Wednesday, November 25, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match, Day 2

As India finished their first day's play in a strong position as 417/2 with Dravid 85* and Tendulkar 20* in 90 overs. Today India resumed their play and 50 run partnership came between Dravid and Sachin off 93 balls. Immediately Dravid scored his 28th century off 172 balls with 10-4's. Then 450 came for India in 99.2 overs. At 102.5 overs India lost master blaster's wicket when he was with 40 runs off 91 balls, and India were 464/3. After sachin's wicket Laxman joined Dravid and drinks break were announced at 104 overs when India were 470/3 with Dravid 116* and Laxman 1*.

Then 500 runs came at 110.1 overs for India, then India lost Dravid's wicket at 113.2 overs when he was with 144 runs and India were 511/4. Then Yuvraj joined Laxman , they both managed get their half centuries, Laxman scored his 50 off 92 balls and Yuvraj off 69 balls. With both of their partnership 600 came for India in 135.5 overs. Then India lost Laxman 63 at 141.1 overs when India were 613/5. Then Dhoni joined Yuvi, but after Laxmans wicket no other player stayed for a long time all went out with single digit runs. Dhoni went out at 145.2 overs with 4 runs, then Harbhajan went out for 5 runs at 149.4 overs 639/7, Yuvi went out for 67 runs at 152.2 overs 641/8, Zaheer went out for 1 run at 153.3 overs 641/9 and the last wicket was Sreesanth duck out . Finally India ended their 1st Innings with 642 runs in 154 overs at the run rate of 4.16.

For Sri Lanka Herath bagged 5 wickets, Mendis grabbed 2 wickets and Muralitharan 2 wickets.

Then Sri Lanka started their 1st Innings with Dilshan and Paranavitana, but Sri Lanka lost their 1st wicket Dilshan in the very first ball of the Innings from Zaheer Khan.

Then Sangakkara joined Paranavitana and played till the end of days play. At the 2nd day's play Sri Lanka were 66/1 with Paranavitana 30* and Sangakkara 30* off 24 overs. For India Zaheer took 1 wicket.

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