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Friday, July 18, 2008

Gautam Gambhir Out early after Bowlers restricts SL XI to 224 !

In their first tour match on Sri Lanka tour against SL Board XI Indian Team played with their full strength. Indian Bowlling attack in which include Zahir Khan Ishant Sharma, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, out which 3 of them playing after a break due to injury or some other reason, and they started very well get 3 SriLankan wickets just for 30 runs , only Kandamby and Silva resist the attack and added 100 runs for 5th wicket, but Anil Kumble finish the tale with his trademark style of finnishing the tale early, Harbhajan also got two wickest.

Zahir Khan who has not played for india since the australian tour last year due to ankle injury and struck twice with the new ball, Harbhajan also returning after facing 5 match ban also bowled well and got 2 Wickets. India Test Team Captain Anil Kumble also hit thrice and return with a figure of 3 for 30. Ishant Sharma dn Munaf Patel also got 1 wicket each. Dinesh Karthik who is keeping wickets in the absence of Dhoni got 3 Catches behind the stumps.

The Sri Lanks Board XI top order struggled down to 82 for 4 after choose to bat after winning the toss. Upal Tharanga who has not played test matches since dec last year again failed to impress the Sri Lankan selectors and miss this opportunity and trapped leg before for 6 by Zaheer Khan.

But Thilina Kandamby who played last international match for Sri Lanka in october 2004 saved his team to collapse and hit 84 runs with the help of 11 4's nad also added 100 runs with chamar silva before he was caught by karthik off Munaf Patel silva got out by Harabhajn Singh when the socore was 214 after that wicket SriLankans inning folded by Anil Kumble swiftly thereafter for 224.

Then indian opener Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir cam to the crease and they have to negotiate a very short period remaining in the end of the day's play, but Gautam Gambhi failed in that and He was caught by Jehan Mubarak off the bowlling of Dilhara Fernando for just 4 runs.

India still trailing by 220 runs with 9 wickets in Hand at the end of the play.
SriLanka Board XI - 224 (Kandamby 84, Chamara Silva 68, Kumble 3-30, Z Khan-2-35)
India-4 for 1

1 comment:

sbobby said...

Gautam Gambhir is a member of the Indian national cricket team since 2003 (ODIs) and 2004 (Tests). Gambhir had been a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket with an average of over 50 but his two successive double-hundreds in 2002 (one of them against the visiting Zimbabweans) made him a strong contender for India's opening slot.