Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
76(78) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 6 1 2 10
ST Jayasuriya
60(52) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 6 10 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O8.4
M0
R47
W5
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Dhoni walks away with a stump in hand, hugs Kirsten, who has now entered the arena, before being congratulated by the other members of the squad.

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Mahela: We shouldn't take anything from India. After winning the toss, they put the runs on board. We made few errors on the way. The spinners are getting more turn in the end of the innings. But even today, after losing wickets, we were 40 runs away. You need to put in more disciplined effort while chasing. Jayasuriya gave us a good start but we didn't back it up. Thushara has done very well with the ball and the bat.

Dhoni: It was a good toss to win. It does a bit under the lights and later spinners get help. Zaheer bowled well, Praveen was ok and Munaf was there. We are a good fielding side and that is a plus point. Suresh [Raina] played well; it was disappointing that we both got out together and we couldn't get runs in the end. I had fever yesterday and hence I was struggling in the end.

Man of the Match Suresh Raina: "I enjoyed batting with Dhoni. We put lots of pressure on them. The wicket was turning and Harbhajan bowled very well. I did a good job here. Really happy for the team; we are going home with the Cup.

Vaas gets a award for taking 400 ODI wickets.

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46.3
W
Khan to Thushara, OUT, And India have won the series. First time they have beaten Sri Lanka in a bilateral series of ODIs in Sri Lanka. Thushara swung the full delivery straight to Raina at deep midwicket. The players get into a huddle of joy. Beyond the boundary, the chairman of selectors Vengsarkar shakes hands with Gary Kirsten.

Manoj: "Things would have been very different had SL won the toss.... But still a laudable effort!"

46.2
1
Khan to Muralitharan, 1 run, full toss on the off stump line, pushed to deep cover
46.1
1
Khan to Thushara, 1 run, backs outside leg stump and tries to biff the full delivery through covers but edges it to fine leg

END OF OVER:
46 | 3 Runs | SL: 210/9

  • M Muralitharan0 (6b)
  • T Thushara39 (27b)
  • MM Patel9-0-48-2
  • Z Khan9-3-25-0
45.6
0
Patel to Muralitharan, no run, another low full toss, just outside off stump, beats the swing across the line and Dhoni collects
45.5
0
Patel to Muralitharan, no run, low full toss, swatted to Zaheer at midwicket
45.4
0
Patel to Muralitharan, no run, leans forward to drive to Yuvraj at covers

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
76(78) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 6 1 2 10
ST Jayasuriya
60(52) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 6 10 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O8.4
M0
R47
W5
Eco5.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF