Day 5: Sri Lanka v India 2nd Test at Colombo Full Highlights Video

SL vs Ind, Day 5: 2nd Test at Colombo Full Highlights Video and Scorecard

Played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Friday 30 July 2010
Close of play:
day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 312/2 (KC Sangakkara 130*, DPMD Jayawardene 13*, 90 over)
day 2 - India 1st innings 95/0 (M Vijay 22*, V Sehwag 64*, 18 over)
day 3 - India 1st innings 382/4 (SR Tendulkar 108*, SK Raina 66*, 108 over)
day 4 - India 1st innings 669/9 (I Sharma 10*, PP Ojha 0*, 198 over)
day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 129/3d (45 over) - end of match

Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts SK Raina (India); S Randiv (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka v India 2nd Test presentation ceremony:

Tendulkar: On the third afternoon the match was critically poised. Suresh got into a crucial partnership, all credit to him. The partnership between us was the most important. We had to put our head down and be patient. Scoring and killing time was important. The time factor was also important. At the age of 37 if you can get a 200 in ODIs, I think people can stop talking about my age. Being No. 1 is important for us and thats not the only thing we're targetting,. We followed a certain process when we got to No. 1 and we'd like to follow it.
Raina: It's a great feeling when I was batting with Sachin. He helped me stay calm, asked me to keep it simple, rotate the strike and enjoy myself.
Sangakkara: It's hard work for the bowlers. I was always impressed with the way our guys bowled. We tried to attack and take wickets but India batted well. We got to concentrate on playing a good test match in the next game. We got to be fit enough to do that. If we're 2-0 up it will be good. Prasanna is the best keeper and he very rarely misses happens to the best of us. I try to bat as long as I can, if I do get to a 100, I always think a 100 after that is much more easier.
Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match for his double century
Dhoni: If the opponent scores 600 or more, there's always pressure on you to score more. At the end of the day I'm quite happy, the bowlers looked quite impressive. We'll take plenty of good out of this game. Never thought of declaring, the tailenders were batting and we were still 100 behind. Had they set us a target of 250-300, the pressure would've been on us. We wanted to give our bowlers some rest. If there's a bit more (in the pitch), at least for the spinners, it will make the match more interesting. In this game, it was all about the batsmen and the bowlers were getting smacked all around.

Day 5: Sri Lanka v India 2nd Test at Colombo Full Highlights Video

Interesting Fact:
Suresh Raina is the only Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game.

Sachin got to his 5th double ton after a gap of 6 years. The last one came against Bangladesh in 2004 at Dhaka. If only Sachin had got his 15 runs in the last match he would have still been in the race to equal Sir Don for the most number of consecutive hundreds in consecutive matches and would have had the opportunity of breaking it in the next game at PSS.

Raina became the 9th Indian to make a debut ton. Sachin got his 5th double ton while Sanga made his 7th - which is a Sri Lankan record.

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