• BATSMEN
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    5.5 now Sreesanth strikes! pitched up slightly outside the off stump, Tharanga loses his concentration, pokes at it and the ball carries to Tendulkar at first slip at a comfortable height 31/2
    2.3 what a comeback! Munaf drops this one on a good length outiside off stump, Jayasuriya gets forward and gets a thick edge to Dhoni 16/1
    10.4 trapped and no escape this time! Munaf bowls that nagging stump-to-stump line, full on middle, ball straightens after pitching, strikes the front pad, in the path of middle and leg, no doubt for umpire Shastri 53/3
    48.4 he goes for it again but fails! Sangakkara didn't get enough power behind that shot and it flew to Sehwag who ran in from long on and dived to his left to take a well-judged catch 249/7
    13.2 caught on the rebound! pitches on a good length outside off stump, Jayawardene fiddles with it, the edge goes to Ganguly at second slip at waist height, he fumbles and Dhoni is alert enough to catch it on the rebound 58/4
    35.3 foxed by the doosra! pitches on the perfect length on off stump, straightens, Dilshan was clearly not expecting that, barely has time to play a stroke, the ball clips the top of off stump, Dilshan looks stunned 166/5
    40.3 Sachin strikes! That pitched on leg stump and went straight through, Arnold tries to close the face and play it through midwicket, he misses and the ball his him dead centre in front of middle stump, the umpire took his time but eventually raised the finger 188/6
    48.5 Maharoof holes out this time, he smashes that straight to Karthik at long on who takes a simple catch, he couldn't get under the ball to get the necessary elevation and skied it, Munaf is on a hat-trick 249/8
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    Extras
    21 (lb 14, nb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    257/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.14)
    Did not bat: SL Malinga
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MM Patel9.004945.44375222
    S Sreesanth10.013923.90457011
    SC Ganguly2.001407.0092100
    Harbhajan Singh10.004114.10334000
    A Kumble10.015905.90274200
    SR Tendulkar9.004114.55241110
    Fall of wickets:1-16 (ST Jayasuriya, 2.3 ov), 2-31 (WU Tharanga, 5.5 ov), 3-53 (MS Atapattu, 10.4 ov), 4-58 (DPMD Jayawardene, 13.2 ov), 5-166 (TM Dilshan, 35.3 ov), 6-188 (RP Arnold, 40.3 ov), 7-249 (KC Sangakkara, 48.4 ov), 8-249 (MF Maharoof, 48.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.3 caught on the bounce! short on off stump and climbing on the batsman, Uthappa goes forward instead of staying back, the ball hits the tip of the bat and headsto Jayawardene at first slip who leaps and takes it with both hands 14/1
    27.1 Ganguly gifts his wicket! Malinga bowls a full and wide ball, Ganguly doesn't move his feet but reaches out for it, the ball bounces just before hitting the bat and Sangakkara takes a simple catch, that's a soft dismissal to end a fine innings 154/4
    3.2 Maharoof strikes again! short of a length outside off and darting in after pitching, Dravid wasn't expecting that deviation and ended up inside edging it onto the bails, cracker of a delivery to get the Indian captain 29/2
    23.2 bowled flat and fast outside off stump, Tendulkar came down the pitch, realised that he wasn't to the pitch of the ball and tried to fend it away, he was beaten and Sangakkara whipped off the bails in a trice, huge wicket for Sri Lanka 129/3
    29.6 Bandara strikes back! fired in outside off stump, Sehwag attempted another dab, was cramped for room and ended up getting a thickish outside edge 169/5
    49.5 stunning, simply stunning, Dhoni had room to free his arms and he smashed that high over cover, Maharoof ran back looking over his head, running at full speed, Upul Tharanga was running in from the fence also at full speed, there was danger of a collision but Maharoof didn't lose focus, he kept his eye on the ball and completed an outstanding catch running backwards and tumbling to the ground, one of the best catches you will see under pressure 252/9
    45.4 the yorker gets him! Superb ball to follow the bouncer, it swings back into Karthik who tries to hit it on the leg side, he gets beaten and the ball hits the pad in front of middle and leg, was that missing leg? It looked close enough 235/6
    47.3 caught! and what a catch! Harbhajan throws all he has behind a heave that was intended to go down the ground, instead he gets a top edge that swirls high in the region towards third man, Jayawardene runs back and dives to his left to take a high-pressure catch 241/7
    49.1 Dhoni hammers it down the ground and sets off for two runs, there was never two in it and Kumble was stranded hopelessly when the throw came in from long-on, from India's point of view Dhoni retains the strike 248/8
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    Extras
    22 (b 1, lb 5, nb 7, w 9)
    TOTAL
    252/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.04)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga10.007527.503110045
    MF Maharoof10.004234.20363032
    KMDN Kulasekara10.004804.80396110
    HMCM Bandara10.003623.60311010
    ST Jayasuriya9.003814.22242000
    TM Dilshan1.00707.0000000
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (RV Uthappa, 1.3 ov), 2-29 (R Dravid, 3.2 ov), 3-129 (SR Tendulkar, 23.2 ov), 4-154 (SC Ganguly, 27.1 ov), 5-169 (V Sehwag, 29.6 ov), 6-235 (KD Karthik, 45.4 ov), 7-241 (Harbhajan Singh, 47.3 ov), 8-248 (A Kumble, 49.1 ov), 9-252 (MS Dhoni, 49.5 ov)

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