Commonwealth Bank Series, 2007/08 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 5th match

India v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)

6.1

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, follows the batsman back behind the stumps with the ball, the batsman coming back to play down the back foot and defend

6.2

Maharoof to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on middle, turned off the legs on the front foot, to midwicket

6.3

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, pushed down off now on a good length, the batsman comes across and is squared up, just failing to connect with the outside edge

6.4

Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball on off, pulled round in front of midwicket

6.5

Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, on off, turned round off the legs behind square

6.6

Maharoof to Sehwag, no run, a much better line to end the over, and some encouraging rise for the bowler, the batsman jumping into line on the back foot and then electing to leave it

India 42/0   MF Maharoof 1-0-7-0

8.1

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, a testing length outside off, the ball rising, Tendulkar driving out at it, taking an inside edge and he looks back quickly, wondering if he has chopped on. He hasn't, and survives another ball

8.2

Maharoof to Tendulkar, OUT, 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

SR Tendulkar c Kulasekara b Maharoof 32 (41m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

8.3

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, stays over for this left hander, and has him in immediate trouble, the batsman failing to connect as the ball whooshes past his blade

8.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, India's fifty up now with a controlled steer to third man

8.5

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, tries to pull a straight one which is on to him faster than he was expecting

8.6

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, on leg and was aiming further down, the ball helped on its way with a flick off the pads

India 51/2   MF Maharoof 2-0-9-1

10.1

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, restrictive ball just outside off, which nips in a touch and prompts the defensive

10.2

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, similar kind of delivery and again the ball is defended

10.3

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, on leg, waits, and works round behind square

10.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, no run, well bowled indeed, a touch of bounce, the batsman looking to play the dab shot but deceived just outside off

10.5

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, jabs out this time, the ball a touch wider and fuller, and they run through

10.6

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, worked a short ball on off into the leg-side for an easy, strike-stealing single

India 57/2   MF Maharoof 3-0-12-1

12.1

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, dragged down a touch outside off, cut down to the gully and thrown back in quickly

12.2

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, overpitched and again saved by the fielder, with a push to the covers off the back foot

12.3

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the legs, pushed in front of square for a quick single

12.4

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed across the left hander, dabbed down to short third man

12.5

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, dragged it a touch short and slower, defended on the back foot

12.6

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, defended on the back foot, pushed into the covers

India 64/2   MF Maharoof 4-0-14-1

14.1

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, a quick single first up

14.2

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, rocks back and doesn't get his head down to meet one on off, nearly toe-ending a catch back to the bowler

14.3

Maharoof to RG Sharma, no run, on off, swung a touch away and on the rise, the ball crashing into the gloves as the batsman looks to cut to gully

14.4

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, pushed into the covers

14.5

Maharoof to Gambhir, 1 run, an easy single now, jogged through

14.6

Maharoof to RG Sharma, FOUR, dragged down a touch outside off, the batsman waits and connects cleanly with a forceful cut through point

India 74/2   MF Maharoof 5-0-21-1

23.1

Maharoof to Dhoni, 1 run, worked into the covers, a push and run through

23.2

Maharoof to RG Sharma, 1 run, banged down on middle, the ball didn't get up quite as much as expected, the batsman taking his eyes off as he pulls to midwicket

23.3

Maharoof to Dhoni, no run, pushed forward and the batsmen scramble back into their creases, Sharma looking for the tip-and-run

23.4

Maharoof to Dhoni, FOUR, banged in short and pulled hard through the gap around midwicket, to bring up his first boundary of his innings

23.5

Maharoof to Dhoni, 2 runs, strays on to leg and Dhoni picks out the gap wide of the fielder and they run back, chancing the arm

23.6

Maharoof to Dhoni, FOUR, right up there, and dug back out through mid-off

India 142/3   MF Maharoof 6-0-33-1
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Feb 12, 2008

The Indians celebrate after Harbhajan Singh accounts for Kumar Sangakkara, India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 5th ODI, Canberra, February 12, 2008

The Indians celebrate after Harbhajan Singh accounts for Kumar Sangakkara

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Feb 12, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates after getting Sanath Jayasuriya caught off a top edge, India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 5th ODI, Canberra, February 12, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates after getting Sanath Jayasuriya caught off a top edge

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