Commonwealth Bank Series, 11th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Feb 26, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)
Played at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (neutral venue)
26 February 2008 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDK Perera b I Sharma 8 15 13 1 0 61.53
3.2 straight through him there, Ishant pitches on off on a great length, Perera came out to drive forward but the ball beats the outside edge and held its line to clip the off stump 15/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c †Dhoni b Pathan 34 88 44 2 1 77.27
19.3 banged in outside off, Jayasuriya goes for a huge hook and doesn't get over it, instead the ball flies up high and Dhoni shuffles round a few paces, with plenty of time to set himself for the catch 81/5
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Dhoni b Kumar 33 47 42 4 0 78.57
14.1 got him! Sangakkara charges and then pokes at a short one down off, opening the face and prodding straight into Dhoni's hands 72/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c RG Sharma b Kumar 3 12 11 0 0 27.27
16.5 outside off, and that's a screamer of a catch, Jayawardene laces hard off the back foot to point where it's taken very quickly and very low by Rohit Sharma 77/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c †Dhoni b Kumar 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
18.3 quality delivery from Kumar, and another good catch from Dhoni - the ball coming outside off, straightening on the rise and Silva pops through to the keeper off the back foot 81/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b I Sharma 8 20 12 1 0 66.66
23.3 a huge shout for one which was veering on towards middle and leg, Dilshan was across but not far forward, and there wasn't much wrong at all there 93/6
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c & b Harbhajan Singh 57 119 86 4 0 66.27
47.1 a soft dismissal to end a fine innings, Kapugedera coming out and poppin up a soft return pull to Harbhajan who had pinged the ball down off 179/10
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Gambhir b I Sharma 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
25.4 outside off, the batsman pulls up and over to midwicket, where it's taken easily, Vaas not getting over the ball at all 93/7
View dismissal SL Malinga c Uthappa b I Sharma 12 56 36 0 0 33.33
38.4 outside off and yet again Sri Lankan shot selection lets them down, although credit to the bowler at the same time, beating him for pace and Malinga tried to pull it but the ball went high and up over to Uthappa who set himself to take the catch at mid-off 139/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Kumar 13 31 27 1 0 48.14
46.5 backs away and goes across the line aiming towards midwicket and missed it completely, the ball veering down leg, catching the right thigh and moving a touch back to just clip leg stick 179/9
MKDI Amerasinghe not out 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, w 6) 11
  Total (all out; 47.1 overs; 207 mins) 179 (3.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MM Patel 9 0 51 0 5.66 34 6 0 (1w)
View wickets I Sharma 10 0 41 4 4.10 39 3 1 (2w)
3.2 to Perera, straight through him there, Ishant pitches on off on a great length, Perera came out to drive forward but the ball beats the outside edge and held its line to clip the off stump 15/1
23.3 to Dilshan, a huge shout for one which was veering on towards middle and leg, Dilshan was across but not far forward, and there wasn't much wrong at all there 93/6
25.4 to Vaas, outside off, the batsman pulls up and over to midwicket, where it's taken easily, Vaas not getting over the ball at all 93/7
38.4 to Malinga, outside off and yet again Sri Lankan shot selection lets them down, although credit to the bowler at the same time, beating him for pace and Malinga tried to pull it but the ball went high and up over to Uthappa who set himself to take the catch at mid-off 139/8
View wicket IK Pathan 10 2 23 1 2.30 46 2 0
19.3 to Jayasuriya, banged in outside off, Jayasuriya goes for a huge hook and doesn't get over it, instead the ball flies up high and Dhoni shuffles round a few paces, with plenty of time to set himself for the catch 81/5
View wickets P Kumar 10 2 31 4 3.10 42 1 0 (2w)
14.1 to Sangakkara, got him! Sangakkara charges and then pokes at a short one down off, opening the face and prodding straight into Dhoni's hands 72/2
16.5 to Jayawardene, outside off, and that's a screamer of a catch, Jayawardene laces hard off the back foot to point where it's taken very quickly and very low by Rohit Sharma 77/3
18.3 to Silva, quality delivery from Kumar, and another good catch from Dhoni - the ball coming outside off, straightening on the rise and Silva pops through to the keeper off the back foot 81/4
46.5 to Muralitharan, backs away and goes across the line aiming towards midwicket and missed it completely, the ball veering down leg, catching the right thigh and moving a touch back to just clip leg stick 179/9
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 4.1 0 17 1 4.08 14 1 0
47.1 to Kapugedera, a soft dismissal to end a fine innings, Kapugedera coming out and poppin up a soft return pull to Harbhajan who had pinged the ball down off 179/10
  Yuvraj Singh 4 0 11 0 2.75 16 0 0 (1w)
  India innings (target: 180 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Amerasinghe b Malinga 11 7 9 2 0 122.22
1.5 on to him a touch too quickly and he tried to flick through the on-side once more, a leading edge flies up to mid-on and it's calmly taken by Amerasinghe 18/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Silva b Muralitharan 63 92 54 10 0 116.66
20.1 an inside out drive out to long-off, well bowled by Murali throwing it up on middle and leg, Tendulkar went wider and didn't quite control the shot and it was well caught by Silva in the deep 120/2
G Gambhir not out 63 125 89 5 0 70.78
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Dilshan b Perera 36 31 35 4 1 102.85
29.4 Caught by Dilshan at cover!! delivery looped up on the off, curving in and spins away from the left hander sharply, Yuvraj comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the expansive cover drive, finds the man, tame dismissal and Yuvraj departs just 171/3
RG Sharma not out 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (w 4) 4
  Total (3 wickets; 32.2 overs; 133 mins) 180 (5.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 6 0 29 0 4.83 21 3 0
View wicket SL Malinga 6 0 36 1 6.00 21 5 0 (3w)
1.5 to Uthappa, on to him a touch too quickly and he tried to flick through the on-side once more, a leading edge flies up to mid-on and it's calmly taken by Amerasinghe 18/1
  MKDI Amerasinghe 7 0 40 0 5.71 27 7 0
View wicket M Muralitharan 8.2 0 54 1 6.48 18 4 1 (1w)
20.1 to Tendulkar, an inside out drive out to long-off, well bowled by Murali throwing it up on middle and leg, Tendulkar went wider and didn't quite control the shot and it was well caught by Silva in the deep 120/2
  ST Jayasuriya 1 0 4 0 4.00 2 0 0
View wicket MDK Perera 4 0 17 1 4.25 14 2 0
29.4 to Yuvraj Singh, Caught by Dilshan at cover!! delivery looped up on the off, curving in and spins away from the left hander sharply, Yuvraj comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the expansive cover drive, finds the man, tame dismissal and Yuvraj departs just 171/3

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Points - India 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - P Kumar (India)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - SG John

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (63 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (ST Jayasuriya 20, KC Sangakkara 30, Ex 0)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 77/3 in 16.5 overs (ST Jayasuriya 30)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (177 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/7 in 31.0 overs (CK Kapugedera 10, SL Malinga 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 41.6 overs (258 balls), Extras 11
    • CK Kapugedera: 50 off 81 balls (3 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 179/10 in 47.1 overs (MKDI Amerasinghe 0)
    • India innings
    • India: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (60 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (SR Tendulkar 34, G Gambhir 16, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: India - 93/1 in 16.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 47, G Gambhir 32)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 44 balls (9 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (103 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 108 balls (SR Tendulkar 56, G Gambhir 41, Ex 3)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 72 balls (4 x 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 25.5 overs (159 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (G Gambhir 14, Yuvraj Singh 36, Ex 0)
    • Match Scorer: Binoy George
 
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