Another belated post-weekend post, about another follow-on-inducing massacre.
Sreesanth came out with accumulated figures of 33 Ov, 8 M, 122 R, 6 W, 2nb. But more importantly, he tore the Sri Lankan top-order to pieces in the first innings, getting a five-for, four of them against notable danger-men, including Sangakkara. Not as present in the second innings, but that was largely because the second innings belonged to the spinners (and surprisingly, Sehwag).
I have to admit, I was really surprised to see the Sri Lankans come apart at the seams like this. They seemed to have everything together at Motera, their only problem was hyper-cautiousness, especially in their captain, and a penchant for preferring batting records to victory. To go from Motera to this is quite a puzzler.
And remind me not to doubt Kanpur groundsmen.
Sri Lanka 229 & 269
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