Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), 3rd Match: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2001
Sri Lanka won by 6 runs
22 July 2001 - day/night match (50-over match)

Match State: Match start scheduled for 1430 local time (0830 GMT) Good Afternoon! Welcome to the CricInfo's exclusive live coverage of the third One-Day International in the triangular series for the Coca-Cola Cup. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a big day in the tournament; Sri Lanka is taking on India in the day/night encounter. Sri Lanka and India have played one match each in the tournament so far; having played against New Zealand. Sri Lanka beat the Kiwis by 16 runs in the first match. India was given a thrashing by the Kiwis in the second match, India losing by 84 runs. R Premadasa Stadium is the venue for the third match too. Believe it or not, it is going to be the same pitch too. Hopefully it has been watered and the curator has done some work on it. Would the pitch hold good through the evening is going to be anybody's guess. Ganguly would want to bat first, if he were to win the toss. The umpires for the match are: PT Manuel and TH Wijewardene. Third Umpire: G Silva Indians would not have fond memories of their last match against Sri Lanka. It was in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup, played in Sharjah on the 29th October 2000. Sri Lanka batting first made a mammoth 299 in 50 overs, Sanath Jayasuriya made 189 runs in 161 balls. India would rather forget about their run chase, which was one of the worst batting performance ever. All out for 54 in 26.3 overs! Only Robin Singh (11) got into double figures. Chaminda Vaas (5/14) and Muthiah Muralitharan (3/6) gave Sri Lanka something to cherish, long after their 1996 World Cup success. Well, Indians were battered then and were given a few lessons by the Kiwis on Friday. Ganguly and his men would know that they have to raise their game manifold to stay in this tournament. Nothing short of a resounding win will satisfy the Indians. Big news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. Sri Lanka has retained the team that played against Kiwis. India have left out Badani and Nehra. Amay Khurasiya and Debashish Mohanty are the players coming in to the side. The Teams are as follows: India: Yuvraj Singh, *SC Ganguly, VVS Laxman, R Dravid, AR Khurasiya, V Sehwag, RS Sodhi, +SS Dighe, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, DS Mohanty. 12th Man: HK Badani Sri Lanka: *ST Jayasuriya, DA Gunawardene, MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene, RP Arnold, +RS Kaluwitharana, HDPK Dharmasena, ASA Perera, WPUJC Vaas, M Muralitharan, CRD Fernando. 12th Man: KC Sangakkara. Catch up with the Exclusive Live Audio Coverage, only on www.cricinfo.com. Kindly Visit: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/AUDIO/ We are all set for the start. Zaheer Khan it is, the big question is can he do what he did to Sinclair with the first ball of the previous match, to Jayasuriya

0.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off stump, played straight to Yuvraj at point

0.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, played down to fine leg for a single

0.3

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, short of a good length, kicking up, played well, keeps the ball down

0.4

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, fired in to the off stump, pushed to covers, Sodhi it is, no chance of a run

0.5

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, on middle and leg, played to mid-on, defensively

0.6

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, short, outside the off, opens the face of the bat and plays it wide of Yuvraj at point, good diving stop by the young Indian

Mohanty will share the new ball

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0

    • DA Gunawardene 0 (4b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 1 (2b)
    • Z Khan 1-0-1-0
1.1

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, no run, on leg and middle, played back to the bowler

1.2

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on, takes a very quick single

1.3

Mohanty to Gunawardene, 1 leg bye, on the pads, takes a leg bye

1.4

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and wide, take that, disappears over point, one bounce and four!

1.5

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, no run

1.6

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, on the pads again, erring in line and length, Jayasuriya helps it around the corner for a couple of easy runs. Mohanty has not found a rhythm yet

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 8 (7b 1x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 0 (5b)
    • DS Mohanty 1-0-7-0
2.1

Khan to Gunawardene, 1 run, off the mark with a single through the covers

2.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, over pitched, driven wide of the man at mid-on, just the single

2.3

Khan to Gunawardene, no run

2.4

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, edged, outside the off, goes straight to second slip, but on the first bounce. Good bowling this.

2.5

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, plays it defensively

2.6

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, punched hard, through covers, must have sped for four, no way, Sodhi makes a good diving stop to his right.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 11/0

    • DA Gunawardene 1 (10b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 9 (8b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 2-0-3-0
3.1

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, played in defense to mid-on

3.2

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, straying in line again, on the pads, played easily behind square leg for three comfortable runs

3.3

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off, a bit short too, goes for the big one through the of side, beaten

3.4

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, short of a length, rising, caught flat-footed on the crease, hit on the thigh pad, Mohanty shouts any ways, not out

3.5

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, plays back to the bowler

3.6

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, on leg and middle, keeps a shade low, squares up the batsman, thick outside edge and goes to covers

End of over 4 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 14/0

    • DA Gunawardene 1 (14b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 12 (10b 1x4)
    • DS Mohanty 2-0-10-0
4.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, played towards the l eg side, there was a run there, Gunawardene caught napping

4.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short of a length, outside the off, gets in position early, times it neatly through covers, the outfield not exactly lightning fast, Sodhi does well to save a couple of runs

4.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off, goes for the lofted cover drive, beaten. This is how the Sri lankans play, with a lot of flair!

4.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, on middle and leg, rising a little more than what the batsman expected to, played to square leg

4.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven firmly to Ganguly, hitting through the line, takes on his arm, makes a single look easy

4.6

Khan to Gunawardene, 1 run, outside the of stump, a good ball this one, thick inside edge and down past the stumps to fine leg

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0

    • DA Gunawardene 2 (15b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 15 (15b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 3-0-7-0
5.1

Mohanty to Gunawardene, 1 run, slower ball, goes for a spanking extar cover drive, mistimes it, gets the toe of the bat to it, to mid-on for a single

5.2

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, outside the leg stump, umpire is left with no option, calls it a wide

5.2

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Mohanty trying a bit too much, another slower ball I guess, ends up being a low full toss, misses out on four runs, plays it to mid-off

5.3

Mohanty to Gunawardene, 1 run, Gunawardene not getting to the pitch of the ball, scoops the ball to mid-off,almost a catch to ganguly, luckily survives, ball falling short of Ganguly

5.4

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off stump, beaten by the lack of bounce

5.5

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again on the pads, Mohanty bowling with a lot of indiscipline here, single down to fine leg

5.6

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off stump, begs to be smashed, Gunawardene wants to score more than a six! gives it an almight heave and mistimes the shot

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0

    • DA Gunawardene 4 (18b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 17 (18b 1x4)
    • DS Mohanty 3-0-15-0
6.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, given the width and length outside the off stump, Jayasuriya doesn't know anything better than this, crashes it through point for a lightning boundary

6.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, another opportunity for a boundary, much fuller in length, spanked straight to Sodhi in covers

The second slip disappears and goes to short cover

6.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, what does Jaysuriya do, smacks it high over covers, one bounce and four! rock and roll stuff this!

6.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Khan has lost ideas here, fires one too wide of the of stump, called wide

6.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, better delivery, played straight to point, Yuvraj fields

6.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball, not trying for pace, sensible stuff this, played to mid-off in defense

6.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, bowling left-arm around, denying the width, played right back to the bowler

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 32/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 25 (24b 3x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 4 (18b)
    • Z Khan 4-0-16-0
7.1

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off, played to Ganguly at mid-off

7.2

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, on middle and leg, forward in defense

7.3

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, cracked square, straight to Yuvraj at point

7.4

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, everything poor about that ball, bad delivery outside the off and keeping low, gunawardene throws his bat at it, beaten, ball goes on the bounce to Dighe

7.5

Mohanty to Gunawardene, FOUR, Gunawardene makes immense for his mistake, juicy half volley on the off stump, his eyes lit up, easy picking this, smacked straight past the bowler, the heavy willow coming hard down on the ball, four runs!

7.6

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 36/0

    • DA Gunawardene 8 (24b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 25 (24b 3x4)
    • DS Mohanty 4-0-19-0
8.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, this must be new to Zaheer Khan, bowling around the wicket, played to covers

8.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, comes forward and nicely played to mid-off

8.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, outside the off, cuts it neatly down to third-man

This is Jayasuriya's 189th ODI match

8.4

Khan to Gunawardene, 1 run, outside the off, slashes hard at it, takes a thick edge and goes to the lonely slip, Sehwag, goodness me, makes a mess of it, drops it down and makes a late dive! naughty stuff this.

8.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, plays forward in defense

8.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, played defensively to the on side

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 38/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 26 (29b 3x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 9 (25b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 5-0-18-0
9.1

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, played to covers, rather defensively

9.2

Mohanty to Gunawardene, no run, goes for the biggie, mistimes again, Gunawardene is terribly out of touch, plays it back to the bowler

All he has to do is take a single and give the strike to Jayasuriya

9.3

Mohanty to Gunawardene, 1 run, pushes past mid-off and takes the run.

Some change to the field for Jayasuriya

9.4

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, SIX, half volley, mighty hit, even Viv Richards will be proud of that! hit high and high over long off for maximum!

9.5

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off, played defensively

The six did disappear over long-on, not long off as I mentioned in the excitement

9.6

Mohanty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes it to the covers and takes a real quick one, well run single

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 46/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 33 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • DA Gunawardene 10 (28b 1x4)
    • DS Mohanty 5-0-27-0
10.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, played in defense to mid-on

10.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, chops it too hard, one bounce and straight to Yuvraj at point

10.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, a slower ball, good line and length, Jayasuriya measures up the situation, plays it back down the track

10.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya must be kicking himself for playing it straight to Sodhi in the covers, he could have hit the ball anywhere on the off side

10.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes it firmly to deep mid-off, goes for the single with the shot

This has been a good over so far, just the run to Jayasuriya off fiove balls

10.6

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, another slower delivery, a low full toss outside the off, Guna' plays all over it.

It is Harbhajan Singh time in Colombo This is going to be a good contest between Jayasuriya and Harbhajan Singh. Mind you Jayasuriya gets to play none other than Muralitharan in the nets!

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 47/0

    • DA Gunawardene 10 (29b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 34 (37b 3x4 1x6)
    • Z Khan 6-0-19-0
11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, wide outside the off, played to covers, missed opportunity

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes it gently to covers

The field restrictions are in place.

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, oh ho, the harbhajan special! the faster one, hit on the pads outside the line, close call, not out

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, cuts the short ball hard to point

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, OUT, faster one down the leg side, Jayasuriya comes down to play it on the leg side, beaten, Dighe takes the bails off in a flash, TV replay called for, umpire had earlier signalled a wide. Third umpire gives him out after a long delay!

ST Jayasuriya st †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh 34 (55m 41b 3x4 1x6) SR: 82.92

The big wicket has been claimed by the Indians. Atapattu is the new man in

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 2 runs, played neatly down to fine leg, Atapattu is off the mark

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

Sodhi comes in to bowl, replacing Zaheer Khan who has bowled six overs in his first spell

End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 50/1

    • MS Atapattu 2 (2b)
    • DA Gunawardene 10 (29b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-3-1
12.1

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, on middle and leg, played back to the bowler

12.2

Sodhi to Gunawardene, FOUR, on the pads, flicked firmly towards long leg, four runs!

12.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump, good bounce too, gets a thick edge and goes flying down to third-man

12.4

Sodhi to Atapattu, 1 run, outside the off, chopped down to third-man

12.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, played defensively to the off side

12.6

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, on the pads, eased through sqaure for an easy run

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 57/1

    • DA Gunawardene 16 (34b 2x4)
    • MS Atapattu 3 (3b)
    • RS Sodhi 1-0-7-0
13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off, played in defense

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, 1 run, outside the off, goes off the edge towards square leg

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 2 runs, swept down to fine leg, runs like a hare for a couple

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, OUT, tossed up on middle and leg, Atapattu goes for the casual flick, inside edge on to the pad, up it goes to Amay Khurasiya at short leg under a helmet, Harbhajan has struck a double blow!

MS Atapattu c Khurasiya b Harbhajan Singh 5 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

The new batsman is the stylish Jayawardene

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, forward in defense

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 60/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (1b)
    • DA Gunawardene 17 (36b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-6-2
14.1

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, played in defense

14.2

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, defensively pushed to mid-off

14.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, pushes it wide off the man at mid-off, takes one

14.4

Sodhi to Jayawardene, no run, lucky not to be called wide, outside the off

14.5

Sodhi to Jayawardene, no run, played in defense

14.6

Sodhi to Jayawardene, OUT, wide outside the off stump, doesn't beat the big flash, takes the edge and into the gloves of dighe, standing up. Poor batting and there he goes back to the hut

DPMD Jayawardene c †Dighe b Sodhi 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The diminutive Kalu walks out to join Gunawardene

End of over 15 (1 run) Sri Lanka 61/3

    • DA Gunawardene 18 (39b 2x4)
    • RS Sodhi 2-0-8-1
15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, plays in defense to mid-off

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, stretches forward in defense

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, oh ho, the arm ball, comes in to the left hander, beats the bat and the stumps, Dighe takes

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off stump, through to Dighe

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, pushed hard into the covers

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, drifts in to the left-hander, spins away too, Guna' has no clue about this one, beaten. Sri Lanka will do well to take the singles and twos

End of over 16 (maiden) Sri Lanka 61/3

    • DA Gunawardene 18 (45b 2x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 0 (0b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-6-2
16.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, flowing of drive, straight to mid-off

16.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 wide, Kalu almost does a Mahela! slashes at a wide and gets beaten

16.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, played square on the off side for a single, takes his first run

16.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, this is real poor batting, a harmless ball sliding through to the keeper on the off side, going with the angle, Gunawardene tries to run the ball down to third-man and is beaten

16.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, goodness me this is terrible stuff, short, outside the off, cuts hard, beaten completely

16.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, FOUR, juicy half volley on the pads, couldn't ask for any better, plays it nicely, picked up over mid-wicket, Gunawardene looks better when he gets bat on ball, four runs indeed!

16.6

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, forward in defense to the last ball off the over

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 67/3

    • DA Gunawardene 22 (49b 3x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 1 (2b)
    • RS Sodhi 3-0-14-1
17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, short and outside the off, cuts it to Dravid at point, misfields, takes one

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, pushes it to covers, defensively

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, 2 runs, chops it wide of point for a couple

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 70/3

    • DA Gunawardene 24 (54b 3x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 2 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-1-9-2
18.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run

18.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

18.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, FOUR, smashes through covers, what a shot, take that! four all the way

18.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run

18.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run

18.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 19 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 76/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 3 (6b)
    • DA Gunawardene 29 (57b 4x4)
    • RS Sodhi 4-0-20-1
19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, 1 run, eases it through covers for a single

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, played neatly to mid-wicket, takes a run

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, punched to covers

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, outside the off, beaten all ends up, pushing at it

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, the arm ball, oh ho, misses the off stump by the proverbial whisker! Guna' in all kind of trouble

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, the trouble doesn't end, lobs it back to the bowler, falls short, lucky to be in the middle

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 78/3

    • DA Gunawardene 30 (62b 4x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 4 (7b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-11-2
20.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, full and on the off, guided to point with an angled bat

20.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, full and on the off, played back to the bowler

20.3

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

20.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, steered to third man

20.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, fuller and on the off, stroked through covers

20.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tucked away to the on side with ease

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 83/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 6 (11b)
    • DA Gunawardene 33 (64b 4x4)
    • RS Sodhi 5-0-25-1
21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, flat and on the off, clipped just wide of midwicket

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the off, sweep played and missed, rapped on the pads

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, FOUR, a bit more air and outside the off, driven powerfully inside out through the covers, cracking shot that

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, 1 leg bye

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 22 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 89/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 7 (14b)
    • DA Gunawardene 37 (67b 5x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-16-2
22.1

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut hard to Yuvraj at point who floors the catch

22.2

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run

22.3

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, full and on the off, steered to third man

22.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the off, played away to the on side

22.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, FOUR, just back of a length and outside the off, the full flow of the bat comes down hard on the ball, cover driven in classic style

22.6

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, cut to third man

Virender Sehwag into the attack

End of over 23 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 96/3

    • DA Gunawardene 43 (72b 6x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 8 (15b)
    • RS Sodhi 6-0-32-1
23.1

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 2 runs, well flighted and outside the off, driven nicely through the covers

23.2

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run, slower and outside the off, the ball grips the surface and turns away, left alone

23.3

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run, fuller and on the off, poked at and missed, good turn here

23.4

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run

23.5

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run, straighter andon the off, defended

23.6

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run, well flighted and outside the off, driven hard to covers

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 98/3

    • DA Gunawardene 45 (78b 6x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 8 (15b)
    • V Sehwag 1-0-2-0
24.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run

24.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

24.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, slower one on the off, driven back to the bowler

24.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run

24.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, defended down, quick single stolen

24.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, full and on the off, stroked towards covers

End of over 25 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 100/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 9 (18b)
    • DA Gunawardene 46 (81b 6x4)
    • RS Sodhi 7-0-34-1
25.1

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, stroked throiguh covers

25.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

25.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, well flighted and on the pads, tapped to the on side

25.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

25.5

Sehwag to Gunawardene, FOUR, back of a length and on the off, cut away to the third man fence, that's the half century for Gunawardane

25.6

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 106/3

    • DA Gunawardene 51 (84b 7x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 10 (21b)
    • V Sehwag 2-0-8-0
26.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, full and on the pads, tapped to the on side

26.2

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, slower one on the off and middle, defended carefully back down the track

26.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, overpitched and outside the off, flayed hard but straight to covers, clean hit from Gunawardane

26.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, short and wide outside the off, cut hard at but no proper contact made, shold have been put away that ball

26.5

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, back of a length and just outside the off, played at and missed

26.6

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 no ball, Sodhi oversteps trying to get in a bit of extra pace

26.6

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the off, played back to the bowler, another reasonably tidy over from Sodhi comes to an end

End of over 27 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 108/3

    • DA Gunawardene 51 (90b 7x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 11 (22b)
    • RS Sodhi 8-0-36-1
27.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

27.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, worked away through midwicket

27.3

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run, full and on the off, patted away to the vacamt cover region

27.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

27.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs

27.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, fuller and on the off, stroked to long on

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 113/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 15 (27b)
    • DA Gunawardene 52 (91b 7x4)
    • V Sehwag 3-0-13-0
28.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run

28.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, pulled away to the on side

28.3

Sodhi to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the off, defended

28.4

Sodhi to Gunawardene, 1 run

28.5

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, full and on the off, defended

28.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Kalu gets on top of that one and cuts hard to the third man fence, take that! superb shot

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 119/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 20 (31b 1x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 53 (93b 7x4)
    • RS Sodhi 9-0-42-1
29.1

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 3 runs, opens the face of the bat, past short third-man, misfieled, three runs

29.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, plays it short fine leg

29.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, again tucks it around Yuvraj at short fine leg

29.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

29.5

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run

29.6

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 124/3

    • DA Gunawardene 57 (96b 7x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 21 (34b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 4-0-18-0
30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Gunawardene, 1 run

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Gunawardene, no run

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Gunawardene, 1 run, chopped down to third-man

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, driven straight to Badani at point

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, goes right back and punches it to long on

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 128/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 23 (37b 1x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 59 (99b 7x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0
31.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, the little Kalu sweeps it hard down tolong leg, goos clean shot, just the single

31.2

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run, held back a little, pushes forward to the covers and good positive running

31.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, turn of the wrists, working it to the on side, straight to mid-wicket

31.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, hit in the air, towards square leg

31.5

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run, driven sweetly through covers

31.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, (no ball) FOUR, opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third-man, cat and mouse chase, Laxman loses, ball wins, four runs!

31.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

End of over 32 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 138/3

    • RS Kaluwitharana 30 (42b 2x4)
    • DA Gunawardene 61 (101b 7x4)
    • V Sehwag 5-0-28-0
32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Gunawardene, no run

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Gunawardene, 1 run

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 142/3

    • DA Gunawardene 62 (103b 7x4)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 33 (46b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-8-0
33.1

Sehwag to Gunawardene, 1 run

33.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

33.3

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run

33.4

Sehwag to Gunawardene, no run

33.5

Sehwag to Gunawardene, OUT

DA Gunawardene b Sehwag 63 (146m 107b 7x4 0x6) SR: 58.87

33.6

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 no ball

33.6

Sehwag to Arnold, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 145/4

    • RP Arnold 0 (2b)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 34 (47b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 6-0-31-1
34.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

34.2

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, no run

34.3

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, no run

34.4

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 1 run

34.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

34.6

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, OUT

RP Arnold run out 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 147/4

    • RS Kaluwitharana 35 (50b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-10-0
35.1

Sehwag to Dharmasena, 1 run

35.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

35.3

Sehwag to Dharmasena, no run

35.4

Sehwag to Dharmasena, no run

35.5

Sehwag to Dharmasena, no run

35.6

Sehwag to Dharmasena, no run

End of over 36 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 149/5

    • HDPK Dharmasena 1 (5b)
    • RS Kaluwitharana 36 (51b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 7-0-33-1
36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, OUT, pitched on the off stump, slow spin away from the bat, Kalu tries to play it down to third man, gets a faint edge, gone!

RS Kaluwitharana c †Dighe b Yuvraj Singh 36 (83m 52b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vaas, no run, forward in defense

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vaas, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run, outside the off, through to keeper

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run

End of over 37 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 151/6

    • HDPK Dharmasena 2 (8b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-12-1
37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 1 wide, Harbhajan Singh starts with a big wide outside the leg stump

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 1 wide, one more wide, again down the leg, Umpire Peter Manuels calls it too

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run, bat and pad close together, hits the pad and goes to short leg

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, driven down to long-on

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, comes confidentally forward and fends

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run, forward in defense again

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, OUT, full toss, Vaas plays all over it, hit in line with the middle stump, umpire Peter Manuels has his finger up in a flash, Vaas has to make the long walk back

WPUJC Vaas lbw b Harbhajan Singh 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 154/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 3 (11b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-19-3
38.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

38.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

38.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

38.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

38.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

38.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 3 byes, outside the off, Dighe on a snooze, doesn't collect it cleanly, three byes for the Sri Lankans!

End of over 39 (3 runs, maiden) Sri Lanka 157/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 3 (17b)
    • ASA Perera 0 (0b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-12-1
39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run, plays it defensively to mid-on

Sri Lanka in all kind of trouble here, losing wickets in a hurry

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 3 runs, cuts it late, down to third-man, Indian vice captain chasing the ball, stops it inches from theropes, batsmen take three

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run, forward in defense

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 1 leg bye, goes down tolong leg, Perera goes through for the single, umpire signals a leg bye, Perera has to wait for his first run

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 161/7

    • ASA Perera 0 (2b)
    • HDPK Dharmasena 6 (21b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-1-22-3
40.1

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on and takes the first run

40.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

40.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run

40.4

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 2 runs

40.5

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 leg bye

40.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

End of over 41 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 166/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 7 (24b)
    • ASA Perera 3 (5b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-16-1
41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run, tossed up, forward in defense

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run, outside the off, spinning is what the batsman thought, he had no idea that it was a top spinner, almost drags the ball on to his stumps

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 1 run, played to mid-on

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, comes down the track, plays it into the wide gap on the on side for a single. Dharmasena has this ability of scoring valuable runs in the death

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 1 run, walks down the track and eases it past mid-on towards longon for a single

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 169/7

    • ASA Perera 5 (10b)
    • HDPK Dharmasena 8 (25b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-1-25-3
42.1

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 run

42.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run

42.3

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run

42.4

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run

42.5

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run, goes for the big square cut, finds the man in the cover point

42.6

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 3 runs, gets that one fine past everybody, down to third-man, good chase and stops the boundary, what Lanka needs is more of this

Harbhajan Singh bowling his last over

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 174/7

    • ASA Perera 9 (15b)
    • HDPK Dharmasena 9 (26b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-21-1
43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 2 runs, paddled around down to fine leg, Laxman makes a good fist of that chase, stops four, restricts the score to two

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, no run, wide outside the off stump, Umpire being generous to Harbhajan

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, tucked square for an easy run

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 178/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 10 (28b)
    • ASA Perera 12 (19b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-1-29-3
44.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run, forward in defense to it

44.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, good sensible batting by Dharmasena, drives it neatly down tolong off

44.3

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 run

44.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, no run

44.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, FOUR, gives it a mighty thump, through covers, a welcome boundary!

44.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, driven to covers for a single

Zaheer Khan brought back in. a few yorkers about to de delivered

End of over 45 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 185/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 16 (33b 1x4)
    • ASA Perera 13 (20b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-1-28-1
45.1

Khan to Dharmasena, no run

45.2

Khan to Dharmasena, 1 run

45.3

Khan to Perera, FOUR, gives him the widthy, Perera changing gears here, cracks it behind point, FOUR!

45.4

Khan to Perera, 1 run

45.5

Khan to Dharmasena, no run

45.6

Khan to Dharmasena, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single. none of the ZK yorkers so far!

End of over 46 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 192/7

    • HDPK Dharmasena 18 (37b 1x4)
    • ASA Perera 18 (22b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 7-0-26-0
46.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, too short, outside the off, lucky not to be whacked, just the single

46.2

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 run, short again, rocks back and pulls it high towards mid-wicket, one bounce and to Dravid

46.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run, tucked around for a single

46.4

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, 1 run

46.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dharmasena, 1 run

46.6

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run, comes down the track, plays it to mid-on

End of over 47 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 197/7

    • ASA Perera 20 (25b 1x4)
    • HDPK Dharmasena 21 (40b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-1-33-1
47.1

Khan to Dharmasena, 1 run, on the pads, tucks it around, should have looked for two, lazy cricket here

47.2

Khan to Perera, 1 run, gives himself room, goes for a big shot over cover point, edged, down to thirdman

47.3

Khan to Dharmasena, FOUR, ah ha, the yorker attempted, ends being a low full toss, Dharmasena too good for it, smacks it through mid-wicket for four!

47.4

Khan to Dharmasena, OUT, another full toss, goes for the biggie, gets a top edge, ball goes high in the air, the only man inside the ring on the leg side, Ganguly gets under it, gone! Dharmasena has a bewildered look, perhaps the full toss was a bit high

HDPK Dharmasena c Ganguly b Khan 26 (44m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.46

the ball was above the waist level. Dharmasena unlucky to depart

47.5

Khan to Perera, 1 run

47.6

Khan to Muralitharan, no run

End of over 48 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 204/8

    • M Muralitharan 0 (1b)
    • ASA Perera 22 (27b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 8-0-33-1
48.1

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run, gives the charge, beaten, Dighe makes a mess of a stumping opportunity

48.2

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, SIX, a low fulltoss, heaved high over square for the maximum!

48.3

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, no run

48.4

Yuvraj Singh to Perera, OUT, on the pads, tries to heave it away, bottom edge and straight to Ganguly

ASA Perera c Ganguly b Yuvraj Singh 28 (34m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 90.32

48.5

Yuvraj Singh to Fernando, 1 run

48.6

Yuvraj Singh to Muralitharan, no run

End of over 49 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 211/9

    • M Muralitharan 0 (2b)
    • CRD Fernando 1 (1b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-1-40-2
49.1

Khan to Fernando, 1 run, right in the block hole, dug out to mid-on

Murali to bat

49.2

Khan to Muralitharan, 1 run, gives him a double-room,forehand slap to covers for a single

49.3

Khan to Fernando, 1 run, played, rather chopped on to the pitch and goes for the single, Zaheer tries the dummy, he hasn't picked up the ball at all

49.4

Khan to Muralitharan, 1 run, Murali shuffles around, Zaheer falls for it, bowls it on the pads, played away to mid-on for a single

49.5

Khan to Fernando, 1 run, played with a cross bat, edges on to the pad, one run

49.6

Khan to Muralitharan, FOUR, a low full toss just outside the leg stump, Murali gave Zaheer a good look at all three stumps, Murali giving himself a lot of room, smacks the ball high over extra cover, four four four!

Murali takes Sri Lanka to 220 Match State: Innings Break Sri Lanka has made 220 for 9 in 50 overs. The official scorer and CricInfo has it as 220. The lucky ones who are glued to Tv will find it 221. Harbhajan Singh has been the best of Indian bowlers, finishing with 10-1-29-3 India might find it a bit tricky to score 221 under lights We will be back with you in a little while with the Indian run chase. So Long. The Sri lankan score has been adjusted. It stands corrected to 221

End of over 50 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 220/9

    • M Muralitharan 6 (5b 1x4)
    • CRD Fernando 4 (4b)
    • Z Khan 9-0-42-1
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