Sri Lanka in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 3 runs

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga gets off the mark by working this one into the leg side

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, strays on the pads, and he turns it around the corner for one

Sri Lanka 192/1   KC Sangakkara 2* (2b)

25.1

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, full delivery, driven down the ground for one

25.3

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, nicely flicked away off the pads, gets a single

25.5

Raina to Sangakkara, SIX, Sanga has hit his stride now, another clean strike, he gets under this one and slog-sweeps it over midwicket, but there is certain finesse to the shot too

25.6

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, flat, he works it around for one again

Sri Lanka 203/1   KC Sangakkara 11* (6b 1x6)

26.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the up, but can't beat cover

26.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track, Zaheer shortens the length, doesn't give him any room, another dot

26.3

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, another drive on the up, gets a single down to long-off

26.5

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, another return catch goes unclaimed, flat-batted back to the right of Zaheer, who just manages to get a finger onto it. It's hit so powerfully it still goes for four

26.6

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, stops on him a touch, but he gets a single down to long-off

Sri Lanka 210/1   KC Sangakkara 17* (11b 1x4 1x6)

27.1

Raina to Sangakkara, SIX, good shot, good shoooot, again clears his front leg, and sweeps it straight over the bowler's head and the sightscreen

27.2

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 wide, consequently Raina fires one down the leg side

27.2

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, into the pads again, and he pushes it for one

27.4

Raina to Sangakkara, 1 run, steps out, almost yorks himself, gets a single down to long-on

27.6

Raina to Sangakkara, SIX, and another six in this over, Sanga seems to be continuing from the T20s, clears the front leg again and lofts him over midwicket

Sri Lanka 227/1   KC Sangakkara 31* (15b 1x4 3x6)

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, fires this one into the pads and the batsman gets an easy single to long-on

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, that's absolutely hammered away, chrages out, makes it into a low fulltoss, goes straight, and good news is, all three - non-striker, umpire, bowler - are safe. First boundary off Bhajan

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, goes for the big sweep, misses, but gets a leg-bye

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, short, and Sanga is in too good a nick to miss these offerings, clobbers it away to the midwicket boundary for four

Sri Lanka 251/1   KC Sangakkara 40* (19b 3x4 3x6)

30.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, low fulltoss, driven to the right of sweeper-cover and they come back for two

30.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, yorker, played to midwicket this time, a little too powerfully to come through for one

Sri Lanka 260/1   KC Sangakkara 42* (21b 3x4 3x6)

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, this is well bowled actually, flighted, dipping, and Sanga has absolutely slogged it, no pretence whatsoever, to midwicket

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, full delivery, and driven down the ground for one

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, SIX, and he has launched this into another shamiana, brings up his 50th ODI 50, the second-fastest for Sri Lanka. He charges down the track again, takes a length delivery and lofts it over long-off. Making it look easy here

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, and worked away for one to square leg

Sri Lanka 274/1   KC Sangakkara 54* (25b 4x4 4x6)

32.1

Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, starts off with a nice slower offcutter, it loops off Sanga's bat one-bounce to point

32.2

Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, short, quick, Sanga looks to go over midwicket, is late in the shot, and gets an underside edge, but safe

32.3

Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, slower ball, and he has swatted it like a fly, down the ground, to the right of long-on

32.4

Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, another drop, at this rate they'll need Laxman, Dravid and Ganguly as super subs, this time Harbhajan has dropped a sitter at midwicket, pulled away straight to him, he leaps for no reason and is unbalanced aand drops a chest-high catch

32.5

Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, runs this one down for a single to third man

Sri Lanka 279/1   KC Sangakkara 59* (30b 5x4 4x6)

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, clears the front leg, and drives it down the ground

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, no midwicket in the circle, and he picks the gap perfectly, takes a low fulltoss and bisects the wide long-on and deep square leg. he couldn't have done it better with a compass and protractor or whatever they use in school

Sri Lanka 287/1   KC Sangakkara 64* (32b 6x4 4x6)

34.3

Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, lovely shot, down on a knee, inside out, and over cover, but finds sweeper-cover

34.5

Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, another slower delivery, short too, and pulled for a single to square leg

Sri Lanka 291/1   KC Sangakkara 66* (34b 6x4 4x6)

35.1

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, starts off with a leg-side fulltoss with fine leg up, PK, the fielder, does well to deflect it towards square leg

35.2

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, superb batting, sees a length ball, gets the front leg out of the way, and goes over mid-on, not too much power into it but just enough

35.3

Khan to Sangakkara, SIX, one more for the shamianas, he is stepping out, sees a shorter delivery from Zaheer, and pulls it monstrously over wide long-on. It's unlikely he would have got tired, but every now and then Sanga hits one onto the shamianas and earns himself a breather

35.4

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, whoa, 96th boundary of the day, low fulltoss, makes room and goes over extra cover, clean clean hitting

35.5

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, make it 97, gets an off-stump half-volley, makes room and crashes it through the covers, moves onto 86 off 39

35.6

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, fulltoss on leg stump, and he misses out, but gets a leg-bye and stays on strike

Sri Lanka 312/1   KC Sangakkara 86* (40b 9x4 5x6)

36.1

Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, slower bouncer, and Sanga is waiting for it, and pulls it over midwicket. He is making it look ridiculously easy

36.2

Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, another short ball, and pulled away to midwicket

36.3

Kumar to Sangakkara, OUT, PK creates a third opportunity and finally someone holds onto it. Another slower bouncer, Sanga gets a top edge on the pull and Jadeja holds on to a simple catch at deep square leg. PK exults, it's been a tough day full of misfortune for him. But Sanga, take a bow, what an innings

KC Sangakkara c Jadeja b Kumar 90 (61m 43b 10x4 5x6) SR: 209.30

Sri Lanka 316/2   KC Sangakkara 90 (43b 10x4 5x6)
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Dec 15, 2009

Zaheer Khan is ecstatic after India snatch another breakthrough in the last over, India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Rajkot, December 15, 2009

Zaheer Khan is ecstatic after India snatch another breakthrough in the last over

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Dec 15, 2009

Tillakaratne Dilshan goes for a wild hit but is bowled by Harbhajan Singh, India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Rajkot, December 15, 2009

Tillakaratne Dilshan goes for a wild hit but is bowled by Harbhajan Singh

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