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Harbhajan hits out at lifeless SSC pitch

Aug 6, 2010: Harbhajan Singh has hit out at the benign nature of pitched laid out for the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at the SSC

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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC

Curator defends SSC pitch for second Test

Jul 31, 2010: Anurudda Polonowita, Sri Lanka's national curator, has defended the pitch at the SSC, blaming the weak bowling line-ups for a dull draw

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India

Malinga on track for third Test

Jul 30, 2010: India and Sri Lanka look set to welcome back injured troops for the final Test of the series

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Dhoni impressed with seamers on placid track

Jul 30, 2010: MS Dhoni has defended his bowling unit, which is yet to bowl a side out on tour, including the Board President's XI in a tour game

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Flat tracks make for pointless cricket

Jul 30, 2010: Only one result was ever going to be possible on an SSC pitch that was a batting paradise

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

2-0 series win not enough for SL to become No. 1

Jul 30, 2010: Sri Lanka won't be able to displace India from the No. 1 position in the Test rankings in this series

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

The Yuvraj conundrum

Jul 30, 2010: Plays of the Day for the final day of the second Test at the SSC

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Teams play out high-scoring draw

Jul 30, 2010: The second Test laboured towards its predictable end but not without India scoring some brownie points

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

The respect you get as a Test player is different - Raina

Jul 29, 2010: Suresh Raina fulfills his brother's wish, talks of the satisfaction of finally experiencing Test cricket and emulating his hero Rahul Dravid

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Tendulkar braves demanding conditions and delivers

Jul 29, 2010: After leading India to safety with his fifth double-century, Sachin Tendulkar spoke about how demanding it was to bat for so long after fielding for two days

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Bayliss praises bowlers' effort on dead pitch

Jul 29, 2010: Trevor Bayliss has praised his bowlers for their consistency and discipline on a flat SSC pitch after they captured five wickets to reduce India to 669 for 9

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Taking away the Don's records

Jul 29, 2010: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the SSC Test between Sri Lanka and India

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Raina's convincing first step

Jul 29, 2010: Suresh Raina's century on Test debut was hard earned and richly deserved, but tougher tests await for India's most promising emerging batsman

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

India ahead as run-fest continues

Jul 29, 2010: Normal services resumed on the fourth day with the bat dominating on a placid pitch, after the Sri Lankan spinners had injected some life in the Test on the third

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Randiv revels in maiden wicket

Jul 28, 2010: Test debutant Suraj Randiv was ecstatic after getting his first wicket, that of Virender Sehwag, with a doosra

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Carefree Sehwag unconcerned by missed ton

Jul 28, 2010: Sehwag had shown remarkable patience and application in giving India a superb start, but threw it away when he tried to go from 99 to 105

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Different strokes, similar result

Jul 28, 2010: Virender Sehwag's innings are exhilarating while Sachin Tendulkar's batting is more calculated. Both of them played their part to lead India's fightback

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Tendulkar and Raina keep India afloat

Jul 28, 2010: Sachin Tendulkar led India's attempt to stay alive in the series on an attritional day at the SSC

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Jayawardene backs new-look attack

Jul 27, 2010: Mahela Jayawardene has said that Sri Lanka's bowlers will attack the Indian batsmen on the third day at the SSC

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Ojha backs batsmen to match mammoth score

Jul 27, 2010: Pragyan Ojha, who toiled for 46 overs for one wicket on an unresponsive SSC pitch, believes that India should be able to bat their way out of trouble, with three days remaining in the Test

Sidharth Monga at the SSC
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