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Can India save the Test?

Muttiah Muralitharan is just two wickets away from 800 Test wickets. And the master spinner is on the verge of achieving the milestone at the cost of India. Five wickets in the first innings left India finish at 276 and forced to follow-on in the first Test at Galle. In the second essay, India finished the fourth day at 181/5, still 63 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Muttiah Muralitharan is just two wickets away from 800 Test wickets. And the master spinner is on the verge of achieving the milestone at the cost of India. Five wickets in the first innings left India finish at 276 and forced to follow-on in the first Test at Galle. In the second essay, India finished the fourth day at 181/5, still 63 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

It was Virendra Sehwag who completed his 20th Test century in the morning but soon succumbed. Then Malinga and Murli ran through the Indian innings even though Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni staged a fightback. But it wasn’t enough to disturb the Lankan rhythm.

In the second innings, it was vintage cricket from the old war horses Rahul Dravid (44) and Sachin Tendulkar (84) that kept the Indian flags fluttering high. But Malinga snared at both in his comeback Test to send them packing just when one thought that the famous Indian middle order was blossoming. At 181/5 at the end of the day, its now upto VVS Laxman and Dhoni to save the Test for India.

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yeah but hopes not put down i am still hoping for laxman to play well along dhoni .....it would be a test of char showed by dravid and sachin but they failed in standing for the whole day hopin laxman dhoni would do something......:( really yuvi shouldn't have been send there should either have been a nightwatchman or dhoni should have come :(
PrinceDravid on 22 Jul 2010, 10:21 AM
India can't save this test. The only hope was the partnership between the two best Indian batsmen and with them in the hut, I don't see Dhoni doing a replication of that magic of 2001 Kolkata with almost a decade older Laxman.
Wizardprince on 22 Jul 2010, 09:17 AM
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