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

0.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, shapes in to Sehwag who pushes the length delivery to short midwicket

0.5

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, drifting on to the pads and Sehwag whips it away past the short midwicket fielder and for the first boundary of the second Test.

0.6

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, this one comes back in from the middle stump line, Sehwag is cramped for room and manages to jab it to the on side. Good delivery.

India 5/0   V Sehwag 4* (3b 1x4)

1.5

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, beaten by a peach of a delivery It landed on a length, on the off stump line and cut away with bounce and Sehwag pushed inside the line. To his credit, he didn't chase it. Invariable bounce there. The second delivery kept low. this one kicked up.

1.6

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, beaten again. Sehwag goes for the big extra cover drive but the ball jags away past the edge. Very interesting over.

India 10/0   V Sehwag 4* (5b 1x4)

3.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, slips down the leg side, Sehwag fails to contact with the glance and Prasanna Jayawardene dives to collect the ball

3.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 run, tails into the middle and leg line, Sehwag stops his front foot movement and whips it to long leg

India 13/0   V Sehwag 5* (7b 1x4)

4.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, swings in to cramp Sehwag who stabs it to the on side

4.2

Vaas to Sehwag, 2 runs, leans across to steer past Kulasekara at deepish point where he fumbles

4.3

Vaas to Sehwag, 3 runs, outside off stump, on a length and Sehwag goes for the on-the-up drive, mistimes it a touch but gets it through extra cover

India 18/0   V Sehwag 10* (10b 1x4)

5.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, shout for lbw as the ball cuts in sharply to beat the leaden footed Sehwag and collide with the inside edge and on to the pad.

5.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to guide a full delivery on the off stump line to point.

5.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 5 wides, Hello?! A high bouncer. That leapt off the pitch and kept climbing, above Sehwag and way above the 'keeper

5.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, beaten by a super delivery. Lovely leg cutter on the off stump line and Sehwag plays down the line.

5.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, cuts back in towards the pad and rolls away to the leg side. Good idea to bowl the nip backer but he started it from the middle and middle and leg

India 28/0   V Sehwag 10* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Sehwag goes for the big square on-the-up drive and hits it straight and hard to the deepish point fielder

6.2

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, swings back in to Sehwag, who is on the leg stump guard and doesn't take the front leg across, defends to the off side

6.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, slanting away from Sehwag who hops to punch it to extra cover

6.4

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, swings in and then some extra bounce even as it moves in off the seam. Sehwag takes the bottom-hand off the handle, stabs it off the glove to the pad

India 29/0   V Sehwag 11* (18b 1x4)

8.1

Vaas to Sehwag, 2 runs, on the pad, turned to deep square leg region

8.2

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, outside the off stump, steered to backward point

8.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, fuller, on the middle, hint of inswing and Sehwag defends down the track

8.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, stands up tall to defend a length delivery to the cover region

8.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, swings in towards the middle, Sehwag is on the leg stump, adjacent to the line of the ball and lets the swing to play out before defending to the off side.

8.6

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, on the off and middle line, Sehwag leans back to punch it to the off side.

India 32/0   V Sehwag 13* (24b 1x4)

10.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, quickish delivery on the middle and leg, turned to short leg

10.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, review for bat pad catch. off break on the middle and leg line, Sehwag misses a wild sweep shot and the ball pops up for the 'keeper to hold it. They ask for the pad and bat catch. Rudi turns it down. Mahela is unsure to ask for the review but Dilshan, at silly point, urges him to go for it. The replays are inconclusive. Not sure whether it brushed the gloves on its way. And the verdict is NOT OUT.

10.3

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, spinning towards the pad, tucked to long leg

10.5

Mendis to Sehwag, 3 runs, charges down the track, is beaten in the flight, lunges out at the last minute to dig it out past point. This battle should be really interesting

India 42/0   V Sehwag 17* (28b 1x4)

11.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, tailing towards the pads, tickled fine to the boundary.

11.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, slower, outside the off stump, Sehwag lets it go past him

11.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, fuller, around off, square driven to point

11.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, full in length, just outside the off stump, pushed to short extra cover

11.5

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, short and outside the off stump, it sat up and Sehwag pulled it through wide midwicket region

11.6

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, fuller, in the zone outside off, left alone

India 50/0   V Sehwag 25* (34b 3x4)

12.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, quickish skidder, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

12.3

Mendis to Sehwag, SIX, That is the first six against Ajantha Mendis in Test match cricket. You could see he was itching to jump out. He reached the pitch of the off break and swung it over the cow corner

12.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

12.5

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, full in length, on the off and middle line, Sehwag leans forward to drive, is early into the shot and defends down the track

12.6

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, Ah! the two-fingered googly on the middle stump, a touch short in length, Sehwag had picked the ball and length early, backed away a touch to cut it past point.

India 61/0   V Sehwag 35* (39b 4x4 1x6)

13.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, blasted past point. Short in length and well outside off, Sehwag crashes it through the off side field.

13.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 run, almost trapped him in front. It cut back in from outside off stump, Sehwag was late in getting forward, the bat came outside the line but he got a lucky inside edge on to the pad

India 67/0   V Sehwag 40* (41b 5x4 1x6)

14.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, the skidder on the middle and leg line, Sehwag is hurried into the defensive prod

14.2

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to turn a off break to square leg

India 70/0   V Sehwag 41* (43b 5x4 1x6)

15.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, The runs keep flowing. Sehwag leans across to drive a full pitched delivery on the off stump through extra cover.

15.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, early into the cover drive and mistimes it to the off side.

15.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, short of length, holding its line on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

15.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, short in length again, homing in on the off stump, Sehwag goes back to punch it to covers

15.5

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, lovely delivery. Good cricket all round, as the cliche goes. It was a tad slower, tad wide outside off and full. Sehwag was almost sucked into the big drive but managed to resist the urge.

15.6

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, fuller, straighter on the off stump line and Sehwag creams it down the ground past the diving mid-off fielder.

India 84/0   V Sehwag 49* (49b 7x4 1x6)

17.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, slip and short leg watch as Sehwag goes back to crash a doosra from round the stumps to deep point boundary. 50 up and he looks at the skies.

17.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, slower, off break on the middle and leg line and Sehwag stretches forward to defend

17.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, doosra turning in from the middle and leg line, sehwag waits for the turn, opens the bat face and pushes it to covers

India 95/0   V Sehwag 54* (52b 8x4 1x6)

18.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, gets forward to push a full delivery around off to deep backward point

India 96/0   V Sehwag 55* (53b 8x4 1x6)

19.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, There he goes again. Sehwag is on the back foot, cutting away a doosra from round the stumps. It landed short of length and that allowed Sehwag to play that shot

19.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, even shorter, again the doosra, Sehwag goes back to punch it through wide mid-off region.

19.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, fuller outside off, guided to cover point for a single

India 105/0   V Sehwag 64* (56b 10x4 1x6)

20.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 2 runs, beaten there but he gets couple of runs. He was shaping for the big across-the-line swing but it wasn't the off break. It had skidded away and it flew off the outside edge to Vaas at third man. He was late to react and Sehwag rushed back for the second run

20.2

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, beaten again. It was on the leg stump line, held its line, Sehwag wanted to work it to square leg, the bat-face shut early and he got a leading edge to third man.

20.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg line, Sehwag is again shaping for the big drive and digs it out at the end. The ball was in the air but fell short of the bowler

20.5

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, quickish toppie, going on straight, Sehwag defends down the track

20.6

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, reaches for the flighted off break outside off and drives pleasingly through covers. Lovely swing of the blade.

India 115/0   V Sehwag 71* (61b 11x4 1x6)

21.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside off. Sehwag, increasingly getting more and more ambitious, went for the big cover drive, the bat flashed inside the line and the top spinner managed to miss the outside edge and the off stump.

India 116/0   V Sehwag 71* (62b 11x4 1x6)

22.2

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, angling away, flashed to deep point

India 118/0   V Sehwag 72* (63b 11x4 1x6)

23.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, doosra on the leg stump line, from over the wicket, swept to long leg

India 119/0   V Sehwag 73* (64b 11x4 1x6)

24.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, length delivery, angling across Sehwag who drives to mid-off. Bunch of tourists have landed up in the fort with a local dev anand - the guide ie - and having a close look at the cricket

24.2

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, short and outside off, angling away, Sehwag fetches it from there to pull it over wide midwicket. on 77 now.

24.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, bangs it even shorter and Sehwag lets the harmless bouncer sail over him

24.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, fuller, angling away from Sehwag who got into position for his flamboyant extra cover drive but held his bat in the air and watched the ball sail into the 'keeper's gloves

24.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, and again. Teasing probing delivery. Sehwag checks his urge. great fun, this.

24.6

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, Almost caught at gully by Vandort. It was the length delivery leaving him - Sehwag had left the previous two alone- and he went for the flashy square drive. It flew off the outer edge to the left of the diving Vandort

India 133/0   V Sehwag 81* (70b 13x4 1x6)

25.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, off break turning into Sehwag who works it to short leg

25.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, doosra on the middle stump line, Sehwag picked it and leaned forward to defend with the full face of the bat

25.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, slower in the air, bit more air, off break on the middle and leg line, turned past the short leg fielder - it was in the air - to square leg

India 135/0   V Sehwag 82* (73b 13x4 1x6)

26.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, Beaten again. Another big off drive and the ball rushes past the outside edge.

26.2

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to push a full delivery to cover point

India 136/0   V Sehwag 83* (75b 13x4 1x6)

27.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, leans forward to drive through the off side

27.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, shapes to play for the doosra but it goes on straight and squeezes it through the on side field

27.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, edged but it flies past the slip fielder. Flighted off break outside off stump, Sehwag goes for the big cover drive but the bat was inside the line and it flew off the outside edge and to the left of the diving Mahela. It went too quick

27.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, and almost caught and bowled. It was a lovely doosra on the middle and leg line, Sehwag was early into the drive, checked and it fell short of Murali

India 148/0   V Sehwag 90* (79b 14x4 1x6)

28.2

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to punch a length delivery through cover point

28.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, short of length, on the middle and off, punched down the wicket and Vaas lunges to make the stop

28.6

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, fullish, outside off stump, steered to gully.

India 151/0   V Sehwag 91* (82b 14x4 1x6)

30.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, almost carried to gully. It kicked up a touch, from the good length even as it angled across Sehwag who pushed at it and got a thick outside edge. Fell short of Vandort, though.

30.2

Vaas to Sehwag, SIX, What a guy! Sehwag clears up the front leg and swings a full length delivery around the off stump over wide long-on. And he is on 97 now. Almost as if the lengthy rain break never happened!

30.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, around that off stump, off a length, pushed to mid-off

30.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, teasing delivery - full in length and just outside the off stump- Sehwag gets his bat up in the air, shaping for the drive, but holds it in the air and allows the ball to move past the off stump

30.5

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, He reaches his 15th Test ton with a big drive down the ground. The front foot was thrust out, the bat came down in a fury and the full delivery around off was dismissed between Vaas and mid-off. He holds his bat aloft and now has a chat with Gambhir. A super entertaining knock.

30.6

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, goes back and across, behind the line of a delivery leaving him and pushes it to covers. He then practices the shot again.

India 167/0   V Sehwag 101* (88b 15x4 2x6)

32.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag wants to keep attacking. He tried to square drive - a punch- a length delivery slanted across him and edged it short of gully

32.6

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, shuffles across a touch and pulls a short-of-length delivery around off and middle to deep square leg boundary. The front leg was in the air while he played that shot.

India 173/1   V Sehwag 105* (90b 16x4 2x6)

33.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, beaten on the big drive. It was the off break that didn't turn in much. Sehwag went for the big inside-out drive - Mahela has kept the cover region un manned - and didn't connect

33.5

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and leg line, defended to the on side

33.6

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, the carrom ball, cutting away from middle and leg, Sehwag was on the back foot, adjusted to movement and defended

India 178/2   V Sehwag 105* (93b 16x4 2x6)

35.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, outside the off stump, squeezed to the backward point

35.6

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, slips down the leg side, tries to flick, misses.

India 180/4   V Sehwag 106* (95b 16x4 2x6)

36.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, outside the off stump, short but is left alone

36.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, fuller, angling across Sehwag who lets it go past him

36.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, full pitched outside off and Sehwag blasts it in the air and just short of the mid-off fielder

36.6

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, lands outside off stump, full and moves away further, left alone

India 181/4   V Sehwag 106* (99b 16x4 2x6)

38.1

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, outside the off stump, mistimes a on-the-up drive to the off side

38.2

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, slanted across Sehwag who lets it angle past him

38.3

Vaas to Sehwag, 3 runs, width outside off stump and crashed through the off-side field

India 184/4   V Sehwag 109* (102b 16x4 2x6)

39.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, goes back to defend a delivery on the middle stump to the on side

39.2

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, full and just outside the off stump and Sehwag cracks it through the cover region

39.3

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, short delivery and Sehwag had all the time to go back and crash it through covers

39.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, slower, the off break on the middle stump line, Sehwag works it through midwicket

India 193/4   V Sehwag 118* (106b 18x4 2x6)

40.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, goes round the stumps, bowls the off break on the middle and leg line, Sehwag leans forward to defend

40.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, the doosra on the middle and leg line and Sehwag leans forward to defend to the off side

40.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, the top spinner on the middle and leg line, Sehwag goes back to defend

40.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, quicker, flatter, on the middle and leg line, defended on the back foot

40.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, threatens to jump out, Murali flattens the trajectory, drags back the length and Sehwag pushes to cover point. Both the batsman and the bowler have a laugh!

India 198/4   V Sehwag 119* (111b 18x4 2x6)

41.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, lands on a length, on the middle and moves towards middle and off, defended to the off side

41.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, quicker, on the off and middle line, leans forward to defend

41.3

Mendis to Sehwag, FOUR, superb shot. Sehwag charged down the track and creamed a googly, from round the stumps, past the umpire. That one was travelling.

41.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, goes back to turn the off break on the middle and leg line to backward square leg

India 205/4   V Sehwag 124* (115b 19x4 2x6)

42.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, outside leg stump, padded away

42.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, doosra, turning away from Sehwag who defends to the off side

42.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, the topspinner, hurried on towards the middle stump and Sehwag was on the back foot and brought down his bat quickly to push it out to extra cover

India 206/4   V Sehwag 125* (118b 19x4 2x6)

43.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, played away with the spin to the deep backward square leg region for an easy single

43.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, forced away off the front-foot to mid-off

43.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Sehwag turns it away square on the off side

India 211/4   V Sehwag 127* (121b 19x4 2x6)

44.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, full and on the pads. Sehwag waits for the ball and at the last moment works it away square on the leg side

India 214/4   V Sehwag 128* (122b 19x4 2x6)

45.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 2 runs, short of length, off break on the pads, clipped to left of long leg

45.2

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length again, outside the off stump and cut to deep point

45.6

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, full and straight, on the middle and leg, Sehwag goes back to work it past square leg

India 219/4   V Sehwag 132* (125b 19x4 2x6)

46.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, off break from round the stumps, full on the middle line, Sehwag stayed adjacent to the line and pushed into the gap at covers for a single

India 220/4   V Sehwag 133* (126b 19x4 2x6)

47.1

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, slashed to deep point region

47.3

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, it landed on a length around the off stump and Sehwag was shaping for the big drive down the ground and mistimes it to the leg side

47.4

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, off cutter moving away from the off stump, left alone

47.5

Vaas to Sehwag, no run, ooh that charge again. He took a couple of steps down the track and had a big heave at a short-of-length delivery and mistimes it to mid-on. He then turns around and smiles at Laxman!

47.6

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, edged past the slip cordon, past the the wide fourth slip. It was the length delivery angled across him and he went for the on-the-up square drive and got a thick edge

India 230/4   V Sehwag 138* (131b 20x4 2x6)

49.1

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, fullish, a tad wide outside off stump and Sehwag reached out to slice it through point and the fielder at deep backward point couldn't get across in time

49.2

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, a touch short in length, outside off stump, cut away to deep point

India 241/4   V Sehwag 143* (133b 21x4 2x6)

50.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend a off break on the off stump line

50.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, doosra turns in from outside leg stump line, worked to short fine leg

50.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to ping the off side gap at covers for a single

50.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and off line, turning in, pushed to point

India 243/4   V Sehwag 144* (137b 21x4 2x6)

52.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to steer a flighted off break outside off to deep backward point.

52.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, Nice. very nice. He went down the track, got inside the line of a flighted delivery on the middle and drove inside-out through wide mid-off for runs.

India 247/4   V Sehwag 147* (139b 21x4 2x6)

54.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, off break lands on the middle and leg, turns to strike the pad. Going down, leg though. The bat was just behind the front pad

54.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump and Sehwag drills it to short cover

54.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, turns from outside off, slightly short, Sehwag cuts to third man

54.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, brings up his 5000 Test runs with a dab to cover point. It was on the middle, sehwag backed away a touch, created room and pushed it for a single

India 252/4   V Sehwag 149* (143b 21x4 2x6)

55.1

Vaas to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length, cutting away from Sehwag who cuts to deep backward point. This is the 11th consecutive hundred that he has converted into a 150.

India 253/4   V Sehwag 150* (144b 21x4 2x6)

56.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag keeps going inside-out. He skipped couple of steps down, created room by moving to the leg side and drove the flighted delivery on the middle through extra cover

56.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend the delivery turning into him

56.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to defend the doosra on the middle and leg

56.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, turning in from the off and middle, driven to left of long-off - now we have one- for couple of runs.

56.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend the off break around off stump

56.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 bye, doosra outside leg stump, Sehwag goes for the paddle shot, misses

India 263/4   V Sehwag 156* (150b 22x4 2x6)

57.1

Mendis to Sehwag, SIX, Almost caught at the long leg boundary but the fielder tripped over the ropes. Sehwag had cleared his front leg and went for a big sweep. He top edged it and Chamara Silva backpedaled, and stepped on the ropes when he was about to catch and ended up clanging the catch

57.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

57.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to defend a skidder

57.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run

57.5

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, the quick slider on the middle stump line, Sehwag gets his bat down in a hurry to defend

57.6

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, full and straight, Sehwag blasted it along the ground, down the track and it ricocheted off the stumps to long-on. That would have been a boundary. Hit really hard.

India 270/4   V Sehwag 163* (156b 22x4 3x6)

58.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery turning in, from over the wickets, to short leg

58.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, quickish off break and defended down the track

58.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, jumped down the track, Murali saw him and landed it on the leg stump line but still Sehwag stayed inside the line to play a nice chip stroke to left of long-off. Very well played.

58.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to defend a delivery outside off stump

India 272/4   V Sehwag 164* (160b 22x4 3x6)

60.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside off stump by the doosra

60.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

60.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, the quicker topspinner on the middle stump and Sehwag jabs it down the track

60.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, on the middle stump line and pushed down the track

60.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, lands on a length on the middle and Sehwag leans forward to push it to extra cover

India 279/5   V Sehwag 165* (165b 22x4 3x6)

61.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to squeeze through cover point

61.6

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to drive through mid-on

India 282/5   V Sehwag 167* (167b 22x4 3x6)

62.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend to short leg

62.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, turning in from outside off stump, from over the wickets, mistimes a cut to covers

62.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, the flighted doosra on the middle stump line, Sehwag leans forward to square drive it through cover point

India 283/5   V Sehwag 168* (170b 22x4 3x6)

63.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, well down the leg side and Prasanna does well to collect it

63.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, bit more air, pretty full, driven to covers

India 290/5   V Sehwag 169* (172b 22x4 3x6)

64.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, spins in with bounce, turns past the defensive poke, hit the pad and bobbed off the gloves but fell short of short-leg

64.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, flighted off break outside off, driven to left of long-off

64.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, spinning in sharply, Sehwag goes for the risky cut shot, was cramped up, but got it through cover point

India 293/6   V Sehwag 172* (175b 22x4 3x6)

65.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, googly on the middle and off line, defended down the track

65.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, spins in from the middle and leg , gets past the defensive poke and hits the pad. Going down leg, though.

65.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, slower, another off break on the middle, Sehwag comes forward to defend

65.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, fuller, around middle and off, scooped to mid-off but the man is at long-off and the ball rolls towards him

India 294/6   V Sehwag 173* (179b 22x4 3x6)

66.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, off break turning into middle and leg, nudged to the on side

66.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, comes down the track to drive to wide long-on

India 295/6   V Sehwag 174* (181b 22x4 3x6)

67.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, almost a yorker on the middle, Sehwag digs it out to the on side

67.2

Mendis to Sehwag, SIX, charged down the track, moved outside leg stump and sliced a googly straight down the ground. It looked like he was hitting towards long-on but the bat came down in an angle and he sliced that.

67.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

67.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and leg , skidder, defended on the front foot

67.5

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, on the leg and middle, paddled away for a single

India 302/6   V Sehwag 181* (186b 22x4 4x6)

68.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg line, turned to deep midwicket for a single

68.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, doosra on the middle stump line, Sehwag goes back to defend. Again slow track means the batsmen are getting time to adjust

68.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, stretches across to defend

68.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, review shout for lbw. It landed on a length on the middle and off, spun in and Sehwag was hit almost inside of the front pad, while trying to defend. The bat was behind the pad and it would have, in my opinion, hit the leg stump. Given Not Out, though. Sri Lanka have exhausted all reviews. Virtual eye also suggests it would have hit the leg stump

68.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, leans across to push a flighted delivery to cover point

India 305/6   V Sehwag 183* (191b 22x4 4x6)

69.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to defend

69.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and leg, straightening, nudged to the on side

69.3

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, the carrom ball on the off stump line, Sehwag squeezes it off the outer half of the bat to point region

India 306/6   V Sehwag 184* (194b 22x4 4x6)

71.1

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans across to pick up a single with a steer to cover point.

India 308/6   V Sehwag 185* (195b 22x4 4x6)

72.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend down the track

72.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, nice teasing delivery. Slower than normal, bit more air and Sehwag was made to wait on the drive and he pushes it to long-off

72.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, It was flighted on the middle and off line, Sehwag leaned forward, opened the bat-face and glided it off the face of the bat through the vacant slip region. Cheeky.

India 312/6   V Sehwag 188* (198b 22x4 4x6)

73.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, loud appeal for a catch behind. It was the carrom ball. It cut away from the middle and off stump line and appeared to have got the edge as Sehwag shaped to defend. But Sri Lanka can't ask for any more reviews: they have exhausted their three unsuccessful reviews.

73.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, goes forward to defend.

73.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 2 runs, glances a delivery on the middle and leg line

73.5

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward, opens the bat face and runs it to cover point for a single

India 316/6   V Sehwag 191* (202b 22x4 4x6)

74.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, spinning in from outside off stump, jabbed to the off side

74.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, comes down the track, moves outside leg and wants to hit it inside-out to the off side but mistimes it to long-on

India 317/6   V Sehwag 192* (204b 22x4 4x6)

76.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, from over the wickets, flighted delivery on the off stump, defended to the off side

76.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, quicker, turning in from outside off stump and Sehwag is late in getting forward ad edges it to his pad

76.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, quickish and flat, spinning to middle and leg, turned to the on side

76.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, flighed on the middle stump line, stayed beside the line to square drive through cover point

India 321/8   V Sehwag 193* (208b 22x4 4x6)

77.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, down the leg side, left alone

77.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump, steered to vacant point region, doesn't take the single

77.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend

77.4

Mendis to Sehwag, no run

77.5

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside off stump. It was flicked away, the ball cut past the off stump and Sehwag went for the big drive and misses

77.6

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, driven to Murali at mid-off and he rushes across for the single. That would have been close had Murali hit the sticks

India 322/8   V Sehwag 194* (214b 22x4 4x6)

78.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, doosra outside off stump, Sehwag glides it to left of third man for a single, wanted to come back for the second but decides against it. He now has a chat with Zaheer

78.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 2 runs, on the middle and leg line, driven to wide long-on for couple of runs.

78.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, slightly short in length, outside off stump, cut to backward point where it's fumbled by Kulasekara. Mahela wouldn't be happy. Sehwag back on strike.

India 326/9   V Sehwag 198* (217b 22x4 4x6)

79.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend.

79.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, and again, stretches out to defend

79.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, the slider on the middle stump line, gets forward to defend

79.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to drive to deep cover. on 199. Ishant has two balls to survive in this over.

India 327/9   V Sehwag 199* (221b 22x4 4x6)

80.1

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, turns in from the off stump line and hits him on the pad. Going down leg and they don't appeal

80.2

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend the off break down the track

80.3

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, goes back to cut a spinning off break to the off side and to cover point and he refuses the single! he doesn't want to expose Ishant . He could have taken the 200 , though. Team before self.

80.4

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to drive to covers

80.5

Muralitharan to Sehwag, no run, Aha! The reverse sweep but straight to backward point. What a guy!

80.6

Muralitharan to Sehwag, 1 run, He gets his 200 with a dab past square leg. The team-mates in the dressing room are up on their feet. What a superb innings this has been.

India 328/9   V Sehwag 200* (227b 22x4 4x6)

81.1

Mendis to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

81.2

Mendis to Sehwag, no run

81.3

Mendis to Sehwag, no run

81.4

Mendis to Sehwag, 1 run, steered through point for a single

India 329/9   V Sehwag 201* (231b 22x4 4x6)
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
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India won by 170 runs
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Anil Kumble applauds the team effort, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Galle, 4th day, August 3, 2008

Anil Kumble applauds the team effort

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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

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