Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.4 Kulasekara takes out his man. He had Irfan in trouble on a few occasions and gets the reward now. It left the lefty Irfan Pathan - the in cutter to the right hand batsman - and got the edge on its way. Sangakkara didn't move his left leg but just dived to take the catch. 8/1
    19.4 Kohli throws his wicket away with a loose drive to extra cover fielder. Full in length and the urge to drive on the up swallows him. He started off in an slightly iffy manner against the new ball but settled down to play well but he is gone now. he had driven loosely in the second ball of this over but it had not gone in the air but this time a similar ball has fetched his wicket 75/4
    4.2 Caught plumb in front. Raina takes a tiny hesitant prod forward, tries to get his bat around the pad and is struck right in front. It landed on the middle and leg, cut in to hit the pad. Loose technique on offer by all the three Indians so far. 16/2
    14.5 Yuvraj continues to be a sitting duck against Mendis. Done in by that carrom ball again. It landed on a length around middle and off, Yuvraj groped forward and across, front leg landing well across the line and he couldn't get his bat around the front pad in time and the ball cut in to trap him right in front. Dead duck. 52/3
    35.5 Cleaned him up with a fuller length delivery that shaped in. It came in from the full length, from the off stump line, Dhoni went for the drive and edges it to his stumps. Good innings from the captain. 135/6
    19.6 Double strike from Tushara and I was wondering whether he had come on just to facilitate the change of ends for the spinners! It landed on the leg stump line, moved in with the left-armer's angle, Rohit was late on the defensive prod - a waft across the line - and was struck in front of the middle and leg above the knee roll. Like Jayasuriya's dismissal. Virtual eye suggests it would hit the top of the leg and middle. 75/5
    not out
    37.2 Mendis strikes with the carrom ball. It drifted in landed on the middle and off, Harbhajan tried to work it to the on side (he will think later why did I do that?) and it cut away to hit the pad in front of off stump. 139/7
    not out
    11 (b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    143/7 (39.4 Overs, RR: 3.60)
    Did not bat: P Kumar, MM Patel
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (IK Pathan, 2.4 ov), 2-16 (SK Raina, 4.2 ov), 3-52 (Yuvraj Singh, 14.5 ov), 4-75 (V Kohli, 19.4 ov), 5-75 (RG Sharma, 19.6 ov), 6-135 (MS Dhoni, 35.5 ov), 7-139 (Harbhajan Singh, 37.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara9.022622.88424000
    T Thushara7.013224.57305020
    BAW Mendis10.012222.20452000
    CRD Fernando5.002515.00182002
    M Muralitharan8.403103.57302000

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