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2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo PSS, Aug 3-7, 2010
Colombo, Day 5: India beat Sri Lanka in third Test to level series IND-SRL:1-1(3)
Aug 7, 2010India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final test to level the series 1-1 at P.Sara Oval on Saturday. VVS Laxman top scored with an unbeaten 103 in India's chase of 257 and shared a crucial 109-run, fifth-wicket partnership with Sachin Tendulkar to set up the victory. Resuming on 53 for three, India lost an early wicket on day five when nightwatchman Ishant Sharma was caught at midwicket off Suraj Randiv for four. That was the only wicket India lost in that session as VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar (54) carried India to lunch with 145 for four in 38 overs, still needing another 112 runs for victory.
Colombo, Day 5: India 436 (Sehwag 109, Raina 62, Randiv 4-80) and 258/ 5 (Laxman 103*, Tendulkar 54, Randiv 5-82) beat Sri Lanka 425 (Samaraweera 137*, Sangakkara 75, Ojha 4-115) and 267 (Samaraweera 83, Mendis 78) by five wickets
Colombo, Day 4: Randiv gives Lanka upper hand
Aug 6, 2010Suraj Randiv picked up three top-order Indian wickets - after Ajantha Mendis and Thilan Samaraweera's exploits with the bat - to put Sri Lanka in a favourable position at stumps on day 4. After frustrating the Indian bowlers for a long time, Sri Lanka were finally dismissed for 267 runs in their second innings, in post tea session on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test against India in Colombo.At the close of the day's play, Sachin Tendulkar on 11 and night watchman Ishant Sharma on two were in the middle. India require another 204 runs to win the Test and level the series 1-0.
Colombo, Day 4: India 436 and 53/3 (Vijay 27, Randiv 3-20) need another 204 to beat Sri Lanka 425 and 267 (Samaraweera 83, Mendis 78)
Colombo, Day 3: Sehwag grabs 2 wickets as Sri Lanka under pressure
Aug 5, 2010Virender Sehwag took two wickets to put Sri Lanka under pressure on 45-2 in its second innings against India at stumps on the third day of the third Test. The hosts quickly overcame an 11-run first-innings lead to India, which was dismissed for 436, but by the end of Thursday led by only 34 with eight wickets in hand on a P. Sara Oval pitch helping the spinners with sharp turn and bounce.Earlier, Sehwag's quickfire century and some resolute batting by the tailenders helped India post 436 in their first innings and take a slender 11-run lead.
Sehwag slammed 109 from 105 balls, inclusive of 19 boundaries, before he was caught at cover off Suraj Randiv, who took four for 80. For India, Suresh Raina (62) and VVS Laxman also scored vital half-centuries (56), putting on 105 runs for the fifth wicket. Abhimanyu Mithun and Amit Mishra made sure India took the lead, scoring 46 and 40 respectively.
Colombo, Day 3: Sri Lanka 425 (Samaraweera 137, Sangakkara 75, Ojha 4-115, Ishant 3-72) and 45/2 (Sehwag 2-11) lead India 436 (Sehwag 109, Raina 62, Laxman 56, Randiv 4-80) by 34
Colombo, Day 2: Virender Sehwag leads India's reply
Aug 4, 2010Virender Sehwag led India's bold reply to Sri Lanka's first innings of 425 with an unbeaten 97, with 17 fours, on the second day of the third and final test as India reached 180 for two. Sachin Tendulkar, making a record 169th test appearance, is unbeaten on 40. Earlier, Thilan Samaraweera eased to a 12th test hundred and was unbeaten on 137 when Sri Lanka's final wicket fell. Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets for 44 runs after lunch with spinner Pragyan Ojha taking 4-115.
Colombo, Day 2: India 180/2 (Sehwag 97*, Tendulkar 40*) trail Sri Lanka 425 (Samaraweera 137, Sangakkara 75, Ojha 4-115, Ishant 3-72) by 245 runs
Colombo, Day 1: Sri Lanka takes advantage
Aug 3, 2010A good opening day in the third test for hosts Sri Lanka has put them in the box seat in their series against India.
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has top-scored with 75 to lead the hosts to 293-4 after day one of the third test against India in Colombo. Mahela Jayawardene made 56 and Thilan Samaraweera remains unbeaten on 65 for the home side. Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the pick of the Indian bowlers, collecting two for 78.
Sri Lanka need only a draw to clinch the three test series 1-nil.
Colombo, Day 1: Sri Lanka 293/4 (Sangakkara 75, Samaraweera 65*, Jayawardene 56) v India
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo SSC, Jul 26-30, 2010
Colombo, Day 5: Sri Lanka and India draw
July 30, 2010Sri 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
July 29, 2010Sachin 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
July 28, 2010Chasing 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
July 27, 2010Sri 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
July 26, 2010Kumar 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
1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 18-22, 2010
Galle, Day 5: Muralitharan takes 800th wicket as Sri Lanka beat India
July 22, 2010World record-holder Muttiah Muralitharan retired with 800 Test wickets on Thursday as Sri Lanka thumped India by 10 wickets in their first match. Murali needed eight wickets in his final Test to reach 800. After five in the first innings he claimed three in the second to finish with match figures 8-191.After being forced to follow-on yesterday, the Indian batting order was in a state of complete collapse when dogged resistance from the likes of VVS Laxman, who scored a fifty, and Ishant Sharma prevented an innings defeat. They began the final day 63 behind at 181-5, and were all for 336, with Murali taking the final wicket as number 11 Pragyan Ojha edged to slip. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranavitana stayed unbeaten at 68 and 23 to help Sri Lanka register their seventh 10-wicket win in Test cricket.India, the top-ranked Test side, have not won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993.
Galle, Day 5: Sri Lanka 520/8 decl (Paranavitana 111, Sangakkara 103) and 96/0 (Dilshan 68*) beat India 276 (Sehwag 109, Murali 5-63) and 338 (Tendulkar 84, Laxman 69, Malinga, 5-50, Murali 3-128) by ten wickets
Galle, Day 4: Muralitharan closes in on 800 as India struggle
July 21, 2010Muttiah Muralitharan (5-63) and Lasith Malinga combined beautifully to leave India on the brink of a big defeat in the Galle Test. India conceded a huge first innings lead of 244 runs in the first innings, and then lost opening batsman Gautam Gambhir immediately after Sri Lanka enforced follow-on on India. They are now trailing Sri Lanka by 63 runs, with just VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni left among the top-order batsmen. In the first innings, Virender Sehwag's breezy 109 and Yuvraj's fire-fighting 52 couldn't help India stay out of trouble. India will now have to bat out the most of tomorrow to save the game.
Galle, Day 4: India 276 (Sehwag 109, Murali 5-63) and 181/5 (Tendulkar 84, Dravid 44) trail Sri Lanka 520/8 decl (Paranavitana 111, Sangakkara 103, Herath 80*, Maling 64) by 176 runs
Galle, Day 3: Sri Lanka in charge after making 520
July 20, 2010India were struggling at 140 for three in reply to Sri Lanka first innings total of 520 for eight declared at the end of third day's play in the first cricket Test at Galle on Tuesday. Virender Sehwag was leading the Indian fightback with his unbeaten 85 while V.V.S.Laxman was on 18 at stumps.Earlier, Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 520 for eight after resuming at 256 for two. The second day's play was washed out and the third day got off to a delayed start.
Galle, Day 3: India 140/3 (Sehwag 85*) trail Sri Lanka 520/8 decl (Paranavitana 111, Sangakkara 103, Herath 80*, Malinga 64) by 380 runs
Mendis stuns India batsmen in warm-up match
Yuvraj Singh slams century
July 14, 2010A full strength India side is looking down and out as Sri Lanka Board President XI, who piled up 514 for nine with three centuries in their first innings, now lead by 223 runs after Spinner Ajantha Mendis, discarded from the Sri Lankan lineup for the first Test in Galle, claimed six wickets for 67 in just 17.2 overs. Apart from picking up the key wicket of Tendulkar, leg before wicket for four, Mendis also dismissed V.V.S. Laxman (06) and Gautam Gambhir (89) before running through the tail.Yuvraj Singh, returning to the side after being left out of the Asia Cup squad, hit 118 in 146 balls with 11 boundaries and six sixes. Earlier, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera and Thilina Kandamby all made hundreds for the Board President’s XI while India Left-arm-spinner Pragyan Ojha picked up five for 153. Brief Scores:
Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 514/9 declared (U. Tharanga 110, T. Kandamby 101, T. Samaraweera 102, D. Chandimal 47, P. Ojha 5/153)
India 291 all out (Yuvraj Singh 118, G. Gambhir 89, A. Mendis 6/67).
Yuvraj Singh recalled to India squad for Sri Lanka tour
Sachin, Dravid and VVS join Yuvraj
June 26, 2010Yuvraj Singh has been named in India's squad for next month's Test series in Sri Lanka after missing the Asia Cup. He has scored 1,582 runs in 33 Tests at an average of 35.95. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman join Yuvraj in the 16-man party to complete a formidable middle-order. Spin trio Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha and Amit Mishra support pacemen Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Sri Sreesanth.The last time India visited Sri Lanka, in 2008, they were beaten 2-1, but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team avenged that defeat last year with a 2-0 win on home soil to move to the top of the Test rankings. India squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, M Vijay, S Tendulkar, R Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, S Raina, Harbhajan Singh, A Mishra, P Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha.