Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I: India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 9, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs
9 December 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, another flat delivery, from round the stumps into the pads, and Sanga gets off the mark with one to midwicket


Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, Sanga plays with soft hands towards wide long-on, Yusuf runs back and keeps them down to one

Sri Lanka 60/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (2b)

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, and he is not given the best of the welcome, lofted over his head, effortlessly by Sanga, all timing and placement


Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, he has swept this one with precision, from just outside off, and he bisects square leg and midwicket, all along the ground


Ojha to Sangakkara, SIX, and this one is even better, Sanga comes down the track, gets to the pitch of it, and lofts it again - effortless, just a bit more aerial


Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, arm ball, almost as if he is expecting it, and runs it down to short third for one


Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays flat and full to Sanga, who drives him down to long-off - 17 off the over

Sri Lanka 77/1   KC Sangakkara 18* (7b 2x4 1x6)

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga reverse-hits Yusuf, but hits it straight to deep point


Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, another effortless lofted shot from Sanga, this one is angled into him and he goes wide of long-on


Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, no risk this time, takes a single to midwicket


Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, another misfield - in the deep this time, by Rohit Sharma. Sanga dances down the track, Yusuf fires it in, and he works it towards deep midwicket where Sharma lets it slip through

Sri Lanka 89/1   KC Sangakkara 28* (11b 4x4 1x6)

RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, swept away straight down the ground, gets a single to long-on


RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 bye, how did that miss? goes for the switcheroo again, and is it's too full for it, just misses what would have been the leg stump


RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, regular sweep this time, this goes down the ground and gets him a single

Sri Lanka 95/1   KC Sangakkara 30* (14b 4x4 1x6)

Dinda to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nice shot, makes room, takes this one from in front of leg, and beats the point fielder, and takes two


Dinda to Sangakkara, FOUR, another aerial chip, effortless shot again, takes the length ball and clears mid-on easily


Dinda to Sangakkara, FOUR, it's mid-off who watches the ball go over his head; this is short because mid-off is up, but Sanga goes down the ground still and clears mid-off


Dinda to Sangakkara, 2 runs, yorker, Sanga goes for a quick single to cover, Raina hits the stumps direct, but it is not required - and an overthrow ensues


Dinda to Sangakkara, 2 runs, mis-hit for two, short delivery at , hurrying him up, it goes off the face of the bat, but wide of cover


Dinda to Sangakkara, 1 run, yorker, and Sanga gets a single down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 110/1   KC Sangakkara 45* (20b 6x4 1x6)

RG Sharma to Sangakkara, SIX, and what a way to get to his fifty - the straight six again - smooth, just the clean straight loft, 50 off 21 balls - joint-quickest for Sri Lanka


RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives this down to long-on for one

Sri Lanka 117/1   KC Sangakkara 52* (22b 6x4 2x6)

RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep, misses it, but gets a leg-bye


RG Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the track, and hits this one straight to long-on

Sri Lanka 137/3   KC Sangakkara 53* (24b 6x4 2x6)

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, looks to main room, gets the bottom part of the bat and runs through for one

Sri Lanka 144/3   KC Sangakkara 54* (25b 6x4 2x6)

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, another changes goes, easy run-out opportunity, Sehwag is left laughing. First Sanga edges it to short of Dhoni, but Kapu wants the single, and Dhoni's throw - albeit wide - reaches Ishant in time. Ishant knows not whether to run to the stumps or throw them down direct. He does a mix of both, and in the end misses the stumps


I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, that's insult to injury, Sangakkara steps down, takes a shortish delivery and pulls it to the square-leg boundary


I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, smart shot, sees the mid-off is inside the circle, and takes a short delivery, clears the front leg, and goes over that fielder


I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves around in the crease this time, Ishant gets the yorker in, and just a single comes

Sri Lanka 161/3   KC Sangakkara 63* (29b 8x4 2x6)

Dinda to Sangakkara, FOUR, good shot, goood shot, is expecting a yorker, walks across the stumps, and takes it on the full and scoops - rather helps it along - it over fine leg


Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, short ball, Sanga goes across the line, but is beaten by the low bounce


Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, another dot, this time he is beaten by the extra pace, 138ks, and is late on the cut


Dinda to Sangakkara, FOUR, misses the yorker again, ends up a nice fulltoss, and he clears midwicket easily, to get to his highest T20 score


Dinda to Sangakkara, 2 runs, makes room and crashes it through the off side, comes back for two


Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, goes for the hit over fine leg again, but this time Dinda keeps it short, and he misses it

Sri Lanka 177/3   KC Sangakkara 73* (35b 10x4 2x6)

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, what an incredible shot - it's a reverse sweep, which almost carries for six to fine leg. Or is it third man? Of course it is third man. No change in grip either


Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, what a joke, another drop, another sitter, Sanga has top-edged, and Ishant gets under the ball and drops at deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 200/4   KC Sangakkara 78* (37b 11x4 2x6)





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