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Murad
November 15, 2009, 11:39 PM
India chose to bat first in the first Test

31/3 after 6.5 overs.

Tendulkar, Sehwag and Gambhir all gone!!

Walegedara took all three wickets.

shabbir
November 15, 2009, 11:45 PM
Laxman gone for a duck.India in great trouble...

Murad
November 15, 2009, 11:46 PM
now 4 down.

This time Prasad Strikes. Laxman gone for a nice :duck:

cricket_pagol
November 15, 2009, 11:47 PM
hehe... Srilanka mauling India is good to see. I hope Srilanka becomes the #1 Test team after this series!!!

Murad
November 15, 2009, 11:48 PM
One more wicket and theres a big chance for them to get all out within 100.

AsifTheManRahman
November 15, 2009, 11:56 PM
Haha! India's getting pwned!

Seriously, I just hope these two teams beat each other up badly enough so that by the time they face us they are already down baby down.

al Furqaan
November 16, 2009, 12:00 AM
Haha! India's getting pwned!

Seriously, I just hope these two teams beat each other up badly enough so that by the time they face us they are already down baby down.

ur wish will be granted, 3 tests followed by 5 ODIs.

neither team will want to lose to us, so i hope they play their fatigued stars.

good to see the likes of sehwag, laxman, gambhir, and tendulkar struggling against moderate swing bowling. and we complain about our boys not playing the moving ball well enough!

bharat
November 16, 2009, 12:10 AM
India's known to start a series with a shocker ..hopefully they will recover .

Nocturnal
November 16, 2009, 01:24 AM
73 runs partnership by the Wall and YV.
Lunch - day 1
Ind - 105/4

RazabQ
November 16, 2009, 01:26 AM
dravid is showing his value - as usual. I'd argue Dravid as mush as Tendu, has been India's greatest player from that Gangu, Laxman, Tendu generation.

Nocturnal
November 16, 2009, 02:41 AM
YV gone for 68! 125 partnership!
Murali strikes!
Captain comes to Bat!
Ind- 157/5

Yuvraj Singh c Dilshan b Muralitharan 68 (93b 13x4 0x6) SR: 73.11

I didn't see that one coming. Perhaps the aggression got to him. Maybe not. He was just deceived in flight. Didn't play it with tight technique either, just sort of pushed at it while on the move. A soft dismissal, as they say. End of a good innings and a century stand. Dravid is well set and now joined by Dhoni. That's a wicket much needed for Sri Lanka, who look pretty relieved.

36.1
Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, what's this, he's gone! Yuvraj comes out of his crease, looking to drive past extra cover, but is beaten in the slow loopy flight and stabs at the ball with bat and pad and gets a faint inside edge that pops up straight to the man at cover, so simple

MysoreHuli
November 16, 2009, 05:09 AM
Gem of an innings by 'THE WALL'

Nocturnal
November 16, 2009, 05:33 AM
150 by the WALL!! take a bow!! :notworthy:
Ind - 330/5 from 32/4!!

Nocturnal
November 16, 2009, 05:52 AM
New ball has been taken. 8 overs to go for the day 1.
Ind - 355/5. Wall - 166, Captain- 94

_Rafi_
November 16, 2009, 06:57 AM
Dravid for me better batsman than Tendu in test. He always delivers when India in trouble.
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al Furqaan
November 16, 2009, 08:05 AM
dravid 177* at stumps...but nearly holed out to murali twice in that innings, got lucky. just shows that luck is a factor in big innings, and something our batters fail to capitalize on.

simon
November 16, 2009, 08:22 AM
150 by the WALL!! take a bow!! :notworthy:
Ind - 330/5 from 32/4!!

Really amazing,
feel sorry for Sril.

al Furqaan
November 16, 2009, 09:41 AM
dravid is showing his value - as usual. I'd argue Dravid as mush as Tendu, has been India's greatest player from that Gangu, Laxman, Tendu generation.

yeah...tendu has a torrid 4th innings average for a guy of his calibre. dravid scores very well overseas. but tendu has dominated australia in all forms of the game. tendy was more talented, but was rare in that he maximized it, hence he ended up scoring bushels of runs, which dravid coudlnt' come close to.

each great in his own way. hard to pick who's greater, but of course tendy's style earned him the adulation and fan following only a diety can command in india.

simon
November 17, 2009, 06:25 AM
Amazing Dilshan & Samaraweera taking Srilnka further.:notworthy:

If only we had some btsmen like them.

revolver
November 17, 2009, 12:47 PM
my favourite players in the whole world r dilshan n samwera

nycpro96
November 17, 2009, 06:54 PM
Dilshan is just of another kind

Nocturnal
November 18, 2009, 12:17 AM
finally a break through for Ind. Samarawera gone for 70. Good reflex catch by YV. Mathews comes in. SL- 332/4!

Nocturnal
November 18, 2009, 02:23 AM
SL - 426/5: scores are level now. Well done Lanka.
Mahela still batting 110.

Hyro
November 18, 2009, 03:05 AM
Great Century by Mahela :notworthy:

but the 1st tests gonna be a boring draw..because of this god damned lifeless pitch :mad:

zman
November 18, 2009, 04:02 AM
Hope Mahela gets his double ton...hez played a chanceless innings and deserves to reach tht milestone. The pitch has held up well so far but it's only day 3, u never kno it may start crumbling on day 4 or day 5 and put India on the backfoot.

_Rafi_
November 18, 2009, 07:07 AM
The last session was very boring to watch. Dhoni applied very defensive field setting and his bowlers also maintained very defensive line.
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Hyro
November 18, 2009, 07:23 AM
good double by mahela..well batted

simon
November 18, 2009, 11:09 AM
Jayawardene!:notworthy:

Rabz
November 18, 2009, 01:02 PM
Master act from Jayawardene.

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 02:06 PM
I'm wondering if Sri Lanka can pull off a win by an inning here. Highly unlikely, but if the two Jayawardenes can stay together till lunch tomorrow and go nuts after, and the bowlers can follow that up with a couple of quick wickets in the evening, we might be in for a great fifth day's play. Wishful thinking, I know, but if the pitch cracks up, Murali and Herath will be licking their lips.

Regardless of the results, Sri Lanka seem to have done their homework this time and are really going to come down hard on India to win their first ever Test series there.

zman
November 18, 2009, 02:22 PM
Jayawardene!:notworthy:

Master act from Jayawardene.

Which one? Mahela or his namesake? :-p

revolver
November 18, 2009, 02:31 PM
mastercall play by both jawadenas

zman
November 18, 2009, 02:32 PM
I'm wondering if Sri Lanka can pull off a win by an inning here. Highly unlikely, but if the two Jayawardenes can stay together till lunch tomorrow and go nuts after, and the bowlers can follow that up with a couple of quick wickets in the evening, we might be in for a great fifth day's play. Wishful thinking, I know, but if the pitch cracks up, Murali and Herath will be licking their lips.

Regardless of the results, Sri Lanka seem to have done their homework this time and are really going to come down hard on India to win their first ever Test series there.

Your wishful thinking sounds more like realistic expectation to me unless ofcourse the pitch manages to miraculously hold up for five days on the trot.

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 02:34 PM
Your wishful thinking sounds more like realistic expectation to me unless ofcourse the pitch manages to miraculously hold up for five days on the trot.
You mean if India does a Pakistan and presents a flat batting paradise out of nowhere on the fifth day? ;)

zman
November 18, 2009, 02:37 PM
You mean if India does a Pakistan and presents a flat batting paradise out of nowhere on the fifth day? ;)
haha...yeah something like that

revolver
November 18, 2009, 04:31 PM
damn i like both these teams but i hope ishant sharma gets destroyed but i want harbhajan 2 take som wickets

BD-Shardul
November 19, 2009, 12:47 AM
J & Js giving Indians the beating of life :D :fire:

Current partnership 314 runs, 90.0 overs, RR: 3.48 (DPMD Jayawardene 170, HAPW Jayawardene 126) and still going.

cricman
November 19, 2009, 12:53 AM
oh my goodness I think they'll bat for about another 1.5 sessions and than go for the kill and than India will have to bat on a real turner chasing 400 to save the match

One World
November 19, 2009, 01:02 AM
Anybody watched the morning would know how useless was Indian bowling. I feel sorry for them. Mahela is making runs like anything. Cut, pull, drive - whatever.

magic boy
November 19, 2009, 01:09 AM
Classic Srilanka...:D always a great fan of them in test against INDIA. :D
Sri Lanka 708/5 (191.0 ov)
*Mahela Jayawardene 267 427 27 1
Prasanna Jayawardene 134 286 10 0
kopa shamchu condition....\m/:D\m/

Buddhika_s
November 19, 2009, 01:31 AM
oh my goodness I think they'll bat for about another 1.5 sessions and than go for the kill and than India will have to bat on a real turner chasing 400 to save the match

Greedy pieces of ****.

Nocturnal
November 19, 2009, 02:37 AM
India 426 & 7/0 (1.0 ov)
Sri Lanka 760/7d
India trail by 327 runs with 10 wickets remaining

magic boy
November 19, 2009, 02:44 AM
draw!.....I see draw :(

Baundule
November 19, 2009, 04:26 AM
The match will be drawn, if the Indians do not lose it deliberately.

BD-Shardul
November 19, 2009, 04:31 AM
Come on Sri Lanka. Show that you have got lion cojones.

BD-Shardul
November 19, 2009, 05:42 AM
Hash Ahmed: "What a disgraceful and utterly shameful pitch the Indians have produced here? A million runs for the loss of less than 20 wickets inside 4 days? What were BCCI thinking? Is this the way to keep people excited about test cricket?"

Perfectly put. What's the point of playing test matches in such dead pitches and then boast about 10k runs and stats? Cowardice at its best :hairpull:

bharat
November 19, 2009, 09:45 AM
Perfectly put. What's the point of playing test matches in such dead pitches and then boast about 10k runs and stats? Cowardice at its best :hairpull:

Maybe you getting confused with Pak pitches (but again Pak prepares good pitches if the opposition is not India or SL) , Indian pitches have been consistently giving results over the years .

The Indo-Aus series are a good indication (the last 4 series) .If I am not wrong the runs scored(per match) in India are far less than the runs scored in Australia (per match).

As far as this Test is concerned , yes the pitch favors the batsmen but credit should go to Mahela (and SL) for putting runs on board at a great pace .This game also shows the abject inability of the Indian spinner's.The myth of Indian spinner's has been debunked.

The final day would be a good watch (if not classic) , with India trying so save the game.

Tigers_eye
November 19, 2009, 10:40 AM
Ind spinners are good. Yes they don't Murali in their ranks yet they are good. All they have to do is select them. The names are Ojha - Chawla. It is the pace attack and the pitch that is not favoring them.

simon
November 19, 2009, 11:38 AM
Most probably a draw but with Sril bowling u never know.
Ind shld be able to take a lead of atleast 100 runs then it will be a quickfire from Dilshan & others to take Sril home.

deshifan
November 19, 2009, 11:42 AM
India might avoid a blushing considering the long batting order. But, Murali and co. will try hard to make history.

One World
November 19, 2009, 11:45 AM
I hardly saw any of the Jayawerdenes play sweep. Most shots were awkward looking with few very nicely timed and poised. The improvisation has hit the prime of innovation in the 6th wicket partnership.

Tigers_eye
November 19, 2009, 02:34 PM
Most probably a draw but with Sril bowling u never know.
Ind shld be able to take a lead of atleast 100 runs then it will be a quickfire from Dilshan & others to take Sril home.
Ind will bat out and in the last session they will shake hands. SL will not bat.

Murad
November 19, 2009, 02:36 PM
Sangakara is a loser!! That freak should have declared at LUNCH. I think he is happy to draw the game than winning it.

bharat
November 19, 2009, 02:50 PM
Ind spinners are good. Yes they don't Murali in their ranks yet they are good. All they have to do is select them. The names are Ojha - Chawla. It is the pace attack and the pitch that is not favoring them.


Yup Chawla should replace Mishra and Ojha Harbajan.I know its kind of radical not to have a right arm off spinner in the team but we cant have Bajji be a restrictive bowler.Traditional (right) Offies are supposed to attack , if he cant do that I rather have a Left Offie who can atleast be more restrictive.

Even though Ishant bowled better than Zkhan (in parts) , I would replace him with Sreeshanth .Ishnat has been the biggest let down in Indian cricket since Kambli !

Nocturnal
November 19, 2009, 02:58 PM
Sangakara is a loser!! That freak should have declared at LUNCH. I think he is happy to draw the game than winning it.

I don't like Sanga's captaincy either in this match....he seemed pretty defensive while he has enough resources and runs to go for the Kill and re-write the history by winning first ever test in India.

nycpro96
November 19, 2009, 03:54 PM
Look at the two Jayawardenes

MohammedC
November 19, 2009, 03:58 PM
1 day left.....Draw is definitely on the card. Murad is right Sanga does not have the bottle like Mahela Jayawardene who was great captain for Srilanka in recent times.

revolver
November 19, 2009, 04:43 PM
I don't like Sanga's captaincy either in this match....he seemed pretty defensive while he has enough resources and runs to go for the Kill and re-write the history by winning first ever test in India.

ddint sri lanka win test ever in india??

Tigers_eye
November 19, 2009, 05:28 PM
ddint sri lanka win test ever in india??
no. Only 6 draws, 6 innings loss + 2 loss with 188 and 250 runs.

al Furqaan
November 19, 2009, 06:42 PM
i hope murali can work some magic...and if walegedara gets a couple early wickets with some swing, a result is very muhc on the cards

One World
November 19, 2009, 11:01 PM
Interesting morning for India. Mathews to bowl.

Rizvi
November 19, 2009, 11:40 PM
Any link fellas?

One World
November 19, 2009, 11:47 PM
Any link fellas?


desient.co.cc in Firefox or Chrome.

Rizvi
November 19, 2009, 11:51 PM
thanks a million...now let's watch SL kick some a$$

Baundule
November 20, 2009, 01:23 AM
There is no surprise that India has prepared such dead pitches. Who would want to make pitches suiting Murali, Mendis and Herath?

Sanga lost a trick declaring late. Declaring earlier would put the indians in a state of uncertainty, whether to go for a result or to play for a draw, now they can think only one way - just bat out the sessions.

One World
November 20, 2009, 02:02 AM
Strategically India did what a host nation is supposed to. It was Lankan management who seemed to be flexible enough to boost for individual records rather than triumphant glory. Both Gamvir and Tendy looking solid. The shots played by Tendy against Murali is an indication of a barren draw IMHO.

cricman
November 20, 2009, 02:08 AM
Ghambir gone ... this is gonna be intresting alot on Sachin now.

New Ball Due

One World
November 20, 2009, 02:10 AM
Glimpse of hope for Lanka now. Laxman seems determined enough to carry on.

lasith
November 20, 2009, 03:01 AM
It's very boring

Shaan
November 20, 2009, 03:27 AM
It's very boring

it's a tasteless draw waiting out there, crappy pitch for test !!

cricman
November 20, 2009, 04:11 AM
Sachin cutting loose .... gonna go for the 100

revolver
November 20, 2009, 05:42 AM
no. Only 6 draws, 6 innings loss + 2 loss with 188 and 250 runs.

im suprised
anywayz tendu on 98

auntu
November 20, 2009, 11:28 AM
This type pitch will only help to kill test match cricket.

Baundule
November 20, 2009, 12:24 PM
This type pitch will only help to kill test match cricket.
.....and make T20 favourite to the spectators.
-> More money (short term)
-> Ultimately kill cricket, because once someone understands and loves cricket, watching only the short form will eventually make him hate cricket.

zman
November 20, 2009, 04:36 PM
This type pitch will only help to kill test match cricket.
I concur

revolver
November 20, 2009, 06:42 PM
test match is going broing wivout the old stars like shaun pollock, gilchrist and other

lasith
November 20, 2009, 11:01 PM
One of the shittiest test match i have ever watched.

cric_mady
November 21, 2009, 12:47 AM
Another wonderful knock from Tendulkar.

_Rafi_
November 21, 2009, 03:25 AM
Another wonderful knock from Tendulkar.

another useless too.
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revolver
November 21, 2009, 08:17 AM
One of the shittiest test match i have ever watched.

trust me but the batters increased their average

MysoreHuli
November 23, 2009, 11:59 PM
Looks like Sehwag has decided not to play his natural game.

cricman
November 24, 2009, 01:11 AM
Viru Triple Hundred on the cards

I'm glad we've havent toured India, they need to bring back the so called minefields where 220 was a par score and 300 was a great score.

We produce some real flat tracks as well but we've also made some real good ones the purple pitches for example.

cleazer
November 24, 2009, 02:09 AM
What in the world is going on in the second test? India is 182/0 after just 32 overs!

MysoreHuli
November 24, 2009, 02:56 AM
sehwag 100 :notworthy:
gambhir 100:notworthy:

lankans on a leather hunt:(

lasith
November 24, 2009, 02:59 AM
The pitch is very slow another draw

BD-Shardul
November 24, 2009, 03:09 AM
From cricinfo page 2.

http://static.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/110400/110414.3.jpg

Looks like the Kanpur pitch is same as the Ahmedabad pitch. I think using such flat bed is the evil plan of Lalit Modi who wants to make test matches appear as ugly as possible so that his IPL can succeed ;)

Zeeshan
November 24, 2009, 03:25 AM
lol tri-seriesey amader khobor ache!

lasith
November 24, 2009, 03:30 AM
1000 runs pitch

Yameen
November 24, 2009, 04:01 AM
This is an absolute outrage! You would think that after producing an easy wicket for batsmen in the 1st test that the 2nd test wicket would be more sporting and helpful to the bowlers?

I mean whats the plan by the BCCI? What are they striving for? 0-0 draw? Are they missing Kumble that much?

Baundule
November 24, 2009, 04:34 AM
Lalit Modi wins, money talks, cricket loses.

_Rafi_
November 24, 2009, 05:01 AM
lol tri-seriesey amader khobor ache!

apatoto SriLankar khobor hochche. Muttiah k Indian batsmen ra kuno pattai dichche na
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Neel Here
November 24, 2009, 05:02 AM
today is the first day of a subcontinent wicket. SL is without the pace spearhead prasad and dropped a chance as well according to cricinfo. first hour of play produced 3 RPO ??
what did people expect after that, given that both openers survived morning session ?
there's still four days left in the match, who knows what will happen to the pitch ?
my advice, wait till 3rd day morning before pronouncing judgement.

"but then you are hasty folk !" ;)

as I type murali magic gets rid of GG !

lasith
November 24, 2009, 06:37 AM
This is a boring test

simon
November 24, 2009, 06:59 AM
the pitch is boring too.
Why on earth after all those discussions about the 1st match pitch they brought again another similar
crap pitch?
this is making test mtchs uglier.

Rifat
November 24, 2009, 07:01 AM
from a strategic point of view, Indian curator has done the right move setting up a flat pitch. if you can dominate Lankan Bowling, you pretty much win the test, Lankan batting lacks depth, something crucial for survival in tests(long sessions).

also, Batting has always been India's primary strength.

something we can too think about next time we feature a test in our backyard. setting up a pitch giving us advantage and giving opposition disadvantage!

Surfer
November 24, 2009, 07:02 AM
What is it? Since when did you all start judging a pitch based on the first day's performance? The pitch played well for 2 sessions that's it. In the first session the fast bowlers were getting good help. Who asked Sanga to remove the fast bowlers and bring the spinners on? Who asked them to drop Sehwag when he was on 4? Who asked Sanga to set a defensive field when even Sehwag was struggling to scor?

Two sessions of good batting and you all have already decided that it's a draw?

lasith
November 24, 2009, 07:24 AM
We'll wait and see i bet u this is crap pitch

Baundule
November 24, 2009, 08:14 AM
What is it? Since when did you all start judging a pitch based on the first day's performance? The pitch played well for 2 sessions that's it. In the first session the fast bowlers were getting good help. Who asked Sanga to remove the fast bowlers and bring the spinners on? Who asked them to drop Sehwag when he was on 4? Who asked Sanga to set a defensive field when even Sehwag was struggling to scor?

Two sessions of good batting and you all have already decided that it's a draw?
Morning shows the day. I don't blame people for extrapolated conclusions, because the memory of the fisrt useless test is still very fresh. Blaming the captain for not being aggresive, when bowlers like Murali and Mendis were going 6+ rpo, is ridiculous.

Yameen
November 24, 2009, 08:41 AM
the curators have basically made a 'road' for this test just like the 1st test.

Could it be to do with promoting the Cement company as you can see the advertising boards all around the ground?

smashyboy
November 24, 2009, 11:08 AM
India/Pakistan/SL know each others bowling strength inside out. So their bowlers are always ineffective against each other. On a seamers wicket India definitely has the better edge as they proved overseas by beating England, SA, Australia, NZ in their own den. India cannot produce such wickets with its soil content and weather. Best they can do is spinners wicket which we will get in Mumbai. Kanpur is always a batsman's paradise.

auntu
November 24, 2009, 12:09 PM
Scary India has produced yet again another damn batting pitch to avoid defeat. This is un-sporting attitude at it's peak.

Just killing Test match cricket.

BD-Shardul
November 24, 2009, 12:37 PM
@ Surfer:

As per the cricinfo reports, the pitch gave some assistance to fast bowlers only during the first hour of play, not the whole first session. And no doubt India has one of the best test batting line-ups and I am not taking anything away from the Indian batsmen, but you have to concede that you do need some assistance from the pitch to score 417 in a single day.

Even if it is a flat batting track, it is very likely that SL will lose this test. Because batting first, it is easy to put big score everyday while batting second, it is not so easy to score big everyday. The way Indian batters are going, I predict SL will have to move mountains even if they just want to draw this this test match. But this is cricket, and anything can happen.

BTW, I wonder where are Lasith Malinga and Dilhara Fernando.

Nadim
November 24, 2009, 01:16 PM
G. Ghambir....what a class player:notworthy: Our BD player should learn something from him when they get drop from the NT team and how to come back and perform for ur country.:clap:

revolver
November 24, 2009, 01:41 PM
wow what a classy batting display from the indians

Nadim
November 25, 2009, 03:05 AM
hehe 600 up.will they target 1000??? still Dhoni to come.

lasith
November 25, 2009, 03:40 AM
Silly pitch

_Rafi_
November 25, 2009, 03:48 AM
Zaheer khan will be very crucial.
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Neel Here
November 25, 2009, 04:30 AM
Silly pitch

:lol:
still say that ? ind 642 AO.
SL 0/1
:-p
see, as I said yesterday, people are judging too early. it was a day 1 track, SL didn't have the best fast bowlers, none who could reverse with the old ball and the spinners bowled poorly.
top of that the indian batsmen were in top form.

lasith
November 25, 2009, 06:51 AM
Yes silly pitch

Baundule
November 25, 2009, 07:19 AM
Another run-fest if there is no miracle on the third day's pitch.

Surfer
November 25, 2009, 07:31 AM
Morning shows the day. I don't blame people for extrapolated conclusions, because the memory of the fisrt useless test is still very fresh. Blaming the captain for not being aggresive, when bowlers like Murali and Mendis were going 6+ rpo, is ridiculous.

If you read my post, I was not blaming the captain for not being aggressive when the spinners were being thrashed. I was blaming him for not being aggressive when the fast bowlers were getting good support from the pitch and the Indian batsmen were struggling. I am talking about when Sehwag had scored 4 off 20 deliveries.

Surfer
November 25, 2009, 07:31 AM
Yes silly pitch

Another run-fest if there is no miracle on the third day's pitch.

Forgot to watch today's match I guess?

Baundule
November 25, 2009, 09:29 AM
If you read my post, I was not blaming the captain for not being aggressive when the spinners were being thrashed. I was blaming him for not being aggressive when the fast bowlers were getting good support from the pitch and the Indian batsmen were struggling. I am talking about when Sehwag had scored 4 off 20 deliveries.
I watched the match from the very start. Indian batsmen were never struggling. Sehwag was not timing well on a few deliveries, which is quite normal even in ODIs; but Gambhir was scoring quickly from the very beginning. Bowlers never got an upperhand. The pitch of the last test had some swing early on; but on this pitch, even Welegedara failed to extract any challenging swing. The pitch has been slow; but the bounce is even and the ball comes on to bat quite well. Ball may get low occasionally; but that will not challenge a test batsman, if he does not lose his concentration. Sri Lanka taking Sehwag's catch might change the scenario; but as we observed today, Dilshan's wicket did not effect much on Sri Lanka's batting. So, Dravid and co. were not going to be bogged down in such a batting paradise.

I expect the pitch to behave better for spinners from tomorrow; but that can not make Sri Lanka lose the match, if they do not throw away their wickets.

Nafi
November 25, 2009, 09:58 AM
:lol:
still say that ? ind 642 AO.
SL 0/1
:-p


In the first few overs of the game, the possibilty of getting a wicket with the new ball against a new batsmen is always relatively high, no matter how flat the pitch.

AsifTheManRahman
November 25, 2009, 10:37 AM
Dor e amar hapani uthtache. Eigula ki manush na janowar?

auntu
November 25, 2009, 01:40 PM
Dor e amar hapani uthtache. Eigula ki manush na janowar?
All of them...only Dhoni failed to prove his Janoarism.

MysoreHuli
November 25, 2009, 10:51 PM
Yes silly pitch


or pathetic bowling by the overated lankans except the late surge by Herath

Neel Here
November 26, 2009, 01:00 AM
In the first few overs of the game, the possibilty of getting a wicket with the new ball against a new batsmen is always relatively high, no matter how flat the pitch.

138/5 48 ov

:-p and ind lost wickets in a bunch in the second session, not the first few overs of the game. SL were of course batting second so no first overs of the game for them.

but a disappointing performance from the lankans. the pitch is still good enough for batting, as it should be. there's no excuse for losing 4 wickets in that session. but knowing this team they will surely fight back. after all the two jayas are still at the crease. ;-)

any bets for 1st innings total ? I say 300 +.

Surfer
November 26, 2009, 01:04 AM
Really, silly pitch. Draw on the cards, huh guys?

Tintin
November 26, 2009, 02:59 AM
but knowing this team they will surely fight back.


Maybe in the second innings :) The lesser Jaya just got out and it is 194 for 6. The senior one had had a couple of lives as well.

I was expecting Sri Lanka to end Sreesanth's career here but he now has four wickets.

Neel Here
November 26, 2009, 03:03 AM
can't stand that monkey. wish harbhajan slapped him again ! LOL !

MysoreHuli
November 26, 2009, 03:31 AM
What a display by Sreeshanth

Tintin
November 26, 2009, 05:03 AM
SL follows on 413 runs behind and are now 17/1 in the second. Dilshan fell in the fourth over

Baundule
November 26, 2009, 05:06 AM
Really, silly pitch. Draw on the cards, huh guys?
This pitch is better than the first one. Though most of the Lankan's threw their wickets away, the pitch is OK.

Neel Here
November 26, 2009, 06:10 AM
damn tintin bhai, no fight back.

but I expect cries of underprepared wicket to start ! LOL !
the pendulum swings from one extreme to the other.

bharat
November 26, 2009, 08:20 AM
We'll wait and see i bet u this is crap pitch

:smug:

Cricket is a game in the mind as well ! SL lost that battle this time.

I am happy for Sreeshanth. The poor guy gets the stick all the time for being "un Indian" like .If not for anything I would take him in the team for effort.

Surfer
November 26, 2009, 09:48 AM
:smug:

Cricket is a game in the mind as well ! SL lost that battle this time.

I am happy for Sreeshanth. The poor guy gets the stick all the time for being "un Indian" like .If not for anything I would take him in the team for effort.

What does he do ever to be "unIndian"? His worst sin is sledging. And please, no one tell me that he is the first one in cricket history to do that.

MysoreHuli
November 27, 2009, 12:54 AM
Good come back by Sreesanth. BTW Gambhir is not playing in the next Test match. Vijay might get a chance to open.

Surfer
November 27, 2009, 04:47 AM
So, silly pitch, huh guys?

Yameen
November 27, 2009, 05:19 AM
well played india on a typical asian wicket I guess, day 1 and 2 was perfect for batting and then it just crumbled..

Oh well we all expect the 1.1 billion populated India to beat the small island of Sri Lanka although does not happen all the time ;)

MysoreHuli
November 27, 2009, 05:26 AM
well played india on a typical asian wicket I guess, day 1 and 2 was perfect for batting and then it just crumbled..

Oh well we all expect the 1.1 billion populated India to beat the small island of Sri Lanka although does not happen all the time ;)

UR right, this Indian win was just a fluke, and it was always SL which used to thrash India on theier ealier visit to India. Thanks for reminding.

revolver
November 27, 2009, 05:51 AM
indian destroyed them anywayz sri lanka still didnt beat them in their ground ever

Surfer
November 27, 2009, 06:20 AM
well played india on a typical asian wicket I guess, day 1 and 2 was perfect for batting and then it just crumbled..

Oh well we all expect the 1.1 billion populated India to beat the small island of Sri Lanka although does not happen all the time ;)

Why are you embarrassing yourself? When did that happen?

lasith
November 27, 2009, 07:50 AM
Small but big in heart, Hard Luck guys better luck for the next game.

lasith
November 27, 2009, 08:06 AM
SL again proved that they're not good at handling pressure, It's their weakness right throw their entire cricket history except during Arjuna's captaincy period they handled it quite well. Now it seems the contagious spreading again. Sanga's field placings were silly. he was on the defensive even before the Indian batsmen were get settled. God save SL for rest matches.

kiriket
November 27, 2009, 08:23 AM
well played india on a typical asian wicket I guess, day 1 and 2 was perfect for batting and then it just crumbled..

Oh well we all expect the 1.1 billion populated India to beat the small island of Sri Lanka although does not happen all the time ;)

Lol, then we should expect 15 crore ppl bangladesh defeat NZ, but that does not happen all the time.
Not happens in cricket.

Yameen
November 27, 2009, 08:26 AM
Why are you embarrassing yourself? When did that happen?

erm I can pick quite a collective number of instances when Sri Lanka owned you..

Recent times, remember July/August test series in Sri Lanka?

Asia cup final last year?

952/6?

Yameen
November 27, 2009, 08:27 AM
Lol, then we should expect 15 crore ppl bangladesh defeat NZ, but that does not happen all the time.
Not happens in cricket.


haha well said

Surfer
November 27, 2009, 09:39 AM
UR right, this Indian win was just a fluke, and it was always SL which used to thrash India on theier ealier visit to India. Thanks for reminding.

Lets talk about Lanka touring India since that is what is going on right now.

Besides, who told you that higher the population, better should a country be in sports? Can't you see Australia ruling world cricket?

auntu
November 27, 2009, 01:38 PM
Quiet extraordinary win by India. SL played as worst as possible.

lasith
November 28, 2009, 01:22 AM
Quiet extraordinary win by India. SL played as worst as possible.

Spot on

Surfer
November 28, 2009, 01:38 AM
Quiet extraordinary win by India. SL played as worst as possible.

We made them play like that. I am sure they wanted to win, but the bowling was just too good for them.

bujhee kom
November 29, 2009, 09:50 PM
These are some good matches so far, big runs!!! I am actually a big fan of both India and SL in cricket! They both are current giants and show great cricket to the rest of the world! India was definitely the much better team and they showed it and proved by simply winning massively.....This Srisaanth guy, though I personally dislike him for his often annoying acts but I am indeed happy that he performed well when it mattered and when it mattered the most for his team, so I wish him well, he is a young man, he will Inshallah get better and act better as he gets older, I also don't like this Harbhajhan guy, he also gets on my nerve because of his desire that seems to me seeks unneccessary excessive attention and slapping another player and a younger player even if it is Srisanth is not right.. Rahul Dravid is the real living legend of India and Tendulkar truly is as big as any mythological souls out there on this planet. Dhoni and Gambhir are high on form!!!

SL's batting power is also amazingly massive...both teams are big, on the 2nd test India was simply much bigger! But Sangakara, the big Jayabhardhan (this guy is a real batting giant) and the little jayabardhan (wk-batter) and Tharanga, Sawamrnavera(spell?), Dilshan will score huge more!! I wish both of these 2 teams well, and I wish the Pakistan team very well as well, they have some mighty batsmen currently as well, Yusuf, Yunis, the Akmal Brothers! I wish the Afghanistan team well as well!!

Any team from MY beloved beautiful sub-continent that plays great cricket and shows off great skills makes me very happy...today if my Bangladesh couln't play cricket at this level, those are the teams I would keep up with and cheer for. Seriously BD has only an ocean of knowledge to learn for India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka.

smashyboy
November 29, 2009, 10:22 PM
These are some good matches so far, big runs!!! I am actually a fan of both India and SL in cricket! They both are current giants and show great cricket to the rest of the world! India was difinitely the much better team and they showed it and proved by simply winning massively.....This Srisaanth guy, I personally dislike for his often annoying acts but I am happy that he performed well when it mattered and when it mattered the most for his team, so I wish him well, I also don't like the Harbhajhan guy, he also gets on my nerve because of his desire that seems to me to seek unneccessary excessive attention and slapping another player and a younger player even if it is Srisanth is not right.. Rahul Dravid is the real living legend of India and Tendulkar truly is as big as any mythological soul. Dhoni and Gambhir are high on form!!!

SL's batting power is also amazingly massive...both teams are big, on the 2nd teast India was much bigger! But Sangakara, the big Jayabhardhan (this guy is a real batting giant) and the little jayabardhan (wk-batter) and Tharanga, Sawamrnavera(spell?) will score huge more!! I wish both of these 2 teams well, and I wish Pakistan team very well as well, they have some mighty batsmen currently as well, Yuusf, Yunis, the Akmal Brothers! I wish the Afghanistan team well as well!!

Any team from my beloved beautiful sub-continent play great cricket and show off great skills makes me very happy...today if my BD couln't play cricket at this level, those are all teams I would always keep up with and cheer for. Seriously BD has only an ocean of knowledge to learn for India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka.

Wonderful Post.

MysoreHuli
November 30, 2009, 12:54 AM
Lets talk about Lanka touring India since that is what is going on right now.

Besides, who told you that higher the population, better should a country be in sports? Can't you see Australia ruling world cricket?

Bro, hope u understood my post :D

Roni_uk
November 30, 2009, 01:34 AM
I will be in Mumbai next weekend and hopefully will be watching the final test from Brabourne Stadium. Looking fwd to it.

BANFAN
November 30, 2009, 03:32 AM
Winning the toss and that first innings lead was decider. Curator made an excellent pitch to bat for first two days, and then the pitch started behaving abnormal. Turn, bounce and at times keeping low. If Srilanka batted first, you nebver know what would happen.

Alittle favourable pitch for spinners and they cleaned up Srilanka twice and I get puzzled when I find many people advocate an spinniner friendly pitch in BD for the Indians. We will be wrapped up below hundred or 150 in both innings, with the indian spinners.

Baundule
December 1, 2009, 08:38 AM
Alittle favourable pitch for spinners and they cleaned up Srilanka twice and I get puzzled when I find many people advocate an spinniner friendly pitch in BD for the Indians. We will be wrapped up below hundred or 150 in both innings, with the indian spinners.
Are we playing India anytime in the next 5 years? Their time must be too precious. If they select the T20 squad for test, an spin-friendly pitch would do; otherwise we should make a DRAW pitch, nothing for any bowler.

Equinox
December 1, 2009, 04:04 PM
Are we playing India anytime in the next 5 years? Their time must be too precious. If they select the T20 squad for test, an spin-friendly pitch would do; otherwise we should make a DRAW pitch, nothing for any bowler.
We play them next year in a tri-series and then a 2 Test series.

smashyboy
December 1, 2009, 04:36 PM
Winning the toss and that first innings lead was decider. Curator made an excellent pitch to bat for first two days, and then the pitch started behaving abnorma.

What match were you watching. Mendis was playing our bowlers with ridiculous ease even on 4th day :floor: except Sreesanth. Sreesanth was too hot to handle.

Baundule
December 2, 2009, 05:05 AM
Third test, day 1, 69 overs, SL 284/5

It has been a true 'test' so far. Honors even for batting and bowling. Although the umpire gets Dilshan out, test pitches have to be like this.

lasith
December 2, 2009, 07:49 AM
Crap decision against Dilli

lasith
December 2, 2009, 07:54 AM
:smug:

Cricket is a game in the mind as well ! SL lost that battle this time.

I am happy for Sreeshanth. The poor guy gets the stick all the time for being "un Indian" like .If not for anything I would take him in the team for effort.

So what! Winning and loosing a part of the game, i know it's a mind game.After posting over 650 runs on the board not only SL even the Aussies would feel the pressure.India would have been on the back foot too.

Neel Here
December 2, 2009, 11:24 AM
unlucky decision for dilshan. all in all a good day's play, SL would be very happy with the result.

revolver
December 2, 2009, 01:55 PM
maginificent ton by dilshan

auntu
December 2, 2009, 02:03 PM
High scoring day yet again.

revolver
December 2, 2009, 02:35 PM
High scoring day yet again.

yhh its getting boring now...
btw is all india's pitches batting friendly??

cricman
December 3, 2009, 03:14 AM
High scoring day yet again.
it was day 1 of a pitch in the sub contenient ... Viru AGAin on fire

I winder how were gonna do against Murders row @ SBNS

Sewhag
Ghambir
Dravid
Tendulkar
Laxman
Dhoni

Roni_uk
December 3, 2009, 03:48 AM
becoming a very one sided match. I was looking forward to this weekend to see the match at the stadium but not anymore.

SL should be demoted to TiER 2, when it comes to it.

cricman
December 3, 2009, 03:52 AM
becoming a very one sided match. I was looking forward to this weekend to see the match at the stadium but not anymore.

SL should be demoted to TiER 2, when it comes to it.
there the most unbeatablle team at hme in World Cricket, Sri Lanka is and they should be demoted?
http://www.cricinfo.com/slvind/engine/match/343729.html
http://www.cricinfo.com/slvind/engine/match/343731.html

That SL is No.2 in the ICC rankings says how messed up those ratings are. If you exclude Bangladesh and Zim, SL last one a Test series abroad ten years ago. In these ten years, they have won two Tests in Pakistan, one each in WI, NZ and England, and lost every other series excluding these five.

MysoreHuli
December 3, 2009, 04:07 AM
yhh its getting boring now...
btw is all india's pitches batting friendly??


I guess u forgot to observe the sorecard carefully, its 8 wickets down.

Murad
December 3, 2009, 04:59 AM
200 up for Sehwag!

What an innings...

:bravo:

al Furqaan
December 3, 2009, 05:21 AM
SL will have to really fight to draw this one...but it can be done. they have to bat better in the 2nd innings. but at this rate, Indian can score 600 in a single day.

auntu
December 3, 2009, 05:23 AM
[বাংলা]ভাই সব দোয়া দুরুদ পড়েন। খবর আছে। [/বাংলা]

Tintin
December 3, 2009, 05:38 AM
383/1, Sehwag 242* and still 16 overs left

Roni_uk
December 3, 2009, 05:57 AM
whats wrong with Sewag today!!!!

Surfer
December 3, 2009, 06:00 AM
Sehwag is in top form today. What an innings from him. What audacity!!

BD-Shardul
December 3, 2009, 06:36 AM
I wonder if we have looked so hapless against any opponent like SL is looking against India even in our worst possible times of cricket history (pre-2203 era).

BANFAN
December 3, 2009, 08:11 AM
Originally Posted by BANFAN
Winning the toss and that first innings lead was decider. Curator made an excellent pitch to bat for first two days, and then the pitch started behaving abnorma.

What match were you watching. Mendis was playing our bowlers with ridiculous ease even on 4th day :floor: except Sreesanth. Sreesanth was too hot to handle.

What are you smoking/drinking for celebration? Or you are too masmarized by Sreesanth god? I'm talking of that same match. Sreesanth got 5+1, Harbhajan got 2+3 another 9 wkts were taken mostly by spinners. If you have watched the match and were not too occupied by the thought of winning the match, you would have seen how the ball was turning & keeping low, uneven bounce etc from day 3 onwards.

What's so hot to handle from Sreeshant if the pitch isn't doing anything?

Baundule
December 3, 2009, 08:13 AM
Feel sorry for Sri Lanka. Great innings from Sehwag, excellent innings from Vijay and a very good one from Dravid.

Tigers_eye
December 3, 2009, 09:10 AM
Just wow!! 400 is reachable with cool head and a result is possible as well.

smashyboy
December 3, 2009, 09:58 AM
What are you smoking/drinking for celebration? Or you are too masmarized by Sreesanth god? I'm talking of that same match. Sreesanth got 5+1, Harbhajan got 2+3 another 9 wkts were taken mostly by spinners. If you have watched the match and were not too occupied by the thought of winning the match, you would have seen how the ball was turning & keeping low, uneven bounce etc from day 3 onwards.

What's so hot to handle from Sreeshant if the pitch isn't doing anything?

The pitch behavior was not bad enough to be bowled for less than 300 in both innings. Only ordinary teams do that. Srilankan pitches are much slower, lower, more turning. This was absolutely nothing.

Sree didn't depend on the pitch to assist him. He kept on maintaining that corridor of uncertainty line at pace. In between he was swung both aways , reverse swung. Others were totally ineffective. Lankans just succumbed to Sree's bowling at one end.

_Rafi_
December 3, 2009, 10:17 AM
What a day for me. Shehwag scored runs and i watched whole innings. In India team Shehwag and ZaK are my fav players.
Btw whats happened to Muttiah?
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Beamer
December 3, 2009, 10:38 AM
That is an astonishing display of batting by Viru. Can he break Lara's record? He can, provided he stays on the course and not slow down. Tendulkar had a chance in the ODI to break the record, but for some reason, he slowed down for a few overs and that did it for him. And, who says test cricket is all about occupying the crease? Its not. If you want to win and take the game away from the opposition, one or two players have to take on the bowlers ( albeit not as furious as this one ) while others play around them. How many times the likes of Gilchrist, Lara etc took the match away from opposition? Too many.

AsifTheManRahman
December 3, 2009, 11:37 AM
I'm mighty scared for January.

Nocturnal
December 3, 2009, 11:40 AM
Now all I can think of is - V. Shewag .....seriously!! :notworthy:
What an Innings!! 284* in a single day!! hope he gets 300 tomorrow and eventually past 400 marks!

Spitfire_x86
December 3, 2009, 12:01 PM
Can he break Lara's record?
Which record, 400* or 501? :)

revolver
December 3, 2009, 12:05 PM
I guess u forgot to observe the sorecard carefully, its 8 wickets down.

yhhh still batting is mostly dominates
btw sehag is a killllllller

revolver
December 3, 2009, 12:06 PM
what a strike rate from him

Beamer
December 3, 2009, 12:09 PM
I'm mighty scared for January.

Don't be. Our bowling will make him disinterested. Its the Dravid-Kallis's of the world that I am afraid of.

Tintin
December 3, 2009, 11:53 PM
Major collapse - 495/3. Sehwag out for 293. Dravid for 74

There is a certain awe-inspiring feel when India bats like this. When they finally get Sehwag out, it is Tendulkar who replaces him. When Dravid falls after a long innings, someone of the same stature in Laxman comes in his place.

lasith
December 4, 2009, 01:32 AM
Sri Lanka had no answer for this assault from Sehwag great innings, I fear what happened to the SL bowling attack?

Jesus87
December 4, 2009, 02:11 AM
Sri Lanka had no answer for this assault from Sehwag great innings, I fear what happened to the SL bowling attack?

Well Srilanka doesn't have an impressive record overseas. They have never won a test match away, maybe once in Pakistan, that's about it. Murali's record against India, he averages over 45+.

I have noticed one thing after Sangakara's takeover, Mahela became a consistent batsman and have been scoring hundreds whereas Sanga fails miserably and gets out cheaply, I guess he's underpressure also he's a became a bit arrogant. I liked Mahela, very polite and humble person.

Srilanka is a first class side but bowling in India is tough, the flattest pitches of all time. Also bowling to the fearsome batsman Sehwag, no matter who is bowling, runs are to be leaked. Good Luck to your team but India are playing you guys as if you are Bangladesh.

lasith
December 4, 2009, 04:47 AM
Well Srilanka doesn't have an impressive record overseas. They have never won a test match away, maybe once in Pakistan, that's about it. Murali's record against India, he averages over 45+.

I have noticed one thing after Sangakara's takeover, Mahela became a consistent batsman and have been scoring hundreds whereas Sanga fails miserably and gets out cheaply, I guess he's underpressure also he's a became a bit arrogant. I liked Mahela, very polite and humble person.

Srilanka is a first class side but bowling in India is tough, the flattest pitches of all time. Also bowling to the fearsome batsman Sehwag, no matter who is bowling, runs are to be leaked. Good Luck to your team but India are playing you guys as if you are Bangladesh.

SL haven't won a test match except Pakistan in what world are you living? Man they have won test matches in every country except India, SA ,Aus. First make sure that your stats are clear before you post some thing like this, SL have in NZ in 94, 2006, India won it this year after 35 years in NZ. What about that?

al Furqaan
December 4, 2009, 05:25 AM
SL can still draw the match. if they bat 4.5-5 sessions at a decent clip, then can perhaps gain a big enough lead that india cannot chase in a session and a half. but with sehwag, its going to be tough. still its hard for anyone to score big runs in 2 consecutive innings.

al Furqaan
December 4, 2009, 05:28 AM
I'm mighty scared for January.

one good in cutter from mash at 80 mph will knock veeru's middle stump over, and you won't have to worry about 500 runs being scored in a single days play.

lasith
December 4, 2009, 05:31 AM
These Indians are getting mad when they're winning, So they'll cry when they're loosing.

mahbubH
December 4, 2009, 05:47 AM
what is wrong with SL. I thought they are better than this.

BANFAN
December 4, 2009, 05:55 AM
I think Sl needs to think beyond Murali. He is too predictable to these Indians. He has grwon old as well. Missed run outs as well. Mendis could have been in for him. In Batting Sl is too much dependant on Mahela JW. Sanga isn't doing well with the bat after he has become captain. There are tallented young guys, who are inconsistant. Dilshan is the one doing it on regular basis, but he needs to convert his centuries to bigger centuries, he generally throws it after century.

Ind can't lose from here; but SL has a chance of drawing the test, if they can stand up against the indian bowling for 1.5 days. That's not difficult. But the series is gone to Ind.

simon
December 4, 2009, 06:10 AM
I am so disappointed with Sril bowling.
Anyway,hope they draw this 1 atleast.

BD-Binga
December 4, 2009, 06:44 AM
Sri Lanka need to bat well this innings if they want to draw the match which would be the best possible outcome for them considering India have a 300 run lead.
Virender Sehwag played a brilliant innings. It would have been good to see him reach 300 though but it was without a doubt one of the best innings in a test match this year.

Neel Here
December 4, 2009, 06:44 AM
These Indians are getting mad when they're winning, So they'll cry when they're loosing.

:floor: don't mind but that's a bitter kid's comment if I ever saw one.
...................

banfan, murali bowled today with pain in his bowling fingers to get 4 wickets, you can't ask more than that. yesterday was an aberration, when sehwag gets going there's nothing any player can do against him. doesn't mean murali is finished.
india has always played spin well in india, shane warne was reduced to a wreck when australia was in india.

s aga on sehwag
http://www.cricinfo.com/indvsl2009/content/story/437973.html

On Thursday afternoon, Sehwag toyed with the greatest offspinner to play the game as though he were some glorified net bowler. He might as well have been, as India overhauled Sri Lanka's total of 393 in 67.5 overs. But for back spasms that restricted him to a more mortal scoring-rate in the last half hour, Sehwag might have become only the second batsman after Sir Donald Bradman to score 300 runs in a day.

Each monumental Sehwag innings has left a trail of destruction in its wake. At the MCG in 2003, it was Stuart MacGill's turn to look like a pie-thrower as he galloped to 195 in just five hours. In Multan, Shoaib Akhtar was reduced to feeble sledges. Sehwag's response was just to compare him to a beggar. In Chennai against the best Australian side ever, he careered to 155 on a pitch where few others had managed any sort of fluency. In front of the imposing Galle Fort last year, he dictated the course of a Test with an innings that combined absolute control and appetite for destruction with admirable restraint.

At Multan just over five years ago, he pretty much ended the career of one very special offspinner, Saqlain Mushtaq. Saqlain had gone into that series speaking of a surprise ball, the teesra [the third one]. After much discussion in the media box, it was decided that it was the delivery that Sehwag kept whacking over midwicket for fours and sixes.

Virender Sehwag goes on the rampage, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 2nd day, December 3, 2009
Virender Sehwag left Sri Lanka reeling by hitting 40 fours and seven sixes © AFP

Murali tried plenty of variations at the CCI, perhaps too many. One moment summed up the uneven nature of the contest. Sehwag was on 248 when Murali pitched one on middle stump. The response was a reverse paddle-sweep, a stroke that few could have imagined leave alone seen. As the ball sped to the rope, past where conventional slip might have stood, Murali just half-flinched and looked away.

Sehwag now has five of the 10 fastest double-centuries in history, including three of the first four. This though is a man utterly insouciant when it comes to such landmarks. He could well go on to obliterate Lara's record tomorrow. He certainly has a great chance to put even Bradman in the shade and score a third triple. None of those possibilities is likely to make him lose sleep though. For someone who has reduced batting to its most elemental, only the next ball matters. If it's there to be hit, regardless of whether he's on 299 or 399, he'll go for it. Which is precisely why it's such a bloody privilege to watch him play.

zainab
December 4, 2009, 09:12 AM
SL is a very good team. I think that they have relied too much on their bowling to make them win matches, they should give Murali a rest and train Herath and Mendis as spinners. Seems Malinga is out at the moment. the trouble with SL is that they do not want to let go of the oldies, unless the oldies retire gracefully. After all, they have had their glory and they have done well well for SL. the younger players should be given better breaks now. Now, Dilshan did not shine until he reached his early thirties.

AsifTheManRahman
December 4, 2009, 10:41 AM
Eigula ki manush? Murali re pitay raja theke projar chakrani banay dilo!

Tigers_eye
December 4, 2009, 11:22 AM
Dhoni abar century marsey. hmmm!! Very well done. Home aways stats are getting heavy. Currently best WK-batsman in the world.

Nafi
December 4, 2009, 11:29 AM
one good in cutter from mash at 80 mph will knock veeru's middle stump over, and you won't have to worry about 500 runs being scored in a single days play.

Sehwag just cant play the delivery that either seams in, or the offcutter, from a back of length bowler, Mashrafe

Even when he's inform he will lose his wicket to these deliveries, because he percieves is as short and wide, he doesnt move his feet to allow more width, therefore he tries to cut it for four, he gets cramped for room, and the ball edges. Its a technical deficiency.

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auntu
December 4, 2009, 12:18 PM
I am so disappointed with Sril bowling.
Anyway,hope they draw this 1 atleast.
Lights of Shewag & Co. made them disappointing.

Neel Here
December 4, 2009, 12:56 PM
Sehwag just cant play the delivery that either seams in, or the offcutter, from a back of length bowler, Mashrafe

Even when he's inform he will lose his wicket to these deliveries, because he percieves is as short and wide, he doesnt move his feet to allow more width, therefore he tries to cut it for four, he gets cramped for room, and the ball edges. Its a technical deficiency.


not really you know. he has a weakness towards deliveries in the corridor of uncertainty but then who doesn't ?
it all depends on his own state of mind. if it was that easy everyone would have done that by now. heaven knows there was no dearth of world class fast bowlers in the teams against whom he scored those big hundreds and double hundreds.
http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35263.html?class=1;orderby=batted_score;template=r esults;type=batting;view=innings

revolver
December 4, 2009, 01:40 PM
sehag is a monstor btw dhoni did great...the match will be drawed

smashyboy
December 4, 2009, 01:44 PM
Sehwag just cant play the delivery that either seams in, or the offcutter, from a back of length bowler, Mashrafe

Even when he's inform he will lose his wicket to these deliveries, because he percieves is as short and wide, he doesnt move his feet to allow more width, therefore he tries to cut it for four, he gets cramped for room, and the ball edges. Its a technical deficiency.


That is your plan? :doh: If only all theories come to life you can bowl out even Australia for 0. :lol:

Jesus87
December 4, 2009, 05:27 PM
SL haven't won a test match except Pakistan in what world are you living? Man they have won test matches in every country except India, SA ,Aus. First make sure that your stats are clear before you post some thing like this, SL have in NZ in 94, 2006, India won it this year after 35 years in NZ. What about that?

I am speaking about series victory. I think they have only won series victory against Pakistan and NZ, don't think they ever won a single test match not series in Australia, South Africa, Indian oh yes they have won 1 single test match away in West Indies Bravado. Anyway needless to argue with you, good luck in this test match. Hope Srilanka pulls off a miracle but my money is on India. :smug:

India won the series after 35 years in New Zealand, yes that's correct. How long will it take Srilanka to win a single test match in Australia, not speaking about series here my friend. If you guys don't win a test match in Australia then I guess you guys will only be invited for 2 or 1 test matches in OZ whereas the others play 4 -5, sad aye?

Speaking of stats, what is your Murali away stats? against India, OZ, etc. Please don't count the ones against Bangladesh.

Neel Here
December 4, 2009, 08:20 PM
Indian oh yes they have won 1 single test match away in West Indies
that would be series wins against WI and eng in the respective countries.

Neel Here
December 5, 2009, 12:07 AM
poor dilshan, done in by stupid umpiring decisions in both innings ! :mad:

lasith
December 5, 2009, 01:18 AM
I am speaking about series victory. I think they have only won series victory against Pakistan and NZ, don't think they ever won a single test match not series in Australia, South Africa, Indian oh yes they have won 1 single test match away in West Indies Bravado. Anyway needless to argue with you, good luck in this test match. Hope Srilanka pulls off a miracle but my money is on India. :smug:

India won the series after 35 years in New Zealand, yes that's correct. How long will it take Srilanka to win a single test match in Australia, not speaking about series here my friend. If you guys don't win a test match in Australia then I guess you guys will only be invited for 2 or 1 test matches in OZ whereas the others play 4 -5, sad aye?

Speaking of stats, what is your Murali away stats? against India, OZ, etc. Please don't count the ones against Bangladesh.

Just go and read ur post again u said that SL never won a test match except Pakistan, OK if u mentioned that a series i'll give u the stats, SL won a one off test series in England in 1998, Murali took 16 wickets, NZ in 94, Pak in 02 Asian test championship,SL made their test appearance in 82 but they've proved many, I think ur watching only with only Indian specks i guess. I agree we haven't done well in India but u can't say that our overall record in over seas poor by just counting the series wins, we have won lots of test matches away from home if not the seies in just 27 years man, Even we had progressed for WC final twice and won it once, Semis once, same as India, u guys playing cricket for two centuries, and we just mere 35 years, Take it to the accounts!

Roni_uk
December 5, 2009, 01:27 AM
i am at Brabourne stadium - amazing atmosphere. Unwillingly wearing an indian cap :)
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Neel Here
December 5, 2009, 01:37 AM
u guys playing cricket for two centuries, and we just mere 35 years, Take it to the accounts!
:floor:

I thought sri lanka plays cricket for 213 years ! :timeout:

lasith
December 5, 2009, 03:32 AM
Really can't blame, SL being out played fair and square

lasith
December 5, 2009, 05:36 AM
Congrats Sanga, But it's too late

BANFAN
December 5, 2009, 08:14 AM
This loss wasn't expected from SL. They gave it up & didn't capitalize a good start in their first innings.

lasith
December 5, 2009, 08:27 AM
This loss wasn't expected from SL. They gave it up & didn't capitalize a good start in their first innings.

Ur right

lasith
December 5, 2009, 08:33 AM
:floor:

I thought sri lanka plays cricket for 213 years ! :timeout:

I meant at the international level

Surfer
December 5, 2009, 09:08 AM
i am at Brabourne stadium - amazing atmosphere. Unwillingly wearing an indian cap :)
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Why would you do anything unwillingly? If you wanted to support Srilanka, you should have.

Neel Here
December 5, 2009, 09:57 AM
I meant at the international level

how is that 200 years for india ? :lol: even international cricket is not that old !

auntu
December 5, 2009, 12:12 PM
i am at Brabourne stadium - amazing atmosphere. Unwillingly wearing an indian cap :)
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Great :)

lasith
December 5, 2009, 01:08 PM
how is that 200 years for india ? :lol: even international cricket is not that old !

Yeah they have got huge history than SL, go and check it out!First class level up to international.

lasith
December 5, 2009, 01:11 PM
British played in India in 1721

Neel Here
December 5, 2009, 09:35 PM
British played in India in 1721

and ? :lol: if you are comparing the time from when sri lanka plays international cricket you have to do the same for india.

if it is 35 years for sri lanka (from which event ? from 1982 it is 27 years) you have to consider similar event for other countries. the britishers playing cricket doesn't imply anything about the country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cricket_in_Sri_Lanka
As everywhere that the British arrived in numbers, cricket soon followed and it is reasonable to assume that the game was first played on the island by 1800.
The earliest definite mention of cricket in Ceylon was a report in the Colombo Journal on 5 September 1832 which called for the formation of a cricket club. The Colombo Cricket Club was formed soon afterwards and matches began in November 1832 when it played against the 97th Regiment[1].

In October 1882, Ivo Bligh's team played an odds game in Colombo[2] en route to Australia, where they famously "recovered those Ashes". In 1888-89, an English team led by George Vernon toured Ceylon and India, including an 11-a-side game against All-Ceylon at Kandy. In 1890, the Australian team en route to England played in Colombo.

First-class cricket in Ceylon became restricted to games against visiting touring teams, notably the English and Australian teams who used Ceylon as a stopover on the long voyage to each other's country. Douglas Jardine's infamous "bodyline team" was there in 1932-33. Occasionally, teams representative of Ceylon played matches abroad, especially in India.

From 1953-4 until 1975-6, the Ceylon Cricket Association played a first-class match against Madras (latterly renamed Tamil Nadu) for the Gopalan Trophy. This fixture was played in Colombo roughly every two years, with one further fixture in 1982-3, alternating with the fixture being held in Madras.

Tintin
December 6, 2009, 02:22 AM
Bradman played in Ceylon when Australian team stopped over there on way to a tour of England, and scored a duck in one of the matches.

On the other hand, he touched the Indian mainland only once, while changing flights in Calcutta in 1953 (iirc), and on other occasion was in Bombay but did not leave the ship.

Nocturnal
December 6, 2009, 02:33 AM
2-0!!
Good series win by Ind. Congrats.

Neel Here
December 6, 2009, 04:14 AM
Bradman played in Ceylon when Australian team stopped over there on way to a tour of England, and scored a duck in one of the matches.

On the other hand, he touched the Indian mainland only once, while changing flights in Calcutta in 1953 (iirc), and on other occasion was in Bombay but did not leave the ship.
not only bradman, many english and aussie teams visited sri lanka because it was a scheduled stop on the shipping route between the two countries.

before traveling by air became the norm I would guess at least one england or australia team visited sri lanka every year.

Neel Here
December 6, 2009, 04:16 AM
2-0!!
Good series win by Ind. Congrats.

and both innings defeat !

Surfer
December 6, 2009, 04:23 AM
and both innings defeat !

And one after losing the toss- for those who thought that Srilanka could beat India by an innings+ if they could win the toss.

al Furqaan
December 6, 2009, 09:08 AM
I am speaking about series victory. I think they have only won series victory against Pakistan and NZ, don't think they ever won a single test match not series in Australia, South Africa, Indian oh yes they have won 1 single test match away in West Indies Bravado. Anyway needless to argue with you, good luck in this test match. Hope Srilanka pulls off a miracle but my money is on India. :smug:

India won the series after 35 years in New Zealand, yes that's correct. How long will it take Srilanka to win a single test match in Australia, not speaking about series here my friend. If you guys don't win a test match in Australia then I guess you guys will only be invited for 2 or 1 test matches in OZ whereas the others play 4 -5, sad aye?

Speaking of stats, what is your Murali away stats? against India, OZ, etc. Please don't count the ones against Bangladesh.

as i a BD fan i dont understand why you're talking down so much to our good mate, lasith. have you forgotten where your country stands in international cricket? that SL never was as low as we are now? of course we were initiated far too soon, but still have some decency, boy.

lest you forget the thumping SL put on india in SL just a year or so back, where tendulkar had a totally barren series.

australia are struggling without mcgrath and lee (in and out of side) and warne and mcgill retirements - when those guys played India wasn't number 1. so too SL will struggle when vaas is gone, and when murali is gone they'll struggle.

india will also stuggle on non-flat tracks when the big 3 of SRT, dravid, and laxman retire.

yes india are the better side, but this was probably the worst test cricket Lanka has played in a long, long time.

Tigers_eye
December 6, 2009, 09:21 AM
Very well done Ind. Congrats to the #1 spot. Stars are aligned. Great knocks by Shewag, Dhoni, Dravid ofcourse. Murali had a hard time. It can happen to the best of them. SL is always a formidable opponent. Yet @ Ind any team will have a hard time. Must mention Sree and Zaheer. flat tracks yet they delivered when it mattered the most.

auntu
December 6, 2009, 11:33 AM
as i a BD fan i dont understand why you're talking down so much to our good mate, lasith. have you forgotten where your country stands in international cricket? that SL never was as low as we are now? of course we were initiated far too soon, but still have some decency, boy.

lest you forget the thumping SL put on india in SL just a year or so back, where tendulkar had a totally barren series.

australia are struggling without mcgrath and lee (in and out of side) and warne and mcgill retirements - when those guys played India wasn't number 1. so too SL will struggle when vaas is gone, and when murali is gone they'll struggle.

india will also stuggle on non-flat tracks when the big 3 of SRT, dravid, and laxman retire.

yes india are the better side, but this was probably the worst test cricket Lanka has played in a long, long time.

:up::up::up:

Roni_uk
December 6, 2009, 01:29 PM
Why would you do anything unwillingly? If you wanted to support Srilanka, you should have.

i was supporing SL but had to keep it a low profile, hence the hat. I prob was the only one not supporting India. But good crowd (unlike UK Indians) cheering for SL's 4s and 6s.

BD-Shardul
December 6, 2009, 02:29 PM
To Indian BCites:

Yes, I concede that India has been w-a-y better than Sri Lanka in their home soil in this series. My assumption about the Lankan team was wrong.

Unfortunately, I still believe that SL is not as bad as the scoreboard suggests. Nothing to take away from India, but cricket sometimes can feel a cruel game (remember WC 2007 :D). No matter how much talent or preparation do you have, to win matches in cricket, you need to click on the day you are playing and more importantly, you constantly need to win the mental battles especially in test matches. Credit to India, they fought hard to draw the first match and stole the momentum from the Lankans and from then on, the aggressive yet safe batting approach incorporated in team India by Dhoni actually destroyed the spirit of the Lankans further and further. Considering the way Indian batsmen now a days play, SL should have been more prepared to sustain the intensity with whatever bowling strength they had and let not their spirit drop. They were not able to do so and also failed to re-group quickly in the face of odds and come harder on the opponent and thus lost the series by an embarrassing margin despite a lot of promise.

Congrats to India for being at the top spot and all the best to Sri Lankan team!

revolver
December 6, 2009, 03:37 PM
india did great..
sagankara tried to save it but it was to big score

lasith
December 7, 2009, 08:10 AM
Dear Indian cricket fans, I was expecting this from you'll when your winning you as Indian supporeters think that ur team is the best, I can't blame you for that cos your team is doing well, Just bear in mind don't celebrate by making insults, One of our mates was saying that don't count Murali's performance against BD! What are you thinking about? BD played him really well in fact i already mentioned that Ash was the guy who played him well when Murali was on his 20s and early 30s
not at 37, and lost his massive turners, ASh played him when Murali was on the peak, U guys thrashed him when he was exhausted and considering about the retirement, Have you guys forgotton how you guys were thrashed by BD in 07 WC? I am not hurting, You guys celebrate too much when winning and gets mad when your team aren't doing well even you'll throw stones at them, SL supporters are not like that, Don't insult BD cos they'll come good at any time and they'll show you.

Neel Here
December 7, 2009, 08:40 AM
lasith, I don't see any indian cricket fans here who have insulted you or the SL/BD team.
could you please point out who has done that ? are you sure you are not imagining it ? :)

no one should make fun of a fellow cricket fan's disappointment, the tables can turn quite easily.
cricket is a great leveller as they say !

lasith
December 7, 2009, 09:10 AM
lasith, I don't see any indian cricket fans here who have insulted you or the SL/BD team.
could you please point out who has done that ? are you sure you are not imagining it ? :)

no one should make fun of a fellow cricket fan's disappointment, the tables can turn quite easily.
cricket is a great leveller as they say !

If you don't see any wrong with it, it's ok but i felt that's insulting for BD, Don't count Murali's wickets against BD wasn't it an insult? If you come international it's going to be tough regardless of your playing against Aussie or even against Bermuda.

Neel Here
December 7, 2009, 10:07 AM
who said that ? of course it's stupid if someone said that but I still don't see anyone "celebrating by making insults". that's all !
cheers !

Surfer
December 7, 2009, 10:18 AM
Dear Indian cricket fans, I was expecting this from you'll when your winning you as Indian supporeters think that ur team is the best, I can't blame you for that cos your team is doing well, Just bear in mind don't celebrate by making insults, One of our mates was saying that don't count Murali's performance against BD! What are you thinking about? BD played him really well in fact i already mentioned that Ash was the guy who played him well when Murali was on his 20s and early 30s
not at 37, and lost his massive turners, ASh played him when Murali was on the peak, U guys thrashed him when he was exhausted and considering about the retirement, Have you guys forgotton how you guys were thrashed by BD in 07 WC? I am not hurting, You guys celebrate too much when winning and gets mad when your team aren't doing well even you'll throw stones at them, SL supporters are not like that, Don't insult BD cos they'll come good at any time and they'll show you.

Who insulted you? It's certainly not good if someone did. It's only a game in the end.

lasith
December 7, 2009, 11:09 AM
Who insulted you? It's certainly not good if someone did. It's only a game in the end.

I know it's a game. But i didn't tell about insulting me, i said don't insult performance of the opposition.

MysoreHuli
December 8, 2009, 12:16 AM
Dear Indian cricket fans, I was expecting this from you'll when your winning you as Indian supporeters think that ur team is the best, I can't blame you for that cos your team is doing well, Just bear in mind don't celebrate by making insults, One of our mates was saying that don't count Murali's performance against BD! What are you thinking about? BD played him really well in fact i already mentioned that Ash was the guy who played him well when Murali was on his 20s and early 30s
not at 37, and lost his massive turners, ASh played him when Murali was on the peak, U guys thrashed him when he was exhausted and considering about the retirement, Have you guys forgotton how you guys were thrashed by BD in 07 WC? I am not hurting, You guys celebrate too much when winning and gets mad when your team aren't doing well even you'll throw stones at them, SL supporters are not like that, Don't insult BD cos they'll come good at any time and they'll show you.

It's ok. We can understand ur disappointment.

Surfer
December 8, 2009, 12:49 AM
I know it's a game. But i didn't tell about insulting me, i said don't insult performance of the opposition.

Some people are bound to get carried away, lasith. And such people are buzzing everywhere on the net. You should know better than to listen to them or take offense. They are probably young teenagers with a little too much enthusiasm in life. That's not what majority of Indian fans think. If you ask me, Srilanka has been one of the most well behaved team in a long time. Your team is very professional and your fans are well behaved. The only complaint I may have would be Sanga's behavior since he became captain, but then, it's not really out of the line. He is not bound to praise the opposition of those looks of disgust are not out of rule in any book. So he is cool.

lasith
December 8, 2009, 03:26 AM
Some people are bound to get carried away, lasith. And such people are buzzing everywhere on the net. You should know better than to listen to them or take offense. They are probably young teenagers with a little too much enthusiasm in life. That's not what majority of Indian fans think. If you ask me, Srilanka has been one of the most well behaved team in a long time. Your team is very professional and your fans are well behaved. The only complaint I may have would be Sanga's behavior since he became captain, but then, it's not really out of the line. He is not bound to praise the opposition of those looks of disgust are not out of rule in any book. So he is cool.

I agree with that mate! Sanga was rubbish at times after being as captain, See my post i just mentioned that i fear for SL bowling that's all.

Neel Here
December 8, 2009, 09:19 AM
at least the relations between the teams in this series was excellent to watch !

zman
December 8, 2009, 02:01 PM
Okay so India won fair and square and Sehwag played a memorable innings but the real question is: Can he dance? ;)

simon
December 9, 2009, 08:00 AM
Sanga 50 from just 21 balls.
grt going.

BD-Shardul
December 9, 2009, 08:28 AM
[বাংলা]কঠিন পিটাপিটি[/বাংলা] :d

simon
December 9, 2009, 08:38 AM
kothin obostha.
ebar Sril jitbo.
Obossho India o pitabe.

BD-Shardul
December 9, 2009, 09:20 AM
Its raining :four:s and :six:s

Neel Here
December 9, 2009, 09:52 AM
at the moment it's raining wickets !

Tigers_eye
December 9, 2009, 10:27 AM
Game over!! Well played Sanga and Gambhir. Kapu was on fire at one point. Dissapointing stuff from UV and Pathan.

simon
December 9, 2009, 10:33 AM
Congratulating Sril & Sanga for a fabulous innnings.
Ind's fielding is horrible,the commentators were talking about the dew factor but where was that
when Sril were fielding so well.

lasith
December 9, 2009, 10:43 AM
Great win for SL badly needed a victory. Well Done for both teams.

ialbd
December 9, 2009, 11:21 AM
great performance by SL.... brought back some excitement to the series.....

hoping to watch some more good cricket from these 2.....

revolver
December 12, 2009, 06:58 AM
sri lanka batting

revolver
December 12, 2009, 07:01 AM
woot woot jayasuria hit a 4