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  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 well Eranga has made amends for that drop! Didn't have to wait too long, another wild swing and a miss, this time Eranga bowled it at the stumps and the middle stump was pegged back, he gets Gambhir, the man he dropped 7/1
    11.3 some relief for Sri Lanka! Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahane was down the track to loft with the turn, ended up chipping it back to the bowler, Mendis didn't give it much air and that's probably why Rahane didn't get the elevation 81/2
    16.3 they finally see the back of Kohli! It was sweetly timed but straight to the fielder at deep midwicket, looked like the slower ball, Kohli swung across the line and it's a flat hit to Thirimanne, easily taken 129/3
    not out
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    25
    43
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    136.00
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    16
    14
    13
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    114.28
    Extras
    10 (lb 7, w 3)
    TOTAL
    155/3 (20 Overs, RR: 7.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (G Gambhir, 1.4 ov), 2-81 (AM Rahane, 11.3 ov), 3-129 (V Kohli, 16.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews302307.6663000
    RMS Eranga403027.50146020
    SL Malinga403107.7593110
    NLTC Perera403408.5084100
    HMRKB Herath301705.6651000
    BMAJ Mendis201316.5040100
  • BATSMEN
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    4.2 Jayawardene was hit on the pads on the back foot and the umpire was convinced that was hitting the leg stump, he was back at the crease trying to nudge it away, he shuffled across the crease, didn't look too pleased with the decision though, it hit him above the knee roll so it was a marginal call 35/3
    0.5 Dilshan goes first ball! And Pathan deserves all the credit here, he swings it in late and Dilshan tries to work it across the line and he's beaten, the ball hits the middle and leg stump. This delivery has fetched Pathan several wickets 7/1
    2.1 Pathan nips out two early! This wasn't the best ball, not the best shot either, he chased a wide delivery swinging away from the off stump, got a thick outside edge to first slip 14/2
    9.1 well Thirimanne simply threw it away, he goes for the reverse sweep and the ball skids onto his stumps, Ashwin was bowling from round the wicket, he will feel a bit silly after seeing the replay, Thirimanne tried that shot against Pakistan too recently and it didn't exactly come off too well 68/4
    12.6 edged! Well the bowling change worked, Dinda pitched it up and invited the drive through the off side, Mathews made room but got a thin edge to Dhoni 96/5
    14.3 soft dismissal! Yadav pitched it up outside the off stump and had Mendis driving, chipped it tamely to Rahane at short cover, cupped it over his head, the momentum is firmly with India here 100/6
    17.2 and with that SL lose their last recognised batsman, full on middle and off, he made room to loft it down the ground but mistimed it, Kohli ran to his right from long-off and took it on the fall 116/8
    15.2 appeal for a run out, there's a direct hit and he's gone, Perera chopped it down to point and set off and was sent back, the throw from Tiwary was flat and sharp and on the stumps, Perera couldn't ground his bat on time, third umpire takes a look 102/7
    17.4 Eranga goes for the big hit and he miscues it as well, it was in the air for a long time and Ashwin at long-off only just managed to catch it 116/9
    17.6 and India round it off comprehensively! No last-minute panic tonight, Malinga backed away and tried to hook a short ball, got the top edge and Dhoni jogged to his left and took the catch 116/10
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    116 all out (18 Overs, RR: 6.44)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (TM Dilshan, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (WU Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 3-35 (DPMD Jayawardene, 4.2 ov), 4-68 (HDRL Thirimanne, 9.1 ov), 5-96 (AD Mathews, 12.6 ov), 6-100 (BMAJ Mendis, 14.3 ov), 7-102 (NLTC Perera, 15.2 ov), 8-116 (LD Chandimal, 17.2 ov), 9-116 (RMS Eranga, 17.4 ov), 10-116 (SL Malinga, 17.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IK Pathan402736.75154030
    UT Yadav302418.00104020
    AB Dinda311946.33112000
    V Kohli301304.3370000
    RG Sharma10909.0011010
    R Ashwin402215.50101010

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

7 August 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • We adapted better - Dhoni

    MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said India have adapted to the change in nature of Sri Lankan pitches better than the hosts on this tour

  • The slog and the deft touch

    Plays of the day from the only T20I between Sri Lanka and India in Pallekele

  • Didn't execute game plan well - Jayawardene

    MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said India have adapted to the change in nature of Sri Lankan pitches better than the hosts on this tour

  • Kohli and Irfan seal comfortable win

    Virat Kohli continued to be imperious, and Irfan Pathan impressed once again, as India's completed a successful limited-overs campaign in Sri Lanka with a comfortable win in the only T20 international on the tour

  • All-round Irfan grabs his chances

    Irfan Pathan has made the most of his latest comeback - now the challenge is to display the same kind of form in Indian conditions

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd7DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
3rd21DPMD JayawardeneHDRL Thirimanne
4th33AD MathewsHDRL Thirimanne
5th28BMAJ MendisAD Mathews
6th4BMAJ MendisLD Chandimal
7th2NLTC PereraLD Chandimal
8th14RMS ErangaLD Chandimal
9th0SL MalingaRMS Eranga
10th0HMRKB HerathSL Malinga