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

98.2

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, Malinga hangs his bat out at a fullish outside off ball, beaten

98.3

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, played with the softest of hands towards the off side, no back lift and no power as he kept that one out

98.4

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, Malinga is happy to defend again, to the leg side this time

98.5

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, Malinga watches the ball closely, gets forward and defends again

98.6

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, rounds out the over with another demonstration of his defensive technique

Sri Lanka 394/7   SL Malinga 0* (5b)

100.1

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, from round the stumps and Malinga plays yet another really softly played defensive stroke. Much fun!

100.2

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, leans forward to jab this one to the on side

100.3

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, from over the wicket this time .. it turns in, moves past the prod and goes of the pad to first slip

100.4

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, Ah! there he goes. Malinga tries to heave this one to the leg side but doesn't connect properly

100.5

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, back to Malinga the monk. He leans forward to defend

100.6

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, goes right back to defend but the ball turns more and goes of the pad to Gambhir at shor-leg. Harbhajan appeals in hope

Sri Lanka 398/7   SL Malinga 0* (11b)

101.2

Mithun to Malinga, 1 leg bye, on the pads, tucked to fine-leg region

101.4

Mithun to Malinga, no run, length delivery outside off, wafted away to backward point

101.5

Mithun to Malinga, 1 run, heave-ho .... Malinga backs away and tries to crash it over to the straight boundary and edges it towards third man

Sri Lanka 404/7   SL Malinga 1* (14b)

102.5

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, flighted outside off, slower as well, left alone

102.6

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, 1 bye, turn and bounce. It went right through the defenses of Malinga and jumped at Dhoni who couldn't stop it cleanly ...oh it hit Malinga's pad and hit Dhoni on the helmet!

Sri Lanka 409/7   SL Malinga 1* (16b)

103.1

Sharma to Malinga, FOUR, Tonked! Shortish delivery and Malinga pulls it over midwicket. He had pre-determined that hit.

103.2

Sharma to Malinga, 1 run, backs away again and goes for a similar shot and ends up dragging it past square-leg

103.4

Sharma to Malinga, no run, bouncer outside off, Malinga tries to pull it but makes no contact

103.5

Sharma to Malinga, no run, And again. Another heave-ho attempted and again the bouncer flies past the bat

103.6

Sharma to Malinga, FOUR, Whack! Fuller delivery this time and Malinga has a crack at it: he backed away a touch and swung it to the on side. He ended up dragging it to the square-leg boundary

Sri Lanka 419/7   SL Malinga 10* (21b 2x4)

104.4

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, defended cautiously by Malinga

104.5

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, 1 run, on middle and leg, turned behind square leg by Malinga

Sri Lanka 421/7   SL Malinga 11* (23b 2x4)

105.2

Ojha to Malinga, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Malinga offers the full face of the bat

105.3

Ojha to Malinga, no run, Malinga defends cautiously again

105.4

Ojha to Malinga, no run, blocked to the leg side this time

105.5

Ojha to Malinga, no run, outside off, left alone by Malinga

105.6

Ojha to Malinga, no run, more stout defence from Malinga to round off the over

Sri Lanka 423/7   SL Malinga 11* (28b 2x4)

106.2

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, 'Catch' is the cry after Malinga plays it uppishly towards midwicket but it lands short of Yuvraj there

106.3

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, tossed up this time, on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

106.4

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, loopy delivery from Harbhajan, turns sharply into the batsman who looks to leave it to the keeper, but it hits him very high on the pads outside off

106.5

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, blocked towards the off side

106.6

Harbhajan Singh to Malinga, no run, an inside edge towards forward short leg, how far away from the fielder was that? it landed just short of him to his left, tough chance

Sri Lanka 424/7   SL Malinga 11* (33b 2x4)

107.5

Ojha to Malinga, no run, Malinga looks to deposit that one beyond midwicket, he misses and is hit on the back pad but that one pitched well outside leg so there's no chance of an lbw

107.6

Ojha to Malinga, no run, gets behind the line and pats it back towards the bowler to end the over

Sri Lanka 425/7   SL Malinga 11* (35b 2x4)

109.1

Ojha to Malinga, no run, more careful defence from Malinga, gets behind the line and pushes to the off side

109.2

Ojha to Malinga, no run, defends this flighted delivery towards short cover

109.3

Ojha to Malinga, no run, and again, gets well forward and blocks the ball to the off side

109.4

Ojha to Malinga, no run, pitching outside leg, Malinga plays it with an open face towards backward point

109.5

Ojha to Malinga, no run, tapped towards short leg this time

109.6

Ojha to Malinga, 1 run, punched off the backfoot this time, gets the single and retains the strike

Sri Lanka 434/7   SL Malinga 12* (41b 2x4)

110.1

Sharma to Malinga, no run, Malinga dispenses with the caution, and attempts a big heave at a short ball, doesn't connect

110.2

Sharma to Malinga, 1 run, Ishant slips in a slower ball, 101kmh, flicked uppishly towards deep backward square leg, lands well short of the fielder

110.4

Sharma to Malinga, FOUR, there are two Malinga's out there, one is all caution and the other is all action, this ball it's the action figure who flat bats a shortish delivery back past Ishant for four

110.5

Sharma to Malinga, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven towards sweeper cover for a single

Sri Lanka 441/7   SL Malinga 18* (45b 3x4)

111.1

Ojha to Malinga, no run, gets nicely behind the line and blocks to the off side

111.2

Ojha to Malinga, no run, loopy delivery on legstump, defended with exaggerated caution by Malinga

111.3

Ojha to Malinga, FOUR, flighted again, Malinga skips down the track and crunches the ball past a diving Mithun at mid-off to bring up Sri Lanka's highest eighth wicket stand for Sri Lanka against India

111.4

Ojha to Malinga, no run, back to defence, blocked towards short cover

111.5

Ojha to Malinga, FOUR, Malinga again jumps down the track and looks to smash it to long-on, gets an inside edge which sends the ball to the midwicket bounbdary

111.6

Ojha to Malinga, FOUR, three boundaries in the over for Malinga, the 450 comes up, this one was a carve through cover for four

Sri Lanka 453/7   SL Malinga 30* (51b 6x4)

112.5

Sharma to Malinga, no run, slower ball from Ishant, 105kmh, playing casually towards backward point, Herath wants the single but Malinga doesn't, Herath has to scamper back and does so in time

112.6

Sharma to Malinga, FOUR, not very pretty from Malinga, but very effective, well outside off, Malinga clubs it with a flat bat, a bit of an edge but gets enough on it to take it over mid-off and then it races for four

Sri Lanka 460/7   SL Malinga 34* (53b 7x4)

113.3

Ojha to Malinga, no run, shorter delviery this time, blocked off the backfoot towards the off side

113.4

Ojha to Malinga, no run, a super delivery that from Ojha, not often we have said that about Ojha in this match, it floats towards legstump, and spins sharply back, bounces over the stumps, too good for Malinga

113.5

Ojha to Malinga, no run, flighted delivery from Ojha, blocked back towards the bowler

113.6

Ojha to Malinga, 1 run, drops it short, Malinga powers it towards long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 462/7   SL Malinga 35* (57b 7x4)

114.1

Sehwag to Malinga, 1 run, first ball is swept along the ground towards square leg

114.5

Sehwag to Malinga, 2 runs, flighted delivery from Sehwag, Malinga looks to defend off the front foot, gets an outside edge that just gets pats Dravid at first slip

114.6

Sehwag to Malinga, FOUR, what a hit form Malinga to end the over, more used to seeing Sehwag play those, jumps down the track and clobbers it to the right of the bowler for four, that was powerfully hit, Herath had to get out of the way fast

Sri Lanka 470/7   SL Malinga 42* (60b 8x4)

115.4

Ojha to Malinga, no run, pitching outside legstump, Malinga goes for the sweep, is hit on the pads

115.5

Ojha to Malinga, no run, again the ball pitches outside leg stump, once more he is hit on the pads and the ball rolls to the leg side

115.6

Ojha to Malinga, no run, this time Malinga gets bat on it, defended carefully

Sri Lanka 471/7   SL Malinga 42* (63b 8x4)

117.1

Ojha to Malinga, 2 runs, spins sharply after pitching outside leg, delicately glanced toward short fine leg to move to his highest score

117.2

Ojha to Malinga, 1 run, just outside off, Malinga swings it towards midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 478/7   SL Malinga 45* (65b 8x4)

118.1

Sehwag to Malinga, FOUR, all too easy for Malinga, short and wide, hammered past point for four, Malinga moves to 49

118.2

Sehwag to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga waves his bat in celebration as soon as he sweeps the ball towards fine leg to reach his first first-class half-century, he's certainly enjoyed himself, well done Malinga

Sri Lanka 483/7   SL Malinga 50* (67b 9x4)

119.1

Ojha to Malinga, no run, well outside leg, Malinga pads it away

119.2

Ojha to Malinga, SIX, wow, Malinga dispenses with the padding away, he skips towards the leg side, gets under that one and blasts it over long-on for a six that brings up the hundred stand

119.3

Ojha to Malinga, SIX, slight mishit from Malinga, bit of a top edge but that isn't enough to stop the ball from sailing over long-on, Ojha has been made to look pedestrian, Malinga moves to 62

119.4

Ojha to Malinga, 1 run, short and outside leg, Malinga waits for it and belts it to deep backward square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 502/7   SL Malinga 63* (71b 9x4 2x6)

120.1

Mithun to Malinga, no run, starts with a short ball, 109 kmh, Malinga swings at it but misses, he signals for a change of gloves, he expects to be here for a while

120.2

Mithun to Malinga, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, pushed towards mid-off

120.5

Mithun to Malinga, no run, length ball outside off, Malinga moves away from the stumps and attempts a flamboyant carve to backward point, doesn't connect

120.6

Mithun to Malinga, OUT, Finally India make the breakthrough, Mithun's short ball does the job, Malinga falls away as he swipes at that one, gets an edge that swirls to fine leg where Harbhajan pouches the catch

SL Malinga c Harbhajan Singh b Mithun 64 (95m 75b 9x4 2x6) SR: 85.33

Sri Lanka 508/8   SL Malinga 64 (75b 9x4 2x6)
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Jul 23, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan hogs the headlines after finishing his Test career with 800 wickets, July 23, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan hogs the headlines after finishing his Test career with 800 wickets

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Jul 22, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan poses with his wife Madhimalar, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, July 22, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan poses with his wife Madhimalar

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