SL Vs Ind First Test: Third Day Highlights

Galle, Sri Lanka: The first test of the 2010 3-test series between SL and India started on July 18. Here are the highlights of the 3rd day of the first test. SL declared at 520/8. India played 29.4 overs to score 140/3.

Venue: Galle 18th – 22nd July
Captains: Dhoni (India), Sangakkara (SL)

Playing 11
Sri Lanka
NT Paranavitana , TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera, AD Mathews, HAPW Jayawardene, HMRKB Herath, SL Malinga, M Muralitharan, UWMBCA Welegedara

India
G Gambhir, V Sehwag, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni*†, Harbhajan Singh, PP Ojha, I Sharma, A Mithun

Special Facts
1. Muralitharan will play his last test, calling quits to international cricket.
2. Abhimanyu Mithun starts his career for India.

Third Day
Indians returned in the match by taking regular wickets. Seamers Ishant and Mithun gave vital breakthroughs, but still SL ended the innings in a strong position declaring at 520/8 in a hope to give Murali the best farewell by rapping Indian innings twice in 2 days and a session.

Features of the day
SL scored 400 plus against India for the 8th time.

Scorecard on Day 3
Paranavitana c Dhoni b Sharma 111 runs
Dilshan C Dhoni b Mithun 25 runs
Sangakkara c Tendulkar b Sehwag 103 runs
Mahela lbw b Sharma 48
Samaraweera lbw b Mithun 0
AD Mathews c Laxman b Sharma 41
HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Mithun 27
HMRKB Herath not out 80 runs
Malinga c Harbhajan Singh b Mithun 64 runs
Muralitharan not out 5 runs

Fall of Wickets
3-259 (Paranavitana, 69.2 ov), 4-260 (Samaraweera, 70.4 ov), 5-322 (DPMD Jayawardene, 87.5 ov), 6-344 (Mathews, 91.6 ov), 7-393 (HAPW Jayawardene, 97.6 ov), 6-344 (Mathews, 91.6 ov), 7-393 (HAPW Jayawardene, 97.6 ov), 8-508 (Malinga, 120.6 ov).

Bowlers
Ishant 145/3
Mithun 105/4
Sehwag 46/1

Indian inning 140/3
Gambhir lbw b Malinga 2 runs
Sehwag not out 85 runs
Dravid run out 18 runs
Tendulkar lbw b Muralitharan 8 runs
Laxman not out 18 runs

Fall of Wickets
1-2 (Gambhir, 0.2 ov), 2-68 (Dravid, 12.2 ov), 3-101 (Tendulkar, 20.4 ov)

Bowlers
Malinga and Murali 1 wicket each.

Statistics
1. The 2nd Wicket Partnership was their 2nd best for SL against India. 576 run partnership between Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama for 2nd wicket is the best partnership for any wicket between SL and Ind.
2. Paranavitana and Sangakkara scored century number 77 and 78 in Ind Vs SL series.
3. Their century was 36 and 37th century by SL against India in Test matches.
4. Sangakkara scored 4th test century against India.
5. Malinga scored his first half century in test matches.

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