• BATSMEN
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    8.4 it lands short of length and holds its line outside off stump, Dilshan tries to punch it on the up through the off side but gets a fat edge which is swallowed by Dhoni 57/1
    29.1 oh he misses out on the hundred. The former team-mate Dharmasena raises the fatal finger. Tight call. It cut in from outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to work it across the line and it struck him around the off stump. TV Hawk eye says impact was inside .. well 80 % of the ball was outside but just a tiny wedge was inside the line. So, technically that's out I guess .. What an innings, though. Whaddaplayaa. Good decision from Dharmasena, says Bishop 172/4
    14.5 lands on the leg and middle line and spins down past the attempted flick. Mahela loses his balance, drags his back foot on to the line and then while dragging it back inside the crease, he actually lifts it in the air. The bails come off as the foot comes down. Close call. Too close to give. or is it? The third umpire has given it out! Good work from Dhoni, though. And it should have called a wide, irrespective of the stumping. 94/2
    17.4 Dharmasena has given him lbw and Sanga storms off in real anger there. It looks pretty straight actually, unless there was an inside edge which the replays don't reveal. It landed on a length around the middle, Sangakkara came forward to defend but opened his bat-face and ended up pushing just outside the line. The ball squeezed past the bat and turned a little to hit him in front of the middle It flicked the inner half of the front pad before hitting the back pad. Let's wait for the snickometer to see if there was any edge 102/3
    30.5 stumped! He charges down the track, tries to work the off break across the line but misses it completely. Dhoni does the rest. 176/5
    not out
    91
    73
    11
    0
    124.65
    46.1 yorker length on the off, dug out towards cover where RP swoops on the ball and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Gone. 259/6
    not out
    3
    4
    0
    0
    75.00
    Extras
    15 (w 10, nb 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    307/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.14)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    A Nehra9.006216.88610
    RP Singh8.005807.25530
    I Sharma10.006716.70550
    Harbhajan Singh10.013713.701110
    YK Pathan7.004516.42320
    Yuvraj Singh3.002006.66400
    SK Raina3.001414.66410
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (TM Dilshan, 8.4 ov), 2-94 (DPMD Jayawardene, 14.5 ov), 3-102 (KC Sangakkara, 17.4 ov), 4-172 (ST Jayasuriya, 29.1 ov), 5-176 (AD Mathews, 30.5 ov), 6-259 (CK Kapugedera, 46.1 ov)
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    5.4 Thushara strikes. It was the short delivery at the rib cage, Karhik is late on the pull and gloves it down the leg side, well caught by Sangakkara. Enter Rahul Dravid. 32/1
    14.1 Done in by the slower one. They have been bowling quite a few and Kula has struck with this off cutter. Tendulkar punched it straight to Mendis at mid-on and even as he hit it, he knew he was a goner.... 67/2
    24.5 Angelo has cleaned up Dravid! India are tottering here at 126 for 5. It landed full in length outside off stump and cut in, Dravid went for the big off drive but it rushed through the bat and pad gap and kept a touch low to peg back the off stump. 126/5
    19.6 Yuvraj's struggles against Malinga ends. Another one a touch wide outside off, Yuvraj was again caught at the crease, feet going no where, and stabs it to a delighted Sanga. Perfect plan this. Throughout Yuvraj's stay, Malinga has been pushing across well outside off, testing Yuvraj's foot work and it has paid off. It was almost inevitable. Yuvraj was beaten quite a few times, there was a loud shout for a catch behind and he is finally gone now 105/3
    20.4 Raina is out for a golden duck. It was a slow off cutter, pushed across Raina who tried to run it down to third man but got a thick edge and Sanga flew to his left to take a lovely catch. 108/4
    26.1 The off stump has taken another beating. Angelooooo! Another delivery that cut back in a bit, Dhoni tried to force it through the off side and got a fatal inside edge 129/6
    26.3 What a night Angelo is having. It was the slower one outside off, that stopped and bounced at Yusuf who had no answer to it. He just stabbed at it and got a nick through to . Quite a difficult delivery to contend with. It bounced and stopped and what not ... 130/7
    28.6 Five-for for Angelo! Sensational evening for him. Another one cutting back in from outside off, Harbhajan tries to get something on it .. pad .. bat .. some thing but it squeezes past the pad, then the bat and falls on to the stumps! 135/8
    not out
    19
    25
    2
    0
    76.00
    30.2 Angelo can't stop smiling. And why not. What a night. Another in cutter, another batsman who pushes outside the line of the ball, yet another time the ball goes through the bat and pad and yep, it's that off stump that is taking some bruising tonight. The crowd roar. 139/9
    37.2 Sri Lanka complete a thumping win. Ishant has holed out to long-on. A fine innings from Jayasuriya and a gem of a knock from Kandamby charged Sri Lanka to a daunting total before Angelo derailed the chase with a six-for. What a crushing win. What a wonderful game for the hosts; the visitors have lot to think about before the final. 168/10
    Extras
    16 (b 1, w 14, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    168 all out (37.2 Overs, RR: 4.5)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    KMDN Kulasekara8.013514.37830
    T Thushara6.003415.66730
    SL Malinga8.003314.121320
    TM Dilshan2.001708.50310
    AD Mathews6.002063.331010
    ST Jayasuriya2.00502.50600
    BAW Mendis5.202214.12510
    Fall of wickets:1-32 (KD Karthik, 5.4 ov), 2-67 (SR Tendulkar, 14.1 ov), 3-105 (Yuvraj Singh, 19.6 ov), 4-108 (SK Raina, 20.4 ov), 5-126 (R Dravid, 24.5 ov), 6-129 (MS Dhoni, 26.1 ov), 7-130 (YK Pathan, 26.3 ov), 8-135 (Harbhajan Singh, 28.6 ov), 9-139 (A Nehra, 30.2 ov), 10-168 (I Sharma, 37.2 ov)

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