Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd Match: India v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 8, 2012
India won by 4 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
8 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
3.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, finds bounce first ball from a short length, on target too, a surprised Dilshan weaves out of the line

3.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off as it shapes away a tad

3.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, terrific delivery from Vinay, coming in with the angle, drawing Dilshan out, and then leaving him sharply to beat the edge

3.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, holds its line some way outside off, Dilshan takes a step out and across and shoulders arms

3.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, almost played on, almost, uncertainly pushing at a straighter one ending around off, inside edge on to the back leg and just past the stumps

3.6

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, zip, bounce, away shape, left alone, this is not the bowler who made his Test debut at this ground

Sri Lanka 12/1   R Vinay Kumar 1-1-0-0
5.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 4 leg byes, tests him with the bouncer at the head, Dilshan looks to hook belatedly, and it flies over the keeper off the helmet

5.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, some serious zip and bounce from Vinay, Dilshan does well to leave it alone

5.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, pitched fuller, trying to tempt him into the drive, and then shaping away a tad, Dilshan leaves once more

5.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, shorter and wider, cut hard down to third man

5.5

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, he is getting a long way across looking to get behind the line of the ball, defends solidly this time

5.6

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, pitched fuller at 139 kph and starting to come in around off, he gets forward and smothers it

Sri Lanka 25/1   R Vinay Kumar 2-1-1-0
7.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan tries to take on Vinay, he backs away and tries to scythe the pitched up ball through extra cover, but is beaten by the away movement

7.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, belated attempt to leave one outside off, and it dribbles off the bat to third man

7.3

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, well across, and nudges one from around off to midwicket for one

7.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, swinging away after being angled in full on middle and leg, pushed hard to mid on

7.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, excellent stroke, Vinay gives Dilshan some width with the pitched up delivery, he drives it with the away movement, and it races between the bowler and widish mid off

7.6

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, length ball defended solidly on the off side

Sri Lanka 38/1   R Vinay Kumar 3-1-7-0
9.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, opens the face and runs it to point as it straightens on off

9.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, Vinay gives Dilshan the short ball, and he tears into it, smacks the pull off the middle of the bat through square leg

9.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run

9.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, good work at extra cover, Dilshan had gone hard at this one and stroked it on the up, extra cover dived to his left to stop a certain boundary

9.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed softly behind point for one

9.6

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets bat in front of pad to work this straightening length delivery down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 46/1   R Vinay Kumar 4-1-13-0
11.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, Sanga had gone too far up the track as Dilshan pushed towards cover and had to scramble back in as the throw came in

11.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, holding its line on a good length on off stump, defended tightly again

11.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, worked wide of mid on for a run

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 wide, moving in to the left-hander, but ends up going down leg

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, better line, ending just around off stump from a good length, defended back to the bowler

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, struck on the thigh pad with one that comes in from back of a length, the ball rolls away on the off side

11.6

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, another one moves in, but it pitched fuller, Sanga came forward and across, and flicked superbly between mid on and midwicket, was in the air for a while

Sri Lanka 57/1   R Vinay Kumar 5-1-19-0
38.1

Vinay Kumar to Perera, 2 wides, runs in furiously and starts off with a wayward bouncer, too high over the batsman's head

38.1

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, plays a 136 kph length delivery late and drops it on the off side for one

38.2

Vinay Kumar to Perera, 2 runs, some width from back of a length,slapped hard off the front foot but PK dives at cover to save the boundary

38.3

Vinay Kumar to Perera, no run, tries to stay back and smash it on the up through the off side, beaten by the bounce

38.4

Vinay Kumar to Perera, 1 run, shortish one into him now, he heaves it awkwardly down to long on

38.5

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, FOUR, he continues the shortish length against Chandimal, who heaves it off the front foot, not timed well, but enough to go into the deep midwicket boundary

38.6

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, fifty for Dinesh Chandimal with a purposeful shuffle across and a work square on the leg side, holds his bat up, continues to grow as a batsman

Sri Lanka 169/4   R Vinay Kumar 6-1-30-0
40.1

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 2 runs, works a nippy one angled in on middle behind square leg

40.2

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, chops this one from close to off stump down to third man

40.3

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length ball dropped in front of point for a single

40.4

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, straightish one middle and off, again he shuffles enough to be able to work it behind square leg

40.5

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, no run, plays out a bouncing back of a length ball to point

40.6

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, no run, fuller delivery patted back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 177/5   R Vinay Kumar 7-1-35-0
44.1

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, they take on the bowler after Angelo drops the shortish one close to the crease, Vinay runs hard towards the ball and leaps to lob it towards the stumps, but Thirimanne is in

44.2

Vinay Kumar to Thirimanne, 1 run, awkwardly plays the pull as he is hurried by the short ball, it loops weakly down to long on

44.3

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, smacks the pull hard as he gets the short delivery, on the bounce to deep midwicket

44.4

Vinay Kumar to Thirimanne, 2 runs, opens the face and guides a very full one down to third man, a wayward throw from Zaheer allows them one more

44.5

Vinay Kumar to Thirimanne, 1 run, excellent stop from Jadeja at backward point, lunges to his right and puts in the dive with outstretched hands to stop the ball which had been driven hard

44.6

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, FOUR, phooey, that has been smoked past mid off, a walk down the track and an emphatic swing, the ball just disappeared

Sri Lanka 199/6   R Vinay Kumar 8-1-45-0
47.1

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, slower length ball slapped away to deep point

47.2

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, 2 runs, pitched up ball lifted over the in-field and wide of sweeper cover

47.3

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, 1 run, pitched up again, driven in the air down to long off

47.4

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, very full and wide outside off, he reaches out and dabs it to point

47.5

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, no run, well bowled, loopy full and wide slower one from back of the hand, Kula was surprised and was beaten as he had a go at it

47.6

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, no run, now a slower one almost in the blockhole around off, patted back to Vinay

Sri Lanka 216/7   R Vinay Kumar 9-1-50-0
49.1

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up ball hit powerfully down to long off, couple of bounces before it flies to him

49.2

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, OUT, Kula backs away and has a slog, the edge flies vertically behind point, Rohit sets himself under it, and scrambles to take it safely as it eventually comes down

KMDN Kulasekara c Sharma b Vinay Kumar 7 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

49.3

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, diving stop from Sehwag at short fine leg saves the boundary, it had been worked well by Angelo and was travelling

49.4

Vinay Kumar to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga backs away and inside-out forehands the length ball to extra cover

49.5

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 2 runs, slower one, he is surprised initially and recovers to flash it wide of third man, the throw is high at Dhoni's end, and Angelo's long drawn-out drive has helped him make the crease

49.6

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, stopped well by Dhoni, it was headed for four else, Angelo getting a thick edge to a very low full toss

Sri Lanka 233/8   R Vinay Kumar 10-1-56-1
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