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161dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Tendulkar and Jadeja give India 2-1 lead

After Virender Sehwag had bludgeoned 44 from just 28 balls, an unhurried and unbeaten 96 from Sachin Tendulkar took India to a facile victory that took them 2-1 ahead in this five-match series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
96(104) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 34 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
11 23 11 9 23 2 4 13
WU Tharanga
73(81) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 1 15 8 8 5 12 19

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10
M0
R32
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O6.2
M0
R32
W2
Eco5.05
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

21 December 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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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 runs, 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 runs, maximum! Dances out, collects on the full, and dumps it over long-on

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st55SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd72SR TendulkarG Gambhir
3rd42SR TendulkarYuvraj Singh
4th74SR TendulkarKD Karthik