - Samaraweera moves across and taps it down to mid-on

112.2

Ganguly to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, worked away across the line to the midwicket region. The single takes Samaraweera to 98

Sri Lanka 394/4   TT Samaraweera 98* (165b 14x4)

113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, on the off stump line, goes to the back foot to defend

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, and again, pushed down the track

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, another referral ? It spun down the leg side, past the gloves and Karthik collected it on the rebound. They think about asking but decide against it. They all gather around the wicket but decide against it. Benson has a smile and Kumble too joins in

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, flighted outside off, Samaraweera takes it on the pad well outside off. they appeal for a lbw but turned down

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, leans forward to push to wide mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 395/4   TT Samaraweera 99* (171b 14x4)

114.1

Ganguly to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to turn to midwicket

114.2

Ganguly to Samaraweera, no run, cuts away after landing on a length around the off stump, pushed to mid-off

114.3

Ganguly to Samaraweera, FOUR, That's his seventh Test hundred. Brought up with a fierce cut. Nice innings. He has put away the loose ones time and again. Congrats

114.4

Ganguly to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

114.5

Ganguly to Samaraweera, FOUR, celebrates the landmark and Sri Lanka's 400 with a caressed straight drive. He has looked very comfortable through his stay.

114.6

Ganguly to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

Sri Lanka 403/4   TT Samaraweera 107* (177b 16x4)

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 408/4   TT Samaraweera 107* (178b 16x4)

116.4

Kumble to Samaraweera, 2 runs, on the leg side, tickled to fine leg

116.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, 1 run, short and outside off stump, punched to deep point

Sri Lanka 416/4   TT Samaraweera 110* (180b 16x4)

117.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend down the track

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to push a flighted delivery outside the off stump

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned well to the right of midwicket

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, spins in from outside off stump and defended solidly on the front foot

Sri Lanka 418/4   TT Samaraweera 111* (184b 16x4)

118.5

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to dab it to the leg side

118.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera stays beside the line to defend a full delivery on the middle stump

Sri Lanka 421/4   TT Samaraweera 111* (186b 16x4)

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side.

Sri Lanka 422/4   TT Samaraweera 111* (187b 16x4)

120.2

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, full and down the leg side, Samaraweera fails to connect with his glance and Karthik takes it on his pad

120.3

Kumble to Samaraweera, 3 runs, More runs for Sri Lanka. Good positive start. Low dipping full toss and Samaraweera whipped it through wide mid-on

120.6

Kumble to Samaraweera, no run, slower, lands on middle and leg, turns in a touch, defended down the track

Sri Lanka 429/4   TT Samaraweera 114* (190b 16x4)

122.1

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, on a length, straightening outside off and Samaraweera adjusts to the movement and pushes it to the off side

122.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, outside off line again, left alone. Ishant bowled a very good spell with the second new ball last evening

122.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward, covers the off stump and lets the ball sail past the off stump

122.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, closer to the off stump, again straightening and Samaraweera gets behind the line to push it to the off side

122.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, width offered outside off and Samaraweera got on top of the bounce and guided it past backward point. Good start by SL

122.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive crisply but straight to covers.

Sri Lanka 437/4   TT Samaraweera 118* (196b 17x4)

123.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, turned to the leg side

Sri Lanka 438/4   TT Samaraweera 118* (197b 17x4)

124.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

124.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, overpitched outside off stump, driven to mid-off

124.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and moving further away, Samaraweera chases the wide one, trying to dab it to third man and is beaten

124.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives it off the backfoot to deep point for a single

Sri Lanka 440/4   TT Samaraweera 119* (201b 17x4)

125.1

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, fuller outside the off stump, drives it to extra cover

125.2

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, coming into him, Samaraweera plays it with the angle to midwicket

125.3

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, full toss outside the off stump, Samaraweera drives it back to the bowler

125.4

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery on the off stump, Samaraweera is on the walk as he plays the drive to cover

125.5

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera presents the full face of the bat and defends it back onto the pitch

125.6

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Samaraweera cuts it to deep point and gets a single to retain the strike

Sri Lanka 445/4   TT Samaraweera 120* (207b 17x4)

126.1

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, good length on the off stump. Dilshan moves back and defends it

126.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, on the off stump, Samaraweera dabs it to mid on

126.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera drives it to mid off

126.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Samaraweera pushes it to cover on the frontfoot

126.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, short outside the off stump. Samaraweera mistimes the cut shot as it does not cross Dravis positioned at gully

126.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, fuller outside off. Ishant displays ample soccer skills in stopping the ball, as it deflects to cover for a single

Sri Lanka 446/4   TT Samaraweera 121* (213b 17x4)

127.1

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

127.2

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, Zak is bowling from round the stumps and driven back to him

127.3

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the middle, deflected to the on side

127.5

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, fullish and driven hard to left of mid-on where Kumble fumbles. He was too late in getting across and threw in a pretty average dive

127.6

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive a full delivery to the on side

Sri Lanka 452/4   TT Samaraweera 126* (218b 18x4)

128.2

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, way outside the off stump and Samaraweera is not interested

128.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, closer to the off stump, some extra bounce from the tall Ishant, Samaraweera tries to run it to third man but it's fielded well by the floating third slip

128.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, in the corridor outside off, left alone

128.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, cutting in towards off stump, nothing alarming and Samaraweera gets behind the line to nudge it to covers

Sri Lanka 454/4   TT Samaraweera 127* (222b 18x4)

129.1

Khan to Samaraweera, no run, from wide of the crease from round the stumps, the ball lands well outside the off stump and Karthik gathers

129.2

Khan to Samaraweera, OUT, caught at gully. Short of length and outside the off stump, Samaraweera tried to guide it to third man but flashed it straight to Laxman who held on. Samaraweera doesn't usually cut hard; he tries to guide it in the gaps but this time failed to beat the man. Good innings, though. He did make batting look pretty easy out there. And for Laxman it was his 99th Test catch

TT Samaraweera c Laxman b Khan 127 (292m 224b 18x4 0x6) SR: 56.69

Sri Lanka 454/5   TT Samaraweera 127 (224b 18x4)
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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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