Sri Lanka in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

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   I Sharma 1-0-20-0

13.1

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

13.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, good length on the pads and he tucks it softly down to midwicket

13.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, well left, straightens after pitching outside off, good carry

13.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, gets his bat behind the line and pushes it to mid-on

13.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, Dropped That's a screamer, Harbhajan the culprit, Sangakkara tries to hook a rising delivery but he gets a top edge which goes the other way, all the way down to third man, Harbhajan over-runs the ball and spills it completely

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   I Sharma 2-0-26-0

15.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, lands it outside off and he safely shoulders arms

15.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, much wider outside off and he's happy to let it go

15.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, stays back and defends it very softly towards the off side

15.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length, cramps him up for room on the off stump and he defends with soft hands

15.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, bangs it in short and he swivels and pulls and finds deep square leg

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   I Sharma 3-0-28-0

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

17.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, 2 runs, gets forward and punches it just wide of short cover, the substitute Manoj Tiwary gives the chase

17.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, shapes to drive straight but gets an inside edge to the on side

17.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips him in the air over square leg

17.6

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

Sri Lanka 103/2   I Sharma 4-0-32-0

19.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he times the drive well and finds Jadeja at deep backward point

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

19.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish outside off and driven firmly to sweeper cover

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   I Sharma 5-0-44-0

31.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, full ball just outside off, Sangakkara drives and gets an inside edge to fine leg

31.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, that is a good shot, just leans into the ball and smacks it on the rise past cover

31.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, short down the pads, tucked off his hips for a single

31.4

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

31.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, good ball, on a length, middle and off, he stabs at it and turns it to midwicket

31.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on off stump, searching for something on this flat track, Sangakkara turns the face and gets an easy single to the leg side

Sri Lanka 175/2   I Sharma 6-0-55-0

48.1

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, full on the stumps and Kandamby gets the wrists into play, clipping between two fielders for four

48.2

Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, bangs in a bouncer, Kandamby loses sight as he hooks but the ball drops in no man's land

48.3

Sharma to Samaraweera, 2 runs, cramps him for room with a length ball, Samaraweera stands there and dabs an open-faced bat to get the ball behind backward point

48.4

Sharma to Samaraweera, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, twirled out to the deep to raise 300

48.5

Sharma to Kandamby, no run, aims for a yorker but its a wide outside off, Kandamby starts to back away and then has to reach out to get the toe end of the bat on the ball, then denies the single

48.6

Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, rubbish ball, a full toss outside off and Kandamby duly cracks it past a diving extra cover fielder for four

Sri Lanka 304/6   I Sharma 7-0-67-0
Series Results
India v Sri Lanka at Delhi - Dec 27, 2009
No result
India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata - Dec 24, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack - Dec 21, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur - Dec 18, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot - Dec 15, 2009
India won by 3 runs
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Dec 24, 2009

Renovation works goes on in the stands for the World Cup, India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, December 24, 2009

Renovation works goes on in the stands for the World Cup

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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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