Compaq Cup, 3rd Match: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 12, 2009
Compaq Cup - 3rd match
Sri Lanka won by 139 runs
12 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hello and a warm welcome to the game between Sri Lanka and India. It's a dead-rubber game but for those interested in the rankings game, India would have to win this to retain their no 1 spot.

While we wait for the start, do read Kanishkaa's rewind to New Zealand's 1987 tour of Sri Lanka. 'It was New Zealand's second Test series in Sri Lanka. The first match was dull as ditch water. Then things hotted up ...' Saved by the detour

And also check out Jamie Alter's tour diaries. Lots of fun here

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bat first. Sanga: " There is no one else to get us out of the whatever rut that we are in. It's up to us to show some character and do well. We need to guts it out there. Kapugedera is playing for Samaraweera."

Dhoni: "This track looks a bit different. I don't think it would turn as much as the other day. We are playing with the same side. There were some rash shots played last game. We have some flashy players who love playing their shots ...

India: 1 Dinesh Karthik, 2 Sachin Tendulkar, 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 7 Yusuf Pathan, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 RP Singh, 11 Ashish Nehra.

Sri Lanka: 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Kapugedera, 6 Thilina Kandamby, 7 Angelo Mathews, 8 Thilan Thushara, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Ajantha Mendis, 11 Lasith Malinga.

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0.1

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Wallop! What a start by this exciting batsman. Short and a tad wide, bang. He rocked back to crash it over backward point, Karthik flew to his left but couldn't reach it

0.2

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 wide, And Nehra tries to get this straighter but ends up bowling down leg ... Pressure

0.2

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, goes for the cut again but mistimes it .. he was slightly early into the shot and perhaps, went too hard at it

0.3

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 wide, pushes it wide outside off stump ... well past the wide line ...

0.3

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Loverly straight drive! Dilshan leans forward to drive the full delivery past the umpire...

0.4

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 wide, And the Dilshan pressure is showing on Nehra. He slips yet another wide, this time down the leg side.

0.4

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, good delivery , his first one this game, bouncing from short of length and straightening on middle stump line, Dilshan tries to force it off the back foot and edges it past the stumps

0.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, just outside off stump, punched away to backward point

0.6

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, full and hint of in swing, Dilshan falls over a bit while trying to flick it and is hit on the pad. Going down leg, though

End of over 1 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 11/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • TM Dilshan 8 (6b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (0b)
    • A Nehra 1-0-11-0
1.1

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off stump, Jayasuriya gets forward to push it cautiously to the bowler ... the bat was well away from the body as he reached out for the ball

1.2

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full and around the off stump, driven to mid-on

1.3

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, slightly short and Jayasuriya goes for the cut but ends up mistiming it

1.4

Singh to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, ooh tight single there .. risky ... Jayasuriya pushed to mid-off and called Dilshan for a run. Ishant had a shy at the non-striker's end bu missed it .. had he hit .. it would have been interesting. And what's more there are some overthrows ..

1.5

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, bouncing outside off stump, run down to third man for a single

1.6

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Whack! Jayasuriya is up and running with a typical flashy airy drive over covers. He got on that front foot and lifted the length delivery up and over the infield.

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (RR: 9.50)

    • ST Jayasuriya 7 (5b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 9 (7b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 1-0-8-0
    • A Nehra 1-0-11-0
2.1

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to push the length delivery to mid-off

2.2

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length outside off stump, angling away, Dilshan stays adjacent to the line, waits before flashing it down to third man

2.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tries the bouncer, well-directed one at that, Jayasuriya helps it down to deep backward square-leg

2.4

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, full pitched around the off stump, Dilshan needs no further invitation to go for a big drive and he does but can't beat Yuvraj at mid-off

2.5

Nehra to Dilshan, (no ball) 2 runs, on the pads, tucked to deep square-leg region where RP mops up. Free hit coming up. Immense fun awaits.

2.5

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 wide, length delivery down the leg side, Dilshan tries to swing it away, misses.

2.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, clears the front foot and has a big swing across the line but edges it to his pad

2.6

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Smashed away! Short and wide, flayed away to the point boundary. As they would say in the Caribbean, 'Not a man move'

End of over 3 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 29/0 (RR: 9.66)

    • TM Dilshan 16 (13b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 8 (6b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 2-0-21-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-8-0
3.1

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Fabulous straight drive. Classy. He just leaned into it and caressed it - no violence this time - past the umpire

3.2

Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slightly short, pulled away for a single

3.3

Singh to Dilshan, no run, on the stumps, defended to the on side

3.4

Singh to Dilshan, no run, short in length, cut away to point

It's Nehra and RP who have been bowling so far. Ishant hasn't bowled yet. Some technical mistake which our scorers have corrected.

3.5

Singh to Dilshan, no run, fuller, outside off, Dilshan goes for one almighty swing but edges it to the on side.

3.6

Singh to Dilshan, no run, full in length on the off stump line, pushed to covers

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (RR: 8.50)

    • TM Dilshan 16 (17b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 13 (8b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 2-0-13-0
    • A Nehra 2-0-21-0

And now it's IShant Sharma who is going to bowl

4.1

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, outside off stump, cut away to backward point

4.2

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Jayasuriya goes for the cut but doesn't connect

4.3

Sharma to Jayasuriya, FOUR, good delivery .. full in length and moving away from the off stump, Jayasuriya stabbed it off the outer edge and well clear of the first slip

4.4

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, on the off and middle, tucked to midwicket

4.5

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slips in a slower one, full, around the off stump, pushed to left of Harbhajan Singh at mid-off for a single

4.6

Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to deflect it to the right of mid-on for a single

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 40/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • TM Dilshan 17 (18b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 18 (13b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 1-0-6-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-13-0
5.1

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, RP switches to round the stumps, hurls a length delivery on the off stump line, pushed to the off side for a single

5.2

Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, short mid-off in place ... short in length delivery on the pads, tries to pull but doesn't connect properly

5.3

Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to drive it back to the bowler

5.4

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, just outside the off stump, slashed away to third man

5.5

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to push a back-of-length delivery to short mid-off

5.6

Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shuffles across to clip the ball to square-leg region for a single

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 44/0 (RR: 7.33)

    • ST Jayasuriya 19 (16b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 19 (21b 3x4)
    • RP Singh 3-0-16-0
    • I Sharma 1-0-6-0
6.1

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, in the corridor outside off, cut down to backward point

6.2

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, length delivery just outside off, nudged away to the off side

6.3

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, drops it short, Jayasuriya goes for the pull but edges it to the on side

6.4

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, short in length on the middle and leg, pulled to deep square-leg region and by the time Nehra ambles after it they run hard to come back for three runs

6.5

Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Biff! Ishant fires in a bouncer and Dilshan gets into the position and pulls it to the fine-leg region.

6.6

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, full in length just outside off stump, Dilshan is beaten, pushing inside the line

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 51/0 (RR: 7.28)

    • TM Dilshan 23 (23b 4x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 22 (20b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 2-0-13-0
    • RP Singh 3-0-16-0

RP Singh to continue. A short mid-off in place

7.1

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, short delivery, Jayasuriya can't connect with the pull shot

7.2

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, ah! It was a short delivery outside off stump, Jayasuriya waited for it to arrive before swatting it over midwicket for yet another boundary.

7.3

Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, tucked away to deep backward square-leg

7.4

Singh to Dilshan, no run, short in length, cut away to point

7.5

Singh to Dilshan, no run, RP stays round the stumps, fires it in full and moving towards the pad, Dilshan tries to whip it away, misses and is struck on the pad

7.6

Singh to Dilshan, no run, just outside off stump, from back of length, punched to short cover

End of over 8 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 56/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • TM Dilshan 23 (26b 4x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 27 (23b 4x4)
    • RP Singh 4-0-21-0
    • I Sharma 2-0-13-0
8.1

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, stands tall to chop down a short-of-length delivery to point

8.2

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller in length outside off, Jayasuriya is late in getting forward, lunges out to have a big crack at it but edges it past the leg stump

8.3

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes the length delivery towards mid-off and he rushes across for a quick single

8.4

Sharma to Dilshan, OUT, it lands short of length and holds its line outside off stump, Dilshan tries to punch it on the up through the off side but gets a fat edge which is swallowed by Dhoni

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Sharma 23 (46m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

8.5

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, fullish, on the middle and off line, pushed to mid-on

8.6

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, 129 kmph bouncer and Mahela ducks under

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 57/1 (RR: 6.33)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 28 (26b 4x4)
    • I Sharma 3-0-14-1
    • RP Singh 4-0-21-0
9.1

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full in length outside off stump, Jayasuriya lifts it just over Nehra at mid-off

9.2

Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, short in length, clipped past square-leg

9.3

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Whoa! what a lovely pull. Jayasuriya pressed back after he saw the length and lifted it effortlessly over midwicket

9.4

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, RP goes for another bouncer, this time higher, left alone

9.5

Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, high bouncer outside off .. correctly called a wide

9.5

Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full in length, moves across to drive to covers

9.6

Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Bosh! Another short delivery and Jayasuriya swings it over midwicket. Again. Gem of an innings so far.

End of over 10 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (RR: 7.20)

    • ST Jayasuriya 42 (32b 7x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (2b)
    • RP Singh 5-0-36-0
    • I Sharma 3-0-14-1
10.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, 2 runs, oh gorgeous square drive from Mahela. He leaned across to caress it through point

10.2

Sharma to Jayawardene, FOUR, Ishant pushes it further outside off and Mahela reaches out to jab it off the outer edge past the lone slip .. Mahela took the bottom-hand off the handle at the last minute there

10.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, similar delivery, Mahela gets across, shapes to play before withdrawing his bat away

10.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, high bouncer outside off, left alone

10.5

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, short in length, moving in towards off stump, defended on the front foot

10.6

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend it to covers

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 78/1 (RR: 7.09)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (8b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 42 (32b 7x4)
    • I Sharma 4-0-20-1
    • RP Singh 5-0-36-0
11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, just outside off, slightly short in length, cut away to backward point

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, presses across to turn the ball from middle to backward square-leg

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to turn it to midwicket

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, stretches forward to drive to long-on

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, comes in with the arm, from round the stumps, cut down to backward point

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 80/1 (RR: 6.66)

    • ST Jayasuriya 43 (36b 7x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0
    • I Sharma 4-0-20-1
12.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, just outside off stump, defended to covers

12.2

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump, straightening, Mahela adjusts by opening the bat-face to push it to the point region

12.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 wide, bangs in a high bouncer outside off stump ... too high

12.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide, Mahela frees his arms and gets a nice fat edge high over slip and down to the third-man boundary

12.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to push to covers

12.5

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and outside off, chopped down to third man

12.6

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, lifting delivery, swatted to midwicket

End of over 13 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 86/1 (RR: 6.61)

    • ST Jayasuriya 43 (37b 7x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 12 (15b 2x4)
    • I Sharma 5-0-26-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0
13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, flighted slowly through the air, on the off and middle, driven towards the non-striker and Harbhajan intercepts

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 wide, quicker but slips it down the leg side

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, slower, turning into middle and leg line, nudged to the on side

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, shuffles across, leans over to flick from the off stump to backward square-leg

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep a delivery from the off stump to deep backward square-leg

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, from round the stumps, turned wide of midwicket

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to on drive the flighted delivery to long-on

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 90/1 (RR: 6.42)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 14 (20b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 44 (38b 7x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-6-0
    • I Sharma 5-0-26-1
14.1

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, low dipping full toss, driven to long-on

14.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the middle stump line, deflected past square-leg

14.3

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, slightly short in length, cut to backward point

14.4

Pathan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, worked towards deep backward square-leg and they will get two

14.5

Pathan to Jayawardene, OUT, lands on the leg and middle line and spins down past the attempted flick. Mahela loses his balance, drags his back foot on to the line and then while dragging it back inside the crease, he actually lifts it in the air. The bails come off as the foot comes down. Close call. Too close to give. or is it? The third umpire has given it out! Good work from Dhoni, though. And it should have called a wide, irrespective of the stumping.

DPMD Jayawardene st †Dhoni b Pathan 17 (35m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.83

14.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, now Sanga misses the glance and DHoni breaks the stumps but Sanga is inside the crease. This time its been called a wide

14.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, now Sanga misses the glance and DHoni breaks the stumps but Sanga is inside the crease. This time its been called a wide

14.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicks this on past square-leg

End of over 15 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 96/2 (RR: 6.40)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (1b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 45 (39b 7x4)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-6-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-6-0
15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, pushed to backward point

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend back to the bowler

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, flighted full outside off stump, driven to cover

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes right back and across to clip it to wide midwicket

End of over 16 (1 run) Sri Lanka 97/2 (RR: 6.06)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (7b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 45 (39b 7x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-7-0
    • YK Pathan 1-0-6-1
16.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, leans forward to flick it to deep square-leg region

16.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg side, swept to short fine-leg

16.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes right back to work it to deep midwicket

16.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle and off line, pushed out to the off side

16.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off stump line, squeezed out to covers

16.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, full, really full on the middle, tapped past square-leg and by the time the fielders move in from the deep, they turn back for the second. The grand old man of International cricket is one fit guy

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 102/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 47 (42b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (10b)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-11-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-7-0
17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on the off stump line, defended back down the pitch

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to push the off break to cover

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, skips down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, Dharmasena has given him lbw and Sanga storms off in real anger there. It looks pretty straight actually, unless there was an inside edge which the replays don't reveal. It landed on a length around the middle, Sangakkara came forward to defend but opened his bat-face and ended up pushing just outside the line. The ball squeezed past the bat and turned a little to hit him in front of the middle It flicked the inner half of the front pad before hitting the back pad. Let's wait for the snickometer to see if there was any edge

KC Sangakkara lbw b Harbhajan Singh 5 (11m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, leans forward to turn the ball to midwicket

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 102/3 (RR: 5.66)

    • AD Mathews 0 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 47 (42b 7x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-1-7-1
    • YK Pathan 2-0-11-1
18.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, low full toss on the leg and middle, pushed softly to left of midwicket for a single. Jayasuriya seems intent on staying for a big knock there

18.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, no run, dipping flighted delivery, worked to midwicket

18.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, no run

18.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, no run, just outside the off stump, squeezed to point region

18.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up full, driven to long-off

18.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, leans forward to work it to square-leg

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 105/3 (RR: 5.52)

    • ST Jayasuriya 49 (44b 7x4)
    • AD Mathews 1 (6b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-3-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-1-7-1
19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, His 68th ODI fifty. 14th against India. First after 8 ODIS. It was slightly short, cut to deep point

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, flatter, just outside off stump, defended to the on side

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, skips down the track and deflects it to midwicket where Yuvraj fumbles to give away a run

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, 1 run, flighted full outside off, turned wide of midwicket

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, gets forward to ease the flighted delivery to long-off

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, 1 run, on the off stump line turned behind square-leg

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 109/3 (RR: 5.45)

    • AD Mathews 3 (10b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 51 (46b 7x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-11-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-3-0
20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, no run, on the middle, skidding on , punched away to long-on

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker one, on the off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, drops it short and Jayasuriya goes for the pull ,doesn't quite time it well but gets it over Karthik who was a few yards in from the deep midwicket boundary

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Bang! Another one slightly short and Jayasuriya pulls it wide of deep midwicket to pick up yet another boundary.

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, gets forward to push it to long-off

End of over 21 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 118/3 (RR: 5.61)

    • ST Jayasuriya 59 (50b 9x4)
    • AD Mathews 4 (12b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-12-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-11-1
21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, reaches forward to work it to midwicket

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, 1 run, flighted full, on driven to long-on

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flighted delivery dipping on the middle, eased down to long-on

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, low full toss just outside off, worked to midwicket

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, flatter, turns in a bit, edges the push to the pad

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine-leg

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 120/3 (RR: 5.45)

    • AD Mathews 5 (17b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 60 (51b 9x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-13-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-12-0
22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, floated outside leg, swept to fine-leg for a single

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle and leg, dabbed to the on side

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, just outside off stump, cut down to deep backward point

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to right of midwicket

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, floated full outside off, driven wide of long-off where Ishant cleans up

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, full and down the leg side

oops forgot! No edge on Sanga dismissal but then they didn't show the snicko ; if they did, I missed it!

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, goes back to punch it to long-on

End of over 23 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 128/3 (RR: 5.56)

    • ST Jayasuriya 67 (57b 9x4)
    • AD Mathews 5 (17b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-20-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-13-1
23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, 1 leg bye, on the middle, nudged to the on side

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the leg and middle, worked to deep midwicket

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on the off stump line, nurdled to the on side for a single

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Top shot! it was flighted around the off stump, Jayasuriya stayed adjacent to the line and lifted it superbly inside-out to wide long-off boundary

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, And now plays a sweep to retain the strike

End of over 24 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 137/3 (RR: 5.70)

    • ST Jayasuriya 74 (61b 10x4)
    • AD Mathews 6 (19b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-21-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-20-0
24.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fetches it from almost outside off and pushes it towards long-on and Jayasuriya turns back for the second run. DK throws at the striker;s end, slightly wide, and Dhoni doesn't collect it cleanly. Jayasuriya gets home

24.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, outside leg stump, swept to short fine-leg

24.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, gets forward to work it to vacant space at midwicket and Yuvraj rushes after it

24.4

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, on the middle and off line, turned past square-leg

24.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, stays back to punch it to long-off

24.6

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, leans forward to drive it to long-on

End of over 25 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 143/3 (RR: 5.72)

    • AD Mathews 8 (21b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 78 (65b 10x4)
    • YK Pathan 3-0-17-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-21-1

Ashish Nehra back to bowl

25.1

Nehra to Mathews, 1 run, starts with a slowish delivery, 123k, overpitched too, easy single to long-off ensues

25.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, angled down the leg side, lucky for Nehra that it flicked the thigh pad on the way

25.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, smart shot, poor bowling, short, into the body with the fine leg very square, Jaya, ever so aware, flicks his wrists on it, nudging it fine of Ishant

field adjustment, we have a deep backward square and a deep fine leg now

25.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short, and pulled in front of square this time, gets two to wide of long-on

25.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, on the pads, and he plays a little pick-up, which lands between deep square and deep fine

25.6

Nehra to Mathews, no run, pitched up, angling across Mathews who gets on the front foot and defends it to cover

End of over 26 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 151/3 (RR: 5.80)

    • AD Mathews 9 (23b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 85 (69b 11x4)
    • A Nehra 3-0-29-0
    • YK Pathan 3-0-17-1
26.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, sloppy RP in the field, this is swept powerfully, almost a sledgehammer, and RP at deep backward square is beaten by the spin off the second bounce

26.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, looks for the reverse, can't beat short third

26.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, outside leg, and this time he has paddled it fine, goes too fast for Dravid at short fine - Jaya is opening up - again

26.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, floated up outside leg again, much slower this time, which means Jaya doesn't get enough into the fine paddle

26.5

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, flighted outside off, flicked to midwicket

26.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, stays on the pads, nudge to square of short fine, and the 40-year-old Jaya wants a second - much younger Mathews rightfully calls "no"

End of over 27 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 162/3 (RR: 6.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 95 (74b 13x4)
    • AD Mathews 10 (24b)
    • YK Pathan 4-0-28-1
    • A Nehra 3-0-29-0
27.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Thwack! short delivery, pulled hard but straight to deep square-leg

27.2

Nehra to Mathews, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

27.3

Nehra to Mathews, FOUR, Crash! Nehra hurls across a bouncer on the off stump line, Angelo thrashes it to wide midwicket boundary

27.4

Nehra to Mathews, no run, slower one, full, pushed to cover

27.5

Nehra to Mathews, no run, length delivery around off stump, defended on the front foot

27.6

Nehra to Mathews, no run, edged fullish and outside off, Angelo edges the off drive and Dhoni lunged to his right to take it. DHoni is not sure whether he had taken it cleanly and so, the umpires refer it upstairs. It looks as it touches the ground. Not out is the right verdict.

Drinks break

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 167/3 (RR: 5.96)

    • AD Mathews 14 (29b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 96 (75b 13x4)
    • A Nehra 4-0-34-0
    • YK Pathan 4-0-28-1

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28.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to defend to covers

28.2

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, just outside off stump, cut down to right of deep point

28.3

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, leans forward to work it through midwicket

28.4

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, moves to 98 with a tap past the bowler.

28.5

Raina to Mathews, no run, on the middle, turned to midwicket

28.6

Raina to Mathews, 2 runs, reaches forward to play a delicate paddle sweep to fine-leg region

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 172/3 (RR: 5.93)

    • AD Mathews 17 (32b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 98 (78b 13x4)
    • SK Raina 1-0-5-0
    • A Nehra 4-0-34-0
29.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, OUT, oh he misses out on the hundred. The former team-mate Dharmasena raises the fatal finger. Tight call. It cut in from outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to work it across the line and it struck him around the off stump. TV Hawk eye says impact was inside .. well 80 % of the ball was outside but just a tiny wedge was inside the line. So, technically that's out I guess .. What an innings, though. Whaddaplayaa. Good decision from Dharmasena, says Bishop

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Nehra 98 (144m 79b 13x4 0x6) SR: 124.05

29.2

Nehra to Kandamby, no run, bangs in the bouncer, defended to the on side

Good decision from Dharmasena, says Bishop

29.3

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, runs it down to third man

29.4

Nehra to Mathews, 1 run, short in length around the off stump, worked wide of midwicket

29.5

Nehra to Kandamby, no run, yorker on the middle, defended to midwicket

29.6

Nehra to Kandamby, no run, just outside off stump, dabs it off the bottom edge to backward point

End of over 30 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 174/4 (RR: 5.80)

    • SHT Kandamby 1 (4b)
    • AD Mathews 18 (33b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 5-0-36-1
    • SK Raina 1-0-5-0
30.1

Raina to Mathews, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine-leg

30.2

Raina to Mathews, no run, mistimes the drive back to the bowler

30.3

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, just outside off stump, spins in a bit, clipped through the on side

30.4

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, on the middle and leg, driven to wide long-on

30.5

Raina to Mathews, OUT, stumped! He charges down the track, tries to work the off break across the line but misses it completely. Dhoni does the rest.

AD Mathews st †Dhoni b Raina 19 (57m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

30.6

Raina to Kapugedera, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 176/5 (RR: 5.67)

    • CK Kapugedera 0 (1b)
    • SHT Kandamby 2 (5b)
    • SK Raina 2-0-7-1
    • A Nehra 5-0-36-1
31.1

Pathan to Kandamby, no run, turns from outside leg, dabbed to the on side

31.2

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, turn and bounce there , it spun from outside leg, the batsman is squared-up but adjusts to steer it to the off side

31.3

Pathan to Kapugedera, no run, flighted outside off, spins in sharply to go through the bat and pad gap

31.4

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, waits for it to turn to work it to square-leg

31.5

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, gets forward to drive through the off side

31.6

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, tossed up, on driven to long-on

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 180/5 (RR: 5.62)

    • CK Kapugedera 2 (4b)
    • SHT Kandamby 4 (8b)
    • YK Pathan 5-0-32-1
    • SK Raina 2-0-7-1
32.1

Raina to Kapugedera, 1 run, turns in from the off stump line, worked to wide midwicket region

32.2

Raina to Kandamby, 1 leg bye, drifts in from round the stumps on the leg side, nudged to short fine-leg

32.3

Raina to Kapugedera, 1 run, leans across to wrist the ball from almost outside off to square-leg

32.4

Raina to Kandamby, no run, just short in length, punched to cover

32.5

Raina to Kandamby, FOUR, skids on just outside off stump, cut away superbly to deep point boundary. He took it from the off stump and found the gap perfectly. there was a man in the deep but he couldn't get across in time

32.6

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 188/5 (RR: 5.69)

    • SHT Kandamby 9 (12b 1x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 4 (6b)
    • SK Raina 3-0-14-1
    • YK Pathan 5-0-32-1
33.1

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, on the leg side, flicked to fine-leg

33.2

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, moves down the track and drives to long-off

33.3

Pathan to Kandamby, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed to the bowler

33.4

Pathan to Kandamby, no run, floated across, turned to midwicket

33.5

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run

33.6

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, flicked past square-leg for a single

End of over 34 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 192/5 (RR: 5.64)

    • CK Kapugedera 6 (8b)
    • SHT Kandamby 11 (16b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 6-0-36-1
    • SK Raina 3-0-14-1

Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack now

34.1

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, outside the off stump. Pushes it to square point and runs across for a quick single

34.2

Sharma to Kandamby, 3 runs, on the leg stump. Kandamby effortlessly works it away to vacant deep midwicket for three runs

34.3

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, outside the off stump and moving away. Kapugedera drives it off the front foot to deep point for a single

34.4

Sharma to Kandamby, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Kandamby ducks under or rather crouches under it easily

34.5

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, on the leg stump. On the ribs. Kandamby waits for a fraction more than usual and turns it behind square for a single

34.6

Sharma to Kapugedera, no run, outside the off stump. Kapugedera pushes it to the cover area

End of over 35 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 198/5 (RR: 5.65)

    • CK Kapugedera 8 (11b)
    • SHT Kandamby 15 (19b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 6-0-32-1
    • YK Pathan 6-0-36-1
35.1

Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, full and well outside the off stump, driven through the covers

35.2

Singh to Kapugedera, no run, on a length, straightening on the off and middle line, jabs it away to the off side

35.3

Singh to Kapugedera, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

35.4

Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, full pitched around off stump, driven to long-off. 200 up for SL.

35.5

Singh to Kandamby, FOUR, bouncer outside off stump, Kandamby opens the bat-face and runs it through the vacant slip region for a four!

35.6

Singh to Kandamby, no run, length delivery on the off and middle, defended away

End of over 36 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 204/5 (RR: 5.66)

    • SHT Kandamby 20 (22b 2x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 9 (14b)
    • RP Singh 6-0-42-0
    • I Sharma 6-0-32-1
36.1

Sharma to Kapugedera, no run, on a length around off stump, defended away

36.2

Sharma to Kapugedera, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side

36.3

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, short and wide, slapped to Dravid at sweeper cover

36.4

Sharma to Kandamby, no run, length delivery angling away, Kandamby goes back and across to steer it to backward point

36.5

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, fullish ,. on the off and middle, turned through midwicket

36.6

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, short delivery, fended away to the on side, slightly wide of midwicket, for a quick single

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 207/5 (RR: 5.59)

    • CK Kapugedera 11 (18b)
    • SHT Kandamby 21 (24b 2x4)
    • I Sharma 7-0-35-1
    • RP Singh 6-0-42-0
37.1

Singh to Kapugedera, no run, length delivery , pushed back down the pitch and RP flings a throw past the batsman and has a huge smile as the crowd roar their disapproval!

37.2

Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets behind the line to turn it to the on side

37.3

Singh to Kandamby, no run, moving in towards off and middle, full in length, tapped straight to midwicket

37.4

Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, just outside off stump, full in length but Kandamby hangs back, bends his back knee to place the ball to wide third man

37.5

Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, leans forward to drive the full delivery to long-off

37.6

Singh to Kandamby, no run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 210/5 (RR: 5.52)

    • SHT Kandamby 22 (27b 2x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 13 (21b)
    • RP Singh 7-0-45-0
    • I Sharma 7-0-35-1
38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, turns into middle stump, deflected wide of short fine-leg for a single

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, from round the stumps, skids on straight outside off, chopped to point

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, slips just down the leg side, misses the paddle sweep ....

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, taps this past square-leg for a single

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, 1 wide, lands outside leg and spins down for a wide

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, leans forward to work it to backward square-leg

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, from round the stumps, a straighter one, skids on, pushed away to the off side

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 214/5 (RR: 5.48)

    • SHT Kandamby 23 (31b 2x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 15 (23b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-1-25-1
    • RP Singh 7-0-45-0
39.1

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, short in length, punched to cover

39.2

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, on the middle stump line, wristed to right of Tendulkar at mid-on

39.3

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, gets forward to push-drive wide of Tendulkar at mid-off for a single

39.4

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, short in length, just outside off stump, fisted to long-off

39.5

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, around the off stump, steered to cover point for a quick single

39.6

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, full in length outside off stump, driven to long-off

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 219/5 (RR: 5.47)

    • CK Kapugedera 18 (27b)
    • SHT Kandamby 25 (33b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 6-0-41-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-1-25-1
40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, 2 runs, sweeps it from outside off to deep square-leg for couple more runs.

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, FOUR, aha! the reverse sweep is out now and he has connected it superbly. He pressed forward and reverse swept it past backward point. Neatly done.

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, no run, from round the stumps, topspinner on middle, defended down the pitch

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, no run, turns in to the middle, stabbed away to the off side and Dhoni moves to pick it up

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, slightly short, goes back to tuck it to deep backward square-leg

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted on the legs, turned to Tendulkar at deep square-leg

End of over 41 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 227/5 (RR: 5.53)

    • SHT Kandamby 26 (34b 2x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 25 (32b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-1-33-1
    • A Nehra 6-0-41-1
41.1

Pathan to Kandamby, 2 runs, low dipping full toss on the legs, flicked away for couple of runs

41.2

Pathan to Kandamby, no run, backs away to punch it to cover

41.3

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, outside leg stump, dabbed past square-leg

41.4

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, drags it short and Kapu pulls it to deep midwicket

41.5

Pathan to Kandamby, FOUR, moves well outside leg, Pathan follows him but he gets even outside the line and lifts it to wide long-off boundary! Awesome shot. Very skillful.

41.6

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, leans forward to flick it past square-leg

End of over 42 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 236/5 (RR: 5.61)

    • SHT Kandamby 34 (39b 3x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 26 (33b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 7-0-45-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-1-33-1
42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, 2 runs, flatter on the middle, clipped to the on side for a single

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, 2 runs, Harbhajan goes round the stumps, flights it full outside off, worked wide of midwicket

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, flighted on the leg stump line, full, tries to flick, misses and is hit on the pad

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, just outside off stump, punched to cover

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, shorter, quicker, dabbed to point

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kandamby, no run, just outside off stump, skids on straight, defended back to Harbhajan

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 240/5 (RR: 5.58)

    • SHT Kandamby 38 (45b 3x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 26 (33b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-1-37-1
    • YK Pathan 7-0-45-1
43.1

Nehra to Kapugedera, FOUR, fullish delivery on the off, he leans forward to wrist it to fine-leg boundary. IT was the slower one, he reached out and worked his wrists over time

43.2

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, short in length, flashed to backward point

43.3

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, just outside off stump, leans back to cut it to third man

43.4

Nehra to Kandamby, no run, just outside the off stump, short in length, Kandamby has big swing across the line and misses it. Kapu walks over for a chat

43.5

Nehra to Kandamby, 2 runs, low full toss, pushed wide of midwicket for two runs. RP Singh throws to Dhoni who breaks the stumps but Kandamby is home. It was referred to third umpire

43.6

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, retains the strike with a dab

End of over 44 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 248/5 (RR: 5.63)

    • SHT Kandamby 41 (48b 3x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 31 (36b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 7-0-49-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-1-37-1
44.1

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, just outside the off stump, moving away, run down to third man

44.2

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, moving into Kapugedera who taps it to midwicket for a single . 250 up.

44.3

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, slower one, fullish, turned to the on side for a quick single

44.4

Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, short in length, on the middle and leg, clipped to long leg

44.5

Sharma to Kandamby, no run, on the middle and leg, dabbed to Nehra at midwicket who fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end

44.6

Sharma to Kandamby, 2 runs, full pitched on the middle and off, driven past the non-striker and to left of long-off

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 254/5 (RR: 5.64)

    • SHT Kandamby 45 (52b 3x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 33 (38b 2x4)
    • I Sharma 8-0-41-1
    • A Nehra 7-0-49-1

Batting Powerplay taken

45.1

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, driven to left of cover for a single

45.2

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, low full toss on the middle, swung to deep midwicket

45.3

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, charges down the track for a big swing but is beaten by the slower one

45.4

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, low full toss, driven down to long-off

45.5

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 leg bye, clears the front foot, has a big slog across but doesn't connect well .. and is struck in front of middle .. given as leg bye .. hmmm

45.6

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, wafted the on side for a single

End of over 46 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 259/5 (RR: 5.63)

    • CK Kapugedera 36 (42b 2x4)
    • SHT Kandamby 46 (54b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 8-0-53-1
    • I Sharma 8-0-41-1
46.1

Sharma to Kapugedera, OUT, yorker length on the off, dug out towards cover where RP swoops on the ball and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Gone.

CK Kapugedera run out 36 (66m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.72

46.2

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, short in length, outside off stump, dabbed down to third man

46.3

Sharma to Kulasekara, 1 run, yorker length on the leg stump, turned past square leg for a single

46.4

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, moves outside leg, Ishant follows him with a bouncer and Kandamby top edges his pull over the keeper. What's more that's his fifty.

46.5

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, Top shot! Really full delivery outside off, short of the yorker length, Kandam by had moved outside leg stump, reached out to time it sweetly past backward point

46.6

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, full delivery outside off, opens the bat-face to run it down to third man

End of over 47 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 270/6 (RR: 5.74)

    • SHT Kandamby 56 (58b 5x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1 (1b)
    • I Sharma 9-0-52-1
    • A Nehra 8-0-53-1
47.1

Nehra to Kandamby, 2 runs, fullish delivery on the off stump line, pushed to the off side where TEndulkar fumbles to give an extra run

47.2

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, drags it off the inner half of the bat to midwicket

47.3

Nehra to Kulasekara, 1 run, short delivery on the off stump, swatted past square-leg

47.4

Nehra to Kandamby, FOUR, Kandamby is having a ball. He takes couple of steps down the track and swings the low dipping full toss to midwicket boundary

47.5

Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, flat batted to long-on

47.6

Nehra to Kulasekara, no run, walks down the track, tries to swing the slower one to midwicket but fails to connect

End of over 48 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 279/6 (RR: 5.81)

    • KMDN Kulasekara 2 (3b)
    • SHT Kandamby 64 (62b 6x4)
    • A Nehra 9-0-62-1
    • I Sharma 9-0-52-1
48.1

Singh to Kandamby, FOUR, Fab paddle scoop! He walked across the sticks, waited for the slower one to arrive before scooping it over short fine-leg from well outside off stump!

48.2

Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

48.3

Singh to Kulasekara, 1 run, low dipping full toss, turned to midwicket

48.4

Singh to Kandamby, FOUR, Cracked away! It was full and well outside off, Kandamby reached out to slash it over covers. Bang.

48.5

Singh to Kandamby, 2 runs, Dropped by Nehra. Kandamby had mishit the lofted shot towards mid-on and Nehra ran across from midwicket, got under the ball but dropped the sitter

48.6

Singh to Kandamby, 1 run, moves outside leg, crouches to chop the full delivery to third man

End of over 49 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 292/6 (RR: 5.95)

    • SHT Kandamby 76 (67b 8x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3 (4b)
    • RP Singh 8-0-58-0
    • A Nehra 9-0-62-1
49.1

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, Thwack! He moves outside leg again, Ishant slips in a slower one full outside the leg stump which has been lifted to the extra-cover boundary.

49.2

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, More violence. 300 up. What an knock this has been. Kandamby slams this full delivery to left of mid-off. Whoosh!

49.3

Sharma to Kandamby, no run, moves well outside leg stump, Ishant hurls it yorker length outside off, Kandamby can't reach; he had moved too far outside leg

49.4

Sharma to Kandamby, 2 runs, on the leg stump line, tucked toward deep square-leg for two runs

49.5

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, Kandambeeeee! He moved inside the line to wrist the short of length delivery on the leg stump well clear of the short fine-leg fielder

49.6

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, yorker length outside off, dug out past point for a single

Sri Lanka have reached a daunting 307. Wonderful batting from Jayasuriya and Kandamby. Great fun to watch. Join us in a while for the chase.

End of over 50 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 307/6

    • SHT Kandamby 91 (73b 11x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3 (4b)
    • I Sharma 10-0-67-1
    • RP Singh 8-0-58-0
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