RESULT
1st Test, Galle, August 12 - 15, 2015, India tour of Sri Lanka
183 & 367
(T:176) 375 & 112

Sri Lanka won by 63 runs

Player Of The Match
59 & 162*
dinesh-chandimal
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c Rahane b I Sharma919340047.36
Kaushal Silva c Dhawan b Aaron524371020.83
Lahiru Thirimanne c Rahane b Ashwin1338652034.21
Kumar Sangakkara c Rahul b Ashwin512240041.66
Angelo Mathews (c)c RG Sharma b Ashwin64921316169.56
Jehan Mubarak c Rahul b Ashwin077000.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Rahane b Mishra59771169076.62
Dhammika Prasad lbw b Ashwin069000.00
Rangana Herath  b Ashwin2324294095.83
Tharindu Kaushal c RG Sharma b Mishra012000.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out 015000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 3)5
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 3.68, 234 Mts)183
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 6.5 ov), 2-15 (Kaushal Silva, 7.1 ov), 3-27 (Kumar Sangakkara, 11.3 ov), 4-54 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 19.4 ov), 5-60 (Jehan Mubarak, 21.3 ov), 6-139 (Angelo Mathews, 41.3 ov), 7-155 (Dhammika Prasad, 43.3 ov), 8-179 (Dinesh Chandimal, 48.1 ov), 9-179 (Tharindu Kaushal, 48.2 ov), 10-183 (Rangana Herath, 49.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ishant Sharma1133012.72554003
6.5 to FDM Karunaratne, short ball does it for Ishant and India, Karunaratne had not looked comfortable with the incoming bouncer from round the stumps, tries to ride the bounce this time, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and pops up for gully to trot and complete the catch. 15/1
Varun Aaron1106816.183710000
7.1 to JK Silva, India get rid of the openers with the short ball, Silva tries to hook a bouncer from outside the line of his left shoulder, and ends up edging it over the cordon, Dhawan makes up for the drop, runs to his right and dives to take it, replays show that took the arm guard, not sure if there was bat involved. 15/2
Ravichandran Ashwin13.424663.36596000
11.3 to KC Sangakkara, that is an outstanding reflex take at silly point, KL Rahul the man, Sanga was pushing a slow turner off the back foot, Rahul did not attempt to take any evasive action, he just stood in his place, Sanga ended up mishitting it off the toe end, the ball came slightly to Rahul's left, and he has followed it to take it so nonchalantly he's made it look easy. 27/3
19.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, Ashwin strikes again, and Rahane takes a fine low catch to his left at slip, top delivery, tossed up, pitches good length on off, draws him forward, spins and rises, takes the edge, and Rahane moves smoothly to snap it up. 54/4
21.3 to J Mubarak, Ashwin taking out batsmen at will at the moment, he angles this in to the left hander from round the stumps, it straightens, Mubarak pushes forward, but it has bounced extra, and popped up straight to short leg. 60/5
41.3 to AD Mathews, India keep pulling off stunners at short leg, here is Rohit Sharma now, Mathews skipped out and tried to force it with the spin, it took a thick inside edge, brushed the pad, was flying over Rohit when he got both hands to it, parried it in the air, then turned around, and dived forward to claim it one handed. 139/6
43.3 to KTGD Prasad, Ashwin collects his fifth, Dhammika Prasad plays back to a flighted pitched up delivery, which spins in and bounces to strike the pad. 155/7
49.4 to HMRKB Herath, sixth for Ashwin, Herath tries another slog sweep, the full delivery slips under his bat and straightens to hit off. 183/10
Amit Mishra612023.33262000
48.1 to LD Chandimal, Mishra has his first, Chandimal jumped out looking to go over midwicket against the spin, the ball spun away, took the edge and Rahane holds on as it flies to him at slip. 179/8
48.2 to PHT Kaushal, two in two now, the googly, tossed up, Kaushal forward to try and defend, it spins in, takes the inside edge and goes to short leg. 179/9
Harbhajan Singh811702.12370100
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul lbw b Prasad771300100.00
Shikhar Dhawan  b Pradeep13427137013049.44
Rohit Sharma lbw b Mathews924331037.50
Virat Kohli (c)lbw b Kaushal10319126611053.92
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Kaushal055000.00
Wriddhiman Saha c †Chandimal b Pradeep601201696150.00
Ravichandran Ashwin  b Pradeep74910175.00
Harbhajan Singh  b Kaushal1431402045.16
Amit Mishra  b Kaushal1017171058.82
Ishant Sharma not out 33966007.69
Varun Aaron c Mathews b Kaushal49151044.44
Extras(lb 10, nb 11, w 3)24
TOTAL117.4 Ov (RR: 3.18, 506 Mts)375
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (KL Rahul, 2.6 ov), 2-28 (Rohit Sharma, 9.3 ov), 3-255 (Virat Kohli, 73.6 ov), 4-257 (Ajinkya Rahane, 75.2 ov), 5-294 (Shikhar Dhawan, 87.6 ov), 6-302 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 89.5 ov), 7-330 (Harbhajan Singh, 99.2 ov), 8-344 (Amit Mishra, 103.4 ov), 9-366 (Wriddhiman Saha, 114.5 ov), 10-375 (Varun Aaron, 117.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dhammika Prasad2245412.451024011
2.6 to KL Rahul, Dhammika with the breakthrough, there has not been much movement with the new ball for Sri Lanka, there is a bit of it now, as this moves further in to Rahul from a length, and strikes the pad before he can get the bat around, given by umpire Oxenford after a long appeal. 14/1
Nuwan Pradeep2629833.7611112121
87.6 to S Dhawan, Dhawan has played on, half-hearted push to a short of a length ball, it moved in just a bit around off, Dhawan was late in getting bat down, and inside edged it on to the stumps. 294/5
89.5 to R Ashwin, Ashwin departs early, loose drive against the new ball, this is a good delivery too, pitching on a length outside off, Ashwin tries to dismiss it on the up, it zips in through the gate after pitching and strikes off. 302/6
114.5 to WP Saha, Saha gone on the bouncer, Chandimal takes it over his head, as Saha attempts to hook, he is disappointed, because replays show it pinged the helmet, full marks to the fast bowler for the effort late in the day though. 366/9
Angelo Mathews411213.00192000
9.3 to RG Sharma, rapped on the pad again, and this time there is no saving Rohit, the angled delivery working again for Sri Lanka, Mathews slants it in on a good length, Rohit attempts to defend on the front foot, misses it, and is caught on the back leg, on the line of off, given immediately by umpire Llong. 28/2
Tharindu Kaushal32.4213454.1013215009
73.6 to V Kohli, gone this time, he is not comfortable playing the sweep, and he has fallen to the shot, it was tossed up full just outside off stump, Kohli went for a big forcing sweep, missed it, and umpire Llong upholds Sri Lanka's appeal. 255/3
75.2 to AM Rahane, for all the loose balls he has bowled, Kaushal has taken two big wickets in two overs now, lots of turn as he tosses this up outside off, Rahane misses on the forward defensive, and is given immediately, hit him in front of middle. 257/4
99.2 to Harbhajan Singh, again he's moved too far across and that has claimed him, the line is too close to off for him to be shuffling that much, he tries a paddle in a bid to adjust, but the ball turns past and disturbs the leg bail, took a while to come off but it eventually did, they check with the third umpire and Harbhajan has to walk back. 330/7
103.4 to A Mishra, fourth for Kaushal as Mishra sees a lot of flight, charges out and misses a big turner, middle stump rattled. 344/8
117.4 to VR Aaron, that is the end of the innings, and a fifth wicket for Kaushal, the straighter one working this time, tossed up, drawing him forward, taking the edge through to slip. 375/10
Rangana Herath3346702.031503000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Ashwin052000.00
Kaushal Silva  b Mishra066000.00
Dhammika Prasad c Rahane b Aaron312140025.00
Kumar Sangakkara c Rahane b Ashwin40701055057.14
Angelo Mathews (c)c Rahul b Mishra39631034161.90
Dinesh Chandimal not out 16216924719495.85
Lahiru Thirimanne c Rahane b Ashwin44761074057.89
Jehan Mubarak c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh4960644281.66
Rangana Herath c Rahane b Mishra11518006.66
Tharindu Kaushal c †Saha b I Sharma722411031.81
Nuwan Pradeep  b Ashwin3430075.00
Extras(b 3, nb 8, w 8)19
TOTAL82.2 Ov (RR: 4.45, 360 Mts)367
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.5 ov), 2-1 (Kaushal Silva, 1.5 ov), 3-5 (Dhammika Prasad, 4.1 ov), 4-92 (Kumar Sangakkara, 24.5 ov), 5-95 (Angelo Mathews, 25.6 ov), 6-220 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 50.4 ov), 7-302 (Jehan Mubarak, 68.3 ov), 8-319 (Rangana Herath, 72.5 ov), 9-360 (Tharindu Kaushal, 81.2 ov), 10-367 (Nuwan Pradeep, 82.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin28.2611444.0211713200
0.5 to FDM Karunaratne, Ashwin needs five balls to strike, the one that does not turn, Karunaratne caught clueless on the crease, and can do nothing as this hurries in with the angle to hit leg. 0/1
24.5 to KC Sangakkara, Ajinkya Rahane, you beauty, comes up with a stunner at slip, turn and lots of bounce outside off for Ashwin, Sanga thick-edging as he looks to force it off the back foot, the ball is flying to Rahane's left at slip, he reacts instinctively with a dive, stretches out the left hand and plucks it safely, standing ovation for the great man as he walks off for the last time in front of the Galle Fort. 92/4
50.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, Ashwin produces the breakthrough right away, and it is Rahane again with a sharp take at slip, coming in low at his right leg, he bends, stretches the arms and pulls it off once more, Ashwin generating the bite which Harbhajan has lacked, making it kick off the pitch, Thirimanne played back to this length ball and followed the line as it spun away from him. 220/6
82.2 to N Pradeep, and Chandimal will be stranded here as Ashwin angles it in and straightens it past the push from Pradeep to strike off. 367/10
Amit Mishra1726133.58722302
1.5 to JK Silva, Mishra's googly working second time, India on fire, Silva hasn't spotted the wrong 'un again, tossed up, inviting the drive, Silva pushes, well outside the line, and the ball sneaks in through the gate, just brushes the pad on its way. 1/2
25.6 to AD Mathews, two big ones in two overs, India closing this out now, bounce from Mishra, Mathews stretching a long way forward, but the bounce means it hits the bat high and pops up to silly point, good reflex take from Rahul. 95/5
72.5 to HMRKB Herath, Herath has been given caught at slip, and Rahane has become the first man to claim eight catches in a Test, Herath playing with a closed face, not sure that came off the bat, bounced, took the thigh pad, and went to Rahane's left, he has not missed anything so far. 319/8
Harbhajan Singh1707314.29645200
68.3 to J Mubarak, Harbhajan breaks the partnership, his first wicket of the match, Mubarak won't be getting his maiden Test fifty, tossed up fullish on off, finds some turn, Mubarak pushes, not fully forward but that is his way, thin edge to Rahane at slip. 302/7
Varun Aaron703915.57285030
4.1 to KTGD Prasad, nightwatchman goes first ball of the morning, Aaron gets the bouncer right up at the throat, cuts in at the batsman after pitching, keeps climbing, Prasad hops and fends, and Rahane is alert enough to dive and take it at gully. 5/3
Ishant Sharma1307715.925212006
81.2 to PHT Kaushal, India strike with the new ball, very full and widish outside off, Kaushal cannot resist going after it, and a thin edge goes through to Saha. 360/9
India 2nd Innings (T: 176 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul lbw b Herath514190035.71
Shikhar Dhawan c & b Kaushal28831193033.73
Ishant Sharma lbw b Herath1023441043.47
Rohit Sharma  b Herath416161025.00
Virat Kohli (c)c Silva b Kaushal310140030.00
Ajinkya Rahane c Mathews b Herath3676974047.36
Wriddhiman Saha st †Chandimal b Herath211110018.18
Harbhajan Singh c Silva b Herath1780014.28
Ravichandran Ashwin c Prasad b Herath320220015.00
Amit Mishra c Karunaratne b Kaushal1536463041.66
Varun Aaron not out 14150025.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 1)4
TOTAL49.5 Ov (RR: 2.24, 210 Mts)112
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (KL Rahul, 4.3 ov), 2-30 (Ishant Sharma, 14.1 ov), 3-34 (Rohit Sharma, 18.5 ov), 4-45 (Virat Kohli, 21.6 ov), 5-60 (Shikhar Dhawan, 27.3 ov), 6-65 (Wriddhiman Saha, 30.3 ov), 7-67 (Harbhajan Singh, 32.3 ov), 8-81 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 38.6 ov), 9-102 (Ajinkya Rahane, 46.3 ov), 10-112 (Amit Mishra, 49.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dhammika Prasad42401.00220001
Rangana Herath2164872.281006000
4.3 to KL Rahul, that is plumb, and Rahul has gone cheaply twice in this Test, flighted on middle and leg, again choosing to play off the back foot, dangerous choice, the ball straightens past the bat and hits him in front of middle. 12/1
14.1 to I Sharma, he has been given first ball, tossed up on off stump, Ishant comes forward to defend, but the ball does not turn, hurries on with the angle and hits pad before it ricochets on to the bat, umpire Llong raises the finger immediately, struck him in line with off. 30/2
18.5 to RG Sharma, and Rohit has failed again, it is Herath with another strike for Sri Lanka, tossing it up on middle and spinning it past Rohit's forward push to strike off, top delivery. 34/3
30.3 to WP Saha, Herath can no do no wrong at the moment, and another one is down for the Indians, lots of flight, as he hurls it high up, Saha drawn out by that, looking to force it to the leg side, it spins past and climbs, Chandimal is in the air as he takes it but recovers quickly to remove the bails before Saha can make his ground. 65/6
32.3 to Harbhajan Singh, Herath on fire, he has his fifth, Harbhajan given caught by forward short leg, pushing forward to one angled in and sliding on, hits the pad, ricochets to take the inside edge and pops up, it would have fallen almost in the middle of the pitch, but short leg stretches a hand forward on his dive, and takes it, some of the catches have been unbelievably good this Test. 67/7
38.6 to R Ashwin, Sri Lanka keep plucking tough catches, Ashwin looking for some runs steps out again and chips it against the turn, seems to have just got it wide of mid on, but Prasad runs to his right and slides to take it with both hands. 81/8
46.3 to AM Rahane, and Herath settles it for Sri Lanka with another beauty, Rahane pushing forward again to a tossed up ball on off, not exactly stretching though, turn and bounce takes the edge and it carries low to slip, Herath is pumped up and engulfed by ecstatic team-mates. 102/9
Tharindu Kaushal17.514732.63785000
21.6 to V Kohli, Sri Lanka are celebrating, they have the big fish, what a take this at forward short leg, there have been some excellent ones this game, Kohli was in the mood to get on with it, tried to work this pitched up delivery with the spin, forced it on to the pad off a thick inside edge, it sped near the fielder's right leg and was dying on him when he reacted to dive and pouch it. 45/4
27.3 to S Dhawan, Dhawan gone now, all coming apart for India, tossed up full on the pads, Dhawan trying to work it against the turn, without much conviction, pops it towards the bowler instead, and this is another fine catch, Kaushal diving to his left to pluck it low, and throwing it up immediately in celebration. 60/5
49.5 to A Mishra, Sri Lanka have achieved one of the most incredible Test wins, Kaushal ends it, Mishra tries to force this tossed up ball, edges it on to pad, and silly point reacts superbly to go back and take a diving catch as the ball goes swirling over him, they check for the no-ball even as Sri Lanka celebrate, Kaushal is just fine. 112/10
Nuwan Pradeep63801.33321000
Angelo Mathews10303.0050010
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MATCH DETAILS
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Dinesh Chandimal
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2176
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days12,13,14,15 August 2015 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
England
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 12 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 128/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 53*, Virat Kohli 45*, 34 ov)
Thu, 13 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 5/2 (Dhammika Prasad 3*, Kumar Sangakkara 1*, 4 ov)
Fri, 14 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 23/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 13*, Ishant Sharma 5*, 8 ov)
Sat, 15 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 112 (49.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Drinks: India - 45/4 in 22.0 overs (S Dhawan 21)
  • India: 50 runs in 22.4 overs (137 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: India - 78/7 in 36.0 overs (AM Rahane 18, R Ashwin 3)
  • India: 100 runs in 45.3 overs (274 balls), Extras 4
India Innings
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