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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7.3

Prasad to Dravid, no run, length delivery cutting into the pad, turned around the corner

7.4

Prasad to Dravid, no run, around the off stump, on a length, defended back to the bowler

7.5

Prasad to Dravid, 3 runs, fuller, bit of movement away, Dravid gets forward, sees the movement and almost walks into the cover drive.

India 54/1   R Dravid 3* (3b)

8.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, gets forward, lands his front foot outside the off stump and shoulders arms.

8.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, ooh. Dravid had again decided to leave a length delivery around off stump but it straightened and went just past the off stump

8.3

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, this one leaves Dravid who reaches out to push to cover point

India 55/1   R Dravid 4* (6b)

9.1

Prasad to Dravid, no run, short, dravid looks to run it to leg, but plays it on to his thiogh... the ball goes towards off, and Gauti wants a quick single; Dravid doesn't, but Gauti gets back in time

9.2

Prasad to Dravid, no run, this one gets a little big on him, but Dravid jumps up and gets on top of the bounce and defends

9.3

Prasad to Dravid, 1 run, short, and Dravid is back in the crease, and turns it to leg for a single

9.6

Prasad to Dravid, no run, on the stumps, in-between length, Dravid gets the front foot out and defends

India 61/1   R Dravid 5* (10b)

10.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, on a length, around the off and middle stump line, to defend to the leg side

India 62/1   R Dravid 5* (11b)

11.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg, gets his bat in front of the pad to push to short midwicket

11.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run, another off break on the middle and leg line, nudged to short leg

11.6

Mendis to Dravid, 1 run, shorter in length, drifting to the pads, turned around the corner

India 64/1   R Dravid 6* (14b)

12.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, starting on leg, moving towards middle, defended down the track

12.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, leans forward to push a delivery on the middle and leg line to the on side

12.3

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs, gets the ball to straighten on the middle and leg, Dravid had thrust his front pad out, got his bat around it to work the ball through midwicket.

12.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, turned to fine leg for a single.

India 67/1   R Dravid 9* (18b)

13.1

Mendis to Dravid, no run, full and straight, on the middle, trying to trap him lbw but Dravid gets his bat in front of his pad to defend

13.2

Mendis to Dravid, no run, off break from the off stump line, turned to short leg

13.3

Mendis to Dravid, no run, loopy leg break on the off stump line, defended to the off side

13.4

Mendis to Dravid, no run, fuller, straighter on the middle and off, Dravid gets the bat in front of the pad to defend

13.5

Mendis to Dravid, no run, bit more air, flighted outside off stump, driven back to the bowler

13.6

Mendis to Dravid, no run, skips couple of steps down the track and it's the flicker around middle, Dravid adjusts to defend to short leg. First maiden of the match.

India 71/1   R Dravid 9* (24b)

14.4

Prasad to Dravid, no run, 131.9 kmph bouncer on the middle stump line, Dravid went down on his knee to let the ball fly past his right shoulder

14.5

Prasad to Dravid, no run, 133.8 kmph short of length delivery around the middle and off stump line, defended with the full face of the bat. Tuk Tuk cricket.

14.6

Prasad to Dravid, no run, opens the face of the bat and guides a back-of-length delivery to point

India 78/1   R Dravid 9* (27b)

16.1

Prasad to Dravid, 1 run, full in length outside the off stump and Dravid eases it through covers for a single

India 81/1   R Dravid 10* (28b)

18.3

Prasad to Dravid, OUT, loud shout for lbw. Mahela has asked for the review. It landed on a length outside the off stump, came back in with the angle and was hit in front of the off stump line. Almost 40% of the ball was inside the mat around that off stump. Dravid had pressed the front foot too much across and couldn't get his bat around it in time. Decision still pending. Doctrove is the third umpire. Benson is talking with him. And the verdict is OUT. The virtual eye suggests it would have hit the off stump. In the recent times Dravid has been troubled with his trigger movement - he has been pushing that front leg too much across.

R Dravid lbw b Prasad 10 (52m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.48

India 92/2   R Dravid 10 (29b)
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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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