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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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.

India 5/0   V Sehwag 4* (2b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 0.5-0-5-0

1.2

Kulasekara to Gambhir, FOUR, almost caught in the slip cordon. It moved from the middle and leg line, across Gambhir who was shaping to play to midwicket, got a leading edge and flew between third slip and gully.

India 9/0   G Gambhir 5* (5b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.2-0-4-0

4.6

Vaas to Gambhir, FOUR, And Vaas bowls a short-of-length delivery outside off and Gambhir gets back and across to play a feisty cut shot past point.

India 22/0   G Gambhir 12* (20b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-16-0

9.2

Kulasekara to Gambhir, FOUR, leans forward to caress a full delivery between the bowler and the mid-off fielder. He didn't hit it hard, just timed it

India 37/0   G Gambhir 17* (32b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.2-1-16-0

11.1

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

India 46/0   V Sehwag 21* (29b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.1-1-20-0

11.5

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

India 50/0   V Sehwag 25* (33b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.5-1-24-0

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)   BAW Mendis 2-0-16-0

13.2

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

India 66/0   V Sehwag 39* (40b 5x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 6.2-1-29-0

14.6

Mendis to Gambhir, FOUR, waltzes down the track, reaches the pitch of the off break and lofts it over extra cover region.

India 76/0   G Gambhir 28* (47b 4x4)   BAW Mendis 3-0-23-0

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.

India 80/0   V Sehwag 45* (44b 6x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.1-1-36-0

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)   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-40-0

16.2

Mendis to Gambhir, FOUR, Superb shot this. He stretched forward, stayed adjacent to the line of the off break on the middle stump line and drove it inside-out through wide mid-off.

India 88/0   G Gambhir 32* (49b 5x4)   BAW Mendis 3.2-0-27-0

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.

India 94/0   V Sehwag 53* (50b 8x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 100/0   V Sehwag 59* (54b 9x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 1.1-0-9-0

19.2

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

India 104/0   V Sehwag 63* (55b 10x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 1.2-0-13-0

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)   BAW Mendis 6-0-37-0

23.2

Muralitharan to Gambhir, FOUR, came down the track to reach the pitch of a flighted slow off break and drove it elegantly between the bowler and the diving mid-off fielder

India 123/0   G Gambhir 40* (76b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 3.2-0-20-0

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.

India 129/0   V Sehwag 77* (66b 12x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 6.2-0-26-0

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)   WPUJC Vaas 7-0-30-0

26.4

Vaas to Gambhir, FOUR, short of length, outside off stump, and that length allows Gambhir to run it down between gully and backward point to the third man boundary.

India 140/0   G Gambhir 47* (85b 7x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.4-0-35-0

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

India 148/0   V Sehwag 90* (78b 14x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 5.5-0-32-0

29.3

Mendis to Gambhir, FOUR, the two-fingered googly around the off stump, a touch short in length and Gambhir cuts the ball past point

India 155/0   G Gambhir 54* (95b 8x4)   BAW Mendis 6.3-0-41-0

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.

India 167/0   V Sehwag 101* (87b 15x4 2x6)   WPUJC Vaas 9.5-0-48-0

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)   WPUJC Vaas 11-0-53-0

33.2

Mendis to Tendulkar, FOUR, flighted full outside off stump and Tendulkar reached out to drive it through extra cover.

India 177/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (1b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 8.2-0-48-2

39.2

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

India 188/4   V Sehwag 113* (104b 17x4 2x6)   BAW Mendis 11.2-1-55-2

39.3

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

India 192/4   V Sehwag 117* (105b 18x4 2x6)   BAW Mendis 11.3-1-59-2

39.6

Mendis to Laxman, FOUR, The flicker from the bowler and the batsman. It landed on the middle and Lax whipped it through midwicket. Gorgeous shot.

India 197/4   VVS Laxman 6* (17b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 12-1-64-2

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.

India 204/4   V Sehwag 123* (114b 19x4 2x6)   BAW Mendis 12.3-1-68-2

46.5

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, short and turning in, Laxman rocks back to pull it away to the boundary. Jujubee ball.

India 224/4   VVS Laxman 18* (38b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 9.5-0-44-0

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)   WPUJC Vaas 15-1-63-2

48.6

Muralitharan to Laxman, FOUR, he goes down on his knee to swing a flighted delivery on middle and leg to deep square leg boundary. Good clean swing of the bat.

India 236/4   VVS Laxman 25* (46b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 11-0-50-0

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

India 240/4   V Sehwag 142* (132b 21x4 2x6)   WPUJC Vaas 15.1-1-67-2

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

India 260/4   V Sehwag 154* (145b 22x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 14.1-0-63-0

59.4

Mendis to Laxman, FOUR, the googly but short in length and it sits up on this slow track and Laxman went back to pull it in front of square leg

India 278/4   VVS Laxman 39* (81b 4x4)   BAW Mendis 16.4-1-92-2
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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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