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2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo SSC, Jul 26-30, 2010

Colombo, Day 5: Sri Lanka and India draw‎

Sri Lanka and India drew the high-scoring second test at Sinhalese Sports Club on the last day Friday. India posted 707 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 642-4, just 19 runs short of their Test record of 726-9 declared against the same opposition at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai last year. Sri Lanka made 129-3 in their second knock before play was called off an hour early with skipper Kumar Sangakkara on 42 and Thilan Samaraweera on 10. There were five three-figure knocks over the five days, two of them double-centuries by Sangakkara and Sachin Tendulkar, besides a 99 from Indian opener Virender Sehwag.1,478 runs were scored for the loss of just 17 wickets on a flat pitch that offered no assistance to the bowlers. Sri Lanka leads 1-0 going into the final test starting on Tuesday at Colombo.
Colombo, Day 5: Sri Lanka 642/4 decl (Kumar Sangakkara 219, Mahela Jayawardene 174, Tharanga Paranavitana 100, Thilan Samaraweera 76 not out, Tillakaratne Dilshan 54) and 129/3 decl (Sangakkara 42 not out), drew with India 707 (Sachin Tendulkar 203, Suresh Raina 120, Virender Sehwag 99, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 76, Murali Vijay 58; Ajantha Mendis 4-172, Dilshan 3-56).

Colombo, Day 4: Tendulkar and Raina plunder runs against Sri Lanka

Sachin Tendulkar hit 203 and debutant Suresh Raina made 120 to lift India to a massive total of 669 for nine in the second test on Thursday. Raina and Tendulkar carried their overnight partnership to 256 runs, an Indian record against Sri Lanka for the fifth wicket. Tendulkar compiled his fifth double-century, adding another feather to a glorious 168-Test career marked by more runs (13,742) and hundreds (48) than any other batsman in history. He is also the leading one-day batsman with 17,598 runs and 46 hundreds, including the only double-century in limited-overs internationals.Left-hander Raina, just 23 and already a veteran of 98 one-day internationals, became the ninth Indian to score a century in his first Test innings.
Colombo, Day 4: 669 for 9 (Tendulkar 203, Raina 120) lead Sri Lanka 642 for 4 dec by 27 runs

Colombo, Day 3: Sachin Tendulkar keeps India floating with 48th Test Century

Chasing 642-4 declared, Sachin Tendulkar hit his 48th Test century and Virender Sehwag made 99 to boost India's hopes of avoiding defeat in the second Test against Sri Lanka. India began Day 3 at 95 for no loss, and were 382/4 by close of play.Sehwag fell to Suraj Randiv, just one run shy of a 21st Test ton. "I thought he would go for a big one at that time. So, I thought I will straightway bowl him a doosra. I did it and it helped me get Sehwag's wicket," Randiv said after day's play.
Colombo, Day 3: India 382 for 4 (Tendulkar 108*, Sehwag 99, Raina 66*) trail Sri Lanka 642/4 decl (Sangakkara 219, Jayawardene 174, Paranavitana 100) by 260 runs

Colombo, Day 2: Sangakkara, Jayawardene leave India in doldrums

Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene piled on the runs on their favourite ground to help the hosts to a huge total on day two of the second Test in Colombo. Earlier in the day, having resumed their first innings at 312 for two, Kumar Sangakkara's 219, backed by Mahela Jayawardene's 174 and Thilan Samaraweera's 76, helped Sri Lanka declare at 642/4. Sangakkara's seventh double-century brought him level with Wally Hammond of England. Only Australian legend Don Bradman (12) and West Indian Brian Lara (nine) have more scores of 200 or more.Virender Sehwag's half-century helped India's batsmen make a positive start, reaching 95 without loss at stumps on the lifeless pitch. Sehwag was unbeaten on 64, with Murali Vijay on 22.
Colombo, Day 2: India 95/0 (Sehwag 64*, Vijay 22*) trail Sri Lanka 642/4 decl (Sangakkara 219, Jayawardene 174, Paranavitana 100) by 547 runs

Colombo, Day 1: Sangakkara and Paranavitana hit centuries as Sri Lanka make Indian bowlers toil‎

Kumar Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana both hit centuries to help put Sri Lanka in a commanding position at 312 for two at stumps on the first day of the second Test against India at Colombo.Gautam Gambhir suffering from a knee injury and Yuvraj Singh down with high fever are not in team. Suresh Raina will make his Test debut after appearing in 98 ODIs. Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Damika Prasad, Dilhara Fernando, Suraj Randiv, Ajuantha Mendis.India: M S Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha.
Colombo, Day 1: Sri Lanka 312/2 (Sangakkara 130*, Paranavitana 100) vs India

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.