Result
2nd Test, Delhi, Dec 10-14 2005, Sri Lanka tour of India
290 & 375/6d
(91.2 ov, target 436)
230 & 247
India won by 188 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Opener Pathan sets India up

Irfan Pathan's career-best knock at the top of the order helped India set their sights on an imposing lead in their second innings at Delhi

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Scorecard summary
India290(96.4 overs)1st Innings
Sri Lanka230(83.3 overs)1st Innings
India375/6d(105 overs)2nd Innings
Sri Lanka247(91.2 overs)2nd Innings
91.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to Fernando, 1 run
Harbhajan Singh to Fernando, turned away to square leg
end of over 913 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 246/9CRR: 2.7 
Muttiah Muralitharan2 (3)
Dilhara Fernando1 (2)
Anil Kumble36-7-85-4
Harbhajan Singh25-5-69-2
90.6
2
Kumble to Muralitharan, 2 runs
Kumble to Muralitharan, turned away fine and Murali takes off for the single even with a runner on and that causes a slight mix-up but no damamge is down, smiles all around
90.5
Kumble to Muralitharan, no run
Kumble to Muralitharan, defended outside the off stump
90.4
1
Kumble to Fernando, 1 run
Kumble to Fernando, driven wide of the cover fielder and Fernando is off the mark
90.3
Kumble to Fernando, no run
Kumble to Fernando, good delivery first up and Fernando is beaten outside the off stump

Fernando is the last man in

That ball was there to be hit but Vaas failed to keept it down, yet another ten wicket haul added to Kumbles tally

90.2
w
Kumble to Vaas, OUT
Kumble to Vaas, OUT (Caught) - wicket number 10! fraction short and outside the off stump, Vaas pulls it straight to Harbhajan at midwicket, just one more to just now
WPUJC Vaas c Harbhajan Singh b Kumble 17 (47m 36b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.22
90.1
Kumble to Vaas, no run
Kumble to Vaas, driven straight to Laxman at silly point
end of over 901 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 243/8CRR: 2.7 
Muttiah Muralitharan0 (1)
Chaminda Vaas17 (34)
Harbhajan Singh25-5-69-2
Anil Kumble35-7-82-3
89.6
Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, no run
Harbhajan Singh to Muralitharan, pushed away on the off side, end of a successful over

Sri Lanka eight down, Murali is the next man in

Murali has come out with a runner.

89.5
w
Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT
Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT (Caught) - Harbhajan finally gets one to turn and bouncer and Jayawardene looking to defend it on the front-foot ends up with an inside edge on to his pad, ball pops up straight to Gambhir at short leg - a classic off-spinners dismissal
DPMD Jayawardene c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 67 (205m 164b 7x4 0x6) SR: 40.85
89.4
1
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, forced away wide of the point fielder
89.3
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, defended stretching well forward, ball rolls away on the off side
89.2
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, tossed up outside the off stump, Vaas gets well forward and defends it back to the bowler
89.1
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run
Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, bowled from round the wicket, defended straight to the fielder at short leg
end of over 894 runs
SL: 242/7CRR: 2.71 
Mahela Jayawardene67 (163)
Chaminda Vaas16 (30)
Anil Kumble35-7-82-3
Harbhajan Singh24-5-68-1
88.6
2
Kumble to Jayawardene, 2 runs
Kumble to Jayawardene, once gain Kumble strays down the leg side, Jayawardene quickly gets back and turns it away through midwicket
88.5
Kumble to Jayawardene, no run
Kumble to Jayawardene, good length delivery, Jayawardene defends, no runs
88.4
Kumble to Jayawardene, no run
Kumble to Jayawardene, length ball, Jayawardene pushes forward, no runs
88.3
2
Kumble to Jayawardene, 2 runs
Kumble to Jayawardene, turning in from outside the off stump, Jayawardene stays back and runs it down to third man, excellent touch shot
88.2
Kumble to Jayawardene, no run
Kumble to Jayawardene, good line and length, Jayawardene defends it away, no runs
Best performances - batsmen
SR Tendulkar
109 runs (196)
14 fours
1 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
43 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
412238360323
IK Pathan
93 runs (143)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
42 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
8613101562114
Best performances - bowlers
M Muralitharan
O
38.4
M
8
R
100
W
7
Eco
2.58
A Kumble
O
28
M
6
R
72
W
6
Eco
2.57
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Player Of The Match
Anil Kumble
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1776
Season2005/06
Match days10,11,12,13,14 December 2005 (5-day match)
Umpires
Nadeem Ghauri
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Arani Jayaprakash
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd