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  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 caught! Zaheer strikes in his first over! the ball isn't the best, it is on the shorter side and there's width outside off stump as well, Jayasuriya takes a step forward and slashes hard at the ball, he is looking to hit the ball over point but the movement away from the left-hander results in a top-edge that flies high and straight towards Ojha at third man, he takes a well-judged catch 1/1
    17.2 caught! Warnapura charges Pathan, who pitches short of a length outside off stump, he tries to pull the ball from outside off towards the leg side and gets a top edge which goes high in the air towards cover, Gambhir runs back from cover and takes a well judged catch over his head 78/2
    17.5 lbw! Double-strike from Pathan, he pitches the ball on a good length and skids it towards middle stump, Udawatte stays in his crease and moves across his stumps to play the ball on the leg side, he misses and the ball hits him on the pad in front of middle, that is plumb 80/3
    18.4 caught! Sri Lanka look like their in quicksand here, the ball is short of a length and wide outside off stump, nothing special about it, Sangakkara moves forward and reaches out to hit the ball through point but plays far away from his body, he gets a thick edge that's snapped up by Gambhir at first slip 82/4
    28.1 brilliant bowling, and a well-deserved wicket for Ojha! He tosses the ball up and drifts it into off and middle stump, the length draws Jayawardene forward, the ball dips on the right-hander and turns away from the bat as Jayawardene tries to play the ball through cover, he ends up lobbing it tamely towards cover where Yuvraj takes the easiest of catches 104/5
    36.6 caught! Kapugedera lofts the ball inside out but he's hit it high in the air which gives RP Singh enough time to run to his left from long-off and take a well-judged catch, he ran extremely close to the boundary but was in complete control of his movements 133/6
    not out
    47
    88
    55
    3
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    85.45
    not out
    54
    59
    46
    6
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    117.39
    Extras
    13 (lb 6, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    227/6 (50 Overs, RR: 4.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (ST Jayasuriya, 1.4 ov), 2-78 (SM Warnapura, 17.2 ov), 3-80 (ML Udawatte, 17.5 ov), 4-82 (KC Sangakkara, 18.4 ov), 5-104 (DPMD Jayawardene, 28.1 ov), 6-133 (CK Kapugedera, 36.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MM Patel712002.85311000
    Z Khan1014914.90345001
    RP Singh805416.75248030
    IK Pathan1005225.20295030
    PP Ojha1042822.80421000
    RG Sharma20703.5050000
    Yuvraj Singh301103.66100000
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    10.3 he's finally got the lbw! Kulasekara has repeatedly hit Kohli on the pad as he moves across his stumps to the ball that cuts into the right-hander, the impact has been high on previous occasions, but this time the ball hits him on the knee roll and the umpire raises the finger 45/2
    8.5 caught! Sangakkara's move pays off immediately! Gambhir sees the ball angling across him and tries to steer it towards third man, he plays away from his body and gets a thick edge and Sangakkara anticipates it beautifully and takes the catch to his left, he gives Gambhir a send-off as well, probably because of the nick earlier in the innings 38/1
    18.1 bowled him! Mendis has gone Yuvraj first ball! He's tormented him in this series! It was the ball that went straight on across the left-hander, yuvraj stayed in his crease and tried to push the ball on the off side, the ball hit the inside edge and then went on to the stumps, it may have hit the pad as well 79/5
    14.2 caught! Raina's holed out! The length wasn't short enough to pull but Raina tried to smash it over midwicket, he got a top edge which went high in the air towards mid-off where Fernando settled under the catch, rather mindless shot that was 70/3
    16.3 lbw! But that was a poor decision, Kulasekara pitched the ball outsid eoff stump and cut the ball into the right-hander, Sharma thrust his front pad outside the line of off stump while defending and got hit on the pad, Kulasekara appealed and umpire Tyron raised the finger in a flash, the impact however was outside the line of off stump 76/4
    19.3 bowled him! That's the end of Dhoni! They are dancing in the stands! Fernando bowled one full and fast, swinging into the right-hander, Dhoni hardly moved his feet as he tried to play across the line, the ball slipped through the gap between bat and pad and crashed into the stumps 85/6
    22.1 caught! Mendis tossed the ball up around off stump and turned the offbreak away from Pathan who tried to drive on the front foot, he gets an outside edge towards second slip where Warnapura took the catch, that turned a long way 90/7
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    24.2 that's plumb, absolutely plumb! That's the straight one from Mendis, it pitches on off and heads towards middle, Zaheer pushes forward in defence and gets hit on the pad in front of middle, no doubt there 91/8
    25.4 caught! That's no 9! Full ball outside off stump, RP slashes at it and edges the catch to second slip, Jayawardene catches it at head height, that ball traveled to him quickly 95/9
    26.3 that's the end of the game! Ojha tries to repeat the shot over midwicket but gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards mid-off where Kulasekara judges the catch to perfection 103/10
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    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    103 all out (26.3 Overs, RR: 3.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (G Gambhir, 8.5 ov), 2-45 (V Kohli, 10.3 ov), 3-70 (SK Raina, 14.2 ov), 4-76 (RG Sharma, 16.3 ov), 5-79 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.1 ov), 6-85 (MS Dhoni, 19.3 ov), 7-90 (IK Pathan, 22.1 ov), 8-91 (Z Khan, 24.2 ov), 9-95 (RP Singh, 25.4 ov), 10-103 (PP Ojha, 26.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara924044.44385110
    T Thushara602604.33244000
    CRD Fernando712423.42271030
    BAW Mendis4.321042.22232000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

29 August 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

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