Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
59(31) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 0 2 1 3 8 0 1
V Sehwag
64(36) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 2 4 6 1 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yuvraj Singh
O3.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It's been two entertaining matches. Sanga has batted brilliantly, so did Indian batsmen today. Both sides were helped by poor fielding. Both captains share the trophy. On that note, okay bye

Presentation
MS Dhoni, winning captain: "I have never seen a team dropping six catches. But there was something funny going around, something fishy. Sri Lanka also missed so many run-outs. We have to improve our bowling apart from fielding. Not only in T20s, but also in ODIs."

Sangakkara is the Man of the Series for his two remarkable fifties.

Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Match Home ground. Birthday. Three wickets. Smashing knock. Says he: "Things couldn't have been better on my birthday. Winning the match, entertaining the crowd, hitting big sixes. I thought I would hit everything straight, when the field comes straight, go square. Best innings at my home ground." He also says he wouldn't party tonight. Says Ravi Shastri: "Trust him to not party."

Kumar Sangakkara: "We had quite a few chances. But then again, those catches and run-outs really matter in the end. We had our chances, but we didn't take them. India played really well too. In hindsight you can say could have, would have, should have [why jayasuriya was not bowled], but it wasn't to be."

So quite an amusing exhibition of poor fielding has come to an end. It could have been a Popatwadi XI v Battaramulla XI game. If T20 is all about entertainment, I am thoroughly entertained by this appalling fielding display from both sides. Cheap thrills, yes.

19.1
6
Mathews to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, and going by the scripts of the night, Mathews gives him a nice length ball, gentle pace, Yuvraj gets under it, clears his arms and sends it into the crowd behind long-on

Two required off the last over, and surely we'll see the highest successful chase in T20 internationals? Mathews to bowl

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 205/4

  • KD Karthik4 (1b)
  • Yuvraj Singh54 (24b)
  • TM Dilshan1-0-10-0
  • SL Malinga4-0-28-1
18.6
4
Dilshan to Karthik, FOUR runs, that is cheeky, Karthik is a smart T20 batsman, he waits for this short delivery, and late-cuts it from inside Sanga's gloves it seems. No chance for the third man to save the boundary
18.5
1
Dilshan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushes it to cover and gets a single

Ramesh Bala indulges in some word play on dew: "Ahh... Towel to wipe the ball. I thought SL were looking to "throw in the towel" but couldn't find one! ;)" It's not over, the towel surely hasn't been thrown in, going by this run-out

18.4
W
Dilshan to Raina, OUT, finally they hit the stumps direct. Raina pushes to cover and runs. There is no run in this and Kulasekara underarms it. Raina dives desperately. By the time the bail comes off completely, Raina's bat has reached past the crease but is in the air
18.3
0
Dilshan to Raina, no run, goes for the big slog, a hopeful Sanga appeals, but it is clearly angling down the leg side
18.2
4
Dilshan to Raina, FOUR runs, and Raina has brought it down to less than run-a-ball, charges down, makes room, and lofts him over extra cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
59(31) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 0 2 1 3 8 0 1
V Sehwag
64(36) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 2 4 6 1 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yuvraj Singh
O3.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF