August 6, 2010

Third Test match day 3: India vs Srilanka

In yesterday's play, Srilanka had lost 2 wickets scoring 39 runs in total. Openers for the team were got out. Today, Srilanka saw a very bad start as it lost 6 more wickets when their total reached 125 on board. Later there was a 9th wicket partnership which lasted for 38.4 overs. This partnership was between Thilan Samaraweera and Ajantha Mendis and each scored 83 runs and 78 runs respectively. It was an 118 runs partnership which a sigh of relief to the team. Finally India managed to take all the 10 wickets of the Srilankan team in the second innings. Srilanka landed up scoring 267 runs on board.

India needed 257 runs to win the match and to draw the series. But India lost 3 wickets in the quick succession where it managed to put up a total of only 53 runs for the day. After the loss of the third wicket, Ishant Sharma came in to bat for the fourth wicket partnering the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. At the end of the fourth day's play, Sachin Tendulkar and Ishant Sharma remained unbeaten scoring 11 and 2 runs respectively. One more day is remaining for the Indians to finish the game. Still India need 204 runs to win the match and to level the series by 1-1. But already it has lost 3 top order batsmen, So let's hope for the best that they will somehow manage to score the target and win the match.

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