August 3, 2010

Final Test match: India vs Srilanka

Today, India and Srilanka will be playing their final test cricket match of the series. Srilanka is leading the series by 2-0. They won the first test match and second test match was drawn. Spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran took his 800th wicket to set the new test cricket record and finally got retired from the test cricket. In the second test match Lasith Malinga was ruled out due to knee injury. From India, Gautam Gambhir did not play due to the injury.

The final test match will be played at P Sara Oval, Colombo. This match will be more important to the Indians because they have already lost a match. Srilankans look very comfortable after winning the first match. Even if this match ends in draw, Srilankans will win the series for sure. So, India has to win this test match to level the series. India has not won a test series in Srilanka since 1993.

Lasith Malinga is making his comeback in this test match which gives another boost to the Srilankan team. But on Indian side, Gautam Gambhir has already been ruled out. Now, spin wizard Harbhajan Singh will not be playing due to calf injury. This adds another negative impact in the team. Whatever it might be, the play is on. India has to win the match to level the series which is gonna be a tough one according to me.

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