India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, full on off stump, gets forward and looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge through the cordon. No third man in place and it is four to start off

0.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, on the left hander's pads this time, Paranavitana presses forward and flicks to midwicket

0.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, and again! Full outside off, again dug out off the front foot and a healthy outside edge goes to the right of gully and it is away for four more.

0.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, good line this time, from wide of off stump and angling across from leg to off. Defended down the pitch

0.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 run, back of a length, defended softly to the off side where Gambhir was on his heels behind point, and they take a single

Sri Lanka 9/0   NT Paranavitana 9* (5b 2x4)

1.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, begins with a ball angling across the left hander from outside leg to outside off. Easily left alone

1.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, again, across left hander at 132 kph and Paranavitana shoulders arms again

1.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, starts from wider outside leg and strikes the pads outside leg. Optimistic appeal turned down

1.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, 1 run, similar ball played softly to the off side and they take another single.

Sri Lanka 10/0   NT Paranavitana 10* (9b 2x4)

2.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, overpitched on off stump, and very nice timing from Paranavitana, driving it textbook style to the left of mid off. Ishant needs to shorten the length a bit

2.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, that's more like it, back of driving length and angling across from off stump. Paranavitana takes a good look at it and lets it fly through

2.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, Jaffa! That's clocked 118.6 kph but it was not about the pace. Landed on leg and darted away squaring up Paranavitana who was caught committed on the front foot. Does not get the edge though, through to Dhoni

2.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, has him in a spot of bother again with that line, Paranavitana plays around his pads and manages to keep it away to the leg side

2.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, what a response! Ishant puts in effort this time, 138.9 kph on a length outside off, but no movement this time. Paranavitana did everything right, leaning forward and driving beautifully through the covers

2.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, good ball, barring the over-stepping. Jags away off the seam from outside off, but Paranavitana was letting it go anyway.

2.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, back to the leg and middle line, this time he gets nicely behind it and plays copybook forward defensive. Good start from Paranavitana.

Sri Lanka 19/0   NT Paranavitana 18* (16b 4x4)

4.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, another no ball, moves away from Paranavitana and he lets it go

4.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, 4 leg byes, loses the radar, this one starts from well outside leg and the batsman nudges it away off the thigh pad, very fine for four leg byes

4.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, better line, moves off the seam from outside leg to leg and middle. Defended solidly by Paranavitana who has so far looked the better batsman today

4.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, similar line, and played in similar fashion by the left hander to mid on

4.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, effort ball, banged in very short at 133 kph and Paranavitana ducks under it comfortably

4.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 2 runs, good ball, bad luck, and well played. That moved away from middle and Paranavitana deftly opened the face to run it away square on the off side and they pick a couple to the outfield

4.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, good response, Ishant gets one to go the other way for the first time - was that a leg cutter? It jagged back into Paranavitana who was expecting away movement and cut him in half. No harm done though

Sri Lanka 30/0   NT Paranavitana 20* (23b 4x4)

5.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, bowling! 134.8 kph and beautiful shape, both in the air and off the pitch from leg to off. Paranavitana is beaten all ends up and happy to have not edged it.

5.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, shorter and slightly wider, and an easy leave for the batsman this time

5.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, shortens the length even further, and Paranavitana stays back and defends to the off side

5.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, draws him forward with the length, Paranavitana defends to the off side and ambles out of his crease. Sent back sensibly by Dilshan

Sri Lanka 31/0   NT Paranavitana 20* (27b 4x4)

7.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, spears in from outside off, Paranavitana gets forward and defends to the offside

7.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide outside off, and he lets it go

7.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, short again outside off, played away square off the back foot

7.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, good variety, shortens the length and hits the deck at 132 kph. Paranavitana hangs back and plays inside the line

7.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, bouncer outside off, Paranavitana weaves away easily

7.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, pushes it further up this time but well outside off. Easily left alone by Paranavitana.

Sri Lanka 39/0   NT Paranavitana 20* (33b 4x4)

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, starts off with a short one outside off, Paranavitana does not cash in. Half-hearted cut to point

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, better ball, straighter one tossed up and comes in sharply. Defended off the back foot.

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, FOUR, another short and wide ball outside off and this time Paranavitana obliges with a neat little cut in front of point

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, looped up on leg stump, slow turn from leg to off and played away off the backfoot

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, the length is short-ish again. He needs to toss it further up, played easily outside off.

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, good straighter one to finish. The batsman lets it go outside off, and it is not very far from off stump

Sri Lanka 55/0   NT Paranavitana 24* (39b 5x4)

10.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, angles across Paranavitana from close to off stump, he hangs back in the crease and shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 58/1   NT Paranavitana 24* (40b 5x4)

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, finishes the over with another leg-stump ball, easily tucked away by Paranavitana off back foot for one more

Sri Lanka 60/1   NT Paranavitana 25* (41b 5x4)

12.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, FOUR, excellent shot, that was not very wide outside off but Paranavitana spotted the length very early and cut it despite the lack of room with good timing behind square

12.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, 1 run, shortens the length and pushes Paranavitana back, he is up to the task and defends softly to the off side to turn the strike over

Sri Lanka 65/1   NT Paranavitana 30* (43b 6x4)

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, draws him forward into the off drive and he gets it wide of mid off for one

Sri Lanka 70/1   NT Paranavitana 31* (44b 6x4)

14.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run

Sri Lanka 80/1   NT Paranavitana 31* (45b 6x4)

16.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, 3 runs, pitched up outside off, easily driven into the covers for three runs

16.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, 127 kph outside off, and it stays low. Batsman stays back and lets it go.

16.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, sharp movement outside off, Paranavitana spots it and lets it go

16.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, defended off the front foot into the off side for no run.

16.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, 129 kph and Mithun's definitely losing his pace at the fag end of this spell. That died down outside off and Paranavitana let it go once again.

Sri Lanka 84/1   NT Paranavitana 34* (50b 6x4)

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up on leg stump, and straightens into Paranavitana who dead-bats off the front foot

Sri Lanka 85/1   NT Paranavitana 34* (51b 6x4)

18.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, goes for a risky paddle from outside off and does not make contact with the bat

18.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, short and turning down the leg, Paranavitana stays back and turns it towards square leg

Sri Lanka 91/1   NT Paranavitana 35* (53b 6x4)

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up outside off and Paranavitana lets it go

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tough call but that is dropped by Gambhir at silly point. Drew Paranavitana out of the crease and he got a leading edge on the attempted flick and it flew through Gambhir before he could react.

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, another ripper from Bhajji! Big spinning off break from middle towards off and it bounced big too. Dhoni leapt with the bounce to take it, and Paranavitana is happy not to have nicked it

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, and again, Harbhajan is desperate for a wicket here, ripping offspinner on the perfect line and length, Paranavitana hangs in there, lunging forward and negotiating it

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, meek finish, that did not bounce so much outside off and he lets it go easily

Sri Lanka 91/1   NT Paranavitana 35* (59b 6x4)

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, flighted outside off and he comes forward and steers it wide of slip, plays with soft hands

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, steers it wift soft hands to point, no turn yet

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, bit of turn now but the batsman safely lets it go

Sri Lanka 93/1   NT Paranavitana 36* (63b 6x4)

22.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it dead straight on middle and the batsman defends with a straight bat

22.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, slants it across the left-hander and he watchfully lets it go

Sri Lanka 94/1   NT Paranavitana 36* (65b 6x4)

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and chops it to the off side

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, pushed through quicker, hint of turn, he safely lets it go

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, comes forward and nudges it wide of slip

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, pushed through quicker, safely lets it go

Sri Lanka 95/1   NT Paranavitana 36* (69b 6x4)

24.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, not the most convincing of shots, the ball rose up a bit and he opened the face and the ball is edged past the slips, lose to catchable height

24.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run

Sri Lanka 109/1   NT Paranavitana 40* (71b 7x4)

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, pushes it quicker, he stays back and chops it to point

Sri Lanka 112/1   NT Paranavitana 40* (72b 7x4)

26.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, lands it outside off and gently shapes away, he safely lets it go

26.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, full outside the off stump and he drives him down to mid-off

26.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 run, knocks it towards short cover and sets off quickly for the run

Sri Lanka 118/1   NT Paranavitana 41* (75b 7x4)

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and clipped to the on side

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, straightens outside the off stump, well left again

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, now he gets a bit of turn, watchfully left alone

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, gives it a lot of air, he jams it out to mid-on

Sri Lanka 120/1   NT Paranavitana 42* (79b 7x4)

28.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and clips it to the on side

28.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and defends

28.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, slower through the air and defended again

28.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, 2 runs, gives him the charge and lofts him over midwicket, Harbhajan runs back but he has no chance if catching it, he pulls it back before the rope

28.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, tucks it towards fine leg and he takes a single

Sri Lanka 124/1   NT Paranavitana 45* (84b 7x4)

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, no turn from the rough, left alone

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, pushed through quicker and left alone again

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, the batsman is a bit tentative, he leaves it again

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and steers it to the off side

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, quicker through the air and defended towards silly mid-off

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, too wide outside off and he reaches out and chops it to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 125/1   NT Paranavitana 46* (90b 7x4)

30.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, fires it flat and quick but wide down the leg side, the batsman tries to pull but misses

30.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, appeal for lbw! He tries to sweep but the ball hits him fairly low on the front pad, the umpire probably though it was missing leg, Hawkeye reckons it would have clipped leg

30.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

30.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, defends close to the pads and there's a stifled appeal

30.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, pushed to the off side

30.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, steers it to the off side

Sri Lanka 125/1   NT Paranavitana 46* (96b 7x4)

32.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, down the leg side and clipped down to fine leg

32.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, full on the off stump and clipped across the line down to fine leg

32.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, tucks it behind square on the on side

Sri Lanka 130/1   NT Paranavitana 49* (99b 7x4)

33.1

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 1 run, and Paranavithana gets to his fifty with a cut to deep point, Sehwag drops it short and wide there

Sri Lanka 131/1   NT Paranavitana 50* (100b 7x4)

34.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stifled appeal for a bat-pad, the ball lobs off his pads to leg slip as he shapes to defend

34.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, sharp turn but down the leg side

34.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, moves across his stumps and just manages to defend, the ball keeps low

34.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, comes down the pitch and he clips it to the on side

34.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

Sri Lanka 137/1   NT Paranavitana 51* (105b 7x4)

35.2

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, quicker through the air and he defends

35.3

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run

35.4

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 3 runs, was that a chance? Just fell short, Paranavitana cuts uppishly towards backward point, Yuvraj dives forward but the ball just drops short and beats him

35.6

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, gets well forward and defends

Sri Lanka 142/1   NT Paranavitana 54* (109b 7x4)

36.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, full on middle and leg and clipped to midwicket

36.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up on middle and clipped to the on side

Sri Lanka 149/1   NT Paranavitana 54* (111b 7x4)

37.2

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and defends

37.3

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up outside off and he defends

37.4

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, fuller and jammed out down to mid-on

37.5

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 1 run, full again and clipped towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 151/1   NT Paranavitana 55* (115b 7x4)

39.1

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

39.2

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and punches to short cover

39.3

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 1 run, stays back and chops him down to deep cover

Sri Lanka 153/1   NT Paranavitana 56* (118b 7x4)

40.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease, angles it across and he leaves it alone

40.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, swings it away and he lets it go

40.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, fullish and wide outside off and he drives towards cover

40.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, holds the length back outside off and he safely lets it go

40.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, FOUR, good shot, he overpitches outside off and he leans forward and caresses it past the covers

40.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, lands it outside off and he safely lets it go

Sri Lanka 157/1   NT Paranavitana 60* (124b 8x4)

41.4

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and defends softly to the off side

41.5

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run

41.6

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, a bit wide outside off and he safely leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 158/1   NT Paranavitana 60* (127b 8x4)

42.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, fullish outside off and he safely lets it go to the keeper

42.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

42.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, signs of low bounce there, he shoulders arms and the ball bounces once more before it reaches the keeper

42.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, driven off the full face of the bat down to mid-off

42.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, slants it across the left=hander and he's happy to let it go

Sri Lanka 159/1   NT Paranavitana 60* (132b 8x4)

43.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, lands on middle and turns away sharply, he;s done that a lot today

43.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, comes down and checks his shot, chips it in the air but wide of forward short leg

Sri Lanka 169/1   NT Paranavitana 61* (134b 8x4)

44.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, FOUR, Mithun errs by drifting on the pads and the batsman gently tucks it along its way past the keeper and really fine of fine leg

44.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, hits the deck hard and squares him up, the ball kicks up and strikes his arm

44.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, full outside off and driven down to extra cover

44.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, hits the deck hard and he ducks under the short ball

44.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, short of a length outside off and the ball straightens before going to the keeper

44.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short again and it's a little wide of the off stump, he fdoesn't offer a shot

Sri Lanka 173/1   NT Paranavitana 65* (140b 9x4)

45.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

45.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

45.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, comes forward and the ball hits his pad and deflects to leg slip, stifled appeal

45.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, FOUR, uses his feet now and forces it away past the bowler and mid-on, Ojha not having the best of days here

45.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, 3 runs, goes back at the crease and he punches it wide of cover and the ball is pulled back before the rope

Sri Lanka 181/1   NT Paranavitana 72* (145b 10x4)

46.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up outside off, he goes back and cuts to short third man

46.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, steers it to the off side

46.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run

46.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, gets forward and nudges it wide of forward short leg, that's his highest Test score - beats his 73 against Pakistan at SSC last year

Sri Lanka 184/1   NT Paranavitana 74* (149b 10x4)

47.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, follows the turn and punches it down to long-on

47.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, a little wide down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

47.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, defended to the off side

47.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, reaches forward and pushes it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 188/1   NT Paranavitana 75* (153b 10x4)

49.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up on middle and defended

49.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, 2 runs, stays back, makes room and cuts him towards cover

49.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, 3 runs, drops it short and gives him width, he slaps him down to sweeper cover and Harbhajan pulls it back, he still doesn't look fully fit

49.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

49.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, hits his pad, doesn't offer a shot

Sri Lanka 198/1   NT Paranavitana 80* (158b 10x4)

50.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, comes forward and shoulders arms

50.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, knocks him to the on side

Sri Lanka 200/1   NT Paranavitana 81* (160b 10x4)

51.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and defends

51.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

51.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, caught at the crease, the all skids through and he defends

51.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, offers the full face of the bat and defends

51.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, full on middle and leg and pushed to long-on and that's the 150 stand

Sri Lanka 205/1   NT Paranavitana 82* (165b 10x4)

52.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up and defended

52.4

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off

52.5

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the pads and knocked towards short fine leg

Sri Lanka 212/1   NT Paranavitana 83* (168b 10x4)

53.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and defends

53.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, lands on middle and off and defended

53.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, gets on the backfoot and clips it to square leg

Sri Lanka 213/1   NT Paranavitana 84* (171b 10x4)

54.1

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up down the leg side and left alone, he's bowling from over the wicket

54.2

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

54.3

Harbhajan Singh to Paranavitana, 1 run, pushed through quicker and flatter, he cuts to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 214/1   NT Paranavitana 85* (174b 10x4)

55.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, stays behind the line and defends

55.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, Appeal! Tries to defend and the ball just sneaks past the bat down the leg side, Dhoni catches and appeals for a caught behind

55.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, defends back to the bowler

55.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and clips it to midwicket, slight fumble

55.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, works it towards midwicket

55.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, punches it to the off side

Sri Lanka 217/1   NT Paranavitana 86* (180b 10x4)

56.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, (no ball) 1 run, and he starts with a limp offering on the hips, and it's a no ball. Paranavitana turns the strike over and Sanga is on strike

56.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, Ishant gets it on the money this time, defended off the backfoot down the track

56.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, cut away in the air and perilously close to Laxman at gully who is clearly late on it as it flies over his head

56.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, 136 kph on leg stump and going slightly across, defended down the track towards the off side

56.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the pads.. for the third time this over, Ishant has given an easy single ball and the left-hander obliges once again

Sri Lanka 225/1   NT Paranavitana 92* (185b 11x4)

57.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, 2 runs, looped up on off and it turns sharply, as he looks to flick, hint of inside edge behind square

57.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, gets well inside the line and turns it away behind square for another single

Sri Lanka 228/1   NT Paranavitana 95* (187b 11x4)

58.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, pitched up outside off, Paranavitana leans into the drive and plays it gently to mid off

58.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, shifts the line marginally outside off on a driving length. There is a slip in place, but Paranavitana lets it go

58.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, slightly shorter and marginally wider outside off. He lets it go

58.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, this time Paranavitana pulls out a drive and it is fielded very well by a diving Raina at short cover.

58.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, on the off stump and going across, batsman gets forward and defends

58.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, another one outside off, a rare over full of control from Ishant, and a rare one without conceding fours. Paranavitana shoulders arms outside off

Sri Lanka 228/1   NT Paranavitana 95* (193b 11x4)

59.2

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, Sehwag's ball of the day, curving in from round the sticks, turn and bounce, Paranavitana had no clue about that and it just missed the outside edge

59.3

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, better this time, he gets nicely forward and smothers the spin

59.4

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 1 run, dropped short, easy single on offer to the cut shot and Paranavitana obliges

Sri Lanka 232/1   NT Paranavitana 96* (196b 11x4)

60.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, 2 runs, short of the length and on leg stump, Paranavitana is glad to tuck it away into the vacant square leg region for an easy couple

60.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, well wide outside off stump, lets it go through to Dhoni

60.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, better lines, from outside leg and Paranavitana cautiously defends off the back foot

60.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, jaffa from Ishant. That leg cutter is not as consistent as it used to be, or as venomous, but it was good enough to cut Paranavitana in half. Steepling bounce from a length and it thuds into Paranavitana's mid-section

60.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 2 runs, century to Paranavitana and what a celebration! That was outside off, he opened his face and ran it down behind square. He scrambles back for the second, squeals, screams, pumps his fists and runs almost all the way to the boundary. He's thrilled! Well played.

60.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, outside off, shortens the length and he lets it go

Sri Lanka 236/1   NT Paranavitana 100* (202b 11x4)

61.4

Sehwag to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana stays back and defends it dourly

61.5

Sehwag to Paranavitana, 1 run

Sri Lanka 240/2   NT Paranavitana 101* (204b 11x4)

62.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, well wide outside off, Paranavitana did not even bother with a backlift.. Just saw it as it passed him

62.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, closer to off stump, angling across Paranavitana who lets it go and shoulders arms

62.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, 106 kph, Ishant floats out a slower ball well outside off and it bounces twice en route MS Dhoni

62.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, on middle and leg, Paranavitana stays back and works it gently to the leg side

62.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, just outside off and Paranavitana is being very watchful this session

62.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, Maiden from Ishant, pitched up on off stump and that's played away to mid off

Sri Lanka 240/2   NT Paranavitana 101* (210b 11x4)

64.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, effort ball, 137 kph but well outside off and Paranavitana lets it go easily

64.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, homes in on off stump line, Paranavitana stays back and punches to the off side

64.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, FOUR, this time he gives more width than he's been offering in this spell so far and Paranavitana cuts it easily behind square to break the shackles

64.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, 138.3 kph outside off, and close to off, Paranavitana stays back and lets it go through to Dhoni

64.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, 1 run, over-pitched outside off and driven easily square to the sweeper in the off side for a single

Sri Lanka 249/2   NT Paranavitana 106* (215b 12x4)

65.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, tossed up outside off, lets it go outside off

65.2

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

65.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, sharp turn into Paranavitana who stays back and plays it to the legside. Short leg will be interested

65.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run, similar ball, defended assuredly to the leg side again

65.5

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, this time he prances down the track and drives him down the ground to long on

Sri Lanka 250/2   NT Paranavitana 107* (220b 12x4)

66.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, shapes across the batsman and moves further away after pitching. Paranavitana lets it go to Dhoni

66.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, similar ball, on a length outside off at 130 kph and Paranavitana is not being drawn into shots to these balls

66.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, slightly further up this time, and shape away from the batsman. He lets it go through to the keeper again

66.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, He moves to round the wicket and angles one back in, short of a length. It is a bouncer and Paranavitana gets under it

66.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, short and wide again, and a hint of away movement but too far away from the batsman to trouble him

66.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, 1 run, this one curves in to Paranavitana who leans forward and gets a thickish outside edge wide of gully for a single

Sri Lanka 251/2   NT Paranavitana 108* (226b 12x4)

67.1

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Paranavitana jumps out and works it down to long on

67.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, 2 leg byes, paddled away very fine from outside off, and Mithun cleans up at fine leg

67.4

Ojha to Paranavitana, 1 run, drifts down the leg, easily played away with the turn to square leg

Sri Lanka 256/2   NT Paranavitana 110* (229b 12x4)

68.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, ooh, extra bounce from back of a length, beautiful off cutter from Mithun, Paranavitana stayed back and played inside the line

68.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the pads this time and he tucks it off the backfoot to the leg side for one

Sri Lanka 257/2   NT Paranavitana 111* (231b 12x4)

69.1

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, not much lateral movement, starts from close to the stumps from over the sticks and keeps it short of a good length. Paranavitana stays back and plays straight

69.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, OUT, jaffa from Ishant and he's sent Paranavitana back. Lovely ball after the previous one, this one angled away just a touch from back of a length. Paranavitana poked at it uncertainly off the backfoot and got a healthy edge, with Dhoni having to dive across to take the catch. After one and a half days of waiting, Paranavitana will be disappointed he could only add one run to his score.

NT Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sharma 111 (289m 233b 12x4 0x6) SR: 47.63

Sri Lanka 259/3   NT Paranavitana 111 (233b 12x4)
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