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    7.5 ohh Tharanga goes, he was looking really good, Irfan strikes again, pitched up outside off and he drives it loosely and straight to extra cover, easy catch 61/2
    1.3 well taken by Zaheer at third man, bowled on a good length but that was really wide, Dilshan went after that one and sliced it straight towards Zaheer, he had to run forward and took it well, reaching forward and collecting it inches from the ground 13/1
    35.5 Oh dear, Thirimanne has to go, pulled it towards Kohli at mid-on, Thirimanne is ball watching as he runs while Jeevan Mendis has his back turned towards his partner, Thirimanne is more than halfway down the pitch as Kohli returns a throw to Zaheer, who throws it to Dhoni, who runs forward and takes down the stumps as Thirimanne dives full length, trying to get back. It's in vain and India have struck a crucial blow. Dhoni hurt himself while charging forward to that ball 204/6
    10.1 Chandimal's gone! Short of a good length on middle and leg, he moved across to whip it square, missed, no inside edge, appeared to be going on to hit leg. The umpire thought so and gave it out. The things to look out for are the height and whether it was missing leg. 74/3
    13.2 run-out, sharp fielding at point, Mathews pushed that towards point, wanted the single but was sent back a little belatedly, Tiwary picked up and threw down the stumps at the striker's end, was moving to his right and was accurate with the throw, Mathews, despite a big stretch, was caught short. Sri Lanka lose another one 89/4
    15.1 Kapugedera knew he was gone! Angled in towards middle, Kapugedera gets across and misses as he tries to defend, struck in line with middle and leg and the umpire, as most others, had doubt. Kapugedera misses another chance 102/5
    42.6 Mendis has to go now! Short and he goes for the cut, gets a nick straight to Dhoni, Irfan takes four. There to cut and he went for it 256/8
    42.3 Perera has holed out but Mendis is still there, pitched up outside off and he went after it, sliced it straight to Virat Kohli at deep point, easily held and Irfan strikes again 252/7
    44.6 Five-for for Irfan, gets a wicket off the final ball of his spell, goes round the wicket, landed on a good length and Senanayake swings hard, misses and his off stump is knocked back 266/9
    45.4 excellent catch from Raina who was running back from long-off, low full toss and Malinga struck it well but not well enough, Raina ran back and took it calmly just in front of the ropes to seal victory 274/10
    not out
    29 (b 2, lb 14, w 13)
    274 all out (45.4 Overs, RR: 6.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (TM Dilshan, 1.3 ov), 2-61 (WU Tharanga, 7.5 ov), 3-74 (LD Chandimal, 10.1 ov), 4-89 (AD Mathews, 13.2 ov), 5-102 (CK Kapugedera, 15.1 ov), 6-204 (HDRL Thirimanne, 35.5 ov), 7-252 (NLTC Perera, 42.3 ov), 8-256 (BMAJ Mendis, 42.6 ov), 9-266 (SMSM Senanayake, 44.6 ov), 10-274 (SL Malinga, 45.4 ov)
    Z Khan9.015315.88304150
    IK Pathan10.006156.10296040
    AB Dinda7.405527.17219000
    V Kohli1.00303.0030000
    R Ashwin9.003704.11283000
    RG Sharma6.002303.83171000
    SK Raina2.001206.0051000
    MK Tiwary1.0014014.0020200

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