Sri Lanka tour of India, 3rd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
18,19,20,21,22 December 2005 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
38.1

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni defends it, no runs

38.2

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni, good length delivery, Dhoni defends on the front foot, 1 run

India 104/5   MS Dhoni 1* (2b)
39.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, tossed up and turning in, Dhoni is sucked into the drive, ball clips the inside edge and races away to fine leg

39.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, fraction short, Dhoni pushes forward and punches it away well wide of the fielder at covers

39.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - tossed up outside the off stump, right in the slot and Dhoni hammers it to the extra cover fence, welcome boundary for India

39.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, full delivery outside the off stump, driven striaght into the man silly point

India 116/5   MS Dhoni 7* (6b 1x4)
41.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - turned away through square leg

India 119/5   MS Dhoni 8* (7b 1x4)
42.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dhoni stands tall and defends it with a straight bat

42.2

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Malinga to Dhoni - nasty bouncer, Dhoni is bit late to react and gets hit on the helment

42.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short rising delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide on this occasion and Dhoni comfortably avoids it

42.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

India 121/5   MS Dhoni 8* (11b 1x4)
44.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it for the keeper - probably playing for lunch

44.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short of a good length delivery, this time on the middle and leg stump line, Dhoni fails to make contact and the ball rools away off the pad

44.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery and Dhoni plays it in the air to the mid-on region

44.4

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, Malinga to Dhoni - pitched up on the pads, driven away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

44.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short rising delivery, defended standing tall on the back-foot

44.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery to end the over, Dhoni waits for it and runs it away straight to the fielder at gully

India 125/5   MS Dhoni 12* (17b 2x4)
45.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, bit of a mix-up going for the single but they make it across safely

India 127/5   MS Dhoni 13* (18b 2x4)
46.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short ball, defended on the back-foot

46.2

Malinga to Dhoni, 4 leg byes, Malinga to Dhoni - strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and races away well wide of the diving keeper

46.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it alone to the keeper

46.4

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - good length delviery, driven straight back to the bowler

46.5

Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Malinga to Dhoni - strays on to middle and leg, Dhoni drives it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, nice shot

46.6

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - slower delivery, Dhoni drives on the up and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat to the vacant square leg region

India 134/5   MS Dhoni 16* (24b 2x4)
47.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - defended back to the bowler

47.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - short ball, turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni waits for it and at the last possible moment turns it away to deep square leg

47.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, Dhoni gets well forward, right to the pitch of the delivery and creams it away to the extra cover fence, lovely shot

47.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - defended outside the off stump

47.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - quicker delviery, defended on the back-foot

India 140/5   MS Dhoni 21* (29b 3x4)
48.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - way outside the off stump and Dhoni goes after but fails to make contact, missed it by a country mile

48.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - driven well but straight to the fielder at mid-off

India 141/5   MS Dhoni 21* (31b 3x4)
49.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - bit too wide outside the off stump and Dhoni flat bats it down to long-off

India 143/5   MS Dhoni 22* (32b 3x4)
50.1

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - short ball down the leg side, pulled away straight to the fielder at fine leg

50.5

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - defended down to mid-on

50.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Dhoni stays back and forces it away well in front of point

India 147/5   MS Dhoni 23* (35b 3x4)
51.4

Bandara to Dhoni, FOUR, Bandara to Dhoni - tossed up outside the off stump, Dhoni steps well forward and drives it straight down the ground to the long-on fence, 150 comes up for India

51.5

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, good line and length, Dhoni pushes forward, no runs

51.6

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven down to the long-off, easy single to end the over

India 153/5   MS Dhoni 28* (38b 4x4)
52.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

52.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - short and wide outside the off stump, Dhoni leaves it for the keeper

52.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Malinga to Dhoni - strays on to middle and leg, was the slower delviery, Dhoni waits for it and forces it away well wide of the midwicket fielder, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the seocnd

52.4

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, Malinga to Dhoni - defended outside the off stump

52.5

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Malinga to Dhoni - worked away to deep midwicket

India 156/5   MS Dhoni 31* (43b 4x4)
53.1

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven straight to the fielder at point

53.2

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - defended straight back down the track

53.3

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - again driven away opening the face of the bat, fails to beat Atapattu at point

53.4

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni - driven straight to the fielder at cover

53.5

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni - full toss on the pads, driven down to long-on

India 157/5   MS Dhoni 32* (48b 4x4)
54.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length delivery, Dhoni blocks it, no runs

54.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length delivery, Dhoni defends on the front foot, no runs

India 163/5   MS Dhoni 32* (50b 4x4)
55.3

Bandara to Dhoni, 2 runs, Bandara to Dhoni, good length delivery, but its outside leg stump, and Dhoni sweeps and gets it fine, 2 runs, fielded by Jayawardene

55.4

Bandara to Dhoni, FOUR, Bandara to Dhoni, Bandara pitches it just short, and Dhoni picked up the length quickly and cuts it aay to deep point, the ball teases the feidler all the way to the fence, but ends up the winner, 4 runs

55.5

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, good line and length, Dhoni gets an inside edge onto his pads, no runs

55.6

Bandara to Dhoni, no run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni goes for the sweep shot, the ball is tossed up, Dhoni is early into the shot and finally makes a late adjustment, defends it to the onside, no runs

India 170/5   MS Dhoni 38* (54b 5x4)
56.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length, Dhoni defends it, no runs

56.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni, good line and length delivery, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it over the man at mid-off, 4 runs

56.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni, length ball, Dhoni makes room for himself and cuts it away, 1 run

India 176/5   MS Dhoni 43* (57b 6x4)
57.1

Bandara to Dhoni, 1 run, Bandara to Dhoni, length ball outside leg, Dhoni drives to the longon region off the front foot, 1 run

India 177/5   MS Dhoni 44* (58b 6x4)
58.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, Muralitharan to Dhoni - well flighted delivery, Dhoni dances down the track and lofts it straight back over the bowlers head, powerful shot that!

58.2

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - driven well wide of the fielder at extra cover

58.5

Muralitharan to Dhoni, no run, Muralitharan to Dhoni - swept away straight into Mubarak at short leg

58.6

Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT, Muralitharan to Dhoni, OUT (LBW) - tossed up and turning in, Dhoni goes back to defend but misses the target, ball cannons into the back pad and thats plumb, Dhoni returns just one run short of a half-century, Murali gets the much needed breakthrough

MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan 49 (100m 62b 7x4 0x6) SR: 79.03

India 183/6   MS Dhoni 49 (62b 7x4)
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