Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
117(95) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 6 2 9 0 2
KC Sangakkara
83(82) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 1 5 3 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O10.0
M0
R38
W4
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R60
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Little to complain about for India after this comprehensive victory. It's only their second bilateral series victory in Sri Lanka, and their win streak extends to eight.

Things started going down hill during the chase pretty early on, Jayasuriya bowled first ball. There was a brief period of resistance when Sangakkara and Jayawardene stitched together a 67-run stand. However the Indian spinners were on song, getting turn and bounce to smother Sri Lankan hopes. Pragyan Ojha turned in a career-best performance, taking 4 for 38 to be the stand-out bowler for India.

Yuvraj Singh is declared the Man of the Match. "It's a big achievement to reach a century before Sehwag," he jokes at the ceremony.

Mahela Jayawardene says his team should have capitalised on the two early wickets they took. "Yuvi and Veeru batted really well, their brilliant partnership took the game away from us, they played some good shots put our bowlers under pressure. It was a disappointing day for us, we came in with a lot of hopes."

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the important thing is that the team is doing well, and that the players are enjoying their cricket. "We are not really looking at the record (for most ODI wins in a row by an Indian team), we are looking to play the players who have not played so far, that's the priority."

That's it from me, Siddarth Ravindran, and Binoy Geroge. Thanking for tuning in today, do join us for Thursday's game.

41.4
W
Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, OUT, Mendis rocks back and slashes that towards cover again, straight to the fielder, Fernando had set off for a single, he's sent back, he slips as he turns, and Tendulkar fires the return to Yuvraj who deflects the ball onto the stumps, that seals the series for India
41.3
0
Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, no run, comes down the track and blocks it to the bowler
41.2
3
Yuvraj Singh to Fernando, 3 runs, wide again and a repeat of the previous shot, placement is better this time, Ojha has to chase
41.1
1
Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, 1 run, backs away and chops it towards cover

END OF OVER:
41 | 11 Runs | SL: 212/9

  • CRD Fernando16 (16b)
  • BAW Mendis7 (18b)
  • SR Tendulkar1-0-11-0
  • Yuvraj Singh3-0-10-1
40.6
0
Tendulkar to Fernando, no run, spears it down the legside, Fernando can't get bat on it, thuds into his pads
40.5
0
Tendulkar to Fernando, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
117(95) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 6 2 9 0 2
KC Sangakkara
83(82) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 1 5 3 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O10.0
M0
R38
W4
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R60
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF