Sri Lanka in India T20I Series - 2nd T20I

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Toss Kumar Sangakkara, a Kings XI Punjab player himself, has won the toss and elected to bat. They have dropped Pushpakumara, the offspinning allrounder, in favour of medium-pace allrounder, Kaushalya Weeraratne. MS Dhoni, wearing a sweater, says the pitch won't change much in nature so the toss shouldn't be that significant. News is, Sudeep Tyagi, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja come in. Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma and Pragyan Ojha miss out. Rohit of course is injured. Tyagi makes international debut.

4.55pm Sreesanth has been tested positive for swine flu, Gautam Gambhir has tested negative, so has Dhananjay, India's video analyst and a handy bowler in the nets. The team manager is also reported to be in the hospital. Wonder if coughing or sneezing in their dressing room will be tolerated tonight as they look to end their four-match losing streak. Up against them are Sri Lanka, confident after their thumping win in Nagpur. Toss in five minutes.

0.1

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, Nehra starts with a length delivery, which Dilshan hits across the line and takes a single to wide of mid-on

0.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, half-volley on leg stump, and Jaya plays a little pick-up shot, clearing the leg-side ring. The outfield is quick enough to carry this chip shot through

0.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, wide outside off, he slashes at it but can't reach it

0.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, hint of swing, Jayasuriya defends around the off stump and the ball flies off the bat, towards cover-point

0.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, thick edge, looks to roll his wrists on a cut shot to a delivery short and wide, but the edge carries it wide of slip and fine of squarish third man

0.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller and straighter this time, pushed to mid-off

0.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, stays just back of a length, Jaya looks to force it through covers but doesn't have enough room

End of over 1 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
ST Jayasuriya    8* (5b 2x4)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0
TM Dilshan    1* (1b)     

1.1

Sharma to Dilshan, no run, extra bounce for Ishant, 137ks, just outside off, slightly short of good length, Dilshan goes for the big shot but the ball holds its line and beats him, and it carries chest high to Dhoni

1.2

Sharma to Dilshan, OUT, the leg stump has gone for an evening stroll. Ishant follows that corker up with a full and straight delivery, Dilshan looks to make room and play beside the line, the slightest of swings beats him and sends the leg stump cartwheeling. Ishant is all charged up

TM Dilshan b Sharma 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sangakkara is in, fresh off that gem in Nagpur. Leans into the drive, takes a length ball, and elegantly drives it through covers

1.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, and looks like that innings hasn;t been interrupted at all. Leans forwar

1.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays back and nudges it to wide of backward point for a single

1.5

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, tries the bounces, misses the line by feet and gives away a wide down the leg side

1.5

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, another sharp delivery, 143ks, Jaya sees the width and goes for his upper-cut, but is beaten by the pace and the bounce, throat high for Dhoni this time

1.6

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, this would have gone rib-high to second slip, but there is only one slip in place. Another sharp delivery, starts around off, moves away, Jaya pokes at it and gets a thick edge

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 18/1 (RR: 9.00)
ST Jayasuriya    10* (7b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-8-1
KC Sangakkara    5* (2b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0

Tyagi replaces Nehra

2.1

Tyagi to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a good length, and just outside off, Sanga lets this one go through to the keeper

2.2

Tyagi to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Sanga steps put and makes room, Tyagi throws this one wide of off, slightly too wide

2.2

Tyagi to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight this time, Sanga looks to drive, gets the toe end of the bat towards cover

2.3

Tyagi to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga is beaten this time, looks to charge him again, this time Tyagi keeps it simple, back of a length, just outside off, and Sanga ends up playing under the bounce

2.4

Tyagi to Sangakkara, SIX, amazing flat six, Sanga stands his ground this time, waits for the short ball, opens the face, brings the bottom hand in and gets it over point. And it carries all the way

2.5

Tyagi to Sangakkara, FOUR, back to his elegant driving now, is expecting a fuller delivery, gets it, leans into the drive and gets it between mid-off and extra cover

2.6

Tyagi to Sangakkara, no run, better delivery, in-between length, no room, and gets the respect from Sanga who pats it back to the bowler

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 29/1 (RR: 9.66)
KC Sangakkara    15* (8b 2x4 1x6)      S Tyagi    1-0-11-0
ST Jayasuriya    10* (7b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-8-1

3.1

Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, Jaya tees of big time, and connects just the air, Ishant has made him play and miss

3.2

Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Raina saves three this time, that's three more than India saved the other night. It is a good extra-cover drive from Jaya, flying across the outfield, but Raina dives full length and gets a hand to it

3.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, another smart shot from Sanga, comes onto the front foot, instead of covers he goes square this time, opening the face and going over point

3.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, he can do now wrong it seems, gets an inside edge this time, is late on the drive, but the edge misses both the stumps and the keeper, and flies across to fine-leg boundary

3.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot of the evening so far, stands tall, just meets a back-of-a-length delivery on the up, just a push, finds the extra-cover gap and it speeds across

slip comes out, the cover ring is strengthened

3.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 wide, short delivery, and it moves away from Sanga, too far away

3.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery again but better directed, into the ribs, and Sanga defends it

End of over 4 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 43/1 (RR: 10.75)
KC Sangakkara    27* (12b 5x4 1x6)      I Sharma    2-0-22-1
ST Jayasuriya    11* (9b 2x4)      S Tyagi    1-0-11-0

Nehra comes back

4.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, hint of swing here, starts off, moves away a touch, Jaya pushes it towards cover

4.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that's the signature short-arm pick-up shot, prominent bottom hand, length delivery it is and is sent sailing over mid-on

4.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, another Jaya special, length ball again, gives his space outside off, and he goes up and over cover

4.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, SIX, they have put a deep point there, and it matters little to Jaya if you bowl short and wide to him; gets under it and clears the fielder easily, and that's 600 career runs for him

4.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, when it rains it pours, Jaya is looking for the flick over square leg, gets an inside edge, but even that goes right enough of Dhoni to go four four

4.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, goes for the pull, but this one is to full, no damage done, though

End of over 5 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 61/1 (RR: 12.20)
ST Jayasuriya    29* (15b 5x4 1x6)      A Nehra    2-0-28-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (12b 5x4 1x6)      I Sharma    2-0-22-1

Quite a start this has been for Sri Lanka. Spin being introduced here, in Yusuf Pathan

5.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, a rare lazy shot, looks to loft it over leg side, the ball hurries onto him, but falls one bounce to midwicket

5.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the track and drives, long on is deep

5.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, that's fired in fast, flat and wide down the leg side

5.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, gets away this time, fired into the pads again, and hits the pad on the way

5.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, another delivery down the leg side, Jayasuriya misses out on the sweep

5.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, 5 wides, the plan doesn't seem to be working, this is fired in again, down the leg side, Dhoni gets a touch on it but it is fast enough to go for four wides

5.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, this time Sanga yorks himself, and we see a rare dot ball

5.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, the more things change the more they remain same. Jadeja comes in and one of his first touches on the ball is a dropped catch. At deep midwicket, as Sanga mis-hits the lofted shot. Jadeja gets under it and ends up parrying it to the boundary

Harpreet Singh Bajwa: "People cry all the time about low attendance of spectators in Mohali in test matches - even for this T20, stadium is not fully packed. Probably, Punjab is one of the very few regions in India where people play other sports (like hockey, track events etc.) except cricket"

End of over 6 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 73/1 (RR: 12.16)
KC Sangakkara    32* (16b 6x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-11-0
ST Jayasuriya    29* (17b 5x4 1x6)      A Nehra    2-0-28-0

6.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Raina comes into the attack, and fires another wide down the leg side

6.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, 2 wides, another wide down the leg side, something clearly wrong here with either the plan or the execution thereof

6.1

Raina to Sangakkara, 2 runs, worked away off the pads, and Sanga and Jaya convert this into two. Is Jaya actually 40? He could be the only under-age cricket from the subcontinent

6.2

Raina to Sangakkara, no run, floated around the leg-stump line, played back to the bowler

6.3

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the track and drives it down to long-on

6.4

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, stays back and pushes it to long-off

6.5

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 wide, ninth wide of the innings, fired down the leg side again

6.5

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudges this into the on side and goes for a single

6.6

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, this could have been another wide but Jaya comes across and works it around the corner for one

Rajinder Singh: "In reply to harpreet, the actual reason for the low attendence is the increased price of tickets by PCA. You can see the general section is packed full which are low in number and just the high priced chair seats are empty."

End of over 7 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 83/1 (RR: 11.85)
ST Jayasuriya    31* (19b 5x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    36* (20b 6x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-11-0

7.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, would have been another wide, but Jaya opts to sweep, misses and gets a leg-bye

7.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short, outside off, cut away to the right of sweeper-cover for two

7.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely, clean, straight loft, stays in the crease, gets the front leg aside, gets under the ball and swings his arms through

7.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes inside-out and drives it through covers for one

7.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, OUT, comes right in front of stumps and sweeps and misses a full delivery, always dangerous that shot as the ball is too full and has hit him on the half volley, right in front of the stumps. Relief for India

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Pathan 31 (39m 21b 5x4 1x6) SR: 147.61

Jayasinghe gets a promotion here

7.6

Pathan to Jayasinghe, 1 run, and works his first ball in international cricket around the corner for a single

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 92/2 (RR: 11.50)
CU Jayasinghe    1* (1b)      YK Pathan    2-0-19-1
KC Sangakkara    43* (23b 7x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-10-0

Jadeja to bowl now

8.1

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 1 run, starts off with a full delivery outside off, and is driven down the ground

Rajeshwari: "Rajinder, price is not an issue at all. Bangalore has one of the highest priced tickets in India and weather its is T20 or Test the attendance is always decent.."

8.2

Jadeja to Sangakkara, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, worked away for one

8.3

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 1 run, looks to charge down, Jadeja fires it in, and he drives it down the ground again

8.4

Jadeja to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full delivery on the pads, and worked away towards fine leg again

8.5

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, no run, misses out on a fulltoss, doesn't get the timing right and plays it straight to extra cover

8.6

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 1 run, length ball, on off, bunts it into the covers and comes through for one

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 97/2 (RR: 10.77)
CU Jayasinghe    4* (5b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0
KC Sangakkara    45* (25b 7x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-19-1

Tyagi comes back

9.1

Tyagi to Jayasinghe, 2 runs, almost a stunner pulled off by Raina. Length ball, driven high and to the left of Raina at cover, who dives high and gets his left hand to it. Two more runs saved by him

9.2

Tyagi to Jayasinghe, 1 run, yorker length, just a single down to long-on

Soubhik contributes to the ticket and attendance debate: "In Delhi, you'll always find stands full but very few in the price will be able to quote the ticket price! Here everybody's a VIP and a 'pass' to a cricket match is ultimate status symbol!"

9.3

Tyagi to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, played down the ground for one

9.4

Tyagi to Jayasinghe, FOUR, Jayasinghe frees his arms here, gets under a length ball and crashes it over extra cover. No getting left hand to it this time

Something wrong with the shape of the ball. What else to expect? It must have been beaten out of shape

9.5

Tyagi to Jayasinghe, 2 runs, cut away to the left of the sweeper-cover, there isn't much room on offer but he finds enough power

9.6

Tyagi to Jayasinghe, no run, this time he gets the room, looks to go up and over but misses

End of over 10 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 107/2 (RR: 10.70)
CU Jayasinghe    13* (10b 1x4)      S Tyagi    2-0-21-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (26b 7x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0

Yuvraj, who is 28 today, to bowl now

10.1

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed down the ground for an easy single

10.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasinghe, 1 run, flat on off, and cut away to point for one

10.3

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, worked away to fine leg and he hares back for the second

10.4

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, SIX, what a way to get to third consecutive fifty in T20s. Wallops his Kings XI Punjab team-mate, dances down the track and lofts him over midwicket. Another clean shot

10.5

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, shows him the reverse-sweep but doesn't go for it, as a result he gets a nice little fulltoss outside leg, and gets enough bat on it to take it for four to fine leg

10.6

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, and the birthday boy strikes, this time looks to go over midwicket again but gets too much under it and gets more height than distance. Also he is a touch late into the shot, hitting it straighter towards long-on

KC Sangakkara c Nehra b Yuvraj Singh 59 (48m 31b 8x4 2x6) SR: 190.32

End of over 11 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 121/3 (RR: 11.00)
     Yuvraj Singh    1-0-14-1
CU Jayasinghe    14* (11b 1x4)      S Tyagi    2-0-21-0

Jadeja gets a change of ends

11.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, FOUR, good shot, gooood shot, and it's the first ball MJ has faced, takes a short and wide delivery and late-cuts it beautifully

11.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, full ball, on the pads, and worked away to midwicket for single

11.3

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, no run, drives powerfully, but straight to extra cover

11.4

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 2 runs, fulltoss, and mis-hits it this time, but gets it wide enough of long-off to come back for two

11.5

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, no run, hit powerfully again, but straight back to the bowler

11.6

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, FOUR, lovely shot, he steps down a touch, gets to the pitch of it, and goes inside-out, wide of long-off, all along the ground

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 132/3 (RR: 11.00)
CU Jayasinghe    20* (15b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (2b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-14-1

If you are watching TV too, you might want to turn it off. Because we have Amitabh Bachchan doing commentary, and he is in his Auro avatar from his latest movie, Paa. Don't mix cricket and movie I say, it's a bit immature here. Meantime Ishant comes back

12.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 wide, and starts with a wide down the leg side, hawww

12.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, on off stump, played back to the bowler

12.2

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length outside off, runs it down to third man

12.3

Sharma to Jayasinghe, 1 leg bye, almost lbw here, he stands in the crease and swings across the line and misses, just shaping down the leg side

12.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, SIX, this is the same shot but played much more classily, clears the front leg, makes clean contact, and picks this length ball over midwicket boundary

12.5

Sharma to Jayawardene, OUT, slower ball gets Mahela here, who looks for another six and ends up skying it to long-off where Tyagi takes a safe catch. Smartly bowled, and gives India a chance to pull SL back

DPMD Jayawardene c Tyagi b Sharma 12 (8m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

12.6

Sharma to Jayasinghe, 1 leg bye, misses out on a leg-side offering, this is short and on the pads, but he is late into the shot

End of over 13 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 142/4 (RR: 10.92)
CU Jayasinghe    20* (17b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-0-30-2
CK Kapugedera    0* (0b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0

13.1

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, SIX, lovely clean strike, gets a length ball, gets under it, clean swing of the marks, and long-off is no less a spectator than me

13.2

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, no run, fired in at the pads, and he misses

13.3

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 1 leg bye, misses a hit on the leg-side delivery, but gets a leg-bye

Kapugedera is the new man in

13.4

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length, flat, and hit back to the bowler

13.5

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, makes room this time, and takes a single to sweeper cover

13.6

Jadeja to Jayasinghe, 2 runs, worked away towards midwicket, Yuvraj can't make a clean sliding save and they get two

End of over 14 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 152/4 (RR: 10.85)
CU Jayasinghe    28* (21b 2x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-0-25-0
CK Kapugedera    1* (2b)      I Sharma    3-0-30-2

Yuvraj to bowl now

14.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, short ball, pulls, but it comes onto him too slow, and he gets just a single to long-on

over the wicket now

14.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasinghe, 1 run, Jayasinghe looks for the big shot over leg side, but again Yuvraj gives him no pace to work with and all he gets is a single

14.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kapugedera, 1 wide, 11th wide by India, down the leg side again

14.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kapugedera, OUT, Yuvraj gets two on birthday, and again slowing down the pace helps him, Kapugedera looks for the big slog over midwicket, and has no pace to work with, and ends up holing out to deep midwicket. India inching back and trying to keep SL to a manageable total

CK Kapugedera c Karthik b Yuvraj Singh 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasinghe, 1 run, flat delivery, works it into the off side for one

Weeraratne is the new batsman in

14.5

Yuvraj Singh to Weeraratne, no run, and has Jadeja missed out on a run-out? Weeraratne paddles, straight to short fine, looks for a single, is sent back, but Jadeja doesn't even go for it. There is definitely a chance here

14.6

Yuvraj Singh to Weeraratne, 1 run, pinches in a single to midwicket this time

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 157/5 (RR: 10.46)
K Weeraratne    1* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-19-2
CU Jayasinghe    30* (23b 2x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-0-25-0

Yusuf Pathan comes back

15.1

Pathan to Weeraratne, 1 run, flicked away uppishly off the pads for one

15.2

Pathan to Jayasinghe, 2 runs, dropped, that's the second one down tonight, another big heave goes wrong, Nehra has ages to judge this one but doesn't come in and ends up diving forward and grassing it

15.3

Pathan to Jayasinghe, FOUR, that's injury to insult, or the other way rather, as he absolutely thwacks it straight down the ground for four

15.4

Pathan to Jayasinghe, 1 run, and then there were three, dropped by Gautam Gambhir this time, regulation catch again at deep square leg, he comes in all right, but as he goes down while taking the catch, the jerk pushes it out of his hands. The batsman is walking off, but Gambhir calls him back right away

15.5

Pathan to Weeraratne, 1 run, short, into the body, and pulled away for a single

15.6

Pathan to Jayasinghe, 1 run, swiped away from in front of stumps towards long-on

End of over 16 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 167/5 (RR: 10.43)
CU Jayasinghe    38* (27b 3x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-29-1
K Weeraratne    3* (4b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-19-2

16.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasinghe, OUT, a feline innings come to an end - almost nine lives he had - plays a pick-up shot from the leg-stump line, and this time Jadeja holds onto it. Yuvraj is personally having a nice 28th birthday

CU Jayasinghe c Jadeja b Yuvraj Singh 38 (38m 28b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.71

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman

16.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, OUT, and Weeraratne is run out, big mix-up as Mathews looks to get off the mark, a slight yes-no means Sehwag's throw beats Weeraratne to striker's end and third umpire is not required

K Weeraratne run out 3 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Kulasekara is the new man in

16.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kulasekara, 1 run, and drives it down the ground to get off the mark

16.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mathews, 1 run, worked away off the pads and he gets off the mark now - has blood on his hands, though

16.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kulasekara, no run, looks to work around the corner but can;t beat short fine leg

16.6

Yuvraj Singh to Kulasekara, 2 runs, goes aerial, mis-hits, but has gone damn straight and no one can catch that

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 171/7 (RR: 10.05)
KMDN Kulasekara    3* (3b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-23-3
AD Mathews    1* (2b)      YK Pathan    3-0-29-1

Jadeja replaces Yusuf

17.1

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 leg bye, gets a leg-bye to a delivery fired down his pads

17.2

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 1 run, he works it off his pads and gets a single to square leg

17.3

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 leg bye, goes for the reverse sweep and misses but gets a leg-bye

17.4

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 2 runs, another chance goes down, top edge, goes towards mid-on, Jadeja can't make it that far. Sunny Gavaskar on air: "The way they are going about it, despite the cold weather I doubt if they will be able to catch the cold."

17.5

Jadeja to Kulasekara, 1 run

17.6

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, driven down the ground, gets a single

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 178/7 (RR: 9.88)
AD Mathews    2* (5b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-30-0
KMDN Kulasekara    7* (6b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-23-3

So India have slowed SL down with a flurry of wickets. The batting side will look to finish with a flourish. Ishant comes back

18.1

Sharma to Mathews, 2 runs, yorker, incredibly timed, it is flying across to the wide long-on boundary, Kohli does well to get down and keep them down to two

18.2

Sharma to Mathews, SIX, take the Bravo flick, take out a touch of arrogance, and you have this shot, just a turn of wrist at the right time, and the timing carries it over deep square leg. Incredible shot

18.3

Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down to long-on for a single

18.4

Sharma to Kulasekara, no run, quick delivery, Kulasekara looks to push it for one, and ends up playing inside the line

18.5

Sharma to Kulasekara, 1 run, this time he connects and gets a single down to long-on

18.6

Sharma to Mathews, 2 runs, it's spreading like the wine flu, Karthik drops one this time. It's a pick-up shot off the pads, Dinesh Karthik moves to his right and gets to it, gets low and gets both hands to it but cannot hold onto it. India you beauty

End of over 19 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 190/7 (RR: 10.00)
AD Mathews    13* (9b 1x6)      I Sharma    4-0-42-2
KMDN Kulasekara    8* (8b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-30-0

Nehra to bowl the final over

19.1

Nehra to Kulasekara, 1 run, digs it in short, into the ribs, he gets a single to midwicket

19.2

Nehra to Mathews, 1 run, makes room, Nehra sees him and goes across him, and Mathews gets just a single to long-off

19.3

Nehra to Kulasekara, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer, and it goes over Kula's head

19.3

Nehra to Kulasekara, 1 run, another short ball, he swings and gets a top edge that lobs over Nehra for a single

19.4

Nehra to Mathews, FOUR, fulltoss with mid-on up, he gets enough to it to clear the fielder and gets important runs in the last over

19.5

Nehra to Mathews, 2 runs, slower ball, Mathews sees it and goes inside out, Sehwag dives at extra cover and gets a hand to it and saves two, 200 up

19.6

Nehra to Mathews, SIX, Mathews has finished this in style, it is short, not too high, right in the slot, and Mathews pulls and gets enough power into it. He has made up for the Weeraratne run-out through these last two overs, has Mathews

Seventeen runs through wides (23 is the T20 record), five dropped catches, Sanga's brilliance, and the result: India need to play out of their skins again if they are to end their losing streak in T20s. Do join us in a bit to see if that happens.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Sri Lanka 206/7
AD Mathews    26* (13b 1x4 2x6)      A Nehra    3-0-44-0
KMDN Kulasekara    10* (10b)      I Sharma    4-0-42-2
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Dec 12, 2009

MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh added 80 in no time, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Twenty20, Mohali, December 12, 2009

MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh added 80 in no time

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Dec 12, 2009

Yuvraj Singh treated his home crowd to a gem, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Twenty20, Mohali, December 12, 2009

Yuvraj Singh treated his home crowd to a gem

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