Sehwag’s 21st Test ton takes India to 282/4 (Lunch Report)

August 5th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Virender Sehwag Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) Virender Sehwag cracked a fine 21st century as India made 282 for four in the first innings at lunch, in reply to Sri Lanka’s 425, on the third day of the final and the third cricket Test Thursday.
V.V.S. Laxman was batting on 42 and Suresh Raina at 39 at the lunch break after India added 102 runs in the session. But the visitors still trail by 143 runs.

Resuming at the overnight score of 180 for two, India lost Sachin Tendulkar (41) and Sehwag soon but came back strongly with an 83-run unfinished stand between Laxman and Raina.

India suffered a huge blow in the first over when Tendulkar edged fast bowler Lasith Malinga to wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene off Lasith Malinga for 41.

Sehwag was well set for a big score but lost concentration and holed out to Welegedara off Suraj Randiv at mid-off. Sehwag knock’s came off in 105 balls and it was studded with 19 fours.

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