Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Comeback doesn't surprise Kumble

Anil Kumble wore the look of a man who had just lost a match, not one who had captained India to a memorable away win at a Sri Lankan fortress

Day 3

522dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sehwag and Gambhir wrest initiative

India managed to walk away with the honours, thanks to a special two-wicket over from Anil Kumble and fifties by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir

522dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

'We are still in it' - Jayawardene

India may have gained the upper hand after dominating the third's day play in Galle, but Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, believes his team is not yet out of the contest

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Spinning it right

Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan Singh came into this match with varying levels of pressure on their backs, but a t the end of a gripping second day's play, both outbowled their illustrious partners

Day 2

522dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Harbhajan's four keeps match poised

Sri Lanka couldn't get Virender Sehwag out, but Ajantha Mendis found a wayaround him, helping Sri Lanka dismiss the others cheaply before HarbhajanSingh enacted a similar turnaround to restore the balance

522dSambit Bal in Galle

Sublime Sehwag on a different plane

On a day dominated by two spinners, Mendis and Harbhajan, Sehwag batted on a different plane to keep India in the match

Day 1

522dDileep Premachandran in Galle

Prasanna makes amends, Dravid walks

Dileep Premachandran recaps the Plays of the day from the first day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India in Galle


522dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Honours even despite Sehwag century

India started promisingly in their quest to exorcise the ghosts of the SSCTest but were thwarted by double-strikes from Ajantha Mendis and ChamindaVaas

522dDileep Premachandran in Galle

India haul themselves from the precipice

India once again look like world-beaters, riding on a wave of momentum created by sensational batting from Virender Sehwag, canny bowling from Harbhajan Singh and a devastating new-ball burst from Ishant Sharma


Another look at reviews

The review system needed to be tried, but there are plenty of questions still unanswered and kinks to be worked out

719dSambit Bal

High scores

Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Ishant runs on ubuntu

Nothing summarised India's spirit more than Ishant Sharma, to some an unlikely hero in India's 170-run, series-leveling win against Sri Lanka in Galle

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Sehwag decodes Mendis mystery

Sehwag's response to a question regarding his approach after his maverick innings was deadpan. "How can I stop the way I've played?" he said

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Sri Lanka weak at the top

Sri Lanka's opening batsmen failed to provide starts in three innings and their new-ball bowlers could not prevent Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir from rapidly building a platform

522dSambit Bal in Galle

Little time but lots of action

A truncated first day's play had more than its share of action and ended with the honours tantalisingly even

522dJamie Alter in Galle

Gambhir proves Test credentials

On this tour Gambhir has been India's most consistent batsman and key to that has been tackling Murali and Ajantha Mendis

522dJamie Alter in Galle

There's a lot of resilience in this team - Kumble

Anil Kumble is a man of few words when it comes to addressing the media before, during and after a match but his crisp verdict that India need to win in Galle at any cost was the most forthright he's been this series

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

1st4MG VandortSM Warnapura
2nd1KC SangakkaraMG Vandort
3rd5DPMD JayawardeneMG Vandort
4th27TT SamaraweeraMG Vandort
5th76TM DilshanTT Samaraweera
6th17TT SamaraweeraHAPW Jayawardene
7th1WPUJC VaasTT Samaraweera
8th1TT SamaraweeraKMDN Kulasekara
9th3TT SamaraweeraBAW Mendis
10th1M MuralitharanTT Samaraweera