RESULT
1st Test, Ahmedabad, November 16 - 20, 2009, Sri Lanka tour of India
426 & 412/4
760/7d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
275
mahela-jayawardene
India 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir  b Welegedara110130010.00
Virender Sehwag lbw b Welegedara16113130145.45
Rahul Dravid  b Welegedara17726138726167.81
Sachin Tendulkar  b Welegedara43310133.33
VVS Laxman  b Prasad046000.00
Yuvraj Singh c Dilshan b Muralidaran689312913073.11
MS Dhoni (c)†c †HAPW Jayawardene b Prasad11015920010169.18
Harbhajan Singh  b Muralidaran2254822040.74
Zaheer Khan lbw b Herath1229402041.37
Amit Mishra not out 751610140.00
Ishant Sharma st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran043000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 4, w 1)9
TOTAL104.5 Ov (RR: 4.06, 460 Mts)426
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Gautam Gambhir, 2.5 ov), 2-27 (Virender Sehwag, 6.1 ov), 3-31 (Sachin Tendulkar, 6.4 ov), 4-32 (VVS Laxman, 7.4 ov), 5-157 (Yuvraj Singh, 36.1 ov), 6-381 (MS Dhoni, 87.1 ov), 7-389 (Rahul Dravid, 92.4 ov), 8-414 (Zaheer Khan, 101.2 ov), 9-426 (Harbhajan Singh, 104.1 ov), 10-426 (Ishant Sharma, 104.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chanaka Welegedara2248743.959013011
2.5 to G Gambhir, gone! Welegedara gets Gambhir with one that shapes to swing but doesn't do as much as he expected, hence the pretty poor attempt to push it outside the line and the result is a thin inside edge onto the stumps, he was looking to dab it away to the off but didn't time it. 14/1
6.1 to V Sehwag, long thought and then its given! Welegedara pitches it on about middle and off, 134k, just shapes it in wee bit and strikes Sehwag flush on the front pad as he gets two-thirds forward, bat just late to come down, and after taking some time to ascertain whether there was any bat on it Tony Hill raises his finger, and on replays it shows he is spot on, that was hitting middle and off. 27/2
6.4 to SR Tendulkar, bowled em! Tendulkar pushes outside the line at one pitched back of a length, leaving a massive gap between bat and pad, and the ball misses the bat by not much before clipping the top of off. 31/3
92.4 to R Dravid, big wicket! Welegedara continues with the full ball and this one just shapes back in a touch to Dravid, who looks to drive down the ground but leaves a gap between bat and pad and gets an inside edge onto middle and off. 389/7
Dhammika Prasad22110624.818518002
7.4 to VVS Laxman, another one goes! Prasad now! Laxman perishes to a gentle off cutter outside off, doesn't move his feet as he pushes at the ball away from the body and he gets an inside edge onto leg stump, which goes cartwheeling some distance, that's what you get for playing poorly. 32/4
87.1 to MS Dhoni, edged and taken! Dhoni goes for a brilliant 110, chasing a short and rising ball outside off stump and getting a thick outside edge to PJ behind the stumps. 381/6
Angelo Mathews1215004.16507000
Muthiah Muralidaran25.549733.7510914101
36.1 to Yuvraj Singh, what's this, he's gone! Yuvraj comes out of his crease, looking to drive past extra cover, but is beaten in the slow loopy flight and stabs at the ball with bat and pad and gets a faint inside edge that pops up straight to the man at cover, so simple. 157/5
104.1 to Harbhajan Singh, that's a give away, well Harbhajan will walk back feeling a little strange, you don't often reverse sweep Murali against the turn and get away with it, Harbhajan exposed all his stumps and inside edged it onto the woodwork. 426/9
104.5 to I Sharma, excellent stumping indeed! The doosra squares up Ishant, sneaks past the outside edge and Prasanna Jayawardene whips off the bails in a flash before Ishant can drag his foot back, his foot was just in front of the white line. 426/10
Rangana Herath2227913.59826100
101.2 to Z Khan, pushes it through at 79ks, its the one that goes the other way, pitches and slants down the leg side to Zaheer, who is rooted back in his crease, the bat is late to come down and he gets hit on the pad, they all go up and after a thought umpire Harper raises the finger, and replays show the ball would just have brushed leg stump. 414/8
Tillakaratne Dilshan10303.0030000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Dravid b Khan11213320312084.21
Tharanga Paranavitana c †Dhoni b Sharma3555816063.63
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c Tendulkar b Khan31851333036.47
Mahela Jayawardene  b Mishra27543561027163.21
Thilan Samaraweera c Yuvraj Singh b Sharma701451669048.27
Angelo Mathews c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh1734441150.00
Prasanna Jayawardene not out 15431441511049.04
Dhammika Prasad c Mishra b Harbhajan Singh2135282060.00
Extras(b 5, lb 16, nb 20, w 4)45
TOTAL202.4 Ov (RR: 3.75, 843 Mts)760/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 16.5 ov), 2-189 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 43.1 ov), 3-194 (Kumar Sangakkara, 45.3 ov), 4-332 (Thilan Samaraweera, 86.4 ov), 5-375 (Angelo Mathews, 96.2 ov), 6-726 (Mahela Jayawardene, 193.5 ov), 7-760 (Dhammika Prasad, 202.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan36610923.0217214029
43.1 to TM Dilshan, and it does! Zaheer drops short, Dilshan takes on the bouncer but it hurries onto him and comes off the shoulder of the bat, goes up high in the and settles in Dravid's palms as he calls for it and takes it jogging in from gully. 189/2
45.3 to KC Sangakkara, gone, another one to Zaheer! Zaheer uses the bouncer again, its hurries onto Sangakkara as well who makes an utter mess of the hook shot and the top edge is taken by Tendulkar just at the edge of the boundary at fine leg. 194/3
Ishant Sharma33013524.0912514023
16.5 to NT Paranavitana, great catch! Dhoni it is, who flings himself to his left and plucks an outer edge with one hand in front of first slip, as Paranavitana is forced to play at one that angles across, that's a good delivery from Ishant after a few ordinary ones, it pitches on about middle and off and goes across and forces the batsman to feel for it. 74/1
86.4 to TT Samaraweera, good reflexes from the best catcher in the team - Yuvraj Singh, Ishant drops it short and the batsman pulls and the ball appears as if it's headed heavenward, Yuvraj at short square leg leaps up, cups it and tumbles down on the turf and throws it up in the air, Samaraweera's gone and the relief is palpable in the Indian camp. 332/4
Harbhajan Singh48.4418923.8817815100
96.2 to AD Mathews, some relief for India at the stroke of lunch, Harbhajan tosses it up on middle, Mathews chips down the track and tries to clip that to the on side, the ball catches the top flap of the pad and Gambhir takes it one-handed at forward short leg, was there some bat on it? Harper and the rest thought so. I need to see another replay of that. 375/5
202.4 to KTGD Prasad, caught at deep midwicket and Sangakkara calls his batsmen in!! Prasad lofts the ball from middle stump but holes out to Mishra. 760/7
Amit Mishra58620313.5023519108
193.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, WICKET! finally for India! Mahela skips down the track to a flighted delivery and tries to loft inside out over cover, he misses and gets bowled, he goes after a fantastic innings, and fittingly after breaking the record for the sixth wicket partnership. 726/6
Yuvraj Singh1616404.00577000
Sachin Tendulkar702002.85271000
Virender Sehwag411904.75121000
India 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gautam Gambhir c Prasad b Herath11423033713049.56
Virender Sehwag c Mathews b Herath5167737076.11
Rahul Dravid lbw b Welegedara3866986057.57
Amit Mishra c Dilshan b Mathews2451694047.05
Sachin Tendulkar not out 10021129811047.39
VVS Laxman not out 511602025031.87
Extras(b 12, lb 9, nb 11, w 2)34
TOTAL129 Ov (RR: 3.19)412/4
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Virender Sehwag, 16.6 ov), 2-169 (Rahul Dravid, 40.1 ov), 3-209 (Amit Mishra, 55.6 ov), 4-275 (Gautam Gambhir, 79.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chanaka Welegedara2117613.61879022
40.1 to R Dravid, lbw!! Welegedara goes round the wicket and angles a full ball into Dravid who leans across to flick, he misses and the ball thuds into his pad, the Sri Lankans appeal in unision and Harper sends Dravid on his way, replays show the ball clipping the outside of leg stump, close call. 169/2
Dhammika Prasad1305604.30507003
Rangana Herath4069722.4217910000
16.6 to V Sehwag, rush of blood and it's a very tame dismissal, the ball was tossed up generously on the off stump and invited the big hit, Sehwag was on his knee to slog but failed to get to the pitch of it, the top edge landed down Mathews' throat at mid-on. 81/1
79.6 to G Gambhir, both Sehwag and Gambhir perish to poor shots, Gambhir decides to give him the charge and loft against the spin, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up splicing it high in the air to mid-off, Prasad jogs back and takes it, there's no real need to charge the bowlers when you're trying to save a game. 275/4
Muthiah Muralidaran38612403.2616214006
Angelo Mathews1562911.93775000
55.6 to A Mishra, sharp catch! Dilshan at leg gully! Mathews straightens his length and Mishra plays a very good-looking clip off the pads but Dilshan tumbles to his right and takes a one-handed blinder very low to the ground, at full stretch, and then lies on his back as his team-mates crowd around. 209/3
Tillakaratne Dilshan10202.0040000
Tharanga Paranavitana10707.0021000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1933
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days16,17,18,19,20 November 2009 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
India
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
India
Shashank Ranade
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Mon, 16 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 385/6 (Rahul Dravid 177*, Harbhajan Singh 2*, 90 ov)
Tue, 17 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 275/3 (Mahela Jayawardene 36*, Thilan Samaraweera 45*, 70 ov)
Wed, 18 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 591/5 (Mahela Jayawardene 204*, Prasanna Jayawardene 84*, 160 ov)
Thu, 19 Nov - day 4 - India 2nd innings 190/2 (Gautam Gambhir 74*, Amit Mishra 12*, 45 ov)
Fri, 20 Nov - day 5 - India 2nd innings 412/4 (129 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 200 runs in 46.6 overs (290 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: India - 225/3 in 59.0 overs (G Gambhir 83, SR Tendulkar 13)
  • G Gambhir: 100 off 188 balls (12 x 4)
  • India: 250 runs in 66.5 overs (410 balls), Extras 16
  • Lunch: India - 256/3 in 74.0 overs (G Gambhir 105, SR Tendulkar 22)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (G Gambhir 25, SR Tendulkar 26, Ex 1)
  • New Ball Taken: India 280/4 after 84.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 32, VVS Laxman 1)
  • Drinks: India - 293/4 in 89.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 41, VVS Laxman 4)
  • India: 300 runs in 90.3 overs (553 balls), Extras 22
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 127 balls (6 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (SR Tendulkar 20, VVS Laxman 16, Ex 14)
  • Tea: India - 341/4 in 104.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 55, VVS Laxman 28)
  • India: 350 runs in 105.3 overs (644 balls), Extras 31
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 209 balls (SR Tendulkar 44, VVS Laxman 40, Ex 16)
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 132 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 397/4 in 120.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 87, VVS Laxman 51)
  • India: 400 runs in 122.3 overs (748 balls), Extras 34
  • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 211 balls (11 x 4)
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