Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Good win this, one set in motion in the field when Sri Lanka lost nine wickets for 74 runs and slumped to 239. Nehra, Jadeja, Harbhajan and Ishant did the hard work then, and after a rousing 44 from Sehwag, Tendulkar patiently made an unbeaten 96. The fans wanted a century from him but he didn't manage one. Personal records should not matter, because the real victory is that India have taken a lead in the series.

Stick around for the post-match presentation.

Sangakkara says the bowlers tried hard but that Sri Lanka did not have enough runs after that mad collapse. Wants to keep fighting and enjoying. Believes Sri Lanka can come back into the series.

Sehwag says he was praying Sri Lanka did not cross 400. Credits the spinners for doing well. But has to name himself for taking a wicket. Good fun. Thanks Tendulkar for helping India win easily.

Jadeja is the Man of the Match for his four wickets. A crucial performance it was indeed. Yes sir, he says when asked by Ravi Shastri if he enjoyed himself. Classic Now he gets down to talking in Hindi. Says he liked the way he bowled, wanted to bowl slower, vary his pace. Adds that he is confident of keeping his place in the team. Thank you, sir, he signs off with. Foh fweet, as Charlie would say.

So that brings us to the end of the third ODI. Do join us for game four on December 24. Okay bye!

42.4
5w
Malinga to Karthik, 5 wides, full down the pads, misses everything and India lead the series!
42.3
0
Malinga to Karthik, no run, loud shot as Karthik gets an inside edge, no chance
42.2
1
Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes full outside off, he stands there and opens the face, steering the ball out to third man
42.1
4
Malinga to Tendulkar, FOUR, well there's one of them, as he again walks across early and clips an inside edge off a full ball down the pads, beating a diving Sangakkara

Seven to win. Two fours for Tendulkar?

END OF OVER:
42 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 233/3 (7 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.54, RRR: 0.87)

  • KD Karthik32 (30b)
  • SR Tendulkar91 (102b)
  • S Randiv8-1-33-1
  • SL Malinga9-1-46-0
41.6
0
Randiv to Karthik, no run, pitches outside leg and he turns it to midwicket
41.5
6
Randiv to Karthik, SIX, maximum! Dances out, collects on the full, and dumps it over long-on
41.4
0
Randiv to Karthik, no run, pushes it through just outside the line of impact, Karthik stabs at it and gets an inside edge
41.3
0
Randiv to Karthik, no run, slower ball, spins in, he defends and the ball gets tangled in his pad
41.2
1
Randiv to Tendulkar, 1 run, dances out and hits it on the bounce to the man down at long-on
41.1
0
Randiv to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up, Tendulkar sweeps from outside off stump with the turn, misses and survives marginally because he was hit slightly outside the line

Right, so Tendulkar needs ten, India need 14.