Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

543dJamie Alter in Colombo

'We did not play quality cricket' - Kumble

Left to rummage through the remains of yet another overseas series squandered after a memorable comeback, Anil Kumble, India's captain, had few positives to pick out

543dJamie Alter in Colombo

Teamwork does the trick for Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene acknowledged his team-mates' consistency after Sri Lanka won the third Test at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium to clinch their series against India by a 2-1 margin

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Day 2

543dJamie Alter in Colombo

Playing out of character

Thanks to Chaminda Vaas and Kumar Sangakkara's sheer doggedness, Sri Lanka overcame the rough to draw level with an Indian side plagued by bad luck, three injuries and another indifferent day in the field

543dCricinfo staff

India weakened by injuries

India took the field on the third day of the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka without Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma

Day 1

543dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Mendis and Prasad put Sri Lanka on top

Dammika Prasad's raw pace pulled India back after an explosive start,whereupon the spinners took charge of the game, as has been their wontover the course of the series

543dJamie Alter in Colombo

Prasad's shot of pace

Dammika Prasad justified Sri Lanka's decision to hand him a debut by taking three big wickets - Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar - in the first session

543dDileep Premachandran in Colombo

Muddle order

After the Indian middle order's latest fiasco in Sri Lanka, many will wonder just how many grains of sand are left in the upper half of the timer



Celebrating struggle

There is extra satisfaction in playing a scratchy knock, in concentrating harder than usual, in pulling yourself back into form

543dJamie Alter in Colombo

An Asian champion awaits

Both teams go into this match determined to win, but for India, with all the talk of becoming No. 1, this Test could prove definitive

543dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Mendis's rapid rise surprised us - Jayawardene

Regardless of the outcome of the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India, the astonishing bowling performances of Ajantha Mendis will no doubt go down as the highlight of the series

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

1st11MG VandortSM Warnapura
2nd11KC SangakkaraSM Warnapura
3rd101DPMD JayawardeneSM Warnapura