Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.1 caught! The short of a length ball pitches around off stump and seams away from the left-hander, the width is there for the cut and Jayasuriya attempts to play it past point off the back foot, the ball seams away from him and takes the edge through to Dhoni, Kohli will be relieved, Praveen is pumped 18/1
    5.2 lbw! Zaheer pitches the ball on a good length outside off stump and, instead of taking it away from the left-hander, he nips it back into Sangakkara who had moved across his stumps to play the ball, the ball hits the pad just above the knee role in line with off stump, is height a problem? Umpire Doctrove doesn't think so, the ball was similar to the one that bowled him at Dambulla, it hit him on the back foot, it was rather high though even though Sangakkara was on the back foot 26/2
    8.4 lbw! Praveen pitches the ball just outside off and angles the ball into the right-hander, Kapugedera moves across his stumps and tries to work the ball off his pads, he misses and gets hit on the top of the front pad, he sets off for the leg bye but is cut short by umpire Tyron who raises his finger in a flash, that looks like it's a bit high, on the other hand replays show it hitting the top of leg stump 37/3
    45.4 caught! Jayawardene tries to play the paddle shot over short fine leg once again, this time he doesn't connect properly and the ball lobs over the head of Praveen at short fine leg, he runs back and holds a well-judged catch, Jayawardene goes after a terrific innings 192/9
    9.4 another lbw! Fantastic bowling from Zaheer! He pitches on a good length in line with the stumps and gets the ball to straighten into the right-hander, Silva plays from his crease and gets hit just above the knee roll, umpire Doctrove doesn't have a problem with the height and raises the finger, replays indicate the ball would have hit the top of middle 40/4
    16.3 caught! Splendid line and length, Munaf pitches short of a length around off stump and seams the ball away from the right-hander off the pitch, Dilshan stands on the back foot and drives inside the line of the ball, it hits the outside edge and Dhoni takes an easy catch 58/5
    17.2 bowled him!! Harbhajan breaches Vaas' defences in his first over, Harbhajan pitches a fast ball in line with the stumps and skids it straight through, Vaas may have been playing for the offspin for he plays around the line of the ball, it goes between his bat and pad and crashes into the stumps 59/6
    26.5 lbw! Yuvraj fires in the arm ball which angles into the right-hander after pitching outside off, Kulasekara pushes forward and gets hit on the front pad, no doubt that it would have hit the stumps but was the impact on the pad outside the line of off stump? It was a close call. 94/7
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    43.5 bowled him! Zaheer's done it for India! Thushara comes forward to try and drive the ball, Zaheer fires the ball into the block hole and zeroes in on the base of off and middle stump, Thushara doesn't connect and hears the sound of ball hitting stumps 175/8
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    48.6 that's the end of the game! Munaf bowls it full and straight, Murali clears his front foot out of the way and swings across the line, he misses and Munaf hits middle stump 204/10
    Extras
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    204 all out (49 Overs, RR: 4.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (ST Jayasuriya, 4.1 ov), 2-26 (KC Sangakkara, 5.2 ov), 3-37 (CK Kapugedera, 8.4 ov), 4-40 (LPC Silva, 9.4 ov), 5-58 (TM Dilshan, 16.3 ov), 6-59 (WPUJC Vaas, 17.2 ov), 7-94 (KMDN Kulasekara, 26.5 ov), 8-175 (T Thushara, 43.5 ov), 9-192 (DPMD Jayawardene, 45.4 ov), 10-204 (M Muralitharan, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar10.006226.20347220
    Z Khan10.032332.30473010
    MM Patel10.014234.20334000
    Harbhajan Singh10.002912.90330000
    Yuvraj Singh8.003714.62252010
    RG Sharma1.00909.0021000

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