Commonwealth Bank Series - 5th match

India v Sri Lanka

Match tied

1.45pm Shail brings up you know what: "My fortune cookie from a Chinese restaurant said that the thing you have been wishing for since long will come true today. It is 10:15 PM at night here in US and the only thing such thing that can happen right now at this hour of the day is...Of course the 100th!!"

Vivek isn't taking Dhoni's word. "So some of you actually believe that Sehwag magically picked up a back spasm on his rotational off day?"

Upul Tharanga to face, Vinay Kumar to bowl. Two slips in wait.

1.40pm John: "If Sri Lanka win this match, these last 3 games will be in a rock-paper-scissors format. Australia beat Sri Lanka, India beat Australia then Sri Lanka beat India. Do hope that Sangakkara and Jayawardene fire up today. Don't forget about Mathews as well."

Here's a dissenter: "Would have liked to see Maharoof given a chance instead of two spinners though," says Sam.

Graham Ford, Sri Lanka coach, says: "We need to start getting over the line. If we don't start getting on the winning way, the competition is going to get away from us. Credit to Australia because they bowled really well and put us under pressure. I'm sure our batsmen will be happier here in Adelaide (which look like a good strip) than in Perth. At this stage, quite a lot of it (the Sri Lanka set-up) is very new to me."

1.30pm Saandeep and several others are thrilled: "Stop the press. Surprise. Surprise. Irfan is playing."

Subramani: "Wish Irfan Pathan justifies the faith shown by his supporters even when he is not playing."

Reader mails after the toss are usually of the angry "Why didn't they pick/drop so-and-so" variety, but not today. Shan don: "This is the perfect team for Sri Lanka, they will win today and they should play the same team now on, all the best."

Abhay Sundaram is a sharp chap: "Joint leading wicket takers in the Indian side today: Irfan Pathan and... Sachin Tendulkar."

Sid Patel gets a touch carried away: "Forget my GirlFriend...IRFAN PATHAN playing is the best valentines day gift ever!!!!"

1.20pm Mahela spins it, Dhoni calls heads. It's tails, Sri Lanka choose to bat. "We've been inconsistent with the bat, fielding there have been a few lapses but has been good overall. Dammika has a niggle, Thirimanne is out. Thisara and Herath picked."

MS Dhoni: "In the previous matches, we left it for the lower order batsmen. Yeah, we should have finished the previous game in the 48th over. When you are chasing it is very important to take it to the end. Sehwag has a back spasm and is out, Zaheer has a problem with his right calf. Sachin returns, and Irfan is back." Two of India's most loved players are in. And to cool the rotation talk, it is an injury that sidelines Sehwag.

By the way, this is Dhoni's 200th ODI.

1.10pm Game 5 of the CB series coming up. It's India v Sri Lanka in Adelaide. Sri Lanka are yet to get going in this tournament, India are on a high after two wins in a row, including the dramatic final-over win two days ago.

Will India stick to their rotation policy with the openers? Will Praveen Kumar remain on the bench for another game? What changes will Sri Lanka make to their line-up? All that and more in a couple of minutes.

0.1

Vinay Kumar to Tharanga, no run, length ball on the pads, defended to the leg side by Tharanga

0.2

Vinay Kumar to Tharanga, OUT, beauty from Vinay, Tharanga's troubles in Australia continue, a short of length ball that moves away a touch, Tharanga doesn't bother much about his footwork as he fishes at the ball, nicks it and it's easy for Dhoni, who has to move forward a touch to collect that

WU Tharanga c †Dhoni b Vinay Kumar 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 3 runs, pitched up and outside off, Sangakkara gets going with an easy-on-the-eye drive through cover, not the best timed of shots though

0.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, nice movement away for Vinay, back of a length and swerving away, 135kph, left alone by Dilshan

0.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, and again, pitching just outside off and moving away, Dilshan shoulders arms

0.6

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, shortish ball, heading for middle stump, defended from the crease

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/1 (RR: 3.00)
TM Dilshan    0* (3b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-1
KC Sangakkara    3* (1b)     

Comeback man Irfan has the ball.

1.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, gets it to swing away first up, pitching on a length and moving away, defended by Sangakkara

1.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, not much pace yet from Irfan, 122kph, starting outside off and snaking away, Sanga's feet don't move as he slashes at the ball and misses

1.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one is 132 kph, tucked towards mid-on and a quick single is pinched

1.4

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, 132.8kph this time, jags sharply back in towards Dilshan, blocked from the crease

1.5

Pathan to Dilshan, 1 wide, gets his line wrong this time, slides it down the leg side, once more he gets the ball to seam back

1.5

Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length ball swaying away, blocked from the crease towards the off side

1.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 6/1 (RR: 3.00)
KC Sangakkara    4* (5b)      IK Pathan    1-0-3-0
TM Dilshan    1* (5b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-1

2.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, back of a length from Vinay, Dilshan covers the line from the crease and defends down the line.

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, away movement from short of a length, enough to coax Dilshan to steer it away and he times well, but can't beat point.

Two slips in place.

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, fuller and straight, Dilshan punches to mid-on.

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 wide, sliding down the leg side Dilshan tries a big heave and misses.

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, short ball, mistimes the cut and it goes to point.

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, full and tailing in late, Dilshan punches without middling it straight to mid-on.

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, Dilshan defends again. Good over, barring the wide, and Dilshan again seems keen to bat long.

End of over 3 (1 run) Sri Lanka 7/1 (RR: 2.33)
TM Dilshan    1* (11b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-4-1
KC Sangakkara    4* (5b)      IK Pathan    1-0-3-0

3.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, Irfan continues to get big swing away, and this one bounces too from back of a length. Sanga tries to cut, but he misses.

3.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller this time, and snaking away from middle and leg line. Sanga is drawn forward and defends to the off side.

3.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, angles in and curls away from outside off. The pace is up to almost 135 kph - this is Irfan at is best, now how long can he sustain it? Sanga watches closely and leaves.

3.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, not very long by the looks of it. Drops this one too short and Sanga sets up early to crash it away square even as it swings away. A hit-me ball, that.

3.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, much better. Fuller length at 133 kph, and the ball straightens. Sanga plays consciously with a straight bat.

3.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length and away seam, Sanga leaves. Interesting over that.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 11/1 (RR: 2.75)
KC Sangakkara    8* (11b 1x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    1* (11b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-4-1

4.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, poor delivery from Vinay, and Dilshan rolls his wrists to get his first four. Over-pitched on the pads, Dilshan flicks it away with the angle for four.

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, shortens the length outside off, Dilshan stands tall and defends to the off side.

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, angling into the body. Dilshan misses out as he tries to lash the pull, but can't make contact.

Second slip is standing painfully close to first slip. Satellite slips, these are. It is almost like 2nd slip is trying to inch ahead of 1st in a queue outside an Indian government office.

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 2 runs, short ball, too wide. Not Vinay's best over this. Dilshan had to reach out to cut and still could not make a clean connection. A thick bottom edge scurries to third man for two.

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, cuts the angle and the width, Dilshan defends carefully.

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, whoa, Vinay produces a vicious offcutter that shreds Dilshan to pieces as he shapes to cut. It kept coming in, and barely missed the stumps as Dilshan realised he was playing the wrong shot.

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 17/1 (RR: 3.40)
TM Dilshan    7* (17b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-10-1
KC Sangakkara    8* (11b 1x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0

5.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller ball on middle and leg, punched towards mid-on by Sangakkara

5.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, nice movement away for Irfan there, Sangakkara defends that one off the back foot towards point, that was around 130kph

5.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, closer to off this time, no room at all for Sangakkara, who defends it down the track

Only one slip in place.

5.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, easy two for Sangakkara after he pushes the ball between mid-on and midwicket

5.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball moving away a hint, 128kph, slapped towards point off the back foot

5.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara looks to throw Irfan off his length by walking down the track, clips the length ball towards midwicket, where Jadeja makes a smart stop preventing the single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1 (RR: 3.16)
KC Sangakkara    10* (17b 1x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    7* (17b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-10-1

6.1

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, good line from Vinay, keeping it around off, Dilshan defends, he hasn't been in his usual hit-everything mode today

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, no run, and just after I said that, Dilshan looks to pummel a short of length ball over midwicket, doesn't connect too well, hits high on the bat, and the ball lands just short of a diving Jadeja at midwicket

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, SIX, the first six of the game, short ball from Vinay, Dilshan looks to smash it over the leg side, he gets a top edge and the ball soars high, India think the man at deep square leg has a chance to catch that, but it is well beyond him

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 2 runs, nicely struck by Dilshan, eased through the covers for a couple

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads this time, helped behind square leg by Dilshan

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the leg stump, defended to the leg side to end the over

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 28/1 (RR: 4.00)
KC Sangakkara    10* (18b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-19-1
TM Dilshan    16* (22b 1x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-9-0

7.1

Pathan to Dilshan, OUT, Irfan has a wicket, with his trademark incutter, Dilshan throws his bat at that one outside off, bottom edges it through to the keeper, Dhoni doesn't bother with appealing, just throws the ball up in the air to celebrate the wicket

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Pathan 16 (33m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.56

I'm hoping Cricinfo has the bandwidth to handle the fanmail that is going to pour in.

7.2

Pathan to Chandimal, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, Chandimal gets off the mark with a delicate steer behind backward point

7.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length from Irfan, pitching on off and moving away from Sangakkara who defends it

7.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the pads, defended towards square leg by Sangakkara

7.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball shaping away, blocked to the off side by Sangakkara

7.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, 131 kph to end the over, too wide outside off for Sangakkara to be interested

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 29/2 (RR: 3.62)
KC Sangakkara    10* (22b 1x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-10-1
LD Chandimal    1* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-19-1

8.1

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, length ball on off stump, defended by Chandimal

8.2

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, short of length on off stump, defended down the track

8.3

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, on middle and off, Chandimal tucks the ball towards square leg, several calls before the batsmen decide there isn't a run to be had

8.4

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, keeps it tight around off stump, blocked from the crease towards point

Prashant: "The world would have been a totally different place for Irfan if he could produce these swingers at 140 kph"

8.5

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, Vinay Kumar goes up for a loud lbw appeal, that seemed to be headed down the leg side, Chandimal wanted to work the ball to the leg side but misses and is struck high on the pad

8.6

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, that's a maiden from Vinay, a length ball just outside off, defended off the front foot to the leg side, bottom hand comes off the bat as Chandimal keeps that ball out

End of over 9 (maiden) Sri Lanka 29/2 (RR: 3.22)
LD Chandimal    1* (7b)      R Vinay Kumar    5-1-19-1
KC Sangakkara    10* (22b 1x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-10-1

9.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, 124.2kph, length ball snaking away from off, solidly defended off the front foot by Sangakkara

9.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, trying for too much there Irfan, a fuller ball pitching on leg stump, eased past midwicket by Sangakkara

9.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, 127kph this time, better line, short of length ball swerving outside off, chopped towards point

9.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Sangakkara shuffles across and clips the ball towards square leg for an easy single

9.5

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, pitched up and outside off, Chandimal was going for the off drive, a bit of an inside-edge as the ball dribbles to the leg side, this was 131kph

9.6

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, short of length ball on middle stump, defended back towards the bowler, India's new ball bowlers doing a decent job here

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 32/2 (RR: 3.20)
LD Chandimal    1* (9b)      IK Pathan    5-0-13-1
KC Sangakkara    13* (26b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    5-1-19-1

10.1

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, just wide of off stump, Sangakkara drops the ball to the off side and zips through for a single

10.2

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, length ball outside off, driven off the front foot towards cover, can't beat the fielder

10.3

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 2 runs, a classy whip from Chandimal, it was pitched up and on middle stump, a wristy flick sends the ball towards deep square leg

10.4

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, looks to power this one through cover, a diving stop by Raina makes sure it is a dot ball

10.5

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, moves across and thumps this towards deep square leg for a single

10.6

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely drive from Sangakkara, pitched up by Vinay and Sanga eases it past mid-off, who chases after the ball in vain

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 40/2 (RR: 3.63)
KC Sangakkara    18* (28b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    6-1-27-1
LD Chandimal    4* (13b)      IK Pathan    5-0-13-1

11.1

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, Chandimal is cramped up by the inward movement as he looks to thrash the ball through the off, the ball rolls towards cover

11.2

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, that would have been a wide down the leg side, but it strikes Chandimal's pad as he looks to moves across the stumps

11.3

Pathan to Chandimal, 2 runs, helped along towards deep square leg, Sri Lanka want a quick second, Kohli fires in the throw, Sangakkara has to dive to make his ground, that needed a direct hit

11.4

Pathan to Chandimal, no run

11.5

Pathan to Chandimal, FOUR, muscles this one away, the shortish ball jagged back in towards Chandimal, who came down the track and flayed it through cover for four

11.6

Pathan to Chandimal, 1 run

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 47/2 (RR: 3.91)
LD Chandimal    11* (19b 1x4)      IK Pathan    6-0-20-1
KC Sangakkara    18* (28b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    6-1-27-1

Umesh "find of the tour" Yadav takes over from Vinay

12.1

Yadav to Chandimal, 2 runs, starts with a full toss on middle stump, Chandimal moves across and tucks the ball towards deep square leg for a couple

12.2

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, short ball, 145 kph, Chandimal wants to pull that powerfully, mistimes it towards midwicket

12.3

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, 147.4kph now, length ball outside off, worked towards third man

12.4

Yadav to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended towards midwicket

12.5

Yadav to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, strays down the leg side, Sangakkara looks to shuffle across and wants to help it down to fine leg, off the pad

12.6

Yadav to Chandimal, FOUR, full and on leg stump, glanced down to fine led, the man at deep backward square leg has a long chase ahead, he can't make it in time, that's a good over for Sri Lanka

End of over 13 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 55/2 (RR: 4.23)
LD Chandimal    18* (23b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-7-0
KC Sangakkara    18* (30b 2x4)      IK Pathan    6-0-20-1

Irfan gets his seventh over on the trot

13.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease by Sangakkara

13.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on by Sangakkara

13.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball shaping away, defended towards point by Sangakkara

13.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length ball outside off is slapped towards sweeper cover by Sangakkara

13.5

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, 130.9kph, short of length ball outside off, Chandimall pushes it towards cover off the front foot, wants one but is sent back early

13.6

Pathan to Chandimal, 2 runs, 134.1kph, length ball heading for leg stump, helped towards deep backward square leg, batsmen sprint two

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 58/2 (RR: 4.14)
LD Chandimal    20* (25b 2x4)      IK Pathan    7-0-23-1
KC Sangakkara    19* (34b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-7-0

Nice partnership developing here for Sri Lanka.

14.1

Yadav to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide from Umesh, Sangakkara bends his knee as he reaches out to that and sends the ball towards sweeper cover

14.2

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, glides it down towards third man for a single

14.3

Yadav to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, played with soft hands behind point for a single

Zubair isn't impressed: "The so-called "find of the tour" has taken 16 wickets for 600 runs (excluding this match and the tour matches) at an average of 37.5. "

14.4

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, shortish ball, worked towards midwicket for a singe

14.5

Yadav to Sangakkara, no run, speed gun says that was 106.9kph, shortish ball outside off, Sangakkara drops his bat and lets that go

14.6

Yadav to Sangakkara, 1 run, helped along towards square leg for one more

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 63/2 (RR: 4.20)
KC Sangakkara    22* (38b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-0
LD Chandimal    22* (27b 2x4)      IK Pathan    7-0-23-1

Bowling Powerplay taken. R Ashwin into the attack.

15.1

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on off stump, defended to the off side

15.2

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle and leg, pushed it back towards the bowler, a little uppishly

15.3

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards cover

15.4

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, length ball heading for off, drops it towards point, Chandimal wants one, Sanga doesn't, wisely too as there is a direct hit from Kohli at the non-striker's end

15.5

Ashwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, gracefully works it towards extra cover

15.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, stifled lbw appeal, that looked to have pitched outside leg stump so the umpire isn't interested

It's drinks. Smudgeon defends Umesh: "Zubair, Ishant bowled alright without much success, and took a hell of a hammering compared to Yadav. It's all relative. Yadav is one to watch..."

As does Aqeel Khan: "@Zubair! Umesh might not be as effective as a Pat Cummins or James Pattinson , but as a fast bowler coming from India looking at the record of our bowlers he is the find of the tour. The situation of our fast bowling is so pathetic that even a guy averaging 37 is called a "find"."

End of over 16 (1 run) Sri Lanka 64/2 (RR: 4.00)
LD Chandimal    22* (28b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    23* (43b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-0

16.1

Yadav to Sangakkara, 3 runs, lovely stroke from Sanga, a 141kph pitched up delivery just outside off, Sanga gracefully punches it down the ground, Chandimal has to jump to let the ball through his legs

16.2

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, length ball outside off, poked towards third man

16.2

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, length ball outside off, poked towards third man

16.3

Yadav to Sangakkara, no run, short of length ball on leg stump, blocked towards midwicket

16.4

Yadav to Sangakkara, 1 run, just outside off, Sangakkara opens the face to guide the ball towards short third man

16.5

Yadav to Chandimal, FOUR, 147kph, pretty short on leg stump, Chandimal looks to pull, that was too quick for him, off the glove down to fine leg for four

16.6

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, length ball outside off, punched towards extra cover, where substitute fielder Praveen Kumar makes a tumbling stop

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2 (RR: 4.35)
LD Chandimal    28* (31b 3x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-22-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (46b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-0

17.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, tossed up, length ball pitching outside leg stump, defended to the leg side

17.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, keeps it around leg stump, worked towards square leg

17.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, shorter ball this time, on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on

Jana and many, many others: "And Sanga is short of just 19 runs to join the 10,000 club!!!!"

17.4

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, spins away from the left-hander, defended down the track

17.5

Ashwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed towards cover off the front foot

17.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, short of length ball on leg stump, blocked to the leg side

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 76/2 (RR: 4.22)
LD Chandimal    29* (35b 3x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    28* (48b 2x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-22-0

Vinay is back

18.1

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a pitched up ball on middle and off, defended down the track

18.2

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, a touch shorter, on off stump, defended once more

18.3

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, length ball just outside off, punched towards mid-off by Sangakkara

18.4

Vinay Kumar to Sangakkara, 3 runs, short of length ball, Sangakkara charges down the track and whips the ball towards deep midwicket, Kohli has plenty of ground to stop that, does well to cut it off

18.5

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, length ball on off stump, punched towards mid-off

18.6

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, no run, not the most pretty of strokes, Chandimal looks to thrash the ball to midwicket, doesn't quite get hold of it, and the ball rolls towards midwicket

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 79/2 (RR: 4.15)
LD Chandimal    29* (37b 3x4)      R Vinay Kumar    7-1-30-1
KC Sangakkara    31* (52b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-3-0

Thanks Sid

19.1

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, defends close to the pad and there's an appeal

19.2

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, turn and bounce! That really shot up and beat Sanga

19.3

Ashwin to Sangakkara, no run, gets a few paces down and pushes it down to mid-on

19.4

Ashwin to Sangakkara, OUT, leading edge! Sangakkara gives Ashwin the charge, tries to launch him over mid-on but spoons a big leading edge down to point, credit to Ashwin for tossing it up

KC Sangakkara c Gambhir b Ashwin 31 (85m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.35

19.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, pitches outside leg and clips his pads as he tries to work it away to the on side

19.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, goes back at the crease and slaps it straight to cover point

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 79/3 (RR: 3.95)
LD Chandimal    29* (39b 3x4)      R Ashwin    3-1-3-1
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (0b)      R Vinay Kumar    7-1-30-1

20.1

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run, 142.9 kph, full and wide and crashed off the front foot but he can't beat extra cover

20.2

Yadav to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets beside the line and opens the face of the bat and dabs it down towards deep point

20.3

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, hits him high on the pad and there could have been an inside edge, Yadav appeals

20.4

Yadav to Chandimal, FOUR, 145 kph, this time Yadav strays on the pads and the batsman clips it down to fine leg, the fielder was too square to cut it off

20.5

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, 145 kph, gets beside the line and forward and drives it down towards mid-off

20.6

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, gets a bit of width to cut but he ends up chopping it down to cover point

Bakshi: Ashwin is the 'conservation of energy's answer to Laxman.. he looks very good against every side other than Australia!"

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 84/3 (RR: 4.00)
LD Chandimal    33* (43b 4x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-27-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (2b)      R Ashwin    3-1-3-1

21.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, gently tossed up and pushes it down towards long-off

21.2

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, pushes it right back to the bowler, Jadeja's tossing it slowly

21.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, tries to hoick it over the on side but ends up mistiming it to square leg

21.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

21.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR, not the most attractive of shots but he gets enough elevation and distance, chips down the track and fetches it from outside off and hoicks it over midwicket

21.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to long-on

End of over 22 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 92/3 (RR: 4.18)
LD Chandimal    40* (48b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-8-0
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (3b)      UT Yadav    4-0-27-0

22.1

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, 146 kph, pitches it up and swings it late, mistimes the drive to the off side

22.2

Yadav to Chandimal, no run, good pace again and he ends up chopping it down to cover point

22.3

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, the slower ball, he gets across and clips it to the on side

22.4

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run, clips him high on the pads and Mahela was deceived by the extra pace, that was missing the stumps

22.5

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run, fullish in length and he gets an inside edge onto the pads

22.6

Yadav to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and a touch wide and he reaches out and slaps it towards deep point

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 94/3 (RR: 4.08)
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (6b)      UT Yadav    5-0-29-0
LD Chandimal    41* (51b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-8-0

23.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes well forward and steers it down towards short third man

23.2

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down towards long-on

23.3

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, comes well forward and pushes it down to mid-off

23.4

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 2 runs, gets right across his stumps and paddles it down to short fine leg

23.5

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and drives down the track

23.6

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down towards long-on

Viran de Silva: "Chandimal is batting beautifully. Why not let him bat 1 down when he can use the power plays to the max."

End of over 24 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 99/3 (RR: 4.12)
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (11b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-13-0
LD Chandimal    42* (52b 5x4)      UT Yadav    5-0-29-0

24.1

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run, 146 kph, full and outside the off stump, he mistimes the cover drive and can't get it past the infield

24.2

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run, hurries him on the back foot and he defends

24.3

Yadav to Jayawardene, no run

24.4

Yadav to Jayawardene, FOUR, slightly slower and wide of the off stump, Jayawardene reaches out and slaps it wide of backward point and Ashwin sprints at deep point and can;t stop it

24.5

Yadav to Jayawardene, 1 run, 145, drops it with soft hands on the pitch and he sets off for a quick single, good running

24.6

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it with the angle down to deep square leg

End of over 25 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 105/3 (RR: 4.20)
LD Chandimal    43* (53b 5x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-35-0
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (16b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-13-0

25.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back at the crease and chops it down to deep extra cover

25.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward, opens the face of the bat and steers it to the off side

25.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR, he targets his favourite on side, gets on his knee and fetches it from the off side and slogs him over square leg

25.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, 3 runs, slashes and the outside edge flies past the vacant slips region and it's yet another fifty for this impressive young batsman, bodes really well for Sri Lanka

25.5

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 2 runs, goes back and he chops it down to deep point

25.6

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and defends down the track

End of over 26 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 116/3 (RR: 4.46)
DPMD Jayawardene    15* (19b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-24-0
LD Chandimal    51* (56b 6x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-35-0

Rohit to bowl now

26.1

Sharma to Chandimal, no run, beats him on the drive straightaway, a touch wide outside off

26.2

Sharma to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back and steers him down to cover point

26.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 wide, goes across his stumps and he slides it wide down the leg side

26.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, gets across and he clips it down to fine leg

26.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, gets across and clips him straight to midwicket

26.5

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, moves across his stumps again and clips it with the turn to the leg side

26.6

Sharma to Chandimal, no run, goes back and punches it down the track

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 119/3 (RR: 4.40)
LD Chandimal    52* (59b 6x4)      RG Sharma    1-0-3-0
DPMD Jayawardene    16* (22b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-24-0

27.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 2 runs, good running, just drops it in front of gully and sets off

27.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, lunges forward and defends

27.3

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, goes back at the crease, gives room and cuts to point

27.4

Jadeja to Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely shot! Tossed up outside off and he gets across and elegantly chips it over extra cover

27.5

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, drives on the up down towards long-off

27.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, gets well forward and defends with soft hands

End of over 28 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 126/3 (RR: 4.50)
LD Chandimal    52* (60b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-31-0
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (27b 2x4)      RG Sharma    1-0-3-0

28.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run

28.2

Sharma to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back at the crease and cuts him down to point

28.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets across and works it down to long-on

28.4

Sharma to Chandimal, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump and he reaches forward and pushes it towards deep cover

28.5

Sharma to Chandimal, 1 wide, slides it down the leg side

28.5

Sharma to Chandimal, no run, drops it towards short cover and thinks of a single but sends Jayawardene back

28.6

Sharma to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back at the crease and chops it down to point

End of over 29 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 133/3 (RR: 4.58)
LD Chandimal    56* (64b 6x4)      RG Sharma    2-0-10-0
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (29b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-31-0

Ashwin returns

29.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, comes round the wicket, the batsman chips down and works it to the on side

29.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, turns and bounces and lobs off his pads

29.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, drops it short and he swivels and pulls him down to long leg

29.4

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets well across his stumps and works it down to long-on

29.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, the carrom ball, Chandimal just manages to pick that and defends

29.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, stays back at the crease and clips him wide of fine leg

Eranga: "'SL should take the Batting PP at or before the 31st over!'... I dare say! :)"

End of over 30 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 137/3 (RR: 4.56)
LD Chandimal    59* (69b 6x4)      R Ashwin    4-1-7-1
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (30b 2x4)      RG Sharma    2-0-10-0

30.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, grips and turn and he defends with soft hands

30.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets across and taps it down to cover point

30.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, drops it with soft hands to the on side

30.4

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, stays back and pats it down to cover point

30.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, gets across and clips him down to square leg

30.6

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, makes room and steers it softly to the off side

Interesting trivia: "Today's ODI team. No one who debuted from 1990-2002. Sachin 1989. Irfan 2003."

End of over 31 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 142/3 (RR: 4.58)
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (34b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-36-0
LD Chandimal    61* (71b 6x4)      R Ashwin    4-1-7-1

31.1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 2 runs

31.2

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to long-off

31.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to the leg side

31.4

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back and clips him to the on side

31.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, hits him on the base of the pads from round the wicket, Ashwin appeals

31.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back and pushes it to the off side

End of over 32 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 148/3 (RR: 4.62)
LD Chandimal    63* (74b 6x4)      R Ashwin    5-1-13-1
DPMD Jayawardene    33* (37b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-36-0

32.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, softly tucks it to the on side

32.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, turns back in this time and he makes room and cuts to the off side

32.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, gets across and taps it to the off side

32.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, nudges it to the on side

32.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, skids through, he goes back and chops it down the track

32.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, gets right across and paddles it to fine leg

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 152/3 (RR: 4.60)
LD Chandimal    66* (79b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-40-0
DPMD Jayawardene    34* (38b 2x4)      R Ashwin    5-1-13-1

It was Suhrd Joshi who tweeted that trivia. Some of you have pointed out that Mahela made his debut in 1998. But apparently the stat was only pertaining to India

33.1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run

33.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, flatter delivery on the pads and he clips it to the on side

33.3

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, plonks forward and defends down the track

33.4

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he clips it down to long-on

33.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, gets across and clips it to the on side

33.6

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back and clips it with the turn to the vacant square leg area

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 157/3 (RR: 4.61)
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (42b 2x4)      R Ashwin    6-1-18-1
LD Chandimal    68* (81b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-40-0

34.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 2 runs, tossed up down the leg side and he sweeps to fine leg

34.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run

34.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, chips down the track and tucks it to midwicket

34.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, SIX, gives him the charge and picks it from middle and slogs against the turn and clears the deep midwicket fence

34.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run

34.6

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, works it against the turn to the on side

Manjrekar tweets: "dinesh chandimal could well be the next outstanding 'collector' of runs from S.L ..has the knack of getting runs..great knack to have."

End of over 35 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 168/3 (RR: 4.80)
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (45b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    7-0-51-0
LD Chandimal    75* (84b 6x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    6-1-18-1

35.1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, stays back and tucks it softly to the on side

35.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 leg bye

35.3

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, goes back and punches it to the on side

35.4

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up down the leg side and clipped to short fine leg

35.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, turns it away off his pads

35.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, drops it short and he swivels and pulls to long leg

This over was the start of the batting Powerplay

End of over 36 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 172/3 (RR: 4.77)
LD Chandimal    76* (87b 6x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-1-21-1
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (48b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    7-0-51-0

Just to clarify that the trivia on debuts was only relating to India. Sorry for the confusion.

Vinay to bowl

Ravi: "ridiculous to continue jadeja having 6-plus economy rate. may be its better to use umesh yadav and ashwin and later pathan. should have used rohit for another 2-3 overs.dhoni never wants to be innovative now a days. "

36.1

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, stays back at the crease and slaps it down to deep cover

36.2

Vinay Kumar to Jayawardene, OUT, the bowling change works! Vinay is rewarded for bowling it straight, the ball doesn't bounce as much as Jayawardene expected, hits him fairly low on the pad in front of the stumps as he tries to tuck it away

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Vinay Kumar 43 (56m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.75

Two of Sri Lanka's brightest talents are now at the crease

36.3

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, no run, goes back at the crease and defends with soft hands

36.4

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, no run, defends it solidly back to the bowler

36.5

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, gets off the mark by steering it down towards third man

36.6

Vinay Kumar to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back at the crease and taps it to the off side

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 175/4 (RR: 4.72)
LD Chandimal    78* (89b 6x4 1x6)      R Vinay Kumar    8-1-33-2
AD Mathews    1* (3b)      R Ashwin    7-1-21-1

37.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, Dhoni fluffs a run-out chance! The ball was pulled to fine leg, Yadav threw it to the keeper's end and Chandimal was struggling, Dhoni stretched out his right hand and I wasn't sure whether he was leaving it for the direct hit or trying to deflect it onto the stumps

37.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run

37.3

Ashwin to Mathews, OUT, Dhoni makes no error this time! What a pity for Chandimal, Mathews dropped it in front of short cover and they have to hurry, the under-arm flick by Rohit is sharp and Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps, the third umpire takes a look

LD Chandimal run out 81 (118m 91b 6x4 1x6) SR: 89.01

Deserved a century there but well played Chandimal

37.4

Ashwin to Perera, 2 runs, risks dabbing it wide of slip and Yadav fumbles at point

37.5

Ashwin to Perera, 1 run, pushes a flatter delivery wide of mid-on

37.6

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, tucks it softly to the on side

Harish: "Yet again indian fielding the difference in this game. that runout could be the difference between 240 and 270. high time we started playing youngsters in the Test matches."

End of over 38 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 181/5 (RR: 4.76)
AD Mathews    1* (5b)      R Ashwin    8-1-27-1
NLTC Perera    3* (2b)      R Vinay Kumar    8-1-33-2

38.1

Yadav to Perera, no run, fullish in length and he thuds it back to the bowler off the front foot

38.2

Yadav to Perera, 1 run, 140 kph, fires it on the pads and he clips it down to deep square leg

38.3

Yadav to Mathews, no run, 149.7 kph, gets nicely beside the line and taps it down to point

38.4

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, gets beside the line and angles it down to third man

38.5

Yadav to Perera, 1 run, fires it outside the off stump and he squeezes it down to third man

38.6

Yadav to Mathews, no run, 145 kph, short and wide and he tries to cut but misses

End of over 39 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 184/5 (RR: 4.71)
AD Mathews    2* (8b)      UT Yadav    7-0-38-0
NLTC Perera    5* (5b)      R Ashwin    8-1-27-1

Two slips in the 40th over

39.1

Ashwin to Perera, no run, turns and he taps it towards point

39.2

Ashwin to Perera, no run, goes back at the crease and defends

39.3

Ashwin to Perera, no run, good stuff, Perera can only push it back to the bowler

39.4

Ashwin to Perera, OUT, the frustration gets to Perera! He tries to slam it over the infield by staying at the crease, he plays all over it and skies it down to Virat who takes it at deepish mid-off

NLTC Perera c Kohli b Ashwin 5 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

SL have lost 3 for 11. India have really pulled things back

39.5

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, softly tucks it to the leg side

39.6

Ashwin to Mathews, 2 runs, taps it to the off side and there's an overthrow as well

Full credit to Dhoni for placing two slips. Really kept the pressure

End of over 40 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 186/6 (RR: 4.65)
AD Mathews    4* (10b)      R Ashwin    9-1-29-2
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (0b)      UT Yadav    7-0-38-0

40.1

Jadeja to Kulasekara, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

40.2

Jadeja to Kulasekara, no run, bounce and straightens and squares up the batsman

40.3

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 1 run, turns it with soft hands to the on side

40.4

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, flatter delivery and he turns it down to midwicket

40.5

Jadeja to Kulasekara, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he clips it to the on side

40.6

Jadeja to Kulasekara, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 41 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 188/6 (RR: 4.58)
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (5b)      RA Jadeja    8-0-53-0
AD Mathews    5* (11b)      R Ashwin    9-1-29-2

41.1

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, clips it down to the on side

41.2

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, tossed up on the pads and worked to square leg

41.3

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, goes back at the crease and slaps it down to deep point

41.4

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run, gets forward and pushes it down to mid-off

41.5

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run, keeps him quiet again, pushes it down to mid-off

41.6

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run, turns and bounces and nearly slices Kula in half! Good bowling

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka 189/6 (RR: 4.50)
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (8b)      R Ashwin    10-1-30-2
AD Mathews    6* (14b)      RA Jadeja    8-0-53-0

42.1

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, goes back and chops it down the pitch

42.2

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, straightens and hits his back leg, stifled appeal

42.3

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, goes back and chops it to the off side

42.4

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, chips down the track but can't beat midwicket

42.5

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up quicker and he can only defend

42.6

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

Sri Lanka are struggling to get away here. Credit to India for pulling things back

End of over 43 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 191/6 (RR: 4.44)
KMDN Kulasekara    2* (9b)      RA Jadeja    9-0-55-0
AD Mathews    7* (19b)      R Ashwin    10-1-30-2

Yadav to bowl

43.1

Yadav to Kulasekara, 2 runs, slightly slower outside off and he drives just wide of mid-off and the fielder does well to slide and cut it off

43.2

Yadav to Kulasekara, no run, 143 kph, short and wide outside the off stump and he slashes and misses

43.3

Yadav to Kulasekara, 1 run, goes right across his stumps and plays a short-arm pull down to long leg

43.4

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, goes right across his stumps and clips it down to midwicket

43.5

Yadav to Kulasekara, no run

43.6

Yadav to Kulasekara, no run, goes back at the crease and clips him down to midwicket

Sathish: "Is mathews trying to do a MSD here? Wasting balls early in the innings and attack late."

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 195/6 (RR: 4.43)
KMDN Kulasekara    5* (14b)      UT Yadav    8-0-42-0
AD Mathews    8* (20b)      RA Jadeja    9-0-55-0

44.1

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, Mathews gets forward and is happy to block

44.2

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, bowls it short and he pulls to short midwicket

44.3

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, goes back and pulls it past short midwicket

44.4

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 1 run, makes room and gets forward and pushes it wide of mid-off

44.5

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, he clips him down to backward square leg

44.6

Jadeja to Kulasekara, no run, defends close to the pads, another quiet over

Arihant: "44 Overs bowled..only 13 boundaries so far!"

End of over 45 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 198/6 (RR: 4.40)
KMDN Kulasekara    6* (16b)      RA Jadeja    10-0-58-0
AD Mathews    10* (24b)      UT Yadav    8-0-42-0

45.1

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, fullish in length outside off and he gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

45.2

Yadav to Kulasekara, 2 runs, 145 kph, Kula makes room and he tries to pull but miscues it, the ball drops in front of long-on

45.3

Yadav to Kulasekara, 1 run, drives firmly and Yadav gets a hand to it and deflects it away

45.4

Yadav to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews makes room and chips down the track to a 141 kph delivery and nicely lofts it over extra cover

45.5

Yadav to Mathews, no run, bangs it in short and he goes back and clubs it straight to midwicket

45.6

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length and he goes back and pulls down to long-on

End of over 46 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 207/6 (RR: 4.50)
AD Mathews    16* (28b 1x4)      UT Yadav    9-0-51-0
KMDN Kulasekara    9* (18b)      RA Jadeja    10-0-58-0

Pathan returns

46.1

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, drops it with soft hands towards short point and Tiwary has a shy at the stumps at the batsman's end, good running

46.2

Pathan to Kulasekara, 1 wide, sprays it full and wide outside the off stump

46.2

Pathan to Kulasekara, 1 run, Kulasekara makes room and tries to slam it over the off side but ends up getting an outside edge to third man

46.3

Pathan to Mathews, OUT, what a waste for Sri Lanka! Mathews made room and swung at a low full toss swinging away from him, he stepped out of his crease to steal a bye but before he could turn around and make his way back Dhoni had under-armed it to the stumps

AD Mathews run out 17 (41m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

46.4

Pathan to Senanayake, no run, half-heartedly tries to dab it down to third man and he misses

46.5

Pathan to Senanayake, no run, steers it to the off side but can't beat the infield

46.6

Pathan to Senanayake, 1 run, thrashes it off the front foot past cover but sweeper cover's there to cut it off

End of over 47 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 211/7 (RR: 4.48)
SMSM Senanayake    1* (3b)      IK Pathan    8-0-27-1
KMDN Kulasekara    10* (19b)      UT Yadav    9-0-51-0

47.1

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, no run, 127 kph, bangs it in short and Senanayake pulls over midwicket but the sweeper cuts it off

47.2

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, 1 run, pulls to deep midwicket

47.3

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, 1 run, Dropped, Low full toss and he makes room and places it to the right of Gambhir at extra cover, he gets a hand to it

47.4

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, FOUR, he makes room and scoops a pitched-up delivery down to sweeper cover and it's an ordinary effort by Ashwin

47.5

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, 3 runs, clubs it down to deep square leg, the throw is wide and that allows a third

47.6

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, no run

End of over 48 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 220/7 (RR: 4.58)
KMDN Kulasekara    11* (21b)      R Vinay Kumar    9-1-42-2
SMSM Senanayake    9* (7b 1x4)      IK Pathan    8-0-27-1

48.1

Pathan to Senanayake, FOUR, good late surge, he thuds a low full toss down to the sweeper cover region and Tendulkar runs across and tries to boot it away but misses

48.2

Pathan to Senanayake, 2 runs, Pathan bowls round the wicket and bowls it full, Senanayake lofts down to wide long -off

48.3

Pathan to Senanayake, FOUR, that's very well played, a hint of room and he times the cut very well down to deep point and Tendulkar dives in despair, he nearly pulled it back

48.4

Pathan to Senanayake, 1 leg bye, goes across and tries to paddle it away but it's a yorker on the pads, the ball rolls to the on side, well bowled

48.5

Pathan to Kulasekara, 1 run, slams a low full toss down to extra cover and Raina throws to the bowler's end but Pathan fails to gather the throw

48.6

Pathan to Senanayake, no run, full and wide outside off and Senanayake fails to dig it out

End of over 49 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 232/7 (RR: 4.73)
SMSM Senanayake    19* (12b 3x4)      IK Pathan    9-0-38-1
KMDN Kulasekara    12* (22b)      R Vinay Kumar    9-1-42-2

Vinay to bowl the final over

49.1

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, no run, slower ball and Kulasekara moves across his stumps early to scopp it over short fine leg but he was deceived by the slower one, made the batsman look very foolish there

49.2

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, no run, another slower ball and he can only thud it back down the pitch

49.3

Vinay Kumar to Kulasekara, OUT, the frustration gets to Kulasekara as he tries to hit out, another slower ball, shorter in length, he top edges the pull down to Kohli at point

KMDN Kulasekara c Gambhir b Vinay Kumar 12 (39m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

250 looks out of reach now. Malinga walks out

49.4

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, 2 runs, scoops it over the bowler's head and Raina does well at the straight boundary to slide and cut it off

49.5

Vinay Kumar to Senanayake, 1 run, OUT, slams a full delivery down to midwicket, Senanayake ran the first one hard but Malinga wanted the second to give his partner the strike, Senanayake didn't want the second and Malinga had to turn back, he was well short of his ground once Dhoni broke the stumps, the third umpire takes a look

SL Malinga run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

49.6

Vinay Kumar to Herath, 1 run, makes room and lofts it down to mid-on

Sri Lanka will feel they were about 30 short here. When Jayawardene and Chandimal got going, a total of 260 looked minimum. But the third Powerplay led to their downfall and India, once they got rid of the pair, really tightened the noose. It's a continuation of the good work from the previous match against Australia at the death overs. Join us in around half an hour.

End of over 50 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 236/9
HMRKB Herath    1* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    10-1-46-3
SMSM Senanayake    22* (14b 3x4)      IK Pathan    9-0-38-1
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Feb 14, 2012

Lasith Malinga misses a chance to run out MS Dhoni in the final over, India v Sri Lanka, Commonwealth Bank Series, Adelaide, February 14, 2012

Lasith Malinga misses a chance to run out MS Dhoni in the final over

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Feb 14, 2012

MS Dhoni carves the final ball through the offside for three, India v Sri Lanka, Commonwealth Bank Series, Adelaide, February 14, 2012

MS Dhoni carves the final ball through the offside for three

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