Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2008

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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2008
  Flag of India.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
  India Sri Lanka
Dates 18 July – 29 August 2008
Captains Anil Kumble (Tests)
MS Dhoni (ODIs)
Mahela Jayawardene
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Virender Sehwag (344)
Gautam Gambhir (310)
VVS Laxman (215)
Mahela Jayawardene (279)
Thilan Samaraweera (243)
Malinda Warnapura (243)
Most wickets Harbhajan Singh (16)
Zaheer Khan (8)
Anil Kumble (8)
Ajantha Mendis (26)
Muttiah Muralitharan (21)
Dhammika Prasad (5)
Player of the series Ajantha Mendis (SL)
One Day International series
Results India won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs MS Dhoni (193)
Virat Kohli (159)
Suresh Raina (157)
Mahela Jayawardene (185)
Thilan Thushara (168)
Chamara Kapugedera (113)
Most wickets Zaheer Khan (9)
Munaf Patel (7)
Harbhajan Singh (6)
Ajantha Mendis (13)
Nuwan Kulasekara (11)
Thilan Thushara (10)
Player of the series MS Dhoni (Ind)

The Indian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 23 July to 29 August.[1]

Squads[edit]

Test Squads
 Sri Lanka  India
Mahela Jayawardene (c) Anil Kumble (c)
Kumar Sangakkara Virender Sehwag
Michael Vandort Rahul Dravid
Tillakaratne Dilshan Sachin Tendulkar
Chamara Kapugedera Saurav Ganguly
Malinda Warnapura VVS Laxman
Nuwan Kulasekara Harbhajan Singh
Muttiah Muralitharan Rohit Sharma
Thilan Thushara Gautam Gambhir
Prasanna Jayawardene (wk) Parthiv Patel (wk)
Ajantha Mendis Rudra Pratap Singh
Thilan Samaraweera Pragyan Ojha
Chamara Silva Zaheer Khan
Chaminda Vaas Munaf Patel
Dinesh Karthik
Ishant Sharma

Test Series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

23–27 July
Scorecard
v
600/6d (162 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 136 (259)
Ishant Sharma 2/124 (33 overs)
223 (72.5 overs)
VVS Laxman 56 (118)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/84 (29 overs)
138 (45 overs) (f/o)
Gautam Gambhir 43 (90)
Muttiah Muralitharan 6/26 (13 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by an innings and 239 runs
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light ended play early on day 1 as well as day 3.
  • Ajantha Mendis (SL) made his Test debut.

2nd Test[edit]

31 July - 4 August
Scorecard
v
329 (82 overs)
Virender Sehwag 201* (231)
Ajantha Mendis 6/117 (28 overs)
292 (93.3 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 86(188)
Harbhajan Singh 6/102 (40.3 overs)
269 (76.2 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 74 (149)
Ajantha Mendis 4/92 (27.2 overs)
136 (47.3 overs)
Thilan Samaraweera 67* (126)
Harbhajan Singh 4/51 (14 overs)
 India won by 170 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light ended play early on day 1 as well as day 3.

3rd Test[edit]

8–12 August
Scorecard
v
249 (80 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 72 (128)
Ajantha Mendis 5/56 (28 overs)
396 (134.2 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 144 (288)
Harbhajan Singh 3/104 (40.3 overs)
268 (87.5 overs)
Rahul Dravid 68 (166)
Ajantha Mendis 3/81 (34 overs)
123/2 (33.1 overs)
Malinda Warnapura 54* (99)
Zaheer Khan 1/22 (6 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light ended play early on day 2.
  • Dhammika Prasad (SL) made his Test debut.

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

18 August
Scorecard
India 
146 (46 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
147/2 (34.5 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 23 (30)
Ajantha Mendis 3/21 (9 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 62* (80)
Munaf Patel 2/32 (9 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis (SL)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Virat Kohli (Ind) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI[edit]

20 August
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
142 (38.4 overs)
v
 India
143/7 (39.5 overs)
Thilan Thushara 44 (46)
Zaheer Khan 4/21 (9.5 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 33 (54)
Ajantha Mendis 2/22 (10 overs)
 India won by 3 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Gamini Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Zaheer Khan (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Subramaniam Badrinath (Ind) made his ODI debut.

3rd ODI[edit]

24 August
Scorecard
India 
237/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
204 (49 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 76 (80)
Ajantha Mendis 3/56 (10 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 94 (111)
Munaf Patel 3/42 (10 overs)
 India won by 33 runs
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

4th ODI[edit]

27 August
Scorecard
India 
258 (49.4 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
212 (46.3 overs)
Suresh Raina 76 (78)
Thilan Thushara 5/47 (8.4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 60 (52)
Harbhajan Singh 3/40 (10 overs)
 India won by 46 runs
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Gamini Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

5th ODI[edit]

29 August
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
227/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
103 (26.3 overs)
Thilan Thushara 54 (46)
Pragyan Ojha 2/28 (10 overs)
Virat Kohli 31 (46)
Ajantha Mendis 4/10 (4.3 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 112 runs (D/L method)
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: Nuwan Kulasekara (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

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