Asia Cup, 2008 / Wicket commentary

Asia Cup - Final

India v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 100 runs

1.4

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, OUT, Suresh Raina has run out Sangakkara. It was pushed towards short mid-off region and Sangakkara set off for the run. Jayasuriya yells at him to get back. Too late. Sanga is already half-way down and Raina swooped on the ball and under-armed a direct hit. Jayasuriya had taken couple of steps after he had played the shot and Sangakkara responded and kept running. Enter the captain Mahela.

KC Sangakkara run out 4 (6m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Sri Lanka 11/1   ST Jayasuriya 7* (7b 1x4)   I Sharma 0.4-0-0-0

7.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, OUT, Caught by Rohit. Sri Lanka are in a wobble here. Short and climbing outside off, Mahela didn't quite get the room he wanted, still went with the cut but couldn't clear point where Rohit Sharma took a easy catch to his left. No timing and hence no pace off the bat. Ishant had got it to straighten and got a bit of bounce as well. India are running hot here. Can Jayasuriya turn it around for Sri Lanka?

DPMD Jayawardene c RG Sharma b I Sharma 11 (25m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

Sri Lanka 34/2   ST Jayasuriya 19* (22b 3x4)   I Sharma 3.2-1-14-1

11.4

I Sharma to Kapugedera, OUT, Ishant strikes again for India. Jayasuriya's partners keep deserting him. Again done in by that straightening and some extra bounce. It was on the off and middle line, Kapugedera thought it would come in more than it did, tried to turn it to the on side but got the leading edge and a simple catch to point.

CK Kapugedera c Raina b I Sharma 5 (21m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Sri Lanka 66/3   ST Jayasuriya 42* (37b 6x4 1x6)   I Sharma 5.4-1-27-2

11.6

I Sharma to Silva, OUT, Would you believe it? Ishant has taken out another Sri Lankan. Kirsten pumps his fist at the pavilion. It landed on a length, kicked up even as it straightened outside off and Chamara Silva stabbed it off the inner edge on to the stumps. Again those two variables - straightening and extra bounce - does the trick for the teenager. Can Dilshan stay on with Jayasuriya.

LPC Silva b I Sharma 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 66/4   ST Jayasuriya 42* (37b 6x4 1x6)   I Sharma 6-1-27-3

35.3

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, OUT, Sehwag is the man who does the job for India. Jayasuriya is gone after a superb ton. He went down on his knees to play the slog-sweep but found Ishant at deep midwicket. He is really disappointed as he trudges off, shaking his head. He had slowed down after reaching the ton, as he wanted to stay for the death overs but it hasn't gone according to the plan. India will take it, though.

ST Jayasuriya c I Sharma b Sehwag 125 (146m 114b 9x4 5x6) SR: 109.64

Sri Lanka 197/5   TM Dilshan 45* (64b 3x4)   V Sehwag 5.3-0-23-1

38.5

Pathan to Dilshan, OUT, That angle works. He fires it short of length and Dilshan tries to fetch a pull from outside off stump and top edged a dolly to Dhoni. Busy little valuable innings comes to an end at the wrong time for Sri Lanka. India have seized the advantage again.

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Pathan 56 (100m 74b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.67

Sri Lanka 213/6   WPUJC Vaas 5* (10b)   IK Pathan 5.5-0-44-1

44.5

Singh to Vaas, OUT, cleaned up. Fuller, shaping into middle and off, Vaas goes for the big drive that was needed at this time but couldn't connect. Clatter.

WPUJC Vaas b Singh 19 (40m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.37

Sri Lanka 236/7   KMDN Kulasekara 7* (14b)   RP Singh 6.5-1-52-1

48.1

Singh to Thushara, OUT, trapped in front. The slog across the line didn't work. It struck him in front of middle and leg and would have hit the leg stump.

T Thushara lbw b Singh 5 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 256/8   KMDN Kulasekara 22* (26b 2x4)   RP Singh 8.1-1-58-2

48.5

Singh to Mendis, OUT, RP terminates Mendis's innings with a delivery angling in from round the stumps that moves past the swipe across the line to crash into the stumps

BAW Mendis b Singh 8 (3m 4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Sri Lanka 264/9   KMDN Kulasekara 22* (26b 2x4)   RP Singh 8.5-1-66-3

49.5

Pathan to Muralitharan, OUT, length delivery well outside the off stump, Murali attempts a slog across the line and gets a thick outside edge.

M Muralitharan c †Dhoni b Pathan 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 273/10   KMDN Kulasekara 29* (29b 3x4)   IK Pathan 9.5-0-67-2
Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jul 6, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi - Jul 4, 2008
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 182 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jul 3, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Karachi - Jul 2, 2008
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jun 30, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 158 runs
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Photos

Jul 6, 2008

Sanath Jayasuriya plays the sweep, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi, July 6, 2008

Sanath Jayasuriya plays the sweep

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Jul 6, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni greets Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi, July 6, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni greets Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf

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