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 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

Sri Lanka 13/0   TM Dilshan 8* (13b 1x4)   A Nehra 2.1-1-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 18/0   WU Tharanga 7* (20b 1x4)   A Nehra 2.4-1-11-0

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)   A Nehra 3-1-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 35/1   WU Tharanga 23* (32b 3x4 1x6)   Z Khan 4.3-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 39/1   ST Jayasuriya 4* (1b 1x4)   A Nehra 4.1-1-26-1

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

Sri Lanka 43/1   ST Jayasuriya 8* (3b 2x4)   A Nehra 4.3-1-30-1

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

Sri Lanka 52/1   WU Tharanga 29* (38b 4x4 1x6)   I Sharma 0.1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 56/1   WU Tharanga 33* (40b 5x4 1x6)   I Sharma 0.3-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 60/1   WU Tharanga 37* (41b 6x4 1x6)   I Sharma 0.4-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 64/1   WU Tharanga 41* (42b 7x4 1x6)   I Sharma 0.5-0-16-0

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)   I Sharma 1-0-20-0

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pitched up outsie of and Jayasuriya decides to join the fun, scoops it over mid-off, seemed like a mis-hit at first

Sri Lanka 72/1   ST Jayasuriya 15* (11b 3x4)   Z Khan 6.1-0-18-0

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)   I Sharma 2-0-26-0

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

Sri Lanka 82/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (6b 1x4)   A Nehra 5.1-1-36-1

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

Sri Lanka 89/2   WU Tharanga 56* (47b 10x4 1x6)   A Nehra 5.5-1-43-1

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

Sri Lanka 111/2   WU Tharanga 66* (57b 11x4 1x6)   I Sharma 4.4-0-39-0

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

Sri Lanka 115/2   WU Tharanga 70* (58b 12x4 1x6)   I Sharma 4.5-0-43-0

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

Sri Lanka 133/2   WU Tharanga 82* (79b 13x4 1x6)   RA Jadeja 2.1-1-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 148/2   WU Tharanga 92* (90b 14x4 1x6)   V Sehwag 0.2-0-4-0

Jadeja to Sangakkara, FOUR, a bit wider and shorter and he he back-cuts very, very well

Sri Lanka 160/2   KC Sangakkara 35* (52b 2x4)   RA Jadeja 4.5-1-23-0

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

Sri Lanka 168/2   KC Sangakkara 42* (57b 3x4)   I Sharma 5.1-0-48-0

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

Sri Lanka 172/2   KC Sangakkara 46* (58b 4x4)   I Sharma 5.2-0-52-0

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, tossed up again, gets it to hang in the air a fraction longer, out comes Sangakkara to hammer the ball straight along the ground past Harbhajan and Jadeja runs across on the ropes but does not dive, poor effort from the youngster

Sri Lanka 198/2   KC Sangakkara 60* (71b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 7.2-0-30-0

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, risky shot but he pulls it off, does Jayawardene, getting over the ball and dabbing very, very late down to third man

Sri Lanka 202/3   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (1b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 7.4-0-34-1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, well played, Harbhajan spears it outside leg and Jayawardene sweeps it hard and over short fine leg for four

Sri Lanka 221/3   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (16b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 9.3-0-48-1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, now he bowls it very wide outside off stump, without cover in the deep, and Jayawardene duly thumps that over the top for four more, beating cover with ease

Sri Lanka 225/3   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (17b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 9.4-0-52-1

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

Sri Lanka 240/4   NLTC Perera 6* (3b 1x4)   Z Khan 7.4-0-24-2

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

Sri Lanka 245/4   NLTC Perera 11* (5b 2x4)   RA Jadeja 8.1-1-40-0

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

Sri Lanka 251/4   NLTC Perera 16* (7b 3x4)   RA Jadeja 8.4-1-46-0

Jadeja to Jayawardene, FOUR, makes room and drives over the top for four, lovely hit from Jayawardene

Sri Lanka 256/4   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (22b 4x4)   RA Jadeja 9-1-51-0

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

Sri Lanka 270/4   NLTC Perera 30* (12b 4x4 1x6)   Z Khan 8.5-0-39-2

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   SHT Kandamby 6* (4b 1x4)   A Nehra 7-1-52-2

Khan to Jayawardene, FOUR, full outside off, Jayawardene makes room and slices it over the off side, Tendulkar runs in and dives but the ball starts to curve away from him and he cannot get there

Sri Lanka 282/5   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (25b 5x4)   Z Khan 9.1-0-44-2

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

Sri Lanka 291/6   SHT Kandamby 12* (7b 2x4)   A Nehra 7.3-1-56-2

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

Sri Lanka 296/6   SHT Kandamby 17* (11b 3x4)   I Sharma 6.1-0-59-0

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   SHT Kandamby 22* (14b 4x4)   I Sharma 7-0-67-0

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

Sri Lanka 312/6   TT Samaraweera 10* (5b 1x4)   A Nehra 8.4-1-65-2





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