Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 3rd Match: Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 16, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
16 August 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 75.4 mph, Clatter! What a dramatic start! Upul Tharanga has lost his off stump. It was full in length, landed around the middle and off, and moved towards the off stump. Tharanga was caught at the crease, neither forward nor back, and pushed out at it. He lunged out at it in the last moment and ended up stumbling out of his crease. The ball moved past the desperate waft and crashed into the off stump. Timber! The bails fly! PK jumps for joy. 0/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c RG Sharma b Ojha 45 105 62 5 0 72.58
21.4 49.9 mph, he suggested in the first ball of the over that he should have gone over midwicket. He tries it this time to his own peril. It was a flighted delivery around off and he went down on his knee and tried to slog-sweep it over midwicket. But he top-edged it straight up in the air. Gone! Out for 45. 82/5
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Ojha b Nehra 2 16 12 0 0 16.66
3.3 83.1 mph, The short ball works. Dilshan pulled it wide of the fielder couple of deliveries ago but Sangakkara has now holed out to backward square-leg region. It was below chest-high actually but Sanga was late on the shot and ended up edging it high. Ojha ran in from the deep backward square-leg to collect that. It was the shortish ball on the off stump line and Sanga tried to fetch it from there. It wasn't a bouncer or anything: between waist and chest high. 14/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Kumar 4 13 11 0 0 36.36
6.2 80.8 mph, Loud shout and it has been given. Height was the question. Mahela trudges off slowly. It cut in from outside off and trapped him in line. It hit him above the knee roll. The bat was nowhere in line. Got to see the replays to check whether it would have gone over. So do hang on. Mahela turns behind to have a look as he walks off. Hawk eye says it would have clipped the very top of the leg stump 23/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Jadeja b I Sharma 7 30 23 1 0 30.43
12.4 85.8 mph, What a soft dismissal! Almost contrived! Samaraweera walked right across the stumps and worked the back-of-length delivery on the off and middle stump line straight to short midwicket. Absolute dolly of a catch. Sri Lanka are wobbling here. Samaraweera was looking to whip it to square-leg but ended up lobbing it to short midwicket 44/4
View dismissal AD Mathews lbw b Jadeja 15 44 26 2 0 57.69
22.4 55.2 mph, And Ravindra Jadeja roars! Why not?! A wicket in the first over. It lands on the middle and moves towards leg stump and Angelo pushed down the wrong line. Trapped in front! Jaddu pumps his fist in the air! 83/6
View dismissal CK Kapugedera b Jadeja 10 29 28 0 0 35.71
31.3 56.1 mph, what a soft dismissal, this isn't flighted much, is straight and fast at 90ks, he chips down the pitch half-heartedly, plays down the wrong line and the ball ricochets off the pad to the middle stump. Jadeja blows a kiss, he is loving it 103/7
View dismissal S Randiv c Raina b Ojha 43 89 61 4 0 70.49
46.1 52.7 mph, and Randiv perishes while playing the shot that has brought him most of his boundaries! Makes room and looks to go over extra cover again, but this time doesn't get enough behind it and fins Raina. But an important innings nonetheless 170/10
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c †Dhoni b I Sharma 22 33 30 3 0 73.33
39.6 84.9 mph, those are the kind of overs you hate as a batsman! The guy has been short, the guy has been wide, and suddenly he bowls one in the right area, and you edge it. Just back of a length, just outside off, Kula hangs his bat out there, and the ball kisses the edge 142/8
View dismissal SL Malinga st †Dhoni b Ojha 5 16 12 1 0 41.66
43.1 54.7 mph, and he has got a wicket first ball! Malinga dances down the track, and Ojha slips in the arm ball. Beaten in the flight, Malinga looks to jab at it, but it sneaks in between the bat and the pad. Dhoni does the rest 158/9
CRD Fernando not out 6 12 11 0 0 54.54
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 7) 11
  Total (all out; 46.1 overs; 198 mins) 170 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 8 2 20 2 2.50 38 1 0 (1w)
0.1 to Tharanga, 75.4 mph, Clatter! What a dramatic start! Upul Tharanga has lost his off stump. It was full in length, landed around the middle and off, and moved towards the off stump. Tharanga was caught at the crease, neither forward nor back, and pushed out at it. He lunged out at it in the last moment and ended up stumbling out of his crease. The ball moved past the desperate waft and crashed into the off stump. Timber! The bails fly! PK jumps for joy. 0/1
6.2 to Jayawardene, 80.8 mph, Loud shout and it has been given. Height was the question. Mahela trudges off slowly. It cut in from outside off and trapped him in line. It hit him above the knee roll. The bat was nowhere in line. Got to see the replays to check whether it would have gone over. So do hang on. Mahela turns behind to have a look as he walks off. Hawk eye says it would have clipped the very top of the leg stump 23/3
View wicket A Nehra 9 0 39 1 4.33 38 6 0 (2w)
3.3 to Sangakkara, 83.1 mph, The short ball works. Dilshan pulled it wide of the fielder couple of deliveries ago but Sangakkara has now holed out to backward square-leg region. It was below chest-high actually but Sanga was late on the shot and ended up edging it high. Ojha ran in from the deep backward square-leg to collect that. It was the shortish ball on the off stump line and Sanga tried to fetch it from there. It wasn't a bouncer or anything: between waist and chest high. 14/2
View wickets I Sharma 9 1 32 2 3.55 35 4 0 (1w)
12.4 to Samaraweera, 85.8 mph, What a soft dismissal! Almost contrived! Samaraweera walked right across the stumps and worked the back-of-length delivery on the off and middle stump line straight to short midwicket. Absolute dolly of a catch. Sri Lanka are wobbling here. Samaraweera was looking to whip it to square-leg but ended up lobbing it to short midwicket 44/4
39.6 to Kulasekara, 84.9 mph, those are the kind of overs you hate as a batsman! The guy has been short, the guy has been wide, and suddenly he bowls one in the right area, and you edge it. Just back of a length, just outside off, Kula hangs his bat out there, and the ball kisses the edge 142/8
View wickets PP Ojha 9.1 0 36 3 3.92 36 3 0 (2w)
21.4 to Dilshan, 49.9 mph, he suggested in the first ball of the over that he should have gone over midwicket. He tries it this time to his own peril. It was a flighted delivery around off and he went down on his knee and tried to slog-sweep it over midwicket. But he top-edged it straight up in the air. Gone! Out for 45. 82/5
43.1 to Malinga, 54.7 mph, and he has got a wicket first ball! Malinga dances down the track, and Ojha slips in the arm ball. Beaten in the flight, Malinga looks to jab at it, but it sneaks in between the bat and the pad. Dhoni does the rest 158/9
46.1 to Randiv, 52.7 mph, and Randiv perishes while playing the shot that has brought him most of his boundaries! Makes room and looks to go over extra cover again, but this time doesn't get enough behind it and fins Raina. But an important innings nonetheless 170/10
View wickets RA Jadeja 10 2 34 2 3.40 42 2 0 (1w)
22.4 to Mathews, 55.2 mph, And Ravindra Jadeja roars! Why not?! A wicket in the first over. It lands on the middle and moves towards leg stump and Angelo pushed down the wrong line. Trapped in front! Jaddu pumps his fist in the air! 83/6
31.3 to Kapugedera, 56.1 mph, what a soft dismissal, this isn't flighted much, is straight and fast at 90ks, he chips down the pitch half-heartedly, plays down the wrong line and the ball ricochets off the pad to the middle stump. Jadeja blows a kiss, he is loving it 103/7
  V Sehwag 1 0 5 0 5.00 2 0 0
  India innings (target: 171 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KD Karthik c Kulasekara b Mathews 10 41 35 0 0 28.57
8.5 78.8 mph, Caught at third man! It was shortish, it was well outside off and the shot was warranted. He went for the flaying cut shot but ended up slicing it straight to third man near the boundary. Out for a 35-ball 10. One man down. 30/1
V Sehwag not out 99 165 100 11 2 99.00
View dismissal V Kohli c †Sangakkara b Fernando 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
9.6 87.2 mph, What a lovely catch from Sanga! Fernando teased Kohli with a fuller delivery outside off stump and he fell for the bait. He edged the intended off drive and Sanga flew full stretch with an outstretched right hand to pouch that. What a stunner! 31/2
View dismissal RG Sharma lbw b Mathews 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
10.4 78.5 mph, Rohit won't move. He stands still. He has to go. Now he moves. That tendency to plant his front leg across gets him into trouble. Yet again. He then tried to bring the bat around the front pad but by then the ball had moved in to hit him in front of the off stump. It hit him just above knee roll. He lingered there for a while before he trudged off. Sri Lanka are on the attack here. Rohit showed his bat as if to suggest it had hit the inside-edge. The replays, those shown so far, didn't show any inside edge. They haven't showed snicko yet. And he stood there fora while. The match referee might come into picture 32/3
View dismissal SK Raina c Tharanga b Fernando 21 56 35 2 0 60.00
21.5 82.6 mph, Raina has pulled him straight to deep square leg! This isn't even a very good short ball, is asking to be hit, but Raina doesn't hit it off the middle, and the top edge settles with Tharanga, who juggles before taking full control 91/4
MS Dhoni*† not out 23 56 38 2 0 60.52
Extras (b 5, lb 6, w 1, nb 6) 18
  Total (4 wickets; 34.3 overs; 165 mins) 171 (4.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 7 0 34 0 4.85 24 4 0 (2nb)
  KMDN Kulasekara 5 0 23 0 4.60 18 2 0 (1w)
View wickets AD Mathews 7 1 32 2 4.57 29 4 1 (1nb)
8.5 to Karthik, 78.8 mph, Caught at third man! It was shortish, it was well outside off and the shot was warranted. He went for the flaying cut shot but ended up slicing it straight to third man near the boundary. Out for a 35-ball 10. One man down. 30/1
10.4 to RG Sharma, 78.5 mph, Rohit won't move. He stands still. He has to go. Now he moves. That tendency to plant his front leg across gets him into trouble. Yet again. He then tried to bring the bat around the front pad but by then the ball had moved in to hit him in front of the off stump. It hit him just above knee roll. He lingered there for a while before he trudged off. Sri Lanka are on the attack here. Rohit showed his bat as if to suggest it had hit the inside-edge. The replays, those shown so far, didn't show any inside edge. They haven't showed snicko yet. And he stood there fora while. The match referee might come into picture 32/3
View wickets CRD Fernando 8 0 33 2 4.12 28 3 0 (2nb)
9.6 to Kohli, 87.2 mph, What a lovely catch from Sanga! Fernando teased Kohli with a fuller delivery outside off stump and he fell for the bait. He edged the intended off drive and Sanga flew full stretch with an outstretched right hand to pouch that. What a stunner! 31/2
21.5 to Raina, 82.6 mph, Raina has pulled him straight to deep square leg! This isn't even a very good short ball, is asking to be hit, but Raina doesn't hit it off the middle, and the top edge settles with Tharanga, who juggles before taking full control 91/4
  S Randiv 7.3 0 38 0 5.06 21 2 1 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - India 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - V Sehwag (India)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and REJ Martinesz
TV umpire - TH Wijewardene
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - RD Kottahachchi

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 46/4 in 14.0 overs (TM Dilshan 27, AD Mathews 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (100 balls), Extras 6
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 82/5 in 21.4 overs (AD Mathews 15)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 130/7 in 37.0 overs (S Randiv 22, KMDN Kulasekara 14)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 40.1 - 45.0
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 41.3 overs (256 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 170/10 in 46.1 overs (CRD Fernando 6)
    • India innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: India - 47/3 in 15.0 overs (V Sehwag 24, SK Raina 6)
    • India: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (100 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (V Sehwag 32, SK Raina 17, Ex 1)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 58 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (150 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: India - 133/4 in 30.0 overs (V Sehwag 70, MS Dhoni 20)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (V Sehwag 24, MS Dhoni 22, Ex 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 13
 
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