Player of the Match
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    17.3 Sharp catch by Raina at first slip and silence envelops the arena. Well-flighted off break around middle, full, Jayasuriya, who must have seen the sharp turn in the previous ball, some how decided to go across the line, trying to tap a single, gets the leading edge and Raina lunges to his left to take a sharp one-handed catch. Super innings comes to an end. He took his time, settled down before cutting loose. Just when Dhoni would have got worried, he falls, though. 74/3
    6.3 He has been given out lbw. It landed on short of length around middle and off, cut in a touch to hit him high on the front thigh. It looked like it was going over the stumps. Virtual eye suggests the ball would have gone over the middle stump 28/1
    10.6 Another failure for Sangakkara. He tried to force a length delivery outside off through covers but edged it to his leg stump. Kohli had fallen similarly earlier in the day. Munaf has been rewarded for some probing bowling. Sanga then suggests he should have let that one go through to the keeper. 38/2
    23.6 Suicidal single and Mahela the big fish is gone. It was again turned to short fine leg and this time they decided to go for the single. Mahela was on the back foot when he played that shot and Kohli's throw came in one bounce to Harbhajan who broke the stumps. Mahela was far away. 106 for 4 and stuttering now. 106/4
    32.2 Given out lbw; there was a thick inside nick. It skidded in with the arm, Kapugedera shaped to defend and got a thick inside edge on to the pad in front of middle. 140/6
    29.4 Another one goes. The quicker one, slid in to middle and leg, he shuffled and was rapped on the flap of the pad. umpire took his time ... long thought ... bhajji and all really turned on the heat and given out finally. 131/5
    36.3 trapped in front. No doubt about this one! It landed around off stump, full, turned in, Vaas tried to play across the line, missed and was struck in front. 157/7
    41.1 stumped by the doosra. The batsman was well down the track, had no clue as the ball left him and was stranded. India edge towards the series win 190/8
    46.3 And India have won the series. First time they have beaten Sri Lanka in a bilateral series of ODIs in Sri Lanka. Thushara swung the full delivery straight to Raina at deep midwicket. The players get into a huddle of joy. Beyond the boundary, the chairman of selectors Vengsarkar shakes hands with Gary Kirsten. 212/10
    44.3 Mendis is run out. It was pushed to backward point and didn't set off for the single. Thushara had rushed across and Mendis, late in responding, was never going to get to the other side to beat the throw to Zaheer from Rohit Sharma. India just a wicket away now. 206/9
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 2, w 10)
    212 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 4.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (SM Warnapura, 6.3 ov), 2-38 (KC Sangakkara, 10.6 ov), 3-74 (ST Jayasuriya, 17.3 ov), 4-106 (DPMD Jayawardene, 23.6 ov), 5-131 (TM Dilshan, 29.4 ov), 6-140 (CK Kapugedera, 32.2 ov), 7-157 (WPUJC Vaas, 36.3 ov), 8-190 (KMDN Kulasekara, 41.1 ov), 9-206 (BAW Mendis, 44.3 ov), 10-212 (T Thushara, 46.3 ov)
    P Kumar4.002506.25155010
    Z Khan9.332712.84422020
    MM Patel9.004825.33324200
    Harbhajan Singh10.004034.00351040
    Yuvraj Singh10.005325.30282200
    RG Sharma4.011303.25130000

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