Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
23(30) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 2 1 10 0 2
DPMD Jayawardene
61(82) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 7 5 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Patel
O9.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O9.0
M4
R21
W3
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

4.23 pm: Sri Lanka were simply too strong for a young and relatively inexperienced Indian side. Losing Sehwag to injury was a blow for he was best equipped to handle Mendis and Murali. However the rest struggled from the onset and lost four top-order wickets to the medium-pacers. They never recovered from that blow after which Mendis came on to bamboozle the Indian batsmen once again.

Ajantha Mendis is the Man of the Match for his spell of 3 for 21 off nine overs including four maidens.

The second game is on August 20. Sri Lanka will be quietly confident going into that contest while India have little time to plug gaping holes in their game. That's it from us at the moment, thank you for all your emails, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

34.5
1
Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, Sri Lanka have won by eight wickets, Kapugedera scores the winning runs with a sweep to long leg, the game was a no-contest from the second ball of the match with which Vaas bowled Gambhir

The scores are level.

34.4
1
Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards midwicket and the batsmen stroll a single
34.3
0
Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, Jaywardene backs away to make room and gets beaten on the cut
34.2
1
Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven towards long on for a single which brings up the 100-run stand
34.1
2
Sharma to Kapugedera, 2 runs, cut off the back foot towards third man

END OF OVER:
34 | 6 Runs | SL: 142/2

  • DPMD Jayawardene60 (80b)
  • CK Kapugedera41 (69b)
  • SK Raina2-0-11-0
  • RG Sharma2-0-6-0
33.6
0
Raina to Jayawardene, no run, hehe defended back to the bowler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
23(30) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 2 1 10 0 2
DPMD Jayawardene
61(82) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 7 5 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Patel
O9.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O9.0
M4
R21
W3
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF