Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
61(47) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 6 9 12 3 0
SK Raina
35(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 12 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

HMCM Bandara
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

India have fought back superbly here. A win seemed unlikely at 115 for 7 but the Pathan brothers had other ideas. Yusuf got things going, ensuring the spinners were taken off the attack after launching into Bandara. Dilshan resisted from bringing Jayasuriya back, but his fast bowlers, particularly Fernando, leaked way too many extras to allow India bring the game back in their favour.

Yusuf Pathan is the Man of the Match

Dilshan : "I thought 170 was defendable. We started well, picked some early wickets, but both Yusuf and Irfan played really well. We conceded too many extras, that eventually made the difference."

Dhoni: "Their spinners bowled really well, and although our batsmen struggled, it's a good learning curve for them. There are lots of youngsters in our team and stiff matches like these is a great learning experience."

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19.2
6
Malinga to Pathan, SIX runs, What a way to finish! Meaty length ball on leg stump and he dismisses that into the stands over midwicket
19.1
1
Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, yorker outside off, dug out wide of the bowler and they get a quick single

India need just five off the last over. These two are following up on what the Husseys did against New Zealand earlier today. Can Malinga stop them? The odds, though, are not in his favour

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | INDIA: 167/7

  • IK Pathan27 (15b)
  • YK Pathan21 (9b)
  • CRD Fernando4-0-44-0
  • SL Malinga3-0-31-0
18.6
0
Fernando to Pathan, no run, short and wide, there to hit but Irfan misses out
18.5
4
Fernando to Pathan, FOUR runs, Could that be the decisive blow??? Full on the off stump, length ball, lofted between deep cover and long-off for another four
18.4
2
Fernando to Pathan, 2 runs, sliced away wide of third man, Malina dives to save a couple of runs
18.3
6
Fernando to Pathan, SIX runs, amazing shot!! Short of a length, Pathan waits for it and pulls it away into the stands over deep midwicket, crucial hit!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
61(47) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 6 9 12 3 0
SK Raina
35(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 12 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

HMCM Bandara
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF