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

0.1

Khan to Vandort, 1 run, starts off with a fierce flick which ricochets of Gambhir's knee at short leg and runs away to long leg

0.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, good line this time: just outside the off stump and shapes away a touch, left alone.

0.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, really full delivery outside off stump and jabbed out towards short mid-off region.

0.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, moves in from outside the off stump and he leans forward to push it to mid-on region

0.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, moves in again, in the air and defended to the off side. He then practices stretching out even further to defend

0.6

Khan to Warnapura, no run, on a length and holding its line outside off stump, removes the bat from the line and lets it go through to the 'keeper.

Sri Lanka 1/0   Z Khan 1-0-1-0

2.1

Khan to Warnapura, FOUR, Super shot. He leaned into the off drive and timed it sweetly to the left of mid-off.

2.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, Zak keeps it full again, hoping for the loose drive, Warnapura goes for the off drive but the bottom-hand kicks in too much and he edges it to the point region

2.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, follows the two full ones with a bouncer and the batsman ducks

2.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, another bouncer, well-directed this time, coming into the body of Warnapura who fends it off in an ungainly manner but the ball goes of the edge but falls down the track and neither the short-leg or Zaheer can get to it.

2.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, The third short-pitched delivery. This one is in the channel outside off stump and Warnapura sways away in time. Hostile.

2.6

Khan to Warnapura, no run, And he keeps bowling them short. This one flies towards the right shoulder, Warnapura had dropped his wrists to get his bat out of the way and the ball flies off the shoulder to Kartik. They appeal, more in hope than anything. Also to let the batsman know he is in trouble

Sri Lanka 5/0   Z Khan 2-0-5-0

4.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run, leans forward to push a full one to the off side

4.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, full again, mistimes a drive to mid-off

4.3

Khan to Warnapura, 1 no ball, high bouncer and it's a no ball.

4.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, another short-pitched delivery moving to middle and leg line, Warnapura ducks to evade

4.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, fullish, around the off stump, defended on the front foot

4.5

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, turned to midwicket region for a single. They think about the second before deciding against it.

4.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, back over the wickets and it rushes past Sanga who doesn't offer a stroke

Sri Lanka 9/1   Z Khan 3-0-7-0

6.1

Khan to Warnapura, 2 runs, coming in from a length and Warnapura punches it through mid-on region for couple of runs. No mid-on. Three slips, gully, short leg and leg gully in place

6.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, short-pitched delivery rushing past the off stump and Warnapura sways away.

6.3

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, another one dug in short and Warnapura had enough leaving them and goes for his pull short and keeps it down to the ground and to long leg

6.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length, just outside off stump and Sangakkara stays back to defend to the off side

6.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, around the off stump, driven to the off side of the pitch and Zak lunges to make the stop

6.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, cuts in from outside off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line to defend to the on side

Sri Lanka 15/1   Z Khan 4-0-10-0

8.1

Khan to Sangakkara, (no ball) 2 runs, short in length and well outside off stump, cutting in, Sangakkara goes back and across to force it through cover point

8.1

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, big appeal for lbw as the ball cuts back in from outside off to beat the prod and hit Sanga on the pad in front of middle and leg. It cut in from outside off and hit him. The replays according to the virtual eye suggestsit would have clipped the leg stump.

8.2

Khan to Warnapura, 1 no ball, goes round the stumps for Warna and hurls a bouncer on the leg stump line, swayed away

8.2

Khan to Warnapura, 2 runs, outside off, forced through covers

8.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, rushes past the off stump channel, left alone

8.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, another bouncer - they are really giving it to Warnapura who ducks to get under it.

8.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, goes back over the stumps and cuts it from back of length and Warnapura pushes at it - the bottom hand off the handle - and the ball drops short of Kumble at short midwicket

8.6

Khan to Warnapura, FOUR, almost done in by the slower and fuller one. Again he took the bottom hand off and lunged at it and the ball flew past the gully fielder. It bisected the gully and backward point perfectly

Sri Lanka 38/1   Z Khan 5-0-20-0

10.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to push a length delivery to short mid-on

10.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, cuts in from outside off stump, jabbed to the short mid-on fielder again.

10.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, Sanga comes forward to defend to the off side

10.4

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller, drifting towards middle and leg and Sangakkara wrists it through square leg for couple of runs before IShant comes around from long leg

10.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nips back in from around the off stump, from a length, squeezed past square leg again.

10.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, here comes the bouncer and Sanga gets under it without any fuss.

Sri Lanka 45/1   Z Khan 6-0-24-0

12.1

Khan to Warnapura, FOUR, nice looking straight drive to resume play post the drinks break. It was full and on the middle, he leaned forward and bottom-handed it down the track

12.2

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, drags back the ball to good length and on the middle, defended to the on side

12.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, beaten. It landed on a length outside off and straightened. Sangakkara was pushing down the line.

12.4

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller, on the middle, trying to trap him lbw but Sanga didn't get his front leg across and creamed it through mid-on. 50 of the partnership up.

12.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, drags back to back of length and keeps it outside off, left alone

12.6

Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, Zak breaks through. Dravid takes a neat low catch at first slip. Done in by the leg cutter. It moved in, landed on a length around middle and cut away towards off. Sangakkara tried to push his bat down the line and got a thick edge and it flew low and to the front of Rahul who got his palm under the ball to take a sharp catch.

KC Sangakkara c Dravid b Khan 12 (47m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka 57/2   Z Khan 7-0-33-1

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.

14.6

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, full in length, on the off stump line, coming in, Warnapura is late in getting forward but manages to squeeze it to fine leg.

Sri Lanka 61/2   Z Khan 8-0-37-1

16.1

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, on the off stump line, shaping in, punched past the diving Zaheer and past the stumps

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   Z Khan 9-0-42-1

23.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone. Two slips and gully in

23.2

Khan to Warnapura, 2 runs, lands back of length and outside off stump, shapes in a touch, Warnapura gets forward to push it between backward point and gully

23.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, outside off stump, on a length, left alone.

23.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, and again. Another one in the zone outside off stump.

23.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, moves in from outside off and Warnapura leans forward to punch it to covers

23.6

Khan to Warnapura, no run, lets a length delivery whizz past him outside off stump.

Sri Lanka 93/2   Z Khan 10-0-44-1

25.1

Khan to Warnapura, 1 no ball, cuts in from outside off stump, Warnapura is on the front foot , as is his wont, and is struck on the pad outside off.

25.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run

25.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump, tad too wide to interest Warnapura

25.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, again a bit too much outside off to warrant a stroke.

25.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, driven back down the track, Zaheer makes the stop and flings it back at the stumps, misses and Kartik gathers

25.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, full pitched delivery, mistimes the drive to covers. Again too much bottom hand and that upset the timing

25.6

Khan to Warnapura, no run, just outside the off stump, left alone

Sri Lanka 102/2   Z Khan 11-0-45-1

27.1

Khan to Warnapura, 1 no ball, Caught but it's a no-ball! It was driven back to Zak who manages to hold it near his chest. Close call as far as the no ball goes. He landed his feet on the popping crease, a bit behind the line and he dragged it over.

27.1

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run

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

27.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, length delivery outside off, pushed to the off side

27.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, full in length, shaping in from just outside off stump, Warnapura went for the drive and edged it on to the pad. Zaheer was turning around to appeal before he realised there was an inside edge

27.5

Khan to Warnapura, 3 runs, connects with the drive this time - the fuller length helped - and it runs past mid-off

27.6

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

Sri Lanka 120/2   Z Khan 12-0-51-1

29.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run, hurled it across full and outside off, mistimes a drive back to the bowler. He does it often, mistiming ie as the bottom hand kicks in too much in the stroke

29.2

Khan to Warnapura, 1 no ball, slower one, Warnapura is made to wait and he lunges at the last minute to push it to the on side. Another no ball

29.2

Khan to Warnapura, FOUR, full in length and outside off stump, Warnapura pushed hard at it, bat well in front of his body and edged it past gully

29.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, from wide of the crease, hurls it well outside off stump, left alone

29.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, on a length, homing in on the off stump, turned to the on side.

29.5

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, banged in short - they had peppered Warnapura with short-pitched stuff yesterday - pulled to long leg

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   Z Khan 13-0-57-1

31.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run, goes for the yorker, lands short of the blockhole, jabbed to the leg side

31.2

Khan to Warnapura, no run, on a length, outside off stump, left alone

31.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, another yorker, on the off stump line, again just short of the blockhole, dug out to the on side

31.4

Khan to Warnapura, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Warnapura gets forward, covers the off stump and lets it go past him

31.5

Khan to Warnapura, no run, from wide of the crease, tad outside off, doesn't interest Warnapura

31.6

Khan to Warnapura, no run, fullish, on the off stump line, pushed to mid-on

Sri Lanka 128/2   Z Khan 14-1-57-1

33.1

Khan to Warnapura, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Warnapura is onto the backfoot in a flash and pulls it behind square for a boundary

33.2

Khan to Warnapura, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps and delivers a fuller one outside the off stump as Warnapura leans into the drive. Harbhajan, at sweeper keeps them down to a brace

33.2

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, outside the off stump, Warnapura pushes it to mid off with soft hands for a quick single

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   Z Khan 15-1-66-1

59.1

Khan to Warnapura, no run, 118 kmph gentle seam-up delivery full and outside off, driven back to Zaheer

59.2

Khan to Warnapura, 2 runs, a touch short in length, outside off , cut through backward point

59.3

Khan to Warnapura, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery outside off stump

59.4

Khan to Warnapura, 1 run, allows the ball to come to him before turning it to midwicket for a single

59.5

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

59.6

Khan to Warnapura, 2 runs, dropped by Laxman at gully. Difficult chance. Warnapura was sucked forward by a length delivery outside off and he pushed hard at it, bat ahead of the body, and it flew low and to the right of Laxman who dived but couldn't hold on. It did carry.

Sri Lanka 211/2   Z Khan 16-1-72-1

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

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   Z Khan 17-1-78-1

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   Z Khan 18-2-78-1

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

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   Z Khan 19-2-85-1

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

67.6

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

Sri Lanka 235/3   Z Khan 20-2-89-1

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   Z Khan 21-2-93-1

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

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   Z Khan 22-2-94-1

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

99.3

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

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   Z Khan 23-2-99-1

101.1

Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

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   Z Khan 24-2-104-1

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   Z Khan 25-2-108-1

105.1

Khan to Dilshan, no run, swings away across Dilshan who lets it go past him. he has a close look at where it landed

105.2

Khan to Dilshan, no run, wide outside off stump and Karthik dives to collect it

105.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, another review given out caught behind and Dilshan wants a review. It was full and well outside off stump, Dilshan went for the drive, the bat hit the ground and did the ball hit the bat at the same time? And it has been given NOt OUT History made here. Dilshan becomes the first man to have a decision over turned.

105.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend

105.5

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to tickle to square leg

105.6

Khan to Samaraweera, 1 run

Sri Lanka 367/4   Z Khan 26-2-110-1

107.1

Khan to Dilshan, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

107.2

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, short delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the backward square leg region

107.3

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

107.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Zaheer bowling from round the stumps. Dilshan leaves it through to the keeper

107.5

Khan to Dilshan, no run

107.6

Khan to Dilshan, no run, fuller in length, defended leaning forward

Sri Lanka 375/4   Z Khan 27-2-112-1

121.1

Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, short of length, skidding towards middle, Dilshan gets across to clip it past square leg

121.2

Khan to Dilshan, no run, angling across Dilshan who covers his off stump and lets it go

121.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, just outside the off stump and Dilshan offers no stroke

121.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, from round the stumps, on a length, around off, punched to covers

121.5

Khan to Dilshan, no run, cutting in towards the off stump, tries to force it off the back foot and edges it on to his pad

121.6

Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, gets forward to turn a fuller delivery to square leg

Sri Lanka 433/4   Z Khan 28-2-116-1

123.1

Khan to Dilshan, no run, stays back to punch a length delivery to covers

123.2

Khan to Dilshan, no run, fullish, on the middle line, from round the stumps, pushed to mid-on

123.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, slower, full in length, on the middle, Dilshan gets forward to defend carefully down the track

123.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, tailing in towards middle, punched to mid-on

123.5

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, slipping towards middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg region where Rohit Sharma, the sub for Kumble, comes around to make the stop

123.6

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

Sri Lanka 438/4   Z Khan 29-2-117-1

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   Z Khan 30-2-118-1

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

127.4

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to push a full delivery to the off 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   Z Khan 31-2-124-1

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

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   Z Khan 32-2-125-2

131.1

Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, Wallop! Super pull from Dilshan. He rocked back to send a short of length delivery outside off stump through wide mid-on. He had enough time in the world to put it where he wanted. Like that ICL Chennai Ad, "Where do you want it?!"

131.2

Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, Hello?! A paddle sweep now! He is getting cheekier by the minute. He goes down on his knees to paddle it to deep backward square leg boundary. Hope he doesn't throw his wicket away; has a nasty habit of doing it.

131.3

Khan to Dilshan, 1 wide, back over the wickets and sends a Harmison special outside off stump

131.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, closer to the off stump and is left alone

131.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, slanted across Dilshan who watches Karthik collect it

131.5

Khan to Dilshan, no run, well outside the off stump, no shot offered.

131.6

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off stump and he pushes it through cover point for a single. Gambhir comes in from the deep to pick the ball up

Sri Lanka 465/5   Z Khan 33-2-135-2

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   Z Khan 34-2-137-2

154.1

Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, fires a bouncer first up and Dilshan stands tall to pull it to deep square leg region

154.2

Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, slower, short of length and slanted across Dilshan who waits for the ball to arrive before punching it through extra cover

154.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, banged in short again, Dilshan mistimes his pull to the on side.

154.4

Khan to Dilshan, no run, pushed across Dilshan and well outside off stump, left alone

154.5

Khan to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to push to covers

154.6

Khan to Dilshan, 1 wide, way way outside the off stump

154.6

Khan to Dilshan, no run, gets on the front foot and drives to mid-off where Ganguly fields

Sri Lanka 557/6   Z Khan 35-2-142-2

156.1

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside off stump, run down to third man

156.2

Khan to Vaas, no run, fullish, on the off stump, pushed to mid-off

156.3

Khan to Vaas, FOUR, superb shot from Vaasy. He stood tall to punch a back-of-length delivery through covers and away from Sehwag.

156.4

Khan to Vaas, no run, fuller, around the off stump and Vaas pushes it to mid-off

156.5

Khan to Vaas, no run, cutting in from outside off stump, from short of length, punched to mid-on

156.6

Khan to Vaas, no run, fullish, outside off stump, Vaas stays where he is and drives to mid-off.

Sri Lanka 566/6   Z Khan 36-2-147-2

158.1

Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, short-pitched delivery and Dilshan opens up his stance and pulls it to left of deep midwicket where Sehwag scrambles across to make the stop

158.2

Khan to Dilshan, no run, hint of inswing, coming in towards middle, Dilshan doesn't bring his front foot across and pushes it down the track with the full face of the bat

158.3

Khan to Dilshan, no run, wide outside off stump, Dilshan has a swing and a miss.

158.4

Khan to Dilshan, (no ball) 1 run, closer to the off stump, fuller, edged to third man. And it's another no ball from Zaheer. he is breaching the lakshman rekha time and again

158.4

Khan to Vaas, no run, homing in on the off stump, Vaas defends to the off side

158.5

Khan to Vaas, FOUR, what a shot from Vaas. It was full in length, not overpitched, but Vaas leaned forward to cream it on the up and through wide mid-off. Eye-catching stroke.

158.6

Khan to Vaas, 1 no ball, from a round-arm action and spears a really full delivery well outside off, left alone . And guess what another no ball.

158.6

Khan to Vaas, no run, Review last one if it's unsuccessful. Appeal for lbw. The ball cut in off a length from outside off stump, moved past the defensive stroke and hit him on the back pad in front of the off stump. It would have hit the middle. The only question is whether there was an inside edge. The umpire has said NOT OUT. Then the third umpire must have reckoned there was an inside edge. Hmm...

Sri Lanka 582/6   Z Khan 37-2-156-2
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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

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