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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Kanpur, , Nov 24 2009 - Match Result

2nd Test, Kanpur, November 24 - 27, 2009, Sri Lanka tour of India
(f/o) 229 & 269

India won by an innings and 144 runs

Player Of The Match
5/75 & 1/47
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Scorecard summary
India 642/10(154 overs)
167 (215)
5/121 (33)
144 (226)
2/162 (38)
Sri Lanka 229/10(84 overs)
5/75 (22)
2/37 (23)
Sri Lanka 269/10(65.3 overs)

A thumping victory for the hosts, their 100th in Tests; they played their first in 1932-33 and won their first game in 1952 against England. The pair of Mendis and Samaraweera kept India frustrated for well over an hour but the introduction of Yuvraj Singh into the attack broke the stand. It's also their third-biggest victory (in terms of runs) in Tests. India struck an early blow this morning, getting rid of Mathews, who failed to spot a slower one. Prasanna and Samaraweera then added a half-century stand before the former fell to a beauty by Harbhajan. Herath didn't last too long, Murali entertained and left before Mendis dug in. Yuvraj, though, eventually struck, followed by Ojha, to leave Samaraweera stranded.

We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Sangakkara: "It was a very good wicket. A bit in it for a few overs. It got slower and slower and made it a bit difficult to bat on. Exceptional performance by Sreesanth, great first innings by India and a poor one from us. that decided the match. We needed good partnerships; lose shots here and there, and that cost us. If the batsmen apply themselves and and occupy the crease, the the pitch is a good one to bat on. We have to be mentally strong to come back in Mumbai. We need to create chances early and take them."

Dhoni: "The wicket was quite good. Nothing even close to what we played on in Ahmedabad. The grass was kept on the track throughout. It started to turn a bit on the first day and kept a little low. It was important that we got that many runs on the first day. The changes in side brought in some fresh legs, Sreesanth is one of the best reverse swing bowlers in India. Ojha had a very good debut. It was important to win this big and gain the momentum; there will be something for the fast bowlers as well as spinners in Mumbai. It's a moment of pride for me, this 100th win, and I am honoured to be part of this side."

Sreesanth is the Man of the Match for his six-wicket match haul.

Sreesanth: "God's been kind. I have lots of people to thank. Yet to read all those messages. I'm working on my pace, am trying to get it to the 145 kmph mark, I'm feeling good. I want to thank Warwickshire and the Indian board for letting me play there, I played quite a bit of domestic cricket too and learnt a lot. There is room for improvement and I want to keep on learning. "

That's all we have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us again for the next game on December 2, being played in Mumbai. Until then, on behalf of George Binoy and Siddarth Ravindran, this is Sid Talya signing off. Be well!

Ojha to Welegedara, OUT

this Test is over, innings and 144 run victory for India, Welegedara closes the face of the bat too soon, leading edge pops up to Ojha, India celebrate their 100th Test win, dogged effort from Samaraweera but he has run out of partners

Chanaka Welegedara c & b Ojha 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 5m) SR: 80
Ojha to Thilan Samaraweera, 1 run

tossed up by Ojha, slightly full outside off, driven to extra cover, takes the single this time after refusing one off the first ball

Ojha to Thilan Samaraweera, no run

drifts into the batsman, driven towards mid-off

end of over 655 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 268/9CRR: 4.12 
Chanaka Welegedara4 (4b 1x4)
Thilan Samaraweera77 (121b 11x4)
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-7-1
Sreesanth 11-4-47-1
Yuvraj to Welegedara, FOUR runs

prods at the ball away from his body, drops wide of first slip, and runs away to the third man

Yuvraj to Welegedara, no run

gets well forward and defends to the leg side

Yuvraj to Welegedara, no run

struck on the back pad again, sliding down the leg side

Yuvraj to Welegedara, no run

tossed up, blocked back to the bowler

Yuvraj to Mendis, OUT

breakthrough! one wicket to go, the ball goes straight on with the arm, Mendis looks to defend off the front foot, is struck on the back pad, he's gone lbw

Ajantha Mendis lbw b Yuvraj Singh 27 (75b 3x4 0x6 88m) SR: 36
Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, 1 run

full and wide, punched to mid-off

Yuvraj Singh has been given the ball now

end of over 646 runs
SL: 263/8CRR: 4.10 
Ajantha Mendis27 (74b 3x4)
Thilan Samaraweera76 (120b 11x4)
Sreesanth 11-4-47-1
Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0

Time for drinks, these two have done an excellent job. Samaraweera's been extremely solid and Mendis' performance just shows how favourable the track still is for batting. He's survived these 74 balls with very few hiccups. India have tried six bowlers during the course of this stand and have failed to dislodge them.

Sreesanth to Mendis, no run

wayward stuff, short and wide and leaving him further, leaves it be

Sreesanth to Mendis, no run

full on the off, coming in a hint, pushed back to the bowler

Sreesanth to Mendis, no run

gets it to reverse, comes in and lands full on middle, tries to flick it through square leg, is struck on the pads

Sreesanth to Mendis, no run

bowled it full on the off stump, defended towards cover

Sreesanth to Mendis, 4 byes

terrible delivery down the leg side, well wide of Dhoni who can't reach it diving to his left, four byes

Sreesanth to Mendis, 2 runs

angling it in towards middle and leg, works it through square leg for a couple

An hour since lunch and no wicket yet. The frustration for India grows

end of over 632 runs
SL: 257/8CRR: 4.07 
Thilan Samaraweera76 (120b 11x4)
Ajantha Mendis25 (68b 3x4)
Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0
Sachin Tendulkar 1-0-6-0
Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, no run

plenty of confusion as he works it away into the leg side towards square leg, there's a misfield but all's well in the end, they ultimately decide against the single

Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, no run
Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, no run

huge appeal for lbw, angling in from wide of the crease, gets outside the line to defend with a big stride, it turns away a hint to strike him on the pads

Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, 2 runs

comes down the track and drives it inside out wide of long-off for a couple of runs

Yuvraj to Thilan Samaraweera, no run

pushed it fuller by bowling it slower through the air on the off, tries to push it into the off side, gets a thick inside edge towards midwicket

A silly point moves in

Match details
Green Park, Kanpur
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1935
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days24,25,26,27 November 2009 - day (5-day match)
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