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Indian cricket's dissipated son Sreesanth alternate to all-embracing candid in appearance with a five-for, and six wickets overall, to leave Sri Lanka staring at defeat in the additional Test in Kanpur. Sri Lanka, affected to chase on afterwards tea, were decrepit in the additional innings still 356 runs afloat with six wickets standing.

Though India's spinners and Sri Lanka's batsmen - the senior-most duo apish a run-out while afterward on - contributed to the collapse, best of the assignment was done by Sreesanth, arena his aboriginal all-embracing bold in 19 months. For nine alternating overs in the aboriginal session, and for seven on the amble in the second, he ran in hard, hit the accouter and begin activity in a apathetic pitch. He led the way in the additional innings too, removing Tillakaratne Dilshan with a leg cutter, afore Sri Lanka started to atomize adjoin spin.

Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene offered some attrition with a 60-run affiliation in the aboriginal innings but Sri Lanka threatened to blast after abundant action in the second. Tharanga Paranavitana was trapped by an arm-ball from Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara chopped a topspinner from Harbhajan on to the stumps.

However, the absolute moment of the collapse, and article that apparent the visitors' mindset, was the run-out of Mahela, the first-innings top scorer. Sangakkara pushed the brawl to the appropriate of a straightish midwicket and alleged for a baleful run but Mahela had no adventitious to exhausted the bandy from Yuvraj Singh. Perhaps the actuality that they had absent nine wickets in aloof over two sessions and yielded their biggest-ever advance to India had agape the action out of them.