India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Wicket commentary

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 170 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.3

Khan to Vandort, OUT, Zaheer takes out Vandort. It hit the deck around the good length on the off stump line and if anything, held its line. Vandort came forward a touch late and pushed hard at it. The ball flew low to Dravid, standing at a wide third slip, who took it inches off the turf.

MG Vandort c Dravid b Khan 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Sri Lanka 4/1   SM Warnapura 0* (0b)   Z Khan 0.3-0-4-1

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Warnapura, OUT, loopy flighted delivery around the off stump line, Warnapura slices it straight to Gambhir stationed at short square point, exactly for that kind of a shot. It was traveling fast but he held on. Good innings from Warnapura though he would reckon he missed a easy hundred.

SM Warnapura c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 66 (136m 97b 10x4 1x6) SR: 68.04

Sri Lanka 137/2   KC Sangakkara 64* (109b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 11.5-2-45-1

36.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, Wicket no 2 for Harbhajan. Sangakkara, who was looking so good and serene, has fallen. It was the flighted off break on the leg and middle line, Sangakkara tried to whip it through the on side and got a leading edge back to the bowler. Puff of dust came up when the ball landed.

KC Sangakkara c & b Harbhajan Singh 68 (142m 120b 9x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

Sri Lanka 144/3   DPMD Jayawardene 3* (2b)   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-48-2

52.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samaraweera, OUT, The batsman asks for the review for the lbw decision. It landed on the leg stump line and skidded towards the middle stump line. Harbhajan is bowling from round the stumps. Samaraweera went back and the bat came down in an angle, well outside the line and was struck on the back leg in front of the middle stump. Verdict is out. The batsman must have thought it pitched outside leg stump and asked for the review but it had landed on the leg stump line;inside the mat.

TT Samaraweera lbw b Harbhajan Singh 14 (63m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.83

Sri Lanka 192/4   DPMD Jayawardene 32* (58b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 20.3-4-64-3

52.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, OUT, Two wickets in a over. No 4 for Harbhajan. It dipped rapidly and bounced even as it turned in towards the middle stump line. Dilshan went back, tried to jab it away but edged it on to his pad and it popped up close on the leg side and Gambhir dived forward from short-leg to take a sharp catch.

TM Dilshan c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 192/5   DPMD Jayawardene 32* (58b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 21-4-64-4

74.2

Harbhajan Singh to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, Five-for for the ecstatic Harbhajan. He flighted the ball, from over the wickets, around the off stump, got it to turn in, collide with the inside edge, on to the pad and to backward short leg fielder. Good important partnership for Sri Lanka has ended. Mahela will now have to shoulder the burden. The pitch is aiding appreciable turn and bounce.

HAPW Jayawardene c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 24 (85m 67b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.82

Sri Lanka 250/6   DPMD Jayawardene 57* (119b 6x4)   Harbhajan Singh 31.2-5-87-5

75.2

Kumble to Vaas, OUT, First wicket for Kumble in this Test series. It was floated on the off and middle line, Vaas shaped to work it to the on side, got a leading edge and Harbhajan took the dolly at short cover. Sri Lanka trail by 74 runs.

WPUJC Vaas c Harbhajan Singh b Kumble 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 255/7   DPMD Jayawardene 61* (121b 7x4)   A Kumble 29.2-6-71-1

92.3

Kumble to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela misses the ton. Pity. He deserved it. Kumble is the man who takes him out. He ripped a quickish leg break across, around the off stump, Mahela shaped to defend, bat away from the body, and edged it behind to Karthik who moved his hands to his right and the ball bounded of his gloves in the air and he took the rebound. Wonderful innings from the Sri Lankan captain.

DPMD Jayawardene c †Karthik b Kumble 86 (245m 188b 10x4 0x6) SR: 45.74

Sri Lanka 291/8   KMDN Kulasekara 4* (38b)   A Kumble 35.3-7-81-2

92.5

Kumble to Mendis, OUT, plumb in front. Kumble's third wicket. The quick slider around the middle stump line, Mendis' bat came outside the line to defend and the ball came in to hit him on the pad in front of the middle stump.

BAW Mendis lbw b Kumble 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 291/9   KMDN Kulasekara 4* (38b)   A Kumble 35.5-7-81-3

93.3

Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, OUT, Murali does what Murali does. Down the track and a big swing to the leg side. The ball went high in the air and gravity pulled it down to Ganguly stationed at deep midwicket.

M Muralitharan c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 292/10   KMDN Kulasekara 5* (40b)   Harbhajan Singh 40.3-8-102-6
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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
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 23-26, 2008
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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