Player of the Match
Player of the Match
244dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Remorseless Sri Lanka thrash India

Sri Lanka didn't gallop towards the small target but ensured only two wickets fell in the first 20 overs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
61(82) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 8 10 22 4 2 9
CK Kapugedera
45(72) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 2 2 11 14 2 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O9
M4
R21
W3
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O10
M2
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

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

18 August 2008 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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.

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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 (5 runs required from 15.1 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 0.31)

  • 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

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
2nd27DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
3rd102DPMD JayawardeneCK Kapugedera