Tuesday, November 24, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match, Day 1

After the first test ended in draw, both the team headed today for the second test match at Green Park, Kanpur. The second match will be played from today until 28th Nov.

For India Mishra and I Sharama were replaced by Ojha and Sreesanth.
India's Squad
Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, Dhoni(Cap & WK), Harbhajan Singh, PP Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth.

For Sri Lanka Mendis replaced Prasad.
Sri Lanka's Squad
TM Dilshan, Paranavitana, Sangakkara(Cap), M Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Mathews, P Jayawardene, Mendis, Herath, Muralitharan, Welegedara.

India won the toss and elected to bat first, Sehwag and Gambhir headed to field to start India's Innings, Initially it was not a good start for sehwag with bat, were his catch was missed in slip for Zero, team India struggled to score runs till drinks with the fast bowlers. After drinks slow blowers were introduced in attack and both the batsman played their attacking game and scored 1100 run partnership in 21.2 overs, Before launch both Sehwag and Gambhir scored their 50 runs. At the time of launch India were 131/0 in 26 overs.

After launch they both continued their attacking, and Sehwag scored 100 runs for just 97 balls with 13-4's and 2-6's. Then 200 run partnership came between them in 37.5 overs. India lost their 1st wicket, Sehwag for 233 runs from 41.2 overs and drinks were announced, after drinks Dravid joined with Gambhir, and Gambhir scored his 100 off 132 balls with 10-4's. India's 300 run came in 57.3 overs, 350 came around 68 overs and Dravid got his half century off 98balls.

India lost their second wicket , Gambhir at 75.1 overs when he was with 167 runs. Then Sachin joined with Dravid and scored till the end of first day's play. At the end of day's play India were 417/2 in 90 overs with Dravid 85* and Sachin 20*.

For Sri Lanka Muralitharan took both the wickets.

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