Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 186/9 (30 runs required, RR: 9.30)

  • PP Ojha10 (6b)
  • I Sharma5 (2b)
  • TM Dilshan1-0-14-1
  • M Pushpakumara3-0-27-1

Presentation
Kumar Sangakkara, winning captain and Man of the Match "The wicket was pretty good to bat on. What set us up was that the two openers saw through the six overs, even though they didn't get off to a flying start. We were outstanding in the first 16 overs, we need to a bit more ruthless and finish them off. Great all-round performance, everyone fought hard and showed hunger to win."

MS Dhoni "At least we were not missing catches before. We are not a brilliant fielding side, but we are not known to dropping catches. It's getting difficult for us to get into T20 groove. Most of us treat them as warm-up for ODIs."

On that note okay bye

Nonetheless a comprehensive win for Sri Lanka, their first of the tour. And it also breaks their four-match losing streak in T20s. And India's losing streak now moves to four

19.6
6
Dilshan to Ojha, SIX, Mathews fails at the Mathews. At long-off, close to the boundary he makes the catch, lobs the ball back in play, goes out, comes back in, catches. But hold on, he realises he has touched the skirting while taking the catch
19.5
2
Dilshan to Ojha, 2 runs, lofted down the ground for a couple
19.4
1
Dilshan to I Sharma, 1 run, flat, pushes him into the crease, and pushed down the ground for one
19.3
4
Dilshan to I Sharma, FOUR, Ishant drives the first ball he faces wide of extra cover and gets four
19.2
W
Dilshan to Dinda, OUT, and he has bowled him, with a flat delivery, Dinda slogs again and misses. Can Dilshan finish this before the scheduled finish?

AB Dinda b Dilshan 19 (20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

19.1
1
Dilshan to Ojha, 1 run, short and wide, hit to the right of Dilshan and they take a single

Dilshan to finish the final formalities

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 172/8 (44 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 44.00)

  • AB Dinda19 (19b)
  • PP Ojha1 (3b)
  • M Pushpakumara3-0-27-1
  • CRD Fernando3-0-26-0
18.6
0
Pushpakumara to Dinda, no run, Dinda steps out and hits it back to the bowler this time
18.5
1
Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 run, this time he goes for the straight hit and connects well for a single
18.4
0
Pushpakumara to Ojha, no run, Ojha goes for the big slog and misses
18.3
1
Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run, Dinda slogs again, but the long-on is placed wide and it will be just a single
18.2
1lb
Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 leg bye, big appeal for lbw, but it is pitched outside leg
18.1
1
Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run, Dinda dances down the track and hits him down the ground for a single

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 168/8 (48 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.33, RRR: 24.00)

  • AB Dinda17 (16b)
  • PP Ojha0 (0b)
  • CRD Fernando3-0-26-0
  • SL Malinga2-0-29-0
17.6
1b
Fernando to Dinda, 1 bye, Dinda swipes again, and misses, but gets a bye down the leg side
17.5
W
Fernando to Nehra, OUT, Nehra is run out. He just hits and runs, but Fernando does well to field it to his right and run the stumps down with a direct-hit

A Nehra run out 22 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 169.23

17.4
3
Fernando to Dinda, 3 runs, Dinda makes room and clears point, wants a second but is sent back, then slips while turning but somehow plonks the bat in in time. Gets two overthrows in the bargain
17.3
0
Fernando to Dinda, no run, Dinda makes room and swipes, ends up playing a short ball back to the bowler
17.2
1b
Fernando to Nehra, 1 bye, lovely yorker, missing the leg stump by inches, he gets a bye though
17.1
1
Fernando to Dinda, 1 run, SL miss out on a run-out here, limply hit towards cover, but Fernando fails to collect the underarm flick

Fernando is back

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 162/7 (54 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.52, RRR: 18.00)

  • A Nehra22 (11b)
  • AB Dinda13 (12b)
  • SL Malinga2-0-29-0
  • M Pushpakumara2-0-24-1
16.6
4
Malinga to Nehra, FOUR, what a shot from Nehra, this is a length ball, and he has absolutely drilled it straight back. The umpire has to duck for cover, and the ball reaches the boundary even before you can finish saying wow
16.5
1
Malinga to Dinda, 1 run, another yorker, gets a sharp single to midwicket
16.4
1
Malinga to Nehra, 1 run, this one is slightly short of being a yorker, and is driven down the ground
16.3
0
Malinga to Nehra, no run, this is Malinga's first yorker of the night, and is too much for Nehra
16.2
2
Malinga to Nehra, 2 runs, Nehra continues the entertainment, plays a little pick-up shot on this length ball and gets two to wide of long-on
16.2
1w
Malinga to Nehra, 1 wide, wide down the leg side from Malinga. Nehra lets it go Gavaskar-style
16.1
1
Malinga to Dinda, 1 run, length ball, driven down the ground for one

There is some delay here. Crowd trouble it seems

Malinga is back