July 21, 2010

1st test match: India vs Srilanka

Right now, Day four session 1 is being played. India is batting its first innings and is trial of 368 runs.

Srilanka had won the toss and elected to bat first. Srilanka opened its batting innings with a good start. They built some good partnerships which resulted them to put up a total of 520 runs in total loosing 8 wickets. Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga scored 111 runs, 103 runs, unbeaten 80 runs and 64 runs respectively. This helped the Srilankans to put up a good total in their first innings.

India on the 3rd day opened its first batting innings of the match. The openers did not perform well which was not a good start for them. Top players Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar did not play long. But Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman are in the pitch batting very decently and have put up a 50 runs partnership. After 32.1 overs, Virender Sehwag is on 95 runs and VVS Laxman is on 20 runs. India's total score is 152/3.

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