result
3rd Test, Ahmedabad, Dec 18 - 22 2005, Sri Lanka tour of India
398 & 316/9d
(92.3 ov, target 509)206 & 249
India won by 259 runs
player of the match
India 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir c Tharanga b Malinga1933413057.57
Virender Sehwag (c) b Malinga2035624057.14
VVS Laxman  b Maharoof10423739814043.88
Sachin Tendulkar c Mubarak b Muralitharan2366852034.84
Yuvraj Singh c Samaraweera b Muralitharan022000.00
Mohammad Kaif c Atapattu b Bandara419210021.05
MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan49621007079.03
Irfan Pathan lbw b Maharoof8216222112050.61
Ajit Agarkar  b Malinga26691052037.68
Anil Kumble c Jayawardene b Bandara2152652140.38
Harbhajan Singh not out 881500100.00
Extras(b 15, lb 13, nb 9, w 5)42
TOTAL(122.4 Ov, RR: 3.24, 565 Mts)398
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Gautam Gambhir, 8.3 ov), 2-52 (Virender Sehwag, 12.1 ov), 3-88 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.3 ov), 4-88 (Yuvraj Singh, 31.5 ov), 5-97 (Mohammad Kaif, 36.6 ov), 6-183 (MS Dhoni, 58.6 ov), 7-308 (VVS Laxman, 95.3 ov), 8-345 (Irfan Pathan, 107.1 ov), 9-384 (Ajit Agarkar, 119.2 ov), 10-398 (Anil Kumble, 122.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga32411333.5313610019
Farveez Maharoof27115221.921378000
Muthiah Muralidaran36412833.5515318100
Malinga Bandara24.436922.791108000
Tillakaratne Dilshan30802.66131000
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Upul Tharanga c †Dhoni b Pathan214150014.28
Marvan Atapattu (c)c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh40691066057.97
Kumar Sangakkara  b Harbhajan Singh41911314045.05
Mahela Jayawardene c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh011000.00
Thilan Samaraweera c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh11616006.25
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh651091218059.63
Jehan Mubarak  b Kumble1322221059.09
Farveez Maharoof c & b Harbhajan Singh410170040.00
Malinga Bandara not out 2843602265.11
Muthiah Muralidaran st †Dhoni b Kumble3640050.00
Lasith Malinga c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh0510000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 6)9
TOTAL(63.2 Ov, RR: 3.25, 263 Mts)206
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Upul Tharanga, 2.6 ov), 2-74 (Marvan Atapattu, 23.3 ov), 3-74 (Mahela Jayawardene, 23.4 ov), 4-82 (Thilan Samaraweera, 27.6 ov), 5-105 (Kumar Sangakkara, 33.3 ov), 6-144 (Jehan Mubarak, 42.6 ov), 7-155 (Farveez Maharoof, 47.6 ov), 8-198 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 59.5 ov), 9-201 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 60.5 ov), 10-206 (Lasith Malinga, 63.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan1013613.60435000
Ajit Agarkar621803.00311006
Anil Kumble2538723.4810810000
Harbhajan Singh22.236272.771003200
India 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Virender Sehwag (c)c Maharoof b Malinga011000.00
Gautam Gambhir c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan30711074042.25
VVS Laxman c †Sangakkara b Maharoof513171038.46
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Dilshan1929403065.51
Yuvraj Singh c †Sangakkara b Bandara758311913190.36
Mohammad Kaif lbw b Bandara916170156.25
MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan1420261070.00
Irfan Pathan  b Muralitharan2734414079.41
Ajit Agarkar c & b Bandara48436261111.62
Anil Kumble not out 29681040142.64
Harbhajan Singh not out 4051564178.43
Extras(b 7, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)20
TOTAL(71 Ov, RR: 4.45, 299 Mts)316/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Virender Sehwag, 0.1 ov), 2-9 (VVS Laxman, 3.4 ov), 3-34 (Sachin Tendulkar, 12.4 ov), 4-81 (Gautam Gambhir, 24.2 ov), 5-100 (Mohammad Kaif, 29.2 ov), 6-134 (MS Dhoni, 35.1 ov), 7-174 (Yuvraj Singh, 42.1 ov), 8-198 (Irfan Pathan, 45.4 ov), 9-247 (Ajit Agarkar, 55.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga1226315.254711013
Farveez Maharoof602514.16233000
Tillakaratne Dilshan1223613.00514000
Muthiah Muralidaran2159034.288810300
Malinga Bandara1928434.42738200
Jehan Mubarak10202.0050000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (target: 509 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Upul Tharanga c Gambhir b Kumble471171398040.17
Marvan Atapattu (c)c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh1656592028.57
Kumar Sangakkara lbw b Kumble1754652031.48
Mahela Jayawardene c & b Agarkar571061387053.77
Thilan Samaraweera c Kaif b Kumble5861062.50
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Dhoni b Pathan651231625052.84
Jehan Mubarak c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh1838732147.36
Farveez Maharoof lbw b Kumble22525008.00
Malinga Bandara c Sehwag b Kumble1121241052.38
Muthiah Muralidaran  b Harbhajan Singh31090030.00
Lasith Malinga not out 0410000.00
Extras(b 1, nb 7)8
TOTAL(92.3 Ov, RR: 2.69, 360 Mts)249
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Marvan Atapattu, 16.3 ov), 2-84 (Kumar Sangakkara, 34.5 ov), 3-89 (Upul Tharanga, 38.5 ov), 4-96 (Thilan Samaraweera, 40.2 ov), 5-201 (Mahela Jayawardene, 71.3 ov), 6-229 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 80.2 ov), 7-235 (Farveez Maharoof, 86.3 ov), 8-235 (Jehan Mubarak, 87.1 ov), 9-245 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 89.6 ov), 10-249 (Malinga Bandara, 92.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan913113.44415000
Harbhajan Singh3177932.541458000
Ajit Agarkar1131811.63542000
Anil Kumble34.398952.571639103
Virender Sehwag301806.00132004
Sachin Tendulkar401303.25161000
MATCH DETAILS
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
Player Of The Series
Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1778
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Upul Tharanga
Upul Tharanga
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
Pakistan Image
Nadeem Ghauri
TV Umpire
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Ivaturi Shivram
Match Referee
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Clive Lloyd
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 18 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 247/6 (VVS Laxman 71*, Irfan Pathan 39*, 78 ov)
Mon, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 131/5 (Tillakaratne Dilshan 27*, Jehan Mubarak 11*, 40 ov)
Tue, 20 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 287/9 (Anil Kumble 23*, Harbhajan Singh 19*, 66 ov)
Wed, 21 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 235/6 (Jehan Mubarak 18*, Farveez Maharoof 2*, 85 ov)
Thu, 22 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 249 (92.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • 4th Umpire - R Subramanian
  • 12th men: W Jaffer (Ind) and S Weerakoon (SL)
Day 1
  • Start delayed by 60 minutes due to heavy dew.
  • India: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
  • Lunch: India 51/1 in 12.0 overs (V Sehwag 20, VVS Laxman 8)
  • Tea: India 125/5 in 45.0 overs (VVS Laxman 36, MS Dhoni 12)
  • India: 150 runs in 51.4 overs (317 balls), Extras 17
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 135 balls (7 x 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 62.3 overs (382 balls), Extras 18
  • End Of Day: India - 247/6 in 78.0 overs (VVS Laxman 71, IK Pathan 39)
Day 2
  • India: 250 runs in 78.4 overs (479 balls), Extras 23
  • IK Pathan: 50 off 99 balls (8 x 4)
  • New Ball Taken: India 295/6 after 92.1 overs (VVS Laxman 0, IK Pathan 0)
  • India: 300 runs in 92.4 overs (563 balls), Extras 23
  • VVS Laxman: 100 off 232 balls (14 x 4)
  • Lunch: India 319/7 in 98.0 overs (IK Pathan 66, AB Agarkar 5)
  • India: 350 runs in 110.3 overs (673 balls), Extras 31
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 30/1 in 6.0 overs (MS Atapattu 19, KC Sangakkara 2)
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 13.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 9
  • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 9
  • End Of Day: Sri Lanka 131/5 in 40.0 overs (TM Dilshan 27, J Mubarak 11)
Day 3
  • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 44.5 overs (275 balls), Extras 9
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 60.2 overs (368 balls), Extras 9
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 206/10 in 64.0 overs
  • India: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (111 balls), Extras 3
  • India: 100 runs in 28.6 overs (176 balls), Extras 4
  • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 63 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (226 balls), Extras 6
  • India: 200 runs in 46.2 overs (281 balls), Extras 7
  • India: 250 runs in 56.5 overs (344 balls), Extras 10
Day 4
  • India: 300 runs in 68.4 overs (415 balls), Extras 19
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 39/1 in 16.3 overs (WU Tharanga 22, KC Sangakkara 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 1
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 43.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 7
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 56.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 160/4 in 58.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 29, TM Dilshan 38)
  • India: 300 runs in 68.4 overs (415 balls), Extras 19
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 39/1 in 16.3 overs (WU Tharanga 22, KC Sangakkara 0)
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 1
  • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 43.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 7
  • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 56.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 160/4 in 58.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 29, TM Dilshan 38)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 96 balls (6 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 70.6 overs (433 balls), Extras 8
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 94 balls (3 x 4)
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 234/6 after 83.5 overs (J Mubarak 0, MF Maharoof 0)
  • End Of Day: Sri Lanka 235/6 in 85.0 overs (J Mubarak 18, MF Maharoof 2)