India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 18-22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
18,19,20,21,22 July 2010 (5-day match)
  • 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

0.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan plays like well.. Dilshan. Short of a length outside off and Dilshan throws his bat at it without moving his feet. Makes no contact. This is how this man gets his eye in!

Sri Lanka 9/0   I Sharma 1-0-9-0
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   I Sharma 2-0-18-0
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   I Sharma 3-0-21-0
6.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, good ball, short of a length outside off and a hint of inward movement. Dilshan looks for the expansive cover drive, but nowhere in position for it.

6.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, big inward swing this time after it pitched, and more after passing the batsman. Dilshan shoulders arms confidently

6.3

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Straighter ball outside off, and Dilshan squeezes it partly off the outside edge through gully where Sehwag dives over it. Four more to the third man region. This is a flier for Sri Lanka

6.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short and well wide outside off 137.1 kph and Dilshan plays a nothing cut shot without moving and misses

6.5

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Ojha makes a mess of it at square leg. Very good bouncer from Ishant, hurries Ishant into a completely out of control pull, it flies in the air and lands safe. Ojha runs across fine from square leg and then over-runs it

6.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, and again wide and short outside off, Dilshan does not bother with getting into position to cut and throws his bat at it. No contact made.

Sri Lanka 39/0   I Sharma 4-0-29-0
8.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, that's as short a ball as you will see. Banged in well in his own half and it flies very high over the batsmen outside off. Called one for the over, in any other format it would have been a wide

8.2

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, short outside off, not much width but that's a good shot from Dilshan. That trademark whiplash cut and it flies behind square for four. Cracked away.

8.3

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short and wide again outside off, this time Dilshan lets it go without much fuss

8.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, decent inward movement from outside off, but Dilshan's in the groove now. He gets half forward and defends easily to the off side

8.5

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Wallop! That's the length he loves, driving length just outside off, it is perfect for Dilshan's footwork this ball, he gets in the perfect position with his half push forward and drills it on the up through the covers. Ishant has been a letdown so far

8.6

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, That was not a buffet ball, but Dilshan is tucking in greedily now. Back of a length just outside off and Dilshan goes for it without having the room or the length, and the timing is a little awry. Still carries to the outfield, where Mithun puts it a lot of effort to tag it, but can't save the boundary

Sri Lanka 51/0   I Sharma 5-0-41-0
20.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, straightens on the pads and he clips it straight to midwicket

20.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, fullish outside off and he pushes it down to mid-off

20.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, nice and straight on the off stump and he gently defends it

20.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, taps it towards mid-off and thinks of a single but decides against it

20.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, holds the length back and Sanga tucks it down to midwicket

20.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side, steady start for Ishant

Sri Lanka 91/1   I Sharma 6-1-41-0
22.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, hits the deck hard outside off and he gets good carry to the keeper, well left

22.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, hits a good length on middle and off, he stays back and tucks it to the on side

22.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, chops it towards short midwicket, Ishant not giving width

22.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, just a hint of width now and he taps it wide of point for a quick single

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   I Sharma 7-1-42-0
24.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, stays back and punches it straight to cover

24.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, Ishant cramps him for room again from over the wicket, Sanga is happy to defend

24.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, 2 runs, stays back and steers it square of the wicket through the off side

24.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, elegance from Sanga, not a bad ball, on a good length outside off and he offers the full face and a defensive push is enough to beat the bowler and mid-off

24.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, (no ball) 3 runs, oversteps this time and Sangakkara clips it away easily off his pads and bisects the gap at midwicket, nearly goes all the way

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   I Sharma 8-1-56-0
26.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, terrific shot, Ishant gives him a bit of width outside off, he bends his knee slightly and flays it wide of cover, the ball races away

26.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

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

26.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, pushes it through a bit faster and he gets good carry to Dhoni

Sri Lanka 118/1   I Sharma 9-1-62-0
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

56.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, well played Sanga! Another ball on the pads, Sanga gladly tucks it square and raises his arms as he runs across. Century against an average attack, but a fine innings all the same

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

56.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, this time full on the pads, asking to be hammered. Sanga will be disappointed he could not elude midwicket with thet crisply timed flick

Sri Lanka 225/1   I Sharma 10-1-70-0
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   I Sharma 11-2-70-0
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   I Sharma 12-2-74-0
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   I Sharma 13-3-74-0
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

64.6

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

Sri Lanka 249/2   I Sharma 14-3-79-0
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

69.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, ooh he's hit him! 134 kph on that bouncer that reared up from just behind back of a length. Samaraweera was taken aback from the lift and ducked as he took his eyes off the ball, and it knocked him on the helmet before ballooning to midwicket

69.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, another bouncer attempted, this time the line is well outside off and Samaraweera handles it more comfortably as he lets it go

69.5

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, further up this time outside off and Samaraweera was caught on the backfoot but pushed forward to keep it away to the offside

69.6

Sharma to Samaraweera, no run, good ball to finish off, back of a length outside off and moving away. Great start from Ishant today, he's already bowled more good balls than he bowled through all of day one.

Sri Lanka 259/3   I Sharma 15-4-79-1
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

71.3

Sharma to Mathews, no run, hits the deck back of a length outside off, Mathews stays back and punches it confidently but straight to mid off

71.4

Sharma to Mathews, no run, whoa! Ishant pitches it well up on middle and leg, and it curves away alarmingly in the air before Mathews gets the bat down on it and plays it to the off side

71.5

Sharma to Mathews, no run, outside off, again just back of a length, Mathews is staying back to read the swing, there is some of it on offer today. He gets bat on it uncertainly, mostly the outside half of the bat

71.6

Sharma to Mathews, no run, wider outside off and Mathews lets it go safely through to Dhoni. Another good over from Ishant.

Sri Lanka 265/4   I Sharma 16-4-80-1
73.1

Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, overpitched on the pads and Mathews fails to cash in. Does not place the flick too well and it is cleaned up by deep square leg

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   I Sharma 17-4-85-1
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

75.3

Sharma to Mathews, no run, he's really bending his back here. 136 kph, kicking up from outside off, Mathews stays back but is hurried into the defensive shot

75.4

Sharma to Mathews, no run, pitched well up this time, and Mathews was adept to push forward and drive it down the line to mid off

75.5

Sharma to Mathews, FOUR, drilled. That was very short outside off, and not near fast enough to trouble Mathews. He picked the length early and pulled it authoritatively in front of square for four. Fully well controlled and all along the ground

75.6

Sharma to Mathews, no run, on a length to finish the over, on middle and off, Mathews gets well behind and defends with assurance down the pitch

Sri Lanka 283/4   I Sharma 18-4-94-1
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   I Sharma 19-5-94-1
85.1

Sharma to Mathews, no run, another in-ducker, Mathews is hanging back and gets into knots trying to keep it away

85.2

Sharma to Mathews, no run, and he takes it away this time, from fuller outside off. Mathews is aware of what Ishant is trying to do and covers the movement effectively and plays it to the offside. This is fascinating to watch!

85.3

Sharma to Mathews, no run, on the corridor of off stump again, great length from Ishant he's not giving them anything to hit. Mathews stays on the crease, waits to see what the ball is doing and turns it to the leg side

85.4

Sharma to Mathews, FOUR, another jaffa! Superb leg cutter, and Mathews is beaten all ends up, opened up by the movement as he offers a straight bat in hope rather than with conviction. It takes the outside edge and runs through the slips and gully.

85.5

Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, another in-ducker, Mathews was beaten by the movement and got a thick inside edge onto the pads

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   I Sharma 20-5-103-1
87.1

Sharma to Mathews, no run, attempts another leg cutter, this one does not kick up like some of the previous ones, it is negotiated easily by Mathews off the back foot

87.2

Sharma to Mathews, no run, effort ball, jagging in from middle towards leg. That clocked 137 kph and hurried onto Mathews and thudded into his pads. But it was going over the stumps

87.3

Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews takes a step or two down the pitch to negate the movement, rides the bounce outside off and defends to the off side for a quick single

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

87.6

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and fast on middle and leg, Prasanna does well to play it down the track

Sri Lanka 322/5   I Sharma 21-5-104-2
89.1

Sharma to Mathews, (no ball) FOUR, did we speak too early. That was in the driving length, Mathews got forward and creamed it on the up through the covers. Worse, it was a no-ball, but Mathews would have hit it anyways

89.1

Sharma to Mathews, no run, good return to good habits. Reverts to the neither-here-nor-there length outside off. Played away off the back foot

89.2

Sharma to Mathews, no run, pushes him back once again, Mathews check-drives it into the covers

89.3

Sharma to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews is counter-attacking well here! Pitched up marginally again, and Mathews pounces on it and shows the full face of his blade as he lofts the off drive high over the infield. Authority all over that.

89.4

Sharma to Mathews, 3 runs, shorter outside off, Mathews was expecting the length and ready for it. He slaps it through the vacant cover area and they pick three before Harbhajan runs across

89.5

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another dream ball, McGrathesque one would say, darts away from a length outside off, and does everything except take the outside edge as Prasanna prods uncertainly

89.6

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, this one was slightly wider outside off and Prasanna is pleased to face a ball that he does not have to play with bat

Sri Lanka 341/5   I Sharma 22-5-116-2
91.1

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, that's slipped well down the leg and Dhoni moves across to save it

91.2

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, moves the line outside off and Prasanna lets it go comfortably

91.3

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, bangs it in short this time, but it's well outside off and it's an easy leave. India should make these batsmen play more before lunch.

91.4

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, again well outside off, an easy leave for the batsman after getting forward

91.5

Sharma to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, over-compensation, this one is faster, 137 kph on the pads though and it is flicked square easily for a brace

91.6

Sharma to Mathews, OUT, Ishant nips out one more! Mathews is gone, after exhibiting great restraint in the last couple of overs, this time he hangs his bat at one outside off. It flies off the outside edge to the right of VVS Laxman at second slip, who tumbled to his right and takes a smart catch. Ishant! What a spell! Respect!

AD Mathews c Laxman b Sharma 41 (101m 58b 6x4 0x6) SR: 70.68

Sri Lanka 344/6   I Sharma 23-5-117-3
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

103.3

Sharma to Herath, 1 run, around the off stump line, steered past point for a single

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   I Sharma 24-5-127-3
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

110.3

Sharma to Herath, 1 run, back of a length and angling across Herath, who confidently pushes it towards cover for a single

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

110.6

Sharma to Herath, no run, swing and a miss to complete the over, Herath continues to attempt his footwork-free drives and doesn't connect

Sri Lanka 441/7   I Sharma 25-5-134-3
112.1

Sharma to Herath, no run, overpitched, well outside off, left alone by Herath

112.2

Sharma to Herath, 2 runs, an on-the-up drive from Herath to a back of a length ball outside off, he's looking very comfortable here

112.3

Sharma to Herath, no run, too far outside off to interest Herath, 137.8 kmh, goes through to Dhoni

112.4

Sharma to Herath, 1 run, pitched up and just outside off, Herath punches it to mid-off and sets off immediately for a single, could have been tight if there had been a direct hit

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   I Sharma 26-5-141-3
121.1

Sharma to Herath, no run, length ball angling across Herath, left alone

121.2

Sharma to Herath, no run, big appeal for caught behind, shot of length ball down leg, Herath swings at it but it looks to have come off the thigh pad

121.3

Sharma to Herath, no run, Herath falls over as he evades a bouncer from Ishant

121.4

Sharma to Herath, 1 run, was that a drop? Herath carves a back of length ball towards backward point, think it was too high for Dravid to get a hand on that

121.5

Sharma to Muralitharan, no run, lovely from Murali, his signature shot first up, falling over toward leg as he attempts to pull

121.6

Sharma to Muralitharan, no run, a touch fuller, Murali was eyeing the long-on boundary but he misses

Sri Lanka 509/8   I Sharma 27-5-142-3
123.1

Sharma to Muralitharan, no run, back of a length ball angling into the batsman, who defends it towards point

123.2

Sharma to Muralitharan, no run, on middle stump this time, Murali gets behind the line and blocks it

123.3

Sharma to Muralitharan, no run, backs away and cuts it towards gully, slight fumble but there's no chance of taking a run

123.4

Sharma to Muralitharan, 2 runs, Murali backs away and swings this over mid-off, not too well timed so the ball doesn't roll all the way to the boundary

123.5

Sharma to Muralitharan, 1 run, whistling down leg, helped along to fine leg

123.6

Sharma to Herath, no run, angling across Herath who is happy to leave it through to the keeper, that's tea but is that the end of the innings? No signal from Sangakkara, but he can of course let the Indians know during the tea break. Herath raises his bat as he walks off the ground, what an effort form him

Sri Lanka 520/8   I Sharma 28-5-145-3
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