Sunday, August 10, 2008

India's injury woes

India took the field on the third day of the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka without Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma who are nursing injuries which were sustained on the second day.
An MRI scan revealed a swelling in Tendulkar's left elbow which he jarred while attempting a catch in the 47th over of Sri Lanka's innings. His hand was immediately wrapped in an icepack and his elbow movements are not comfortable at present. Laxman was still unable to bear full weight on his left ankle which he sprained before the second day's play while doing a fielding exercise. He did not take the field and underwent an MRI at a local hospital. Both Laxman and Tendulkar were expected to bat in India's second innings.
India's bowling attack took a hit when Ishant limped off the field after falling to the ground while bowling his 16th over. A muscle in Ishant's right buttock was the source of his discomfort and he was unable to continue bowling. He has a right glutues muscle contusion confirmed by an MRI and is unable to bear weight on that side.
Parthiv Patel also copped a blow on the nose from an edge off Sangakkara's bat and suffered a minor cut. He was kept under observation overnight but was passed fit to keep on the third day.
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India v/s Sri Lanka 3rd Test Scorecard Day 3

India in Sri Lanka Test Series - 3rd Test
Sri Lanka v India
2008 season

Played at P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, on 8,9,10,11,12 August 2008 (5-day match)

India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR

G Gambhir lbw b Mendis 72 196 128 10 0 56.25

V Sehwag c wicketkeeperHAPW Jayawardene b Prasad 21 36 21 4 0 100.00

R Dravid lbw b Prasad 10 52 29 0 0 34.48

SR Tendulkar lbw b Prasad 6 18 12 0 0 50.00

SC Ganguly c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 35 68 57 4 1 61.40

VVS Laxman st wicketkeeperHAPW Jayawardene b Mendis 25 56 44 1 0 56.81
wicketkeeper PA Patel lbw b Mendis 13 48 42 1 0 30.95
captain A Kumble b Mendis 1 10 6 0 0 16.66

Harbhajan Singh c Vandort b Muralitharan 3 11 8 0 0 37.50

I Sharma not out 17 77 61 0 0 27.86

Z Khan st wicketkeeperHAPW Jayawardene b Mendis 32 68 73 3 1 43.83

    Extras (b 1, lb 8, nb 5) 14





    Total (all out; 80 overs; 325 mins) 249 (3.11 runs per over)

Fall of wickets1-51 (Sehwag, 7.2 ov), 2-92 (Dravid, 18.3 ov), 3-102 (Tendulkar, 22.1 ov), 4-151 (Ganguly, 39.5 ov), 5-155 (Gambhir, 42.1 ov), 6-190 (Laxman, 54.3 ov), 7-195 (Patel, 56.1 ov), 8-196 (Kumble, 56.3 ov), 9-198 (Harbhajan Singh, 59.4 ov), 10-249 (Khan, 79.6 ov)

 Bowling O M R W Econ

 WPUJC Vaas 12 1 44 0 3.66

 KTGD Prasad 17 0 82 3 4.82 (1nb)

 BAW Mendis 28 4 56 5 2.00

 M Muralitharan 23 3 58 2 2.52

Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR

MG Vandort lbw b Khan 14 77 50 1 0 28.00

BSM Warnapura b Sharma 8 27 22 0 0 36.36

WPUJC Vaas c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 47 169 111 9 0 42.34

KC Sangakkara c wicketkeeperPatel b Kumble 144 424 288 14 0 50.00
captain DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh 2 10 6 0 0 33.33

TT Samaraweera c wicketkeeperPatel b Khan 35 113 84 3 0 41.66

TM Dilshan lbw b Kumble 23 65 45 3 0 51.11
wicketkeeper HAPW Jayawardene c Harbhajan Singh b Khan 49 163 116 5 0 42.24

KTGD Prasad st wicketkeeperPatel b Harbhajan Singh 36 89 56 5 0 64.28

BAW Mendis lbw b Kumble 17 43 28 2 0 60.71

M Muralitharan not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00

    Extras (b 4, lb 14, w 2, nb 1) 21





    Total (all out; 134.2 overs; 585 mins) 396 (2.94 runs per over)

Fall of wickets1-14 (Warnapura, 5.6 ov), 2-42 (Vandort, 16.5 ov), 3-137 (Vaas, 47.3 ov), 4-141 (DPMD Jayawardene, 49.1 ov), 5-201 (Samaraweera, 73.6 ov), 6-244 (Dilshan, 88.3 ov), 7-324 (Sangakkara, 113.5 ov), 8-367 (HAPW Jayawardene, 125.5 ov), 9-396 (Prasad, 133.5 ov), 10-396 (Mendis, 134.2 ov)

 Bowling O M R W Econ

 Z Khan 32 5 105 3 3.28 (1nb)

 I Sharma 15.3 3 33 1 2.12

 Harbhajan Singh 40.3 8 104 3 2.56 (2w)

 A Kumble 41.2 4 123 3 2.97

 V Sehwag 2 0 2 0 1.00

 SC Ganguly 3 0 11 0 3.66

India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR

G Gambhir b Prasad 26 55 43 3 0 60.46

V Sehwag c Samaraweera b Prasad 34 48 29 7 0 117.24

R Dravid not out 46
88 4 0 52.27

SC Ganguly lbw b Muralitharan 18 64 50 1 1 36.00
wicketkeeper PA Patel lbw b Mendis 1 3 2 0 0 50.00

SR Tendulkar lbw b Mendis 14 26 22 1 0 63.63

VVS Laxman not out 17
37 1 0 45.94

    Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 5





    Total (5 wickets; 45 overs) 161 (3.57 runs per over)

To bat captainA Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, I Sharma

Fall of wickets1-62 (Sehwag, 10.4 ov), 2-65 (Gambhir, 12.2 ov), 3-108 (Ganguly, 27.4 ov), 4-109 (Patel, 28.1 ov), 5-131 (Tendulkar, 34.5 ov)

 Bowling O M R W Econ

 WPUJC Vaas 3 0 18 0 6.00

 KTGD Prasad 8 0 46 2 5.75 (1nb, 2w)

 M Muralitharan 16 0 56 1 3.50

 BAW Mendis 18 5 39 2 2.16


Toss India, who chose to bat first

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