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)

Khan to Tharanga, OUT, this was coming, Zaheer has toyed with Tharanga, who was getting nowhere against all that movement, he tried advancing down the track to take on Zaheer, but played a half-hearted weak push at one that left him to loop to Sachin at first slip

WU Tharanga c Tendulkar b Khan 4 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Sri Lanka 12/1   TM Dilshan 8* (5b 2x4)   Z Khan 1.4-0-3-1

Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, superb take from Dhoni, Zaheer has broken the partnership, but he also has Dhoni to thank for pulling off a screamer, Zaheer got Sanga to push at one straightening and bouncing from just short of a length, the edge flew to where first slip would have been, Dhoni went leaping horizontally after it with outstretched arms and held on

KC Sangakkara c †Dhoni b Khan 26 (63m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Sri Lanka 74/2   TM Dilshan 38* (55b 5x4)   Z Khan 5.4-1-22-2

Jadeja to Dilshan, OUT, Virat gets the chance to make up for that wide throw and does superbly to hold on to a very low catch at point, he pouches it and screams, Dilshan was looking to cut almost everything from Jadeja and could not keep this very wide one down

TM Dilshan c Kohli b Jadeja 48 (102m 79b 6x4 0x6) SR: 60.75

Sri Lanka 100/3   LD Chandimal 15* (23b 1x4)   RA Jadeja 3.3-0-11-1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, OUT, gone! Mahela departs, sweeps from off straight to deep square leg, well judged low take from Rohit on the boundary, Mahela had moved across and fetched it from around off stump, was a bit off balance as he played the shot

DPMD Jayawardene c Sharma b Ashwin 23 (34m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.64

Sri Lanka 152/4   LD Chandimal 42* (57b 3x4)   R Ashwin 4.5-1-15-1

Ashwin to Perera, OUT, Ashwin gets another one, Perera advanced out to have a heave, was beaten as the tossed up ball spun away, he got the foot back on the crease, but could not get it behind the line as Dhoni removed the bails

NLTC Perera st †Dhoni b Ashwin 7 (20m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Sri Lanka 172/5   LD Chandimal 52* (68b 4x4)   R Ashwin 6.4-1-21-2

Ashwin to Chandimal, OUT, Dhoni has done well to complete the stumping, Chandimal walked out, reached the tossed up carrom ball on the full, but missed, and it turned away sharply from him after pitching outside leg, and thudded into Dhoni's gloves hard just outside off, Dhoni was startled for a bit, but with Chandimal way down the track, he got the bails off eventually

LD Chandimal st †Dhoni b Ashwin 64 (98m 81b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.01

Sri Lanka 189/6   AD Mathews 5* (9b)   R Ashwin 8.2-1-27-3

Ashwin to Thirimanne, OUT, run out by a mile and more to spare, it was guided straight to backward point, there was no single, Thirimanne wanted it, was stranded halfway down the pitch and had no chance of getting back as the throw came in to the keeper

HDRL Thirimanne run out 7 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Sri Lanka 204/7   AD Mathews 12* (13b 1x4)   R Ashwin 9.5-1-32-3

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

Sri Lanka 228/8   AD Mathews 29* (25b 2x4)   R Vinay Kumar 9.2-1-51-1





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