RESULT
3rd Test, Brabourne, December 02 - 06, 2009, Sri Lanka tour of India
393 & 309
726/9d

India won by an innings and 24 runs

Player Of The Match
293
virender-sehwag
Player Of The Series
491 runs • 1 wkt
virender-sehwag
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh5381947065.43
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Vijay b Harbhajan Singh10916027810268.12
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c †Dhoni b Ojha1835352051.42
Mahela Jayawardene c Sehwag b Sreesanth2963674046.03
Thilan Samaraweera c Vijay b Harbhajan Singh1250050.00
Angelo Mathews run out (Tendulkar/†Dhoni)9913120015075.57
Prasanna Jayawardene c Harbhajan Singh b Ojha4347616191.48
Nuwan Kulasekara c †Dhoni b Khan1215273080.00
Rangana Herath c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh11211008.33
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 420451020.00
Chanaka Welegedara lbw b Ojha86520133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 4, w 2)16
TOTAL94.4 Ov (RR: 4.15, 415 Mts)393
Fall of wickets: 1-93 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 19.5 ov), 2-128 (Kumar Sangakkara, 30.5 ov), 3-187 (Mahela Jayawardene, 47.4 ov), 4-188 (Thilan Samaraweera, 48.1 ov), 5-262 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 64.6 ov), 6-329 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 79.6 ov), 7-359 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 84.6 ov), 8-362 (Rangana Herath, 87.2 ov), 9-379 (Angelo Mathews, 92.4 ov), 10-393 (Chanaka Welegedara, 94.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan1927013.68839014
84.6 to KMDN Kulasekara, Finally Zaheer lands one on target and gets a wicket. It was full in length, moving away from Kulasekara who gets a thin edge through to Dhoni. 359/7
Sreesanth1618215.126513110
47.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, Done in by the bouncer. Yuvraj hugs Sreesanth. It was the short-pitched delivery, Mahela swivels to pull but top edges it straight to deep backward square-leg. Just reward for a fine spell.. 187/3
Harbhajan Singh32311243.5013112100
19.5 to NT Paranavitana, Harbhajan has struck. He has been bowling really well and has got the breakthrough. Paranavitana, who was looking so good, is gone. It was a loopy flighted delivery around the off stump and Paranavitana edged his attempted cover drive to first slip. Done by the dip.. 93/1
48.1 to TT Samaraweera, Samaraweera walks after edging. Almost Ponting like dismissal, if you know what I mean. It was flighted outside off on a length, Samaraweera lunged forward to defend and got a bat and pad to short leg. Double strike and India are back in the game. Much depends on Dilshan who has played a fab knock so far. He has to carry on for a really big innings. 188/4
64.6 to TM Dilshan, Dilshan is not too happy. Given out caught at short-leg. Oh dear oh dear .. what a poor decision by Llong. It turned in and Dilshan stretched forward to defend. The ball was long away from the gloves or the bat and bounded straight off the pad. Oh what a crucial moment this. He played so well so far. But he has to go now.. 262/5
87.2 to HMRKB Herath, one more down as the shadows lengthen. It was around the off stump line, Rangana goes for the sweep and it goes off the toe end of the bat to first slip where Dravid takes a good tumbling catch. 362/8
Pragyan Ojha23.4110134.268913100
30.5 to KC Sangakkara, And he has been strangled down the leg side. What a way to go. This one was turning down leg side, going past his hips when Sanga tried to glance but got a faint tickle through to a delighted Dhoni, who takes a neat catch. 128/2
79.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, moves down the track but is beaten in flight and hits it straight to mid-on. Ojha shouts out few words at the departing batsman.. 329/6
94.4 to UWMBCA Welegedara, trapped in front of middle and leg, skids on from a length, straightens around leg and middle to hit the pad .. would have hit the leg stump. 393/10
Yuvraj Singh401804.50153000
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay lbw b Herath8712117710171.90
Virender Sehwag c & b Muralidaran293254366407115.35
Rahul Dravid c †HAPW Jayawardene b Welegedara741472175150.34
Sachin Tendulkar  b Kulasekara531031396051.45
VVS Laxman c Kulasekara b Muralidaran62911548068.13
Yuvraj Singh c Mathews b Herath2342612054.76
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 1001541543664.93
Harbhajan Singh  b Muralidaran1350033.33
Zaheer Khan c Kulasekara b Muralidaran751510013.72
Sreesanth lbw b Herath811261072.72
Pragyan Ojha not out 514511035.71
Extras(lb 3, nb 10)13
TOTAL163.3 Ov (RR: 4.44, 705 Mts)726/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-221 (Murali Vijay, 39.1 ov), 2-458 (Virender Sehwag, 82.2 ov), 3-487 (Rahul Dravid, 89.6 ov), 4-558 (Sachin Tendulkar, 114.2 ov), 5-591 (VVS Laxman, 122.4 ov), 6-610 (Yuvraj Singh, 127.2 ov), 7-615 (Harbhajan Singh, 128.2 ov), 8-647 (Zaheer Khan, 144.6 ov), 9-670 (Sreesanth, 151.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chanaka Welegedara30313114.3612517206
89.6 to R Dravid, Ah! That ploy works. Dravid loses patience and goes after a full delivery well outside off .., memories of how Mitchell Johnson took him out during Australia's tour of India. Another fine solid knock from Rahul. An immensely better morning for Sri Lanka.. 487/3
Nuwan Kulasekara20110515.257216000
114.2 to SR Tendulkar, The off cutter does the trick. It moved in from a length, from outside off stump, Tendulkar went for the on-the-up drive but the ball collided with the inner edge and it sneaked in through the bat and pad gap to clip the off stump. Clatter! Kulasekara is delighted.. 558/4
Rangana Herath53.3224034.48199161000
39.1 to M Vijay, Trapped in front. He is livid with himself for his shot selection. It was the full delivery, the carrom-ball on the middle stump line, really full and Vijay went for the sweep; too full to sweep and he missed it completely. Dead duck. But what a fine innings it has been from him. Very easy on the eye. Sehwag pats him on the helmet as he walks past.. 221/1
127.2 to Yuvraj Singh, Herath picks up a wicket. A just reward for a fine spell. It was floated outside off, drifting away, Yuvraj went for the big shot but sliced it away to deepish mid-off.. The man was placed between conventional mid-off and long-off and it went straight to him.. 610/6
151.4 to S Sreesanth, The carrom ball gets him another wicket. It broke back in, Sreesanth had a waft across the line and was hit on the back pad.. 670/9
Muthiah Muralidaran51419543.8220121301
82.2 to V Sehwag, The goggle-eyed Murali smiles. It has taken a long time in coming and what a wicket to take. Virender Sehwag falls after a scintillating innings that will be remembered for a long time. It was a lovely loopy delivery, from round the stumps, dipping in front of Sehwag who reaches out and ends up scooping it straight back to Murali. Murali doesn't take it cleanly, the ball pops out, but he holds his nerves to collect it on the rebound. A champion entertainer walks back to a standing ovation.. 458/2
122.4 to VVS Laxman, Murali strikes. Done in the flight. Laxman rushed down the track and went for the lofted shot over wide midwicket but ended up slicing it off the outer edge behind the bowler. Mid-on moved to his left to collect that.. 591/5
128.2 to Harbhajan Singh, It was flighted outside leg stump and Harbhajan went for the reverse sweep but only managed to get a bottom-edge. Fatal. Third wicket for Muralitharan.. 615/7
144.6 to Z Khan, Zaheer goes for the big lofted hit to long-on and Kulasekara back-pedaled from deepish mid-on position to take a good catch, arching back over his shoulder .. Wicket no 4 for Murali. 647/8
Angelo Mathews603606.00215003
Tillakaratne Dilshan301605.3361000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana lbw b Sreesanth541441798037.50
Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Harbhajan Singh1627332059.25
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c †Dhoni b Khan13726134920152.49
Mahela Jayawardene c †Dhoni b Khan1224411050.00
Thilan Samaraweera c Laxman b Khan01318000.00
Angelo Mathews c †Dhoni b Ojha58101062.50
Prasanna Jayawardene lbw b Ojha3242583176.19
Nuwan Kulasekara c Laxman b Khan19681024027.94
Rangana Herath c Ojha b Khan310150030.00
Muthiah Muralidaran c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh1491730155.55
Chanaka Welegedara not out 014000.00
Extras(b 12, lb 1, nb 3, w 1)17
TOTAL100.4 Ov (RR: 3.06, 418 Mts)309
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 8.5 ov), 2-119 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 45.3 ov), 3-135 (Mahela Jayawardene, 53.4 ov), 4-137 (Thilan Samaraweera, 57.6 ov), 5-144 (Angelo Mathews, 60.5 ov), 6-208 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 75.3 ov), 7-278 (Kumar Sangakkara, 93.3 ov), 8-282 (Rangana Herath, 97.1 ov), 9-307 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 99.5 ov), 10-309 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 100.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Harbhajan Singh34.458022.3016611000
8.5 to TM Dilshan, Oh dear ... Harper has given it lbw. Dilshan didn't offer a shot again and took it on the pad and it did look risky but the ball was missing the stumps. It landed on a length around the off stump, hit him high and it was spinning, and as Hawk eye shows it was easily missing the leg stump. He had done it (padded-up) twice in the last over of Harbhajan but this time it has proved fatal. Two bad decisions for him in this game. But why why would such a wonderful strokeplayer keep padding up. Oh dear, he is gone now and Sri Lanka's task has become tougher.. 29/1
100.4 to M Muralidaran, There you go. India move up to No 1. It was flighted outside off stump, Murali went for a big slog and edged it to Dhoni who grabbed it neatly, threw the ball high in the air and pulled out a stump for a souvenir.. 309/10
Pragyan Ojha2348423.659710100
60.5 to AD Mathews, Ojha too joins in the fun and Sri Lanka slip further into abyss.. It was a lovely delivery spinning away with bounce, Angelo should perhaps have not chased as it was around the off stump and turning away but he lunged across to defend and got a thin edge. Neatly taken by Dhoni.. 144/5
75.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, Absolutely plumb. It landed on a length on the middle stump line, straightened, Prasanna pushed well outside the line and he was struck right in front of the middle stump. Prasanna was looking good but he is gone now, leaving Sangakkara in danger of being left stranded.. 208/6
Zaheer Khan2157253.4210215001
53.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, First Sreesanth, now Zaheer. The seamers have pushed India ahead in style. This one landed on a length around off and tailed away, Mahela, who can be a bit iffy around his off-stump when he is new to the crease, pushes out at it. Edge and gone. India on the ascent. Sangakkara stands alone.. 135/3
57.6 to TT Samaraweera, Done in by the lifting delivery and a very fine catch from Lax at second slip. It was banged in short from round the stumps, coming in from just outside off stump, a surprised Samaraweera stabbed it low to the left of Laxman who swoops down to take a sharp chance. The camera zooms to a grim Sangakkara who stares down the pitch.. 137/4
93.3 to KC Sangakkara, India close in. Sangakkara falls in the first over. It's a length delivery that cuts away late, the perfect legcutter, and Sangakkara pushes at it and gets a thin edge. Three more wickets to go.. 278/7
97.1 to HMRKB Herath, dug in short, Herath went for a weak pull, it got big on him and made contact with top half of the bat and lobbed towards midwicket where Ojha dived forward to take a good catch. 282/8
99.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, Five-for for Zaheer khan. Very similar to the Samaraweera dismissal. It was the lifting delivery from round the stumps, Kulasekara stabs it straight to Laxman at second slip.. 307/9
Sreesanth1343612.76665012
45.3 to NT Paranavitana, plumb in front. Lovely delivery from Sreesanth. It landed on a length on the middle and off line, shaped in late, Paranavitana was in a tangle with his front-foot movement, had pressed it too far across, tries to remove it from the line and get the bat around but too late. Thud. Gone. Fighting innnings comes to an end.. 119/2
Virender Sehwag922402.66391100
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MATCH DETAILS
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
India
Virender Sehwag
Player Of The Series
India
Virender Sehwag
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1937
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days2,3,4,5,6 December 2009 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
England
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
India
Shavir Tarapore
Reserve Umpire
India
Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 02 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 366/8 (Angelo Mathews 86*, Muthiah Muralidaran 0*, 89 ov)
Thu, 03 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 443/1 (Virender Sehwag 284*, Rahul Dravid 62*, 79 ov)
Fri, 04 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 11/0 (Tharanga Paranavitana 8*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 3*, 3 ov)
Sat, 05 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 274/6 (Kumar Sangakkara 133*, Nuwan Kulasekara 9*, 93 ov)
Sun, 06 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 309 (100.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 98.4 overs (596 balls), Extras 17
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