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Thursday, December 22, 2005 

India win the series comfortably

As expected, India won the series against Sri Lanka 2-0. The Lankans were really struggling in India right through the ODI and Test series - surprisingly, if I may add. I expected them to do a whole lot better than they did in this tour. Did India not allow them to perform, or was it something else?

India won on the back of a wonderful performance from Kumble and Harbhajan on pitches that are perfect for them. In fact they outshone Murali - which is neither easier said nor done. Of course, Murali had to shoulder the burden all by himself, which would have made a huge difference. India's top order was the only minor drawback in this series - with some inconsistent performances. Sachin and Laxman got a century each and Yuvraj showed some form. However, there were a few collapses, and the lower order bailed them out every single time. Hopefully these are just minor aberrations - because such a performance against Pakistan will be costly. Pathan improved greatly as a batsman in this series, and he seems destined for bigger things.

This win sets up the Pakistan series beautifully!

merry christmans!
all the best for the year ahead for you and and your family

cheers

This was a amazing match between sri lanka and india.
Nice post
keep sharing

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