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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11.1

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, on the stumps, wicket to wicket, pushed to the on side

11.2

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

11.3

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, wicket to wicket, straight, defended to the off side

11.4

Ganguly to Warnapura, 3 runs, drifts to the leg and middle and turned neatly through front of square and they will get three runs by the time Zaheer comes across from long leg, picks the ball, turns and releases the throw

11.5

Ganguly to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, outside off, driven to Sehwag at covers

11.6

Ganguly to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery around the off stump.

Sri Lanka 48/1   SC Ganguly 1-0-3-0

13.1

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, straightens on a length, on the middle and off, pushed in the air towards the non existent short leg

13.2

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery around the off stump line

13.3

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, slants it across Warnapura who watches it settle into Karthik's gloves

13.4

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, gets forward to defend down the track. The ball moved in after pitched and hit the inside edge and on to the pad

13.5

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, cuts this one away and Warnapura defends to the off side.

13.6

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, and again. Defended towards short mid-off region.

Sri Lanka 57/2   SC Ganguly 2-1-3-0

15.1

Ganguly to Warnapura, 3 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, driven through wide midwicket region and Kumble gives the chase.

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   SC Ganguly 3-1-10-0

17.1

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, full in length, on the middle, straightening, pushed weakly to the leg side. The bottom hand was off the handle again. Mahela walks across to have a chat with Warnapura

17.2

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, moves it across Warnapura who lets it go past Kartik

17.3

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, back of length, just outside off stump, punched to covers

17.4

Ganguly to Warnapura, 2 runs, leans forward to drive a full delivery through covers

17.5

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run

17.6

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, leans forward to push to covers

Sri Lanka 75/2   SC Ganguly 4-1-12-0

19.1

Ganguly to Warnapura, 2 runs, short in length, seam-up delivery outside off and forced through cover point

19.2

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, slants it across Warnapura who lets it go past him

19.3

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, and again. Gentle seam-up stuff. Warnapura is resisting the urge from having a go.

19.4

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run

19.5

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to mid-on

19.6

Ganguly to Warnapura, no run, leans forward to push to the off side

Sri Lanka 77/2   SC Ganguly 5-1-14-0

110.1

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

110.2

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, full and on the stumps, hint of swing there. Dilshan gets right behind the ball and defends it with a straight bat

110.3

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, forced away off the front-foot to the cover region

110.4

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, again punched straight to the fielder at cover

110.5

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, in the channel outside the off stump. Dilshan gets a good stride in and defended it down on the off side

110.6

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, slightly short and on target. Played away straight to the fielder a extra cover

Sri Lanka 392/4   SC Ganguly 6-1-15-0

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

112.3

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, defended watchfully

112.4

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dilshan gets behind the line and punches it down to mid-off

112.5

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, this time the ball came in with the arm. Dilshan watchfully plays it away towards cover

112.6

Ganguly to Dilshan, no run

Sri Lanka 394/4   SC Ganguly 7-1-16-0

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   SC Ganguly 8-1-24-0
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
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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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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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