2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), July 26 - 30, 2010, India tour of Sri Lanka
642/4d & 129/3d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
219 & 42*
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Tharanga Paranavitana  b Sharma10022127610145.24
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Laxman b Ojha544285100128.57
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c Dravid b Sehwag21933539929065.37
Mahela Jayawardene c Raina b Harbhajan Singh17424435820171.31
Thilan Samaraweera not out 761211498062.80
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 5, w 2)19
TOTAL159.4 Ov (RR: 4.02, 635 Mins)642/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-99 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 18.1 ov), 2-273 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 71.6 ov), 3-466 (Kumar Sangakkara, 122.3 ov), 4-642 (Mahela Jayawardene, 159.4 ov)
Abhimanyu Mithun23511705.089421000
Ishant Sharma23510214.439415003
71.6 to NT Paranavitana, Fatal inside-edge! It was a gentle short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Paranavitana went for the cut. Inside edge and gone! Ishant sticks his tongue out. Paranavitana falls after reaching his hundred. Enter Mahela Jayawardene. It's his SSC. It's his field of dreams. Let's see what he does today.. 273/2
Pragyan Ojha46917213.7318522002
18.1 to TM Dilshan, gone! Tossed it up, Dilshan's eyes lit up, came down the track and smacked it hard but straight to a perfectly-positioned VVS Laxman at short extra cover, India will be mightily relieved. Very sharp catch from Lax. Oh dear Dilshan has missed out on a easy ton here. He was so much in command but he is gone. Poof. Against the run of play. 99/1
Harbhajan Singh42.4414713.4416610220
159.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, And Mahela is out. Harbhajan's first wicket. It was flighted from round the stumps and Mahela flicked it to short midwicket. Tame end to what was yet another stylish knock.. 642/4
Virender Sehwag2007113.55787000
122.3 to KC Sangakkara, Sanga's long vigil ends. It was a slightly quicker delivery that turned away from the off stump, Sanga tried to punch it to point and got a thick edge. It went quickly to Dravid at first slip but he pouches it safely. Fine long innings ends. Sanga is really disappointed and slowly trudges off. Out for 219. The captain departs.. 466/3
Suresh Raina502104.20152000
India 1st Innings 
Murali Vijay lbw b Mendis581241948046.77
Virender Sehwag st †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv9910118615098.01
Rahul Dravid lbw b Randiv318190016.66
Sachin Tendulkar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Dilshan20334751623158.50
VVS Laxman lbw b Mendis29981162029.59
Suresh Raina c Sangakkara b Mendis12022829412252.63
MS Dhoni (c)†c & b Dilshan761381647055.07
Harbhajan Singh c Sangakkara b Dilshan032000.00
Abhimanyu Mithun  b Mendis41971094042.26
Ishant Sharma c Sangakkara b Fernando271171401023.07
Pragyan Ojha not out 18921051019.56
Extras(b 9, lb 7, nb 13, w 4)33
TOTAL225.2 Ov (RR: 3.13, 930 Mins)707
Fall of wickets: 1-165 (Virender Sehwag, 36.1 ov), 2-169 (Murali Vijay, 37.5 ov), 3-173 (Rahul Dravid, 40.5 ov), 4-241 (VVS Laxman, 70.5 ov), 5-497 (Suresh Raina, 140.4 ov), 6-592 (Sachin Tendulkar, 162.1 ov), 7-592 (Harbhajan Singh, 162.4 ov), 8-643 (MS Dhoni, 184.2 ov), 9-668 (Abhimanyu Mithun, 196.3 ov), 10-707 (Ishant Sharma, 225.2 ov)
Dhammika Prasad22210104.598714003
Dilhara Fernando31.2111613.7012814035
225.2 to I Sharma, WICKET! India are bowled out, who would have thought it possible?! Effort ball outside off, rising and Ishant went for an airy square drive off the back foot and did not bother to keep it down. It flew to Sanga at gully who pouched it well over head. Ishant out after facing 117 balls.. 707/10
Angelo Mathews912402.66402010
Suraj Randiv731622223.0431122300
36.1 to V Sehwag, And there you go. Sehwag went for the six and has lost his wicket. The fatal temptation. He rushed down the track and swung to the on side but made no contact. It wasn't as full as he thought and in panic, he tried to drag it too far across the line and missed it completely. The ball did turn in but not as much. Stumped!. 165/1
40.5 to R Dravid, Suraj Randiv take a bow! Dravid had been looking a touch edgy today and he is gone now. What a strike just before lunch. It spun in quickly from outside off, Dravid went back and was surprised by the pace off the pitch. And he tried to get the bat down in a hurry but ended up wafting it across the line and all around it. Gone! Trapped in front!. 173/3
Ajantha Mendis631017242.7327617003
37.5 to M Vijay, Done in by the googly! Sri Lanka on the attack here. They have bowled well for a while now. They have created chances and now getting the wickets. This one broke back in and Vijay went back and stabbed outside the line. Dead plumb. The googly has worked. Mendis smiles. His team-mates mob him.. 169/2
70.5 to VVS Laxman, Trapped in front! Done in by the googly! Again. It broke back in around the middle stump line, Laxman was a touch late in getting forward and pushed slightly outside the line and was hit on the pad. It would have hit the leg stump. Gone! Sri Lanka might have dropped Tendulkar but they have got Laxman now just before tea. 241/4
140.4 to SK Raina, got him this time! Raina fails to keep the on-drive down and pops it straight to Sangakkara at short midwicket. End of a fine innings on debut from Raina and at long last we have a wicket!. 497/5
196.3 to A Mithun, tragedy for Mithun who has given up the chance to reach a maiden fifty! He walked right across trying to paddle it awa, showing Mendis all his stumps and the bowler obliged by hitting middle and leg with a fairly innocuous ball. 668/9
Tillakaratne Dilshan2765632.071224000
162.1 to SR Tendulkar, Tendulkar is gone! Dilshan has struck, would you believe it.. that turned into Sachin from round the stumps and Sachin got a feather as he looked to close the face of the bat, onto the pads and pops up for an easy catch for Prasanna Jayawardene, who runs across and takes it this time. 592/6
162.4 to Harbhajan Singh, Gone! Dilshan has picked two wickets in one over. On THIS pitch! he will recollect this fondly to his grandkids one day! Tossed up on middle and leg, Bhajji takes it on the full and spoons it straight to midwicket.. 592/7
184.2 to MS Dhoni, Dilshan you beauty! In the middle of the drab and defensive dawdle, he takes a classic! Tossed up on Dhoni's pads and he jumped out of the track, but got into the drive a little too early and spooned it back uppishly to the left of Dilshan, who showed superb reflexes diving and taking it with both hands. Three wicket haul...! On THIS pitch..! Including the wickets of Sachin and Dhoni..! Whaddaplaya!. 643/8
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Tharanga Paranavitana c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh3462815054.83
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Sharma b Mithun1421412066.66
Kumar Sangakkara (c)not out 421141355036.84
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Sehwag534390014.70
Thilan Samaraweera not out 1046551021.73
Extras(b 8, lb 8, nb 8)24
TOTAL45 Ov (RR: 2.86, 177 Mins)129/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 8.1 ov), 2-73 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 18.4 ov), 3-97 (Mahela Jayawardene, 29.6 ov)
Abhimanyu Mithun611712.83283000
8.1 to TM Dilshan, Mithun is cock-a-hoop! Dilshan has pulled one short ball too many in the air and this time, he's found Ishant at short midwicket! That was short outside off and Dilshan did not get over the bounce and ended hitting it uppishly. The bat seemed to turn in his hands and hence it did not clear Ishant who tumbled and took it smartly. 50/1
Ishant Sharma403107.75124005
Virender Sehwag911711.88452001
29.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, LBW! Sehwag bowls one that pitches around middle from round the wicket, Mahela moves forward and across to play on the leg side and misses, he gets hit in front but perhaps that was spinning down leg? Yes, replays show the ball would have turned past leg stump. 97/3
Harbhajan Singh1303512.69583000
18.4 to NT Paranavitana, Caught! Harbhajan angles one in from round the wicket, Paranavitana pushes forward and gets a thick edge to second slip where Laxman takes the catch, that ball gripped the pitch and spun quite sharply away from the left-hander. 73/2
Pragyan Ojha1361301.00691001
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Mon, 26 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 312/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 130*, Mahela Jayawardene 13*, 90 ov)
Tue, 27 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 95/0 (Murali Vijay 22*, Virender Sehwag 64*, 18 ov)
Wed, 28 Jul - day 3 - India 1st innings 382/4 (Sachin Tendulkar 108*, Suresh Raina 66*, 108 ov)
Thu, 29 Jul - day 4 - India 1st innings 669/9 (Ishant Sharma 10*, Pragyan Ojha 0*, 198 ov)
Fri, 30 Jul - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 129/3d (45 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: India - 699/9 in 219.0 overs (I Sharma 24, PP Ojha 14)
  • India: 700 runs in 220.5 overs (1339 balls), Extras 32
  • Innings Break: India - 707/10 in 225.2 overs (PP Ojha 18)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 19/0 in 2.0 overs (NT Paranavitana 5, TM Dilshan 5)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (52 balls), Extras 12
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (NT Paranavitana 24, TM Dilshan 14, Ex 12)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 68/1 in 15.0 overs (NT Paranavitana 32, KC Sangakkara 10)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 98/3 in 32.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 30, TT Samaraweera 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 32.2 overs (200 balls), Extras 19
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1966
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days26,27,28,29,30 July 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina
Suraj Randiv
Suraj Randiv
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee