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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
    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
    not out
    7 (b 1, lb 2, w 4)
    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)
    KMDN Kulasekara9.024044.44385110
    T Thushara6.002604.33244000
    CRD Fernando7.012423.42271030
    BAW Mendis4.321042.22232000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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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