Commonwealth Bank Series, 5th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 12, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Manuka Oval, Canberra (neutral venue)
12 February 2008 (50-over match)
  India innings (29 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c Muralitharan b Kulasekara 14 34 18 2 0 77.77
7.3 Kulasekara has the breakthrough, banging in a short one outside off, Sehwag waits and opens the face to steer up and over to third man for a straightforward catch 45/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Kulasekara b Maharoof 32 41 30 4 0 106.66
8.2 a huge wicket, Tendulkar looks to aerial drive over long-on, the ball pinging up off the base of the bat and instead flying wide to deep third man, the fielder running round and taking a high catch at collar-bone height 49/2
View dismissal G Gambhir run out (Dilshan/Malinga) 35 58 33 3 0 106.06
19.6 Malinga to RG Sharma, a mix-up there, and the dangerous Gambhir is run out at the non-striker's end after the ball was dabbed to point, thrown back to Malinga who helps onto the stumps with a reverse flick 113/3
RG Sharma not out 70 93 64 6 1 109.37
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† run out (Kapugedera/†Sangakkara) 31 33 26 3 0 119.23
27.4 from Kulasekara, a very tight run-out decision coming back for the second from the drive to mid-on and given out on the line with the throw back to Sangakkara who crashes the ball on to the stumps in the nick of time 181/4
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Muralitharan b Malinga 6 3 3 1 0 200.00
28.3 yorker outside off, backs away and stabs at it with an aerial pop up to wide mid-off 192/5
RV Uthappa not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 29 overs) 195 (6.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 6 1 39 0 6.50 16 6 0
View wicket SL Malinga 6 0 45 1 7.50 14 5 0
28.3 to Yuvraj Singh, yorker outside off, backs away and stabs at it with an aerial pop up to wide mid-off 192/5
View wicket MF Maharoof 6 0 33 1 5.50 17 4 0
8.2 to Tendulkar, a huge wicket, Tendulkar looks to aerial drive over long-on, the ball pinging up off the base of the bat and instead flying wide to deep third man, the fielder running round and taking a high catch at collar-bone height 49/2
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 6 0 41 1 6.83 11 3 0
7.3 to Sehwag, Kulasekara has the breakthrough, banging in a short one outside off, Sehwag waits and opens the face to steer up and over to third man for a straightforward catch 45/1
  M Muralitharan 5 0 36 0 7.20 12 1 1 (2w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 154 runs from 21 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
TM Dilshan not out 62 90 59 6 1 105.08
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c †Dhoni b I Sharma 27 20 13 2 2 207.69
3.5 gone now and Ishant celebrates hard as Jayasuriya turns a delivery outside leg down through fine, the bounce at an awkward angle and taken behind 45/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c I Sharma b Harbhajan Singh 10 19 10 1 0 100.00
7.1 he strikes first ball! Sangakkara down the track and doesn't get hold of the aerial drive to wide mid-on 69/2
DPMD Jayawardene* not out 36 49 35 1 0 102.85
Extras (lb 6, w 10, nb 3) 19
  Total (2 wickets; 19 overs; 90 mins) 154 (8.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  S Sreesanth 3 0 48 0 16.00 5 3 3 (1nb, 2w)
View wicket I Sharma 4 0 27 1 6.75 11 3 0 (2nb)
3.5 to Jayasuriya, gone now and Ishant celebrates hard as Jayasuriya turns a delivery outside leg down through fine, the bounce at an awkward angle and taken behind 45/1
  IK Pathan 4 0 29 0 7.25 10 3 0 (1w)
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 4 0 15 1 3.75 9 0 0
7.1 to Sangakkara, he strikes first ball! Sangakkara down the track and doesn't get hold of the aerial drive to wide mid-on 69/2
  SR Tendulkar 2 0 15 0 7.50 5 0 0 (3w)
  V Sehwag 2 0 14 0 7.00 2 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 4, India 0
Player of the match - TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Y Ramasundara

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Match reduced to 29 overs per side
    • India: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: India - 64/2 in 13.0 overs (G Gambhir 8, RG Sharma 10)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (G Gambhir 23, RG Sharma 21, Ex 6)
    • India: 100 runs in 17.6 overs (110 balls), Extras 6
    • India: 150 runs in 24.6 overs (152 balls), Extras 7
    • RG Sharma: 50 off 53 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (RG Sharma 25, MS Dhoni 25, Ex 1)
    • Innings Break: India - 195/5 in 29.0 overs (RG Sharma 70, RV Uthappa 0)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • 9 overs of Sri Lanka innings were lost in the break due to rain
    • Revised target is 154 off 21 overs
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (37 balls), Extras 8
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (86 balls), Extras 16
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (TM Dilshan 25, DPMD Jayawardene 21, Ex 7)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 47 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (120 balls), Extras 19
 
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