An absolute legend of the game.
Another "mighty mouse" act by Sharma - these are guys who become mighty for a moment but are essentially mice, especially when playing say Aus.
I must say he bowled a brilliant spell to get rid of both Chandi and Thiri (who were piss poor given the moment in the game) and his reaction pure emotional. What I dont get is on one hand we are told this "part of the game" but on the same token players get fined for it.
Its great to see Murali (and Sanga) doing work with the lads of these areas and I am told even during the height of the war, following the cricket was the once constant for both waring factions.
Not sure how much of the "gun money" from the disapora is flowing in to the north & east but wouldn't it be great to see some of these huge reserves being used to promote the game. There are few better ideas in modern society than promoting sports for kids and while its great to see some of the legends of the game doing their part, it would be even greater for the "diaspora" do their part.
Where is the rain when you need it and it play a vital role in the series by showing up tomorrow. India done the job today in perfect fashion and SL bowling lacked depth to make an impression on the game. The only way out for SL was to bowl out India cheaply but India were too good. The 80odd India added on the second morning is now the pivotlal difference in the game as this wicket is a 300 wicket and the 390 India got is huge int he context and the game.
Dissappointed with Kaushal - two awfully poor shots in both innings. The second innings dismissal to a full toss in a classic sign of a defensive mind-set. Sanga has been haunted by Ashwin all series and again another beauty which one would expect Sanga to negotiate but was not in the grove to negotiate it.
SL are awfull in 4th innings regardless of chasing or defending. The only question is can SL force a draw and it will be up to Anji to bat the whole day with who ever else is able to survive but not holding out much hope.
Percy uncle should retire now, due to his age. He says too many filthy words after getting dunk too..
Sad moment.... Sad he did not retire with a 200+ score...
He made us proud to be Sri Lankan!