India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
23,24,25,26 July 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

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

Sri Lanka 5/0   SM Warnapura 4* (6b 1x4)   Z Khan 1.1-0-5-0

Sharma to Warnapura, FOUR, short in length, some width outside off stump and Warnapura was on the front foot, stops his forward movement and cuts it past backward point

Sri Lanka 19/1   SM Warnapura 15* (27b 2x4)   I Sharma 3.1-1-9-1

Sharma to Warnapura, FOUR, fuller and slower and Warnapura gets forward to drive it past mid-off.

Sri Lanka 23/1   SM Warnapura 19* (31b 3x4)   I Sharma 3.5-1-13-1

Sharma to Warnapura, FOUR, slips down leg and glanced away to the boundary. Third boundary of the over.

Sri Lanka 27/1   SM Warnapura 23* (32b 4x4)   I Sharma 4-1-17-1

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   SM Warnapura 29* (38b 5x4)   Z Khan 5-0-20-0

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

Sri Lanka 52/1   SM Warnapura 37* (46b 6x4)   Z Khan 6.1-0-28-0

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.

Sri Lanka 57/1   KC Sangakkara 12* (19b 1x4)   Z Khan 6.4-0-33-0

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

Sri Lanka 68/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (8b 1x4)   SC Ganguly 2.4-1-10-0

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

Sri Lanka 73/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (14b 2x4)   Z Khan 8.5-0-42-1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller and Mahela gets forward to caress it through extra cover. Fab timing. He moved across well and presented the full face of the bat.

Sri Lanka 91/2   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (30b 3x4)   I Sharma 7.3-2-27-1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, full pitched on the leg and middle and Mahela flicks it powerfully to midwicket boundary. Half volley and punished.

Sri Lanka 97/2   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (36b 4x4)   I Sharma 8.3-2-31-1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length and outside off, holding its line and Mahela was on the front foot but had enough time to cut it through backward point. slow track.

Sri Lanka 106/2   DPMD Jayawardene 31* (40b 5x4)   I Sharma 9.2-2-39-1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short and even further outside off and it has been crashed to deep backward point. Mahela loves this ground and Ishant is erring on line and length

Sri Lanka 110/2   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (41b 6x4)   I Sharma 9.3-2-43-1

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

Sri Lanka 126/2   SM Warnapura 64* (98b 7x4)   Z Khan 12.2-0-56-1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, lands it short and that's enough for Mahela to rock back to thrash it to backward point boundary.

Sri Lanka 132/2   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (58b 7x4)   A Kumble 2.4-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 136/2   SM Warnapura 70* (111b 8x4)   Z Khan 14.1-1-61-1

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

Sri Lanka 153/2   SM Warnapura 80* (133b 9x4)   Harbhajan Singh 4.2-1-14-0

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   SM Warnapura 84* (137b 10x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5-1-18-0

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

Sri Lanka 171/2   SM Warnapura 90* (149b 11x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.5-1-31-0

Kumble to Warnapura, FOUR, the googly, slower in the air, floated outside off, it looked initially that Warnapura was early into the drive but he found the gap between mid-off and extra cover.

Sri Lanka 184/2   SM Warnapura 99* (160b 12x4)   A Kumble 11.1-3-18-0

Sharma to Warnapura, FOUR, That's his second Test ton.Width offered outside off and he steered it past gully. The helmet is off and the bat is held aloft and Mahela envelops him with a hug. Team-mates in the dressing room applaud. Nice little moment for Warnapura who had problems yesterday against short-pitched deliveries but has over come them to reach here

Sri Lanka 189/2   SM Warnapura 103* (163b 13x4)   I Sharma 12.2-2-55-1

Kumble to Warnapura, FOUR, steps down the track and drives powerfully straight past Kumble

Sri Lanka 202/2   SM Warnapura 109* (189b 14x4)   A Kumble 14.5-3-26-0

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, FOUR, He has just come in but he charges down the track and swings a flighted delivery to deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 223/3   TT Samaraweera 6* (6b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 9.4-1-41-1

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   TT Samaraweera 10* (17b 2x4)   Z Khan 19-2-85-1

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   TT Samaraweera 14* (22b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-46-1

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, short in length, tad wide outside off and Samaraweera guides it past gully

Sri Lanka 251/3   TT Samaraweera 22* (29b 4x4)   I Sharma 16.5-2-66-1

Kumble to Samaraweera, FOUR, nice little late cut. It was a touch outside off and he went back to guide it to wide third man boundary

Sri Lanka 260/3   TT Samaraweera 26* (37b 5x4)   A Kumble 15.4-3-31-0

Sehwag to Samaraweera, FOUR, turns down leg side from the off stump and brushes the gloves and Karthik couldn't get across in time

Sri Lanka 267/3   TT Samaraweera 33* (43b 6x4)   V Sehwag 1.4-0-7-0

Kumble to Samaraweera, FOUR, flighted, slower in the air and Samaraweera latches on to the full delivery and drives pleasingly down the ground. Very well played

Sri Lanka 272/3   TT Samaraweera 37* (49b 7x4)   A Kumble 16.5-3-37-0

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, fetches a delivery from outside off stump and swings it to deep square leg boundary. Good positive forward stride.

Sri Lanka 278/3   DPMD Jayawardene 92* (191b 8x4 1x6)   V Sehwag 2.1-0-11-0

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.

Sri Lanka 304/3   TT Samaraweera 51* (86b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 18.5-2-65-1

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length and outside off stump, Mahela waits before cutting it well to the left of backward point. Deft cut.

Sri Lanka 320/3   DPMD Jayawardene 114* (228b 9x4 1x6)   A Kumble 23.2-3-56-0

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, brings up his thousand Test runs against India with a charge down the track and a lofted shot to the straight boundary.

Sri Lanka 326/3   DPMD Jayawardene 119* (234b 10x4 1x6)   A Kumble 24.1-3-60-0

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, full pitched outside off stump, creamed past mid-on. Samaraweera is on a roll.

Sri Lanka 340/3   TT Samaraweera 62* (119b 9x4)   Z Khan 21-2-93-1

Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, overpitched well outside off stump and Thilan thrashes it to left of mid-off

Sri Lanka 364/4   TT Samaraweera 73* (137b 10x4)   Z Khan 24.1-2-108-1

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Samaraweera rocks back and pulls it away through midwicket

Sri Lanka 371/4   TT Samaraweera 78* (151b 11x4)   I Sharma 23.3-3-83-2

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, shot! slightly short and close to the off stump, Samaraweera stays back and nicely runs it away through the gap between point and gully

Sri Lanka 379/4   TT Samaraweera 84* (156b 12x4)   I Sharma 24.2-3-89-2

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, nothing delivery. Samaraweera is quickly on to the back-foot and he thuds the ball through covers. Stop that

Sri Lanka 383/4   TT Samaraweera 88* (157b 13x4)   I Sharma 24.3-3-93-2

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, 90s! pitched up outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets right behind the line and punches it straight back down the track to the long-off fence. Presented the full face of the bat and the timing was spot on

Sri Lanka 387/4   TT Samaraweera 92* (158b 14x4)   I Sharma 24.4-3-97-2

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

Sri Lanka 399/4   TT Samaraweera 103* (174b 15x4)   SC Ganguly 7.3-1-20-0

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.

Sri Lanka 403/4   TT Samaraweera 107* (176b 16x4)   SC Ganguly 7.5-1-24-0

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

Sri Lanka 407/4   TM Dilshan 9* (38b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 26.3-2-84-1

Kumble to Dilshan, FOUR, feisty cut shot . It was not all that short but Dilshan shifted his weight to the back foot and cut it away through backward point. That's how he plays, always looking to be busy. He has at times thrown his wicket away with soft dismissals but always good to watch

Sri Lanka 412/4   TM Dilshan 14* (42b 2x4)   A Kumble 25.2-3-68-0

Sharma to Samaraweera, FOUR, width offered outside off and Samaraweera got on top of the bounce and guided it past backward point. Good start by SL

Sri Lanka 437/4   TT Samaraweera 118* (195b 17x4)   I Sharma 25.5-3-101-2

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, outside the off stump, has a flash at it and gets a top edge to third man fence for a boundary

Sri Lanka 444/4   TM Dilshan 34* (71b 3x4)   I Sharma 27-3-107-2

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

Sri Lanka 452/4   TT Samaraweera 126* (217b 18x4)   Z Khan 30.5-2-124-1

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?!"

Sri Lanka 459/5   TM Dilshan 40* (75b 4x4)   Z Khan 32.1-2-129-2

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.

Sri Lanka 463/5   TM Dilshan 44* (76b 5x4)   Z Khan 32.2-2-133-2

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, cracked past Laxman at gully. It was outside the off stump and unlike Samaraweera who had tried to guide it, Dilshan went for a fierce cut and it flashed past to the left of Laxman who couldn't reach it

Sri Lanka 469/5   TM Dilshan 49* (82b 6x4)   I Sharma 30.2-4-114-2

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

Sri Lanka 487/5   HAPW Jayawardene 11* (30b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 30.2-2-100-1

Kumble to Dilshan, FOUR, on the leg stump, Dilshan sweeps it with some power to vacant deep square leg position for a boundary

Sri Lanka 505/5   TM Dilshan 67* (113b 7x4)   A Kumble 32.1-4-93-0

Kumble to Dilshan, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Dilshan does the neccessary as he cuts it past cover for another boundary in the over

Sri Lanka 513/5   TM Dilshan 74* (117b 8x4)   A Kumble 33-4-101-0

Kumble to Dilshan, FOUR, shifts his line to outside off stump and Dilshan cracks it through the off side field. He is on the ascent. Another hundred coming up for him. Can he take it?

Sri Lanka 533/5   TM Dilshan 89* (131b 9x4 1x6)   A Kumble 35-4-113-0

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.

Sri Lanka 551/6   TM Dilshan 101* (145b 10x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 38.1-2-126-2

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

Sri Lanka 566/6   WPUJC Vaas 7* (12b 1x4)   Z Khan 35.3-2-147-2

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

Sri Lanka 573/6   WPUJC Vaas 12* (17b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 40.4-2-138-2

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.

Sri Lanka 581/6   WPUJC Vaas 16* (21b 3x4)   Z Khan 36.5-2-155-2

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

Sri Lanka 586/6   TM Dilshan 118* (162b 11x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 41.1-2-142-2

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.

Sri Lanka 594/6   TM Dilshan 124* (167b 12x4 1x6)   I Sharma 33-4-124-2

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   WPUJC Vaas 22* (32b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 43-2-149-2
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