Asia Cup - Final

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 81 runs

Hello folks, Welcome to the finale of the Asia Cup: Sri Lanka v India.

Toss: India have won and chosen to bat.

Dhoni "Fresh wicket. It looks a good one. In the final if you can put runs on board, you can put pressure on the opposition. There will be a bit for the fast bowlers but then again it does that bit more in the lights. Unless you finish of the tournament well, it doesn't count. We have couple of changes: Nehra and Harbhajan Singh in for Dinda and Ojha.

Sanga Not really. It's a pretty good wicket. There is a bit in the start for fast bowlers in this. We have our main team back. They will come hard at us; we just need to keep the line and lengths" Murali, Malinga, Kulasekara, are back and Maharoof retains its place. Kandamby is in while Samaraweera is out.

Sri Lanka: Dilshan, Tharanga, Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kapugedera, Kandamby, Angelo Mathews, Farveez Maharoof, Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Muralitharan.

India: Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Raina, Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Nehra

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0.1

Kulasekara to Gambhir, 1 run, length delivery on the middle stump line, moving in from the leg stump, tucked between midwicket and square-leg for a single

0.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, length delivery well outside off, Karthik goes after it, tries a cut shot but can't connect

0.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, Edged past the lone slip It was a short of length delivery that straightened outside off stump and DK punches it.. It flies of the edge and goes well wide of the slip fielder. Perhaps around third slip region

0.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, beaten outside off Another one that straightens outside off and DK pushes inside the line

0.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, gets behind the line of this one to tap it to the off side of the pitch

0.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend towards covers

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
KD Karthik    4* (5b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    1* (1b)     

1.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, fullish, outside off stump, Gambhir mistimes his drive to covers. The bat-face shuts as he reaches out away from his body

1.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, short in length, straightens on the off stump line, Gambhir taps it back down the track

1.3

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, Gorgeous! It was full on the off stump line and Gambhir leans forward to present the full face of the bat. And he just caressed it past the non striker.

1.4

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump, pushed to point

1.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line, on a length, turned to point

Strong winds blowing across the ground

1.6

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, slower one, slips on to the middle and leg line, Gambhir waits before tucking it behind square-leg

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
G Gambhir    6* (7b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0
KD Karthik    4* (5b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-5-0

Chandan: "Gambhir's 100th match.. Big platform to hit 100 against his fav team."

2.1

Kulasekara to Gambhir, 1 run, threatens to jump out before he stops and pushes it towards mid-off for a quick single

2.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, walks down the track and Kula gets the ball to nip back in from short of length; it moves past the prod and strikes the thigh pad

2.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, full in length around off, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single. Angelo with the throw and Karthik dived to get back inside the crease

2.4

Kulasekara to Gambhir, no run, lovely delivery cutting away from Gambhir - a classic Kula delivery- and Gambhir is beaten on the defensive prod.

2.5

Kulasekara to Gambhir, FOUR, Dropped by Kandamby who replaced Samaraweera in the team. It was the length delivery outside off .. Gambhir charged out, moved outside leg and went for the slog over the off-side. And edged it. Kandamby leaped at first slip but the ball brushed his hands - he went with both hands - and eluded him.

Sanga now standing up to the stumps

2.6

Kulasekara to Gambhir, no run, Sanga drops it now! Oh dear .. what is ha penning out there. It was a length delivery again cutting away from Gambhir who pushes at it, bat away from the body, and edges it. Sanga, who was standing up to the stumps, clangs it! Gambhir is riding his luck here. Poor Kula. Twice he produced the edge but ..

End of over 3 (6 runs) India 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
G Gambhir    11* (11b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-11-0
KD Karthik    5* (7b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0

3.1

Malinga to Karthik, no run, good delivery, extra bounce from back of length, and Karthik stabs it to the off side

3.2

Malinga to Karthik, no run, around the off stump, from short of length, pushed out to point

3.3

Malinga to Karthik, 2 runs, pushes this thro wide mid-on region and by the time Maharoof jogs after it in his inimitable style, they take two

3.4

Malinga to Karthik, no run, length delivery shaping away on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

3.5

Malinga to Karthik, FOUR, He went down the track - he walked out - and fetched the back of length delivery from around off stump and whipped it to right of Maharoof at mid-on

3.6

Malinga to Karthik, 2 runs, takes a couple of steps down the track and Malinga aims for his boot, turned past square-leg

End of over 4 (8 runs) India 24/0 (RR: 6.00)
KD Karthik    13* (13b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-13-0
G Gambhir    11* (11b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-11-0

4.1

Kulasekara to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to drive and drags it of the inner half of the bat to the on side. Sanga is standing up to the stumps

4.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, cuts back in from outside off, punched to covers

4.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, lands on a length outside off stump, and tilts in but not as much as DK thought it would. He pushed inside the line and was beaten. Sanga collects

4.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, leans forward to punch the length delivery to mid-off

4.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, Edged to third man It was a back-of-length delivery that straightened well outside off, DK went after it and ended up slashing it of the outer edge.

Both batsmen have had plenty of luck so far

4.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, around the off stump, punched to mid-off

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 29/0 (RR: 5.80)
KD Karthik    17* (18b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-16-0
G Gambhir    12* (12b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-13-0

5.1

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, slower, full in length around off, Gambhir is a touch early into the drive and pushes it out to mid-off

5.2

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, short in length, kicks up on the middle, tucked past square-leg

5.3

Maharoof to Karthik, 1 run, walks down the track and dabs the short-of-length delivery to right of mid-on

5.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, on the pads, rolls away behind square-leg

5.5

Maharoof to Karthik, FOUR, Shot! It was a short of length delivery not far away from the off stump, Karthik went back and across and hit it on its head. He chopped it away through backward point

slip, backward point and a short point in place

5.6

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, gets forward to punch it to mid-on

End of over 6 (7 runs) India 36/0 (RR: 6.00)
KD Karthik    22* (21b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-6-0
G Gambhir    13* (15b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-16-0

6.1

Kulasekara to Gambhir, 2 runs, OUT, Gambhir is run out His luck runs out. Finally. It was clipped past square-leg and Tharanga fires it towards the bowler. Gambhir was very late to start for third run but he tried to complete the run. The throw came to Kula who very calmly broke the stumps. Gone! Gambhir was pretty slow there. Even in the second run, he stopped at the start and jogged across. As if he had settled in his mind for two runs. He then sees DK has turned for the third run and he tries to hustle across. Too late

G Gambhir run out 15 (30m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

6.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, in the zone outside off stump, beaten on the drive

6.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, length delivery around off, leans forward to defend

6.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

6.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, gets behind the line to defend

6.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, reaches forward to punch the length delivery and edges it to third man

End of over 7 (3 runs) India 39/1 (RR: 5.57)
KD Karthik    23* (26b 4x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-19-0
V Kohli    0* (0b)      MF Maharoof    1-0-6-0

7.1

Maharoof to Karthik, FOUR, Top shot. He walks down the track and leans across to punch a back-of-length delivery on the up and to the left of mid-off. Lovely timing.

Sanga now moves back to the stumps

7.2

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, punches this one to mid-off

7.3

Maharoof to Karthik, FOUR, Another short-of-length outside off stump, Karthik punches it on the up through cover point. Another nicely timed shot.

7.4

Maharoof to Karthik, FOUR, Lovely hit. Merely punched. It was the slower one outside off stump and DK waits and punches it sweetly to left of mid-off. Pure timing.

short extra, short point, backward point, covers, extra cover and mid-off in. Absolutely packed. Sanga now moves back

7.5

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, short in length, punched away to covers

7.6

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 8 (12 runs) India 51/1 (RR: 6.37)
KD Karthik    35* (32b 7x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-18-0
V Kohli    0* (0b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-19-0

8.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, gets off the mark with a clip past square-leg

Sanga is now near the stumps

8.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, short in length outside off, cut down to Maharoof at third man

8.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, in the channel outside off and Virat is beaten, pushing inside the line

8.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the off side

Sri Lankans reckon the ball has gone out of shape. The umpire doesn't. Play on

8.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, leans forward to deflect it to the on side

8.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, cuts in towards off stump, worked to short midwicket

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 53/1 (RR: 5.88)
V Kohli    1* (5b)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-21-0
KD Karthik    36* (33b 7x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-18-0

Patrick James: "Now D. Karthik has reached his dangerous zone that 36-38 .. he usually fails to make it to big scores."

9.1

Mathews to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

9.2

Mathews to Karthik, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

9.3

Mathews to Karthik, no run, around the off stump line, punched to point

9.4

Mathews to Karthik, no run, just outside off stump, cut to backward point

9.5

Mathews to Karthik, no run, 5th dot ball in a row. It was punched back to Angelo.

9.6

Mathews to Karthik, no run, short of length, punched straight down the pitch and Angelo lunges out to make a half-stop

End of over 10 (maiden) India 53/1 (RR: 5.30)
KD Karthik    36* (39b 7x4)      AD Mathews    1-1-0-0
V Kohli    1* (5b)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-21-0

Bowling Powerplay on

10.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, on the middle and off line, full in length, Virat prefers to get back to defend

10.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, short in length this time, around off, punched out to covers

10.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, guides this back of length delivery tilting in to backwards point

10.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the off side of the pitch

10.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to push to covers . fumble there and they take the run. First run in the last 15 balls

10.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle stump line, clipped past square-leg

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 55/1 (RR: 5.00)
KD Karthik    37* (40b 7x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-0-23-0
V Kohli    2* (10b)      AD Mathews    1-1-0-0

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11.1

Mathews to Karthik, no run, slower one, well outside off, Dk reaches out, checks his shot and taps it to backward point

11.2

Mathews to Karthik, 1 run, just outside off stump, run down to third man

11.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, around the off, pushed out to covers

11.4

Mathews to Kohli, no run, straightens around off stump, leans forward to defend

11.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive it past the diving bowler who takes some pace of it and the ball rolls to mid-on

Gunda: "This is strange, after blistering away, India is settled into worm-hole...does not look good...

11.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to short extra cover

End of over 12 (1 run) India 56/1 (RR: 4.66)
V Kohli    2* (14b)      AD Mathews    2-1-1-0
KD Karthik    38* (42b 7x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-0-23-0

12.1

Maharoof to Karthik, 1 run, short in length, pulled past square-leg

12.2

Maharoof to Kohli, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

12.3

Maharoof to Kohli, 1 run, banged in short around off, mistimes the pull to square-leg

Sanjay Rathod: "Can someone please tell Virat Kohli "It is a ODI not a Test Match" "

12.4

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, gets forward to push it to mid-on

12.5

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, slower one and shout for lbw. Karthik had walked down the track and got an inside edge on to his pad

12.6

Maharoof to Karthik, 2 runs, short in length, stops on DK who ends up mistiming the pull shot to square-leg

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 60/1 (RR: 4.61)
KD Karthik    41* (46b 7x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-22-0
V Kohli    3* (16b)      AD Mathews    2-1-1-0

13.1

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, reaches out to a delivery well outside off and drives wide of sweeper cover. Kandamby gets across and should have thrown in a dive but just gave up. Hmmm..

13.2

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, around the off stump line, worked to right of mid-on

13.3

Mathews to Karthik, 1 run, runs it down to third man

13.4

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, The second boundary of the over. Another misfield. THis time by Kula. Virat had stretched across to outside off and clipped the short-of-length delivery through midwicket. Kula was running back, bent down in front of him and picked the ball but couldn't release it .in time before he went over the boundary.

13.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, drives to deep point for a single

13.6

Mathews to Karthik, FOUR, Fab piece of timing. DK just leaned forward and seemed to present the full face of the bat to the ball. Single to left of mid-off? Nope.. the timing is perfect and the ball races away. India have broken free in this over.

End of over 14 (15 runs) India 75/1 (RR: 5.35)
KD Karthik    46* (48b 8x4)      AD Mathews    3-1-16-0
V Kohli    13* (20b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-22-0

14.1

Maharoof to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length outside off, clipped wide of midwicket

14.2

Maharoof to Kohli, no run, on the off and middle, full in length, turned to short midwicket

14.3

Maharoof to Kohli, no run, gets forward to push it to covers

14.4

Maharoof to Kohli, FOUR, Neat. It was perhaps a touch back of length and just outside off, Kohli stayed back to punch it sweetly on the up and through covers

14.5

Maharoof to Kohli, 1 run, pushes this to cover point for a single

14.6

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, dropped by Maharoof Very difficult chance. It was punched on the up well to the right of Maharoof who dived low but couldn't hold on to it. It was a slower one.

End of over 15 (7 runs) India 82/1 (RR: 5.46)
KD Karthik    46* (49b 8x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-29-0
V Kohli    20* (25b 3x4)      AD Mathews    3-1-16-0

Dwarak: "Maharoof looks like he has done "Henry Olango" in Sharjah against India."

Murali to bowl

15.1

Muralitharan to Kohli, no run, leans forward to turn it to left of the fielder at square-leg. They think about a single but decide against it.

15.2

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to drive down to long-on

15.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, gets back to defend to the off side

15.4

Muralitharan to Karthik, FOUR, flighted full outside leg and Karthik brings up his fifty with a well-placed sweep shot. He raises his bat to the dressing room and Kohli gets across to pat him on the back

15.5

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend

15.6

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 bye, goes well back to defend bu the ball goes past the bat and Sanga fails to collect cleanly as well

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 88/1 (RR: 5.50)
KD Karthik    50* (53b 9x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-5-0
V Kohli    21* (27b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-29-0

Liju: "Can someone please tell Mr.Sanjay Rathod this is ODI, not T20? A batsman has enough time to settle down here..."

16.1

Malinga to Karthik, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven to right of mid-off

16.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, in the zone outside off, ;left alone

16.3

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, slips to the middle and leg line and Virat clips it past square-leg. No risk. No flamboyance. Wristy shot.

16.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, works this gently past square-leg for another single

16.5

Malinga to Karthik, 1 wide, banged in short.. goes high and outside off, left alone

Vinay: "Can someone tell Liju for what purpose the powerplay is there in ODI ...... to be played like T20 ... wait for sri lankan batsman and u'll see.""

I hope this "some one" is delivering all the messages. Seems someone is a good listener

16.5

Malinga to Karthik, no run, Another high bouncer but this one hasn't been called a wide. Hmmm

16.6

Malinga to Karthik, no run, the slow yorker, on the middle, pushed out to the off

End of over 17 (7 runs) India 95/1 (RR: 5.58)
KD Karthik    51* (56b 9x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-0
V Kohli    26* (30b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-5-0

17.1

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, turns in to the middle and leg line, worked behind square-leg

17.2

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off, swept away for a single

17.3

Muralitharan to Kohli, no run, straightens outside off, punched back to Murali

17.4

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to tap the doosra to cover point

17.5

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, turns in from outside off, DK goes for the reverse sweep and is hit on the body

17.6

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 leg bye, goes for the conventional sweep shot and this one rolls away of the pad

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 99/1 (RR: 5.50)
KD Karthik    52* (59b 9x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0
V Kohli    28* (33b 4x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-0

Jasmine: "Can someone tell vinay that it's not Batting powerplay and it is taken by Bowlers to keep more pressure on Batsmen"

18.1

Malinga to Karthik, 1 run, gets forward to whip it past square-leg for a single. 100 for 1.

18.2

Malinga to Kohli, OUT, Malinga takes out Virat. It kicked up outside off from short of length and Virat stabbed at it, bat away from the body. Edge and gone!

V Kohli c †Sangakkara b Malinga 28 (57m 34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

18.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side

Elampooranan: "Can someone ask them to stop this non-sense talk?"

18.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, dips on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

18.4

Malinga to Karthik, no run, bouncer around the off stump and DK sways away

18.5

Malinga to Karthik, 1 wide, another lifting delivery but this time down the leg side

18.5

Malinga to Karthik, no run, Sharp bouncer on the middle and leg line and DK ducks. Malinga smiles

18.6

Malinga to Karthik, 1 no ball, yet another short delivery, this time outside off, left alone

18.6

Malinga to Karthik, no run, short in length around off stump line, defended to the off side

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 104/2 (RR: 5.47)
KD Karthik    53* (64b 9x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-25-1
MS Dhoni    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0

19.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, spins down leg and brushes the pad ..

19.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back to punch the off break to right of long-on

19.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, goes well back to work it past square-leg

19.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, leans well forward to clip it to the on side

19.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, goes down the track to drive and Murali lunges to his right to stop

19.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to drive to long-off

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 107/2 (RR: 5.35)
MS Dhoni    3* (6b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-11-0
KD Karthik    54* (65b 9x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-25-1

20.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

20.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, jumps from short of length and outside off, not dissimilar to the delivery that removed Virat but Dhoni manages to pull his bat away from the line of the delivery

20.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, on the off and middle, pushed out to mid-on

20.4

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, lifter around off, Dhoni was caught on the shuffle, cramped for room and he hops to jab it down to the off side

20.5

Malinga to Karthik, no run, good bouncer on the middle and Karthik was looking to ride the bounce but decides to get down eventually

20.6

Malinga to Karthik, no run, gets forward to defend to covers

End of over 21 (1 run) India 108/2 (RR: 5.14)
KD Karthik    54* (67b 9x4)      SL Malinga    5-0-26-1
MS Dhoni    4* (10b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-11-0

21.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back to work it behind square-leg

21.2

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, straightens outside off, chopped away to backward point

21.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, leans well forward to work it to midwicket

21.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, turns in to the off and middle, punched to sweeper cover

21.5

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, slower , spins in to the middle, tapped to the square-leg region

21.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, moves down the track and clipped to backward square-leg

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 112/2 (RR: 5.09)
MS Dhoni    6* (13b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-15-0
KD Karthik    56* (70b 9x4)      SL Malinga    5-0-26-1

22.1

Maharoof to Karthik, 1 run, around the off stump line ,steered wide of backward point

22.2

Maharoof to Dhoni, no run, stays back to defend this one

22.3

Maharoof to Dhoni, SIX, Bosh! Full in length outside off stump and Dhoni lashes it through the line .. up and over the straight boundary. Whack!

22.4

Maharoof to Dhoni, 1 run, jumps down the track to push it to right of Maharoof who fails to stop it. It could have got interesting had he picked up. How far had DHoni come down the track? Was there a chance of a run out?

22.5

Maharoof to Karthik, no run, gets down the track and punches it on the up to short extra cover

22.6

Maharoof to Karthik, 2 runs, works this behind square-leg and they will complete the second run

End of over 23 (10 runs) India 122/2 (RR: 5.30)
KD Karthik    59* (73b 9x4)      MF Maharoof    5-0-39-0
MS Dhoni    13* (16b 1x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-15-0

23.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, was slightly beaten in the flight but goes through with the shot. He rushed down the track but the ball dipped on him and he ended up dragging it wide of long-on

23.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, leans well forward to defend

23.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, moves down the track and defends ala Ravi shaz

23.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, doosra just outside off, cut away but Maharoof dives to his right at backward point

23.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, runs down the track but again the ball dips on him, he lunges out to take it on his pad

23.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, leans well forward to push it towards midwicket for a quick single

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 127/2 (RR: 5.29)
MS Dhoni    18* (22b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    5-0-20-0
KD Karthik    59* (73b 9x4)      MF Maharoof    5-0-39-0

Ajay: "looks like the hattrick "granted" to Maharoof was a ploy by India to keep him in the Final. Its paying off now :)"

24.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, flat-batted to long-on

24.2

Kandamby to Karthik, 1 run, flighted full, tapped to midwicket for a easy single

24.3

Kandamby to Dhoni, 2 runs, drops it short and Dhoni pulls it wide of deep midwicket

24.4

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, pushes this one back to the bowler

24.5

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, long hop outside off, could have been hit anywhere, Dhoni flat bats it to long-on

24.6

Kandamby to Karthik, 2 runs, shortish again, pulled away to right of long-on

End of over 25 (7 runs) India 134/2 (RR: 5.36)
KD Karthik    62* (75b 9x4)      SHT Kandamby    1-0-7-0
MS Dhoni    22* (26b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    5-0-20-0

25.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, lovely flighted off break lures Dhoni down the track but dips rapidly on him and turns past the one-handed waft and runs of the pad

25.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to jab it to the on side

25.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, stretches his pad well outside off to take it on the pad

25.4

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle, reverse paddled to short third man region .. It was the doosra and he paddles it of the back of the bat

25.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, goes right back to clip it through midwicket

25.6

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, from round the stumps this time , off break on the middle, worked to midwicket

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 137/2 (RR: 5.26)
KD Karthik    63* (78b 9x4)      M Muralitharan    6-0-23-0
MS Dhoni    24* (29b 1x4 1x6)      SHT Kandamby    1-0-7-0

26.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run

26.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, 2 runs, goes back to pull it through midwicket

26.3

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to work it to square-leg

26.4

Kandamby to Karthik, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off

26.5

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches well forward to work it through the on side

26.6

Kandamby to Karthik, 1 run, outside off, cut to sweeper cover

End of over 27 (6 runs) India 143/2 (RR: 5.29)
KD Karthik    65* (80b 9x4)      SHT Kandamby    2-0-13-0
MS Dhoni    28* (33b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    6-0-23-0

27.1

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 leg bye, goes back to defend and it runs of the pad to leg gully

27.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, skips down the track and drive s to long-on

27.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, doosra from round the stumps, defended on the front foot

27.4

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, turns in to the middle, tapped past square-leg

27.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, gets well forward to push to covers

27.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, goes right back to swat it to the fielder placed forward of square-leg

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 146/2 (RR: 5.21)
MS Dhoni    29* (36b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    7-0-25-0
KD Karthik    66* (83b 9x4)      SHT Kandamby    2-0-13-0

Fayaz: "I think, Sanga┬┤s forgot Dilshan. it'd be not a bad idea, to try with him instead of Kandamby." Can some one tell Sanga please? Thank you.

28.1

Kandamby to Karthik, OUT, Gentle full toss. Big swing of the bat. Out! Oh he has messed up there! It was a lollypop thrown around the leg stump line and Karthik went for the slog sweep and top edged it to deep square-leg. Good innings but it's over now.

KD Karthik c Jayawardene b Kandamby 66 (126m 84b 9x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

28.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump, steered to backward point

28.3

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, pushes this to the off side

28.4

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back to cut to sweeper cover

28.5

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, flighted full around off, eased to long-off

28.6

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short midwicket

End of over 29 (2 runs) India 148/3 (RR: 5.10)
MS Dhoni    30* (40b 1x4 1x6)      SHT Kandamby    3-0-15-1
RG Sharma    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    7-0-25-0

Naushad: "can some one tell Fayaz to be patient." Oh well!

29.1

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, goes right back to work it to square-leg fielder

29.2

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, from round the stumps, on the off, tapped to the on side. Mahela is at first slip

29.3

Muralitharan to Sharma, 1 run, leans across to ping long-off

29.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Another misfield Dhoni leaned back to punch the off break straight to short extra cover and straight to Maharoof. Oh dear .. what a mess! The ball went right through him and to the boundary.

29.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend the off break

29.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, works this out to the on side

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 153/3 (RR: 5.10)
MS Dhoni    34* (43b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    8-0-30-0
RG Sharma    2* (4b)      SHT Kandamby    3-0-15-1

30.1

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, goes right back to punch to long-off

30.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, moves down the track and drives the flighted leg break to long-off

30.3

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward to drive to right of short extra cover where Dilshan dives to make a half stop

30.4

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, well outside off and Dhoni reaches across to drive to sweeper cover

30.5

Kandamby to Sharma, no run, lands outside off and Rohit has a waft at it and is beaten. He drove well away from the body and missed

30.6

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, shorter, outside off, dragged down to long-on

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 158/3 (RR: 5.09)
RG Sharma    5* (8b)      SHT Kandamby    4-0-20-1
MS Dhoni    36* (45b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    8-0-30-0

Sharad: "Sri Lanka have conceded close to 15 odd runs this match due to misfields... If it turns out to be close encounter, this might bite them in the back...." Plus three drop catches ( one of them admittedly not easy).

31.1

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run, Right .. here is Dilshan ... shorter in length, on the leg and middle, clipped to deep midwicket

31.2

Dilshan to Dhoni, 1 wide, goes down the leg side for a wide

31.2

Dilshan to Dhoni, no run, on the middle, punched to left of straightish midwicket where Kapu makes a diving stop

31.3

Dilshan to Dhoni, 1 run, reaches forward to on drive to long-on

31.4

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run, around the off stump, off driven to long-off for a single

31.5

Dilshan to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle, Dhoni goes back to force it to long-on

31.6

Dilshan to Sharma, FOUR, Catch it was the cry but it was chipped over short extra cover fielder. It was a flighted delivery, full around the off stump, Rohit leaned forward to lift it inside-out over the leaping fielder

End of over 32 (9 runs) India 167/3 (RR: 5.21)
RG Sharma    11* (11b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-9-0
MS Dhoni    38* (48b 2x4 1x6)      SHT Kandamby    4-0-20-1

32.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, reaches forward to drive it back to the bowler

32.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, OUT, Kandamby is on a roll. Not a great ball again but he gets another wicket! It was short, it was wide and Dhoni reaches out to cut it towards backward point where Kulasekara dives forward to take a good catch.

MS Dhoni c Kulasekara b Kandamby 38 (51m 50b 2x4 1x6) SR: 76.00

Shahul Marzook: "Dhoni! what have you done.. I only hope this will not be yet another repeat of Tuesday from now on.. "

32.3

Kandamby to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive the full toss to long-off

32.4

Kandamby to Sharma, no run, lands well outside off stump, left alone

32.5

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to drive through the on side

32.6

Kandamby to Raina, 1 run, skids on towards middle, tucked behind square-leg

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 170/4 (RR: 5.15)
SK Raina    2* (2b)      SHT Kandamby    5-0-23-2
RG Sharma    12* (13b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-9-0

33.1

Dilshan to Raina, no run, floated across from round the stumps, defended back to the bowler

33.2

Dilshan to Raina, no run, leans forward to push to short covers

33.3

Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, just outside off, steered wide of covers for a single

33.4

Dilshan to Sharma, no run, floated outside off, did it drift away?, Rohit reaches out and has to really lunge out in the end to jab it to the midwicket region

33.5

Dilshan to Sharma, no run, works this to the on side

33.6

Dilshan to Sharma, no run, outside off, guided to backward point. No chance for a single there and Rohit gets back

End of over 34 (1 run) India 171/4 (RR: 5.02)
RG Sharma    12* (16b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-10-0
SK Raina    3* (5b)      SHT Kandamby    5-0-23-2

34.1

Kandamby to Raina, 1 run, flighted full outside off, driven to deep cover

34.2

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

34.3

Kandamby to Raina, no run, leans well forward to defend

34.4

Kandamby to Raina, 1 run, full and on the middle, tapped to square-leg

34.5

Kandamby to Sharma, no run, reaches forward to square drive to point

34.6

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, gets well forward to drive to deep cover

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 175/4 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    14* (19b 1x4)      SHT Kandamby    6-0-27-2
SK Raina    5* (8b)      TM Dilshan    2-0-10-0

35.1

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off

35.2

Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-off

35.3

Dilshan to Sharma, 2 runs, flighted outside off, square driven to left of sweeper cover but Angelo initially moved the wrong way. Sanga shouted out and Angelo changed directions!

35.4

Dilshan to Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

35.5

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run, flighted full, on driven to long-on

35.6

Dilshan to Raina, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 180/4 (RR: 5.00)
SK Raina    6* (10b)      TM Dilshan    3-0-15-0
RG Sharma    18* (23b 1x4)      SHT Kandamby    6-0-27-2

36.1

Kandamby to Sharma, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

36.2

Kandamby to Sharma, FOUR, Another fumble from Maharoof Oh dear .. Sanga glares angrily. .. It was chipped to right of long on and Maharoof over ran .. or did it spin back .. not sure what happened there and he reached out his left hand but couldn't stop. Sanga isn't too happy but doesn't say anything.

36.3

Kandamby to Sharma, 1 run, worked away for a single

36.4

Kandamby to Raina, FOUR, short and wide, not dissimilar to the ball that took out Dhoni, Raina crashes it to the cover boundary

36.5

Kandamby to Raina, no run, taps this one to the on side of the pitch

36.6

Kandamby to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

End of over 37 (10 runs) India 190/4 (RR: 5.13)
SK Raina    11* (13b 1x4)      SHT Kandamby    7-0-37-2
RG Sharma    23* (26b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    3-0-15-0

37.1

Dilshan to Raina, 1 run

37.2

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run, floated full around off, eased to long-off

37.3

Dilshan to Raina, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

37.4

Dilshan to Raina, no run, stays back to punch it to short extra cover

37.5

Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned around the corner

37.6

Dilshan to Sharma, no run, spins in from a length, Rohit lunges out to jab it back down the pitch.

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 193/4 (RR: 5.07)
RG Sharma    24* (28b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    4-0-18-0
SK Raina    13* (17b 1x4)      SHT Kandamby    7-0-37-2

Hitesh: India is playing with 12 players Maharoof is playing for India."

38.1

Malinga to Raina, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

38.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, punches this through point

38.3

Malinga to Sharma, 1 run, run down to third man for a single

Sanga has rested Shane Warne and has brought on Malinga here.

38.4

Malinga to Raina, 1 wide, the short delivery but slips it down the leg side

38.4

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, sharp lifter on the middle and leg line, Raina hops and presents the bat as a face shield in a quite ungainly manner but manages to jab it to square-leg

38.5

Malinga to Sharma, FOUR, the short delivery on the leg stump line and Rohit pulls it down to fine-leg region. There is a spot there where if the ball hits the batsman could get 1500 dollars but Rohit misses it by a whisker.

38.6

Malinga to Sharma, no run, a better directed bouncer this time and Rohit gets away from the line of fire

End of over 39 (8 runs) India 201/4 (RR: 5.15)
RG Sharma    29* (31b 3x4)      SL Malinga    6-0-34-1
SK Raina    15* (20b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    4-0-18-0

Asanka: "Poor Sri Lankan Selectors, if they have omitted Maharoof, the entire country would have blaimed them. Now see the result."

39.1

Dilshan to Raina, 2 runs, stays back to punch it to right of Kandamby at long-on

39.2

Dilshan to Raina, 2 runs, on the legs, turned to fine-leg and Maharoof slowly gets across to cut it

39.3

Dilshan to Raina, no run, reaches forward to defend to the off side

39.4

Dilshan to Raina, FOUR, Blasted that! He reached outside off, went down on his knee and slog swept to wide midwicket region.

39.5

Dilshan to Raina, no run, gets forward to defend back down the track

39.6

Dilshan to Raina, FOUR, Now another four, this time through covers. He reached across to smash this one to the boundary.

End of over 40 (12 runs) India 213/4 (RR: 5.32)
SK Raina    27* (26b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    5-0-30-0
RG Sharma    29* (31b 3x4)      SL Malinga    6-0-34-1

40.1

Malinga to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tapped past square-leg

Leg gully in place! Expect bouncers

40.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 wide, There comes a bouncer and Raina hops and then sways. The ball was just outside leg I guess

40.2

Malinga to Raina, 2 runs, Another short delivery, Raina hops back to glide it to fine-leg where Kula makes a diving stop. No jokes please on what would happened had Maharoof was stationed there.

40.3

Malinga to Raina, no run, ooh .. sharp nasty lifter and Riana shapes to push at it, then takes his eyes of the ball and just about manages to sway away from

40.4

Malinga to Raina, no run, jumps to get on top of the bounce to defend

40.5

Malinga to Raina, no run, short in length around off and Raina jumps, realises it doesn't bounce and comes down to defend

40.6

Malinga to Raina, OUT, Lasith Malinga take a bow. What a ball! He was firing bounces so far. And then slips in the yorker. The oldest two-card trick. Raina was on the hop and he couldn't get his bat in line of the delivery. Dead duck.

SK Raina lbw b Malinga 29 (32m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.54

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 217/5 (RR: 5.29)
     SL Malinga    7-0-38-2
RG Sharma    30* (32b 3x4)      TM Dilshan    5-0-30-0

41.1

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, turns in from outside off, extra bounce,, stabs it of the edge to the off

41.2

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, leans forward to wrist it to short midwicket

41.3

Muralitharan to Sharma, 1 run, That man Maharoof again What's wrong with the poor fella today.. It was pushed to right of backward point where he tumbled but let the ball slip through his grasp

41.4

Muralitharan to Jadeja, no run, leans well forward to defend

41.5

Muralitharan to Jadeja, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

41.6

Muralitharan to Jadeja, no run, Shout for lbw Close shout. It landed on the middle and leg stump line and straightened. Jadeja got into an awful position and lost his balance and almost tipped over as he looked to jab it away. It would have hit the leg stump. Bowden says no. Hope they show the replays on that

End of over 42 (1 run) India 218/5 (RR: 5.19)
RA Jadeja    0* (3b)      M Muralitharan    9-0-31-0
RG Sharma    31* (35b 3x4)      SL Malinga    7-0-38-2

42.1

Maharoof to Sharma, no run, full in length, on the middle, turned to short midwicket

42.2

Maharoof to Sharma, no run, on the off and middle, slower, pushed out to the on side

42.3

Maharoof to Sharma, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover point

42.4

Maharoof to Jadeja, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

Replays show that Billy bowden had got the Jadeja lbw appeal wrong. It would have hit the leg stump and it pitched in line as well

42.5

Maharoof to Jadeja, 1 run, stays back to punch this to sweeper cover

42.6

Maharoof to Sharma, no run, around the off stump line, defended on the front foot

End of over 43 (2 runs) India 220/5 (RR: 5.11)
RG Sharma    32* (39b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    6-0-41-0
RA Jadeja    1* (5b)      M Muralitharan    9-0-31-0

Batting Powerplay taken Murali to bowl

43.1

Muralitharan to Jadeja, 1 run, leans forward to squeeze it to backward point

43.2

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, goes right back to push it back to the bowler

43.3

Muralitharan to Sharma, no run, turns from outside off stump, Rohit is beaten on the shot. how did that miss the off stump? He was cramped for room

43.4

Muralitharan to Sharma, 1 run, goes back to punch it down to long-on

43.5

Muralitharan to Jadeja, 3 leg byes, shout for lbw but struck just outside off. It was delivered from round the stumps and went on straight with the angle.. Jadeja had no clue and just stabbed in thin air. The ball ran to third man where Mahela Jayawardene makes a diving stop .. and seems to have hurt himself in the process

43.6

Muralitharan to Sharma, 1 run, goes back to push to covers

End of over 44 (6 runs) India 226/5 (RR: 5.13)
RG Sharma    34* (43b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    10-0-34-0
RA Jadeja    2* (7b)      MF Maharoof    6-0-41-0

44.1

Malinga to Sharma, 2 runs, slower one outside off stump, chipped over covers for couple of runs,. Ala Carl hooper there

44.2

Malinga to Sharma, 1 run, another slower one, this from short of length, Rohit picks it late but adjusts to tap it close on the off side for a single.

44.3

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, short in length and outside off, steered towards deep backward point

44.4

Malinga to Sharma, 1 run, goes for the yorker, dips around leg stump line, jabbed to square-leg

44.5

Malinga to Jadeja, FOUR, low full toss outside off and Jadeja slices it wide of third man where Kandamby is too slow to get across in time to cut it off

44.6

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, pushed out through covers

End of over 45 (10 runs) India 236/5 (RR: 5.24)
RA Jadeja    8* (10b 1x4)      SL Malinga    8-0-48-2
RG Sharma    38* (46b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    10-0-34-0

Nitin: "Okay, even if we are to believe that Jadeja is an all-rounder (for what? bowling and breathing), seriously, is there no better option. REALLY, nothing?? No Pathans, no Tiwaris, no Ashwins, nobody?"

45.1

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, moves down the track and drags the full toss to mid-on

45.2

Kulasekara to Sharma, 1 run, fullish on the middle, dug out to covers

45.3

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 wide, full toss and wide outside off, Jadeja can't reach

45.3

Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, full pitched on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

45.4

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, run out of Rohit missed fullish outside off, Jadeja edges the off drive to right of Sanga who flicks the throw but misses the stumps. Rohit was way out of the crease. Sanga had the time to take the right glove off but he didn't.

45.5

Kulasekara to Sharma, no run, driven to the on side of the pitch and Kulasekara makes a fine diving stop

And no Malinga is not bowling two successive overs. Kula is bowling.

45.6

Kulasekara to Sharma, 1 run, full delivery, pushed away for a single that would help him retain the strike

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 241/5 (RR: 5.23)
RG Sharma    40* (49b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-0-28-0
RA Jadeja    10* (13b 1x4)      SL Malinga    8-0-48-2

46.1

Malinga to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss just outside leg, Rohit shapes to swing it over midwicket but misses and will pick up a leg bye

46.2

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, bouncer on the middle stump line, Jadeja tries to upper cut but can't connect

46.3

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 wide, wide down the leg side this time

46.3

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, slower one well outside off, Jadeja reaches out to bottom edge it to left of Sanga

46.4

Malinga to Sharma, 1 bye, Rohit clears his front leg and Malinga fires a yorker and it goes between Rohit's legs and Sanga makes a diving save

Manoj: "Can that same someone tell these guys that its a batting powerplay? "

46.5

Malinga to Jadeja, 2 runs, almost caught by Randiv, the substitute. It was the slower one outside off and Jadeja was early into his slog. The ball lobbed over covers and Randiv rushed back and flung himself full stretch for an amazing effort. Ala Roshan Mahanama

46.6

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, runs this one down to third man

End of over 47 (7 runs) India 248/5 (RR: 5.27)
RA Jadeja    14* (17b 1x4)      SL Malinga    9-0-54-2
RG Sharma    41* (51b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-0-28-0

47.1

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, really full delivery, pushed out to the off for a single

47.2

Kulasekara to Sharma, OUT, Maharoof takes a catch. Seriously. No really. It was the slower one and Rohit top edged the paddle sweep and it lobbed to Maharoof at short fine-leg. Rohit out after making 41

RG Sharma c Maharoof b Kulasekara 41 (80m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.84

47.3

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, full delivery around off, jabbed out to mid-off

47.4

Kulasekara to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, almost yorker length, dug out to midwicket

47.5

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 2 runs, Jadeja goes for the big drive but can't connect cleanly. Beaten by the full length. And he drags it wide of long-on

47.6

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja's run out missed Low full toss outside off and sliced straight to backward point. Jadeja is turned back by his partner and he gives up the ghost. But the throw is wide of the mark. I didn't catch the sight of the fielder. Hopefully, replays will be shown. They then take the single for the overthrow

End of over 48 (6 runs) India 254/6 (RR: 5.29)
RA Jadeja    19* (21b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-0-34-1
Harbhajan Singh    1* (1b)      SL Malinga    9-0-54-2

48.1

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, gets forward to tap this one for a single

48.2

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, really full delivery, not quite an yorker and it thuds into the pad

48.3

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, Jadeja moves outside leg and Malinga follows with a fiery bouncer and Jadeja just about manages to sway away

48.4

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, moves down the track and then tries to slice a full-length delivery outside off but no wood on leather

48.5

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, super yorker and Jadeja can only dig it out.

48.6

Malinga to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, slings across a low full toss, Harbhajan drags it of the inner edge to his pad

End of over 49 (4 runs) India 258/6 (RR: 5.26)
Harbhajan Singh    2* (3b)      SL Malinga    10-0-57-2
RA Jadeja    21* (25b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-0-34-1

49.1

Kulasekara to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full and outside off, Harbhajan was trying to get outside leg and he then tries to reach across for the off drive but doesn't connect

49.2

Kulasekara to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, full length delivery, dragged wide of long-on

49.3

Kulasekara to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, slower one, Harbhajan is too early into his slog but manages to edge it to vacant space on the leg side .. by the time the deep midwicket fielder moved in, they take two

49.4

Kulasekara to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, really full delivery, it landed between Harbhajan's legs and he adjusts to tap it through midwicket!

49.5

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 wide, pushes this well outside off stump

49.5

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 2 runs, driven to right of long-on for couple of runs. The throw comes in accurately at the non-striker's end and Kula breaks the stumps but the batsman was in

49.6

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, sliced away to deep cover

It's an interesting target. Not low, not too high. Let's see how Sri Lanka chase. Sri Lanka gave away 19 extras and frittered away almost 20 runs or so with their poor fielding effort. Join us in a while for the chase

End of over 50 (10 runs) India 268/6
RA Jadeja    25* (27b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-0-44-1
Harbhajan Singh    7* (7b)      SL Malinga    10-0-57-2
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