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)

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


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


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


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


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


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   A Nehra 1-1-0-0

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, opportunity missed there for Dilshan as he fails to clip it away off his pads, the ball came onto him fairly quickly and clipped his pads


Nehra to Dilshan, no run, nearly plays on! Too close to cut and he gets an inside edge and the ball nearly rolls to the off stump


Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, direct hit would have sent him back! Punched hard to mid-off and challenges Jadeja at mid-off, he just misses the stumps


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


Nehra to Dilshan, 1 wide, fast bouncer, just down the leg side and well collected by Karthik


Nehra to Dilshan, 1 leg bye


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

Sri Lanka 8/0   A Nehra 2-1-3-0

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, breaks the shackles, gives him just a hint of width and Dilshan rocks back, meets the ball hard and punches it past the covers, good shot


Nehra to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, lands outside leg and hurries onto his pads, the ball rolls to the off side


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


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


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


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   A Nehra 3-1-15-0

Nehra to Tharanga, no run


Nehra to Tharanga, no run


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


Nehra to Tharanga, no run


Nehra to Tharanga, 1 run


Nehra to Dilshan, OUT, Now Virat Kohli sets a fine example! What a wicket to get, Nehra bangs it in short and Dilshan can't resist the pull, he hits it flat and Kohli sprints to his right from backward square leg, covers a lot of ground and takes the diving catch at long leg, he times his dive perfectly

TM Dilshan c Kohli b Nehra 9 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Sri Lanka 31/1   A Nehra 4-1-22-1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary! Nehra bowls it full and gets it to swing towards middle and leg and he shuffles across his crease, exposes his leg stumps and gets a faint trickle to fine leg


Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run


Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, crisp timing! Outside off and full, he leans forward and a gentle push is enough to beat mid-off, the fielder knew he had no chance the minute it went past him


Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, good length and pushed down to mid-off


Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, softly clipped towards midwicket and he sets off immediately


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   A Nehra 5-1-32-1

Nehra to Sangakkara, FOUR, the leading edge this time! Sanga was lucky this time, leans forward to drive and the ball beats slip and runs away


Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara shows the full face of the bat and defends it solidly this time


Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward and squeezes it down to extra cover


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


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


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


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


Nehra to Tharanga, no run, stays back and defends

Sri Lanka 91/2   A Nehra 6-1-45-1

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


Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length outside leg stump, he gets up and tucks it off his hips


Nehra to Kandamby, no run, pitches on a length, Kandamby plays a half-hearted poke and misses


Nehra to Kandamby, 2 runs, fuller ball on middle and leg, twirled in the air between mid-on and midwicket, Jadeja fields in the deep and returns a wide throw towards Karthik's end but he is not near the stumps and an extra run is given


Nehra to Kandamby, no run, shorter ball, cant connect, so India get a dot ball


Nehra to Kandamby, FOUR, on the stumps and cracked away past the infield, Raina dives but cannot save the boundary on the leg side

Sri Lanka 278/5   A Nehra 7-1-52-2

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, short and rising, Jayawardene flashes at it but cant connect


Nehra to Jayawardene, OUT, Nehra! First he bowls a good ball, a nice yorker ala Zaheer, Jayawardene falls over it and clips an inside edge onto his left boot, the ball rolls to the off side but he wants the single, Nehra runs across to collect the ball, falls over, but nails down the stumps with a direct hit, there really was no single there, and well fielded Nehra

DPMD Jayawardene run out 33 (30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 110.00


Nehra to Kandamby, FOUR, not a good follow-up ball, a full toss on the pads, flicked away fine


Nehra to Kandamby, no run, pitches it up, Kandamby drives it back, Nehra stops it in his followthrough with his right leg


Nehra to Kandamby, no run, full ball, no room on offer, so Kandamby gets across and tries to paddle it very fine but misses, and somehow the ball misses hitting the stumps


Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, swings away at a length ball down leg stump, getting more of an inside edge that the fine leg fielder collects

Sri Lanka 292/6   A Nehra 8-1-57-2

Nehra to Samaraweera, 2 runs, hops back to outside leg stump and dabs the short ball down to third man for two, Harbhajan runs across from the deep and doesn't pick up cleanly


Nehra to Samaraweera, 1 run, another full ball, nearly a yorker, outside off and Samaraweera opens the face and steers it fine, Kohli dives at backward point and releases fast, very well done


Nehra to Kandamby, 1 run, full outside off and he steers the ball to the off side for one


Nehra to Samaraweera, FOUR, makes a little bit of room to the leg side and drives the ball over extra cover, a very well hit shot at the end


Nehra to Samaraweera, 2 runs, full on the stumps, he backs away and pushes it past Nehra


Nehra to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and drives the ball to deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 315/6   A Nehra 9-1-68-2





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