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

129.3

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery

129.4

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, comes in towards the off stump with the angle and is defended on the front foot

129.5

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, and again. solid defence.

129.6

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, turned to square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 455/5   HAPW Jayawardene 1* (4b)

130.1

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, climbs from a back of length and holds its line outside off stump, Prasanna yanks his bat from the line

130.2

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets forward, sees the ball is straightening outside off and shoulders arms

130.3

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, sharp bouncer outside off stump, Prasanna shaped to pull from outside off and edged it down in front of him. Ishant is getting the ball to bounce on this slow wicket. Not bad at all.

130.4

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run

130.5

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length delivery outside off stump and Prasanna gets forward to defend to covers

130.6

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pushes a short-of-length delivery outside off to covers

Sri Lanka 455/5   HAPW Jayawardene 1* (10b)

132.5

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed through the off side field for a single

Sri Lanka 471/5   HAPW Jayawardene 2* (11b)

133.1

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery to the off side

133.2

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery down the track

133.3

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans across to shoulders arms to a delivery outside off stump

133.4

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, banged in short and pulled past square leg. It was in the air but landed well short of long leg

133.5

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slanted across him and left alone

133.6

Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-on

Sri Lanka 473/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (17b)

134.3

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, cutting a touch, turned towards short midwicket region and Ishant rushes to pick the ball

134.4

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, banged in short, too short and it sails harmlessly well outside off

134.5

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another one banged in short and it moved away from the off stump, Prasanna was shaping to pull but realised it was going away from him and pulled out of the shot.

134.6

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length delivery coming in towards the off stump, solidly behind the line and defended to the off side

Sri Lanka 474/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (21b)

135.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turning and paddled to fine leg

135.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flighted full outside off, driven to extra cover

135.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, the floater the doosra that straightens on the off stump, guided to backward point

Sri Lanka 478/5   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (24b)

136.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend

136.3

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, fuller, quicker, dug out to mid-on

136.4

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off stump, slight turn and defended to the off side

136.5

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off stump line, pushed down the track

136.6

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the middle, loopy flighted delivery, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 482/5   HAPW Jayawardene 7* (29b)

137.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, stretches across to fetch a flighted delivery from outside off stump and swept it to deep midwicket for his first boundary. Now a man drops back at midwicket

137.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

137.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, the floater outside off, squeezed to cover point

Sri Lanka 488/5   HAPW Jayawardene 12* (32b 1x4)

138.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, defended back to Kumble

138.3

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, the quicker flipper outside off stump, Prasanna Jayawardene shapes to cut but is beaten for pace

138.4

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, hurries on from back of length, just outside off stump, brings his bat down in a hurry to guide it to backward point

Sri Lanka 491/5   HAPW Jayawardene 13* (35b 1x4)

139.1

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to drive to wide mid-on

Sri Lanka 492/5   HAPW Jayawardene 14* (36b 1x4)

140.1

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, pushed down the track

140.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg, topspinner, worked past short leg

140.5

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the off and middle, defended on the front foot

140.6

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, turns towards middle and off but a touch short in length and that allows him to work it past square leg

Sri Lanka 496/5   HAPW Jayawardene 17* (40b 1x4)

141.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

141.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, bit more air, fuller on the middle, swept to left of Ishant at long leg

Sri Lanka 498/5   HAPW Jayawardene 18* (42b 1x4)

142.1

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, turned to short leg

142.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, loopy delivery on the middle and off, defended down the track

142.3

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and down the leg side, tries to sweep but doesn't connect well and the ball just rolls to the on side off the gloves

142.4

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slider on the middle, pushed to the on side and Kumble moves to his right to pick the ball

142.5

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, fuller and driven to Sehwag at mid-on

142.6

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, full, whipped to midwicket

Sri Lanka 498/5   HAPW Jayawardene 18* (48b 1x4)

143.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, flighted outside the off stump, Prassana comes forward and defends it

143.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle stump, Prassana pushes it to mid on to bring up the five hundred for the team

Sri Lanka 500/5   HAPW Jayawardene 19* (50b 1x4)

144.5

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle stump, Prassana pushes it to midwicket for another single

Sri Lanka 509/5   HAPW Jayawardene 20* (51b 1x4)

145.1

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to push a flighted delivery around off back to the bowler

145.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, again punched back down the track

145.3

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, tuns in from short of length, tapped close on the off side and they rush across. Karthik takes out his gloves as he rushes forward, picks the ball and throws at the non -striker's end as he dives. Had he hit, Jayawardene would have been run out. Good attempt by Karthik

145.5

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 516/5   HAPW Jayawardene 22* (55b 1x4)

146.1

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of length, goes on straight and Jayawardene went for the pull and got a bottom edge on to his thigh pad and bobs away to the leg side. He was too early into the shot and the ball came on slowly off this track

146.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller , turned around for a single

146.4

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, bak over the stumps for Jayawardene, fullish, on the middle, driven to mid-on

146.5

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, driven powerfully to mid-on

146.6

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, almost a yorker there, dug out to mid-on again

Sri Lanka 518/5   HAPW Jayawardene 23* (60b 1x4)

147.6

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, he comes down the track and mistimes a lofted shot to deep midwicket region. Fell well short of Ganguly. Harbhajan had beaten him in the flight. End of a very good over.

Sri Lanka 523/5   HAPW Jayawardene 25* (61b 1x4)

149.1

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tries to sweep from outside off stump, misses and is struck outside the off stump. Harbhajan appeals but is rightfully turned down.

149.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes a flighted delivery in the air and through mid-on to long-on

Sri Lanka 534/5   HAPW Jayawardene 26* (63b 1x4)

150.1

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on the off and middle, defended to the off side

150.2

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, floated full on the middle and leg, driven to wide mid-on region for a single

150.4

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off stump line, turning slightly, guided through cover point for a single

150.6

Kumble to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, plays a paddle sweep to a delivery on the off and middle line

Sri Lanka 544/5   HAPW Jayawardene 30* (67b 1x4)

151.4

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, back over the wickets, flighted on the middle and off, attempted sweep goes awry and the ball rolls to short leg

151.5

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, turns in to beat the forward prod and strikes him on the pad, just outside the off stump

151.6

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, The itch to sweep does him in. He tried unsuccessfully a couple of times before and this time top edges to Ishant, running in from long leg.

HAPW Jayawardene c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh 30 (95m 70b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Sri Lanka 545/6   HAPW Jayawardene 30 (70b 1x4)
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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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