India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Commentary

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 170 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

31.6

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, comes forward, waits for the ball to arrive before guiding it to short third man

India 168/1   R Dravid 1* (1b)

32.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, leans forward to defend

32.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, stretches forward to drive a full delivery to mid-off

32.3

Vaas to Dravid, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery

32.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, on a length, on the middle and leg, moving across, Dravid planted his front foot across, got his bat around that to squeeze the ball to backward square leg

India 169/1   R Dravid 2* (5b)

33.1

Mendis to Dravid, OUT, Another failure for Dravid. The wall is cracking from side to side. It was the quickish off break, Dravid was on the front foot, looking to defend. The ball turned from outside off stump, collided with the inside edge and went to short leg who juggled with it before holding on. Two quick wickets. Mendis leads Sri Lankan fight back. Wonderful Test match. Hold on, some drama regarding Dravid's dismissal. The ball popped off the short-leg fielder, hit the right shoulder and then rebounded off the helmet grill before he caught it again. LAW 32 (Caught) - Section 3 e fair catch -A catch shall be considered to have been fairly made if a fielder catches the ball after it has touched an umpire, another fielder or the other batsman. However, it is not a fair catch if the ball has touched a protective helmet worn by a fielder, although the ball remains in play. anyway that's that.

R Dravid c Warnapura b Mendis 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 173/2   R Dravid 2 (6b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 8-11, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 31-Aug 3, 2008
India won by 170 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 23-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
More results »

Photos

Aug 3, 2008

Anil Kumble applauds the team effort, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day, August 3, 2008

Anil Kumble applauds the team effort

© AFP

Aug 3, 2008

Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan are all smiles after the win, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day, August 3, 2008

Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan are all smiles

© AFP

All photos for this match | Galleries