India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
23,24,25,26 July 2008 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MG Vandort c †Karthik b Sharma 3 18 13 0 0 23.07
3.6 And the first wicket is down. Ishant dug it short of length and it kicked up outside off even as it moved away from Vandort who chased it, bat away from the body. Edge and gone. Kartik did well to move to his left to grab it. . Movement and bounce. Enter Sanga 7/1
View dismissal SM Warnapura c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 115 268 202 14 0 56.93
60.5 Gone this time! Done in by the flight, turn and the bounce. It drifted in from round the stumps, landed around off and turned away. Warnapura stabbed it to Dravid at slip. He didn't quite get his front foot well forward, just a half-step and that did him in 212/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Dravid b Khan 12 47 21 1 0 57.14
12.6 Zak breaks through. Dravid takes a neat low catch at first slip. Done in by the leg cutter. It moved in, landed on a length around middle and cut away towards off. Sangakkara tried to push his bat down the line and got a thick edge and it flew low and to the front of Rahul who got his palm under the ball to take a sharp catch. 57/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Karthik b Sharma 136 375 259 10 1 52.50
102.2 done in by a peach of a delivery that left him late. And Karthik has taken a catch! And he has a laugh about it. It came in the air, landed on a length around middle and off and shaped away late, Mahela did what he had to do; put his bat out to defend but it curved away and took a bit of outside edge. Superb innings, though. Yet another big century on his favorite piece of turf. 360/4
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Laxman b Khan 127 292 224 18 0 56.69
129.2 caught at gully. Short of length and outside the off stump, Samaraweera tried to guide it to third man but flashed it straight to Laxman who held on. Samaraweera doesn't usually cut hard; he tries to guide it in the gaps but this time failed to beat the man. Good innings, though. He did make batting look pretty easy out there. And for Laxman it was his 99th Test catch 454/5
TM Dilshan not out 125 264 170 12 1 73.52
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh 30 95 70 1 0 42.85
151.6 The itch to sweep does him in. He tried unsuccessfully a couple of times before and this time top edges to Ishant, running in from long leg. 545/6
WPUJC Vaas not out 22 47 32 4 0 68.75
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 3, nb 18) 30
  Total (6 wickets dec; 162 overs; 705 mins) 600 (3.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 37 2 156 2 4.21 157 15 0 (12nb, 2w)
12.6 to Sangakkara, Zak breaks through. Dravid takes a neat low catch at first slip. Done in by the leg cutter. It moved in, landed on a length around middle and cut away towards off. Sangakkara tried to push his bat down the line and got a thick edge and it flew low and to the front of Rahul who got his palm under the ball to take a sharp catch. 57/2
129.2 to Samaraweera, caught at gully. Short of length and outside the off stump, Samaraweera tried to guide it to third man but flashed it straight to Laxman who held on. Samaraweera doesn't usually cut hard; he tries to guide it in the gaps but this time failed to beat the man. Good innings, though. He did make batting look pretty easy out there. And for Laxman it was his 99th Test catch 454/5
View wickets I Sharma 33 4 124 2 3.75 137 17 0 (1w)
3.6 to Vandort, And the first wicket is down. Ishant dug it short of length and it kicked up outside off even as it moved away from Vandort who chased it, bat away from the body. Edge and gone. Kartik did well to move to his left to grab it. . Movement and bounce. Enter Sanga 7/1
102.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, done in by a peach of a delivery that left him late. And Karthik has taken a catch! And he has a laugh about it. It came in the air, landed on a length around middle and off and shaped away late, Mahela did what he had to do; put his bat out to defend but it curved away and took a bit of outside edge. Superb innings, though. Yet another big century on his favorite piece of turf. 360/4
  SC Ganguly 8 1 24 0 3.00 39 3 0
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 43 2 149 2 3.46 168 12 1
60.5 to Warnapura, Gone this time! Done in by the flight, turn and the bounce. It drifted in from round the stumps, landed around off and turned away. Warnapura stabbed it to Dravid at slip. He didn't quite get his front foot well forward, just a half-step and that did him in 212/3
151.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, The itch to sweep does him in. He tried unsuccessfully a couple of times before and this time top edges to Ishant, running in from long leg. 545/6
  A Kumble 37 4 121 0 3.27 161 11 1 (6nb)
  V Sehwag 4 0 17 0 4.25 16 2 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 39 74 55 5 0 70.90
17.3 lovely strike from Murali. It was slower than the previous deliveries, landed on the leg and middle, sucking Gambhir into a drive through the on side and he got a leading edge to short cover. Murali is delighted. His 150th wicket at SSC. What a bowler! 79/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c Warnapura b Kulasekara 25 23 16 5 0 156.25
5.1 And a bouncer is the answer! Viru, in his merry mood, goes to hook the head-high bouncer outside off, and fails to control it... the top-edge goes to Warnapura at deep squareleg. Sri Lanka are jubilant with the wicket, it was a good set-up 36/1
View dismissal R Dravid b Mendis 14 55 35 2 0 40.00
18.1 What a beauty from Mendis! His first Test wicket. Rahul Dravid is beaten all hands up. The flicker, the carrom ball does the trick. It landed on the middle stump, a unsure Dravid was on the back foot and it cut away quickly towards the off stump, past the poke and crashed into the top of the off stump. Dravid is stunned, looks back to confirm what his ears told him. The death rattle. The middle-finger assassin is on the prowl at SSC. 79/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Muralitharan 27 60 46 3 0 58.69
31.5 Done in by the doosra from round the stumps! The relentless pressure by the two spinning men does the trick. It landed on leg and middle and turned across Tendulkar who decides late to let it go but is too late to withdraw the bat. The ball runs off the inner edge and on to the stumps. Beautiful delivery. Master at work. 123/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Kulasekara b Muralitharan 23 80 57 4 0 40.35
37.6 Forget Mendis, try getting past the old Murali first! From over the stumps, he ripped a loopy topspinner around the leg stump line, Ganguly went for the sweep but got a top edge and Kulasekera came running in to take a sharp and very good catch inches off the turf at deepish square leg as the ball dipped rapidly on him. 138/5
View dismissal VVS Laxman b Mendis 56 162 118 6 0 47.45
72.5 Wah! done in by the two-fingered googly! It looped up outside off stump, Laxman stretched forward to defend, the bat came down outside the line as the ball spun in to thread the bat and pad gap to disturb the furniture. Super stuff from Mendis. And well played Laxman and Ishant. Good fighting partnership. 223/10
View dismissal KD Karthik c & b Muralitharan 9 13 16 1 0 56.25
41.6 Murali takes out DK. The doosra on the middle and leg line, Karthik went for the slog sweep and top edged it towards wide extra cover. Murali dashed after it to take a good running catch. The shot selection will be questioned, if not by the captain walking past him and his team-mates, by the media. 147/6
View dismissal A Kumble* lbw b Mendis 1 34 15 0 0 6.66
48.5 Review it landed on a length, on the middle and skidded on almost straight, slight turn away, and hit Kumble on the front foot. He had pressed the front leg too much across. The ball hit the pad and then bounded off to silly point. Was it lbw or was it for pad bat catch? I am not sure about the latter but it looked pretty straight forward for a lbw decision. But the question is if the umpire had given it out pad and bat catch, can the third umpire say forget that, that was not out but he was lbw. Any way he has been given out. Lbw or catch, we are not still sure.

Hold on. Let's rewind: Kumble was given out. He didn't know for what. He went and asked the umpire and then Kumble decided to ask for the review. Replays confirmed the lbw decision, were unclear about pad and bat catch. Now what I don't know was whether the umpire had given him out caught initialy and then after review changed it to lbw. Any way, the correct decision has been made. OUT LBW 170/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Warnapura b Muralitharan 9 9 9 2 0 100.00
51.2 Harbhajan walks and that's Murali's 64th five-for! What a champion.. It turned in from outside off stump, Harbhajan, perhaps, thought it was the doosra, was not coming forward till the ball started to turn in. He then tried to lunge out, landed his front leg on the heel, the ball had turned in by then, collided with the inside edge and popped to short-leg. Gone! 181/8
View dismissal Z Khan lbw b Mendis 5 13 16 0 0 31.25
54.5 The skidder does him in. It landed on a length on the middle and leg and hurried on towards leg stump. Zaheer went right back but was beaten by the skidder and the pace off the wicket. Trapped in front. Easy decision. 188/9
I Sharma not out 13 70 54 1 0 24.07
Extras (lb 2) 2
  Total (all out; 72.5 overs; 298 mins) 223 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  WPUJC Vaas 5 0 23 0 4.60 21 4 0
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 11 2 42 1 3.81 47 5 0
5.1 to Sehwag, And a bouncer is the answer! Viru, in his merry mood, goes to hook the head-high bouncer outside off, and fails to control it... the top-edge goes to Warnapura at deep squareleg. Sri Lanka are jubilant with the wicket, it was a good set-up 36/1
View wickets BAW Mendis 27.5 5 72 4 2.58 132 9 0
18.1 to Dravid, What a beauty from Mendis! His first Test wicket. Rahul Dravid is beaten all hands up. The flicker, the carrom ball does the trick. It landed on the middle stump, a unsure Dravid was on the back foot and it cut away quickly towards the off stump, past the poke and crashed into the top of the off stump. Dravid is stunned, looks back to confirm what his ears told him. The death rattle. The middle-finger assassin is on the prowl at SSC. 79/3
48.5 to Kumble, Review it landed on a length, on the middle and skidded on almost straight, slight turn away, and hit Kumble on the front foot. He had pressed the front leg too much across. The ball hit the pad and then bounded off to silly point. Was it lbw or was it for pad bat catch? I am not sure about the latter but it looked pretty straight forward for a lbw decision. But the question is if the umpire had given it out pad and bat catch, can the third umpire say forget that, that was not out but he was lbw. Any way he has been given out. Lbw or catch, we are not still sure.

Hold on. Let's rewind: Kumble was given out. He didn't know for what. He went and asked the umpire and then Kumble decided to ask for the review. Replays confirmed the lbw decision, were unclear about pad and bat catch. Now what I don't know was whether the umpire had given him out caught initialy and then after review changed it to lbw. Any way, the correct decision has been made. OUT LBW 170/7
54.5 to Khan, The skidder does him in. It landed on a length on the middle and leg and hurried on towards leg stump. Zaheer went right back but was beaten by the skidder and the pace off the wicket. Trapped in front. Easy decision. 188/9
72.5 to Laxman, Wah! done in by the two-fingered googly! It looped up outside off stump, Laxman stretched forward to defend, the bat came down outside the line as the ball spun in to thread the bat and pad gap to disturb the furniture. Super stuff from Mendis. And well played Laxman and Ishant. Good fighting partnership. 223/10
View wickets M Muralitharan 29 4 84 5 2.89 131 11 0
17.3 to Gambhir, lovely strike from Murali. It was slower than the previous deliveries, landed on the leg and middle, sucking Gambhir into a drive through the on side and he got a leading edge to short cover. Murali is delighted. His 150th wicket at SSC. What a bowler! 79/2
31.5 to Tendulkar, Done in by the doosra from round the stumps! The relentless pressure by the two spinning men does the trick. It landed on leg and middle and turned across Tendulkar who decides late to let it go but is too late to withdraw the bat. The ball runs off the inner edge and on to the stumps. Beautiful delivery. Master at work. 123/4
37.6 to Ganguly, Forget Mendis, try getting past the old Murali first! From over the stumps, he ripped a loopy topspinner around the leg stump line, Ganguly went for the sweep but got a top edge and Kulasekera came running in to take a sharp and very good catch inches off the turf at deepish square leg as the ball dipped rapidly on him. 138/5
41.6 to Karthik, Murali takes out DK. The doosra on the middle and leg line, Karthik went for the slog sweep and top edged it towards wide extra cover. Murali dashed after it to take a good running catch. The shot selection will be questioned, if not by the captain walking past him and his team-mates, by the media. 147/6
51.2 to Harbhajan Singh, Harbhajan walks and that's Murali's 64th five-for! What a champion.. It turned in from outside off stump, Harbhajan, perhaps, thought it was the doosra, was not coming forward till the ball started to turn in. He then tried to lunge out, landed his front leg on the heel, the ball had turned in by then, collided with the inside edge and popped to short-leg. Gone! 181/8
  India 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 43 126 90 4 0 47.77
29.5 Murali does him in again. Lovely flighted delivery around the off stump and Gambhir stepped down the track for the big extra-cover drive but was beaten in the flight and by the turn. Stumped. Superb delivery. He didn't charge out, just stepped out for the big drive but dragged the back foot way outside the crease. 95/4
View dismissal V Sehwag lbw b Muralitharan 13 30 17 2 0 76.47
6.4 Mahela asks for the Review for the lbw. The ball pitched on the leg stump line - - half outside leg and half inside- and straightened and Sehwag shouldered arms. The ball clipped the inner half of the front pad - which was placed around the leg stump line - and then went on to hit the back pad in front of the stumps. It's a slightly tough one. It hit the front pad first and then deflected. After the chat with the third umpire, Benson has given it out. Joy for Sri Lanka. What a blow from Murali.

Let's rewind: I will have a look at the replays - they have gone for ad breaks - to see whether it was the topspinner or doosra - in which case he would be out - or was it the off break in which case considering it hit the front pad first, you can say it would have turned to miss the leg stump. Boycott, on air, reckons it should not have been given out.

Replays are in now. The ball did straighten. It was not the pure topspinner that would have gone on with the angle. It did straighten a bit. The virtual eye showed the path as if it hit the back pad first. The virtual eye showed it hitting the middle as if the deflection didn't happen. What happened was that it hit the front pad first. Having said that it was not hitting the middle, I would have to say that it might have grazed the leg stump. Any way that is that. A you tube moment. And the debate will continue. 25/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman lbw b Mendis 21 33 26 3 0 80.76
14.2 trapped in front. Mendis has done in Laxman. Again. Twice within a short duration of time. It landed on a length around the middle and skidded towards leg. Laxman was unsure, had a stab at it but the ball beat the blade and rushed on quickly to hit the back pad. Dead plumb! Enter SRT. 53/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Dilshan b Muralitharan 12 42 30 1 0 40.00
23.4 Review. Flat doosra down the leg side, Tendulkar goes for the paddle sweep and the ball pops up on the leg side, leg slip dives across and takes it cleanly. Doctrove is not impressed and Jayawardene calls for the review. Replays confirms that the ball took the shoulder of the bat after clipping the pad. 82/3
View dismissal R Dravid c Warnapura b Mendis 10 41 30 1 0 33.33
34.2 Another review for a bat--pad catch! The two-fingered googly is the answer. What a bundle of mystery. Indians better call Hercule Poirot to solve it. It turned in from the middle stump line, Dravid was sucked forward to defend but the ball broke back in to take the inside edge before popping up off the pad to short leg.. The umpire had turned it down and Mahela was quick to do the T symbol, the time-out signal. What a session for Sri Lanka. Magical. Indians were clueless out there. 103/6
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Dilshan b Muralitharan 4 14 12 1 0 33.33
33.5 Murali is on the verge of his 65th five-for and the 21st ten-for. Wicket no 4 for him. The quickish off break takes care of Ganguly. It spun across from the leg stump line and Ganguly followed it and it flew of the face of the bat to left of second slip where Dilshan took a sharp diving catch. Wonderful bowling and very good bit of fielding. 103/5
View dismissal KD Karthik c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
35.5 65th five-for. 21st ten-for and the fourth ten-wicket haul on this ground! What a legend. It was the doosra from round the stumps, Karthik was caught at the crease, tried to go back at the last minute and stabbed it off the outer half to Mahela at first slip. Good sharp catch to his left. And it's the 67th time Murali and Mahela combo have been involved in a dismissal! 103/7
View dismissal A Kumble* b Muralitharan 12 24 24 2 0 50.00
41.3 The end is nigh! The quickish off break lands on the off and middle line, from round the stumps, Kumble backs away to cut - not the length for it- and edges it on to the stumps. Timber! 120/8
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Mendis 15 34 28 1 0 53.57
44.6 Marvellous stuff. It's all over! Great thumping win for Sri Lanka. The goggle-eyed master and the middle-fingered assasin have done the job for Sri Lanka. Harbhajan was cleaned up by the googly. He had gone for the big slog across the line, no wood on leather, though. Great scenes here at SSC. This is India's third-heaviest innings defeat in Tests. 138/10
View dismissal Z Khan b Mendis 3 11 6 0 0 50.00
44.3 Oh boy! what a wicket orgy. Googly. Hurried nervous waft of the bat. Thin air. Timber! It broke back in from the middle stump line, Zaheer Khan tried to jab it to the off side but missed it completely and the ball hit the top of the leg stump. 133/9
I Sharma not out 5 2 1 0 0 500.00
Extras 0
  Total (all out; 45 overs; 187 mins) 138 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  WPUJC Vaas 5 0 27 0 5.40 17 4 0
  KMDN Kulasekara 9 3 25 0 2.77 42 4 0
View wickets BAW Mendis 18 3 60 4 3.33 74 4 0
14.2 to Laxman, trapped in front. Mendis has done in Laxman. Again. Twice within a short duration of time. It landed on a length around the middle and skidded towards leg. Laxman was unsure, had a stab at it but the ball beat the blade and rushed on quickly to hit the back pad. Dead plumb! Enter SRT. 53/2
34.2 to Dravid, Another review for a bat--pad catch! The two-fingered googly is the answer. What a bundle of mystery. Indians better call Hercule Poirot to solve it. It turned in from the middle stump line, Dravid was sucked forward to defend but the ball broke back in to take the inside edge before popping up off the pad to short leg.. The umpire had turned it down and Mahela was quick to do the T symbol, the time-out signal. What a session for Sri Lanka. Magical. Indians were clueless out there. 103/6
44.3 to Khan, Oh boy! what a wicket orgy. Googly. Hurried nervous waft of the bat. Thin air. Timber! It broke back in from the middle stump line, Zaheer Khan tried to jab it to the off side but missed it completely and the ball hit the top of the leg stump. 133/9
44.6 to Harbhajan Singh, Marvellous stuff. It's all over! Great thumping win for Sri Lanka. The goggle-eyed master and the middle-fingered assasin have done the job for Sri Lanka. Harbhajan was cleaned up by the googly. He had gone for the big slog across the line, no wood on leather, though. Great scenes here at SSC. This is India's third-heaviest innings defeat in Tests. 138/10
View wickets M Muralitharan 13 3 26 6 2.00 61 3 0
6.4 to Sehwag, Mahela asks for the Review for the lbw. The ball pitched on the leg stump line - - half outside leg and half inside- and straightened and Sehwag shouldered arms. The ball clipped the inner half of the front pad - which was placed around the leg stump line - and then went on to hit the back pad in front of the stumps. It's a slightly tough one. It hit the front pad first and then deflected. After the chat with the third umpire, Benson has given it out. Joy for Sri Lanka. What a blow from Murali.

Let's rewind: I will have a look at the replays - they have gone for ad breaks - to see whether it was the topspinner or doosra - in which case he would be out - or was it the off break in which case considering it hit the front pad first, you can say it would have turned to miss the leg stump. Boycott, on air, reckons it should not have been given out.

Replays are in now. The ball did straighten. It was not the pure topspinner that would have gone on with the angle. It did straighten a bit. The virtual eye showed the path as if it hit the back pad first. The virtual eye showed it hitting the middle as if the deflection didn't happen. What happened was that it hit the front pad first. Having said that it was not hitting the middle, I would have to say that it might have grazed the leg stump. Any way that is that. A you tube moment. And the debate will continue. 25/1
23.4 to Tendulkar, Review. Flat doosra down the leg side, Tendulkar goes for the paddle sweep and the ball pops up on the leg side, leg slip dives across and takes it cleanly. Doctrove is not impressed and Jayawardene calls for the review. Replays confirms that the ball took the shoulder of the bat after clipping the pad. 82/3
29.5 to Gambhir, Murali does him in again. Lovely flighted delivery around the off stump and Gambhir stepped down the track for the big extra-cover drive but was beaten in the flight and by the turn. Stumped. Superb delivery. He didn't charge out, just stepped out for the big drive but dragged the back foot way outside the crease. 95/4
33.5 to Ganguly, Murali is on the verge of his 65th five-for and the 21st ten-for. Wicket no 4 for him. The quickish off break takes care of Ganguly. It spun across from the leg stump line and Ganguly followed it and it flew of the face of the bat to left of second slip where Dilshan took a sharp diving catch. Wonderful bowling and very good bit of fielding. 103/5
35.5 to Karthik, 65th five-for. 21st ten-for and the fourth ten-wicket haul on this ground! What a legend. It was the doosra from round the stumps, Karthik was caught at the crease, tried to go back at the last minute and stabbed it off the outer half to Mahela at first slip. Good sharp catch to his left. And it's the 67th time Murali and Mahela combo have been involved in a dismissal! 103/7
41.3 to Kumble, The end is nigh! The quickish off break lands on the off and middle line, from round the stumps, Kumble backs away to cut - not the length for it- and edges it on to the stumps. Timber! 120/8

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - BAW Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - PG Liyanage
Close of play
  • Wed, 23 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 85/2 (SM Warnapura 50*, DPMD Jayawardene 16*, 22 ov)
  • Thu, 24 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 422/4 (TT Samaraweera 111*, TM Dilshan 20*, 120 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Jul - day 3 - India 1st innings 159/6 (VVS Laxman 19*, A Kumble 1*, 45 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 138 (45 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • 15:00 local time: A delayed start due to rain and wet outfield, play to start at 15:30 local time.
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 48/1 in 12.0 overs (SM Warnapura 33, KC Sangakkara 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (SM Warnapura 34, KC Sangakkara 12, Ex 4)
    • BSM Warnapura: 50 off 74 balls (6 x 4)
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 85/2 in 22.0 overs (SM Warnapura 50, DPMD Jayawardene 16)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 85/2 in 22.0 overs (SM Warnapura 50, DPMD Jayawardene 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (153 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (SM Warnapura 17, DPMD Jayawardene 35, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 141/2 in 34.0 overs (SM Warnapura 73, DPMD Jayawardene 43)
    • Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 1x7 ball over (34th over, Z Khan, called by Umpire MR Benson)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 41.2 overs (258 balls), Extras 11
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 181 balls (SM Warnapura 46, DPMD Jayawardene 47, Ex 7)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 173/2 in 47.0 overs (SM Warnapura 92, DPMD Jayawardene 55)
    • BSM Warnapura: 100 off 163 balls (13 x 4)
    • 11:18 local time: Over 45.4 Kumble asks for a lbw referral of the bowling of Harbhajan Singh, the batsman was Warnapura.
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 56.5 overs (353 balls), Extras 14
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 205/2 in 59.0 overs (SM Warnapura 110, DPMD Jayawardene 66)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 287 balls (SM Warnapura 74, DPMD Jayawardene 66, Ex 10)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 71.5 overs (445 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 251/3 in 72.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 82, TT Samaraweera 22)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 19, TT Samaraweera 29, Ex 3)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 207 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 86.3 overs (535 balls), Extras 19
    • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 305/3 in 88.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 105, TT Samaraweera 51)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 41, TT Samaraweera 53, Ex 9)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 336/3 after 95.1 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 123, TT Samaraweera 58)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 99.6 overs (617 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 360/3 in 102.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 136, TT Samaraweera 69)
    • 16:39 local time: Over 106.3. TM Dilshan calls for a referral after being given out caught behind by umpire Benson (of the bowling of Zaheer Khan)
    • TT Samaraweera: 100 off 174 balls (15 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 114.5 overs (706 balls), Extras 25
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (TT Samaraweera 38, TM Dilshan 14, Ex 0)
    • 17:34 local time: Over 119.1 Kumble asks for a lbw referral of the bowling of Harbhajan Singh, the batsman was TM Dilshan.
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 422/4 in 120.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 111, TM Dilshan 20)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 127.5 overs (784 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 455/5 in 131.0 overs (TM Dilshan 36, HAPW Jayawardene 1)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 84 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 498/5 in 143.0 overs (TM Dilshan 61, HAPW Jayawardene 18)
    • Sri Lanka: 500 runs in 143.4 overs (880 balls), Extras 26
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (TM Dilshan 31, HAPW Jayawardene 19, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 550 runs in 153.1 overs (937 balls), Extras 26
    • TM Dilshan: 100 off 145 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 552/6 in 154.0 overs (TM Dilshan 102, WPUJC Vaas 1)
    • 13:22 local time: Over 158.6 Kumble asks for the final review, a lbw appeal of Vaas of the bowling of Zaheer Khan.
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (TM Dilshan 28, WPUJC Vaas 18, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 600 runs in 161.6 overs (994 balls), Extras 30
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 600/6 in 162.0 overs (TM Dilshan 125, WPUJC Vaas 22)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 0
    • Tea: India - 74/1 in 16.0 overs (G Gambhir 35, R Dravid 14)
    • India: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 1
    • 15:53 local time: Over 24.6 Jayawardene asks for a lbw referral of the bowling of BAW Mendis, the batsman was SC Ganguly.
    • Drinks: India - 122/3 in 31.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 27, SC Ganguly 16)
    • Bad Light: India - 131/4 in 35.0 overs (SC Ganguly 23, VVS Laxman 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 42.3 overs (255 balls), Extras 2
    • Bad Light: India - 159/6 in 45.0 overs (VVS Laxman 19, A Kumble 1)
    • End Of Day: India - 159/6 in 45.0 overs (VVS Laxman 19, A Kumble 1)
    • Drinks: India - 195/9 in 58.0 overs (VVS Laxman 41, I Sharma 0)
    • India: 200 runs in 60.2 overs (362 balls), Extras 2
    • VVS Laxman: 50 off 94 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 217/9 in 71.0 overs (VVS Laxman 56, I Sharma 7)
    • Innings Break: India - 223/10 in 72.5 overs (I Sharma 13)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 25/1 in 6.4 overs (G Gambhir 12)
    • 12:14 local time: Over 6.4 Muralitharan asks for a lbw referral of Sehwag and it is given in favour of the bowler.
    • India: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: India - 74/2 in 20.0 overs (G Gambhir 31, SR Tendulkar 9)
    • 14:14 local time: Over 23.4 Jayawardene asks for the review, when Tendulkar was caught at leg slip of the bowling of Muralitharn.
    • India: 100 runs in 32.4 overs (196 balls), Extras 0
    • Tea: India - 103/6 in 34.2 overs (KD Karthik 0)
    • 14:53 local time: Over 33.6 Jayawardene asks for a review as he takes the catch of Karthik at first slip, which was turned down by the third umpire as it was off the pad.
    • 14:57 local time: Over 34.2 Jayawardene asks for a review of the bowling of Mendis for a catch at short leg.
 
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