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

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

End of over 101 (maiden) Sri Lanka 398/7
SL Malinga    0* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    26-4-83-0
HMRKB Herath    29* (29b 4x4 1x6)      A Mithun    25-3-85-3

101.1

Mithun to Herath, 3 runs, Rangana suriya! What a lovely cameo this. It was the short-pitched delivery and he pulls it through midwicket. SL move past 400.

Sri Lanka go past 400. Very strong position.

101.2

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

101.3

Mithun to Herath, 1 run, full pitched around off and Herath drives to sweeper cover.

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

101.6

Mithun to Herath, 1 run, full pitched outside off and Herath brings up his highest Test score with a neat square drive. Entertaining innings this

End of over 102 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 405/7
HMRKB Herath    34* (32b 4x4 1x6)      A Mithun    26-3-91-3
SL Malinga    1* (14b)      Harbhajan Singh    26-4-83-0

102.1

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

102.2

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, 2 runs, turn and bounce .. Herath stabs it well to the left of slip. Dravid dives but it dies on him

102.3

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, tries to sweep but doesn't connect

102.4

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, 1 run, shorter in length and pulled away to deep midwicket

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!

oh it hit Malinga's pad and hit Dhoni on the helmet!

End of over 103 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 409/7
SL Malinga    1* (16b)      Harbhajan Singh    27-4-86-0
HMRKB Herath    37* (36b 4x4 1x6)      A Mithun    26-3-91-3

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

End of over 104 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 419/7
SL Malinga    10* (21b 2x4)      I Sharma    24-5-127-3
HMRKB Herath    38* (37b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    27-4-86-0

104.1

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, Herath is beaten by a delivery that turns and bounces outside off

Keshava Guha writes in: "Given that this innings may end without a wicket for either frontline spinner, it's worth reminding the Indian selectors of the existence of a certain MURALI KARTIK, who is on present form not only the best Indian left-arm spinner but quite possibly the best left-arm spinner in world cricket. Open your eyes Mr Srikkanth, while Kartik is running through sides in county cricket for want of anything better to do, Pragyan Ojha is bowling to a 7-2 legside field. "

104.2

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, plays inside the line of a delivery well outside off that goes straight on

104.3

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, 1 run, plenty of drama there, played towards point, a direct hit would have had the non-striker in trouble but misses, they take a single off the overthrow, again it's a close call this time at the keeper's end but Malinga is in before Dhoni breaks the stumps

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

104.6

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, 1 run, bends down as he sweeps the final delivery for a single

End of over 105 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 422/7
HMRKB Herath    40* (41b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    28-4-89-0
SL Malinga    11* (23b 2x4)      I Sharma    24-5-127-3

105.1

Ojha to Herath, 1 run, Herath pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

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

End of over 106 (1 run) Sri Lanka 423/7
SL Malinga    11* (28b 2x4)      PP Ojha    21-1-82-0
HMRKB Herath    41* (42b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    28-4-89-0

Harbhajan from round the wicket

106.1

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, 1 run, fired into legstump, quick and full, Herath manages to keep it out

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

Over the stumps this time

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

End of over 107 (1 run) Sri Lanka 424/7
SL Malinga    11* (33b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    29-4-90-0
HMRKB Herath    42* (43b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    21-1-82-0

107.1

Ojha to Herath, no run, watchful defence from Herath

107.2

Ojha to Herath, no run

107.3

Ojha to Herath, no run, blocks it back down the pitch

107.4

Ojha to Herath, 1 run, full and outside off, swept along the ground towards deep square leg

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

Abdul from Sri Lanka: "Remember a guy called Vettori Keshava Guha"

End of over 108 (1 run) Sri Lanka 425/7
SL Malinga    11* (35b 2x4)      PP Ojha    22-1-83-0
HMRKB Herath    43* (47b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    29-4-90-0

108.1

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, FOUR, bottom-edged four as Herath looks to swat the ball to midwicket, the bottom edge sends the ball between Dhoni's legs and it trickles away for four

108.2

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, down the legside this time, Herath looks to glance it but misses

108.3

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, gets on the backfoot and tucks the ball towards square leg

108.4

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, a huge stride forward from Herath as he looks to smash the ball towards square leg, he misses and there's an appeal for stumped, but Herath's back leg is in the crease

108.5

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, no run, on middle and off, Herath gets on the backfoot and defends to the leg side

108.6

Harbhajan Singh to Herath, FOUR, that's his fifty, and a nice shot to bring it up, well outside off, he cracks that behind point for four, Herath reducing Sangakkara'a concerns about a long tail

End of over 109 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 433/7
HMRKB Herath    51* (53b 6x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    30-4-98-0
SL Malinga    11* (35b 2x4)      PP Ojha    22-1-83-0

109.1

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

Sahan Manohar: "Alright, we have just passed through half-way mark of this Test match. Still the first innings of the match is going on. Unless SL goes for a declaration pretty soon, we have a gift of "Drawn Match" as a farewell for Muralidharan. Hope this match gets some excitement with SL declaration right now!"

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

End of over 110 (1 run) Sri Lanka 434/7
SL Malinga    12* (41b 2x4)      PP Ojha    23-1-84-0
HMRKB Herath    51* (53b 6x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    30-4-98-0

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

Shehan: "Only chance of a result is through india following on, so we should not declare the innings now."

End of over 111 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 441/7
HMRKB Herath    52* (55b 6x4 1x6)      I Sharma    25-5-134-3
SL Malinga    18* (45b 3x4)      PP Ojha    23-1-84-0

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

End of over 112 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 453/7
SL Malinga    30* (51b 6x4)      PP Ojha    24-1-96-0
HMRKB Herath    52* (55b 6x4 1x6)      I Sharma    25-5-134-3

112.1

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

Shankar: "@ Sahan Manohar: If SL declares now, Murali might not get to bat for one last time in Tests... And we'd miss those wily smiles as he swings and misses one... SL will push for an innings victory with such a big total"

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

End of over 113 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 460/7
SL Malinga    34* (53b 7x4)      I Sharma    26-5-141-3
HMRKB Herath    55* (59b 6x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    24-1-96-0

113.1

Ojha to Herath, no run, gets well forward and blocks the first delivery

113.2

Ojha to Herath, 1 run, full and outside off, Herath plays that favourite sweep of his, all along the ground to deep midwicket for a single

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

End of over 114 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 462/7
SL Malinga    35* (57b 7x4)      PP Ojha    25-1-98-0
HMRKB Herath    56* (61b 6x4 1x6)      I Sharma    26-5-141-3

Sehwag into the attack as India struggle for the breakthrough

114.1

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

Round the wicket

114.2

Sehwag to Herath, no run, Herath gets well forward and blocks it

114.3

Sehwag to Herath, no run, defended back towards the bowler

114.4

Sehwag to Herath, 1 run, on middle and leg, paddled towards fine leg by Herath

Over the wicket for the right-hander

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

End of over 115 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 470/7
SL Malinga    42* (60b 8x4)      V Sehwag    8-0-31-1
HMRKB Herath    57* (64b 6x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    25-1-98-0

115.1

Ojha to Herath, no run, back of a length ball on off, defended

115.2

Ojha to Herath, no run, stretches foward to block this one, is hit on the pads outside off

115.3

Ojha to Herath, 1 run, well outside off, Herath plays it off the backfoot towards backward point

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

End of over 116 (1 run) Sri Lanka 471/7
SL Malinga    42* (63b 8x4)      PP Ojha    26-1-99-0
HMRKB Herath    58* (67b 6x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    8-0-31-1

116.1

Sehwag to Herath, no run, flighted, full and wide, driven firmly to cover

116.2

Sehwag to Herath, no run, Herath looks to defend, the ball turns past the bat outside off

116.3

Sehwag to Herath, no run, drops it towards backward point, thinks of a single but is sent back

116.4

Sehwag to Herath, FOUR, loopy delivery outside off, Herath sashays down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and crunches it through cove for four, wonderful hit from Herath

116.5

Sehwag to Herath, no run, again Sehwag tosses it up, the ball spins past Herath's attempted drive

116.6

Sehwag to Herath, no run, this time Sehwag drops it short, Herath tries to cut it but misses as his bottom hand comes off the bat

End of over 117 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 475/7
HMRKB Herath    62* (73b 7x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    9-0-35-1
SL Malinga    42* (63b 8x4)      PP Ojha    26-1-99-0

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

Malinga has absolutely no backlift when he looks to defend and a humongous one when he wants to attack

117.3

Ojha to Herath, no run

117.4

Ojha to Herath, no run, another exhibition of Herath's forward defence

117.5

Ojha to Herath, no run, spins sharply in after pitching well outside off, jabbed towards midwicket

117.6

Ojha to Herath, no run, full and flat on middle and leg, blocked towards the leg side

End of over 118 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 478/7
HMRKB Herath    62* (77b 7x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    27-1-102-0
SL Malinga    45* (65b 8x4)      V Sehwag    9-0-35-1

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

118.3

Sehwag to Herath, no run, flighted ball on off, defended back to the bowler

118.4

Sehwag to Herath, 2 runs, Herath has plenty of confidence now, a lofted inside-out drive, Ishant does the fielding at long-off

118.5

Sehwag to Herath, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Herath blocks it to the off side

118.6

Sehwag to Herath, FOUR, lovely timing from Herath, rocks back and stabs a short ball past point for four more, this has been a frustrating hour for India, the Sri Lankan fans are having a blast though

End of over 119 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 489/7
HMRKB Herath    68* (81b 8x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    10-0-46-1
SL Malinga    50* (67b 9x4)      PP Ojha    27-1-102-0

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

119.5

Ojha to Herath, no run, Herath shows us his forward defense

119.6

Ojha to Herath, no run, gets onto the backfoot and jabs it towards backward point

End of over 120 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 502/7
HMRKB Herath    68* (83b 8x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    28-1-115-0
SL Malinga    63* (71b 9x4 2x6)      V Sehwag    10-0-46-1

Twenty minutes to go for tea, perhaps Sri Lanka will declare at the break. Mithun is back

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

120.3

Mithun to Herath, FOUR, Herath gets to his highest first-class score with a shot that he wouldn't want to see again, an outside edge that splits the keeper and first slip, Herath has a big grin on his face though

Not sure what happened there. The sub came out to give Malinga the new gloves,he took it and then wanted the old ones again. The 12th man gives him a bemused smile

120.4

Mithun to Herath, 1 run, punched to extra cover for a single

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

End of over 121 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 508/8
     A Mithun    27-3-97-4
HMRKB Herath    73* (85b 9x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    28-1-115-0

Muttiah Muralitharan walks out to a grand welcome. There are fireworks all around and the Indians form a guard of honour for him. Great scenes.

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

End of over 122 (1 run) Sri Lanka 509/8
M Muralitharan    0* (2b)      I Sharma    27-5-142-3
HMRKB Herath    74* (89b 9x4 1x6)      A Mithun    27-3-97-4

122.1

Mithun to Herath, 1 run, guides this one to third man for a single

Jeremy Sparrow from New Zealand: "Hmmm it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what just happened then... The 12th man came out, said to Malinga 'Get yourself out - we are declaring at Tea and we want to give Murali ten mins batting'. He takes a swipe, misses, and then gets himself out next ball. All for Murali"

122.2

Mithun to Muralitharan, 1 run, Murali is off the mark, makes at least one more than Bradman did in his final innings, a not-too-convincing pull to deep backward square leg

122.3

Mithun to Herath, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, clipped towards square leg

122.4

Mithun to Muralitharan, no run, gets the front leg out of the way and looks to swipe this one, a not too well timed hit towards short midwicket

122.5

Mithun to Muralitharan, 1 run, short and well outside off, Murali's unconventional pull fetches him a single

122.6

Mithun to Herath, FOUR, lovely stroke from Herath, short of length ball outside off is driven confidently to through extra cover for four, he moves to 80

End of over 123 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 517/8
HMRKB Herath    80* (92b 10x4 1x6)      A Mithun    28-3-105-4
M Muralitharan    2* (5b)      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

If the Indians were the happy bunch after the first session, it is clearly the home side who will be wearing the smiles after this session. The Indian bowling looked out of ideas against the tailend pair of Malinga and Herath, both of whom went on to their highest first-class scores. Join us at 15.45 for the post-tea session when Nitin Sundar will take over commentary.

End of over 124 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 520/8
HMRKB Herath    80* (93b 10x4 1x6)      I Sharma    28-5-145-3
M Muralitharan    5* (10b)      A Mithun    28-3-105-4
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 3-7, 2010
India won by 5 wickets
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 26-30, 2010
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v India at Galle - Jul 18-22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
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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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