Sri Lanka tour of India, 4th ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dec 24, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
24 December 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Khan to Perera, no run, pitches on a good length and slants in, Perera swings first ball and it ball skims his thigh pad through to Karthik


Khan to Perera, 2 runs, fuller ball into the stumps, he plays an aerial shot over the off side and gets off the mark in international cricket, in the deep Harbhajan runs around and shows off his footwork on the boundary


Khan to Perera, FOUR, well bowled, there is no fine leg in place and still he drops in a bouncer, not sure why, and so Perera hooks and gets his first four


Khan to Perera, 1 run, goes full and serves up a low full toss, had he hit Perera was a goner, but he plays a wild slog and top edges safely

Sri Lanka 241/4   NLTC Perera 7* (4b 1x4)

Jadeja to Perera, FOUR, plays another shot over the top, just doesn't move his feet much but drives high and holds the shot, getting it over mid-off and it drops just inside the boundary


Jadeja to Perera, 1 run, bowls it full on leg stump, he clips and gets an inside edge to midwicket


Jadeja to Perera, FOUR, good ball, flighted up on full on leg stump, Perera makes room and inside-edges the booming drive, the ball runs out to the deep where Nehra runs after it, slides, cannot stop it, and then falls over the rope as he continues to try and flail away, basically he's lying on top of the ropes and trying to keep the ball from making contact


Jadeja to Perera, 1 run, in the blockhole, defends, gets an inside edge to short third man

Sri Lanka 252/4   NLTC Perera 17* (8b 3x4)

Khan to Perera, no run, full ball just outside off, Perera backs away and swings and misses


Khan to Perera, SIX, smacked! Zaheer pitches on a length and Perera dismisses the ball with a spanking pull, he just gets back in a flash and goes over midwicket


Khan to Perera, 3 runs, aims for a yorker outside off, Perera still backs away and scoops the ball out to the deep where Harbhajan does very, very well on the ropes to save a single, really good running and diving


Khan to Perera, FOUR, oh what a shot! Zaheer again aims for the yorker, doesn't pull it off, and Perera gets under it and scoops it over mid-on for four more, tremendous shot there


Khan to Perera, 1 run, goes for the blockhole once more but Perera continues to make room and swing, and this time manages an inside edge to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 271/4   NLTC Perera 31* (13b 4x4 1x6)

Nehra to Perera, OUT, taken in the deep! Perera's fun little knock ends as he again tries to get under a full ball and slog it away, but he ends up with a top edge that goes very high and settles in Jadeja's hands, running in from wide long-on

NLTC Perera c Jadeja b Nehra 31 (14b 4x4 1x6) SR: 221.42

Sri Lanka 271/5   NLTC Perera 31 (14b 4x4 1x6)





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