Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.4 Dickwella's gone! Superb catch at square leg by Rayudu. He made it look very easy. It was a slower delivery and Dickwella whipped it towards the leg side. It was in the air but it was dropping on the fielder and he had to dive forward to get underneath 32/1
    35
    26
    24
    7
    0
    145.83
    5.6 Binny gets his man! That's the scrambled seam delivery and it's a touch slower too! All his deliveries have been swinging in but this one keeps coming in with the angle. Dilshan wanted to drive it through the on side but makes no contact. Straight through him, it skims the pads and it hits the middle 45/2
    14.4 Chandimal's patience runs out! He wants to slog sweep this out of the ground but can only manage a thick top edge. He was nowhere near the delivery there. Rohit backpedals at mid-on and settles under the skier 73/3
    18.3 oh massive, vicious turn! Not much Mahela could have done there. It was a flatter one and Mahela opens up to play the cut shot, but this jags in sharply into the batsman and there is no getting away from it. It hits the batsman's gloves and flies to the slip fielder. Mahela could have adjusted but there was bounce there too. It hits the front pad first actually, then the bat.. then to Ajinkya 85/4
    not out
    139
    141
    116
    6
    10
    119.82
    44.6 big hit! Not quite. He looks to launch it over long-on but can only find Rayudu. Simple catch there. An excellent 128-run stand comes to an end 213/5
    47.5 a high full toss brings a wicket! That could have been hit anywhere but Perera finds the fielder at deep backward square leg. It was a flat hit, a little here or a little there, it could have been a six. 258/6
    49.3 short delivery, the batsman goes for the pull, top-edges and is caught at deep backward square leg, Prasanna keeps running to the pavilion. 285/7
    49.6 he looks to pull and gets a top edge! Karn Sharma takes an over-head one-hander running to his right from mid-off 286/8
    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    286/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (N Dickwella, 4.4 ov), 2-45 (TM Dilshan, 5.6 ov), 3-73 (LD Chandimal, 14.4 ov), 4-85 (DPMD Jayawardene, 18.3 ov), 5-213 (HDRL Thirimanne, 44.6 ov), 6-258 (NLTC Perera, 47.5 ov), 7-285 (S Prasanna, 49.3 ov), 8-286 (BAW Mendis, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni805737.12247030
    STR Binny812813.50313000
    AR Patel1004524.50403300
    R Ashwin1015625.60323300
    KV Sharma1006106.10293300
    AT Rayudu403308.25102200
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 oh hat's a grubber.. It pitches on length, comes in and doesn't get up more than six inches. Rahane can't do much about it. It hits the middle stump. Mathews can't do anything wrong today! 6/1
    4.3 Mattheeeeeeeewws!! he takes out the big wicket. That was a length ball, no where for the pull, but Rohit wanted to play a cross-batted shot, and missed. That hits the top of middle. 14/2
    27.6 the partnership is broken! Big big hesitation between the two batsmen. Kohli looks to chop it to third man but plays it too fine, it's cut-off by the diving keeper. Rayudu has meanwhile run down the length of the pitch. Kohli was ball watching. He didn't move. Then Rayudu had to be sent back and be the sacrificial lamb. .He charges, comes all the way down to the other side but no way he was going to survive this. Eranga had all the time in the world to throw down the stumps. 150/3
    not out
    139
    192
    126
    12
    3
    110.31
    33.3 Angiiiiiieeee! He is back. He dives full length at midwicket to pluck this inches off the ground! Uthappa whipped the tossed up delivery towards the leg side and was looking for a single to the deep but he failed to keep it down. Mathews is back again. He dives full length to his right and gets his hand underneath 180/4
    20
    28
    24
    3
    0
    83.33
    39.4 oh he is gone! Jadhav has wasted his chance. He stepped out of the crease and was looking to hammer it over midwicket but left a little gap between the bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and hits the off stump 215/5
    43.1 Mendis takes out Binny and Kohli cannot believe it! Binny steps out to the tossed up delivery, but this is a googly and it sneaks in between the bat and the pad, easy work for Chandimal behind the stumps 231/6
    43.2 that's two in two! The building is crumbling. It was a harmlessly tossed up delivery but it was straight and Ashwin played down the wrong line. He was hit right in front of the middle and that looks out straightaway. But wait a minute? They are checking for the no-ball and it looks very very tight. It should be fine actually, some part is behind the line 231/7
    not out
    17
    34
    14
    2
    0
    121.42
    Extras
    11 (b 4, w 7)
    TOTAL
    288/7 (48.4 Overs, RR: 5.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (AM Rahane, 2.4 ov), 2-14 (RG Sharma, 4.3 ov), 3-150 (AT Rayudu, 27.6 ov), 4-180 (RV Uthappa, 33.3 ov), 5-215 (KM Jadhav, 39.4 ov), 6-231 (STR Binny, 43.1 ov), 7-231 (R Ashwin, 43.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews713324.71254000
    PLS Gamage402506.25165010
    RMS Eranga704506.42175020
    S Prasanna1004204.20344010
    NLTC Perera302006.6672010
    BAW Mendis9.407347.55247300
    TM Dilshan804605.75234120

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

16 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

A Ton of Wins

100

Number of wins for India against Sri Lanka, across formats (83 in ODIs, 14 in Tests and three in T20Is)

Openers gone cheap

13

Number of years since both Indian openers have been dismissed in single figures against Sri Lanka.

A good chance

32

India's win percentage when chasing 275-300 targets in ODIs.

A landmark

251

Number wickets in international cricket for Ashwin - the 13th Indian to the 250-mark. Anil Kumble leads with 953.

A century of wins

100

If India win this ODI, it will their 100th win against Sri Lanka, across all formats of international cricket.

Whitewash Record

1

Number of times that India have whitewashed Sri Lanka in a bilateral ODI series at home: 3-0 in 1982.

Something to smile about

37

Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the first five overs - the most by either team this series.