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

61.2

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off, not much turn and Mahela shoulders arms

61.3

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, 3 runs, paddled away from outside off, with the turn to fine leg where Yuvraj tidies up without any urgency

61.6

Sehwag to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slides down the leg and Mahela wants nothing to do with it

Sri Lanka 240/2   DPMD Jayawardene 3* (3b)

63.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Angles in from round the wickets to Mahela who tucks it to square leg and they think of an improbable single but get back in safely

63.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

63.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ooh, shortens the length and straightens it from leg stump, Mahela gets some bat and pad on it but it goes straight down

63.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, superb ball from Ojha, puts more body into it from wide outside off and it rips and turns across Mahela's prod from middle and leg

63.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

63.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, perfect contrast to the ball he bowled earlier in the over. A gift of really generous proportions, short and outside leg, Mahela could have hit that anywhere on the leg side and decided to pull it fine

Sri Lanka 244/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (9b 1x4)

64.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of a length outside off and Mahela defends down the track

Sri Lanka 249/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (10b 1x4)

65.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, over-pitched on middle stump. Mahela gets forward and defends to the leg side

Sri Lanka 250/2   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (11b 1x4)

67.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly cheeky from Mahela, running it away from outside off, off the face of the bat to point

67.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up on middle, stout defence down the pitch

67.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pulls the length back fractionally and tries to spin one across Mahela, but it still takes the outside half of his bat into the off side

Sri Lanka 256/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (14b 1x4)

68.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, regulation ball outside off, short of a length, Mahela shoulders arms

68.4

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full on the pads and flush on Mahela's pads but it was surely missing leg. Good effort ball from Mithun, beating Mahela for pace as his bat thudded into his boot as he looked to work it to the leg side

68.5

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on off stump this time and Mahela defends easily down the pitch

68.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, strays on the pads again, and this time Mahela perfects the touch off the pads, it purrs away for a couple to square leg

Sri Lanka 259/2   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (18b 1x4)

70.1

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Mithun slants another one in from wide of the crease, good contrast to Ishant's ways. Mahela is as always alarmingly late on the glance behind square, but that's the way he plays. Late and lazy elegance, but fully assured

Sri Lanka 260/3   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (19b 1x4)

71.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide outside off and Mahela lets it go

71.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, good ball, in that uncertain length between full and short, and darting in. Mahela works it away uncertainly to the leg side

Sri Lanka 265/4   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (21b 1x4)

72.1

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled in again from wide of the stumps, this time Mahela gets nicely behind and defends it down the pitch

72.2

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, shot of the morning so far. Mithun attempts another bouncer just outside off, Mahela saw it coming, rode the bounce expertly and then upper cut it without much room, but timed it beautifully and safely above the heads of the slip cordon

72.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another bouncer attempted, starts on off and goes well down the leg. Mahela lets it go easily

72.4

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, sliding down the leg this time, Mahela looks to glance but misses

72.5

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, he's brought the line back to off and middle, it ends up in front of Mahels'a middle stump and he defends with assurance

72.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a slice of luck for Mahela, that was not short or wide enough for the cut, but he tried to play it away off the backfoot and got an under edge that could have easily landed on the stumps, but it goes away harmlessly towards square leg

Sri Lanka 269/4   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (27b 2x4)

73.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good ball, 136 kph and he gets it to kick up from back of a length outside off, the kind of delivery that gave Ricky Ponting sleepless nights two summers ago. Mahela judged it well and let it go

73.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, further up this time, this is very good bowling, 137.5 kph and drawing a reluctant Mahela forward. He was late on it, but managed to play it to the off side

73.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the corridor outside off, Mahela stays back and lets it go

73.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, timing all the way! Back of a length nowhere near driving length, but Mahela caresses it through the line, fluently down the pitch, straight off the meat and not much of a follow through either. Shot!

73.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Ishant redirects this one outside off, and Mahela does not want anything to do with it.

Sri Lanka 274/4   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (32b 3x4)

75.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, ooh, Mahela gets forward and gets an outside edge to the outswinger, but manages to keep it down through the slips and its away for four

75.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, hits the deck and angles it in to Mahela at 135 kph, flicked away off the backfoot to square leg

Sri Lanka 279/4   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (34b 4x4)

76.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on off stump, not much spin, but Mahela gets across and paddles it away with the angle behind square easily

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off and that spun a mile into Mahela and thudded onto the pads, but he was well outside off forward

76.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended to the off side. Harbhajan looks far better today than he did on day one

Sri Lanka 285/4   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (37b 4x4)

77.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

77.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela makes a statement of intent. India have dominated the day so far, but Mahela is not going to let them gain the upper hand. He sashays down the pitch, gets close to the length and lofts it straight down the ground.

77.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good turn this time, across the face of Mahela's bat and he plays it away to the offside

77.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly shorter, Mahela stays back and tries a late-cut from close to the body, it goes away square

77.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar ball, and this time Mahela lets it go through

Sri Lanka 290/4   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (42b 5x4)

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full on middle and Mahela sweeps it easily with the angle

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on middle and leg and straightening, Mahela gets some pad on it as he tries to work it to the on side

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this one slides down the leg from leg stump line and Mahela lets it go

Sri Lanka 293/4   DPMD Jayawardene 31* (45b 5x4)

79.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, just outside Mahela's off stump, he rocks back and cuts it square for an easy couple

79.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched well up on middle and off, front foot defence towards mid off, Ojha cleans up to his left

79.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar ball, flighted on middle, Mahela dead-bats it down the track

79.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nice variation in length, Mahela is pushed back and defends late after letting the ball turn from leg to middle

79.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, thrown up on off stump, Mahela leans into the front-foot drive to the off side

Sri Lanka 297/4   DPMD Jayawardene 34* (50b 5x4)

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, sharp turn from round the sticks, lands outside off and cuts right back in. Mahela stays back and cuts

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller this time, straightens from outside off, Mahela defends off the back foot

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, whoa, what have we here! Mahela has bottom-edged a sweep onto his pads and it pops into Gambhir's hands at short leg. The quesion is did it bounce en route bat to pad? Umpire Rod Tucker checks with Daryl Harper and they consult the third umpire, and replays reveal it definitely bounced. There was no glove on the way back up either, so Mahela is safe. That was a confident appeal from the Indians, but there is no way they could have known.

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good ball, straightens from outside off, Mahela stays back and deadbats

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar ball, slightly fuller and on middle stump line. Mahela negotiates it safely back

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, this one slips from middle stump to down the leg, Mahela glances it behind square for one

Sri Lanka 298/4   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (56b 5x4)

81.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up by Ojha on leg, defends down the pitch

81.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shorter and wider outside off, Mahela cuts straight to point

81.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on off stump, Mahela check drives it through the covers

81.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, swept from leg and middle line, Ojha has not looked threatening at all, easily down to fine leg for one

81.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, expertly late-cut from just outside off towards third man. These are Mahela specialties.

Sri Lanka 304/4   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (61b 5x4)

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flight and a hint of drift on to middle stump line, Mahela stays back and smothers the turn to the leg side

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, rubbish ball, short and turning well down the leg, Mahela ended up lapping it without much timing through to fine leg for one

Sri Lanka 306/4   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (63b 5x4)

83.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off, lets it go through safely

83.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angles in from outside off, kicks up a bit from a length but Mahela gets inside the line and lets it go through

83.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Peach! Ishant lands the lethal leg cutter on off stump and it darts away like a yoyo. Mahela did well to miss it.

83.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, and this time he takes it the other way! A wobbly seam, but it lands perfectly and darts in alarmingly. Mahela was cut into two trying to play that!

83.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Ishant is bullying Mahela with some lovely seam bowling, and Mahela is just about surviving here! Another sharp inducker, and Mahela is cut open once again as it spits into him from short of a length

83.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lovely bowling this. Slightly fuller, and inward movement once again, Mahela will be pleased the over is done. It is a maiden, what an over!

Sri Lanka 306/4   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (69b 5x4)

84.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, starts this one from wider outside off and hits the pads as Mahela is on the3 move, cleverly getting well outside off

84.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this one is well outside off, and Mahela negotiates it well. Decent start from Mithun, he needs to support Ishant here

Sri Lanka 309/4   DPMD Jayawardene 42* (71b 5x4)

85.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Ishant is bowling a beautiful spell here without much luck. Another leg cutter, opens up the batsman like a can of beans, but the outside edge goes to ground and runs away through the cordon for four more

Sri Lanka 318/4   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (72b 6x4)

86.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another big inswinger, from outside off, Mahela stays back and shoulders arms. He let that go on bounce

86.4

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer, banged well short and it finishes down the leg

86.5

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller on off stump line, Mahela gets behind the line and defends

86.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, on a length this time and elicits the drive, through the covers to release some of the pressure

Sri Lanka 321/4   DPMD Jayawardene 48* (76b 6x4)

87.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Big appeal for caught behind turned down by Dary Harper. It was a pacy ball outside off, on that nagging length again, Mahela was caught amidships, but played inside the line and there was a loud appeal all around. Good call from Harper.

87.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, this time Harper has sent him on his way! Ishant pegs Mahela back again with one of those in-duckers, it rears nastily from off and middle towards leg stump. Mahela misses the attempted flick and is hit in front of middle and leg, a tad high. He was well back, and hawkeye says it would have his the top of leg. Ishant has his reward, this is a wonderful spell ladies and gentlemen.

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Sharma 48 (123m 78b 6x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Sri Lanka 322/5   DPMD Jayawardene 48 (78b 6x4)
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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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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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