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    8.2 and the setup has trapped Gambhir as well, Sangakkara is up to the stumps as usual, Gambhir stands a little outside leg stump to give himself room to swing him over the top but he gets a thin edge 52/3
    1.4 poor shot by Sehwag after banging him for four the previous ball, Thushara pitches it a little fuller, he shapes to clear mid-off but the ball travels off the splice of the bat to Jayasuriya who runs to his left and cups it over his head 8/1
    2.2 Kulasekara strikes and the Sri Lankans deserve credit for setting it up, Raina prods forward to a delivery which shapes away, he gets a fairly thick edge and Sangakkara, who's up to the stumps, takes it easily, the plan was to put Raina under pressure with the keeper up to the stumps and it has paid off 9/2
    21.1 Murali gets the danger man! He delivers from over the wicket and Yuvraj gets on his knee too early for the slog, he gets a tame top edge and Murali runs to his left and takes the skier 121/5
    14.6 Rohit goes for broke and pays the price, it wasn't short enough to pull but Rohit goes ahead with the shot and gets a thick top edge to Kulasekara at mid-on 85/4
    36.1 Dhoni tries to take Jayasuriya downtown but he fails to get the elevation, he gives him he charge and lands it down Kulasekara's throat at long-on 193/7
    25.1 Murali comes from round the wicket and lands it on a full length on off and middle, Yusuf gets forward to defend but the ball clips him low on the pad, the umpire doesn't take too long to give that out 138/6
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    42.4 Irfan makes room, Mendis bowls it short, Irfan tries to carve it over the infield on the off side, Kapugedera pedals backwards from cover point and takes the catch 217/8
    46.5 and Kulasekara takes his fourth catch, Balaji chips down the track and tries to launch him over long-on but only just fails to clear the rope, Kulasekara takes it easily 243/9
    48.5 Maharoof hits the leg stump and it's all over, Ishant makes room and goes for a huge heave ho over the on side but misses it completely 252/10
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    252 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 5.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (V Sehwag, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (SK Raina, 2.2 ov), 3-52 (G Gambhir, 8.2 ov), 4-85 (RG Sharma, 14.6 ov), 5-121 (Yuvraj Singh, 21.1 ov), 6-138 (YK Pathan, 25.1 ov), 7-193 (MS Dhoni, 36.1 ov), 8-217 (IK Pathan, 42.4 ov), 9-243 (L Balaji, 46.5 ov), 10-252 (I Sharma, 48.5 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara9.004224.66316000
    T Thushara6.003415.66215010
    MF Maharoof5.504627.88156110
    M Muralitharan10.004124.10271010
    BAW Mendis10.004424.40383130
    ST Jayasuriya6.002814.66151000
    TM Dilshan2.001507.5040100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

08 February 2009 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes