India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Commentary

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 3rd Test

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

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18.4

Prasad to Tendulkar, 1 run, 138.1 kmph full delivery outside off stump, Tendulkar gets forward slowly, opens the bat face to steer it through backward point

India 93/2   SR Tendulkar 1* (1b)

19.2

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, off break into the middle stump line and Tendulkar goes really back to turn it to the leg side. The bails dropped and Tendulkar is shocked. But it had was knocked by the 'keeper and Tendulkar smiles.

19.3

Mendis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, stays back to tickle a off break to fine leg

19.4

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle stump line, straight and Tendulkar wrists it past square leg

India 98/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (4b)

20.1

Prasad to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of length, coming in, turned to square leg

20.3

Prasad to Tendulkar, no run, the bouncer and Tendulkar ducks to evade.

20.4

Prasad to Tendulkar, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

20.5

Prasad to Tendulkar, no run, 130.6 kmph short of length delivery around the off stump. Tendulkar doesn't go back but hops to get on top of the bounce to defend.

20.6

Prasad to Tendulkar, no run, short pitched delivery just outside the off stump, sways away from the line

India 100/2   SR Tendulkar 5* (9b)

21.3

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, off break on the off and middle line, Tendulkar takes care not to press his front leg across, gets it towards the middle stump and defends

21.4

Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, short in length and outside off, cut through point

India 102/2   SR Tendulkar 6* (11b)

22.1

Prasad to Tendulkar, OUT, Tendulkar has asked for the review for the lbw. It was another length delivery coming in. Tendulkar took a half-step forward to defend. The bat came down adjacent to the pad, straight down the line around the middle stump but the ball came in with the angle, beat the bat and hit the inner half of the front pad before hitting the back pad. Was there a inside edge? Replays don't show deflection. Tony Greig, on air, reckons the sound was the ball hitting the back pad after the deflection from the front pad. He reckons that has to be given out on the available evidence. And the verdict is Out It would have hit the leg stump, which virtual eye confirms.

After he was given out, Tendulkar walked down the track, seemed to ask the umpire - well perhaps, the non striker according to my colleague - something before asking for the review. You can't use snickometers yet in the review system. If they show a replay with a snicko, I will tell you what it showed.

SR Tendulkar lbw b Prasad 6 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 102/3   SR Tendulkar 6 (12b)
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Aug 11, 2008

The victorious Sri Lanka squad pose with the series trophy, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 4th day, August 11, 2008

The victorious Sri Lanka squad pose with the series trophy

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Aug 11, 2008

Ajantha Mendis receives the Man-of-the-Series award from Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 4th day, August 11, 2008

Ajantha Mendis receives the Man-of-the-Series award from Arjuna Ranatunga

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