Player of the Match
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    18.5 short and wide and after four dot balls, Tharanga looks for a release off a short delivery with some width, tries to slash it through point, gets a thick edge and it ricocheted off Dhoni's glove towards first slip 86/2
    1.2 appeal for lbw and the umpire has given it out! That one swung in to the right-hander as well, landed on middle and leg and appeared to strike him in line as he tried to whip that off the back foot, would it have gone over? And did he get an inside edge? Umpire Oxenford's finger went up fairly quickly. We need to have another look, but Sehwag's lapse doesn't cost India much 9/1
    47.1 got him, he's bowled him, Sanga moved well across to scoop that fine but missed, that was aimed at leg stump from round the wicket and that's where it was heading when Sanga failed to make contact 269/7
    25.2 Chandimal has to go, short of a good length and a bit of away movement, Chandimal fishes for that one, gets a thin edge and is snapped up by Dhoni 117/3
    28.3 trapped in front is Mahela! Angling in from round the wicket and it held its line, Mahela had made his mind up to play the paddle-sweep, struck him in line, but we need another replay to see if that would have gone on to hit the stumps, the umpire thought so and Sri Lanka are in trouble now 132/4
    35.2 Mathews has been caught at cover and Sri Lanka have lost another one, made room, had made up his mind there, short of a good length and his intention was to clear the field on the off-side, mistimed it and spooned an easy catch to Gambhir, appeared to be a slower one from Zaheer 172/5
    38.2 given out lbw, the carrom ball, that spun in towards Lahiru, Ashwin was bowling round the wicket, Lahiru went across to work it into the leg side, missed and was caught on the pads. The umpire Martinez gave it out immediately, though the question is whether or not it would have missed leg. We'll need another replay for that. Meanwhile, Lahiru has to go 191/6
    48.2 holes out, that pitched on a length and he smashed it straight but didn't get hold of it, found Virat Kohli at long-on, Perera walks back, though we may just have Kula walk in 275/9
    47.3 low full toss and that's been drilled towards long-off, Raina collects and scores a direct hit from the deep to catch Herath short as he attempts a second, Umesh did it smartly there, didn't collect the throw, allowed it to roll onto the stumps, Herath is run-out 271/8
    not out
    not out
    23 (b 1, lb 6, w 16)
    293/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (TM Dilshan, 1.2 ov), 2-86 (WU Tharanga, 18.5 ov), 3-117 (LD Chandimal, 25.2 ov), 4-132 (DPMD Jayawardene, 28.3 ov), 5-172 (AD Mathews, 35.2 ov), 6-191 (HDRL Thirimanne, 38.2 ov), 7-269 (KC Sangakkara, 47.1 ov), 8-271 (HMRKB Herath, 47.3 ov), 9-275 (NLTC Perera, 48.2 ov)
    Z Khan10.006316.30347050
    IK Pathan10.013723.70393040
    UT Yadav10.007627.60266230
    R Ashwin10.014624.60302010
    V Sehwag4.002005.0091010
    PP Ojha6.004417.33112110

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

21 July 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes