India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Commentary

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 170 runs

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60.6

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, goes for the sweep first ball and edges it to his chest and it drops in front of him. Hmm...

India 279/5   KD Karthik 0* (1b)

61.2

Mendis to Karthik, no run, gets forward to defend a delivery on the middle

61.3

Mendis to Karthik, no run, the quick slider, jabbed away

61.4

Mendis to Karthik, no run, the flicker on the middle, Karthik picks it off the turf to defend

61.5

Mendis to Karthik, 1 run, bottom edges saves him from the lbw decision. Huge shout from Mendis. Again, he was going for his sweep shot and edged it on to his pad

India 281/5   KD Karthik 1* (5b)

62.4

Muralitharan to Karthik, 2 runs, short and turning from outside off stump, Karthik went back to cut it through point. He didn't try to hit it too hard

62.5

Muralitharan to Karthik, 2 runs, doosra outside off stump and Karthik picked it, went back, opened the bat face and guided it through short third man

62.6

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, stretched forward to push a flighted off break towards mid-off and they get across for a single

India 288/5   KD Karthik 6* (8b)

63.1

Mendis to Karthik, no run, off break on the middle stump line, nudged to short leg

63.2

Mendis to Karthik, 1 run, leans forward to turn a delivery on the middle and leg past square leg

63.5

Mendis to Karthik, OUT, And he is gone now! done in by the carrom ball. Given out lbw. It landed on a length around the off stump, Karthik's bat came down in a line as if it would skid in but it went the other way, past the poke and hit him on the back pad which was in front of the off stump. The ball appeared to be cutting away and would have probably missed the off stump. But Karthik didn't ask for the review and that's that. And Virtual Eye suggests it would have clipped the off stump. Ah.

KD Karthik lbw b Mendis 7 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

India 290/6   KD Karthik 7 (11b)
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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
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Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
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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

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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

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