India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 3rd Test

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Hi there. Welcome to the opening day of the final Test: India suffered couple of jolts ahead of the Test" Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh are out due to injury. Just stating the obvious here: While Gambhir's spot might still be filled, Harbhajan's absence is going to weaken the already struggling bowling attack.

Toss: Sri Lanka have again won the toss and chosen to bat.

Sanga: "It looks pretty dry underneath. there should be something for everyone. 4th and 5th day there should be turn and the seamers might find something in the first three days. Malinga and Welegeera come in."

Dhoni: "Amit Mishra replaces Harbhajan Singh. This track should be good to bat on after the first session. We would like to pick some early wickets in the first session."

Jayasuriya in the Ten sports studio: " I don't know why Sangakkara went in with Dilhara Fernando and Dammika in the last Test.. Welegedera should have been given a chance. Good to see him back today."

Prasannah: "P.Sara Oval is know to produce good test wicket. Hope it give us an even contest this time around."

Takks Momin: "Is there a net practice for Toss where Dhoni can figure how to win a toss? God knows when he won the toss last time?" He has lost eight Tosses in a row. SMGavaskar used to practice flipping the toss. Of course the home captain tosses the coin. So Dhoni has been calling "Wrong" through this series.

Shan: "Dhoni lost the toss again. Did they check the coin ?" He chose the coin. He was presented with a gold and silver coin and he went rather greedily for the gold I say! I wonder what's the gold rate these days. yes yes, my personal life is in shambles.

B Senthil Kumar: "Looking at the way Bhajji bowled in the last two tests I dont think he will be missed. Great opportunity for Mishra to make a point here. Good Luck to him."

Karan: "A 1/2 probability and you lose 8 times...math and its wonders at its best."

Janaka from SL: "I think Doni will be glad he loss the toss this time , this pitch has a lot for the fast bowlers initially and i am afraid Sanga got this one wrong."

Pitch report from Ranil Abeynayeke: "It's quite a dry surface. Dry grass out there. Batting first is definitely a correct decision. It might move around a bit in the first session but it should ease out afterwards."

Al from India ups the ante with: "@Janaka, You missed the point. India don't HAVE "fast bowlers" Ouch!

Amritraj with the Dilbert reference. I was wondering how long that would take. Next up Calvin and Hobbes. Amritraj: "Dilbert comes across the "Random Number Department" where a guy is sitting at his desk repeating "3... 3... 3... 3..." Dilbert says something along the lines of, "It's not a random number if you always say '3'!" To which the man replies, "Ah. But how you don't know it will always be '3'." Then he continues, "3... 3... 3... 3..." Concept of probability in toss doesn't hold good for Dhoni .. :-( "

Meanwhile, the Indians get into a huddle. Now they break away and move towards the center.

Nick brings the subject back to ... "@Karan: I hope you realize that all tosses are mutually exclusive events. This means that the probability of winning/losing any toss is 0.5 regardless of the outcome of the previous tosses."

0.1

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, full delivery, on the middle, not quite a yorker, pushed out to the off side. Three slips and gully in position

0.2

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, It landed just outside leg stump and moved in towards the middle and leg and Paranavitana tried to work it across the line and is hit on the pad. He needs to be careful playing across so early

0.3

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, presents the full bat-face this time and pushes the ball out to the off side

0.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, lands around off and cuts away, left alone

0.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, FOUR, Shot! four! Fullish around off and Paranavitana off drives it between Dilshan and mid-off. Just a mere push. Good timing.

between Dilshan and mid-off ie!

0.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery to the off

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0
NT Paranavitana    4* (6b 1x4)      A Mithun    1-0-4-0
TM Dilshan    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, lovely incoming delivery, the incutter and Dilshan was cut in to half. He was taken by surprise there and wafted outside the line. The ball flew over the middle stump.

1.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, tries to take this one away but starts from outside off, left alone

1.3

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Edged to fine-leg boundary. Dilshan went hard at this length delivery, the bat went down in an angle, and edged it past the stumps. Mithun tries to stop it with his boot and makes a right royal mess of it

1.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, length delivery cuts back in from outside off and Dilshan shouldered arms. It wasn't all that far away from the off stump as it whistled past Dilshan

1.5

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, We have a man at deep point. It was a short delivery and Dilshan cuts it hard to that fielder. There is some movement on offer here.

1.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, Fine delivery. Full, around the off stump and shapes away late. Paranavitana, to his credit, doesn't chase it. He leans forward to defend and pushes the bat inside the line. The ball flies past the edge. ishant stares down the track. Dhoni collects and runs forward. End of the over.

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

2.1

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, full pitched just outside off, Dilshan goes too hard again and mistimes the off drive. Steady on Dilshan!

2.2

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, length delivery that straightens outside off but the way he almost falls over at the release , that delivery most often than not starts from outside off stump. Easy to leave those.

2.3

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, straighter, worked wide of mid-on for a single

2.4

Mithun to Paranavitana, FOUR, Stunning back-foot punch. He rocked back and across and flashed it up and over backward point

Now a deep backward point is in place

2.5

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, fullish, on the middle, Paranavitana had got into the wrong position, moving his front leg too far across but manages to hold balance and get the bat around the pad

2.6

Mithun to Paranavitana, no run, pushes it well outside off, left alone

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 14/0
NT Paranavitana    8* (10b 2x4)      A Mithun    2-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    6* (8b 1x4)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0

Vajira Rathnamudali : "Aravinda messed up with the selections in the last test. Cricinfo didn't publish my comments. He has tried to correct it this time. But, this is not the best 11. It is not balanced. If he continues to do the mistakes done by Ashantha de Mel, god save Sri Lanka Cricket. There are 2 weak cogs in the wheel, Randiv and Welagedara."

3.1

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, gets behind the line and defends to the off

3.2

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, good delivery, in the channel outside off, extra bounce as well and Paranavitana flirts with it and is beaten.

3.3

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, sprays this down the leg side, though.

3.4

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, on the middle stump line, defends to the on side

Janaka: "who is the man now @Ranil !! , this pitch has a lot , its up to the Indians now , lets see if @Al is also proven wrong." Ranil did say that there will be movement in the first session. It will ease out later. So let's wait a bit.

3.5

Sharma to Paranavitana, no run, gets behind the line of length delivery cutting towards off and defends

3.6

Sharma to Paranavitana, OUT, Ishant Sharma nails Paranavitana. It was a length delivery in the zone outside off and Paranavitana went for the off drive away from his body. Mistake. The ball shaped away and took the edge.

NT Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sharma 8 (17m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

End of over 4 (1 run) Sri Lanka 15/1
     I Sharma    2-0-6-1
TM Dilshan    7* (9b 1x4)      A Mithun    2-0-9-0

Ayesh: "Selection is pretty harsh on Dilhara who had a better game than the figures shows. Had an easy catch dropped, troubled several batsmen with his pace & bounce. Since P Sara is a good wicket for pacies I am sure Sanga will miss him this time. "

4.1

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, Pushes this down the leg side and Dhoni collects

4.2

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, fine delivery: In the corridor and shaping away late. Dilshan goes for the off drive and is beaten.

4.3

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length and Dilshan again goes rather hard into his cut shot and mistimes it.

4.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, pushes this well outside off stump, left alone

AK: "Miracle, miracle! A wicket out of nowhere. Hope is doesn't get like oasis in the dry desert, and become a monsoon." Whatever!

4.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full in length, around the off stump, Sanga pushes outside the line as he shapes to defend and edges it past square-leg.

It went between his legs! Cue Richie Benaud and that Basit Ali dismissal!

4.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across Sanga who lets it go past him

End of over 5 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 18/1
KC Sangakkara    2* (3b)      A Mithun    3-0-12-0
TM Dilshan    8* (12b 1x4)      I Sharma    2-0-6-1

5.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, straightens outside off stump, guided to point

5.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, worked to right of Tendulkar at mid-on

5.3

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump line, Dilshan gets forward to jab it to the off

5.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

5.5

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, not all that far away from the off stump but Dilshan shoulders arms. It cut back in from outside off and went past the bail. Ishant smiles. Dilshan doesn't show any emotion

5.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, back of length, coming in from outside off, Dilshan mistimes his cut to backward point

End of over 6 (maiden) Sri Lanka 18/1
TM Dilshan    8* (18b 1x4)      I Sharma    3-1-6-1
KC Sangakkara    2* (3b)      A Mithun    3-0-12-0

6.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, Edged but it fell short of first slip. It cut away from Sanga who was squared-up a bit trying to flick it to the on side and caught the edge. It fell well short of Dravid and jumped and he did well to stop it ...Risky to play across the line on this surface at this stage

6.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to push this one to the off side. Better. Much better.

6.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed to extra cover for a single

Pandu Jayamanne: "Vajira, in my mind Aravinda and his team did not make a hash of selections in the last match as India too struggled to bowl due to a flat pitch at SSC. The choice of Welagedara and Randiv are good choices for this pitch at the Oval. "

6.4

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, full in length outside off stump, Dilshan slashes it away to the deep-point fielder

6.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga is standing outside his crease and watches this ball sail towards Dhoni

6.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 wide, pushes this one wide outside off stump

6.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out towards mid-off

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 21/1
KC Sangakkara    3* (8b)      A Mithun    4-0-15-0
TM Dilshan    9* (19b 1x4)      I Sharma    3-1-6-1

7.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, in the corridor outside off and Dilshan leaves it. He has done it quite a few times today. The pitch demands it.

7.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, And again. He watches it sail past the off stump

7.3

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Wow! Eye-catching off drive. It was the full-length delivery outside off and Dilshan creamed it to the left of mid-off. He didn't go hard at it and concentrated on timing and placement.

7.4

Sharma to Dilshan, (no ball) FOUR, Ishant tries to correct his length but serves a short ball and Dilshan cuts it to the backward point boundary. Crack!

PD: "India will need to restrict SL for less than 350 for any kind of chances to win this match and for that they need to get both Sanga and Mahela cheaply. And then make enough runs to not end up chasing more than 150 on 5th day." And SL will like to put more than 400 of course.

7.4

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length outside off and Dilshan forces it to deep-point fielder

7.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, just outside off stump, Sanga opens the bat-face and pushes it to extra cover.

7.6

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide and Dilshan goes for the cut but makes contact with the bottom-half of the bat and the ball rolls out to Amit Mishra at deep point

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 33/1
TM Dilshan    19* (25b 3x4)      I Sharma    4-1-18-1
KC Sangakkara    4* (9b)      A Mithun    4-0-15-0

8.1

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, tries a bouncer, climbs chest-high, pulled away to deep square-leg fielder

8.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full in length around off stump, driven to mid-off

8.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full in length around the off stump, jabbed out to covers

PriyanK: "There is little something on the pitch for the bowlers but the big question is Can Indians take a couple more wickets before the ball starts moving in straight line?"

8.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga tries to work this delivery that landed on middle and leg to the on side and edges it to the off.

8.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Sanga keeps the bat well inside the line and allows the ball to pass through to Dhoni

8.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, And again. Mithun might think he has beat the bat but Sanga had it covered.

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 34/1
KC Sangakkara    4* (14b)      A Mithun    5-0-16-0
TM Dilshan    20* (26b 3x4)      I Sharma    4-1-18-1

Naveen: "@PD: The only way India is going to take 9 more wickets is by convincing Di Caprio and Co. to plant idea's in the Sri Lankan batsmen's minds."

9.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, full in length, on the middle, pushed to left of mid-on

9.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short in length outside off stump, pushed out to point

9.3

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, in the zone outside off, goes on straight, left alone

Raghvendra: "To Nick on his probability comment - Yes I agree that each toss is mutually exclusive event, so probability of losing toss would always be 0.5. But you should remember that probability of loosing 8 consecutive tosses would be 1/256 i.e. .0039."

9.4

Sharma to Dilshan, 2 runs, length delivery on the middle and off, squeezed past square-leg.

9.5

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, back of length outside off stump, punched out to Sehwag at gully

Abhinav Gupta: "@Naveen - no more Inception please. After last test, can't make out whether we are in dreams or reality."

9.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, lands on a length just outside off and moves away, Dilshan shoulders arms.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 36/1
TM Dilshan    22* (32b 3x4)      I Sharma    5-1-20-1
KC Sangakkara    4* (14b)      A Mithun    5-0-16-0

Amit to bowl his leggies

10.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend to short midwicket

Manula: "How come Ishant is Fast and Malinga is fast medium??" Seriously? Still not changed?Oh Gawd.. I blame drugs.

10.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, goes back to work it to short midwicket again

10.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, slower, on the middle, turned to square-leg. So far he has worked everything to the on side

10.4

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, floats this on the off stump line and Sanga pushes it back to the bowler

10.5

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, flighted outside off, inviting a drive and Sanga goes for the square drive; the bat hits the ground and the ball goes past the edge. Cry of agony from Amit

10.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to dab it back down the pitch

End of over 11 (maiden) Sri Lanka 36/1
KC Sangakkara    4* (20b)      A Mishra    1-1-0-0
TM Dilshan    22* (32b 3x4)      I Sharma    5-1-20-1

Sanga has moved past Jack Hobbs and is now in the tenth position in the all-time list of batting averages. As Tony Grieg might have said, Whadddaplayaaaa!

11.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, length delivery outside off and Dilshan flashes it to backward point

11.2

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short in length, just outside off and Dilshan pushes it to the off.

11.3

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, straightens outside off and Dilshan shoulders arms. Really impressed by how well Dilshan has adjusted to this track.

And no I am not woofing. So Dilshan fans stay calm!

11.4

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, pushes this wide outside off stump

Dhoni has hurt his fingers on the right hand while collecting it. He has called for some treatment.

So Sanga has moved past Jack hobbs .. Hmmmm

Here is Herbert Strudwick on Hobbs: "I feel that I must give first place to Sir Jack Hobbs for his play on all wickets and against all types of bowling. He is the only batsman about whom I felt that he would not get out till he wanted to. Generally he threw his wicket away after scoring a century. I remember G. A. Faulkner after an England tour in South Africa, saying to Jack: "I only bowled you one googly." "Why," said Jack, "I didn't know you bowled one." Faulkner said: "You hit the first one I bowled for four. If you didn't know it, how did you know it would turn from the off?" "I didn't," answered Jack. "I watched it off the pitch." Yes, Jack had shots all off the wicket to different parts of the field."

11.5

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, Shout for lbw but it was missing leg stump. It landed outside off and cut in sharply and moved past the defensive prod. It would have missed leg

11.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, full in length and outside off stump, straightening at the last moment and Dilshan is beaten, pushing inside the line. Dhoni doesn't collect cleanly. That finger must be hurting

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 36/1
TM Dilshan    22* (38b 3x4)      I Sharma    6-2-20-1
KC Sangakkara    4* (20b)      A Mishra    1-1-0-0

12.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, FOUR, moves down the track, takes it on the full and drives it between the bowler and mid-off. Easily done

12.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to jab this one to the off

12.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back to dab this leg break past short midwicket where there is a fumble

12.4

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, slides in on the leg stump line, nudged past square-leg

12.5

Mishra to Sangakkara, SIX, Wow! He launched that beautifully. He sashayed down the track, waited and lofted it over long-on

12.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back to punch this to deepish mid-off

End of over 13 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1
KC Sangakkara    16* (25b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-1-13-0
TM Dilshan    23* (39b 3x4)      I Sharma    6-2-20-1

13.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

13.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, in the corridor and Sanga lets that one go past him

Ishant to bowl from round the stumps to Sanga

13.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, lands outside off and moves towards Dhoni

13.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, That drive on a bent knee- the signature Sanga stroke. This time, though, he mistimes it to mid-off

13.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump, coming in from that round-the-stumps angle, Sanga edges the drive to the on side

13.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, lands well outside off and left alone

End of over 14 (maiden) Sri Lanka 49/1
KC Sangakkara    16* (31b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    7-3-20-1
TM Dilshan    23* (39b 3x4)      A Mishra    2-1-13-0

14.1

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to square drive the leg break to point for a single. More a push than a drive

14.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump, tapped back to Amit

14.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off. Long-on in as well.

14.4

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, stays back to force this one to sweeper cover

14.5

Mishra to Sangakkara, 2 runs, leans forward to drive well to the right of long-off

14.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, FOUR, Neat sweep. He fetched that one from outside off and swept it hard to the square-leg boundary

Pramod Kaveeshwar : "Pathetic! Another day for Indians to go in the field and run around like bollywood hero!"

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 58/1
KC Sangakkara    23* (35b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-1-22-0
TM Dilshan    25* (41b 3x4)      I Sharma    7-3-20-1

SI: "Mishra bowling at 128kmph?" The speed gun is on drugs.

15.1

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, One slip in -place. Short delivery and Dilshan pulls it to Ojha at deep square-leg region

Tendulkar has a chat with Mithun who is going to bowl from round the stumps to Sanga

15.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full in length and outside off, left alone

15.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to covers

15.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to defend this one

Harman: "Calm down Pramod.. the run rate is only 3.86 it could be worse and be 6.00 :-)"

15.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, Dropped by Raina! What has he done? It was a length delivery from round the stumps that straightened outside off. Sanga stabbed it to left of Lax at second slip. Laxman went for the catch but Raina, from third slip, lunged out in front of him and clanged it! Mithun lets out a cry of agony. Laxman looks surprised at Raina

15.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, 3 runs, short delivery and Sanga swats it through midwicket

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1
KC Sangakkara    26* (40b 2x4 1x6)      A Mithun    6-0-20-0
TM Dilshan    26* (42b 3x4)      A Mishra    3-1-22-0

16.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans well forward to defend

16.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle, pushed to right of short midwicket where Lax makes a tumbling save

16.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, tries the front-of-the-hand stuff, comes out shorter than he probably wants, easily pushed away to covers

16.4

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

16.5

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, backs away to cut to sweeper cover

16.6

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, gets across to drive to sweeper cover

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 64/1
TM Dilshan    27* (43b 3x4)      A Mishra    4-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (45b 2x4 1x6)      A Mithun    6-0-20-0

17.1

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, fires the bouncer and Dilshan pulls it away from around his head to deep square-leg

17.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, stays back to punch it to mid-off

17.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, that round-the-stumps angle is troubling Sanga. He goes for the off drive and is beaten as the ball straightens at the last second. Neat delivery that

17.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, squeezed away to square-leg, Not sure there was any bat on it but it was missing leg stump

17.5

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 wide, high bouncer and Dhoni collects

17.5

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, hmm big swing and a miss. Dilshan was playing pretty tightly so far. Suddenly, he goes after this one, trying to carve it up and over the off-side field and misses

17.6

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, gets behind the line of this in cutter and defends

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 67/1
TM Dilshan    28* (46b 3x4)      A Mithun    7-0-23-0
KC Sangakkara    28* (48b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    4-1-24-0

Paul: "Tendulkar - what a player. A few overs ago you mentioned he had a chat to Mithun about bowling around the wicket to Sanga, and now you say Sanga is in trouble due to that angle? The little master has never been a more appropriate nickname." Well not sure whether SRT told Mithun to go round the stumps. I think Mithun was marking his run-up round the stumps when Tendulkar spoke to him. Not sure, though.

18.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, moves back to push this leg break to short midwicket

18.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive to short extra cover

18.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

18.4

Mishra to Dilshan, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed back to Amit

18.5

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly short and Dilshan square drives to sweeper cover

18.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets back, creates room and cuts to left of deep cover

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 70/1
KC Sangakkara    30* (52b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    5-1-27-0
TM Dilshan    29* (48b 3x4)      A Mithun    7-0-23-0

19.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, from round the stumps, full in length, on the middle and off, pushed through wide midwicket

19.2

Mithun to Dilshan, FOUR, Whack! Full pitched outside off and Dilshan crashes it to left of mid-off.

19.3

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, short in length and outside off, Dilshan tries to carve it over gully but can't connect

19.4

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, similar delivery and this time Dilshan cuts to deep point

19.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, from round the stumps, just outside off stump and Sanga shoulders arms

19.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, And again.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 76/1
KC Sangakkara    31* (55b 2x4 1x6)      A Mithun    8-0-29-0
TM Dilshan    34* (51b 4x4)      A Mishra    5-1-27-0

Kevin Patel: "I see India Went with two Spin attack How Come Munaf Not in Place Of Amit Mishra, Is Pitch Anyway going To Help Spin?" Well they are saying it's a pretty dry track underneath and should take turn from 3rd day onwards.

20.1

Ojha to Dilshan, (no ball) 1 run, outside off stump, pushed away of the back foot

20.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off

20.2

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, on the off and middle, defended on the front foot

20.3

Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, goes back to clip this straighter one to square-leg

20.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to defend and it runs of the inner edge to backward square-leg

20.5

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, just outside off, left alone

20.6

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump line, pushed out to short extra cover

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 81/1
TM Dilshan    36* (56b 4x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0
KC Sangakkara    33* (57b 2x4 1x6)      A Mithun    8-0-29-0

21.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, FOUR, Fabulous off drive. S U P E R B. He went down on his back knee and drove to the left of mid-off. He sat there on his knee and admired that shot

21.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, FOUR, Loverly straight drive this time. It was another full pitched delviery and Sanga presented the full bat-face, the high front elbow and all that jazz. The ball crashed into the stumps at the other end and still went away to the boundary

21.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, 1 run, Mithun corrects his length; draws it back to good length this time and Sanga squeezes it past square-leg

21.4

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, bouncer that sails down the leg side

21.5

Mithun to Dilshan, no run, another high bouncer and Dilshan allows it to pass over him

There is a deep backward square-leg and deep square-leg for the hook/pull shot that goes awry.

21.6

Mithun to Dilshan, 1 run, short delivery and this time Dilshan pulls it behind square-leg

End of over 22 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 91/1
TM Dilshan    37* (59b 4x4)      A Mithun    9-0-39-0
KC Sangakkara    42* (60b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0

Sameera Malinda: "Seems Sachin should have another word with Mithun. And say ' Look son, its not working. Let's try another bowler'. :-)"

22.1

Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-off

22.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 3 runs, goes back, seems surprised by the extra bounce but adjusts to play the leg glance

22.3

Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle, Dilshan seemed to be waiting for the turn, there is none, well it straightened a bit, and he jabbed it behind square-leg

22.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes down the track to ease this down to Sehwag at long-on

22.5

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, gets forward to push it to Lax at short mid-off

22.6

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to again push to Laxman

Ram Kaundinya: "I think we can now safely say that match is running away from India. India needed atleast 3 wickets before lunch...dropped catch is not helping by any means..."

End of over 23 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 97/1
TM Dilshan    39* (63b 4x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-11-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (62b 4x4 1x6)      A Mithun    9-0-39-0

23.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and leg, Sanga was about to work it to the on side but adjusts to push it back down the track

23.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower, bit more air, driven down to long-off

23.3

Mishra to Dilshan, no run, quicker one, flatter, on the middle, defended back to the bowler

23.4

Mishra to Dilshan, no run, nicely flighted leg break on a length around off stump,. Dilshan is lured into the forward drive but the ball grips and turns past him. Oooh

23.5

Mishra to Dilshan, no run, stretches forward to defend this one

23.6

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, full delivery on the middle and Dilshan sweeps

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 99/1
TM Dilshan    40* (67b 4x4)      A Mishra    6-1-29-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (64b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-11-0

24.1

Ojha to Dilshan, no run, too full to cut but Dilshan tries nevertheless and is beaten

24.2

Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, driven down to long-on

24.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, there is a short-leg and backward short-leg, turned to square-leg

24.4

Ojha to Dilshan, 1 no ball, OUT, Dilshan is run out It was pushed to the off, not all that far away from silly point where Vijay lunged out his left hand and stopped it. Dilshan is looking for a run, is now surprised that Vijay had stopped it and tries to turn back. Vijay flicks the ball to Dhoni who breaks the stumps with Dilshan's bat in the air. Oh dear Dilshan is gone at the stroke of lunch. Smart work from Vijay. Not so smart from Dilshan, who was batting so well. And it was a no ball. Oh well.

TM Dilshan run out 41 (118m 70b 4x4 0x6) SR: 58.57

Join us in a while for the second session. Do check the lunch bulletin by Sid Talya which should be up very soon.

24.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, dabbed towards short midwicket

24.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, outside leg stump, goes for the sweep but fails to connect

24.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off and turns away, left alone

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 102/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (3b)      PP Ojha    3-0-14-0
KC Sangakkara    48* (65b 4x4 1x6)      A Mishra    6-1-29-0

25.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, from round the stumps but pushes this one well outside off stump

25.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, full in length, closer to the off stump, driven uppishly to left of short extra cover and to right of mid-off

25.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, length delivery outside off stump, from over the wicket to the right-handed Mahela, driven to mid-off

25.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

25.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Fabulicious drive. Oh what a gorgeous shot. It was full-pitched around off and Mahela leaned forward to drive to the left of the bowler to the straight boundary.

25.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shorter in length, in the same zone outside off, left alone

25.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, straightens outside off, Mahela adjusts to jab it to backward point

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 108/2
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (8b 1x4)      I Sharma    8-3-26-1
KC Sangakkara    49* (67b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-14-0

26.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, flighted around off, pushed to the off

26.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and on drives to long-on. And that's 33rd Test fifty. He has played really well here.

26.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off and turns away, left alone

26.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker, on the middle, Mahela goes back to nudge it past square-leg

26.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, stays back to push it to short-leg

26.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, SIX, Tonked! He went down the track and went down on his knee to fetch it from outside off and smash it over wide midwicket boundary

End of over 27 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 116/2
KC Sangakkara    56* (71b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (10b 1x4)      I Sharma    8-3-26-1

27.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, high bouncer but harmless as it sails down the leg side

27.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short in length, outside off stump, pushed out to the off side

27.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, banged in short outside off and Mahela plays a lovely upper cut over gully.

27.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of length, outside off stump, and Mahela covers his off stump before shouldering arms

Vivek: "brilliant run out by vijay. i remember him getting out Mike Hussey in similar fashion in his first test match vs Australia."

27.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short in length, shapes in from outside off, Mahela pushes outside the line and edges it to his groin

27.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide, Mahela cuts to right of Mithun at deep point

End of over 28 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 122/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (16b 2x4)      I Sharma    9-3-32-1
KC Sangakkara    56* (71b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-22-0

28.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, goes well back to push it back to Ojha

28.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans across to squeeze it to backward point

Playlist: The local band at the stadium are playing "Aaja rey pardesi" now

28.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans across to defend past silly point

28.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, floated around off, pushed to covers

28.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to the off

28.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turns away from Mahela who punches it through cover point

End of over 29 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 124/2
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (20b 2x4)      PP Ojha    5-0-24-0
KC Sangakkara    57* (73b 4x4 2x6)      I Sharma    9-3-32-1

29.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, full in length, on the middle, stylishly whipped away but midwicket fielder intercepts

29.1

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the channel outside off this time, left alone

29.2

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump, pushed to the on side

29.3

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, he covers the off stump before he shoulders arms

29.4

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets behind the line of the delivery to defend

29.5

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets behind the line of the in cutter to defend to the on side

29.6

Sharma to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length delivery well outside off, left alone

Jiyavudeen: "Sangakara is going to reach 8000 runs in the Test." And he will be the fastest if he gets it soon. Tendulkar holds the record with 154 innings; this is Sanga's 151 st innings.

End of over 30 (1 run) Sri Lanka 125/2
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (27b 2x4)      I Sharma    10-3-33-1
KC Sangakkara    57* (73b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    5-0-24-0

30.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, leans well forward to defend

30.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, on the pads, tucked to short-leg

30.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, floated outside off, defended to covers

30.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, skips down the track and pushes it to short midwicket

30.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, presses back to defend to the on side

30.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, flighted around off, pushed to the on side

30.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, lands it outside off, Sanga shapes as if he is going to defend but he then shoulders arms

End of over 31 (1 run) Sri Lanka 126/2
KC Sangakkara    57* (80b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    6-0-25-0
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (27b 2x4)      I Sharma    10-3-33-1

31.1

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

31.2

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, from wide of the crease, he pushes this in towards middle, worked towards mid-on

31.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, it moves in again, dabbed behind square-leg

31.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, from round the stumps to Sanga who lets this one fly through to Dhoni

31.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full in length and outside off, left alone

31.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, full pitched, pushed out to mid-on

End of over 32 (1 run) Sri Lanka 127/2
KC Sangakkara    57* (83b 4x4 2x6)      A Mithun    10-0-40-0
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (30b 2x4)      PP Ojha    6-0-25-0

Subhasis: "Message to Ojha! Take wickets buddy. Or next time, you would be in the injured list and out of the team. You know, what I mean. Don't you?" Hmmm

32.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flleaighted around off and middle, pushed back down the track

32.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the leg and middle, turned to short midwicket

32.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 no ball, on the legs, worked away to short midwicket

32.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to the on side again

32.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 leg byes, slips this one down the leg side and it runs away to fine-leg region

32.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted around off, eased to long-off

32.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2
KC Sangakkara    57* (84b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    7-0-27-0
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (36b 2x4)      A Mithun    10-0-40-0

Sanjay Kumar: "@Subhasis: No need to wait ...Dhoni has the right to declare him unfit if he is going like this for some overs."

33.1

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full in length around off stump, defended on the front foot

33.2

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, defended towards covers

33.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Shout for lbw but it would have gone over the stumps. It came in from outside off and hit him above the knee roll. It would have gone over the leg stump. Mahela was looking to defend.

33.4

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and outside off, pushed out to covers

33.5

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, homing in on the off stump, defended on the front foot

33.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushes this wide outside off stump and Dhoni gathers

End of over 34 (maiden) Sri Lanka 131/2
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (42b 2x4)      A Mithun    11-1-40-0
KC Sangakkara    57* (84b 4x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    7-0-27-0

34.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend to the bowler

Sriram: "Can we recall Murali Kartik for the Australia series please?" He is on the twitter. Send him a message I say!

34.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run

34.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, slightly short in length and Sanga rocks back to cut it through covers. He had so much time there

34.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to ease this down to long-off

34.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed back to Ojha

34.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes well back to defend to the off side

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 136/2
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (44b 2x4)      PP Ojha    8-0-32-0
KC Sangakkara    62* (88b 5x4 2x6)      A Mithun    11-1-40-0

Mrs Mahela is reading "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse.

35.1

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, from round the stumps, outside the off stump, left alone

35.2

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, sprays this well outside off, left alone

35.3

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, lands just short of Dhoni who makes a half-stop. He has already injured his middle finger in his right hand

35.4

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, driven away to mid-on

35.5

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off stump, defended to the off

35.6

Mithun to Sangakkara, no run, pushes this one well outside off and Sanga is no mood to chase that

End of over 36 (maiden) Sri Lanka 136/2
KC Sangakkara    62* (94b 5x4 2x6)      A Mithun    12-2-40-0
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (44b 2x4)      PP Ojha    8-0-32-0

36.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes back to defend to the off side

36.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, just short of length outside off, cut to right of backward point where Tendulkar stops. There was confusion between Sanga and Mahela over the single .. -Sanga had reached middle of the pitch before he went back

36.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Oop! I thought he had just swept him for a single! But he had timed it really well and it runs to the fine-leg boundary

36.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle, turned to short midwicket

36.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump, no turn nor bounce, defended to the on side

36.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, And as I type that .. we get spin and bounce! this time. It landed around off and middle and spun past Mahela's defensive prod. And bounced.

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 140/2
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (50b 3x4)      PP Ojha    9-0-36-0
KC Sangakkara    62* (94b 5x4 2x6)      A Mithun    12-2-40-0

37.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, floated outside off stump, pushed to covers

37.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to drive down to long-on

37.3

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, loopy delivery that straightens around off stump, squeezed out to slip

37.4

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

37.5

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shortish, well outside off stump, Mahela reaches out to cut and Sanga almost rushes across for a single as Mahela took the initial step. But Mahela sends him back in time and apologizes later

37.6

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, gets back to defend this one

End of over 38 (1 run) Sri Lanka 141/2
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (54b 3x4)      A Mishra    7-1-30-0
KC Sangakkara    63* (96b 5x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    9-0-36-0

38.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, squeezed of the inner edge to fine-leg

38.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

38.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run

38.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track and on drives to long-on

38.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to nurdle it past square-leg

38.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, Shout for lbw It turns in from around off and moves past the defensive prod and hits him high on the pad. Shout for lbw but turned down. Will report after I see a replay. Replays show that it would have hit the top of the leg stump

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 145/2
KC Sangakkara    66* (101b 5x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    10-0-40-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (55b 3x4)      A Mishra    7-1-30-0

Replays show that it would have hit the top of the leg stump. It landed just outside off and turned in, Sanga was looking to defend and was struck just above the knee roll.

39.1

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to squeeze the googly to the on side .

39.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

39.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off

39.4

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back to defend to the off side

39.5

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stretches forward to defend to the off

39.6

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend this one

End of over 40 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 147/2
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (59b 3x4)      A Mishra    8-1-32-0
KC Sangakkara    67* (103b 5x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    10-0-40-0

40.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track and drives to long-off

40.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, just outside off stump, dabbed to backward point

40.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lovely delivery, it drifted in from round the stumps, landed on middle and off, gripped, turned and bounced. Mahela was comprehensively beaten

40.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump, opens the bat-face this time to adjust to the turn and guides to point

40.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to drive the fuller delivery to long-off

40.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, skips down the track and pushes this one towards long-off

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 150/2
KC Sangakkara    69* (105b 5x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    11-0-43-0
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (63b 3x4)      A Mishra    8-1-32-0

41.1

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, gets back to push it back down the track

41.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, moves down the track and drives to short extra over where Vijay stops and fires a throw at the non-striker's end

41.3

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend this

41.4

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump, Sanga stretches forward to defend

41.5

Mishra to Sangakkara, no run, floated outside off, pushed out to covers

41.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, 3 runs, skips down the track and drives inside-out through covers. 50 of the partnership is up

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 153/2
KC Sangakkara    72* (111b 5x4 2x6)      A Mishra    9-1-35-0
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (63b 3x4)      PP Ojha    11-0-43-0

42.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slightly short in length, Sanga rocks back to cut to deep-point region

42.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, fetches this from outside off and sweeps for a single

42.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward to wrist this one away

42.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, OUT, Sanga has been caught at the boundary! There was a long-on in place and he still went for the big hit and is now enraged with himself as he storms off. He went down the track and lifted it straight to long-on! Sanga can't believe what he has done.Earlier in this Test series, he mowed a long-hop straight to deep midwicket. Now this.

KC Sangakkara c Sehwag b Ojha 75 (173m 114b 5x4 2x6) SR: 65.78

42.5

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

42.6

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, stretches forward to nudge this back down the track

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 157/3
TT Samaraweera    0* (2b)      PP Ojha    12-0-47-1
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (64b 3x4)      A Mishra    9-1-35-0

43.1

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, tickled to fine-leg

43.2

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, around off stump, turns away, Mahela glides it through backward point

43.3

Mishra to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets back to work it past square-leg

43.4

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, spins away from the off, squeezed to backward point

43.5

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, around the off, quicker, pushed to point

43.6

Mishra to Samaraweera, no run, quickish, turn and bounce, a surprised Samarweera jabs it away from the body to backward point

End of over 44 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 162/3
TT Samaraweera    1* (4b)      A Mishra    10-1-40-0
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (68b 3x4)      PP Ojha    12-0-47-1

44.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and off and Mahela sweeps it to fine-leg. Ojha was getting ready for a lbw shout there ...

44.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg line, pushed out to the on side

44.3

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted outside off, driven to Laxman at short mid-off

44.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off, pushed towards covers. They ponder about a single but decide against it. Wise decision

44.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

44.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, floated around the off stump, pushed to covers.

End of over 45 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 164/3
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (74b 3x4)      PP Ojha    13-0-49-1
TT Samaraweera    1* (4b)      A Mishra    10-1-40-0

45.1

Mishra to Samaraweera, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off. The ball rolls towards his front boot and he picks it up and gives it a fielder.

45.2

Mishra to Samaraweera, no run, gets well back inside the crease to defend this one

45.3

Mishra to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, two slips and short leg watch Amit slip this one down the leg side

45.3

Mishra to Samaraweera, 1 run, presses back to cut to Ishant at sweeper cover

45.4

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slider on the middle and leg, pushed to the on side of the pitch

45.5

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, Mahela goes for the sweep. Shout for lbw. There was an edge

45.6

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend this to short mid-off

End of over 46 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 166/3
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (77b 3x4)      A Mishra    11-1-42-0
TT Samaraweera    2* (8b)      PP Ojha    13-0-49-1

46.1

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, on the pads, tries to glance it and it rolls away of the pad

46.2

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, flighted around off stump, pushed towards short extra cover

46.3

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed out towards mid-on

46.4

Ojha to Samaraweera, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg, Samaraweera goes back to clip it past square-leg

46.5

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

46.6

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, defended on the front foot

End of over 47 (1 run) Sri Lanka 167/3
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (79b 3x4)      PP Ojha    14-0-50-1
TT Samaraweera    3* (12b)      A Mishra    11-1-42-0

47.1

Mishra to Samaraweera, FOUR, Nicely done. He moved down the track and on drove it between bowler and mid-on

47.2

Mishra to Samaraweera, no run, lands outside leg stump, turns in to hit the pad

47.3

Mishra to Samaraweera, 1 run, flighted on the middle, driven to mid-on

Ump Taufel gives Mishra the first warning for running on to the danger area. He had earlier spoken to him once about this

47.4

Mishra to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length, Mahela rocks back to cut it through point

47.5

Mishra to Samaraweera, FOUR, Lovely on drive again. He waltzed down the track and whipped it through wide midwicket

47.6

Mishra to Samaraweera, no run, from round the stumps - perhaps cos of that warning - lands outside leg and Sam takes it on his pad

End of over 48 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 177/3
TT Samaraweera    12* (17b 2x4)      A Mishra    12-1-52-0
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (80b 3x4)      PP Ojha    14-0-50-1

48.1

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

48.2

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on the middle, driven inside-out with the turn through extra cover

48.3

Ojha to Samaraweera, 3 runs, flighted outside off and Samaraweera plays a lovely inside-out cover drive. He stretched forward and drove with the turn. Neatly done

48.4

Ojha to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, around the off stump, driven to long-off

48.5

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle stump line, Samaraweera goes back to defend

48.6

Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to defend but there is no turn on that and it catches the inside edge and drops on his pad

End of over 49 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 182/3
TT Samaraweera    15* (20b 2x4)      PP Ojha    15-0-55-1
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (83b 3x4)      A Mishra    12-1-52-0

Mithun to bowl

49.1

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

49.2

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, defended on the front foot

49.3

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, fullish outside off, Mahela reaches out to cover drive

Dave: "Samaraweera looks like he's got some purpose today, playing aggressively and with that positive approach, only good can come..." Yep. He has played couple of good on drives and a delightful inside-out cover drive

49.4

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, comes in from outside off, Mahela was on the front foot, was cramped by the inward movement and adjusted to jab it to the on side

49.5

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, tapped back to the bowler

49.6

Mithun to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, moves in to the middle and leg, and again Mahela had pressed that front leg of his too much across but twists his body to get the bat ahead of the pad to deflect it to the on side

End of over 50 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 184/3
DPMD Jayawardene    33* (89b 3x4)      A Mithun    13-2-42-0
TT Samaraweera    15* (20b 2x4)      PP Ojha    15-0-55-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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