Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 11th match, Super Four

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

3.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, OUT, caught! Ishant banged it in short down leg side, Sangakkara tried to pull it but got a sizable edge through to Dhoni who moved quickly to his right to pull of a diving catch, Sangakkara didn't even wait for the umpire's decision, off he went

KC Sangakkara c †Dhoni b I Sharma 7 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Sri Lanka 16/1   ST Jayasuriya 3* (13b)   I Sharma 1.5-0-7-1

11.4

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, OUT, caught down the leg side again! Ishant banged in another short one down leg side, Jayasuriya attempted to pull the ball but only managed to glove it towards Dhoni who didn't have to dive this time to take the catch

ST Jayasuriya c †Dhoni b I Sharma 43 (54m 37b 8x4 0x6) SR: 116.21

Sri Lanka 71/2   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (23b 1x4)   I Sharma 5.4-0-26-2

26.3

Ojha to Jayawardene, OUT, Jayawardene's holed out! He steps down the track and lofts Ojha towards Gambhir at long off who takes an easy catch, he wasn't to the pitch of the ball and didn't try and hit it with power

DPMD Jayawardene c Gambhir b Ojha 50 (100m 63b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.36

Sri Lanka 149/3   CK Kapugedera 41* (49b 5x4)   PP Ojha 3.3-0-13-1

37.3

Kumar to Kapugedera, OUT, lbw! Praveen bowls a short of a length delivery that pitches in line with the stumps and goes straight through, Kapugedera moves forward and tries to play across the line towards midwicket, he plays around the ball and gets hit in line with the stumps

CK Kapugedera lbw b Kumar 75 (99m 78b 7x4 1x6) SR: 96.15

Sri Lanka 217/4   LPC Silva 33* (37b 1x4 1x6)   P Kumar 4.3-0-27-1

42.3

Pathan to Dilshan, OUT, caught! and well caught! The length was short on leg stump, terrible ball really, Dilshan swiveled and pulled the ball hard and flat towards fine leg, RP was on the boundary and he timed his jump perfectly to take the catch, he took one look to see where he had landed after completing the catch but he was inside the boundary

TM Dilshan c Singh b Pathan 15 (20m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

Sri Lanka 245/5   LPC Silva 45* (48b 2x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 7.3-0-57-1

45.1

I Sharma to Silva, 1 run, OUT, Silva's run out! He moves forward to a short of a length ball and opens the face to run the ball towards third man, Silva returns for the second run but RP swoops on the ball and fires the throw back to Dhoni who breaks the stumps in time to beat Silva's full length dive, incidentally Silva was on 49 so he completed his 50th run before being run out on the 51st

LPC Silva run out 50 (73m 56b 2x4 1x6) SR: 89.28

Sri Lanka 263/6   K Weeraratne 8* (8b 1x4)   I Sharma 9.1-0-48-2

48.1

Singh to Weeraratne, OUT, caught at long on! RP pitches on a good length outside off and angles it into the left-hander, Weeraratne moves forward and tries to clear the long-on boundary, he hasn't got enough on it and Gambhir runs it to take a well-judged catch

K Weeraratne c Gambhir b Singh 23 (28m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 127.77

Sri Lanka 287/7   T Thushara 9* (8b 1x4)   RP Singh 9.1-1-37-1

49.5

Pathan to Thushara, 1 run, OUT, Thushara's run out! He cut the ball hard towards third man where Gambhir fumbled the take, Thushara wanted the strike and hared back for the second, the throw came back to Dhoni who had to stretch to break the stumps because he was rather far away from them, Thushara was inches short even though he dived, did Dhoni break the stumps with the ball in his glove? It's too close to call

T Thushara run out 23 (22m 14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 164.28

Sri Lanka 307/8   KMDN Kulasekara 6* (4b 1x4)   IK Pathan 9.5-0-79-1
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Jul 3, 2008

Pragyan Ojha and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket, India v Sri Lanka, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 3, 2008

Pragyan Ojha and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket

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Jul 3, 2008

Yuvraj Singh ducks a bouncer, India v Sri Lanka, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 3, 2008

Yuvraj Singh ducks a bouncer

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