Sunday, December 06, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Match, Day 5

At stumps of day 4 Sri Lanka were 274/6 in 93 overs with Sangakkara 133* & Kulasekara 9* and trailing the innings by 86 runs.

Today Sri Lanka resumed their play and lost their 7th wicket which was their skipper Sangakkara who went out in the very first over of Day 5's play by Z Khan, he went out in 93.3 overs with 137 runs and Sri Lanka went 278/7. Then Sri Lankan's tail end were not able to stay for a while and all went out by just adding 31 runs. The 8th wicket by Herath with 3 runs taken by Z Khan in 97.1 overs and Sri Lanka were 282/8. Then 300 runs came for Sri Lanka in 98.4 ovres. Then Sri Lanka lost their 9th wicket Nuwan Kulasekara with 19 runs in 99.5 overs , Sri Lanka went 307/9 and the wicket was taken by Z Khan. Then their last wicket was Muralitharan who scored 14 runs and went out in 100.4 overs by Harbhajan Singh. At the end of Sri Lanka's 2nd innings, they scored 309 runs by losing all their wickets and still trailing by 24 runs.

Through Z Khan's brilliant blowing India won the match without playing the 2nd innings, India won by an innings and also 24 runs. For India Z Khan took 5 wickets, Bhaji & Ojha each took 2 wickets and Sreesanth took 1 wicket. Through this victory India win the 3 Test Match series as 2-0. The player of the match award was given to V Sehwag who scored 293 runs in the 1st innings off just 254 balls. Also the Player of the Series was given to V Sehwag for his 491 runs which includes 1-50, 1-Century and 1- double century(16&51, 131,293).

Through winning this series India leads the world Test team ranking, this is the time for India to be in the Number #1 spot.

After this India and Sri Lanka will be playing 3 T20 matches and 5 ODI's.

T20 Matches
1st T20 Day Night match at Nagpur, Dec 9th
2nd T20 Day Night match at Mohali, Dec 12th
ODI Series
1st ODI at Rajkot, Dec 15th
2nd ODI Day Night match at Visakhapatnam, Dec 18th
3rd ODI at Cuttack, Dec 21st
4th ODI at Kolkata, Dec 24th
5th ODI at Delhi, Dec 27th

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