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

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

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, 2 runs, flighted outside off, paddled to fine leg

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump and this time padded away

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, 1 run, reaches his fifty with another paddle to fine leg. The helmet is off, he looks up at the skies and Mahela is there to congratulate him.

21.6

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

Sri Lanka 85/2   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-7-0

35.1

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

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, on the middle, defended down the track

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, the arm ball and that cramps up Warnapura who shapes to cut. It hit the pad first outside the off stump and then ran of the bat to point

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, lands on the same spot and this one turns away, left alone

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, closer to the off stump and spins away, no shot offered

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, on the middle and leg stump, turns in, jabbed to short leg

Sri Lanka 145/2   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-8-0

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, lands outside off stump, on a length and turns away, left alone. Harbhajan is bowling from round the stumps to the left hander

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, lands it closer to the off stump and defended on the front foot

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, quicker one, coming on straight towards the off stump, Warnapura is on the back foot and jabs it to the on side

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, slows up, bit more air and Warnapura is struck on the pad outside off stump as he looks to defend

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, leans forward and this time defends with the full face of the bat

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, slower, bit more air, on the middle, pushed to mid-on

Sri Lanka 145/2   Harbhajan Singh 3-1-8-0

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

39.2

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

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, 1 run, fuller and pushed towards backward point and they set off after a slight hesitation. sachin with the throw but Warnapura dives to make the crease and gets in between the ball and the stumps.

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   Harbhajan Singh 4-1-10-0

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, goes on the back foot to cut to backward point

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, FOUR, breaks free with a charge down the track. He reached the pitch of the flighted delivery and drove it past mid-on

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, on the middle and off, squeezed past short leg

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, turns from the middle and off stump line, squeezed of the outer edge to backward point

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, goes on straight with the angle on the middle and off stump line, turned to short leg

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, FOUR, slip, silly point and short leg watch as Warnapura goes back to cut a short delivery. It flew of the outside edge and down to third man boundary.

Sri Lanka 157/2   Harbhajan Singh 5-1-18-0

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

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, on the off stump line, Warnapura defends back to the bowler

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, slower in the air, on the off stump, goes on straight, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 165/2   Harbhajan Singh 6-1-25-0

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, on the off stump, defended to the off side

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, 2 runs, slower, bit more air, full and around off stump, Warnapura waits for the ball to arrive before square driving past Sachin at backward point

45.3

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, bit more air, lands outside off, turns away, left alone

45.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, Now then now then after 45 overs we got a referral upstairs for a lbw shout that was turned down. It was on the leg and middle, straightened a touch, beat the prod and hit the pad. Appeal but turned down. Kumble asks for the review It looked like it was going down leg. Benson says NOT OUT. Kumble and Ganguly have a smile. It didn't turn enough. India have only two more unsuccessful reviews to make.

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, FOUR, gets forward to cream it through wide mid-off.

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, 2 runs, lands outside off stump, back of length, cut through point. Again Sachin gives chase

Sri Lanka 173/2   Harbhajan Singh 7-1-33-0

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   Harbhajan Singh 8-1-35-0

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

60.3

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

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, no run, driven to right of Sehwag at covers

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, OUT, Gone this time! Done in by the flight, turn and the bounce. It drifted in from round the stumps, landed around off and turned away. Warnapura stabbed it to Dravid at slip. He didn't quite get his front foot well forward, just a half-step and that did him in

SM Warnapura c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 115 (268m 202b 14x4 0x6) SR: 56.93

60.6

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

Sri Lanka 212/3   Harbhajan Singh 9-1-36-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 10-1-41-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 11-2-41-1

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

66.6

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

Sri Lanka 231/3   Harbhajan Singh 12-2-42-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-46-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 14-2-51-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 15-2-52-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 16-2-54-1

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

82.2

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

82.4

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

82.6

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

Sri Lanka 294/3   Harbhajan Singh 17-2-57-1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 18-2-58-1

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

86.2

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

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 19-2-65-1

88.1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 20-2-66-1

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

90.6

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

Sri Lanka 316/3   Harbhajan Singh 21-2-67-1

92.1

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 22-2-68-1

94.1

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

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

94.5

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

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   Harbhajan Singh 23-2-74-1

109.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, bit of spin but going down leg. Dilshan sways back and plays it down to fine leg

109.2

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

109.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, padded away, half an appeal turned down

109.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven away through cover

109.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, again worked away on the off side with no interest

109.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, again worked away on the off side with no interest

Sri Lanka 391/4   Harbhajan Singh 24-2-78-1

111.1

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

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, forced away on the off side

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at short leg

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, driven straight to the bowler on the bounce

Sri Lanka 393/4   Harbhajan Singh 25-2-79-1

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   Harbhajan Singh 26-2-80-1

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend to the leg side

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, turns towards the pad and rolls away

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, goes down on his knees to sweep to deep backward square leg boundary. Ishant makes a valiant effort near the boundary, almost falling on the ball

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend pad and bat close together

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, turned to wide mid-on region

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 408/4   Harbhajan Singh 27-2-85-1

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

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to push a flighted delivery towards mid-off for a quick single

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   Harbhajan Singh 28-2-87-1

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, Second referal wasted. from round the stumps and Dilshan misses the slog sweep - rather ambitious considering it's the last over of the day but that's how he plays- and is hit on the pad. Kumble chooses to refer it. It landed outside the leg stump. NOT OUT

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted full, driven back to the bowler

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, floated full on the middle, driven back to the bowler

119.4

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

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to push to cover point for a single

119.6

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

Sri Lanka 422/4   Harbhajan Singh 29-2-88-1

135.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length and outside off, cut to deep point region

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

135.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, here comes the paddle again. Couple of runs to fine leg.

135.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to turn to midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 481/5   Harbhajan Singh 30-2-95-1

137.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in from outside off stump, dabbed to midwicket

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

137.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery turning in from outside off

137.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to turn a delivery past square leg

Sri Lanka 489/5   Harbhajan Singh 31-2-102-1

139.1

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

139.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, goes to the back foot to push to point

139.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted delivery outside off, slower through the air and Dilshan lunges to defend.

139.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted again and it turns in to take the inside edge of the defensive prod and bobs off the pad and almost carried to the alert Gambhir at leg slip. He dived forward but it fell well short

139.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run

139.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to smother any spin

Sri Lanka 492/5   Harbhajan Singh 32-2-103-1

141.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, turns towards the pads, wristed past a diving Gambhir at leg slip

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

141.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, stretches forward to smother the spin and the ball rolls to the leg side

141.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, lobs it well outside off stump and Dilshan pads it away

141.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted delivery turning in from outside off, nudged to silly point

Sri Lanka 498/5   Harbhajan Singh 33-2-105-1

143.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, struck outside the off stump. Dilshan was looking to pad it away right from the word go

143.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, full on the off and middle, Dilshan pushes it to cover and sets off for a single

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

143.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump, draws Dilshan forward, who manages a defensive stroke

143.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to short fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 501/5   Harbhajan Singh 34-2-108-1

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

145.4

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

145.5

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

145.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery turning in to him

Sri Lanka 516/5   Harbhajan Singh 35-2-111-1

147.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, turns in from a length, Dilshan chooses to go back to nudge to short leg

147.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted up, slow through the air, loopy delivery that dips and Dilshan is late in getting forward but manages to keep it out. Good delivery

147.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, skips down the track but the ball dips rapidly on him and he adjusts to defend

147.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, square driven a tad uppishly to backward point

147.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, stretches forward, opens the bat face and steers a flighted delivery to cover poitn for a single

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   Harbhajan Singh 36-2-116-1

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

149.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run

149.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, turns from outside off, Dilshan stays back to play a deft cut through backward point. No violence. Just a steer.

149.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to push a flighted delivery to silly point

149.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, flighted full outside off and Dilshan drives inside out through extra cover for couple of runs

Sri Lanka 538/5   Harbhajan Singh 37-2-121-1

151.1

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

151.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, goes right back to turn a short of length turning in to short leg

151.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, from round the stumps now, a quicker one that holds its line on the middle and leg, clipped to square leg

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   Harbhajan Singh 38-2-122-2

153.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, What a guy! This is the last over before lunch and he plays the slog sweep to reach his fifth hundred! Superb. He is pumped up. Why not. Entertaining knock. He started off slowly before upping the ante later.

153.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to push it to extra cover

153.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, leans forward to jab a delivery bat and pad to the leg side

153.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, steers to backward point

153.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, from round the stumps, turns away from short of length well outside off, Vaas reaches out and mistimes a cut to point

153.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, fuller, around off stump, driven to mid-off. That's lunch

Sri Lanka 552/6   Harbhajan Singh 39-2-127-2

155.1

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run, outside the off stump, spins away from short of length, cut to covers where Gambhir makes a diving stop.

155.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, drags it short and Dilshan pulls from outside off to deep midwicket. He should have put that way. It was a jujubee.

155.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, drifts in from round the stumps and turns away past the outside edge

155.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, a touch short and cut to covers

155.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run, slower in the air, bit more air and fuller, on middle and leg, turned through the on side field for a single

155.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Dilshan backs away a touch, on the back foot and cuts to deep point

Sri Lanka 561/6   Harbhajan Singh 40-2-131-2

157.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in sharply and Dilshan was cramped initially but managed to cut it through point

157.2

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run, tossed up full outside off, driven to long-off

157.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, slower, turning in from outside off, Dilshan was initially looking to swing it to the on side but changed his mind to dab it to square leg

157.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, FOUR, short and well outside off stump - hit me ball - and Vaas dismisses it to the deep cover boundary, past the two short-cover fielders

157.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, landed well outside off stump and turned even further away as it landed on a foot mark.

157.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, leans across to defend a delivery around off stump towards short cover

Sri Lanka 573/6   Harbhajan Singh 41-2-138-2

159.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, free gift and Dilshan rips it to cover boundary.

159.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, Time for some slog sweep. Down on his knees and the bat swings across. Gambhir comes around from deep midwicket to make the stop

159.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, lands outside off stump, turns away, left alone

159.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery landing on a length around the off stump

159.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, flighted loopy delivery outside off stump, Vaas goes for the drive and is beaten by the flight and spin

159.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, stretches across to steer to point

Sri Lanka 587/6   Harbhajan Singh 42-2-143-2

161.1

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, lands well outside off, turns away, left alone

161.2

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run, fuller, bit more air, closer to the off stump and pushed to long-off for a single. Another 50-run partnership. What a run orgy.

161.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, turns in sharply from outside off, dabbed to short third man. THere is turn but its' slow, allowing the batsman to adjust

161.4

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

161.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg for a single

161.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, FOUR, 600 up for the hosts. Sri Lanka declare immediately, just as Jayasuriya said in the morning. It was full and just outside off, swept to deep square leg boundary.

Sri Lanka 600/6   Harbhajan Singh 43-2-149-2
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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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