RESULT
3rd Test, Colombo (PSS), August 03 - 07, 2010, India tour of Sri Lanka
425 & 267
(T:257) 436 & 258/5

India won by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match
VVS Laxman, INDIA
56 & 103*
vvs-laxman
Player Of The Series
348 runs • 7 wkts
virender-sehwag
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sharma815172053.33
Tillakaratne Dilshan run out (Vijay/†Dhoni)41701184058.57
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c Sehwag b Ojha751141735265.78
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Ojha561541883036.36
Thilan Samaraweera not out 13728837012147.56
Angelo Mathews lbw b Ojha45841236053.57
Prasanna Jayawardene lbw b Ojha941381021.95
Suraj Randiv c Dravid b Sehwag830340026.66
Lasith Malinga c & b Mishra44410100.00
Ajantha Mendis c Raina b Sharma34147007.31
Chanaka Welegedara c †Dhoni b Sharma43310133.33
Extras(b 8, lb 4, nb 16, w 7)35
TOTAL138 Ov (RR: 3.07, 562 Mts)425
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 3.6 ov), 2-102 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 24.3 ov), 3-157 (Kumar Sangakkara, 42.4 ov), 4-241 (Mahela Jayawardene, 72.6 ov), 5-330 (Angelo Mathews, 100.3 ov), 6-359 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 112.5 ov), 7-381 (Suraj Randiv, 122.6 ov), 8-386 (Lasith Malinga, 123.5 ov), 9-421 (Ajantha Mendis, 137.3 ov), 10-425 (Chanaka Welegedara, 137.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Abhimanyu Mithun2227803.54959030
Ishant Sharma2367233.1310911004
3.6 to NT Paranavitana, Ishant Sharma nails Paranavitana. It was a length delivery in the zone outside off and Paranavitana went for the off drive away from his body. Mistake. The ball shaped away and took the edge.. 15/1
137.3 to BAW Mendis, The short delivery does the trick. Mendis stabs this one straight to gully. It was below chest-high, not quite a bouncer, but it proved enough to dislodge Mendis. 421/9
137.6 to UWMBCA Welegedara, Ishant fires a good bouncer, directed at the body, Welegedera couldn't get away from it and it brushed his glove and popped to Dhoni.. 425/10
Amit Mishra42314013.3317011107
123.5 to SL Malinga, No 1 for Mishra. It was the googly on the off stump line, Malinga went for the off drive and ended up edging it towards the non-striker. Mishra dives across take it.. 386/8
Pragyan Ojha461011542.502054204
42.4 to KC Sangakkara, Sanga has been caught at the boundary! There was a long-on in place and he still went for the big hit and is now enraged with himself as he storms off. He went down the track and lifted it straight to long-on! Sanga can't believe what he has done.Earlier in this Test series, he mowed a long-hop straight to deep midwicket. Now this.. 157/3
72.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, Ojha has been bowling well for some time now and gets his man this time. Height is the problem says Hawk eye. This is what happened: It landed on the middle stump line and straightened. Mahela pushed outside the line as he stretched forward to defend and was struck in front of the middle. Hawk eye shows that it would have bounced well over the middle stump.. 241/4
100.3 to AD Mathews, Got him with the arm ball. It landed around off stump and moved in. Angelo gets forward to defend and pushes outside the line. He was playing for the turn. There wasn't any. It would have hit the middle. Trapped! a just reward for Ojha who has bowled well in this Test. 330/5
112.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, Done in by that tendency to sweep. It was coming, you felt. It landed on middle and leg and turned and hit him in front of the middle stump. It would have gone to peg back the middle. No 4 for Ojha. There was a shout for lbw in the last delivery of the previous Ojha over when Pras went for another sweep shot. This time around he is gone.. 359/6
Virender Sehwag50811.60250001
122.6 to S Randiv, He tries to break free from that leg-stump line and goes for a slog sweep. But this one is around off stump and he gets a top edge! It's a simple catch for Rahul at first slip. Laxman hugs Sehwag.. 381/7
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay c Mendis b Malinga1435492040.00
Virender Sehwag c Welegedara b Randiv109105194190103.80
Rahul Dravid lbw b Mathews2326345088.46
Sachin Tendulkar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga4172885056.94
VVS Laxman c DPMD Jayawardene b Mendis56971427057.73
Suresh Raina c Sangakkara b Mendis6211111310055.85
MS Dhoni (c)†c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga1530481050.00
Abhimanyu Mithun c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv46771145059.74
Amit Mishra c Dilshan b Randiv4066994060.60
Ishant Sharma c Paranavitana b Randiv819250042.10
Pragyan Ojha not out 1770014.28
Extras(b 6, lb 6, nb 8, w 1)21
TOTAL106.1 Ov (RR: 4.10, 457 Mts)436
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Murali Vijay, 10.4 ov), 2-92 (Rahul Dravid, 17.4 ov), 3-183 (Sachin Tendulkar, 35.6 ov), 4-199 (Virender Sehwag, 40.1 ov), 5-304 (VVS Laxman, 70.5 ov), 6-321 (Suresh Raina, 74.4 ov), 7-350 (MS Dhoni, 81.2 ov), 8-414 (Abhimanyu Mithun, 98.6 ov), 9-433 (Amit Mishra, 104.2 ov), 10-436 (Ishant Sharma, 106.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga30311933.9612515004
10.4 to M Vijay, Malinga takes out Vijay. It was the length delivery outside off and Vijay seemed to check his intended on-the-up drive and it went straight to extra cover. He was late in getting forward and the weight transfer wasn't smooth. That did him in. Interestingly, and perhaps an unrelated aside, even as he was waiting for Malinga to start running in, he was constantly looking at extra cover while in his stance.. 49/1
35.6 to SR Tendulkar, Malingaaaaaa! What a gift by Tendulkar, though! It was short of length and well outside off stump, Tendulkar's feet were glued to each other and he kept chasing the ball. It veered away even further away from his intended cut/dab/steer and got a thin edge through to the keeper. And boy is Malinga happy or what. Great scenes here.. 183/3
81.2 to MS Dhoni, And he is gone now. He was hurt by the bouncer previous ball, got some treatment and tried to counterattack this time but he is gone. It was the bouncer on the leg stump line and he went for the pull but gloved it behind. Malinga does the job Sanga called him for.. 350/7
Chanaka Welegedara1508805.865516012
Ajantha Mendis30410923.6312014001
70.5 to VVS Laxman, That round-the-stumps angle has worked. It nearly did a few balls before. It was the carrom ball around off and Laxman tried to steer it past Mahela but squeezed it straight to him. Good sharp catch from Mahela at first slip. And Laxman departs after a good innings. The game gets more interesting. 304/5
74.4 to SK Raina, And he gets his man this time. A fine spell from Mendis. First Lax and now Raina. He got the carrom ball to cut in from outside off stump and Raina checked his punchy shot. Perhaps it stopped a touch on him. Perhaps it bounced more than it anticipated. Perhaps it cut in more than he thought it would. And it popped straight to short midwicket. Good innings from Raina but it's over now.. 321/6
Angelo Mathews401313.25161000
17.4 to R Dravid, And he is gone now! Jinx or no jinx! Trapped right in front. Just like that last Test. It landed on a length outside off and skidded towards leg. Dravid was caught at the crease, didn't adjust to the pace off the track and wafted across the line. And falls over a touch as he plays that shot. Gone! Angelo roars!. 92/2
Suraj Randiv25.168043.1710810001
40.1 to V Sehwag, Randiv might not have got that lbw before but he gets his man this time. Sehwag is stunned. He is not moving. Now he slowly turns and walks back. This is what happened: It was the flighted delivery outside off stump which turned and bounced in and Sehwag shaped for the big expansive inside-out hit through (or over) covers that he plays with the very high back lift.. But but he loses grip on the bat-handle as it comes down and ends up chipping a dolly to mid-off. Randiv erupts. Sehwag looks stunned.. 199/4
98.6 to A Mithun, Mithun's brave vigil ends. What a valuable knock this has been. It was the spinning delivery on his pads and he gloved it to right of backward short-leg where Mahela stretches his right hand and it threatens to pop out but he holds on to the rebound. Mithun trudges off after a fine hand. Just four short of fifty but well ahead of anyone's expectations.. 414/8
104.2 to A Mishra, Mishra holes out to deep midwicket. A very valuable contribution from him. He moved down the track and whipped it up and over the on-side field but Dilshan was waiting for it near the boundary. Mishra has done more that what would have asked of him.. 433/9
106.1 to I Sharma, Drama here! Ump Tucker first says not out before he reverses his decision and gives it out. This is what happened: It was a flighted delivery on the middle and leg, it spun past the waft , hit the pad and went to short-leg. No bat there. It went straight of the pad. The fielders appeal. The ump says not out. They appeal again. The ump is unmoved. They seemed to be resigned to the decision when he suddenly raises the finger. Gone! Ishant has to go back. He obviously doesn't look too happy. Big picture: India lead by 11 runs. This fascinating Test rumbles on.. 436/10
Tillakaratne Dilshan201507.5032000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sehwag1644472036.36
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Vijay b Sehwag1322561059.09
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c Raina b Ojha2849791057.14
Suraj Randiv lbw b Ojha637321016.21
Mahela Jayawardene c Dravid b Ojha518271027.77
Thilan Samaraweera c †Dhoni b Mithun831392186059.71
Angelo Mathews c Tendulkar b Mishra59121055.55
Prasanna Jayawardene lbw b Mishra011000.00
Lasith Malinga lbw b Sehwag1537402040.54
Ajantha Mendis c Raina b Mishra7815717510149.68
Chanaka Welegedara not out 45211080.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 6, w 4)14
TOTAL85.2 Ov (RR: 3.12, 359 Mts)267
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 9.5 ov), 2-39 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 11.6 ov), 3-63 (Suraj Randiv, 20.5 ov), 4-77 (Mahela Jayawardene, 26.5 ov), 5-78 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.3 ov), 6-87 (Angelo Mathews, 31.1 ov), 7-87 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 31.2 ov), 8-125 (Lasith Malinga, 42.2 ov), 9-243 (Thilan Samaraweera, 80.6 ov), 10-267 (Ajantha Mendis, 85.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Abhimanyu Mithun812212.75353000
80.6 to TT Samaraweera, And it's Mithun who takes out Samaraweera! What a knock this has been. And he contributed to his own dismissal. It was the last ball of the over and he walked outside the off stump and tried to pull the short ball around the leg stump to fine-leg for a single and retain the strike. Mistake. He ended up gloving it behind. Perhaps, he was wary of letting Mendis play a full over against Ishant with the new ball. Anyway, he is gone now. What a fabulous innings under pressure. The crowd cheer him all the way. Great scenes here.. 243/9
Ishant Sharma1735403.17787044
Pragyan Ojha2858933.171138100
20.5 to S Randiv, Trapped! It landed on middle and off and turned slightly. Randiv was leaning forward, looking to defend but pushed outside the line. Hawk eye shows that it would have hit the off stump. Dhoni must be a relieved man after dropping him previous ball. Enter Mahela. What a vital partnership this is going to be.. 63/3
26.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, Ojha takes out the big fish! What a strike. He flighted it around off and middle, a touch quicker, it gripped and turned. Mahela leaned forward to defend but was beaten by the turn and got the edge. Simple catch to slip. Ojha roars and dashes of on a celebratory run.. 77/4
28.3 to KC Sangakkara, Oh dear! what has Sanga done! Oh boy! There was a backward square-leg fielder in place, obviously for the top-edged sweep shot. This was a long hop almost. A rank short ball. What does Sanga do? He swivels for the pull but drags it straight to that man behind square-leg. Indians obviously erupt in joy. Sanga looks stunned. He holed out to long-on in the first innings and now this. what a vital vital moment this.. 78/5
Virender Sehwag1505133.40615000
9.5 to NT Paranavitana, Sehwag strikes! It was turning away from the off stump, from a length, Paranavitana chose to go back and jabbed at it. Thin edge and Dhoni pouches it safely. Sehwag jumps for joy.. 32/1
11.6 to TM Dilshan, And talking of short-leg fielders, here is a gem from VIjay. Sehwag again with the magic trick. It landed around middle and leg and turned. Dilshan leaned forward to defend and got an inside edge on to his pad. The ball popped close on the leg side and Vijay dived with an outstretched left hand and took a fab catch! Solkar would have approved. Sri Lanka lose two.. 39/2
42.2 to SL Malinga, That quickish delivery does the trick. Sehwag is the one who has gauged this pitch really well. And perhaps, more attuned to his natural pace as well. This one turns in quickly, turns past the defensive waft and hits him back right in front of the middle stump. It would have hit the leg stump Gone!. 125/8
Amit Mishra17.214732.71723002
31.1 to AD Mathews, OMG! What is happening out there. It was a low full toss and Angelo hits it straight to midwicket! Indians can't believe it. Angelo too can't believe it. Not that it was even dipping rapidly on him. Hmmm .. Pressure. Strange scenes here. Tension can make you do things you wouldn't do normally.. 87/6
31.2 to HAPW Jayawardene, This is all unraveling here pretty quickly. Too quickly, some would say. It landed on the leg stump and straightened. It would have hit the leg stump. The batsman was pushing outside the line. Amit Mishra is on a hat trick here. Indians are jumping and shouting for joy. Now then .. now then... 87/7
85.2 to BAW Mendis, He charges down the track and smashes it hard and low to short extra cover where Raina takes a very good sharp catch. Mendis throws his head back, looks up at the skies and laughs. That will be an image forever tattooed on those who have watched the game. That Mendis laughter. It was a special knock.. 267/10
India 2nd Innings (T: 257 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv2753683050.94
Virender Sehwag c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv038000.00
Rahul Dravid  b Randiv722320031.81
Sachin Tendulkar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv541221863044.26
Ishant Sharma c Sangakkara b Randiv426270015.38
VVS Laxman not out 10314920312069.12
Suresh Raina not out 4145734191.11
Extras(b 5, lb 6, nb 9, w 2)22
TOTAL68.3 Ov (RR: 3.76, 302 Mts)258/5
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Virender Sehwag, 1.5 ov), 2-27 (Rahul Dravid, 9.1 ov), 3-49 (Murali Vijay, 15.2 ov), 4-62 (Ishant Sharma, 21.3 ov), 5-171 (Sachin Tendulkar, 51.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga1214904.08476013
Suraj Randiv2938252.821207001
1.5 to V Sehwag, The big wicket is down. Sehwag out for a duck. The crowd roar. And roar. What a game-breaking moment this. It was from round the stumps, it landed around off and it didn't turn in. Sehwag thought it would and went forward to defend. It took the edge and went to Mahela who pouches it safely. And he spreads his arms in joy!. 10/1
9.1 to R Dravid, And Rahul Dravid is gone. He stands there, looking very very disappointed. The fielders rush past him to celebrate. He stands there, head down. He can't believe it. What a way to go too. It turned from around off stump, Dravid gets back to defend and tries to play with soft hands. It lands near his feet. To his horror, the ball spins back after it lands and he tries to kick it away but fails. The ball moves past his right leg and falls on the stumps. He walks away slowly from the scene, drops his bat once, picks it up and goes away. Tendulkar walks past him.. 27/2
15.2 to M Vijay, No 3 for Randiv! He is rocking here. He got this one to turn and bounce on the leg and middle line. There was a backward short-leg in place but Vijay went for that loose clip shot that one plays normally if there was no fielder there. Mahela takes a good low catch.Vijay wasn't sure it was taken cleanly. And it was refer ed upstairs. Numerous replays were seen and it has been given out. Mahela had no doubt that he had taken it cleanly. Replays weren't of great quality. The angles ie. But my gut feel, as if that matters!, is that it was out.. 49/3
21.3 to I Sharma, Randiv is da Maan. What a game he is having. He rips a flighted loopy delivery around off and middle and Ishant flicks it straight to short midwicket. Ishant has been looking very edgy right from the start and he is gone now. He made contact with the top half of the bat. 62/4
51.3 to SR Tendulkar, Now then .. Now then.. Those asking for drama get what they want. Sachin Tendulkar is out. It was flighted just outside leg stump from round the stumps and he went for his hard thumping sweep shot. Pras went to his left,collected it and went up in appeal. It seemed to have brushed his glove. Gone! What a moment this. Tendulkar trudges off slowly. Smart work from Prasanna. It touched the gloves and he took it. And it's of course Randiv who does the damage. What a game he has had.. 171/5
Angelo Mathews20502.5080000
Chanaka Welegedara8.323404.00352114
Ajantha Mendis1406504.64456001
Tillakaratne Dilshan301204.0091000
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MATCH DETAILS
P Sara Oval, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2010
Player Of The Match
India
VVS Laxman
Player Of The Series
India
Virender Sehwag
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1968
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days3,4,5,6,7 August 2010 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Rod Tucker
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 03 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 293/4 (Thilan Samaraweera 65*, Angelo Mathews 26*, 86.5 ov)
Wed, 04 Aug - day 2 - India 1st innings 180/2 (Virender Sehwag 97*, Sachin Tendulkar 40*, 35 ov)
Thu, 05 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 45/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 12*, Suraj Randiv 0*, 16 ov)
Fri, 06 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 53/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 11*, Ishant Sharma 2*, 18 ov)
Sat, 07 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 258/5 (68.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: India - 93/4 in 32.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 32, VVS Laxman 14)
  • India: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (206 balls), Extras 11
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (SR Tendulkar 23, VVS Laxman 28, Ex 2)
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 106 balls (3 x 4)
  • Lunch: India - 145/4 in 47.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 50, VVS Laxman 46)
  • India: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (294 balls), Extras 12
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 81 balls (4 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 173 balls (SR Tendulkar 38, VVS Laxman 55, Ex 7)
  • India: 200 runs in 57.6 overs (358 balls), Extras 21
  • Drinks: India - 203/5 in 59.0 overs (VVS Laxman 79, SK Raina 11)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (VVS Laxman 25, SK Raina 25, Ex 2)
  • VVS Laxman: 100 off 146 balls (12 x 4)
  • India: 250 runs in 68.0 overs (419 balls), Extras 22
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