Asia Cup, 6th Match: Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jun 22, 2010
Asia Cup - 6th match
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
22 June 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mathews to Gambhir, OUT, Suraj Randiv take a bow! Catch of the tournament! He did this once before, diving to his right to save a boundary, but this time he's stopped Gambhir's innings. That was short and asking for punishment, Gambhir obliged by opening up his stance and whack-pulling it with ferocity well to the right of Randiv at short midwicket... but in the air. Randiv dived across full length and itercepted it mid-air, fully horizontal to pluck it one-handed. Classy.

G Gambhir c Randiv b Mathews 23 (52m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 74.19

India 58/1   KD Karthik 33* (37b 5x4)   AD Mathews 2.2-0-12-1

Maharoof to Kohli, OUT, he's a goner this time! Maharoof keeps it outside off, moved away ever so slightly from off stump and it was enough to fox Kohli, and get the edge as he prodded unconvincingly off the back foot. Sangakkara leaps in joy after pouching it, and that's another failure for Kohli in the Asia Cup.

V Kohli c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 10 (13m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

India 75/2   KD Karthik 40* (42b 6x4)   MF Maharoof 5.3-0-32-1

Herath to Karthik, OUT, whoa! Billy Bowden sets a record for a late decision, that would have made Steve Bucknor proud! Superb bowling from Herath, spin and bounce from middle, ripping across Karthik. Did it take the edge on the way to Sangakkara? Sri Lanka thought so, and around 10 seconds later, so did Billy who raised the crooked finger. Karthik goes in the 40s again.

KD Karthik c †Sangakkara b Herath 40 (71m 43b 6x4 0x6) SR: 93.02

India 77/3   RG Sharma 2* (4b)   HMRKB Herath 1.2-0-6-1

Herath to Raina, OUT, whoa! A tight call there but the right one and Raina has to go! That was speared in from wide of the crease, from round the wicket, Raina goes for the sweep and misses as it straightens. Hits him in front of middle and off. Umpire Oxenford rules it out after thinking hard and long. Big wicket - pitched on leg and would have hit the top of middle.

SK Raina lbw b Herath 18 (24m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 78.26

India 110/4   RG Sharma 17* (24b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 4.3-0-24-2

Herath to Dhoni, OUT, wicket against the run of play, and a huge one! Dhoni is run out. Tapped with soft hands straight to point, and Rohit calls Dhoni across for a tight single.. he hares down to the non-striker's end but is beaten easily by Kapugedera, swooping in from point and letting rip an arrow-throw to the non-striker's end.

MS Dhoni run out 41 (59m 53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 77.35

India 189/5   RG Sharma 53* (64b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 7-0-31-2

Maharoof to Jadeja, OUT, and he's gone first ball, playing all around a straight ball like a deer caught in the headlights! Jadeja walked across to the off stump for some reason and missed a ball headed for middle stump. India have lost two in two.

RA Jadeja lbw b Maharoof 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 189/6   RG Sharma 53* (64b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 8.1-0-39-2

Maharoof to Kumar, OUT, Team hat-trick! Maharoof has gone past Praveen Kumar first ball, as he looked to play a nothing-shot to a ball not too short and far too close to off stump. The inside edge falls on the stumps and Maharoof is now on a hat-trick all of his own!

P Kumar b Maharoof 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 189/7   RG Sharma 53* (64b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 8.2-0-39-3

Maharoof to Khan, OUT, AND HE'S DONE IT! Rangiri Dambulla comes alive, as Zaheer Khan outside edges a ball that was doing nothing special, except that it was pitched on off.. Zaheer got forward and poked without much conviction and the outside edge flew wide of Sangakkara, who dives to his right and plucked it.. Four in four for SL.. Maharoof who made an unexpected comeback for the Asia Cup is the man of the moment.

Z Khan c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 189/8   RG Sharma 53* (64b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 8.3-0-39-4

Maharoof to Dinda, OUT, and Maharoof has another one! Superb yorker, tailing in on leg stump and Dinda plays a questionable swipe off the back foot instead of guarding his castle.. He misses, Maharoof hits and India are nine down! Maharoof has a five-for!

AB Dinda b Maharoof 2 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 195/9   RG Sharma 55* (67b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 10-1-42-5

Welegedara to Sharma, 1 run, OUT, all over. Rohit is run out trying to keep strike. Full and wide outside off, but this time he does not middle the lofted square drive.. It dribbles down to third man, and Rohit runs back desperate to keep strike. Razor-sharp throw from Mahela, I reckon - Sanga had little to do, as Rohit jumped inside in an attempt to make his crease.. but the bails were already off. India have collapsed in bizarre fashion here.

RG Sharma run out 69 (118m 73b 7x4 0x6) SR: 94.52

India 209/10   PP Ojha 0* (3b)   UWMBCA Welegedara 7.3-0-42-0





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