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Day 5

658dSidharth Monga in Colombo

Curator defends SSC pitch for second Test

Anurudda Polonowita, Sri Lanka's national curator, has defended the pitch at the SSC, blaming the weak bowling line-ups for a dull draw

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

The Yuvraj conundrum

Plays of the Day for the final day of the second Test at the SSC

Day 4

658dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

India ahead as run-fest continues

Normal services resumed on the fourth day with the bat dominating on a placid pitch, after the Sri Lankan spinners had injected some life in the Test on the third

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Raina's convincing first step

Suresh Raina's century on Test debut was hard earned and richly deserved, but tougher tests await for India's most promising emerging batsman

658dSa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Bayliss praises bowlers' effort on dead pitch

Trevor Bayliss has praised his bowlers for their consistency and discipline on a flat SSC pitch after they captured five wickets to reduce India to 669 for 9

Day 3

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Different strokes, similar result

Virender Sehwag's innings are exhilarating while Sachin Tendulkar's batting is more calculated. Both of them played their part to lead India's fightback

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Carefree Sehwag unconcerned by missed ton

Sehwag had shown remarkable patience and application in giving India a superb start, but threw it away when he tried to go from 99 to 105

658dSa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Randiv revels in maiden wicket

Test debutant Suraj Randiv was ecstatic after getting his first wicket, that of Virender Sehwag, with a doosra

Day 2

658dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka dominate in run-fest

It was another day of toil for the Indian bowlers as Sri Lanka reached a seemingly invincible position in the second Test

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Batsman Sangakkara remains a stylist

In either liking or hating the captain, the statesman, the keeper with the irritating shouts, we tend to forget the reason why we liked Sangakkara in the first place

658dSa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Jayawardene backs new-look attack

Mahela Jayawardene has said that Sri Lanka's bowlers will attack the Indian batsmen on the third day at the SSC

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Ojha backs batsmen to match mammoth score

Pragyan Ojha, who toiled for 46 overs for one wicket on an unresponsive SSC pitch, believes that India should be able to bat their way out of trouble, with three days remaining in the Test

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Harper gets hit, again

Plays of the Day for the second day of the second Test at the SSC

Day 1

658dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lankan batsmen grind toothless India

The SSC has been a fortress of sorts for Sri Lanka in the recent past, and they set about continuing their dominant run at the venue with another imposing performance

658dSidharth Monga at the SSC

Lefties loot India

Having no answers for Sri Lanka's left-hand batsmen has been at the heart of India's problems

Others

658dCricinfo staff

India suffer twin batting blows

India were dealt a double injury blow ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka, with Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh being ruled out at the eleventh hour

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st50TM DilshanNT Paranavitana
2nd23KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd24DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th32TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara