August 5, 2010

Third Test match: India vs Srilanka

Yesterday, the third and the final test match of the series between India and Srilanka started. Srilanka won the toss and elected to bat first.

Srilanka lost its first wicket in the last delivery of the fourth over. It was Tharanga Paranavitana who got out scoring only 8 runs. After the first break of the partnership, Srilanka came back with a strong reply by having 4 good partnerships which resulted in setting up a good total against the visitors. After the fall of 5th wicket, Srilanka started to loose wicket in quick intervals. Finally they ended up their batting innings by setting up a total of 425 runs loosing all 10 wickets. 

India needed 426 runs to take the lead. India opened its batting innings with the openers Murali Vijay and Virender Sehwag. Murali Vijay did not last long, he got out scoring only 14 runs. Then came the WALL "Rahul Dravid" to bat at number 3. He did not help India this time also as he got out by getting LBW in the Angelo Mathews over. He departed scoring only 23 runs. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar came in to bat accompanying Virender Sehwag. Both played well to put up a partnership of 88 runs and played till the end of the day. Second day's play was called off, Virender Sehwag was unbeaten scoring 97 runs and Sachin Tendulkar stayed unbeaten scoring 40 runs. India's total is 180 runs for loss of 2 wickets.

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