Close of Play

  • Fri, 18 Jul - day 1 - India 1st innings 4/1 (V Sehwag 0*, 0.4 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 196/8 (KD Karthik 58*, 49 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Jul - day 3 - India 2nd innings 129/2 (31 ov) - end of match
  • Kirsten happy with India's preparation

    India's coach Gary Kirsten has said that with so much cricket in different formats taking place, it is vital that every player understands the role that he is expected to play

  • Injury scare for Fernando

    Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Fernando's return to Test cricket suffered a setback when he complained of knee pain and was unable to take the field during India's second innings

  • Chamara, Gambhir shine in draw

    India's only chance to acclimatise before the Test series ended in a tame draw with less than three days' play at the Nondescripts Cricket Club in Colombo

  • Karthik makes strong case for inclusion

    Dinesh Karthik did his chances of making the Test XI no harm, with a restrained knock of 58 not out

  • Indians struggle despite Tendulkar and Karthik

    Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik were the only batsmen to get meaningful practice ahead of the first Test, as the rest of the Indians fell cheaply on the second day of the tour game against Sri Lanka Board XI

Indians 4th innings Partnerships

1st21G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd66R DravidG Gambhir
3rd42SC GangulyG Gambhir