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

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

150.3

Kumble to Dilshan, 1 run, short in length and cut to deep point

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150.4

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

150.5

Kumble to Dilshan, 1 run, moves back to cut to deep point for yet another single

150.6

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

End of over 151 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 544/5
HAPW Jayawardene    30* (67b 1x4)      A Kumble    36-4-119-0
TM Dilshan    95* (137b 9x4 1x6)      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

End of over 152 (1 run) Sri Lanka 545/6
     Harbhajan Singh    38-2-122-2
TM Dilshan    96* (140b 9x4 1x6)      A Kumble    36-4-119-0

152.1

Kumble to Vaas, no run, full and outside off, pushed to extra cover

152.2

Kumble to Vaas, 1 run, turns in slightly towards the off stump, guided through cover point

152.3

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

152.4

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, steered to Gambhir at point

152.5

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, stretches forward to push a flighted delivery down the track

152.6

Kumble to Dilshan, 1 run, quicker topspinner on middle and off, lunges forward to drive to the off side

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End of over 153 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 547/6
TM Dilshan    97* (144b 9x4 1x6)      A Kumble    37-4-121-0
WPUJC Vaas    1* (2b)      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

Another session that belonged to the hosts. The run feast continues at SSC. The ever busy Dilshan played an entertaining hand to become the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to get a ton in this innings. Join us in a short while for the second session.

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End of over 154 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 552/6
WPUJC Vaas    1* (6b)      Harbhajan Singh    39-2-127-2
TM Dilshan    102* (146b 10x4 1x6)      A Kumble    37-4-121-0

Vaas is out there and waits for Dilshan to join him. The Indians are already moving towards their fielding positions. Dilshan joins Vaasy now, wears his arm guard and both reach the middle.

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

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154.6

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

End of over 155 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 557/6
TM Dilshan    106* (152b 10x4 1x6)      Z Khan    35-2-142-2
WPUJC Vaas    1* (6b)      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

End of over 156 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 561/6
TM Dilshan    108* (154b 10x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    40-2-131-2
WPUJC Vaas    3* (10b)      Z Khan    35-2-142-2

Three unsuccessful reviews can be made in a single innings. Three while bowling and three while batting.

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.

End of over 157 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 566/6
WPUJC Vaas    7* (15b 1x4)      Z Khan    36-2-147-2
TM Dilshan    109* (155b 10x4 1x6)      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

End of over 158 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 573/6
WPUJC Vaas    12* (19b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    41-2-138-2
TM Dilshan    111* (157b 10x4 1x6)      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...

End of over 159 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 582/6
WPUJC Vaas    16* (23b 3x4)      Z Khan    37-2-156-2
TM Dilshan    114* (161b 10x4 1x6)      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

End of over 160 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 587/6
WPUJC Vaas    16* (27b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    42-2-143-2
TM Dilshan    119* (163b 11x4 1x6)      Z Khan    37-2-156-2

Dishan: "Docile pitch or not its please to note that Dilshan finally has scored hundred after 5 years." NOT five years but almost three years. His last one came in September 2005 against Bangladesh.

160.1

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, hint of away swing, full and on the off stump line, driven to sweeper cover

160.2

Sharma to Vaas, no run, goes down the leg side, went past the stumps and then some posthumous swing happens. It moves back in and to the left of the surprised Karthik who manages to get his glove behind it to deflect it to the slip cordon

160.3

Sharma to Vaas, 1 wide, wide delivery outside off stump.

160.3

Sharma to Vaas, 1 run, sharp bouncer at the rib cage and fended off through backward square leg

160.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, on a length around the off stump, punched to covers

160.5

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, beaten outside off stump It landed on a length outside off, sucking Dilshan into a drive before leaving him late

160.6

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Blasted away. Not all that short and outside off stump but he fetched it from there and pulled it through wide midwicket.

End of over 161 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 594/6
TM Dilshan    124* (167b 12x4 1x6)      I Sharma    33-4-124-2
WPUJC Vaas    17* (29b 3x4)      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.

600 runs. Mammoth. How will India go about their task. Join us in a short while.

End of over 162 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 600/6
WPUJC Vaas    22* (32b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    43-2-149-2
TM Dilshan    125* (170b 12x4 1x6)      I Sharma    33-4-124-2
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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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