India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Highlights 2nd Test Day 3



Watch cricket highlights from the 3rd day of the 2nd Test match - Sri Lanka vs India. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 292 with Anil Kumble getting his first bunch of wickets of the series (3) while Harbhajan Singh got 6 of the rest. Mahela Jayawardene laboured on, in what turned out to be a crucial knock for his team: 86 (188) and got decent support from Kulasekara. Dinesh Kartik also managed to hold on to one off Kumble.

Tendulkar set about doing what he's done through this series (though the stats belie this) - playing attacking cricket especially versus Mendis. The Indian 2nd innings was its recent typicality - Sehwag going nuts in the company of Gambhir. Look out for the pace on some of Sehwag's shots. Rahul Dravid walked in after Dilshan took a super catch of Sehwag - it seems like an unfortunately unwritten truth that this could be Rahul Dravid's last series if nothing came during this innings and the next game. For a guy walking in with so much pressure on him, he played quite aggressively in patches. There were those dejavuesque Dravid-going-into-his-shell-inexplicably phases, which he got yanked out of once Tendulkar came to the centre. Sachin was brought in because of an absolutely magical moment from Ajantha Mendis who produced a ball with significant drift that took it at least a foot outside leg, conned Gambhir into letting it go, and then went on to take the top of middle & off. Chaminda Vaas who has an enviable record against Sachin eventually got him out again. What would have been disappointing for Tendulkar was that there was an obvious plan for him that lasted around 3 overs and it eventually worked. 3 fielders on the inner offside to cut out the drives and a metronomic Vaas sending the ball across and away from Sachin. Rahul Dravid fell under controversial circumstances - a review that was delayed way beyond the ambiguous time limit rule of 'a few seconds' - the eventual decision though, looked right. When Sourav Ganguly finally pressurized the umpire into calling off play due to bad light, India had an overall lead of 237 and VVS Laxman at the other end.

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