Friday, November 27, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match, Day 4

India registered their 100th test victory by winning the 2nd Test Match against Sri Lanka. Its was a biggest margin win by India which was a Innings victory and also of 144 runs. Through this victory India went to the NO 1 spot in Test Match team table. The 2nd test match started on 24th Nov in which India won the toss and elected to bat first and they came well with bat, at the end of day 1's play India were 417/2, on day 2 India lost all their wickets by scoring 642. Then Sri Lanka started their 1st Innings and at the end of day 2's play Sri Lanka scored 66/1. And resumed their 1st innings on day 3 and was able to score only 229 runs and lost all their wickets and also failed to avoid the follow on and were imposed to start their 2nd innings, at the end of day 3's play Sri Lanka were 57/4, on day 4 Sri Lanka lost all their wickets by scoring just 269 runs.

Day 4's summary

Sri Lanka started their 2nd innings as 57/4 with Samaraweera 1* and Mathews 2* at 23 overs. Sri Lanka started their play with a positive approach but that was not for too long, remained only for 1.4 overs till the fall of Mathews wicket. Mathews went out at 24.4 overs by scoring 15 runs and Sri Lanka were 79/5. Then P Jayawardene came to field and joined Samaraweera, Then 100 run came for Sri Lanka at 29.2 overs and then 50 run partnership came between them in just 60 balls, at drinks Sri Lanka were 130/5 in 35 overs. After drinks break at 37.5 overs Sri Lanka lost their 6 wicket, P Jayawardene who went out for 29 runs and Sri Lanka were 140/6. Then comes Herath and 150 run came for Sri Lanka in 39.2 overs. And within a short time their lost another wicket, 7th wicket was Herath who went for 13 runs off 13 balls and Sri Lanka were 154/7 at 41.2 overs.
Then 8th wicket was Muralitharan with 29 runs of just 13 balls and Sri Lanka were 191/8 at 44.5 overs. Then Mendis joined Samaraweera and their partnership frustrated India in which 73 runs came between them and Samaraweera got his half century and at 64.2 overs their partnership was broken by Yuvraj when Mendis went out for 27 runs and Sri Lanka were 264/9. At 65.3 overs Sri Lanka lost all of their wickets and scored 269 runs with Samaraweera 78*. For India Bhaji took 3 wickets, Ojha 2 wickets, Zaheer, Sreesanth, Sehwag and Yuvraj each took 1 wicket.
Sreesanth was named as the Man of the match for his 6 wicket.

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