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

10.29am Almost time for action! A small function ahead of the Test match celebrating the champion. The Indian cricketers congratulate Murali and take the field. Dilshan and Paranavitana march out. The sun is peeping out of the clouds. Ishant Sharma is limbering up. Three slips and a gully in place.

Toss: A special gold coin to be tossed. Murali's face on one side, and some of his masterly stats on the other. Very fitting! Sri Lanka have won the toss and decided to bat.

Sanga: "There is some moisture, but we are looking at five days.. If we get over 300 we will be in good shape. Murali and Herath are the spinners, with Malinga, Welegedara and Mathews to support."

Dhoni hopes that Mithun who will make his Test debut steps up to the plate. Pragyan Ojha as expected, will share spin duties with Harbhajan. Yuvraj is slotted in at number six following that fine knock against the Board President's XI, while Ishant Sharma is also in. Munaf Patel sits out.

10.12am The overcast conditions seem to have eased out. The pitch has been covered for long periods of time recently, so not too many cracks and there's even a hint of grass. The curator said it's not going to be a spinner-friendly track, and is likely to last five days. Ranil Abenayake reckons it is a bat-first-bat-big kind of wicket. The 1st innings average score on this ground is a massive 412, and it keeps falling away leading to the fourth innings.

10.06am No further inputs on the delay. Meanwhile Ten Sports is going on with their tributes to Murali. Interestingly Sanath Jayasuriya is one of the panelists. Harbhajan, the anointed successor of the wizard emphatically says, "There will always be only one Murali."

9.46am Dylan has an interesting suggestion: "Sri Lanka-India matches have become somewhat of an overplayed fixture in international cricket. I propose that the SLC and BCCI form a 'Curry' Ashes series. They should chuck some burnt curry powder in an urn and make it an annual series. It would make the series something to play for."

9.35am While we wait for more news, time to reflect on Muttiah Muralitharan's career. 792 Test wickets, and almost every bowling record there is to be had. Given the way the game is evolving, it is unlikely his records will be challenged in the near future. Respect to the master! Murali's exit brings down the curtain on a generation of champions who put spin in vogue. He's not too concerned about 800 wickets, but it will be the perfect finish to his career. Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Saqlain Mushtaq and Murali - we will miss you all. Here's hoping the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Daniel Vettori and Graeme Swann can carry on the rich tradition.

9.31am Our man in Galle, Sidharth Monga tells us that the start of the Test match has been delayed due to a wet outfield. That's a disappointment. Stay tuned for more inputs.

9.26am A statistical nugget to start off the day: Rahul Dravid needs 30 more runs to reach 9000 runs while batting at number three in Tests. Once he gets there he would become the second batsman after Ricky Ponting (9447) in Test history to accumulate over 9000 runs at the No. 3 position. It can of course be argued that in the pre-Sehwag days Dravid was effectively a third opener for India, often having to take guard at one down for next to nothing, but well.

Hello and a warm welcome to the first Test between India and Sri Lanka. While these sides have been playing each other every other day in coloured clothing, a Test series comes as welcome relief. The pre-match buzz has rightly focused on Muttiah Muralitharan's farewell, but India have a habit of gate-crashing these parties - as a certain Steve Waugh would remember, from 2004. Kumar Sangakkara and co. will do well to focus on the job at hand.

The visitors have had a very patchy lead-up to the game, with injuries to key bowlers, a sub-standard performance in the warm-up game and serious doubts over their ability to take 20 wickets - not the kind of problems one would associate with the world's no. 1 ranked Test side. If India are to hold on to that spot longer, they have a tough few days ahead. Despite winning a Test in each of their tours to Sri Lanka in the 2000s, they ended up losing both series 2-1. Can they pull one back this time? Toss coming up soon.

I am Nitin Sundar, your commentator for the first session, and my colleagues Kanishkaa Balachandran and Sid Ravindran will take over later in the day. Gopi Rangarajan is on scoring duties.

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!

End of over 1 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)      I Sharma    1-0-9-0
NT Paranavitana    9* (5b 2x4)     

Abhimanyu Mithun must be having goosebumps. He has the ball on Test debut.

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.

1.5

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, short of a length on the corridor outside off and this time Dilshan resists the temptation to thwack. Lets it go.

1.6

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, Loud appeal for lbw but there was an inside edge. Good ball from Mithun spearing in to Dilshan from outside off. He played across it loosely and got a faint edge on to the pads.

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 10/0
TM Dilshan    0* (3b)      A Mithun    1-0-1-0
NT Paranavitana    10* (9b 2x4)      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.

End of over 3 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0
NT Paranavitana    18* (16b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-18-0
TM Dilshan    0* (3b)      A Mithun    1-0-1-0

3.1

Mithun to Dilshan, FOUR, over-pitched well outside off and Dilshan has seen enough of Mithun to lay into this one. Typical Dilshan style square drive, leaning forward and thrashing it away for his first four

3.2

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, better length, pushing him to back foot and closer to the batsman.

3.3

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, driving length and driven solidly but straight to mid off where Ishant stops it in rather clumsy fashion

3.4

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, big appeal and Dilshan survives! That one jagged back in once again from outside off. That is a Mithun special, Dilshan missed it and was rapped in front of middle. It would have hit leg. Harper did not think so. And mind you - No UDRS for this series. Since India did not want it.

3.5

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, and again! This one was going down the leg, but Dilshan had little clue about it. Raps him on the pads again

3.6

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, great stuff from Mithun! Beats Dilshan with a pacy ball in the corridor outside off. Dilshan affords a meek wafty off drive, and the feet are nowhere in place and just as well that he missed it

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0
TM Dilshan    4* (9b 1x4)      A Mithun    2-0-5-0
NT Paranavitana    18* (16b 4x4)      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

End of over 5 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 30/0
NT Paranavitana    20* (23b 4x4)      I Sharma    3-0-21-0
TM Dilshan    4* (9b 1x4)      A Mithun    2-0-5-0

5.1

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, Another in-ducker pitched up, this time Dilshan gets forward and defends down the track

5.2

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, again, comes in with the angle and Dilshan squirts it away off the inside half to square leg

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

End of over 6 (1 run) Sri Lanka 31/0
NT Paranavitana    20* (27b 4x4)      A Mithun    3-0-6-0
TM Dilshan    5* (11b 1x4)      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.

Jyohbah: "That was poetic justice, serves India right for asking for no UDRS."

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.

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 39/0
TM Dilshan    13* (17b 3x4)      I Sharma    4-0-29-0
NT Paranavitana    20* (27b 4x4)      A Mithun    3-0-6-0

Great start from Mithun. Average start from Ishant, but it is Sri Lanka calling the shots here. Mithun shifts to round the wicket.

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.

Nitin: "Why is Ishant tagged as right-arm-"fast". I mean, come on! That's the joke of the day. What would you then tag Tait? Right-arm-"express"?"

End of over 8 (maiden) Sri Lanka 39/0
NT Paranavitana    20* (33b 4x4)      A Mithun    4-1-6-0
TM Dilshan    13* (17b 3x4)      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.

Two slips and a gully now. One slip has disappeared.

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

End of over 9 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 51/0
TM Dilshan    25* (23b 6x4)      I Sharma    5-0-41-0
NT Paranavitana    20* (33b 4x4)      A Mithun    4-1-6-0

Big moment this for India. Harbhajan Singh comes on. Slip and short leg in place.

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.

Bad news for India. Harbhajan is not looking very comfortable. He is recovering from a bout of viral, and seemed to be feeling his hamstring once or twice.

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

Tongue in cheek from Jayesh Gopi: "Sharma should rethink like Kumble had, Kumble started as a fast bowler." Drinks break for the players.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 55/0
NT Paranavitana    24* (39b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-4-0
TM Dilshan    25* (23b 6x4)      I Sharma    5-0-41-0

10.1

Mithun to Dilshan, OUT, Mithun has struck! Dilshan is gone! Very well-directed bouncer, angling in from off to leg, Dilshan is hurried into the pull and can only get some glove through to Dhoni. Lots of effort put into the ball, and as it happens so often, a wicket immediately after drinks. First Test wicket for Mithun and he deserved it. He's bowled exceptionally well to Dilshan all morning.

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Mithun 25 (52m 24b 6x4 0x6) SR: 104.16

Sangakkara walks out.

10.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, 2 runs, and he's away immediately with a check drive down the ground past the bowler

10.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, on Sanga'a pads this time, played softly towards square leg

10.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, good lengths from Mithun, denying Sanga the driving length, and angling across from leg. Sanga plays it with straight bat to mid off

10.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar ball, played softly this time by Sangakkara and soft enough to pick a quick single

10.6

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

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 58/1
NT Paranavitana    24* (40b 5x4)      A Mithun    5-1-9-1
KC Sangakkara    3* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-4-0

Righto, so that first hour went to Sri Lanka, but India have hit back with Dilshan's wicket.

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle and off, from round the wickets and turning away. Sanga lets it go.

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on to middle and leg, Sanga looks to work it to the leg side but can't get it away

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, good lengths from the offie, draws Sanga forward and he defends to the off side

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, another conventional offspinner, but shortter this time and defended to mid off

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, strays down the leg this time and worked away off the pads for a single

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

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 60/1
NT Paranavitana    25* (41b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-6-0
KC Sangakkara    4* (9b)      A Mithun    5-1-9-1

Mithun to continue. Can he pick another one. Round the wicket to the left handers

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

Short cover in place. Two slips and a gully.

12.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, Ooh, that was down the leg side, but Sanga walked across the stumps leaving his leg stump vulnerable. He missed the glance and it eventually sailed safely down the leg. Stopped well by MSD.

12.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, this time he lets it go easily outside off

12.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, FOUR, that was short of a length and driven uppishly through the covers, not too far from Yuvraj at short cover, but it went safely through for four

12.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, hint of away movement from outside off, Sanga has nothing to do with it and shoulders arms.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 69/1
KC Sangakkara    8* (13b 1x4)      A Mithun    6-1-18-1
NT Paranavitana    30* (43b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-6-0

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

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, regulation offspinner tossed up outside off and he lets it go

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, again, this time moves closer to middle and off, Sanga gets forward and defends

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, another tight ball on middle and leg, turning toward off, defended to the off side

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, this time he lets it go outside off as it turns away

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, drops it short to finish the over, Sanga rocks back and plays it to deep cover where Harbhajan has protection

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 71/1
KC Sangakkara    9* (18b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0
NT Paranavitana    31* (44b 6x4)      A Mithun    6-1-18-1

14.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Sanga goes for a loose upper cut and thankfully for him it flies well over the heads of the waiting slip cordon. Four to third man

14.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, 2 runs, ooh, that stopped off the pitch and Sanga was early into the drive, keeping Yiuvraj at short cover interested. Safe again.

Mithun has reverted to over the wicket this over.

14.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, fuller this time and outside off, and driven to the off side

14.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, well outside off, and this time he shoulders arms

14.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, 3 runs, beautifully flicked away, though a tad uppishly. No one in place at midwicket and it runs away towards the boundary for three

14.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 80/1
NT Paranavitana    31* (45b 6x4)      A Mithun    7-1-27-1
KC Sangakkara    18* (23b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0

Harbahajan continues. Silly point in place.

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, offspinner on middle and off, gets forward and defends

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on middle and sharp turn, ripping across the left hander. Smothers the spin well, getting forward

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up again, and played towards the leg side

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off, and driven to the offside

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, nice ball to finish again. Tossed up on off stump and defended to point

End of over 16 (maiden) Sri Lanka 80/1
KC Sangakkara    18* (29b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-8-0
NT Paranavitana    31* (45b 6x4)      A Mithun    7-1-27-1

Mithun is going on and on. Long spell this in these conditions.

16.1

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

16.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, over-pitched and driven solidly straight to mid on where there is a fumble. Think it was Harbhajan there. They pick a single

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.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 84/1
NT Paranavitana    34* (50b 6x4)      A Mithun    8-1-31-1
KC Sangakkara    19* (30b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-8-0

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, drifts into Sanga's pads and he works it away to the leg side

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off stump, turning away as Sangakkara sees it into Dhoni's gloves

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, nice ball, drifts into off and turns away to his the outside part of the bat, but it is played down

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up a tad further, and Sangakkara drives off the front foot to mid off

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time he drops shorter, and he rocks back to play through the covers

17.6

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

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 85/1
NT Paranavitana    34* (51b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-9-0
KC Sangakkara    20* (35b 2x4)      A Mithun    8-1-31-1

This could be the last over to lunch. Possibly one more over at best. Pragyan Ojha to bowl.

18.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, Welcome to the crease Mr. Ojha! Short on leg stump from round the wickets and asking to be hit. Sanga rocked back and pounced on it and sent it high over midwicket

18.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, short again though fuller than last time. Sanga stays back and clips it square for one

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

18.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, finally one ball tossed up, Sanga gets forward and defends to the bowler

18.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover.

Possibly one last over to go before lunch.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 91/1
KC Sangakkara    25* (39b 3x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-6-0
NT Paranavitana    35* (53b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-9-0

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

That's lunch then. Sri Lanka will go in the happier side, and India have lost the opportunity to nip out a few early in slightly helpful conditions for the seamers. Ishant was a letdown, Mithun was impressive without much luck until he got past an off-colour Dilshan. Harbhajan began to threaten towards the end of that session and will hope to make inroads in the afternoon session. Join us at 12.40am local time, when Kanishkaa Balachandran will take over commentary for the second session. Meanwhile do check out Sriram Veera's bulletin.

Mike makes an alert observation to finish the morning session: "Sangakkara has just passed Gordon Greenidge in the all-time Test run scorers list."

End of over 20 (maiden) Sri Lanka 91/1
NT Paranavitana    35* (59b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-2-9-0
KC Sangakkara    25* (39b 3x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-6-0

We're back for the second session. We could see a lot more overs of spin. But it will be Ishant to start off

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

End of over 21 (maiden) Sri Lanka 91/1
KC Sangakkara    25* (45b 3x4)      I Sharma    6-1-41-0
NT Paranavitana    35* (59b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-2-9-0

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

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, stays back, doesn't turn much, steers it to point

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven down the ground to long-off

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

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 93/1
NT Paranavitana    36* (63b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-2-11-0
KC Sangakkara    26* (47b 3x4)      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

Gilad writes from Israel: "It may be too early to judge, but I was much more fascinated early on in the Test match between Pakistan and Australia. A genuine contest between bat and ball is rare these days, and even rarer in the subcontinent."

End of over 23 (1 run) Sri Lanka 94/1
NT Paranavitana    36* (65b 6x4)      I Sharma    7-1-42-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (51b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-2-11-0

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, no turn, stays back and defends

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he stays back and punches to the off side

silly point is deep

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

End of over 24 (1 run) Sri Lanka 95/1
NT Paranavitana    36* (69b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-2-12-0
KC Sangakkara    28* (53b 3x4)      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

Rahul: "One more wicket for Bhajji and he'll surpass Chaminda Vaas and Dennis Lillee; whereas eight more will make him come over Imran Khan's 362."

End of over 25 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 109/1
NT Paranavitana    40* (71b 7x4)      I Sharma    8-1-56-0
KC Sangakkara    37* (58b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-2-12-0

Just a slip for Harbhajan

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, comes well forward and defends

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, drops it a fraction short and he rocks back and cuts wide of point, Ojha mops up

short mid-off in place

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and drives down to cover

25.4

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

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the leg side and he sweeps him down to Ishant at fine leg

25.6

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

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 112/1
NT Paranavitana    40* (72b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-2-15-0
KC Sangakkara    40* (63b 4x4)      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

leg slip in place

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

End of over 27 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 118/1
KC Sangakkara    45* (66b 5x4)      I Sharma    9-1-62-0
NT Paranavitana    41* (75b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-2-15-0

There are two short mid-offs pretty close to each other

27.1

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

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, bowls it wide outside off, thinks of hitting it but leaves it, the ball lobs off Dhoni's glove

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one turns back in, safely kept out

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

Harbhajan mixing it up, good over there

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 120/1
NT Paranavitana    42* (79b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-2-17-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (68b 5x4)      I Sharma    9-1-62-0

Ojha replaces Ishant

28.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes round the wicket, stays back and clips to the on side

Slip and forward short leg in place

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

End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 124/1
NT Paranavitana    45* (84b 7x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (69b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-2-17-0

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

End of over 30 (1 run) Sri Lanka 125/1
NT Paranavitana    46* (90b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    11-2-18-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (69b 5x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-10-0

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

End of over 31 (maiden) Sri Lanka 125/1
NT Paranavitana    46* (96b 7x4)      PP Ojha    3-1-10-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (69b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    11-2-18-0

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends to silly mid-off

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, thrusts forward and shoulders arms, the ball straightens

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, quicker one and cuts back in sharply, well defended

31.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends again

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and steers it square and heads back to his crease

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off and left alone

Harbhajan's still not in the best of health

End of over 32 (maiden) Sri Lanka 125/1
KC Sangakkara    47* (75b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    12-3-18-0
NT Paranavitana    46* (96b 7x4)      PP Ojha    3-1-10-0

32.1

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

32.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, tucks it with the turn down to fine leg again

32.3

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

32.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back and punches him wide of mid-on

32.5

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

32.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, spins away quite a bit and beats him down the leg side

End of over 33 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 130/1
KC Sangakkara    49* (78b 5x4)      PP Ojha    4-1-15-0
NT Paranavitana    49* (99b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    12-3-18-0

Here's Sehwag

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

33.2

Sehwag to Sangakkara, FOUR, now Sanga gets to his fifty with a flourish, bad bad ball, short and wide outside off, he fetches it from outside off and bashes it on the backfoot and clears midwicket

33.3

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends

33.4

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, defends it back to the bowler

33.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run

33.6

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, turns away and he leaves it alone

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 135/1
KC Sangakkara    53* (83b 6x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-5-0
NT Paranavitana    50* (100b 7x4)      PP Ojha    4-1-15-0

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

Three men around the bat - slip, leg slip and forward short leg

34.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter delivery and tucked to midwicket

34.6

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 137/1
NT Paranavitana    51* (105b 7x4)      PP Ojha    5-1-17-0
KC Sangakkara    54* (84b 6x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-5-0

35.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, bowls it flat but gives him width, he stays back and punches it wide of cover

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

35.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped it to the on side

35.6

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

End of over 36 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 142/1
NT Paranavitana    54* (109b 7x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    56* (86b 6x4)      PP Ojha    5-1-17-0

36.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, again gets turn from over the wicket but down the leg side

36.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, moves right across the stumps and sweeps to fine leg, Mithun fumbles

36.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, exploits a big gap on the off side, makes room, rocks back and cuts hard past backward point

36.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, tucks it with the turn towards deep square leg, thinks of a second run

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

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 149/1
NT Paranavitana    54* (111b 7x4)      PP Ojha    6-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    63* (90b 7x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0

Harbhajan's off the field, Vijay substitutes

37.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, rocks back and thumps it down the ground

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

37.6

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, full outside off and driven towards cover

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 152/1
KC Sangakkara    65* (92b 7x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-13-0
NT Paranavitana    55* (115b 7x4)      PP Ojha    6-1-24-0

Mithun returns

38.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, lands it outside off and he slants it away wide of the left-hander

38.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, continues over the wicket and he punches it firmly towards mid-on

38.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and taps it to point

38.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full on the pads and he clips him down to mid-on

38.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, lands on a fullish length outside off and he safely shoulders arms

38.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, hits the deck outside off and gets good carry to the keeper

Steady start for Mithun

End of over 39 (maiden) Sri Lanka 152/1
KC Sangakkara    65* (98b 7x4)      A Mithun    9-2-31-1
NT Paranavitana    55* (115b 7x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-13-0

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

39.4

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends to the on side

39.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, Dropped And it's Dhoni! Sanga shapes to drive and gets an edge, went through quickly and Dhoni couldn't pouch it

39.6

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

End of over 40 (1 run) Sri Lanka 153/1
KC Sangakkara    65* (101b 7x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-14-0
NT Paranavitana    56* (118b 7x4)      A Mithun    9-2-31-1

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

End of over 41 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 157/1
NT Paranavitana    60* (124b 8x4)      A Mithun    10-2-35-1
KC Sangakkara    65* (101b 7x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-14-0

41.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off and defended

41.2

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run

41.3

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, a bit short and he makes room and slaps it towards sweeper cover

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

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka 158/1
NT Paranavitana    60* (127b 8x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-15-0
KC Sangakkara    66* (104b 7x4)      A Mithun    10-2-35-1

42.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back and punches it on the backfoot in front of mid-off and sets off

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

Anukul: "It is amazing to see that as early as day 1 post lunch session the betfair-online betting website,puts India's chances of winning as 14/1. Speaks volumes about confidence in India's bowling.."

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 159/1
NT Paranavitana    60* (132b 8x4)      A Mithun    11-2-36-1
KC Sangakkara    67* (105b 7x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-15-0

43.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, drifts down the leg side and he lets it go

43.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, drifts down the leg side and Sanga gets across and sweeps firmly past Ishant at long leg

43.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga toys with Ojha by sashaying down the track and scooping it over wide mid-on, consecutive boundaries

43.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back and clips him to the on side

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

End of over 44 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 169/1
NT Paranavitana    61* (134b 8x4)      PP Ojha    7-1-34-0
KC Sangakkara    76* (109b 9x4)      A Mithun    11-2-36-1

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

End of over 45 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 173/1
NT Paranavitana    65* (140b 9x4)      A Mithun    12-2-40-1
KC Sangakkara    76* (109b 9x4)      PP Ojha    7-1-34-0

45.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets across his stumps and he sweeps on the up down to fine leg

45.2

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

45.3

Ojha to Paranavitana, no run

still three men around the bat

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

End of over 46 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 181/1
NT Paranavitana    72* (145b 10x4)      PP Ojha    8-1-42-0
KC Sangakkara    77* (110b 9x4)      A Mithun    12-2-40-1

Here's Harbhajan

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

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tries to sweep but the ball hits his pads outside the line of leg, stifled appeal, the ball landed outside ;eg anyway

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

46.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves back and cuts him down to sweeper cover

End of over 47 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 185/1
KC Sangakkara    79* (112b 9x4)      Harbhajan Singh    13-3-22-0
NT Paranavitana    74* (149b 10x4)      PP Ojha    8-1-42-0

47.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back and punches it towards long-on

47.2

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

47.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on middle and he clips him down to midwicket

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

End of over 48 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 188/1
NT Paranavitana    75* (153b 10x4)      PP Ojha    9-1-45-0
KC Sangakkara    81* (114b 9x4)      Harbhajan Singh    13-3-22-0

48.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off and he safely lets it go

48.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, steers it to the off side and no single taken

48.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, drops it short and Wide, Sanga rocks back and slaps it wide of extra cover, not the length to bowl on this pitch

48.4

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

48.5

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

48.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, good ball! Skids through and turns away outside off, squared him up

End of over 49 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 192/1
KC Sangakkara    85* (120b 10x4)      Harbhajan Singh    14-3-26-0
NT Paranavitana    75* (153b 10x4)      PP Ojha    9-1-45-0

Last over before tea, silly mid-on also in place

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

49.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and swept to fine leg

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

End of over 50 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 198/1
NT Paranavitana    80* (158b 10x4)      PP Ojha    10-1-51-0
KC Sangakkara    86* (121b 10x4)      Harbhajan Singh    14-3-26-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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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