Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
138(133) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 10 2 8 0 1
SHT Kandamby
66(94) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 4 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O9.4
M0
R56
W5
Eco5.79
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O10.0
M0
R71
W2
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The players break away from the huddle and Dhoni, who has collected a stump as a souvenir, leads them to shake hands with the Sri Lankan players.

They said, 'Win the toss, win the match'. It wasn't that easy, though. Sachin Tendulkar delivered a masterclass to charge India to powerful total but Sri Lanka fought hard right till the end. Sanath and Dilshan gave a blazing start before Harbhajan put India ahead but Sri Lanka rallied back through Sangakkara, who, however, got out to a bizarre dismissal to hand the advantage back to India. However, Kandamby and Kapugedera kept fighting on until Harbhajan returned. Check mate. India have won the Compaq Cup. We had a thoroughly enjoyable game.

Sangakkara: "At the end it turned out to be quite a good game. When you are in form, you have to maximise the opportunities. We were in the hunt till the end. Kandamby was once again the lynchpin of our middle-order. If we had couple more wickets in hand, we could have maximised our powerplay. When you think positive, don't worry about the conditions, trust your team-mates to do their job, you can do a lot. I would like to thank Paul Fabrace (Asst coach who is leaving SL to join Kent) for his amazing work." [on his dismissal] : laughs.. You find new ways to get out. It was probably the only way I would have got out there tonight."

Most stylish player of today's game: Harbhajan Singh gets a bike. "It was a very important for us to win. All the boys chipped in. We could have fielded and bowled a little better ... My job was to contain the runs, put pressure and take wickets."

Man of the Match and Man of the series Sachin Tendulkar : "It's been lot of fun out there. The conditions were difficult. MS and Yuvraj played a special innings. Fantastic effort from Bhaji and supported by others. Good team-effort. I lost all my nails. Congrats to Sri Lanka for producing some fantastic cricket. I would also like to thank the crowd. The body is holding up pretty well. few cramps and stuff but it's holding up pretty well."

Dhoni [All's well that ends well?] " No really, You got to learn from your mistakes. We made quite a few today on field. As a team we didn't field well. Thanks to characters in the side, we ended up on the winning side. It's very special to us. We are winning here after a long time. If you are the second best team, you can't make these kind of mistakes. Hopefully next time, we won't give width and bowl short to Dilshan. As a Indian side, when you lose a Tri series, when you go to press box, you know what the first question would be! So, it's a nice to win. Rahul accepted to bat in the top'; we didn't want to shuffle him down the order as he can really bat well at the top." [On whom you would like to dedicate this trophy?] To Raj Singh Dungarpur."

On behalf of our scorers, Raghav and Sanjay, this is Sriram Veera, your commentator for this game, signing off. See you at the Champions Trophy. Bye.

46.4
W
Harbhajan Singh to Mendis, OUT, Fittingly, Harbhajan hammers in the final nail. A tossed up doosra, from round the stumps, lures Mendis out of the crease, turns past the swing of the bat and Dhoni does the rest. Harbhajan bags a five-for. What a game he has had. He took out Dilshan and Mahela at the top, returned at the pressure time to deliver the knock-out punch. The Indians get into a celebratory huddle.
46.4
1w
Harbhajan Singh to Mendis, 1 wide, moves outside leg, Harbhajan slows up the pace but ends up tossing it further down leg .. Mendis tries to pull it away but misses
46.3
1
Harbhajan Singh to Kulasekara, 1 run, chips down the track and mistimes the lofted shot towards long-on
46.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Mendis, 1 run, flighted ever so slowly outside off, pushed to extra cover
46.1
0
Harbhajan Singh to Mendis, no run, aha! Mendis goes for the big reverse sweep, misses and is struck on the pad; the ball had pitched outside leg stump

END OF OVER:
46 | 3 Runs | SL: 270/9

  • BAW Mendis6 (7b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara8 (8b)
  • A Nehra7-0-43-0
  • Harbhajan Singh9-0-53-4
45.6
3
Nehra to Mendis, 3 runs, Makes meaty contact this time. For a change, he moved towards off stump this time and swung the slower one over midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
138(133) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 10 2 8 0 1
SHT Kandamby
66(94) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 4 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O9.4
M0
R56
W5
Eco5.79
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O10.0
M0
R71
W2
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF