2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India

Sri Lanka 4th Inn:134/10 (43.4)

Rangana Herath 4 (17);
Amit Mishra* 9.4-3-29-3; Umesh Yadav 7-1-18-1;

Last bat: Dushmantha Chameera

Result: India won by 278 runs.

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Sri Lanka 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kaushal Silva c Binny & b Ashwin 1 9 0 0 11.11
Dimuth Karunaratne b Ashwin 46 103 6 0 44.66
Kumar Sangakkara c Vijay & b Ashwin 18 18 3 0 100
Angelo Mathews(c) c Rahul & b Umesh 23 39 3 0 58.97
Dinesh Chandimal(wk) b A Mishra 15 30 1 1 50
Lahiru Thirimanne c (sub)Pujara & b Ashwin 11 26 0 1 42.31
Jehan Mubarak c Kohli & b Ishant 0 1 0 0 0
Dhammika Prasad c A Mishra & b Ashwin 0 4 0 0 0
Rangana Herath not out 4 17 0 0 23.53
T Kaushal lbw A Mishra 5 12 1 0 41.67
Dushmantha Chameera lbw A Mishra 4 5 1 0 80
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 1, nb - 2)7
Total(134 all out in 43.4 overs)134 (3.07 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/8 (Kaushal Silva, 2.4 ov.) 2/33 (Kumar Sangakkara, 8.5 ov.) 3/72 (Angelo Mathews, 21.1 ov.)
4/91 (Dinesh Chandimal, 27.2 ov.) 5/106 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 34.6 ov.) 6/111 (Jehan Mubarak, 35.4 ov.)
7/114 (Dhammika Prasad, 36.4 ov.) 8/123 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 38.4 ov.) 9/128 (T Kaushal, 41.5 ov.)
10/134 (Dushmantha Chameera, 43.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Ravichandran Ashwin 16 6 42 5 2.63  
Umesh Yadav 7 1 18 1 2.57  
Ishant Sharma 11 2 41 1 3.73 (1w)
Amit Mishra 9.4 3 29 3 3  
               

India 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Murali Vijay lbw T Kaushal 82 133 4 2 61.65
Lokesh Rahul(wk) b Dhammika Prasad 2 3 0 0 66.67
Ajinkya Rahane c Chandimal & b T Kaushal 126 243 10 0 51.85
Virat Kohli(c) lbw T Kaushal 10 19 0 0 52.63
Rohit Sharma c J Mubarak & b T Kaushal 34 55 2 0 61.82
Stuart Binny c Thirimanne & b Dhammika Prasad 17 19 3 0 89.47
Wriddhiman Saha not out 13 21 1 0 61.9
Ravichandran Ashwin c Chandimal & b Dhammika Prasad 19 21 2 1 90.48
Amit Mishra c J Mubarak & b Dhammika Prasad 10 26 1 0 38.46
Umesh Yadav not out 4 7 0 0 57.14
Ishant Sharma dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 3, nb - 1)8
Total(325 for 8 in 91 overs)325 (3.57 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/3 (Lokesh Rahul, 0.5 ov.) 2/143 (Murali Vijay, 44.5 ov.) 3/171 (Virat Kohli, 52.5 ov.)
4/256 (Rohit Sharma, 74.5 ov.) 5/262 (Ajinkya Rahane, 76.2 ov.) 6/283 (Stuart Binny, 82.1 ov.)
7/311 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 86.5 ov.) 8/318 (Amit Mishra, 88.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dhammika Prasad 15 0 43 4 2.87  
Rangana Herath 29 4 96 0 3.31  
Dushmantha Chameera 14 0 63 0 4.5 (3w)
Angelo Mathews (c) 2 1 1 0 0.5  
T Kaushal 31 1 118 4 3.81  
               

Sri Lanka 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw Umesh 1 5 0 0 20
Kaushal Silva c Ashwin & b A Mishra 51 118 8 0 43.22
Kumar Sangakkara c A Rahane & b Ashwin 32 87 4 0 36.78
Lahiru Thirimanne c W Saha & b Ishant 62 168 5 0 36.9
Angelo Mathews(c) c Vijay & b Binny 102 167 12 0 61.08
Dinesh Chandimal(wk) c Rahul & b Ishant 11 23 1 0 47.83
Jehan Mubarak b A Mishra 22 46 2 0 47.83
Dhammika Prasad c A Rahane & b A Mishra 5 4 0 0 125
Rangana Herath lbw Ashwin 1 16 0 0 6.25
T Kaushal st W Saha & b A Mishra 6 14 1 0 42.86
Dushmantha Chameera not out 0 5 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 2, lb - 6, w - 0, nb - 5)13
Total(306 all out in 108 overs)306 (2.83 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/1 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 1.1 ov.) 2/75 (Kumar Sangakkara, 25.5 ov.) 3/114 (Kaushal Silva, 43.4 ov.)
4/241 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 84.5 ov.) 5/259 (Dinesh Chandimal, 90.4 ov.) 6/284 (Angelo Mathews, 98.1 ov.)
7/289 (Dhammika Prasad, 99.3 ov.) 8/300 (Jehan Mubarak, 103.4 ov.) 9/306 (Rangana Herath, 106.1 ov.)
10/306 (T Kaushal, 107.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Ishant Sharma 21 3 68 2 3.24  
Umesh Yadav 19 5 67 1 3.53  
Stuart Binny 18 4 44 1 2.44  
Ravichandran Ashwin 29 3 76 2 2.62  
Amit Mishra 21 3 43 4 2.05  
               

India 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Murali Vijay lbw Dhammika Prasad 0 4 0 0 0
Lokesh Rahul(wk) c Chandimal & b Dushmantha Chameera 108 190 13 1 56.84
Ajinkya Rahane c D Karunaratne & b Dhammika Prasad 4 11 1 0 36.36
Virat Kohli(c) c Mathews & b Herath 78 107 8 1 72.9
Rohit Sharma lbw Mathews 79 132 5 3 59.85
Stuart Binny c Dushmantha Chameera & b Herath 10 40 0 0 25
Wriddhiman Saha lbw Herath 56 117 6 0 47.86
Ravichandran Ashwin c K Silva & b Mathews 2 7 0 0 28.57
Amit Mishra c Chandimal & b Dushmantha Chameera 24 50 3 0 48
Ishant Sharma lbw Herath 2 21 0 0 9.52
Umesh Yadav not out 2 8 0 0 25
             
Extras(b - 8, lb - 13, w - 4, nb - 3)28
Total(393 all out in 114 overs)393 (3.45 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/4 (Murali Vijay, 0.4 ov.) 2/12 (Ajinkya Rahane, 4.3 ov.) 3/176 (Virat Kohli, 43.3 ov.)
4/231 (Lokesh Rahul, 59.2 ov.) 5/267 (Stuart Binny, 71.5 ov.) 6/319 (Rohit Sharma, 87.2 ov.)
7/321 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 89.3 ov.) 8/367 (Amit Mishra, 105.4 ov.) 9/386 (Wriddhiman Saha, 111.3 ov.)
10/393 (Ishant Sharma, 113.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dhammika Prasad 24 7 84 2 3.5 (2w)
Angelo Mathews (c) 15 7 24 2 1.6  
Dushmantha Chameera 20 2 72 2 3.6 (2w)
Rangana Herath 25 3 81 4 3.24  
T Kaushal 30 2 111 0 3.7  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

Yadav to Karnaratne, leg byes, FOR, Yadav shortens his length and angles one onto Karnaratne's hips, he looks to flick and misses, the ball clips his thigh pad and races away to the long leg bondary

W

to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Binny!! Tame dismissal for Silva! It can't get any softer than this. A full toss from , Silva was looking to work it towards the on-side, perhaps, he hit it a bit too early, spoons it in the air and towards Binny at short mid-wicket. He bends low and takes a sharp catch, he looks surprised, so do the rest of his team-mates as they join the celebrations. India have struck early in Sri Lanka's chase. Kaushal Silva c Binny b 1(9)

4

to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Sangakkara flicks it away along the ground through mid-wicket and it races away

4

to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot from Sanga. Full and just outside off stump, Sangakkara leans forward, presents the pull face of the bat and drives it from the middle of the bat, mid-off had no chance. A delighted fan stands and applauds the shot. Yehali cheers from the stands as well

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, excellent shot. Flighted delivery spinning away outside off stump, Karunaratne dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball even as bowls this wide outside off stump and lofts it inside-out over extra-cover

W

to Sangakkara, out Caught by Vijay!! That's the end of a wonderful 15-year-old international career for Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara. Virat Kohli goes to Sanga and shakes his hands. The entire Indian team follow him. A few of the fans are shocked in the stands. Wife Yehali, after being disappointed initially, recovers and manages a smile as Sanga raises his bat, waves to the crowd and walks back for one final time in national colours. A few of the kids quickly form a guard of honour with their bats near the boundary. With the Sri Lankan flag in his hand, Percy goes on the field and congratulates Sanga. Would you believe it? has dismissed Sanga for the 4th consecutive time. Flighted delivery just around off stump line, the ball dips on Sangakkara, who looks to defend off the front foot, it grips the pitch and turns considerably, the thick outside edge is found and it goes straight to second slip. It was a small celebration from the Indians as they knew the occasion. They were quick to go and congratulate the master before he walked off. Sangakkara c Vijay b 18(18) [4s-2]

4

Yadav to Mathews, FOR, Mathews is sqared p by mesh Yadav again. He trobled the Sri Lanka skipper in the first innings as well. Fll and jst swinging away otside off stmp, Mathews pshes away from the body, gets a thick edge and it rolls away past glly

4

to Mathews, FOUR, flighted delivery on the stumps, Mathews gets down on one knee and sweeps with one hand as he loses his bottom hand grip, the ball rockets to the deep square leg fence

4

to Mathews, FOUR, a lot of width on offer outside off stump, Mathews rocks back and cuts well through cover-point, he timed that nicely

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Karunaratne advances and drives it past the non-striker's, mid-on dives to his right but loses the race

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Karunaratne gets down on one knee and takes the risk of playing against the turn, but sweeps well and sends it to the deep backward square leg boundary

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, very full and on the stumps, Karunaratne advances and drives it along the ground through mid-on, who had no chance

W

Yadav to Mathews, ot Caght by Rahl!! Perfect start for India. The big fish has departed first ball. Lovely catch from Rahl as well, he's jst a makeshift keeper, bt this catch wold have made any proper keeper prod. This was pitched p and nipped away a fraction, Mathews was lred into pshing at that, gets a thick edge to the right of the keeper. Rahl dived across and grabs a one-handed blinder, with his right glove. Yadav trobled Mathews all along in this Test and he finally gets rewarded. He's chffed to bits, so is his skipper, the crowd has been silenced. Mathews c Rahl b Yadav 23(39) [4s-3]

6

to Chandimal, SIX, that's powerfully struck, was excited for a moment, but the ball sails over Umesh at long leg, this was banged in short and on the stumps, Chandimal swivelled across and hooked it high and over that man in the deep. has his hands on his head

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, that's nicely played, on a good length and holding its line outside off, Chandimal waits on it, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and steers it in the gap between slip and gully, no one at third man and the ball races away to the fence

W

to Chandimal, out Bowled!! Chandimal has been bowled around his legs! Another huge wicket for India, strikes in his first over. This was tossed up outside leg and spun back in, Chandimal shuffled a long way across on the sweep, as a result, he exposed his leg-stump, the ball spun back in to clip the leg-stump. is delighted, so are the others in the Indian camp. They are one wicket closer towards squaring the series. Chandimal b 15(30) [4s-1 6s-1]

6

to Thirimanne, SIX, that's one way of dealing with pressure, tossed up by , Thirimanne comes down the track, makes room as he did so, lifts it with the spin and clears wide long-on with ease, off the mark with a maximum

W

to Thirimanne, out Caught by (sub)Pujara!! accounts for yet another left-hander. Sri Lanka have lost half their side. Sharp take from Che at silly point. Thirimanne takes a step out, closes the bat face, the flighted delivery straightens a bit, the outside edge goes quickly to silly point, Pujara crouched low, kept his eyes on the ball, grabbed it with the help of his body. Thirimanne c (sub)Pujara b 11(26) [6s-1]

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, lovely shot! goes a bit too full around off, Karunaratne presents the full face of the bat and drives to the left of , mid-on was wide and the ball raced across the turf

W

to Mubarak, out Caught by Kohli!! Mubarak goes for a golden duck. The umpires check for a no-ball, has always had that problem, but he has some part of his foot behind the line. The finger is raised and the marching orders are given. Another good take in the slip cordon, this time by the skipper. All smiles in the Indian dressing room. Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, Mubarak hung his bat away from the body, the outside edge goes low to second slip, Kohli plucks a good catch. India are into the tail now. Mubarak c Kohli b 0(1)

W

to Dhammika, out Caught by Mishra!! Poor, poor shot from Prasad. No words to explain what he was doing. picks his fourth of the innings. Flighted on off, Prasad skips down, is nowhere to the pitch of the ball, skies the loft towards mid-on, Mishra settles under it and takes it comfortably. No need for that shot, especially when he had just come to the crease. Dhammika c Mishra b 0(4)

4

to Karunaratne, FOUR, Karunaratne has looked excellent against . This time he employs the sweep, kneels down and gets it over backward square, no one in the deep to stop that

W

to Karunaratne, out Bowled!! 5-fer for . Just when I thought he was playing him well, Karunaratne gets cleaned up. India inch closer to squaring the series as picks his 12th 5-wicket haul in Tests. The slider from the offie, drifts into the left-hander, Karunaratne stays rooted to the crease and tries to keep it out, the ball takes the inside edge and deflects off the back pad. Karunaratne b 46(103) [4s-6]

4

to Kaushal, FOUR, half tracker and Kaushal says thank you very much, he rocks back and pulls it in the air, no one in the deep to stop it from reaching the fence

W

to Kaushal, out Lbw!! has another. India inch closer to victory. This was the googly from , Kaushal fails to pick it, plants his front foot forward and misses the defence, is struck in front of middle. Umpire Tucker had no hesitation in raising his finger. Replays suggest that the ball might have been turning too much and would have missed leg-stump. Kaushal lbw b 5(12) [4s-1]

4

to Dushmantha Chameera, FOUR, nice loopy delivery, Chameera's eyes lit up as he saw the flight on that, kneels down and slog sweeps over mid-wicket, the ball trickles to the fence

W

to Dushmantha Chameera, out Lbw!! That's it! India level the 3-match series 1-1, with one game to go. This is the first Test win for Virat Kohli as captain. Also first Test win for India since July 21, 2014 after a gap of 399 days. Coming to the ball, the wrong 'un from Mishy, Chameera doesn't pick it, goes back and doesn't offer a shot, umpire Tucker raised the finger in a flash. It was a straightforward decision. Dushmantha Chameera lbw b 4(5) [4s-1]

W

to Rahul, out Bowled!! Jaffa! has his arms wide open and waits for his team-mates to embrace him. Top delivery that from the Sri Lankan pacer. The nip-backer from a length, Rahul plants his front foot forward and pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and uproots the leg-stump. He has a problem with the incoming delivery, was out to a similar kind of delivery in the first Test. Good start for Sri Lanka as once again strikes in his very first over. Rahul b 2(3)

4

to Rahane, FOUR, fantastic shot! Nice way to open the account. Pitched up on off, Rahane presents the full face of the bat and drives past Vijay, beats mid-on to his left and the chase from Mathews. The timing was sublime on that occasion

4

Chameera to Vijay, FOUR, nicely clipped off his hips, Chameera strays down leg with this back of a length delivery, Vijay is not one to miss out, the timing on it is immaculate as the ball races away to the fence after beating square leg

4

to Vijay, FOUR, that is very well played, wasn't all that short but the excellent use of the crease enabled the stroke. Flatter delivery just outside off, Vijay went back and cut it very lat and to the left of backward point who had no chance

4

to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, marginally short in length from , Rahane rocks back and plays a half pull/half arm jab, beats mid-wicket and races away to the fence in a hurry

4

to Vijay, FOUR, edged and four, width on offer from , Vijay stays back and attempts a languid late cut, gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies fine, goes wide of Sangakkara at first slip and races away to the fence

OT

to Vijay, 1 run, fifty for Vijay, his 11th in Tests, gets a warm hug from his partner. This was tossed up outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single

4

to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, tossed up and on the stumps, no spin for , Rahane gets down on his knees and sweeps it over square leg, the man in the deep is very square and the ball beats him to the fence

4

to Rahane, FOUR, lovely shot, the inside out drive over extra cover, once he got it wide of the fielder, it was always racing away to the fence. gave this one more air allowing Rahane to lean back onto the shot

4

to Rahane, FOUR, reverse sweep from Rahane, he's looking very positive since morning, this was tossed up and just outside off, Rahane gets down on his knees, reverses his stance and sweeps it behind square on the off-side for a boundary, raises his fifty as well

6

Chameera to Vijay, SIX, cracking shot, fraction too short from Chameera, Vijay is quick to get across and pulls it high and over mid-wicket, almost went all the way, might have just bounced in front of the ad cushions, another boundary for Vijay. He's suddenly changed gears after completing his fifty. The video umpire has several looks, the replays weren't conclusive, it's been called as a six though

6

to Vijay, SIX, no doubts about this one though, Vijay steps down the track, wasn't there to the pitch of the ball but still swings through the line, has enough to clear Mubarak at wide long-on

4

to Vijay, FOUR, appeal for LBW, but there was some bat on that, an underedge saved Vijay there, he went across his stumps to a quicker delivery, used 's pace and got the sweep fine, another boundary for Vijay

W

to Vijay, out Lbw!! Vijay dies by the sword. It was pushed through on middle, Vijay goes down on one knee and looks to sweep it hard but fails to connect, the ball spins back in a touch and catches the front pad, umpire Oxenford thought about it for a while and raised his finger. It was right in front and looked out in real time as well. A handy knock from Vijay though. Has done his job this morning. Vijay lbw b 82(133) [4s-4 6s-2]

4

to Rahane, FOUR, very full delivery and well wide of off, Rahane threw his bat at it on the drive, again doesn't get it off the middle but gets it wide of cover and the ball has enough legs on it to dribble to the ropes

W

to Kohli, out Lbw!! gets his second LBW this morning. Kohli went deep in his crease trying to defend this flatter delivery which pitched on middle and turned back in slightly, he is unable to get any bat on it seemingly hurried by the ball and is trapped right in front. Another easy decision for umpire Oxenford. Kohli could and perhaps should have been forward to that. Kohli lbw b 10(19)

4

to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane gets the sweep away fine, again flighted down leg, Rahane goes down on one knee and sweeps it fine, the fine leg fielder moves across and dives, seems to have it covered but the ball sneaks through to the ropes

OT

to Rahane, 1 run, that's it! This is the first Test match that Ajinkya Rahane is batting at No. 3 and he records a hundred, his 4th Test ton. He is all smiles as he takes the run, punches the air in delight. The dressing room stands and applauds. Kohli is very happy as he claps for Rahane. Team director Ravi Shastri stands and applauds as well. That female fan in the stands is extremely relieved. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, a gift from and Rahane glances it fine to fine leg. Rahane takes his helmet off and raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. He takes a piece of cloth from his pocket and wipes out all the sweat from his head. He's concentrated and worked really hard for this hundred. Rohit pats him on his head in appreciation

4

to Rohit, FOUR, easy ball from , flighted delivery outside off stump, Rohit leans forward and drives it all along the ground through cover and it races away

4

to Rahane, FOUR, just a gentle punch nothing else, the emphasis was more on placement, gives this a lot of air on middle but is too full, Rahane clears his front leg and punch-drives it to the left of the bowler, Herath is too wide at long-off

4

to Rohit, FOUR, Rohit takes the chance and it comes off, nicely flighted on middle stump, Rohit sweeps it in the air against the turn and in front of square, no one there at deep mid-wicket

4

to Rahane, FOUR, swept away with complete control, quicker off-break on leg stump, Rahane kneels and plays it hard to the left of fine leg who stood no chance

4

to Rahane, FOUR, delightful from Rahane, inside out lofted drive executed to perfection, this delivery was drifting in on middle, Rahane twinkles down inside the line of the ball and chips it superbly over extra cover, bisects long-off and sweeper cover

W

to Rohit, out Caught by Mubarak!! Rohit perishes in trying to put the foot down. It was a bit slower off-break landing on middle, Rohit goes down on one knee and tries to slog-sweep it out of Colombo, doesn't quite get all of it, the miscue lobs towards Mubarak at deep mid-wicket who moves across to his left, gets under it and pouches it safely with the reverse cup. Rohit c Mubarak b 34(55) [4s-2]

4

to Binny, FOUR, intent from Binny straightaway, this is good selfless cricket. Quite a massive innings for Binny himself but he is down the pitch and swipes it through the line over the bowler's head, goes on the bounce over the ropes

W

to Rahane, out Caught by Chandimal!! Rahane walks, doesn't wait for the umpire. The whole dressing room is up in applause for what has been a tremendous display of grit and composure. Perishes in trying to up the ante. It was a fullish off-break just outside off, Rahane looks to go inside-out but only manages to get a faint edge through to the keeper. The Mumbaikar has put India in a dominant position and his efforts are recognized by the crowd as well. Rahane c Chandimal b 126(243) [4s-10]

4

to Binny, FOUR, good improvisation, he premeditated the reverse sweep, it was a low full toss drifting away outside off, Binny gets it away fine wide of backward point, the ball races away

4

to Binny, FOUR, another reverse-sweep executed superbly, this delivery was drifting away just outside off, was there on the sweeping length and Binny once again sends it fine, pretty much in the same place as the previous one

W

to Binny, out Caught by Thirimanne!! Edged and caught! Binny falls in the first over after tea. This was pitched up and nipped away late, Binny was looking to steer it towards third man, instead, he edges it straight to second slip. Catching practice for Thirimanne and has a wicket with the second new ball. Binny c Thirimanne b 17(19) [4s-3]

6

Chameera to Ashwin, SIX, top-edge and six, this was banged in short by Chameera, Ashwin was clearly late on the pull, gets a top-edge that sails over the keeper and into the stands for a maximum

4

to Mishra, no ball, FOUR, that's a strange way of playing a short ball, this was banged in short by , Mishra made room outside leg, it kept following him, he was cramped for room in the end, he plays with an open face and guides it over the slip cordon. had overstepped as well

4

Chameera to Ashwin, FOUR, top-edge and four, another bouncer from Chameera, another attempted pull from Ashwin, he's once again late on the shot, gets a top-edge over the keeper

4

Chameera to Ashwin, FOUR, cracking shot, short and just outside off, Ashwin was waiting on it, rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary

W

to Ashwin, out Caught by Chandimal!! Strange happenings at the P Sara Oval. This was banged in short and just outside off, Ashwin was looking to ramp it over the slip cordon, there was a tiny speck of noise as the ball went through. Chandimal wasn't sure, he hardly appealed, neither did the men in the close-in catching positions, the bowler wasn't sure either. He just turned back at the umpire, but Ashwin knew he had nicked, off he went. Umpire Oxenford belatedly raises the finger. Ashwin c Chandimal b 19(21) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Chameera to W Saha, FOUR, smashed, length delivery on Saha's pads, he clears his left leg and heaves it over mid-wicket, picked up the length well, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

W

to Mishra, out Caught by Mubarak!! Another wicket for , this was banged in short and on the stumps, Mishra swivelled across on the pull, hits it very well but finds Mubarak at deepish backward short leg. He just turns around and walks away to the hut. India have lost their 8th wicket and there's no declaration in sight. Mishra c Mubarak b 10(26) [4s-1]

W

Yadav to Karnaratne, ot Lbw!! Yadav strikes first ball on his comeback! A dream start for him, a dream delivery as well. This was pitched p and swng back sharply into the left-hander, Karnaratne was done in by the swing, ends p playing across the line, falls over and is strck bang in front of middle and leg. The ball was going on to hit the leg-stmp, simple call for mpire Tcker. Karnaratne lbw b Yadav 1(5)

4

Yadav to Sangakkara, FOR, cracking shot, wide half-volley from Yadav, Sangakkara gets down on one knee, plays with an open face and finds the gap past cover-point, didn't strike it sweetly, bt the ball has enogh legs to beat the chasing fielder

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, nicely played by Silva, width on offer from , Silva leans forward, plays with an open face and guides it square behind point for a boundary

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, lucky boundary for Silva, this was banged in short and just outside off, Silva took his eyes off as he ducked under it, left his bat hanging though, the ball hits the back of the bat and bounces away to the fine leg boundary

4

Yadav to Sangakkara, FOR, too straight from mesh, ends p drifting onto Sangakkara's pads, whipped away past sqare leg for an easy bondary

4

Yadav to Kashal Silva, FOR, inside edge and for, Silva has the sort of lck that Saha had earlier in the morning, this was pitched p and held its line otside off, Silva went with hard hands on the drive, gets an inside edge that races away past the leg-stmp

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, in the airrrr but in the gap. Kaushal Silva almost fell in the trap there. There were two men catching close at backward point, but it went between the fielder who was squarer and cover-point. Full and swinging away outside off stump, Kaushal plays a loose drive and gets away with it

4

to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and well outside off stump, easy pickings for Sanga, who doesn't miss out. He goes on the back foot and cuts it through cover-point for four

D

to Sangakkara, no run, dropped, but a really tough chance. Shortish and just spinning away outside off stump, Sangakkara goes back to cut, gets a thick edge, because of the fact that Sangakkara went on the back foot, Rahane got up early, it flew quickly to him, he stuck his left hand out but it popped out, he fell back and was too far away to grab the rebound despite putting in the dive

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short, but not short enough to trouble Kaushal, the batsman had a lot of time to rock back as it was bowled just at 121.8kph, Kaushal pulls powerfully along the ground and sends it through mid-wicket. That boundary also brings up the fifty partnership

4

to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga has seen enough, he uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a boundary. Sanga's wife applauds from the stands

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, now that is an excellent shot from Kaushal Silva. Full and swinging away outside off stump, Kaushal leans forward and drives it to the left of mid-off, who had no chance

4

to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, spinning into the pads, Silva prods forward and tickles it fine, was wide of the leg slip fielder, the ball races away fine, Umesh runs across and puts in the dive, but it escapes to the fence

W

to Sangakkara, out Caught by Rahane!! Sangakkara is out! The crowd are stunned and so is his family. But everyone compose themselves and stand up to applaud. Even his best mate Mahela Jayawardene is on his feet clapping. The Indians are pumped as they know the importance of this wicket. Third time that has got rid of Sangakkara in this series. Slower and luring Sanga forward on the defence, the ball turns enough to catch the outside edge, goes low and to the left of Rahane at first slip, he dives and pouches it comfortably. He makes it look so easy. Easily the best slip fielder currently for India. Sangakkara c Rahane b 32(87) [4s-4]

4

Yadav to Kashal Silva, FOR, short and jst otside off, not mch pace on that, Silva had all the time in the world to swivel on the back foot and pll it throgh mid-wicket, the ball raced away

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne brings out the sweep shot. He got a bit success in the last Test playing this shot. Flighted on off, Thirimanne kneels down and sweeps it in front of square, no one in the deep and that is his first boundary

OT

to Kaushal Silva, 2 runs, 9th Test fifty for Silva! His first against India. Well tossed up outside off, Silva gets a stride forward and drives against the turn, a bit risky but he got close to the pitch, sends it through the vacant cover region

W

to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Ashwin!! 'Catch itttt,' is the cry and that's a dolly for Ashwin. Good field placement from Kohli, to have a man behind square for the top edge. Flighted delivery around off stump line, Kaushal Silva gets down on one knee to sweep, gets a top edge, Ash runs forward from backward square leg and takes an easy catch. Silva is livid with himself as he walks back, he concentrated very hard and played well. That's a well deserved wicket for , who has bowled very well so far. Kaushal Silva c Ashwin b 51(118) [4s-8]

4

Yadav to Mathews, FOR, the otside edge is fond this time bt it goes wide of second slip. This is the first bondary India have conceded after 115 balls. Short of a length delivery jst otside off stmp, Mathews looks to defend, the thick edge rolls along the grond to third man

4

Yadav to Mathews, FOR, overpitched and pnished. Fll and otside off stmp, Mathews drives it throgh cover, Kohli gives chase bt loses the race. He pt in the dive and tried to flick it back bt it escaped and toched the rope. An angry Kohli then almost kicked the ball away

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, width on offer outside off stump and Thiri rocks back to cut it for four. Not a great start for Lambu to his new spell. The length was shortish, Thirimanne cuts it to the right of backward point

4

to Mathews, FOUR, top shot from Mathews. Full and angling in on off stump line, Mathews leans forward and punches it all along the ground with a straight bat, sends it very straight and mid-on had no chance

4

to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot, tad fuller and in that channel outside off, Mathews leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and punches it past mid-on for a boundary

4

to Mathews, FOUR, that was close, but Mathews gets a boundary, this was full and wide from , swings away further after pitching, lures Mathews into the drive, he plays away from his body and hits it in the air, past the diving cover fielder and into the fence

4

Yadav to Mathews, FOR, that's very poor from Ishant at mid-on, Kohli looks annoyed as well. This was fll and jst otside off, Mathews shffled across, closed the face of the bat, sed his wrists and worked it wide of mid-on. Ishant labors across, goes down in installments and allows the ball to escape his grasp, he then has to chase, bt the ball beats him to the fence

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, rare bad ball from , drops this one short and well outside off, Thirimanne rocks back and cuts it square past point, much needed boundary for the left-hander

OT

to Mathews, 1 run, 23rd fifty for Mathews. It is also his 3rd fifty plus score in his last 4 innings. The school kids at the ground stand and applaud. Mathews raises his bat, shakes hands with Thiri and gets on with things. Flatter and around off, he makes a bit of room and punches wide of extra cover

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, slider in and around off, Thirimanne waits and waits, almost cuts it off Saha's gloves, gets it to the right of backward point, Mishra dives but the ball escapes. is not happy with the effort

4

to Mathews, FOUR, half tracker and Mathews is all over it, transfers his weight onto the back foot and slaps it square of the wicket, that was hit hard as the ball raced away to the fence

OT

to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne brings up his 4th Test fifty. A much needed knock for him. He missed out on one in the first Test. Looks like a relieved man as he shakes hands with his skipper. Thirimanne comes down the track and eases it to deepish mid-off

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, the runs keep flowing, short and width on offer, Thirimanne gets into position quickly and cuts in front of square, the ball beats the two chasing fielders

OT

Yadav to Thirimanne, 1 rn, again, the length is short and arond off, Thirimanne rns it off the face of the bat to deep point. The 100-rn stand comes p and the batsmen pnch gloves

4

Yadav to Mathews, FOR, the new ball raced across the trf. mesh gets the line wrong, too straight, on off and middle, Mathews leans forward and clips it handsomely throgh mid-wicket, the timing takes care of the rest

4

to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot, Mathews knew that the line was going to be short, this was banged in halfway down the pitch and well outside off, Mathews swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary

4

to Mathews, FOUR, this is a poor start from after lunch, he's wasting the new ball, banged in short and just outside off, Mathews swivels across and pulls it in front of square. Umesh gets across from the deep, tries to stop the ball with his legs and helps it go over the ropes

4

to Mathews, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries, poor bowling from , length ball on Mathews' pads, flicked away behind square on the on-side, the timing is sublime and the ball races away to the fence

W

to Thirimanne, out Caught by W Saha!! The change of angle has worked for , Thirimanne isn't happy one bit, but umpire Oxenford's finger was up in a flash. This was pitched up outside off and held its line, lured Thirimanne into the drive, he was looking to drive with a bent knee, there was a noise as the ball went past the bat. Saha's appeal was spontaneous, so was 's, the umpire was convinced as well. That ends a superb partnership, India needed this wicket badly, they have struck with the second new ball. Thirimanne c W Saha b 62(168) [4s-5]

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and holding its line outside off, draws Chandimal into the defensive push, he played it with soft hands, gets an outside edge that goes through the gap between slips and gully

W

to Chandimal, out Caught by Rahul!! That is a very good catch at second slip. In fact the replay suggests that he almost spilled it. So Sri Lanka's hero in the last match has been removed early. I must say that it was a poor shot from the right-hander. Nothing but a good length delivery outside off stump, let's credit Lambu for landing it in the right area though, Chandimal leans forward and looks to play with an angled bat, probably looking to test Mishy in the deep again by sending it through backward point, but he almost guides this fine as the ball goes off the oustide half of the bat. Rahul moves to his left and gets both hands, but as he was on the move doesn't manage to grab it cleanly, luckily for him it didn't go too far away from him and was able to take it on the second attempt. Chandimal c Rahul b 11(23) [4s-1]

4

to Mubarak, FOUR, that is a good response from Mubarak after being surprised by a bouncer. Full and just outside off stump, Mubarak leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it along the ground through mid-off

4

Yadav to Mbarak, FOR, nice shot from Mbarak. Jst sed the pace on offer and fond the gap. Good length delivery wide otside off stmp, Mbarak gides with an angled bat and sends it to the right of backward point, who had no chance

4

to Mathews, FOUR, that's a brave shot to get to his 6th Test hundred. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Mathews plays the reverse-sweep to great effect, sends it past backward point and it runs away for four. He takes the helmet off and raises the bat to the crowd and the dressing room. All his team-mates were up on their feet applauding the captain's knock

W

to Mathews, out Caught by Vijay!! Mathews falls after his hundred, turns back, asks the umpire if he was checking for a no-ball. No is the answer from the umpire, he turns around and joins the celebrations. He deserved this wicket though. Remember, he had Kaushal Silva caught behind yesterday, but he overstepped the line and was denied the wicket. Nice piece of bowling from him, pitched up and left Mathews at the last moment, drew him into a tentative push - away from his body, finds the outside edge and it's gleefully snaffled by Vijay at first slip. Finally, in his fourth Test, has a wicket to his name. He goes and hugs Vijay in joy. Mathews c Vijay b 102(167) [4s-12]

W

to Dhammika, out Caught by Rahane!! This is a good piece of bowling from Mishy and it's his 50th Test wicket as well. The bowling change has worked for India. Nicely tossed up leggie from Mishy, Dhammika was on the front foot to defend, it bounced a bit extra and took the glove, went straight to first slip and Rahane won't miss those. Dhammika c Rahane b 5(4)

W

to Mubarak, out Bowled!! What a start for India! has got rid of the recognised batsman soon after tea. It was very well bowled by the leggie. The straighter one, Mubarak pressed forward and played for the leg-break, the ball didn't turn and went on to hit the top of off-stump. is delighted as he picks his third of the innings. Mubarak b 22(46) [4s-2]

4

to Kaushal, FOUR, this is another poor delivery, half tracker on the stumps, sat up nicely for the offie, who rocks back and pulls it square of the wicket, no chance for the man in the deep to stop that

W

to Herath, out Lbw!! back with a wicket. Oxenford took a long time before giving the marching orders. The quicker one from Ash, Herath went for his favourite shot - the sweep, he missed and was struck on the back thigh, the impact was in front of middle and the ball would have hit leg-stump. Herath lbw b 1(16)

W

to Kaushal, out Stumped!! Sri Lanka have been bowled out. picks up his 4th of the innings. He has improved as the series as progressed. It was a tailender's shot from Kaushal, races down the wicket to slog, he fails to pick the googly, is beaten on the inside edge and Saha does the rest behind the stumps. Third umpire was also not needed as Kaushal was a long way down the pitch. Kaushal st W Saha b 6(14) [4s-1]

4

to Vijay, leg byes, FOUR, bowls this down the leg side, Vijay misses out on the tickle, the ball runs away off the thigh pad to the fine leg fence

W

to Vijay, out Lbw!! Mathews said he would have opted to bowl anyway and what a start this is for Sri Lanka. Vijay, who has been doing very well for India of late in Tests is out for a duck. Fullish and just outside off stump, it was bowled with a scrambled seam, the ball just jagged back in off the seam, Vijay was looking to defend off the front foot but missed it and the ball hit him near the knee roll on the front pad. The impact seemed to be on off and umpire Tucker had no doubt in his mind. Vijay lbw b 0(4)

4

to Rahane, FOUR, friendly ball from , length delivery on the pads, Rahane waits and glances it fine to fine leg and opens his account

W

to Rahane, out Caught by Karunaratne!! Edged and straight to third slip. The ploy to send Rahane at No. 3 hasn't worked. This is a really poor shot from Rahane. He could have left that alone. Good length delivery swinging away well outside off stump, Rahane plays acres away from the body as he looks to drive, gets a thick edge and Karunaratne makes no mistake as it comes at a comfortable height to him. India are under serious pressure, it's 12/2 inside 5 overs. Rahane c Karunaratne b 4(11) [4s-1]

4

to Rahul, FOUR, good length delivery on the leg stump, Rahul flicks it wide of mid-on, Herath gives chase but loses the race. Rahul didn't try to hit it hard but the timing was excellent on that occasion

D

Chameera to Rahul, no run, edgeddddd and put down, Mubarak the culprit. Chameera is getting good carry from the pitch, remember, the captains said at the toss that it was a hard surface. It flew very quickly to gully and Mubarak wasn't ready to pouch it despite getting both hands to it. Back of a length delivery outside off stump, Rahul looks to cut, it wasn't all that far away from the body to play that shot, Rahul gets a thick edge which goes straight to the fielder and gets away with it

4

Chameera to Rahul, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Rahul leans forward and presents the full face on the drive, sends it to the left of mid-on, who had no chance

4

to Rahul, FOUR, poor line and Rahul doesn't miss out. Good length delivery down the leg-side, Rahul waits for the ball and tickles it fine to the fine leg boundary

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, fast and full but down the leg-side, Kohli tickles it fine and it runs away to the fine leg boundary. First four for Kohli

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, oh that is a delightful shot from Kohli. Full and outside off stump, Kohli allows the ball to come, drives with the full face of the bat and sends it through mid-off

4

to Rahul, FOUR, full and on the leg stump, Rahul flicks uppishly, Silva was stationed at square leg but it went to his right and save away for four

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off stump, Kohli was actually trying to leave, but was late to take his bat out of the way, the ball goes off the face of the bat and goes between second slip and gully

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, that's a short of length delivery at 138.2kph, but Kohli was very early into his position to pull off the back foot, timed it from the middle of the bat and it raced away behind square on the on-side

4

to Rahul, FOUR, overpitched and punished. Full and outside off stump, Rahul drives along the ground and sends it to the left of cover, who gives chase in vain. That brings up the fifty partnership as well

6

to Kohli, SIX, baaaanggg! Flighted delivery just outside off stump, Kohli advances, gets closer to the pitch of the ball and muscles the loft straight back over the bowler's head, the ball crashes into the sightscreen

OT

Chameera to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length and on Kohli's hips, nudged away behind square on the on-side, he wanted a second run but is sent back. That raises Kohli's fifty, his 11th in Tests, not much celebrations from the Indian skipper, just raises his bat towards the dressing room

4

Chameera to Rahul, FOUR, nicely played by Rahul, short of a length and holding its line outside off, Rahul waits on it, plays with soft hands and guides it in the gap between second slip and gully

4

Chameera to Rahul, FOUR, top-edge and four, nothing convincing about this pull from Rahul, this was banged in short and on the stumps, Rahul swivelled across on the pull, is very late on the shot and gets a top edge, bounces just in front of the ropes at fine leg

4

to Rahul, FOUR, gorgeous shot, the shot of the day so far from Rahul, this was overpitched and well outside off, Rahul leans forward, meets the ball on top of the bounce and caresses it through extra cover, raises his fifty as well. He gets a warm applause from the balcony, Kohli pats him on his back, raises the 100-run stand as well

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, Chameera strays onto Kohli's pads and pays the penalty. Kohli shuffles across and whips it off his toes, beats mid-on and races away to the fence in a hurry

4

Chameera to Kohli, FOUR, this has been a poor over so far from Chameera, too straight once again, ends up drifting onto Kohli's pads, whipped away in front of square on the on-side for a boundary

4

to Kohli, FOUR, cracking shot, overpitched and well outside off, Kohli gets a big stride forward, brings those powerful wrists into play and drills it past extra cover for a boundary

4

to Rahul, FOUR, lovely shot, banged in short and well outside off, doesn't have the pace to trouble frontline batsmen, Rahul rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, a couple of bounces and over the ropes for a boundary

6

to Rahul, SIX, cracking shot, just a little shimmy down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, plays it with the spin and lifts it high and over mid-on, has enough to clear the ropes on the full for a maximum

4

to Rahul, FOUR, that's nicely played by Rahul, the slog sweep, tossed up and well outside off, Rahul gets down on his knees and sweeps it in front of square on the on-side, no one in the deep and the ball races away to the fence

4

to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, this one is given more air by , ends up offering a half-volley, Kohli gets forward, closes the face of the bat, generates immense power and drills it between Rahul's legs, beats the fielder at mid-off as well

4

to Rahul, FOUR, lovely shot, flatter and quicker from , Rahul waits on it and cuts it very late, beats the lone slip and races away to the fence in a hurry

W

to Kohli, out Caught by Mathews!! Excellent catch from Mathews at first slip, Sri Lanka needed this wicket badly. This was tossed up slower and just outside off, Kohli waited on that and looked to dab it fine, gets it very fine though, more of a thick outside edge. Mathews anticipates the shot, stays low and moves across to his right. The ball was travelling and it went low as well, Mathews sticks his right hand out and holds onto a fine catch. The celebrations tell the story, Kohli looks gutted as he walks back to the hut. Kohli c Mathews b 78(107) [4s-8 6s-1]

4

to Rahul, FOUR, nails his sweep to perfection, it was tossed up nicely but a bit too full, Rahul goes down on one knee and powers his sweep off the middle in front of square, no one moved a muscle there

4

to Rohit, FOUR, picks the gap this time through the covers, it was a tossed up delivery again outside off, Rohit was down in a flash, clears his front leg and drills his drive through the covers

6

to Rohit, SIX, that has been dismissed, down the track again, gets to the pitch, and gets a clean swing through the line, the ball sails over the long-off fence, signs of intent from the Mumbaikar

OT

to Rahul, 2 runs, 2nd hundred for Rahul. The entire Indian team stand and applaud. He kisses the India badge on the helmet, looks at the skies and raises his bat and helmet to acknowledge the applause from his team-mates. Slower and on leg-stump, Rahul presses forward and nurdles it off the glove to long leg, he pushed for the second and had to put in the dive to make his ground. A direct hit would have made things interesting

4

to Rahul, FOUR, lovely shot! He keeps getting better as the innings progresses. Shimmies down, takes it on the full and drives it past the non-striker, mid-off was square and it raced away to the fence

6

to Rohit, SIX, "catch" was the shout from some of the Sri Lankan fielders. But the ball sailed over the rope. There was a fielder at deepish mid-on, Rohit advanced down the wicket and hit it flat, had enough power behind it to clear the fielder

W

Chameera to Rahul, out Caught by Chandimal!! Chameera strikes! The plan has worked. Rahul will be kicking himself after seeing the replay. Nonetheless, a brilliant innings comes to an end. Short and slanted across the right-hander, Rahul was in no position to play the pull, tries to fetch it from outside off, but can only manage a top-edge, Chandimal steadies under it and takes it comfortably. That is a wicket thrown away. Rahul c Chandimal b Chameera 108(190) [4s-13 6s-1]

4

to Rohit, byes, FOUR, that is a poor delivery. tosses it up on leg-stump and gets it to spin further down, Rohit can't meet with the flick, Chandimal doesn't glove it either. Bonus runs for India

4

to Binny, leg byes, FOUR, errs in line and leaks four runs. Strays onto the pads, Binny doesn't connect with the glance, the ball brushes the thigh pad and runs away to the fine leg fence

4

to Rohit, byes, FOUR, wow! That is the first sign of reverse swing. It tailed in a long way, Rohit covered his sticks and let it go, it kept curling and Chandimal could just get a glove, he doesn't stop it and the ball races away

4

to Rohit, FOUR, that's a good strike from Rohit. Not all that short outside off but the ball sits up nicely for Rohit, who pulls it in front of square on the leg-side, races away to the fence in no time

W

to Binny, out Caught by Dushmantha Chameera!! Binny has thrown it away. A poor shot from him and half of the Indian side is back in the hut now. He comes dancing down the track, was nowhere near the pitch of this flighted delivery but still goes through with the loft, doesn't get it off the middle, long-off runs forward to his right and takes an easy catch. Binny c Dushmantha Chameera b 10(40)

4

to W Saha, FOUR, that's a good shot from Saha. He comes dancing down the track and sends it through to the long-on fence for a boundary

4

to W Saha, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, Saha comes down the track and drives it to the left of mid-off, who had no chance of stopping that, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

4

to W Saha, FOUR, tossed up on middle and leg, Saha kneels down and sweeps it behind square on the leg-side, there's no protection in the deep and Saha collects another boundary

OT

to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit gets to his fifty. His team-mates are up on their feet and applauding his effort. This was floated up outside off, Rohit drives it through the cover region for a single

6

to Rohit, SIX, another great shot from Rohit! This was short and angling down leg, the ball sits up nicely for Rohit, who pulls it over the fine leg fence for a maximum. There was a fielder there but he cleared him easily

4

to Rohit, FOUR, front foot pull this time. Another shortish delivery outside off, Rohit pulls it through mid-wicket and it runs away to the fence in no time

4

to Rohit, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Rohit comes forward and looks to push it into the off-side with an open face of the bat, gets a thickish outside edge and rolls away in the gap between gully and second slip, the fielder at gully dives to his left but fails to stop the ball

4

to Rohit, FOUR, nicely done! This was a short of length delivery outside off, Rohit waits on the back foot, opens the face of the bat and guides it in the gap between gully and backward point, who gives chase but the ball beats him to the fence

W

to Rohit, out Lbw!! This a big, big wicket for Sri Lanka. Rohit departs just before the end of play on Day 1. This was angling in on middle stump line, Rohit was looking to clip it through the on-side, he misses and wears it on the pad. There was a loud appeal from and the rest of the close-in fielders. Umpire Oxenford took his time before raising his finger. End of a gritty knock from Rohit, who was looking a little streaky in the last few overs. That'll also be Stumps on Day 1. Rohit lbw b 79(132) [4s-5 6s-3]

W

to Ashwin, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! That's a soft dismissal for Ashwin. A nothing shot really, this was pitched up and held its line outside off, Ashwin leaned forward and punched it straight to Silva at short extra cover. Catching practice for the Sri Lankan opener, India have lost an early wicket on Day 2, a disappointed look on Ashwin's face as he walks off. Ashwin c Kaushal Silva b 2(7)

4

to W Saha, FOUR, lovely shot, that should relax Saha a bit, a wide half-volley from , Saha leans forward and caresses it through cover for a boundary, his first runs of the day

4

to Mishra, FOUR, edged and four, that's adding insult to injury, width on offer from , Mishra threw his bat at that, gets a thick edge that flies in the gap between slips and gully

4

to Mishra, FOUR, that's much better from Mishra, width on offer from , Mishra stays in the crease and goes up and over cover-point. The ball slowed down near the ropes, Kaushal gives chase and hauls the ball back in. As he does so, the ball hit his boots with him sprawling on the ad cushions, that will be a boundary

D

to Mishra, no run, edged, tad fuller and a hint of shape away from outside off, Mishra was opened up as he looked to play it towards the on-side, gets an edge that drops in front of Mubarak at gully

4

to Mishra, FOUR, that is a fabulous shot! continues round the wicket to Mishra, fullish and on the stumps, Mishra reverse sweeps it behind point, the ball races across the turf. That came right off the meat. Mathews has a worried look on his face

W

Chameera to Mishra, out Caught by Chandimal!! Finally, Sri Lanka have managed to break the 46-run stand. A handy innings from Mishra comes to an end. Chameera is rewarded for his persistent bowling - his second wicket. Good length ball in the channel outside off, Mishra goes searching for it, the ball takes the outside edge and settles nicely in Chandimal's mitts. Mishra c Chandimal b Chameera 24(50) [4s-3]

4

to W Saha, FOUR, great use of the feet from the Indian keeper, skips out of the crease, meets the pitch of the ball and drives through extra cover, there was protection in the deep, but he placed it beautifully

4

to W Saha, FOUR, that was in the air and lobs over Mathews. Flighted just outside off, Saha goes for the reverse sweep, the top-edge goes over the slip fielder, Mathews anticipated it and moved to his left, but the ball eluded his leap

OT

to W Saha, 1 run, 2nd Test fifty for Saha. Kohli is clapping and so are the rest of the team members. Raises his bat and shows a thumbs up. Flatter and on the stumps, punched along the ground to long-on

W

to W Saha, out Lbw!! Saha falls immediately after lunch. This was the slider from , came back with the angle - he bowled it with a round arm action. Saha was half-forward in defence, the bat came down with an angle, he was rapped on the pads, before his bat could come around, the impact was in front of middle-stump, it was going on to crash into the stumps. Easy call for umpire Oxenford, India's chances of getting a big first innings score have received a jolt. W Saha lbw b 56(117) [4s-6]

4

to U Yadav, leg byes, FOUR, poor ball from , drifts one onto Yadav's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the pads and races away to the fine leg boundary

W

to Ishant, out Lbw!! That is as plumb as it gets, fourth wicket for and India have been bundled out for 393. The skidder from , pitched on middle and hurried onto Ishant, he was caught in his crease as he went back. Panic struck, Ishant tried to get his bat in front of the pads, ends up playing across the line and missed. The ball thudded into the back-pad, the impact was in middle and it was going on to crash into the stumps. Ishant lbw b 2(21)

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