Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    73
    110
    81
    6
    1
    90.12
    24.4 bowled em! Well done Jadeja, tosses it up on a length outside off stump, Tharanga drives at the ball against the spin with a massive gap between bat and pad, the ball pitches and turns in a long, long way and hits off stump 169/3
    6.2 whew, relief for India and the crowd explodes! Nehra drags it short, Dilshan harries out and goes for a pull, its too short and he gets a top edge off the shoulder of the bat and Karthik runs back to hold it, had he dropped that ... ummm .... 65/1
    22.3 stumped, on the second attempt! Sangakkara dances down the track and looks to whip it against the turn, he's beaten in the air and the ball breaks away off the track, Karthik fumbles the collection but regroups to break the stumps on the second attempt, take that blooming baseball grill off, man 165/2
    25.6 short ball gets a wicket! Harbhajan drags it down, Jayawardene goes for a pull but hits it straight to a leaping Raina at midwicket, and he cannot believe it 173/4
    35.5 bowled em! Ishant continues his very good spell by keeping it full and straight to Kandamby who presses forward on the defensive and gets an inside edge as the ball straightens a wee bit after pitching, the top off off stump goes back and Ishant is absolutely loving it 210/6
    34.3 dragged on! A nothing dismissal, as Kapudegera goes back and chases the ball away from his body and chops it back onto his sticks 204/5
    38.1 that is plumb! Jadeja continues to plug away from around the stumps, pushing in an arm ball that slides on and hits Kulasekara in front of middle and leg as the bat comes down late on the attempted defensive shot back down the track 218/8
    35.6 edged and gone! Two in two for Ishant and its because of that fuller length and the bit of movement it produces! This one is again pitched up to Randiv who pushes at it off the front foot and gets the faintest of edges through to Karthik 210/7
    13
    32
    24
    1
    1
    54.16
    44.2 that is that! Nehra goes full just outside off stump, Malinga stands there and swings and inside-edges onto the base of his stumps 239/10
    42.6 lovely way to end his spell! Slows the pace, tosses it up just outside the line, gets a little bit of turn back in but its enough to slide past the bat and hit off stump 236/9
    not out
    2
    5
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    239 all out (44.2 Overs, RR: 5.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (TM Dilshan, 6.2 ov), 2-165 (KC Sangakkara, 22.3 ov), 3-169 (WU Tharanga, 24.4 ov), 4-173 (DPMD Jayawardene, 25.6 ov), 5-204 (CK Kapugedera, 34.3 ov), 6-210 (SHT Kandamby, 35.5 ov), 7-210 (S Randiv, 35.6 ov), 8-218 (KMDN Kulasekara, 38.1 ov), 9-236 (BAW Mendis, 42.6 ov), 10-239 (SL Malinga, 44.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan704907.00216040
    I Sharma706329.001911100
    A Nehra6.203225.05183010
    Harbhajan Singh902913.22311010
    V Sehwag402616.5071100
    RA Jadeja1003243.20412100
    Yuvraj Singh10505.0020000
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    6.6 well held, Dilshan! Sehwag absolutely smashes a short ball in the air to backward point where Dilshan cups it, fumbles, and then grasps it off his chest 55/1
    not out
    96
    187
    104
    13
    0
    92.30
    21.3 oh well held, Randiv! Another slow loopy delivery on leg stump and Gambhir looks to again turn it away, this time there is some turn and he gets a leading edge that pops up and starts to die but Randiv scampers forward and dives forward to pluck it an inch off the grass ... Gambhir is not convinced and waits for replays which show the bowler did indeed take a really good catch in his followthrough 127/2
    32.5 nicked and gone! Welegedara smartly follows the bouncer with a fuller and wider ball which lures Yuvraj into a terrible drive away from the body, the lack of coordination does for him and Sangakkara takes the outside edge 169/3
    not out
    32
    44
    31
    4
    1
    103.22
    Extras
    16 (lb 5, w 11)
    TOTAL
    243/3 (42.3 Overs, RR: 5.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-55 (V Sehwag, 6.6 ov), 2-127 (G Gambhir, 21.3 ov), 3-169 (Yuvraj Singh, 32.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara813524.37336010
    KMDN Kulasekara804705.87257000
    SL Malinga9.315605.89369020
    BAW Mendis906707.44219020
    S Randiv813314.12271100

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-1

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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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