Sri Lanka tour of India, 3rd ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Margao, Feb 14, 2007
India won by 5 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
14 February 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga lbw b Khan 1 3 9 0 0 11.11
2.4 two in the over! This one lands on a back of a length outside off stump and swings in alot, Tharanga is rooted and late on the shot, the ball hits him on the pad and looked to be hitting leg stump, and the umpire shoots up the dreaded finger, looked very close, as the replays suggest 5/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Ganguly b Khan 2 9 7 0 0 28.57
2.1 Ganguly takes a blinder! Zaheer bangs one in short, a surprise bouncer, Jayasuriya is taken in by it and pulls awkwardly, getting under it too much, and the ball balloons up in the air over square leg, but Ganguly's after it, dives and judges it to perfection, grabbing it as he dives and as it dips on him, and holds onto a superb catch 5/1
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* lbw b Harbhajan Singh 30 99 59 3 0 50.84
23.5 Got him! Harbhajan traps Mahela! Caught in his crease. Lands on a length, outside off, Mahela is neither forward nor back, he just shuffles across and tries to turn the delivery to the on side but doesn't make contact. The ball thuds into the pad, slightly outside the off stump, and is given out. The impact was slightly outside off and hence it has to be said Mahela is touch unlucky. 91/5
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Khan 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
4.2 he's bowled him! This one pitched on a shorter length outside off stump and came in a tad, but stayed very low, Sangakkara is late on the shot and ends up bottom-edging onto the base of off stump 6/3
View dismissal MS Atapattu c Tendulkar b Patel 42 77 61 6 0 68.85
22.1 If Dada can take a beauty, Sachin can come up with his own special! Atapattu is touch early into his drive, sends a length-delivery on middle stump line in the air to the right of midwicket where Tendulkar is fielding. Gravity was sucking the ball to the ground when Tendulkar intervened. He dived to his right and got his palms under that. 82/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 42 79 54 5 0 77.77
41.5 gone! smart catch from Dhoni! Landed on a length, just outside the off stump and goes on straight. But importantly, there was extra bounce and that does Dilshan in. He shaped to cut and got a top-edge and Dhoni adjusted his hands quickly and snaffled it. Important break through for India. Wrong time to lose a wicket for SL. 180/6
RP Arnold not out 66 107 83 7 0 79.51
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Agarkar b Khan 14 12 12 1 0 116.66
44.3 Wow! What a atheletic effort from Agarkar. Another yorker, on the leg stump line, Maharoof takes out his left leg from the line, shovels it towards wide mid-on where Agarkar rushes in and dives to his front to take it inches off the ground. Indians are diving everywhere today. First Ganguly, then Tendulkar and now Ajithe! 196/7
View dismissal HMCM Bandara lbw b Khan 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
46.1 Zaheer gets his fiver. His best ODI figures. Ever. With more than little bit of help from Umpire Saheba. It landed clearly outside the leg stump and moved across to trap him in front. But it should not have been given out. 204/8
KMDN Kulasekara not out 9 15 8 1 0 112.50
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 11, nb 4) 22
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 217 mins) 230 (4.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 10 0 42 5 4.20 37 5 0 (2w)
2.1 to Jayasuriya, Ganguly takes a blinder! Zaheer bangs one in short, a surprise bouncer, Jayasuriya is taken in by it and pulls awkwardly, getting under it too much, and the ball balloons up in the air over square leg, but Ganguly's after it, dives and judges it to perfection, grabbing it as he dives and as it dips on him, and holds onto a superb catch 5/1
2.4 to Tharanga, two in the over! This one lands on a back of a length outside off stump and swings in alot, Tharanga is rooted and late on the shot, the ball hits him on the pad and looked to be hitting leg stump, and the umpire shoots up the dreaded finger, looked very close, as the replays suggest 5/2
4.2 to Sangakkara, he's bowled him! This one pitched on a shorter length outside off stump and came in a tad, but stayed very low, Sangakkara is late on the shot and ends up bottom-edging onto the base of off stump 6/3
44.3 to Maharoof, Wow! What a atheletic effort from Agarkar. Another yorker, on the leg stump line, Maharoof takes out his left leg from the line, shovels it towards wide mid-on where Agarkar rushes in and dives to his front to take it inches off the ground. Indians are diving everywhere today. First Ganguly, then Tendulkar and now Ajithe! 196/7
46.1 to Bandara, Zaheer gets his fiver. His best ODI figures. Ever. With more than little bit of help from Umpire Saheba. It landed clearly outside the leg stump and moved across to trap him in front. But it should not have been given out. 204/8
  AB Agarkar 10 2 40 0 4.00 39 4 0 (4w)
View wicket MM Patel 10 2 41 1 4.10 39 4 0 (4nb)
22.1 to Atapattu, If Dada can take a beauty, Sachin can come up with his own special! Atapattu is touch early into his drive, sends a length-delivery on middle stump line in the air to the right of midwicket where Tendulkar is fielding. Gravity was sucking the ball to the ground when Tendulkar intervened. He dived to his right and got his palms under that. 82/4
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 37 2 3.70 41 5 0
23.5 to Jayawardene, Got him! Harbhajan traps Mahela! Caught in his crease. Lands on a length, outside off, Mahela is neither forward nor back, he just shuffles across and tries to turn the delivery to the on side but doesn't make contact. The ball thuds into the pad, slightly outside the off stump, and is given out. The impact was slightly outside off and hence it has to be said Mahela is touch unlucky. 91/5
41.5 to Dilshan, gone! smart catch from Dhoni! Landed on a length, just outside the off stump and goes on straight. But importantly, there was extra bounce and that does Dilshan in. He shaped to cut and got a top-edge and Dhoni adjusted his hands quickly and snaffled it. Important break through for India. Wrong time to lose a wicket for SL. 180/6
  SR Tendulkar 4 0 33 0 8.25 5 3 0 (1w)
  V Sehwag 6 0 30 0 5.00 17 2 0
  India innings (target: 231 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Ganguly lbw b Bandara 48 101 72 6 0 66.66
21.6 He got Tendulkar in the last game, he nails Ganguly this time. Tossed up on the middle and off stump, Ganguly, two short of fifty, goes for a sweep shot. No contact and the ball thuds into the front pad, right in front of middle. Dead duck. What a moment for the youngster Bandara! 94/4
View dismissal V Sehwag c Dilshan b Fernando 12 12 9 3 0 133.33
1.6 and he gets him with a lifter! Bounced him, Sehwag stands rooted, waiting for the drive, and is so surprised that he hangs the bat out and the result is a thick edge off the handle that Dilshan, running in a few paces from point, picks up with little trouble 20/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Kulasekara 1 13 8 0 0 12.50
4.6 bowled! This one was quicker, on a good length, and Tendulkar is once again beaten by the lack of footwork and drags it back onto his stumps, via bat and then pad, and Kulasekara is ecstatic! 35/2
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Kulasekara b Fernando 21 50 31 4 0 67.74
16.3 What a tame way to go! The ball stopped on Yuvraj and that did him in. Angled from round the stumps, on middle and leg, Yuvraj tried to turn it to the on side and is surprised as the ball holds up a touch and he gets a leading edge and presents a dolly to mid on. Big breakthrough for SL 83/3
View dismissal R Dravid* run out (Bandara) 66 109 82 4 1 80.48
45.1 Bandara to Dhoni, Bandara does in Dravid with a clever bit of work. Dhoni smashed a fullish delivery, along the ground, back to Bandara who stretched his right hand out, angled his right palm and deflected it towards the sticks and Dravid is caught short of the crease. Dravid is furious with himself, bangs his bat into the ground and charges out of the arena, muttering to himself. 227/5
MS Dhoni not out 67 91 74 4 0 90.54
KD Karthik not out 4 5 6 1 0 66.66
Extras (lb 1, w 10, nb 3) 14
  Total (5 wickets; 46.3 overs; 193 mins) 233 (5.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MF Maharoof 8 0 47 0 5.87 28 6 0 (4w)
View wickets CRD Fernando 10 1 43 2 4.30 40 4 0 (3nb, 1w)
1.6 to Sehwag, and he gets him with a lifter! Bounced him, Sehwag stands rooted, waiting for the drive, and is so surprised that he hangs the bat out and the result is a thick edge off the handle that Dilshan, running in a few paces from point, picks up with little trouble 20/1
16.3 to Yuvraj Singh, What a tame way to go! The ball stopped on Yuvraj and that did him in. Angled from round the stumps, on middle and leg, Yuvraj tried to turn it to the on side and is surprised as the ball holds up a touch and he gets a leading edge and presents a dolly to mid on. Big breakthrough for SL 83/3
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 8.3 0 46 1 5.41 31 8 0
4.6 to Tendulkar, bowled! This one was quicker, on a good length, and Tendulkar is once again beaten by the lack of footwork and drags it back onto his stumps, via bat and then pad, and Kulasekara is ecstatic! 35/2
View wicket HMCM Bandara 10 0 46 1 4.60 26 3 0
21.6 to Ganguly, He got Tendulkar in the last game, he nails Ganguly this time. Tossed up on the middle and off stump, Ganguly, two short of fifty, goes for a sweep shot. No contact and the ball thuds into the front pad, right in front of middle. Dead duck. What a moment for the youngster Bandara! 94/4
  ST Jayasuriya 7 0 34 0 4.85 15 0 1
  TM Dilshan 3 0 16 0 5.33 5 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - 4-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - Z Khan (India)
Umpires - AM Saheba and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - SL Shastri
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - SK Tarapore

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Ground Delay: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 51/3 in 16.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 14, MS Atapattu 28)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 17, MS Atapattu 30, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 26.5 overs (170 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 135/5 in 33.0 overs (TM Dilshan 26, RP Arnold 21)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (TM Dilshan 24, RP Arnold 25, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.6 overs (231 balls), Extras 13
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.5 overs (286 balls), Extras 20
    • RP Arnold: 50 off 68 balls (5 x 4)
    • India innings
    • India: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: India - 0/0
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: India - 78/2 in 15.0 overs (SC Ganguly 40, Yuvraj Singh 17)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • India: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (149 balls), Extras 9
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (R Dravid 33, MS Dhoni 17, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 145/4 in 32.0 overs (R Dravid 36, MS Dhoni 18)
    • India: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (210 balls), Extras 9
    • R Dravid: 50 off 68 balls (4 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 121 balls (R Dravid 51, MS Dhoni 49, Ex 0)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 63 balls (2 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 42.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 9
 
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