Sri Lanka in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

0.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, good bounce and carry straightaway, well left in the end and Karthik applauds

0.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, gets bat on ball and he pushes a full and loose delivery to cover

0.3

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, holds the length back and gives him some width outside off, he reaches out and cuts to third man

Sri Lanka 1/0   WU Tharanga 1* (3b)

1.1

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, Nehra was convinced he nicked it but the umpire Erasmus didn't think so, the bowler gets it to move away late and beat the edge, he started celebrating before looking back in horror, good delivery though

1.2

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, follows that up with a good yorker, well dug out by the batsman there

1.3

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, full again and pushed down to to mid-off

1.4

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, holds the length back and he defends this to the off side

1.5

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, shapes to defend it but he turns the face of the bat and mistimes it to point

1.6

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, that's a maiden over, hits a good length outside off and Tharanga firmly places it to backward point

Sri Lanka 1/0   WU Tharanga 1* (9b)

2.2

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, reaches out to drive but he checks the shot a bit and angles it down to third man

2.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, another mistimed drive and this one finds Gambhir at backward point

2.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run, focuses on restricting width for the batsman, lands on middle stump and he punches it to the off side

2.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, angles it more towards leg and he clips it down to midwicket

Sri Lanka 4/0   WU Tharanga 2* (13b)

3.4

Nehra to Tharanga, 1 run, pushes it hard down the pitch and Nehra gets a hand to it and palms it to the off side, there's a direct hit from mid-off but the batsman's safe

3.6

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it to point

Sri Lanka 8/0   WU Tharanga 3* (15b)

4.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, spoons it in the air and the ball drops well in front of cover, they're trying to break free but can't seem to time it properly

4.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run, good delivery, gets it to nip back in sharply and Tharanga inside edges it onto his pads, not too far from the stumps

4.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, tries to pierce the gap at backward point, Kohli dives and Raina backs him up, good stuff there

Sri Lanka 9/0   WU Tharanga 3* (18b)

5.3

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, cuts back on the pace a bit and Tharanga has a wild slash but fails to make contact

5.4

Nehra to Tharanga, FOUR, he finally puts it away, rising delivery off a good length and he nearly flat-bats it, clears mid-on comfortably

5.5

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, Dropped, default mode folks, Tharanga hits one back hard and spoons it towards Nehra, he cups his hands above his head and spills it, should have been taken

5.6

Nehra to Tharanga, FOUR, good length on middle and leg and he enjoys a free swing, clubs it just wide of mid-on

Sri Lanka 22/0   WU Tharanga 11* (22b 2x4)

6.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, tries to slash that away but the ball keeps a bit lower than expected and nearly takes the inside edge

6.4

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg and he clips him just wide of mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 24/0   WU Tharanga 12* (24b 2x4)

7.1

Nehra to Tharanga, no run

7.2

Nehra to Tharanga, no run

7.3

Nehra to Tharanga, SIX, hits it over backward square leg

7.4

Nehra to Tharanga, no run

7.5

Nehra to Tharanga, 1 run

Sri Lanka 31/0   WU Tharanga 19* (29b 2x4 1x6)

8.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, beats him! Well Zaheer gets it to move away late and tease the left-hander, nearly shaves the edge

8.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run

8.3

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, nice placement, opens the face of the bat to a full delivery and places it just wide of mid-off, the outfield is quick and the fielder gives it up

8.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, gets his elbows high and punches it towards cover and Sehwag does well to dive and cut it off

8.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run, full on the off stump and driven down to mid-on

8.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, kicks up a bit more and gets it to nip back in, he gets an inside edge down to midwicket

Sri Lanka 35/1   WU Tharanga 23* (35b 3x4 1x6)

9.6

Nehra to Tharanga, 1 run, full on the stumps and pushed down the ground, Ishant is there at long-on to mop up

Sri Lanka 45/1   WU Tharanga 24* (36b 3x4 1x6)

10.1

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, keeps it a bit short and gets it to rise towards the body, he hops and fends it off

Sri Lanka 46/1   WU Tharanga 25* (37b 3x4 1x6)

11.1

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, poor start, wide and slightly short outside off, he reaches out and cuts wide of backward point

11.2

Sharma to Tharanga, no run, comes round the wicket, Tharanga opens the face of the bat and punches it down to extra cover

11.3

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, poor delivery there, full and wide and Tharanga gets under the bounce and scoops it over point, third man was too wide to cut it off

11.4

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, terrific shot! Half volley outside off and Tharanga waits for it and punches it off the meat of the bat wide of mid-off, zero effort, only timing, classic stuff

11.5

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, even better! Ishant comes over the wicket but still gives him width, Tharanga almost slices it to find the gap between mid-off and cover, the ball speeds away

11.6

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, 20 off the over! Ishant holds the length back outside off and Tharanga reaches out and gets a thick outside edge to third man, no slips and four

Sri Lanka 68/1   WU Tharanga 45* (43b 8x4 1x6)

13.1

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, width outside off and he reaches out and cuts to third man

13.6

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, adds further insult to the bowler! He gives him width and Tharanga leans forward and bashes it past the covers, that's his fifty as well! Good comeback by Tharanga after a shaky start

Sri Lanka 78/2   WU Tharanga 50* (45b 9x4 1x6)

14.4

Nehra to Tharanga, 2 runs, shortish outside off and he angles it just wide of third man for a couple

14.5

Nehra to Tharanga, FOUR, shortish in length but too wide outside off, very little effort needed by Tharanga to slice it wide of backward point, top shot

14.6

Nehra to Tharanga, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called

14.6

Nehra to Tharanga, 1 wide, this time he's guilty outside the off stump, blow hot blow cold performance by India in the field so far

14.6

Nehra to Tharanga, no run, stays back and defends

Sri Lanka 91/2   WU Tharanga 56* (48b 10x4 1x6)

15.6

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side spoils the over a bit, he doesn't offer a shot

15.6

Sharma to Tharanga, no run, cramps him for room and he softly taps it to the off side

Sri Lanka 93/2   WU Tharanga 56* (49b 10x4 1x6)

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, stays back, waits for it and cuts to sweeper cover

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 2 runs, gets on the backfoot, waits for it and cuts it down to third man for a couple

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, inside edge clips his pads and rolls to the on side

Sri Lanka 99/2   WU Tharanga 60* (52b 10x4 1x6)

17.1

Sharma to Tharanga, no run, short outside off and punched down to cover

17.2

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, tucks him up for room but he improvises by hopping and angling it down to third man

17.6

Sharma to Tharanga, no run, lands outside off and he safely shoulders arms to the keeper

Sri Lanka 103/2   WU Tharanga 61* (55b 10x4 1x6)

19.2

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, tucks him up for room but he manages to pinch a single easily to point, good batting and good running

19.4

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, poor ball and well dealt with, he reaches out to a full delivery and scoops it wide of third man, you can't give width like this and expect to get away with it

19.5

Sharma to Tharanga, FOUR, bowls it much shorter but drifts on the pads, Tharanga turns the face of the bat and nudges it down to fine leg, the fielder was too square to cut it off

19.6

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, driven firmly down the pitch and the ball deflects off his palm on the dive and rolls to the on side

Sri Lanka 116/2   WU Tharanga 71* (59b 12x4 1x6)

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on a length and he pushes the ball to extra cover

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, more of a straighter line and he knocks it to long-on

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, good line but not much turn and Tharanga reaches out and pushes the ball to cover

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, good ball, a bit fuller and dipping in and he pushes it back

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, ends the over with a tad wider delivery outside off which Tharanga steers out to deep backward point for a single

Sri Lanka 119/2   WU Tharanga 73* (64b 12x4 1x6)

21.1

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, flat ball to begin with, no turn, pushed to cover

21.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, well tossed up and he defends

21.3

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, full and flat, some drift, no turn, pushed back to the bowler

21.4

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, pushes hard at the ball, rolls into the off side, Jadeja fields it

21.5

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, well bowled, slows it up, pitches on a length, Tharanag is sluggish on the drive and the ball pops back towards Jadeja but does not carry

21.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, flatter, middle and off, punched to the on side and Jadeja runs across

Sri Lanka 119/2   WU Tharanga 73* (70b 12x4 1x6)

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, tosses it up, gets some drift, punched toward the mid-on fielder

Sri Lanka 121/2   WU Tharanga 74* (71b 12x4 1x6)

23.1

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on the off stump, pushed to the off side nicely

23.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, 2 runs, straighter ball slides down and he slaps it past square for two

23.3

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, wider ball, steered out to the off side sweeper

23.4

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up and worked to the fielder again, cannot find the gaps

23.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, very good over, tossed up on the stumps and he defends

Sri Lanka 127/2   WU Tharanga 77* (76b 12x4 1x6)

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, well bowled, more flight, hangs in the air longer, Tharanga comes forward and drives and finds the man at cover

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, and again he slows it up and gets him playing a hard-hit drive

Sri Lanka 129/2   WU Tharanga 78* (78b 12x4 1x6)

25.1

Jadeja to Tharanga, FOUR, good use of the crease, he moves back and steers a marginally short ball wide of Harbhajan at gully, good wristwork on that shot

25.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, tosses it up this time and Tharanga drives hard, and with too much bottom hand, and the ball rolls back past the bowler

25.5

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, too short, Tharanga back-cuts but picks out Harbhajan

25.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, slider down the pads, brushed away towards square leg

Sri Lanka 136/2   WU Tharanga 84* (82b 13x4 1x6)

26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, slow ball on off stump, drives hard towards extra cover

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, pushed back, Harbhajan hurries across to his left side and does well to save a single

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, good ball, goes fuller and just outside off, with some drift, and Tharanga opens the face and drives to cover for one

Sri Lanka 139/2   WU Tharanga 86* (85b 13x4 1x6)

27.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, tosses it on a length and he gets back to push it back

27.3

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed in flatter and quicker and he hits across the line to midwicket

27.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, pitches short and spins back in a long way to cramp Tharanga as he cuts, but he does well to get over the ball and chop it down in front of backward point

Sri Lanka 144/2   WU Tharanga 88* (88b 13x4 1x6)

28.1

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and he flicks it away to mid-on

28.2

Sehwag to Tharanga, FOUR, good shot, just skips out a small ways and drills the ball back straight between mid-on and mid-off to move into the nineties

28.3

Sehwag to Tharanga, 1 run, slows the pace, Tharanga still drives straight and this time Sehwag misfields and allows him a single

28.5

Sehwag to Tharanga, 1 run, uses his wrists to play against the turn and drive a single to long-on

Sri Lanka 151/2   WU Tharanga 94* (92b 14x4 1x6)

29.3

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, slower one, pushes at it and turns it to the leg side

Sri Lanka 154/2   WU Tharanga 95* (93b 14x4 1x6)

30.3

Sehwag to Tharanga, 1 run, stands his ground and punches the ball to the off, Sehwag fields

30.5

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, good ball, straighter and fuller, and Tharanga pats it back

30.6

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, drifts it in to middle and off and again Tharanga has to defend

Sri Lanka 164/2   WU Tharanga 96* (96b 14x4 1x6)

31.4

Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, pitched up on middle and off, some shape, pushed to extra cover

Sri Lanka 174/2   WU Tharanga 97* (97b 14x4 1x6)

32.2

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, spins away from just outside off, no shot offered

32.3

Sehwag to Tharanga, 1 run, tad short, he's cramped for room but cuts and gets an easy one

Sri Lanka 177/2   WU Tharanga 98* (99b 14x4 1x6)

33.1

Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, tosses it up, pushed to the off side for one more, as Raina dives and cannot stop

33.3

Raina to Tharanga, no run, tossed up to bring out a drive, Tharanga checks the shot to cover

33.4

Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, there it is, just bunts a fuller ball down past Raina and Sangakkara and raises his arms as he sets off, a very good innings after an early drop, his seventh century and first in three years, very pleasing effort it will be for a man trying to make his way back permanently

33.6

Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, gets two-thirds forward and turns the ball off his pads

Sri Lanka 185/2   WU Tharanga 101* (103b 14x4 1x6)

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, flat down the pads and he angles the bat to get a single

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, slows it up and gets some turn, Tharanga pushes away from the bat and misses, Karthik collects and starts appealing, then Harbhajan joins in, but not out

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, flatter ball, gets over it and drives it past midwicket

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, spins back in and stays low, Tharanga gets back and pushes to cover

Sri Lanka 190/2   WU Tharanga 104* (107b 14x4 1x6)

35.1

Raina to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he doesn't move his feet as he stabs at it

35.2

Raina to Tharanga, no run, slower ball, more air, drifts in, again he drives hard and with not foot work and inside-edges to the leg side

35.3

Raina to Tharanga, no run, drives loosely again, no timing or placement

35.4

Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, slides into middle and leg and Tharanga knocks it past square leg

35.6

Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, plays with the turn and knocks it down the ground as well

Sri Lanka 193/2   WU Tharanga 106* (112b 14x4 1x6)

36.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, well flighted on the stumps, getting him to drive, not well timed but he plays it back straight

Sri Lanka 194/2   WU Tharanga 107* (113b 14x4 1x6)

37.4

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, flat on middle and leg, played across the line to midwicket

37.5

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, spins down the pads, played away to short fine where Zaheer fields

Sri Lanka 205/3   WU Tharanga 107* (115b 14x4 1x6)

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, short and he pulls it out to Tendulkar at deep square leg

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, good ball, speared in on the stumps and Tharanga jams it out

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 2 runs, but now he bowls short and allows Tharanga to cut an easy two

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, 5 wides, rubbish, full and fast down the pads, wide ball, Karthik cannot stop it

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, short again and he cuts down into the ground but can't beat gully

Sri Lanka 214/3   WU Tharanga 110* (119b 14x4 1x6)

39.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, slows up the pace, lands it on middle and leg, driven to midwicket

39.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, pushed in quicker, he looks to on-drive but loses balance

Sri Lanka 217/3   WU Tharanga 111* (121b 14x4 1x6)

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tharanga, no run, outside off, tries to play it fine, gets an edge that rolls to the on side

Sri Lanka 226/3   WU Tharanga 111* (122b 14x4 1x6)

41.2

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, starts moving away, Jadeja spots him and fires it in, and Tharanga has to play it back to him

41.3

Jadeja to Tharanga, SIX, there's a big hit, a good old fashioned slog over midwicket with the turn and the result is half a dozen for Tharanga

41.4

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, pushed into the blockhole as he backs away again, and Tharanga digs it out

41.5

Jadeja to Tharanga, no run, another very full ball, he makes room and cannot time it well

41.6

Jadeja to Tharanga, 1 run, well bowled, Jadeja, speared into leg stump and Tharanga just manages to squirt the ball into the off side

Sri Lanka 234/3   WU Tharanga 118* (127b 14x4 2x6)

42.1

Khan to Tharanga, OUT, gone first ball! Zaheer doesn't allow much room, just bowls it full and straight, Tharanga chases it with a big swing and no footwork and inside-edges it back onto his stumps

WU Tharanga b Khan 118 (128b 14x4 2x6) SR: 92.18

Sri Lanka 234/4   WU Tharanga 118 (128b 14x4 2x6)
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Dec 24, 2009

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Dec 24, 2009

Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir take India home, India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kolkata, December 24, 2009

Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir take India home

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