Sri Lanka vs India First Test at Ahmedabad


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Sri Lanka tour of India Nov-Dec 2009

Sri Lanka vs India, First Test at Ahmedabad, Nov 16-20, 2009

Ahmedabad, Day 5: India salvage draw with Gambhir, Tendulkar centuries

An unbeaten century by Indian master Sachin Tendulkar, who also became the first cricketer to cross 30000 runs, and Gautam Gambhir's gritty 114 - his seventh overall and third century in as many matches - helped India draw against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Ahmedabad. The dead pitch, with only 21 wickets and seven centuries, didn't do a bit to help Sri Lanka's dream of a first Test win in India.
The captains agreed to call off the match with six overs still to go just after Sachin completed his 43rd Test Century. His 88th international 100!
India 426 (Dravid 177, Dhoni 110, Welegedara 4-87) and 341/4 (Gambhir 114, Tendulkar 100*, Laxman 51) drew with Sri Lanka 760/7 declared (Jayawardene 275, Prasanna 154*, Dilshan 112)


Ahmedabad, Day 4: India fighting to save first Test against Sri Lanka

Openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag hit half-centuries as India began a spirited fightback after Sri Lanka declared their first innings 40 minutes after lunch at a massive 760/7, the highest Test total in India. A world record sixth-wicket partnership of 351 runs between Mahela Jayawardene (275) and Prasanna Jayawardene (154 not out) helped Sri Lanka take a first innings lead of 334. Their partnership broke the 72-year-old world record of 346 runs held by Australians Donald Bradman and Jack Fingleton, set against England in 1937.

In the second innings, Gambhir and Virender Sehwag put 81 on board for India for the first wicket from only 17 overs. However, at stumps they were 190/2, losing Sehwag for 51 and Rahul Dravid for 38. Nightwatchman Amit Mishra (12 not out) who survived the final five overs with opener Gautam Gambhir (74) will resume batting on the last day.
India 426 and 190/2 (Gambhir 74*, Sehwag 51, Dravid 38) trail Sri Lanka 760/7 dec (Jayawardene 275, Prasanna 154*, Dilshan 112) by 144 runs


Ahmedabad, Day 3: Mahela Jayawardene double century takes Sri Lanka to 591/5

Mahela Jayawardene's magnificent double century, his sixth, helped Sri Lanka take charge of the first Test at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Wednesday. His unbroken 6th wicket partnership of 216 with his unrelated namesake Prasanna Jayawardene enusred Sri Lanka a 165-run lead over India at stumps on day three. They are now comfortably placed at 591/5 in 160 overs, in reply to India's first innings total of 426. This is their highest total on Indian soil, surpassing their previous best score of 420, made in 1986.

Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 204 was studded with 17 fours and 1 six. He added 138 runs for the fourth wicket with Thilan Samaraweera, who scored 70. In a 1997-98 Test match at the R. Premadasa statdium, in which Mahela debuted, Sri Lanka plundered a record breaking score of 952/6, the highest total in Test matches, after India had amassed 537 in the first innings. That test ended in a draw.
Sri Lanka 591/5 (Jayawardene 204*, Dilshan 112, Prasanna 84*, Samaraweera 70) lead India 426 by 165 runs


Ahmedabad, Day 2: Dilshan century takes Sri Lanka to 275/3

Tillekaratne Dilshan's tenth Test century - his first in India - powered Sri Lanka to 275 for three at the close of second day's play at Motera. Dilshan also became the first batsman to register five hundreds during this calendar year. He made 112.
India's bite-less bowling couldn't do much damage as Sri Lanka ended the day at 275/3 with Thilan Samaraweera batting on 45 and Mahela Jayawardene on 36. Captain Kumar Sangakkara scored 31 and young opener Tharanga Paranavitana 35.

In the morning, India were dismissed for 426, as Sri Lankan bowlers rallied with four wickets after India had resumed at 385 for six. Chanaka Welegedara made the early important breakthrough, as he had on Monday, by removing Rahul Dravid for his overnight score of 177. Welegedera finished with 4-87 while Muralitharan returned 3-97.
Sri Lanka 275/3 (Dilshan 112, Samaraweera 45*, Zaheer 2-45) trail India 426 (Dravid 177, Welegedara 4-87) by 151 runs


Ahmedabad, Day 1: Dravid leads recovery after Welegedara's damage

Rahul Dravid, whom the selectors won't allow to play in the short formats of the game because of his "age factor", smashed an unbeaten 177 (SR 70.51), his 27th Test century, on a day when Chanaka Welegedera gave India a shock start, reducing them to 32-4 inside the first hour. "The wall" hit 26 boundaries and a six in an unusually aggressive innings that saw him complete 11,000 Test runs with his final single of the day as India finished on a healthy 385/6.
Dravid also surpassed Steve Waugh's tally of 10,927 runs, when he reached 105, to become the fifth highest Test scorer behind Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Allan Border.

Sri Lanka went into the game leaving out three of their best - Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara and Ajantha Mendis - but Chanaka Welegedera took out Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar in his first four overs in a destructive new-ball spell that left India reeling. Dammika Prasad then claimed Laxman as India slid to 32-4 by the eighth over before Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh led India to 105-4 by lunch.
Dravid and Yuvraj continued their fight after lunch, with a partnership of 125 runs. Yuvraj scored 68 from 93 balls, with 13 boundaries. Dravid then had a very productive partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni - amassing 224 in just 50.5 overs. Dhoni's 110 took 159 balls, with 10 boundaries and one six. Dravid's Fifty came in 79 balls, hundred in 158, and 150 in 216. Tomorrow, he will be gunning for his sixth double hundred.
Dravid (Born January 11, 1973)
FormatMatches InningsNO RunsHighestAverage 100s50sSR
Test 134 23327 1082327052.53265741.73
ODI 339 313401076515339.43 128271.17
T20I33 312 79075*27.24 04119.69
India 385/6 (Dravid 177*, Dhoni 110, Yuvraj 68, Welegedara 3-75) v Sri Lanka


India vs Sri Lanka Scoreboard

India won the toss and decided to bat

426 all out (104.5 overs)
412 for 4 (129.0 overs)
760 for 7 (202.4 overs)

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir
 
b Welegedara
1
10 0 0
Sehwag lbw b Welegedara
16
11 3 0
Dravid
 
b Welegedara
177
261 26 1
Tendulkar
 
b Welegedara
4
3 1 0
Laxman
 
b Prasad
0
4 0 0
Yuvraj c Dilshan b Muralitharan
68
93 13 0
Dhoni c P Jayawardene b Prasad
110
159 10 1
Harbhajan
 
b Muralitharan
22
54 2 0
Zaheer lbw b Herath
12
29 2 0
Mishra not out
 
7
5 1 0
I Sharma st P Jayawardene b Muralitharan
0
4 0 0
Extras
 
4nb 1w 2b 2lb 9
 
Total
 
all out 426 (104.5 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Welegedara 22.0 4 87 4
Prasad 22.0 1 106 2
Mathews 12.0 1 50 0
Muralitharan 25.5 4 97 3
Herath 22.0 2 79 1
Dilshan 1.0 0 3 0
Fall of wicket
 
14 Gambhir
27 Sehwag
31 Tendulkar
32 Laxman
157 Yuvraj
381 Dhoni
389 Dravid
414 Zaheer
426 Harbhajan
426 I Sharma

Sri Lanka 1st Innings - Declared
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Dilshan c Dravid b Zaheer
112
133 12 0
Paranavitana c Dhoni b I Sharma
35
55 6 0
Sangakkara c Tendulkar b Zaheer
31
85 3 0
M Jayawardene
 
b Mishra
275
435 27 1
Samaraweera c Yuvraj b I Sharma
70
145 9 0
Mathews c Gambhir b Harbhajan
17
34 1 1
P Jayawardene not out
 
154
314 11 0
Prasad c Mishra b Harbhajan
21
35 2 0
Extras
 
20nb 4w 5b 16lb 45
 
Total
 
for 7 760 (202.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 36.0 6 109 2
I Sharma 33.0 0 135 2
Harbhajan 48.4 4 189 2
Mishra 58.0 6 203 1
Yuvraj 16.0 1 64 0
Tendulkar 7.0 0 20 0
Sehwag 4.0 1 19 0
Fall of wicket
 
74 Paranavitana
189 Dilshan
194 Sangakkara
332 Samaraweera
375 Mathews
726 M Jayawardene
760 Prasad

India 2nd Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir c Prasad b Herath
114
230 13 0
Sehwag c Mathews b Herath
51
67 7 0
Dravid lbw b Welegedara
38
66 6 0
Mishra c Dilshan b Mathews
24
51 4 0
Tendulkar not out
 
100
211 11 0
Laxman not out
 
51
160 5 0
Extras
 
11nb 2w 12b 9lb 34
 
Total
 
for 4 412 (129.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Welegedara 21.0 1 76 1
Prasad 13.0 0 56 0
Herath 40.0 6 97 2
Muralitharan 38.0 6 124 0
Mathews 15.0 6 29 1
Dilshan 1.0 0 2 0
Paranavitana 1.0 0 7 0
Fall of wicket
 
81 Sehwag
169 Dravid
209 Mishra
275 Gambhir

Sri Lanka: Dilshan, Paranavitana, Sangakkara (C), M Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Mathews, P Jayawardene (W), Prasad, Herath, Muralitharan, Welegedara
India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Yuvraj, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan, Mishra, Zaheer, I Sharma
Umpires: A L Hill, D J Harper, J J Crowe, A M Saheba


India vs Sri Lanka Nov-Dec 2009 Schedule

India vs Sri Lanka in India, 2009-2010

Date Match Venue
November 11-13 Indian Board Preisdent's XI vs Sri Lanka - Warm-up match Mumbai
November 16-20 India vs Sri Lanka - First Test Ahmedabad
November 24-28 India vs Sri Lanka - Second Test Kanpur
December 2-6 India vs Sri Lanka - Third Test Mumbai
December 9 India vs Sri Lanka - 1st Twenty20 international Nagpur
December 12 India vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Twenty20 international Mohali
December 15 India vs Sri Lanka - First ODI Rajkot
December 18 India vs Sri Lanka - Second ODI (D/N) Nagpur
December 21 India vs Sri Lanka - Third ODI (D/N) Cuttack
December 24 India vs Sri Lanka - Fourth ODI (D/N) Kolkata
December 27 India vs Sri Lanka - Fifth ODI Delhi

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.